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Sixth Annual Changing Lives Building Dreams Gala

Fifth Annual Changing Lives Building Dreams Gala

Fourth Annual Changing Lives Building Dreams Gala

About the Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala

The Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala is hosted by Maestro Cares Foundation’s founders, Marc Anthony and Henry Cardenas. Every year, the event helps us raise crucial funds that directly support disadvantaged children and communities throughout Latin America and the United States.

This black-tie event will feature inspiring cultural performances, a luxurious silent and live auction, fine cuisine, and a special musical performance by Marc Anthony himself. 

Our annual Gala is a star-studded evening at Wall Street’s majestic Cipriani venue, it brings together more than 600 guests, Global leaders in their respective industries, in support of Maestro Cares Foundation and the honorees.

Get Involved

It takes a village to put on our biggest fundraising event of the year! Not only do we look for monetary supporters, but we also have other participation opportunities available. If you are interested in becoming an In-Kind Sponsor, please contact Massiel Brito at  To donate an item for the Silent or Live Auction, please contact Marisol Carrillo at

About Maestro Cares Foundation

Maestro Cares foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 by Marc Anthony & Henry Cárdenas. The foundation aims to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged children and communities in Latin America and the United States.

Maestro Cares Foundation works to achieve its mission by creating safe and healthy environments for children to live, learn and play, while also supporting their developmental and academic needs.

Since 2012, Maestro Cares Foundation has impacted the lives of thousands of children by funding the construction of over 22 projects throughout Latin America and the United States. The foundation also promotes academic excellence through the Maestro Cares Foundation Scholarship Program, which provides valuable opportunities for deserving Latino students who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, a desire to continue higher education and proof of prior dedication to charitable/volunteer work. Through these efforts, Maestro Cares Foundation is strengthening communities and helping children become tomorrow’s leaders.

COVID-19 Guidelines

As we navigate this challenging time, the safety of our guests and staff is paramount. In keeping in accordance with the CDC, state and local guidelines, we are asking all guests to provide proof of vaccination (copy of vaccine card/Excelsior Pass) by showing proof just before check-in to Covid Compliance Officers at Cipriani.  Unfortunately, no guest will be admitted to our Eighth Annual Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala without proof of full vaccination as it is a requirement of the venue.

Given the evolving nature of COVID-19 we will continue to closely monitor developments. In addition to safeguarding the health and safety of our event attendees and employees, we remain committed to providing clear and timely communications leading up to and at our events. Should we receive information from the CDC that would prompt us to adjust our event schedule, we will immediately notify all impacted parties via email and post regular updates on our website. 

All Sales Final

All ticket sales are final.  A ticket is not redeemable for cash.

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, Maestro Cares Foundation and its designated agents shall have the right to:  i) void any ticket purchase at any time prior to the event; ii) refuse entry to any ticket purchaser at any time; or iii) remove any attendee from the event for any reason at any time.