BeLive 2012: A Philanthropic Night for Colombia
On November 16, 2012, Give To Colombia hosted the BeLive Colombia Gala in Miami for the sixth consecutive year in partnership with ArtNexus Foundation, Formula Smiles Foundation, and Genesis Foundation.
Over $400,000 was raised to benefit high social-impact projects for Colombia’s most vulnerable populations in the areas of Education, Health, Economic Development, Environment, and Peacemaking.
The event, which boasted more than 600 guests, featured two auctions. The first was called “Project Emerald” and consisted of one-of-a-kind emerald jewelry pieces created in collaboration between American and Colombian designers such as Dayan Candamil, María Hamilton, Dauphines of New York, Zoken Joyeros, Mallarino Bijoux y Paola Pacheco. It also included a traditional indigenous mochila designed by renown desginer Silvia Tcherassi. The second auction brought forth some of the most elaborate and beautiful artisanal works made in Colombia.
It also featured a fashion show by renowned Venezuelan designer Nicolas Felizola, a private concert by internationally-acclaimed Gilberto Santa Rosa, and the presentation of the 2012 BeLive Award to one of Colombia’s heroes, Catalina Escobar.