The Event

BrazilFoundation is a non-profit created in New York in 2000 that mobilizes resources for ideas and actions that transform Brazil. In 17 years, the Foundation has raised over US$40 million and supported over 500 social projects in 26 states in Brazil. The gala will help support projects in the areas of Education and Culture, Health, Socioeconomic Development, Human Rights and Civic Engagement, and Social Enterprise.

The VII BrazilFoundation Gala Miami will be held on March 17, 2018 and it promises to be a memorable evening, gathering 350 people from the business, media, academic, diplomatic and artistic communities of Brazil and around the world to celebrate BrazilFoundation’s efforts for a more just and equitable Brazil.


Saturday, March 17, 2018
22:45 – After Party


Faena Forum
3300 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Honorary Chair

The Consul General of Brazil in Miami, Ambassador Adalnio Senna Ganem 

Masters of Ceremony

Giovanna Ewbank & Pedro Andrade

Auction Host

Otaviano Costa

Special Guest

BrazilFoundation Ambassador Flávia Alessandra


Daniela Mercury & Quabales


Caroline Celico Honoree Gala Miami

Caroline Celico, Founder and President of Fundação Amor Horizontal

Caroline is the founder of Fundação Amor Horizontal, and has served as its president since 2013. Previous to these endeavors, she received a degree from Instituto Marangoni in Milan and studied gastronomy at Le Cordon Bleu in Madrid. She created the Foundation as a volunteer, with the intent to create a way to facilitate donations to institutions in Brazil.

Fundação Amor Horizontal’s mission today is to promote a culture of giving in Brazil. The Foundation has an online platform that connects donors with reputable institutions. Donations made through the platform become goods such as medicines, school supplies, books, home appliances, mattresses, blankets, diaper kits and more. More than 10,000 children and adolescents have been attended through the 56 institutions supported by Fundação Amor Horizontal.

Evando Neiva Gala Miami Honoree

Evando José Neiva, Co-Founder of Fundação Pitágoras, and Chairman of the Board at Kroton

Evando Neiva is co-founder of Pitágoras, an educational organization founded in 1966 in Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais. Kroton arose from Pitágoras, and is today a reference around the world in education. Present in all Brazilian states, Kroton has roughly 1 million students from kindergarten to higher education.

Evando made it his life’s mission to improve the quality of Brazil’s public schools, focusing on basic education – work which has since benefitted more than 3,000 schools and 2 million students. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG, and is an educator and professor of Physics. He is also currently the Chairman of the Board at Kroton. He is currently leading educational programs that promote inclusion, access to justice and dignity for the incarcerated population.

Tickets and Tables



Sponsor – US$30,000
• “Premier Table” for 10 guests at the Gala Dinner;
• Logo on Gala invitation, website,evening’s printed program and red carpet’s step & repeat backdrop;
• Verbal acknowledgement during the event;
• “Your Brand” mentioned in official press releases;
• Gift bag opportunity;

Benefactor Table – US$ 15,000
*early bird US$13,500 through Jan. 31st
(available for companies and individuals)
• Table for 10 people at the Gala Dinner;
• Benefactor listing in the Gala invitation and in the evening’s printed program.

Patron Table – US$ 10,000
*early bird US$9,000 through Jan. 31st
(only available for individuals)
• Table for 10 people at the Gala Dinner;
• Patron listing in the Gala invitation and in the evening’s printed program.

Individual Benefactor Ticket – US$ 1,500
*early bird US$1,350 through Jan. 31st

Individual Patron Ticket – US$ 1,000
*early bird US$900 through Jan. 31st





Alexandre Piquet, Ana Dutra, Carol Maluf, Chrissie Litenski, Claudia Duran, Cristina Souza, Cristina Teixeira, Fabíola Nabuco Leva, Fernanda Gavazzi, Fernanda Levi, Jo & Rogerio Paes, Julia Queiroz Primo, Julia Wilkinson, Luciana Ferraz, Marcelly & Carlos Casagrande, Maria Carolina & Paulo Tavares de Melo, Marilia Cavalcanti, Miguel Perrotti, Nathalya Benevides, Neila Rudden, Patricia Marinho, Priscila Querasian, Rejane de Paula, Ricardo & Daniela Puggina, Virginia Bartolomeo


Banco do Brasil Americas, BTG Pactual, Burberry, Kroton, Marinemax Yachts, Morgan Stanley, Ricardo & Daniela Puggina, Safra National Bank, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, Studio-D


Carlos & Luana Albertotti, Jo Paes Fashion, Maria Carolina & Paulo Tavares de Melo, Miguel Perrotti


Place an absentee bid for the auction items here.
Bidding closes at 7 PM on Saturday the 17th, day of the event.

Further Information

Email: [email protected]

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