Caroline Moran Among Portrait Of A Woman Honorees

The third annual Portrait of a Woman luncheon benefiting the Quantum House was held at the West Palm Beach Marriott on March 3 honoring women for their contributions to the community.

The honorees were Caroline Moran of Wellington, along with Rene Friedman, Patricia Thomas and Marcie Gorman. Palm Beach philanthropist Irma Anapol was named as grand matriarch.

The women have contributed much to their communities and are constantly giving back. Many family and friends were there to support them as Tim Byrd introduced them, along with a video interview by Jack Schulman. Then the oil portraits were unveiled, painted and gifted by renowned artist Renee Plevy.

Plevy and Kim Champion co-chaired the event, which had 140 attending. Gorman was given a special tribute by Anthony Espina, her protégée and pianist, a video of her songs and photos. All 18 portraits of past and present honorees were exhibited as part of the Legacy Series shown throughout Palm Beach County.

Many past honorees attended, including Suzy Minkoff, Helen Babione, Bobbi Horwich, Dorothy Sullivan, Rosemary Krieger and Melissa Potamkin Ganzi, who were given roses.

The event supported the Quantum House, a nonprofit hospitality house that provides a caring and supportive home that reduces the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County. To learn more, visit

ABOVE:  Marcie Gorman, Patricia Thomas, Rene Friedman, Irma Anapol and Caroline Moran.