Voices Newsletter – March 2016


Thank you for making our third annual gala the biggest one yet! With over 650 guests in attendance we were able to raise $1.5 million dollars. Proceeds from this event will provide essential resources and support for building safe and healthy environments for disadvantaged children in Latin America.

This year’s event was officiated by actress Whoopi Goldberg and the famous broadcaster Enrique Santos on Feb. 16th at Cipriani Wall Street, New York City. We were delighted with a spectacular performance by our founder, Marc Anthony and special guests Gente de Zona.

Other luminaries in attendance were: model Shannon de Lima; Abigail Pollak; Dillion Dalton; Bob Unanue; Rick Najera and Susie Albin-Najera; MLB player Carlos Beltran; TV stars Luis Ortiz and Selenis Leyva, singer and Grammy nominee Victor Manuelle; among many others.

This year’s recipient of the Global Humanitarian Award was President Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States and Founder of the Clinton Foundation. He made a very inspiring speech about our common humanity and the importance of collaborating with partners in solving social problems around the world. The Corporate Social Responsibility Award was given to F.J. Pollak, President and CEO of TracFone Wireless, and the Community Hero Award was received by Juan Luis Guerra; singer, songwriter and founder of Juan Luis Guerra Foundation. Congratulations to our honorees and thank you for your service.



On March 9th, Maestro Cares Foundation celebrated the grand opening of our latest project: Casa Hogar Alegría Cacalomacán. Maestro Cares Founders Marc Anthony and Henry Cárdenas celebrated this event alongside partners Carlos Slim Domit and Arturo Elias Ayub from Fundación Telmex Telcel; Luis Hoyo García from Casa Hogar Alegria and Rafael Toro from Goya Foods. A special thank you to the Honorable Eruviel Ávila Villegas, Governor of the state of México for attending our event and supporting our project.

The brand new home will provide housing and living space for up to 70 orphaned and disadvantaged girls. The new facility is located in the hills of Toluca, combining beautiful architecture and functional space with open and peaceful surroundings and landscaping that promotes stability and will ensure their wellbeing and educational success.


Mary and Peter Max are helping Maestro Cares Foundation raise awareness and resources for our ongoing projects through the donation of 100 original “Helping Hearts” sculptures. Many were sold at the 2016 Gala but there are still a few remaining so get your certified Peter Max sculpture now!

Each work is (5″ x 5″ x 2″, the base is 4 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 3/4″) carved marble on a marble base and comes with a Maestro Cares / Mary and Peter Max Certificate of Authenticity. Please do not delay as there are only limited quantities available.

To purchase, click on the link below: https://e.gesture.com/events/4GA/i/_All/1DtN/?search=