Sebastian Ferrero Foundation Announces Charlie And Linda Brink As 2014 Noche de Gala Event Chairs

May 29, 2014, 09:45 ET from Sebastian Ferrero Foundation

GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sebastian Ferrero Foundation announced today that Board Members Charlie and Linda Brink will serve as Event Chairs for Noche de Gala 2014. The seventh annual signature event will be hosted on Saturday, October 25 on the spectacular grounds of Besilu Collection. The Brinks are passionate supporters of the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation and its mission, who most generously donated $1 million to the Foundation at last year's Noche de Gala event.

Philanthropists Charlie and Linda Brink have devoted endless time and resources to enhance the Florida communities in which they care deeply about through The Brink Foundation. Based in Tampa, Fla., The Brink's founded The Brink Foundation in 2008 on the premise of social justice and equality. The organization's goal is to make significant improvements in the areas of humanitarian assistance, academic achievement, economic empowerment and civic engagement.

"We have great admiration and respect for the incredible strides the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation has achieved in support of pediatric healthcare benefitting all children and families in our state. Founders Horst and Luisa Ferrero hold a special place in our hearts and we are honored to serve as event chairs of the seventh annual Noche de Gala," said Charlie Brink. "My wife Linda and I look forward to the upcoming months and the work we will be accomplish together to further benefit advancements in pediatric healthcare."

The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation has raised over $10 million to support its mission of advocating and fundraising for a dedicated, state-of-the-art children's hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The Foundation advocates and fundraises for advancements in patient safety and innovative programs dedicated to delivering integrated pediatric care for children and their families.

"The Foundation is honored to have such passionate and enthusiastic supporters as the Brinks," said Horst Ferrero, founder of the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation. "Charlie and Linda are proven philanthropic leaders and have an uncanny ability to inspire those around them, making them perfect candidates to lead this year's Gala. We are looking forward to all we can accomplish with their support."

The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation's mission is to advocate and fundraise for continued advancements in facilities, patient safety and innovative programs dedicated to delivering integrated pediatric care for all children and their families. For more, visit:

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