The Little Lighthouse Foundation Hosts Hearts & Stars Gala: Tokyo Nights 

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 12 - 2024

The one and only, Busta Rhymes will headline this year’s  The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s (LLF) 14th annual Hearts & Stars Gala. The event will take place on Saturday, March 16th, from 9PM to 2AM at the Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza. All proceeds will support LLF’s mission to aid underserved children and families in South Florida facing educational, financial, and medical hardships.

This year’s gala, hosted by the acclaimed Jenise Fernandez, a six-time Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter from Local 10 ABC News, is to feature live performances throughout the night, and music by Ibiza DJ Jordi Ruz inviting guests to dance the night away. In keeping with the Tokyo theme, the gala will feature culinary delights from top South Florida restaurants and caterers, including Kissaki, Pubbelly Sushi, Suviche, and more, paired with an extravagant production for a memorable experience. Guests can enjoy a variety of premium beverages from an open bar sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Bacardi Rum, El Mayor Tequila, Penelope Bourbon, Kirin Ichiban, Stella Artois, Tita Italian Fine Wines, Soto Sake, Odyssey Energy Drink, LaCroix sparkling water, and Icelandic still water.

The evening will also include a special video game activation, a Samurai Lounge, drift cars, a silent auction item from “Whip Fundraising” and a live auction, including the Zero-G Experience and  a yacht package from Regal Yachts. The VIP lounge area will offer a two kilogram Calvisius Caviar station sponsored by Tita Italian.

During the event, LLF will present its Shining Light Award to Harley Lipman, CEO & Founder of Genesis10, and honor Aaron Lucus as its Volunteer of the Year.

Tickets and VIP tables are available for purchase at VIP tables offer nightclub-style seating for 10 with unlimited bottle service. General Admission tickets start with a donation of $250 per person, with VIP access available for $750 per person. The required donation to attend will increase. Black-tie formal attire is required.

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