After two difficult years for everyone; Casa Grande opened its doors again for its 2022 Magical Splendor Gala for the benefit of the Fundación MIR. The evening saw plenty of residents and guests of the Casa de Campo community dine and dance the night away, even after a little rain during the day.
The day began with a golf tournament at the La Romana Country Club course, in which the participants enjoyed a day full of amenities and fun among friends. The night featured an exclusive presentation by the Spring/Summer 2022 collection from renowned designer Naeem Khan, who has constantly collaborated with the Fundación MIR for the 5th year consecutive.
As usual, Raysa and Alfy Fanjul, accompanied by Mrs. Lian Fanjul de Azqueta; President and Founder of the organization were the hosts of this night full of splendor.
An elaborate transparent tent on the property sheltered attendees during dinner at the onset of rain but afforded all a great view of the enormous trees above. Walking to the tent through the trees’ lights and lanterns brightening the way created a very magical, whimsical setting. This theme was carried out in Naeem Khan’s Spring/ Summer 2022 prêt-à-porter collection where florals made a striking statement throughout the night.
This year there were several surprises; A graduate of the Fundación MIR Polytechnic school, Ms. Angelina Morla, gave a very emotional speech about her experience as a Fundación MIR alumn. She was the winner of a Don Alfonso Fanjul in 2017 graduating with a Medicine career at the Universidad Central del Este in 2021. The assisting public was moved by her speech but even more so, the representatives of Baptist Health International who granted her an internship in their hospital! Following her speech, the Popurri choir made up of Fundación MIR students took the stage and performed two songs.
For over 30 years, Fundación MIR has promoted extensive education and health programs in its school’s vocational courses for females and males and each year they continue to advance, both for their students to have higher education and for their graduates to have a better position in the labor market. Guests in attendance also collaborated with the cause in what has become the traditional auction of wedding dresses by Naeem Khan and were able to enjoy live music and cocktails all night.
Overall the most important thing is that they had the opportunity to witness the power of love, solidarity, and above all, the doors that are opened to the young people of low income of La Romana because of a good education.
A big thanks to the Fundación MIR, along with Alfy and Raysa Fanjul, who outdid themselves again this year in a wonderful night of charity and fun. The following galleries of pictures were taken on Saturday, March 26th at the Fundación MIR Magical Splendor Gala by Mairobi Herrera:
Photos of Naeem Khan’s Fashion show: