DISH 2nd annual fundraiser gala, a big success!

On December 1st, 2012 Direct Initiatives to Support Haiti, Inc. (DISH) held its 2nd annual gala in Pinecrest, FL. Participants agreed and echoed that it was a very successful event. As wrote a gala attendant, “It was an informative, well-planned, entertaining and beautiful event for a good cause that was 100% successful, it was a night that instilled deep credibility in the mission and work of DISH”.

The DISH board and members thank you very much for your warm support to our core project of building a medical center in Haiti. Because of your generosity, we have raised a total gross amount of about $60,000. More than two hundred (200) people attended the gala.  Ten (10) corporate sponsors purchased tables for a total of $ 36,000.00.  More than thirty (30) businesses were represented. More than one hundred (100) physicians and corporate executives attended the event.

We will utilize our net revenue to build the shell of the medical center, targeting the latter part of 2013 as our completion timeframe. In accordance with DISH mission, we will make sure these funds directly benefit the people in needs in Haiti.

The DISH working agenda for 2013 will feature our 2nd medical mission to Haiti on the site of the future medical center. We are calling for volunteers for the medical mission which will be conducted during the last week of May 2013.

We thank you once again for your continued support. We will keep you informed of our future activities. Gala pictures from JP Dodel can be viewed by clicking on the image below:

DISH 2012 gala

DISH 2012 gala fundraiser with international Haitian singer Emeline Michel.


The DISH gala night agenda included a short video about the DISH May 2012 medical mission in Haiti. Paola Usquelis, esq. presented DISH, its mission and accomplishments. DISH Founder Dr. K. DeLisma presented the core project of building a medical center, the choice of the site in rural Haiti and DISH support to elementary schools in Haiti. Haitian international diva Emeline Michel entertained and light up the night with a warm selection from her rich repertoire that invited guests on the podium dancing and singing.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

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