Please join us for the 4th annual 4Ward Gala and the Pa’Lante (4Ward) Awards. This year indivudals will be honored who have made an outstanding contribution to grass roots organizing and engagement.

This event is an exclusive fundraiser for 4Ward Miami, Inc which promotes civic engagement in South Florida through its programming. 4Ward Miami produces the Gay8 Festival hosted by the LGBTQ community and held on Sunday 2/17 (President’s Day Weekend), and 4Ward Americas – an LGBTI international human rights confernce at the University of Miami during the same weekend. In addition the organization works on documentary films and several different kinds of outreach and education campaigns.

Tickets for the 4Ward Gala are $150 per person.

Private Sponsors are welcomed at the following levels:
Bronze: $1,500
Silver: $2,500
Gold: $5,000
Platinum: $10,000

Date & Time:
Wed, February 13, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Bacardi Headquarters, 2701 South Le Jeune Road, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Click Here to Purchase Tickets for the 2019 4Ward Gala

2018 Honorees

Carlos J. Martinez, Miami-Dade County Public Defender
Juan Carlos Carabantes, Immigration Activist
Christina Ponthieux, Immigration Activist
WeCount!, Immigrant Resources Organization

Pa’Lante Awards represent a recognition and celebration of people that have helped move the South Florida community forward. Honorees are selected based on the impact of their effort as well as the length of their service. Join us as we celebrate these local heroes in a fun-filled night with music, food and fun. “Pa’Lante” is Spanish slang, short for “para adelante,” to push or move forward.

Friday, February 16, 2018

7 PM – Pa’Lante Awards Reception
CubaOcho Museum & Performing Arts Center
1465 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33135 Map
– Open bar 7 – 10 PM
– 9 PM – 1 AM – Live music concert
– Admission and drinks included

2017 Honorees

Cecilia Gutierrez, Executive Director of Miami Children’s Initiative
Desmond Child, Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Denise Brown, Founder, RJT Foundation
Steve Adkins, President, Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

2016 Honorees

H.T. Smith, Dedicated Community Leader in the Struggle for Civil Rights
Julia Dawson, Civil Rights Trailblazer for Women and LGBT
Louis Canales, South Beach Creator and Visionary
Richard Gonzalez, Tireless Champion of LGBT Rights