More than 200 people gathered for a lovely party to support The Aqua Foundation on September 21st, at the glamorous Mondrian Hotel, a waterfront boutique hotel in South Beach. Aqua Foundation for Women, which serves as a funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LBT) women’s wellness and equality in South Florida through grants, scholarships and initiatives, certainly knows how to throw a party. With great hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, music by DJ Pride, and the chic setting in the Sunset Lounge, guests also enjoyed bidding on numerous upscale items in a silent auction.
As a special way to generate funds, several guests paid $20 to receive a photograph with the Miami Heat’s National Championship Trophy. Gay and straight, everyone attending this event had a great time and applauded the efforts of this great group of women. In 2012 alone. the Aqua Foundation awarded 15 scholarships ranging from $2,500- $5,000 to $50,000. Executive Director Robin Schwartz, Foundation Board Chair Nicole Waters and the Foundation board are to be congratulated for their commitment to this non profit.
For more information on the organization and to find out how you can support their efforts, visit www.theaquafoundation.org.