The 12th Annual


march 10, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



support the preservation of vizcaya

Each year approximately 350 guests from South Florida’s philanthropic society attend the Preservation Luncheon, also known as the hat luncheon, as attendees are encouraged to wear stylish hats. The luncheon raises funds to preserve and protect Vizcaya Museum and Gardens for the community.

Emceed by Emmy Award-winner Laurie Jennings and WPLG Local 10 anchor Louis Aguirre, the Preservation Luncheon begins with a late morning cocktail reception in the magnificent Vizcaya Gardens and continues with an elegant seated luncheon. This annual event is an enjoyable way to contribute to the conservation of this historic property for future generations.

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Individual ticket options include:

Friend of Vizcaya Individual Ticket | $450
Friend-level tickets receive access to the cocktail hour and seated luncheon by the bay.

James Deering Individual Ticket | $600
James Deering guests receive access to the cocktail hour, seated luncheon and Après Fête.

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Friends of Vizcaya Table | $4,500

Friends of Vizcaya tables are comprised of 10 seats. All table guests receive access to the cocktail hour as well as the seated luncheon.

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Ladies in a fashionable hat fascinator at a charity luncheon in Miami

James Deering Table | $6,000

James Deering tables include 10 seats and prominent placement. All table guests receive access to the cocktail hour, seated luncheon and Après Fête.

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2020 Committee Chairs
Guests posing for a photo at a fashionable hat luncheon
Christy Martin, Eilah Beavers, Swanee DiMare, & Joel Hoffman at the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheo. Photo by World Red Eye.

The co-chairs of the 2020 Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon were Eilah Campbell-Beavers, Swanee DiMare and Christy Martin.

We thank them and our beloved committee for their commitment to preserving this National Historic Landmark for future generations.

The 2020 Committee

Lesli Ann Brown
Daisy Casuso
Sonia Gibson
Linda Levy Goldberg
Barbara Hevia
Carol Iacovelli
Marile Lopez
Bronwyn Miller
Ariel Penzer Milgroom
Jen Montoya
James Murphy
Erika Thomas
Josie Wang
Alexa Wolman
Suzy Buckley Woodward

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The committee for the 2018 Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon. Photo by World Red Eye.
Masters of Ceremonies
Louis Aguierro and Laurie Jennings. Photo by World Red Eye

This year’s luncheon will be emceed by two South Florida icons, Emmy Award-winner Laurie Jennings and WPLG Local 10 anchor Louis Aguirre.

Laurie Jennings is a three-time Emmy Award-winner who spent the last 15 years of her impressive career reporting the news on Local 10. Known locally for his work in Telemundo and Deco Drive, Louis Aguirre also co-hosted on The Insider before returning home as an anchor for Local 10.

Each a household name in their own right, Vizcaya is proud to have this incredible duo take the stage at the 12th Annual Preservation Luncheon.


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Ladies wearing fashionable and colorful hats enjoying a garden luncheon at a historic museum

Support the continued preservation of this National Historic Landmark.

Companies interested in becoming a sponsor for this grand spring luncheon or donating items for the silent auction should please contact the Special Events Department via email or by phone at 305-860-8404.