The Brazil Foundation held its “Annual Gala” for 2012 once again at the Natural History Museum located on 79th Street and Central Park West.

“BrazilFoundation is a non-profit established in 2000 with the goal of generating resources for social entrepreneurs who propose creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced by communities throughout Brazil.  In 10 years BrazilFoundation has raised over $17 million dollars and supported more than 300 social projects in Brazil in the areas of Education, Health, Culture, Participatory Development and Human Rights.”

Supermodels Jeisa Chiminazzo & Nadejda Savcova

It was a swanky night filled with Brazilian highlights surrounding a strong New York and EuroCash (no Trash) crowd.  Which is to say, Brazilians seemed to not be the majority of patrons considering the theme.  But Brazilian or not, it was a great reason to celebrate for a good cause.

Luciana Curtis

Shortly after the final speeches, dinner came to a close giving way to the after party and an influx of guests ready to stir things up.  Guests paced themselves on the dance floor as Bebel Gilberto performed in authentic passionate Brazilian manner.

Bebel Gilberto

Mickey Boardman (Paper Magazine) feels the Brazilian sound

BrazilFoundation provides project grantees with financial support while stimulating local advocacy and promoting access to goods and services, empowering communities to take responsibility for their own development.”

Lana Smith & Polina Proshkina

“BrazilFoundation has provided funding– following diligent review – to 95 nonprofit organizations recommended by donors (individuals and corporations in the U.S.) who wish to support organizations of their choice in Brazil.”

Guest and Supermodel Izabel Goulart

BrazilFoundation offers a Project Bank, which is comprised of organizations previously supported by the Foundation that have a demonstrated track record of success toward delivering against their project goals.”

Martha Graeff and friends take a break from the Gala

Martha Graeff