Grandma’s Place Announces Chairs For Sixth Annual Holiday Luncheon

Event co-chairs Manda Galin and Jodie Schmitz.

Royal Palm Beach-based nonprofit Grandma’s Place will hold its sixth annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach. The event will be co-chaired by Jodie Schmitz and Manda Galin, with Herme De Wyman Miro as the international honorary chair.

Committee members include Missy Agnello, Diana Berman, Kristi Bomar, Kelly Brenner, Susy Burrowes, Leslie Byck, Patty Cooke, Margaret Donnelley, Ali Govier, Patti Hadden, Barbara Hollender, Eleanor Jones, Cynthia Mascia, Mary Lewis Moews, Adreana Moss, Joan O’Connell, Toni O’Brien, Kat Ogg, Amy Quattlebaum, Dina Rubio, Eve Sauer, Donna Scully, Valerie Seifert and George Swan Jr.

The luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. with a wine reception and a fabulous silent auction. During lunch, there will be a small live auction led by Neil Saffer, while local CBS12 news anchor Liz Quirantes once again serves as the celebrity emcee. The event is in memory of Lou Ann Wilson-Swan, the founder and previous chair of the luncheon.

The proceeds benefit Grandma’s Place, which provides shelter and loving care to children who have suffered abuse or neglect and have been removed from their homes, and also provides respite care for young children with disabilities while offering support to their parents and caregivers to maximize each child’s safety and success.

Tickets are $200 per person, or tables can be purchased for $1,800 each. To receive an invitation, donate an auction item, purchase a ticket or sponsor the event, call Roxanne Jacobs at (561) 376-0488, e-mail or visit