Holiday Luncheon Supports RPB Nonprofit Grandma’s Place

Committee members gather for a group photo. Photo by Capehart

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, longtime supporters and new friends of Grandma’s Place gathered at the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach to attend the fifth annual “Grandma’s Angels” Holiday Luncheon. A total of 172 guests enjoyed a wine and champagne reception as they actively bid on more than 200 fabulous silent auction items.

The luncheon was chaired by Manda Galin and Dina Rubio, while Herme de Wyman Miro served as international honorary chair, and Elayne Flamm served as honorary chair. The event was again held in memory of Lou Ann Wilson-Swan, co-founder of the luncheon. Committee members included Missy Agnello, Margaret Donnelley, Patti Hadden, Barbara Hollender, Eleanor Jones, Mary Lewis Moews, Adreana Moss, Joan O’Connell, Toni O’Brien, Debbie Pincus, Amy Quattlebaum, Jodie Schmitz, Donna Scully, Marcie Singer, Valerie Seifert, George Swan Jr. and Jamie Wulkan.

The dining room looked beautiful with tiffany blue overlays over white tablecloths with stunning white orchids in a gold pot. Channel 12 News Anchor Liz Quirantes served as the celebrity emcee and welcomed guests as they dined on filet mignon. Michele Poole talked passionately about Grandma’s Place. Then the fun really began with a live auction by Neil Saffer and his wife Trish from Saffer & Company.

Proceeds of the luncheon support Grandma’s Place, an emergency foster shelter in Royal Palm Beach for children from birth to the age of 12 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, and a family support program that provides services to parents and caregivers of children with special needs, including mentoring, training and respite care.

For more information, or to be placed on the invitation list for next year, call Executive Director Roxanne Jacobs at (561) 753-2226 or e-mail or visit