Diamond Ball

Save the Date for October 28, 2023!

Each year, hundreds of philanthropists and community leaders across South Florida gather to raise funds for the patients and families of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. The fundraiser is one of the most anticipated galas of the season!

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Save the Date Diamond Ball Oct 28 2023

Continuing A Tradition

At past Diamond Ball events, hundreds of community members joined us for an evening of dinner, dancing and fundraising, all to benefit the quality of life, programs and services that support the health and well-being of the children we serve.


Bibi and Mario MurgadoIntroducing the 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees Bibiana and Mario Murgado

At the 2023 Diamond Ball gala, we will pay tribute to Bibi and Mario Murgado, our 2023 inductees into the Ambassador David M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame. This is the highest honor given by Nicklaus Children's to recognize remarkable supporters of the hospital. Bibi and Mario Murgado are exceptional supporters of Nicklaus Children's work to care for children in South Florida and around the world.

Learn more about the Hall of Fame.


Meet our 2023 Diamond Ball Masters of Ceremonies

Kristi Krueger a three-time Emmy award-winning medical reporter and news anchor for Local 10 News who delivers vital health information to help viewers make informed decisions about their health. She's dedicated to serving her community as a board member of the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center and Chair of the Pembroke Pines Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.

Jason Alpert a former television sports reporter and voice of NASCAR at Homestead-Miami Speedway, has been named Best Charity Auctioneer by Tampa Bay Magazine five years running and puts on a show like no one else.

Vallye Adams a #1 best-selling author of "Yes I Can! 16 Success Secrets from Inspiring Women Around the World" was named the 2023 national female non-profit consultant and auctioneer of the year by Acquisition International Magazine. As part of Alpert Enterprises’ team of live auctioneers, Adams and Alpert have both helped charities raise more than $300 million. 

Masters of Ceremonies

Meet the 2023 Diamond Ball Co-Chairs: Ellen and Oscar Feldenkreis

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation is proud to present the 2023 Co-Chairs, Ellen and Oscar Feldenkreis! They are longtime supporters of Nicklaus Children's Hospital and strong community advocates who are working alongside the hospital to create a healthy future for every child.

We are grateful for their service and participation in the hospital's signature annual fundraiser - and know it will be the best one yet under their leadership!

2023 Diamond Ball Committee

Thank you to the 2023 Diamond Ball Committee who have volunteered to serve to help make the next gala a successful one! Members include:

Jose and Heide Dans
Michael Fux and Gloria Rubin
Salo and Olga Grosfeld
Garrett and Patricia Hayim
Alex and Juliana Krys
Paul Lowenthal
JC and Vivian Mas
Kenneth and Rachel Schultz