Ancient Spanish Monastery Legacy Gala 2012 Press Release

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Saturday, April 14, 2012 The Annual Legacy Gala at the Ancient Spanish Monastery returns. Honoring These Distinguished Community Leaders:The Honorable Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade CountyThe Honorable Commissioner Sally Heyman, Miami-Dade County District 4The Honorable Councilwoman Phyllis Smith, North Miami BeachMr. Daniel Fils-Aime Chairman, Haitian American Historical Society North MiamiMr. Oscar Llorente, Art and Culture Center of HollywoodWHO / WHAT: Each year The Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, proudly honors individuals whose distinguished achievements and contributions have provided a legacy for exceptional leadership in south Florida. The AnnualLegacyGala is an elegant evening under the stars and a major fundraising event featuring noted influencers in our local business and philanthropic communities. WHY: The Annual Legacy Gala serves as The Foundations hallmark fundraiser supporting the preservation of the art, antiquities and architecture of The Ancient Spanish Monastery. As custodians of this historic gem, the Foundation is tasked with demonstrating the historical significance and preserving the legacy of the Monastery for generations to come.WHERE: The Annual Legacy Gala is held on thepicturesquegrounds of the historically designated Monastery, 16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, widely recognized as the oldest man-made structure in the Western Hemisphere. The MedievalSpanish Monasterywas constructed inSegovia, Spain in the 1133 AD. In the 20th century the historic gem was dismantled, shipped and reassembled in theUnited States and is now a popular Historically Designated site for special events, filming, classes and group tours.

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<p>FOR MEDIA REQUESTS CONTACT: Kelliann McDonald, Marketing &amp; PR Strategist k. Melanie Marketing Consultants kMcDonald@kMelanie.com // 954-483-8912</p> <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEANCIENT SPANISH MONASTERY FOUNDATION HONORS MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MAYOR CARLOS A. GIMENEZ AMONG OTHERS AT ANNUAL SOIREAT THE SECOND ANNUAL LEGACY GALA AT THE ANCIENT SPANISH MONASTERYNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL MARCH 15, 2012 At 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 14, 2012 on the picturesque grounds of the Ancient Spanish Monastery, the Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation presents the 2012 Legacy Gala. Each year the Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, proudly honors individuals whose distinguished achievements and contributions have provided a legacy of exceptional leadership in South Florida. The Legacy Gala serves as the Foundations hallmark fundraiser supporting the preservation of the art, antiquities and architecture of the 900 year old Ancient Spanish Monastery. As custodians of this historic gem, the Foundation is tasked with demonstrating the historical significance and preserving the legacy of the Monastery for generations to come. The 2012 Legacy Gala is an elegant evening under the stars featuring noted influencers in our local business, civic and philanthropic communities. This years distinguished honorees are: The Honorable Carlos A. Gimenez - Miami-Dade County, The Honorable Sally A. Heyman - District 4 Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, Phyllis S. Smith - Councilwoman North Miami Beach, Mr. Daniel Fils-Aime Sr. Founder/Chairman of the Haitian American Historical Society, and Oscar Llorente - Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. The Board of Directors and Trustees of the Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation and Master of Ceremonies Jawan Strader of CBS 4 cordially invite the South Florida community to attend this elegant evening of signature cocktails and fine dining in honor of these exceptional community leaders. Invited guests can look forward to the musical stylings of classical guitarist Carlos Abanto, Baila Flamenco, Feiruz fire dancing and other cultural performances. Mingle with living legacies at the historically designated Ancient Spanish Monastery located at 16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, Florida 33160. Attire is black-tie. For more information or to RSVP for the Legacy Gala, please contact the Monastery at 305-945-1461 or visit www.SpanishMonastery.com/LegacyGala. Cost per person is $100. ###ABOUT THE ANCIENT SPANISH MONASTERY FOUNDATION LEGACY GALA The annual Legacy Gala is held on the picturesque grounds of the historically designated Ancient Spanish Monastery, 16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, widely recognized as the oldest man-made structure in the Western Hemisphere. The Medieval Spanish Monastery was constructed in Segovia, Spain in the 1133 AD. In the 20th century the historic gem was dismantled, shipped and reassembled in the United States and is now a popular site for special events, filming, weddings and group tours. All benefits from the Legacy Gala are used for the preservation of this historic gem. Like us at www.Facebook.com/AncientSpanishMonasteryLegacyGala.</p>