2017 Open Hearts Gala Program

Cocktail Reception 6:00pm

Ballroom Doors Open 7:00pm

Dinner Service

Welcome Presentation by Mindy Burbano-Stearns

Opening Performance by Smile

Video Presentation

Open Hearts Award Presentation

Live Auction

Performance by MAGIC!


About Chef José Andrés

José Andrés is the only chef globally that has both a two-star Michelin restaurant and four Bib Gourmands. Andrés’ work has earned numerous awards including the 2015 National Humanities Medal, one of 12 distinguished recipients of the award from theNational Endowment for the Humanities.



MAGIC! is a Canadian reggae band based in Toronto, Ontario. The group is composed of lead vocalist, guitarist and producer Nasri Atweh, guitarist Mark Pellizzer, bass guitarist Ben Spivak, and percussionist Alex Tanas. Active since 2012, the band has released their debut studio album "Don't Kill the Magic" in 2014 and their second studio album Primary Colours in 2016. They are best known for their hit single, "Rude," which charted at No. 1 in several countries worldwide.


(Opening act) From Nashville Tennessee, Smile, writes and performs original music influenced by artists ranging from the Beach Boys, Beatles, and T-Rex to modern bands like Dungen and Wilco. Performers Johnny Keach and Robin Zander, Jr. are currently working on their first E.P.