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Children's Home Society's Claws for a Cause 2008
10/12/2008 - By Jo's Stone Crab. Miami Beach, FL

Children's Home Society's Claws for a Cause 2008

Claws for a Cause Chairs Joni Armstrong Coffey, George Fernandez and Karen Throckmorton.

On October 12, 2008, Children's Home Society of Florida held their 8th Annual Claws for a Cause Luncheon. Once again, Joe’s Stone Crab graciously opened its doors to welcome and delight guests of CHS with stone crabs and other fine dishes.

On October 12, 2008, Children's Home Society of Florida held their 8th Annual Claws for a Cause Luncheon. Once again, Joe’s Stone Crab graciously opened its doors to welcome and delight guests of CHS with stone crabs and other fine dishes.

Almost 400 of Miami’s most prominent professionals and their families gathered to support CHS and help the children and families in our programs. Guests included Miami- Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman, Bunny Bastian, Mike Fernandez, Commissioner Carlos Gimenez, Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Canteras and Greenberg Traurig CEO Cesar L. Alvarez.

Guests enjoyed a reception with cocktails sponsored by Bacardi followed by the fabulously extravagant live auction that included trips to the Isle of Capri, Paris, San Francisco and China. Finally, the much-anticipated stone crab lunch was mouth-watering. The successful event raised more than $100,000 to help serve our children and families!

Jackie Gonzalez, Executive Director of CHS, Chairwoman of the Board Karen Throckmorton and Claws for a Cause Event Chairs Karen Throckmorton. George Fernandez, Joni Armstrong Coffey and Jenny Nieveen thank our guests for attending. Major sponsors included DYL; Ryder; Charles & Karen Throckmorton; Greenberg Traurig; Miami Parking Authority; Kendall Coffey and Joni Armstrong Coffey; Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; HUMANA; MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P.; and Diane Walder, M.D.

CHS is the statewide leader in providing high quality, community based solutions to meet the needs of children and families in the community serving more than 2,500 children per month and almost 30,000 each year, providing a wide range of social services including emergency shelters, foster care, adoption, residential group homes, day care for medically needy children, out of school programs for at-risk youth, family and individual counseling, child abuse prevention and intervention services, home-based services, help for pregnant teens and first-time mothers, mentoring programs, family preservation, and a range of education programs. The vision and hope at CHS is that in the future, with the unwavering support of people interested in the children of Florida, there will no longer be a need for this kinds of agencies.

Photos courtesy of The Children's Home Society of Florida


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    Sonia Viyella, Claudia Viyella, Josefina Sussmane, Samantha Sussmane

  • Tag Photo Joni Armstrong Coffey, Kendal Coffey, Seth Gordon and Hugo Black at Joni Armstrong and Kendal Coffey's table.

    Joni Armstrong Coffey, Kendal Coffey, Seth Gordon and Hugo Black at Joni Armstrong and Kendal Coffey's table.

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    Kid's Claw Zone Magic Show

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    Walter and Linda Lieber

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    Board Chairs Joni Armstrong Coffey, Karen Throckmorton and George Fernandez with Commissioner Sally Heyman.

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    Melissa Elbrand

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    Sara Dann, Robin Gart, Brian Gart, Bing Herald, Sara Herald, Jim Hinds, Kathy Hinds, Beth Johnson, Soneet kapila, Praboth Kapila, Joe Matthews, Joanne Mathews, Paul McMahon, Chuck Throckmorton, Karen Throckmorton, Jackie Rodrigues, Mike Throckmorton, Jim

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    Sara Dann, Robin Gart, Brian Gart, Bing Herald, Sara Herald, Jim Hinds, Kathy Hinds, Beth Johnson, Soneet kapila, Praboth Kapila, Joe Matthews, Joanne Mathews, Paul McMahon, Chuck Throckmorton, Karen Throckmorton, Jackie Rodrigues, Mike Throckmorton, Jim

  • Tag Photo Sara Dann, Robin Gart, Brian Gart, Bing Herald, Sara Herald, Jim Hinds, Kathy Hinds, Beth Johnson, Soneet kapila, Praboth Kapila, Joe Matthews, Joanne Mathews, Paul McMahon, Chuck Throckmorton, Karen Throckmorton, Jackie Rodrigues, Mike Throckmorton, Jim

    Sara Dann, Robin Gart, Brian Gart, Bing Herald, Sara Herald, Jim Hinds, Kathy Hinds, Beth Johnson, Soneet kapila, Praboth Kapila, Joe Matthews, Joanne Mathews, Paul McMahon, Chuck Throckmorton, Karen Throckmorton, Jackie Rodrigues, Mike Throckmorton, Jim

  • Tag Photo George Fernandez and Lili Llanez

    George Fernandez and Lili Llanez

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    Michelle Payer and Jennifer Suskind

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    Anton Aki, Llaria Aki, Michael Bayley, Karla Beyley, Lance Lazarus, Yolanda Lazarus, Carlos Perdomo, Carmen Perdomo, Patti Rothstein, David Rothstein

  • Tag Photo Chuck and Karen Throckmorton and Mike Throckmorton

    Chuck and Karen Throckmorton and Mike Throckmorton

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    Commissioner Pepe Diaz

  • Tag Photo Nelson Hincapie and Sara Dann- Raffle Winner

    Nelson Hincapie and Sara Dann- Raffle Winner

  • Tag Photo Mario Carballo, Mary carballo, Martha DeZayas, John Eazon, Rosanna Eazon, Armando Garcia-Mendoza, Paul Haralson, Brad Hornbacher, Cori Lopez-Castro, Lili Ann Sanchez

    Mario Carballo, Mary carballo, Martha DeZayas, John Eazon, Rosanna Eazon, Armando Garcia-Mendoza, Paul Haralson, Brad Hornbacher, Cori Lopez-Castro, Lili Ann Sanchez

  • Tag Photo Commissioner Pepe Diaz, Commissioner Sally Heyman, Joan Heyman, Bob Levy, Bonnie Michaels, Kitt Raferty

    Commissioner Pepe Diaz, Commissioner Sally Heyman, Joan Heyman, Bob Levy, Bonnie Michaels, Kitt Raferty

  • Tag Photo Jackie Gonzalez , Greg Anderson and Mildred Lugo

    Jackie Gonzalez , Greg Anderson and Mildred Lugo

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    Monica Rabassa, Carla Rabassa

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    Rick and Cameron Sisser

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    Jose and Cary Gonzalez

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    Ryder Table

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    Al and Maria Maloof

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    Adam Moskozitz and Jesica Werner

  • Tag Photo Jackie Gonzalez, Commissioner Pepe Diaz pulls winning raffle ticket.

    Jackie Gonzalez, Commissioner Pepe Diaz pulls winning raffle ticket.

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    Sonnia and Miguel Viyella

  • Tag Photo Johnny Acero, Daniel Acero and Wioleta Bublik

    Johnny Acero, Daniel Acero and Wioleta Bublik

  • Tag Photo Jackie Gonzalez, Executive Director of Children's Home Society

    Jackie Gonzalez, Executive Director of Children's Home Society


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