The 2017 God of Fire Charity Dinner

for
  
The Better World
   
 
 
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Prometheus, the 2017 God of Fire Charity Dinner for A Better World was held at the Peninsula Beverly Hills on September 30th. To benefit Operation FINALLY HOME and Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, $100,000 was raised during the charity auction, which was emceed by Joe Mantegna and Paul Reiser.

The event was hosted by Joe Mantegna, star of CBS's hit drama Criminal Minds, and Keith K. Park, Founder and President of Prometheus and God of Fire. U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Willie J. Williams received the 2017 God of Fire Man of the Year Award for his charitable work for veterans and Operation FINALLY HOME. Also, in memory of Carlos Arturo Fuente, Sr., the legendary American cigar maker who passed away in August 2016, a heartfelt tribute was made.

The 2017 God of Fire Charity Dinner was a truly memorable evening of 2017. We would like to thank all the attendees, who made the evening so special and supported veterans and poor children in Dominican Republic. See you at the next event! ALL PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT

         
 
 
Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. In 2015, Operation FINALLY HOME celebrated 10 years of providing custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America's military heroes and the widows of the fallen, those who have worn America's uniform and sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. For more information, visit: www.operationfinallyhome.org
 
 
 
Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which was established by the Fuente and Newman families in 2001, helps poor children in the Bonao region of the Dominican Republic. What began as a simple dream of adding a wing onto the local elementary school has evolved into Cigar Family Charitable Foundation's 23-acre complex that includes: primary and high schools; health center; sports and recreation facilities; and an organic farming area. Today, Cigar Family Community Complex serves well over 5,000 families and has achieved tremendous results. For more information, visit: www.CF-CF.org
 
 
 
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Prometheus, the 2017 God of Fire Charity Dinner for A Better World was held at the Peninsula Beverly Hills on September 30th.
 
To benefit Operation FINALLY HOME and Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, $100,000 was raised during the charity auction, which was emceed by Joe Mantegna and Paul Reiser.
 
In memory of Carlos Arturo Fuente, Sr., the legendary American cigar maker who passed away in August 2016, a heartfelt tribute was made.
 
The event was held at the roof garden of the Peninsula Beverly Hills.
 
The attendees included the Hollywood luminaries such as Joe Mantegna, Adam Rodgrigues and Daniel Hanney of CBS's hit drama Criminal Minds, Paul Reiser, Clifton Collins, Frank Mancuso Sr. and Jr. Also, present were Liana Fuente and Johnny Lopez, partner at Platinum Equity and executive producer of The Lost City movie.
 
Daniel Henney (from left), Frank Mancuso Jr. and Sr., Joe Mantegna, Paul Reiser, Adam Rodriguez and Clifton Collins.
 
Alexander Pichel (front left), Rhos Dyke (front right), Unknown Person, Abe Hong, Marco Mahajer, Tom Gallway, Aquiles Legra, George Valdez.
 
Ian McGivern (left) and Louie Hancock with Joe Mantgena after winning their charity auction items.
 
Enrique (left) and Pedro (right) Carvajal with Keith K. Park
 
Les Lewis (from left), Matt Seal, Joe Mantegna, Morgan King, Duke Maltin, Jason Bayorgeon.
 
Alexander Pichel (2nd Left), Liana Fuente and her husband, Manny Garcia, and George Valdez, proprietor of Sabor Havana in Miami.
 
The charity auction was emceed by Joe Mantegna and Paul Reiser. George Valdez (left) and Aquiles Legra (right), proprietors of Sabor Havana, helping the auction of the Prometheus 25th Anniversary humidor.
 
Joe Mantegna holding his 70th birthday gift, God of Fire box signed by his Hollywood colleagues at the event.
   
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Willie J. Williams received the 2017 God of Fire Man of the Year Award for his charitable work for veterans and Operation FINALLY HOME.
 
As a tribute to Carlos Arturo Fuente, Sr., the legendary American cigar maker who passed away in August 2016, the 2017 limited edition "Tribute To The Man" humidors produced by Prometheus were auctioned off.
 
Joe Mantegna, Adam Rodgrigues (center) and Daniel Hanney of CBS's hit drama Criminal Minds.
 
Keith K. Park, Joe Mantegna and Paul Reiser emceed the charity auction.
 
Pete and Dawn Ferranini
 
Rich Weiss, PJ Moysset and Michael Kaplan
 
Wayne Schur (left) from New Jersey with Paul Reiser (center) and Keith K. Park
 
Johnny Lopez (left) with his father, Orlando Lopez, and Frank Mancuso Sr. (center) with his grandson, Gio, and son, Frank Mancuso Jr.
 
Louie Hancock (from left), Phil Seal, Peter Clements, Joe Mantegna, Simon Devlin, Ian McGivern. Simon Devlin, proprietor of Devlin's Cigar Divan in Perth, Australia, attended the event with his customers.
 
Greg Kahwajian (from left), Keith K. Park, Milas Zilifian, Harry Koulouzian, Patrick Khlashian, Rodrigue Kurkjian, Joe Scully, Joshua Sizemore, Jennifer Hartzler. Harry Koulouzian (fourth from left), proprietor of Harry's Tobacco in Burbank, California, attended the event with his customers.
 
Matt Lanford, proprietor of Santa Barbara Cigar in Santa Barbara, California with Keith K. Park
 
Fred Latsko (left), proprietor of Biggs Mansion in Chicago, with Neil Sahli
 
Rob Shilling (front left), Wayne Schur, Aaron Bronson, Michael Laraia
 
Shafi Hai (left), proprietor of Scottish Tobacco in Atlanta, Georgia, with Manny Spamahis
 
Matthew Davis (from left), Cecil Kyte, Marty Ensign, Joe Mangtegna, Michael Weiss, Matt Lanford. Matt Lanford, proprietor of Santa Barbara Cigar in Santa Barbara, California attended the event with his customers.
 
Nisha and Kevin Teruya
 
Sean and Sharon Tabibian
 
See you at the next event!
 

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