Eye candy—‘Vision of Beauty’ luncheon to benefit Schepens Eye Research Institute
The Schepens Eye Research Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has announced the honorary chairmen, chairmen and committee for the upcoming “Vision of Beauty” luncheon, to be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach on Dec. 3 when Neiman Marcus Palm Beach will provide a fashion presentation featuring the collections of Norman Ambrose and Siegelson Jewelry.
Hermé deWyman Miro is grand honorary chairman, with Judith Murat Grubman and Kathryn Vecellio serving as honorary chairmen. Laurie Silvers is the Mar-A-Lago host sponsor.
Chairmen for this year’s event include: Colleen Bain, Sandra Krakoff, Kay Lyons, Michele Millard, Anne Moran, Monika Preston, Nancy Raquet, Linda Salandra-Dweck, Laurie Silvers and Andrea Stark.
Committee members include: Dusty Aronsohn, Rosalie Cohen, Caroline Collings, Marilyn Connor, Judith Donoff, Mary Fairbanks Freitas, Jack Fhillips, Connie Frankino, Arlette Gordon, Cheryl Gowdy, Jerre Gowdy, Cathy Henry, Patricia Herlihy, Ellen Jaffe, Darlene Jordan, Susan Keenan, Michele Kessler, Pieternel Knollenberg, Patricia Lebow, Susan Lovejoy, Cheryl Marshman, Donna Marzano, Toby Muss, Beverly Myers, Sharon O’Neil, Anka Palitz, Bjaye Pilotte, Beth Pine, Madelyn Savarick, Marsha Snyder, Joanne Stringer, Dyanne Tosi, Cherie Toufanian and Babbette Wolff.
“The ’Vision of Beauty’ luncheon is one of the most popular events in the Palm Beach social season,” noted Mrs. Vecellio, who is also a trustee and the president of the Florida Friends of Schepens Eye Research Institute. “Beth Pine and Neiman Marcus Palm Beach always provide a spectacular fashion presentation, and people really enjoy reuniting with friends they haven’t seen since last season. Everyone is encouraged to join us and share in the fun.”
A highlight of this year’s luncheon will be the fashion preview from designer Norman Ambrose, whose widely acclaimed collection is shown exclusively at Neiman Marcus. Sponsors for this year’s luncheon include benefactors Beth Pine, Vice President and General Manager, Neiman Marcus Palm Beach.
Patron Sponsors include, Colleen Bain, Michele Kessler, Connie Frankino, Judith Murat Grubman, Kay Lyons, Hermé deWyman Miro, president of the International Society of Palm Beach, Monika Preston, Linda Salandra-Dweck, Laurie Silvers and Kathryn Vecellio.
Tickets for the luncheon are $250 each.
For more information, call 877-724-3736 or visit www.schepens.harvard.edu/maralago. ■
Melanie Saunders, left, Marsha Snyder and Dusty Aronsohn
Angela Godfrey, left, Monika Preston and Linda Salandra-Dweck
Cathy Henry, left, Laurie Silvers and Marilyn Connor
Standing: Marsha Snyder, left, Kay Lyons, Cathy Henry, Joanne Stringer, Marilyn Connor, Anne Moran, Angela Godfrey, Monika Preston, Bjaye Pilotte, Dusty Aronsohn, Susan Lovejoy, Pieternel Knollenberg, Linda Salandra Dweck and Colleen Bain Seated:...
Judith Murat Grubman, left, Colleen Bain and Cheryl Gowdy
Front: Kathryn Vecellio, left, and Judith Murat Grubman Back: Beth Pine, left, and Marilyn Connor
Herme’ de Wyman Miro, left, Beth Pine and Kathryn Vecellio