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Scene + Heard
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High fashion was the theme of the Palm Beach Atlantic University Alumni Association’s 2017 Afternoon Tea and Silent Auction on April 29, held at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harborside Place. The event netted $15,000 for the annual scholarship fund. The afternoon included a silent auction and 15 guests received a raffle prize from Lilly Pulitzer. There also were gifts from Tanya Moss Jewelry sponsored by Annah Wolf and Claudia Moore for guests best dressed at their table. The Lubben brothers played classical music during the silent auction.
The Ladies Luncheon “Let’s Flamingle” brought nearly 300 brightly dressed guests to St. Paul of the Cross Church in North Palm Beach for a benefit for All Saints Catholic School in Jupiter. The day included cocktails, shopping, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Two dozen vendors were on-hand, offering goods from beach décor to belt buckles.
Thousands of locals joined Dr. Mehmet Oz at The Gardens Mall, where he shared his best-kept secrets to living the good life. Dr. Oz moderated a leading panel of health professionals, and special guest Amy Robach of “Good Morning America” spoke about her own breast cancer journey. Guests enjoyed interactive cooking demos, a free money booth and more.
Executive Women of the Palm Beaches hosted its annual Women in Leadership Awards at the Cohen Pavilion at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts where Capt. Mark Kelly was chosen as the keynote speaker, the first man in 33 years to be showcased. The event recognizes women who display generosity; commitment to integrity and diversity; and genuine connectedness with others in the community.
The Palm Beach Area chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raised more than $1.2 million during its 25th anniversary of the Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign. The celebration took place at the Hilton in West Palm Beach. Alexander Basse and Jessica Johnson took home the coveted titles.
As part of the purchase of Loggerhead Marinas by Dallas-based Suntex Marinas, Suntex has committed to maintaining a philanthropic partnership with Loggerhead Marinelife Center. During an evening presentation, Suntex presented the Center with a check for $400,000 and pledged ongoing support.
More than 100 guests welcomed Roger Ward as new executive director for the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens during a reception featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens’ board chairman, Frances Fisher, and her husband, Jeffrey, hosted the event at their Palm Beach home.
Guests came together for the second annual Palm Beach Songwriters in the Round at Lucky Old Sun Ranch benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Palm Beach. Some of Nashville’s best singer/songwriters shared their stories under the stars, including Victoria Shaw who wrote “The River” for Garth Brooks.
Revolution Dating hosted its annual Love-Fest celebration and gave to charity in the name of love by raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Held at Rocco’s Tacos in Palm Beach Gardens, the event brought together Jonathan Duerr, All-Star Man of the Year candidate, and Josh Cohen with ESPN of West Palm Beach to co-host the matchmaking event.
Locals gathered to celebrate the opening of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant at The Gardens Mall. Founder Tim McEnery and staff mingled with guests who toured the space and learned more about the modern-casual dining experience known for its signature wines and cuisine.
A group of supporters gathered at The Beach Club for the Foundation’s Palm Beach Dinner. Symbolic of their new 2017 leadership, location and name, the event’s theme was titled “Surfacing,” and honored new and old friends while supporting the organization’s mission. Guests enjoyed a dinner buffet, silent auction and live entertainment.
To kick off the 2018 Palm Beach Wine Auction and to toast to the success of this year’s event, Kathryn and Leo Vecellio welcomed 40 guests aboard their M/Y Lady Kathryn V. The event featured three decks of Champagne and cuisine pairings curated by Vincent Pages, the U.S. representative for Krug Champagne.
ESPN West Palm, SunTrust Bank and Wealth Management hosted an exclusive night with Jesse Palmer at Marc Bell’s private estate at Woodfield Country Club. Palmer, an ESPN college football analyst, “Good Morning America” special contributor and former “The Bachelor” contestant, participated in a spirits tasting and Q&A with ESPN’s Josh Cohen.
Supporters attended The Gardens Mall for the organization’s annual Palm Beach Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign.
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