LeBron James’ Girl Savannah Brinson Spices up Miami Gala

Women of Tomorrow 2013

At the Women of Tomorrow gala last night at the Mandarin Oriental Miami: Savannah Brinson (LeBron James’ fiancee) with Miami Heat President Pat Riley and his wife Chris (Click on the Mike Jachles photo for the event gallery)

flag-societyThe yearly Women of Tomorrow fundraiser had a distinct Miami Heat flavor last night at the Madarin Oriental downtown Miami.

For one thing, Heat President Pat Riley and wife Chris took place at the head table, and helped the non-profit founded by former NBC 6 boss Don Browne and former star anchorwoman Jennifer Valoppi raise more than $700,000 to send young girls to college.

And then, the black tie gala was a coming out party of sorts for Savannah Brinson, Heat superstar LeBron James‘ fiancee.

Click here for the Mike Jachles photo gallery of the event

It was, Brinson said, her first society gala since the couple arrived from Cleveland nearly three years ago. And she seemed impressed with the pageantry, the gowns, the decorations of such an event.

Plus, Brinson running into James’ boss (Riley) and showing him she’s getting involved with Miami’s social fabric was an added bonus, even if the NBA’s premier player was traveling for today’s game at the New York Knicks.

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What would a Miami gala be without the 6-foot-5 jewelry models? (Click on the Mike Jachles photo for more)

“This is amazing,” the 26-year-old mother of two tells Gossip Extra as she surveyed the lavishly decorated room. “I’ve never seen anything quite like this. I really like the cause, which is to send young girls who can’t afford it to college. Nothing could be more important.”

Brinson told me she’s trying to start her own charity program to distribute prom dresses to high school girls who couldn’t afford them.

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The  dinner lured a Magic City’s who’s who, including Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, WPLG-Channel 10 reporter/anchor Neki Mohan, Telemudo personality Jose Diaz-Balart, NBC 6 reporter Ari Odzer, local broadcast legend Don Browne, North Broward Hospital District Commissioner Clarence McKee with his wife, NBC 6 meterologist Trina Robinson, among others.

Click here for Mike Jachles’ gallery of last year’s Women of Tomorrow gala

Women of Tomorrow gala 2013

Women of Tomorrow founder Jennifer Valoppi and donor Eileen Youtie (Click on the Mike Jachles photo for the entire gallery)

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Comments

  1. Alex says

    It’s not quite true to say LeBron “stayed home.” Instead, the Heaters were already in New York for today’s game against the Knicks.