The National LGBTQ Task Force Gala – Miami is an important South Florida tradition. It allows the LGBTQ community and its supporters to honor our heroes, while at the same time providing a vital source of funding for the community on both the local and national levels. The event is produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the oldest national organization dedicated to achieving equality for LGBTQ people, and also benefits dozens of organizations serving the Miami-Dade LGBTQ community.

The Task Force Gala – Miami returned to the Sparkle Ballroom at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The evening featured a cocktail reception, a sit-down dinner, a silent auction, an awards ceremony, and dancing. This year we came together to enjoy an evening hosted by Broadway superstar, Andrea Burns.


No matter how you choose to show your support, the Task Force and our volunteer event committee appreciate your support. Thank you!

2017 Event Committee

Josue Santiago, Gala Chair

Executive Committee

Jeff Delmay, Social Events
Fe Domenech, Production
Matt Dzwonkiewicz, Communications
Liebe Gadinsky, Auction Management
Patrick Groenendaal, Auction Acquisitions
Paul Kelly, Auction Management
Sean Michael, Marketing
Tony Rodriguez, Human Resources
Grant Van Ulbrich, Sales


Jake Arnell
Michael Bath
Alex Breitman
Lisa Mercado