Grandma’s Place Announces Patti Hadden As Honorary Chair Of Holiday Luncheon

Patti Hadden

Jodie Schmitz and Manda Galin, co-chairs of the seventh annual Grandma’s Angels Holiday Luncheon, recently announced that Patti Hadden will serve as the honorary chair.

Hadden has served on the luncheon committee since the beginning, is a very generous supporter of the luncheon, opens her magnificent home to host many committee and board meetings, and serves on the board of directors. There is no one more deserving of this honor and recognition.

Herme De Wyman Miro is again serving as the international honorary chair. Committee members include: Jane Bruno, Susy Burrowes, Patty Cooke, Amy Considine, Margaret Donnelley, Danielle Glendye, Barbara Hollender, Eleanor Jones, Mary Lewis Moews, Toni O’Brien, Joan O’Connell, Pamela Pike, Dina Rubio, Lisa Shapiro, Marcie Singer and George Swan Jr.

Sponsors include: presenting sponsor Heidi Schaeffer MD, gold sponsors Danielle McDonald and Hadden Landscaping, and silver sponsor the International Society of Palm Beach.

The luncheon will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach. It starts at 11:30 a.m. with a wine reception and a fabulous silent auction. During lunch, there will be a small live auction by Neil Saffer, while CBS12 News Anchor Liz Quirantes will once again serve as the celebrity emcee.

The proceeds benefit Royal Palm Beach-based 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/caregivers to maximize each child’s safety and success.

Tickets are $200 per person or tables for $2,000. To receive an invitation, donate an auction item, purchase a ticket, place an ad in the event program or sponsor the event, call Roxanne Jacobs at (561) 376-0488, e-mail at or visit