“Be Mine 2020: Believe in the Impossible” was the theme of the Heart Gallery’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired gala at the Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club on Thursday, February 6th. Over 400 guests attended the event, which netted a total of $160,000 to benefit local foster children. Costumed guests clearly got into the Mad Tea Party spirit and enjoyed an inspiring program featuring stories of adoption and the power of love. A committee led by Laura Walsh of Laura Walsh Events designed the whimsical décor.
The Heart Gallery staff: Christie Enderle, Jenny Kassay, Lindsay Hermida, Amanda Page-Zwierko and Christy Lee.
Scott Keipper, Molly McKinnon, Eric McKinnon, Lauren Castine, Jennifer Keipper, Gloria Sanchez Birch, Doug Birch and Kevin Castine.
Terrell and Joe Clark; Heart Gallery Board Chair Nicole Hubbard; and Eckerd Connects Chief of Community-Based Care Chris Card.
Amanda Page-Zwierko, executive director of the Heart Gallery of Tampa, addresses the gala crowd.
The Heart Gallery Board of Directors.
Amanda Page-Zwierko and her husband, George Zwierko.
The scene outside the Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club.
A Wonderland “warning.”