Yet, the money raised amid all the high-society trappings is geared toward the poor and other worthy causes.
The truth of that is brought home by yet another multimillion-dollar awards ceremony of festival proceeds to 18 nonprofit organizations whose common theme is children. From Naples to Immokalee, the organizations work on children's health, literacy, protection and guidance.
Those who used their talents and bounty for this good work are hereby congratulated. A toast to you all.