Cárdenas Markting Network, Inc. (CMN) CEO and Maestro Cares Co-Founder, Henry Cárdenas, joined celebrity real estate mogul and event host, Luis Ortiz along with Latin music superstar and Maestro Cares Co-Founder, Marc Anthony at the Second Annual gala at The Cipriani Wall Street in New York City Tuesday night. The evening’s black-tie-affair included a cocktail reception, dinner, a live performance by the Latin music icon himself, followed by live and silent auctions to benefit the non-profit organization. Maestro Cares Foundation, launched in 2012, helps disadvantaged children in Latin countries by creating healthy and safe environments for them to live, learn, and play.
Marc Anthony and Henry Cárdenas also honored three individuals who have made significant contributions to the well-being of children and who are actively involved with other charitable causes worldwide.
World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee and Co-Founder of The Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation, Chi Chi Rodriguez was presented with The Community Hero Award. Meera T. Ghandi, CEO and Founder of the Giving Back Foundation was recognized with the Global Humanitarian Award. And the award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility was presented to Marcelo Claure, CEO of Sprint Corporation.
While final numbers are pending, Zaidy Cárdenas, Development Director for Maestro Cares, reports over 450 guests attended the gala to raise over $1.2 million dollars that will go towards supporting the non-profit’s mission, to help Latin American children by creating healthy and safe environments for them.
CMN‘s Executive VP of Sales and Marketing and Maestro Cares Board Committee Chair, Elena Sotomayor was also in attendance last night. Sotomayor says the highlight of the night was the generous outpowering of support during the live auction.
“It’s an exciting night for us. We are so proud to have the support from true humanitarians and just amazing individuals that have put everything aside to support these kids in need.” said Elena Sotomayor, Executive VP at CMN and Maestro Cares Board Committee Chair. “ From the beginning of this initiative, our goal, vision, and mission remains. We want to make the difference in the lives of these kids. The foundation continues to work hard on raising funds and awareness in order to continue expanding into different communities and countries in need.”
For more information about The Maestro Cares Foundation and gala sponsors, please visit MaestroCares.org
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