II BrazilFoundation Gala Minas Gerais raises R$ 650k for projects in Brazil

 
BrazilFoundation held its II Gala Minas Gerais last night, June 7th, at Casa Tua in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, raising R$ 650k for initiatives throughout Brazil. Instituto Gerson Bartolomeo was presenting sponsor, with the Minas Gerais firefighters (Corpo de Bombeiros Militar de Minas Gerais) and Dr. Henrique Moraes Salvador Silva, President of Rede Mater Dei de Saúde, as honorees. Nearly 350 guests attended the event.

Actress and BrazilFoundation Ambassador Flávia Alessandra was the master of ceremonies, stepping in for Isabella Fiorentino who could not attend for external circumstances. Actress Samantha Schmütz, Camila Coutinho and stylist Francisco Costa presented the auction, with Paulo Leite as auctioneer. The gala opened with performances by Grupo de Teatro Soul Assim, BrazilFoundation grantees Instituto Mano Down and Corporação Musical Banda São Sebastião, and Gabriela Pepino. The night ended with music from DJ Valber and Leo Moura, sax.

Lilian and Mauro Tunes Júnior were chairs once again, and for the fourth consecutive year, Denise Magalhães (Verde que te quero verde) designed the decor. Chef Massimo Battaglini (Club do Chef e Osteria Mattiazzi) arranged the menu.

The gala also had support from Gold Sponsor Banco Máxima and Silver Sponsors Casa Tua, Diageo, Hotel Fasano, Perrier Jouet, Verde que te quero Verde, Ville Celestine Residence Service and Visa Turismo. The benefactors were: AeC, Banco BMG, Banco BS2, Camila & Eugênio Mattar, Estácio, Fundação Pitágoras, Instituto MRV, LCM Construção, Lilian & Mauro Tunes Júnior, Luciana & Rafael Sportelli, Luciana & Rafael Sportelli, Mason Holdings, Patrus Transportes, Rede Mater Dei de Saúde and Safra National Bank of New York. The dozens os partners included: Adorni Films, Audi Center BH, Benedita Comunicação, Best Produtora, Bravo Brasil, Cachaça Tiara, Café das Amoras, Cardcom, Club do Chef Buffet, Equipe1 Som e Luz, Francisco Dumont Fotografias, Geloso, Help!Bar, Hilton Impressos de Luxo, Ingá Água Mineral, LecaNovo, Mariana Laender Handmade Sweets, Millenium, Novah Festas, Pif Paf, Plena Alimentos, Sacolão Real, Supernova, Vagalumens and Vista Eventos.

The auction included items donated by: Algodon Wine Estates, Baglioni Hotel Regina, Camila & Eugênio Mattar, Cartier, Clube Atlético Mineiro, Flavio Geo – Visa Turismo, Francisca Botelho, Hotel Fasano Belo Horizonte, Janaina Tschäpe e Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Leila Gontijo, Leopoldo Martins, Lilian e Mauro Tunes Júnior, Marta Micheli e Thiago Neves, Raquel Coelho, Recoder Joias, Relais Santa Croce, Rosalia Nazareth Joias, Sabine Joias, and The Shore Club Resort Turks e Caicos.

The Host Committee was composed of: Camila & Eugênio Mattar, Camila Chiari & Paulo Henrique Pentagna Guimarães, Daniel Prado, Julia Guimarães Paes, Juliana Naves Guimarães, Rejane de Paula and Virgínia Bartolomeo.

FUNDO MINAS

BrazilFoundation created the Minas Fund in 2015 in response to the disaster in the Rio Doce region. BrazilFoundation initially created the Minas Fund to support initiatives in the region, which soon expanded to support initiatives in the entire state.

Since then, the following organizations have received support through the fund: Instituto Pelo Bem do Planeta e Cáritas Diocesana de Governador Valadares, in Governador Valadares; Associação dos Hortifrutigranjeiros de Bento Rodrigues – AHOBERO, Coletivo MICA – Mídia, Identidade, Cultura e Arte, Associação Arquitetos Sem Fronteiras, Coletivo Um Minuto de Sirene, and AEDAS – Associação Estadual de Defesa Ambiental e Social, in Mariana; Instituto de Permacultura Ecovida São Miguel, in São Gonçalo de Rio das Pedras; Amigos de Iracambi, in Rosário da Limeira; FA.VELA – Fundo de Aceleração da Escola para o Desenvolvimento Velo, Doar Educa, Embaixadores de Minas, Catadores.doc, Associação História em Construção, Instituto Mano Down and Ação Solidária às Pessoas com Câncer – ASPEC, in Belo Horizonte; Fiscalize Agora, in Igarapé; Casa Criativa, in Contagem; Centro Popular de Cultura e Desenvolvimento – CPCD e Fabriqueta de Marcenaria, in Araçuaí; Instituto Social Casa de Mãe, in Nova Lima; Associação Move Cultura, in Contagem, and Pontes do Amor, in Uberlândia.

2019

This year BrazilFoundation is investing in the following projects in Minas Gerais: Centro De Educação Para o Trabalho Virgílio Resi (CEDUC), Associação Querubins, Fundação Benjamin Guimarães – Hospital da Baleia e Instituto Minas pela Paz, in Belo Horizonte; Onda Solidária, in Santana do Deserto. Instituto Mano Down and História em Construção, both in Belo Horizonte, will receive renewed support.