Amanda Ardery, Bob & Teresa Halverson

George Brannon & Chris Ruyan

Gabriella Mires, Ewa Ruyan & Colella Quinlan


he Little Black Dress Party was an evening of high fashion with the 
ladies wearing beautiful black dresses and the gentlemen wearing 
nicely tailored jackets with a black tie. The event was held on May 
19 in the Magnolia Ballroom at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. 

White-Wilson Community Foundation (WWCF) hosted the event in its 9th 
season this year. The theme for this year’s event was “A Hollywood Black Tie 
Affair.” This award-winning event raised funds for WWCF’s community 
health initiatives and to provide preventive care and support to the under 
privileged in our community. 

Chris and Ewa Ruyan served as the Honorary Chairs for this year’s 9th 

annual celebration. The couple urged attendees to give generously because 
all of the proceeds were going to the some of the most vulnerable in our 
community, and also thanked the sponsors whose participation made this 
year’s event a huge success.

The Little Black Dress Event has previously been voted Best Event on the 

Emerald Coast, and they have raised over $400,000 to support community 
health initiatives. The night featured live and silent auctions, providing 
generous guests the opportunity to dig deep into their pockets and purses. A 
buffet style dinner was available for the guests to indulge and entertainment 
was provided by Amanda McArdle. 

A Hollywood Black Tie Affair

Candice Martin, Tracey Carico & Belle Day

   VIP Destin at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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Zhalman Harris

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