The Blacks’ Annual Gala, Roy and Lea Black’s star-studded philanthropy event, returned for a nineteenth year this last weekend. With red carpet arrivals followed by a Grey Goose Vodka cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and silent and live auctions, this gala benefits The Consequences Charity and their Teach for America, Breakthrough Miami and Big Dreams for kids. It raised more than $12 million.
The auction items included Jeffrey Rackover jewelry, a walk-on role in an upcoming Michael Bay movie, a 2013 Range Rover (one-year lease), a Hublot Watch that was donated by Pieric Rick de la Croix, and his wife, and much more. Guests enjoyed performances by Flo Rida and the American Idol winner Taylor Hicks,DJ Trouble and Whi5ker5 with the Illbots.
“This year’s gala was one of our best,” beamed Lea Black. “The performances were over the top. We are very grateful to the guests for their support of a cause that benefits so many teens that have so little.”
Celebrity guests included Helio Castroneves, Jonathan Cheban, Bernard Hopkins, Joanna Krupa & Romain Zago, Sammy Sosa, Dennis Rodman, Sofia Milos. Gabrielle Anwar, Lance Bass, Karent Sierra, Inés Rivero, and Lisa & Lenny Hochstein.