• About the Gala

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  • The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce (MDGLCC) will honor corporate and individual support­ers of the Miami-Dade LGBT community at The Platinum Gala; its 20th Anniversary Annual Awards Celebration on Satur­day, May 18th, 2019 at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.  The Platinum Gala is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

    Over 500 + guests are expected to be in attendance to pay tribute to the honorees selected for their long-term commitment to fostering diversity, as well as for their efforts in contributing to the overall well-being and quality of life in South Florida. While at its core, the Gala is a networking event, the evening will have many surprises to make it a fun and a memorable evening.

  • 2019 Honorees

    AT&T Business of the Year Award
    NBC 6 South Florida

    Regions Business Persons of the Year Award
    Bertha Galindo-Crucet & Kevin Walsh (Marriott International)

    Morgan Stanley Bob Balsam Civic Achievement Award
    Michael Bath (The National LGBTQ Task Force)

  • This annual event, MDGLCC’s principal fundraising ef­fort of the year, helps sustain operations and the ever-increasing demand to expand programming.  The Platinum Gala will consist of a fabulous silent auction followed by dinner, awards ceremony, and moonlight networking.  Tickets are $2,200 for tables of 10 or $220 individual tickets.  Each admission includes reserved seating, grand buffet, open Bacardi bar, gift bag, and networking.

    The Platinum Gala list of Sponsors & Partners
    Wells Fargo, AT&T, Regions, Morgan Stanley, Bacardi, American Airlines, Downtown Flowers, GMCVB, Prestige AV & Creative Services, GALRDON, Cox Media Group, Miami Herald, HotSpots, Mark's List, SFGN, WIRE.  Complimentary Kids PlayZone (ages 4-12) courtesy of Jackson Health System.