Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala and Auction – CANCELED for 2020

Branches is extremely disappointed to share that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have been forced to cancel our Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala and Auction.

However, thanks to an incredible Matching Grant provided by Trish and Dan Bell, all Gala donations and all Gala sponsorships which are converted into donations will be matched $1 for $1! 

Please support Branches’ Gala which helps fund our life-changing programs enabling children and families to break the cycle of poverty. Please make your gift TODAY!

TO DOUBLE YOUR DONATION, please click here!

THANK YOU for your generosity! Please stay healthy & safe.


Branches’ 2020 Gala has been canceled due to Coronavirus.

Gala Information:
Ticket Price: $300 per person.
Tables start at $3,000 and up.

Click here for Sponsorship Details and the Sponsorship Form.

To purchase your Gala ticket or sign up to be a sponsor,
please click here.

Attire: Cocktail or Black Tie with a Touch of Blue Jeans.


If you would like to donate an auction item for our new Online Auction,
please click here.

For any questions or more information, please contact
Isabelle Pike at 305-442-8306 x1002 or
Thank you for your kind support!


Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala and Auction

Master of Ceremonies:
Ron Magill

Philanthropic Chairs:
Trish & Dan Bell

Gala Chairs:
Victoria & Jason Randolph

Gala Committee Members:
Tiffany Adkinson
Andrea Citrin
Michele Collie
Desiree Fernandez
Kate Inman
Carl Lee
Noel Mauro
Maria Molina
Lucy Nunez
Nidia Ruiz
Hanai Sablich
David Smith
TJ Villamil
Rev. Dr. Audrey Warren
Laurie Zapletal


On Saturday, April 27th, 2019 Branches celebrated its 16th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction at the JW Marriott Marquis. Over 500 guests attended and helped raise over $400,000 for Branches’ programs which provide services and life-changing opportunities to help working families and their children break the cycle of generational poverty.

The event was chaired by Victoria & Jason Randolph and kicked off with a cocktail reception and a silent auction, followed by dinner and dancing, as well as an appeal and an exciting live auction led by Master of Ceremonies Mr. Ron Magill of Zoo Miami and Auctioneer & Board Member Mr. Scott Howard. The event also honored Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq. with the Trish and Dan Bell Community Empowerment Award for their dedicated support of our South Florida community. All proceeds from the appeal of that evening will support Branches’ Summer Shade Camp and all donations will be doubled thanks to a generous $1 for $1 Matching Grant provided by Trish and Dan Bell.

To check out photos from the 2019 Gala, please click here!

To view the video honoring Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq. with the
Trish and Dan Bell Community Empowerment Award, please click here.