Black Tie International Magazine
Home
 
Select your preferred language
 
 
Celebrity Philanthropy News
 
Society News
 
Save the Date 2020
 
Editor-in-Chief
Joyce Brooks
 
Publisher
Gerard Mc Keon
 
Black Tie  TV
 
Nightlife With
Rose Billings
 
Now Trending
with Alison Minton
 
On the Town
Audrey Reuben
 
Impact Investment
 
Featured Foundations
 
Advertising
 
Co-Hosting Events
 
Listing Non-Profit Events
 
 
Share this Page
   
 
Black Tie China
 
Black Tie France
 
Black Tie Israel
 
Black Tie Philippines
 
New York Society
 
Palm Beach Society
 
International Society
 
Hampton Society
 
Las Vegas Society
 
West Coast Society
 
U.S. Society
 
Philanthropy  Giving
 
Entrepreneurial & Philanthropy Awards
 
Event Resource Directory
 
Promote your Services
 
Event Talent Directory
 
Feature Your Talent
 
Antiques
Art
Beauty
Blockchain
Cars
Couture Fashion
Crowdfunding
Fine Wines
 Health & Wellness
Interior Design
Investigative Services
Jewelry
Kids on Location
Legal Services
Luxury Yachts
Pet Services
Private Air
 Real Estate
Recommended Reading
Restaurant Reviews
Single Friendly Events
Social Announcements
Sustainable Investment
Technology
Theater/Arts
Travel
Wealth Management
 
 
Add your e-mail
 Friends
of Black Tie

 
 
Black Tie Classic
George Clooney
Princess Diana
Back Issues
More Back Issues
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

web
analytics
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Palm Beach  Society News  Pages 1 
 
E-mail this page to your friends
Black Tie International:
Third Annual Audi Best Buddies Palm Beach Gala
Raises More Than Half A Million Dollars for Best Buddies International
 
 


Gala Co-Chair, Mark Freitas, Mary Freitas and Gala Co-Chair, Thomas Quick


Gala Co-Chair, Mark Freitas, Mary Freitas and Gala Co-Chair, Thomas Quick
Photo by: Lucien Capehart
 

 


Third Annual Audi Best Buddies Palm Beach Gala, Presented by Mark Edward Partners, Raises More than Half A Million Dollars For Best Buddies International
 

Palm Beach, FL – March 22, 2011 – Nearly 300 people attended the Third Annual Audi Palm Beach Gala, presented by Mark Edward Partners, at the breathtaking Mar-A-Lago on Friday, March 18. The Gala raised $550,000 in total donations for Best Buddies International, a vibrant organization founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Mark E. Freitas and Thomas C. Quick served as Co-Chairs, Donald J. Trump served as International Honorary Chairman and Diana & Llwyd Ecclestone served as Honorary Chairs of the event.

The Gala drew out many notables from Palm Beach – and beyond – including Louis Aguirre, Juan Bollini, Allison & Chip Brady, Lynda & Bill Foster, Florence D’Urso, Dottie & Bill Fauerbach, Mary & Mark Freitas, Marc & Melissa Ganzi, Arij Gasiunasen, George Hamilton, Michelle & Howard Kessler, Christina & George Lindemann, Jose Olle, Tatiana & Campion Platt, Lois Pope, Alina & Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Donald Soffer, Nic Roldan, Susan & Dom Telesco, Becca Cason & John Thrash, Thomas C. Quick, and Richard Ziegelasch.

The Gala included a pool-side cocktail hour featuring GREY GOOSE libations, a gourmet dinner, and a lively auction, which featured fabulous items such as an incredible cultured pearl necklace, Kentucky Derby box seats, tickets to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, six luxury box seats to any New York Yankees home game, and a private polo lesson with Nic Roldan.

Additional highlights of the evening included an inspiring speech by Buddy Ambassador Rachel Lipke, a special presentation, during which Montblanc announced a $100,000 donation to Best Buddies as part of its “11 Days of Giving” campaign, and a performance by Michael McDonald.

Gala sponsors included Audi, Mark Edward Partners, A.R.T. Fine Jewelry & Art, Chartis, the Quick Family, Michele & Howard Kessler, Arij Gasiunasen, Niche Media, Patrick Park, Tatiana & Campion Platt, FIJI Water, GREY GOOSE, Montblanc, the Frankino Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. K. Alexis Mersentes II, and Mr. & Mrs. Thorn Rosenthal.

The festivities continued on Saturday, March 19, when the Audi US Polo Team, which is currently ranked 4th in the World Polo Tour standing, hosted the Audi Best Buddies Polo Experience at its home-base, the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington.

During this event, Best Buddies participants were introduced to mallet and horse techniques by some of the world’s greatest polo players, including Gonzalito Pieres, Nico Pieres, Rodrigo Andrade, Nachi Heguy, Lolo Castagnola, and Juan Bollini, and Audi US Polo Team patrons Marc & Melissa Ganzi.  Best Buddies Founder and Chairman Anthony Kennedy Shriver and other notables, including “Deco Drive” Anchor Louis Aguirre, also saddled-up to create a unique experience for the Buddies and raise awareness for the organization. Afterwards, each of the participants received a trophy and plaque to commemorate the occasion.

Photos of the Gala are available at: http://lcphotostore.com.instaproofs.com/enterEvent.php?id=349908 or http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=gls====489796&nbc1=1.

Photos of the Polo Experience are available at: http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?igi=489803&nbc1=1.

For additional information, please contact: Heather Schatz
(305-374-2233, ext.207 or heatherschatz@bestbuddies.org) .

About Best Buddies International:

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies’ seven formal programs – Colleges, High Schools, Middle Schools, Citizens, e-Buddies® , Jobs and Ambassadors – engage

participants in each of the 50 states and in 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of nearly 700,000 people with and without disabilities around the world. As a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and

developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships. For more information, please visit www.bestbuddies.org.

 

About Audi:

Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. During 2010 Audi was the top performing luxury brand in Europe, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Over the next few years, AUDI AG will invest nearly $16 billion on new products and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.

 

 
Joyce Brooks

To list an Upcoming Event
Contact: joyce@blacktiemagazine.com

Save the Date
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News

Black Tie Magazine TV

gerard mc keon

Promote Your Event or Business
Contact: gerard@blacktiemagazine.com

Event Resource Directory,   Promote your Services
Event Talent  Directory,   Feature your Talent
Co-hosting events with Black Tie
Advertising

 

 


Back to  Palm Beach Society News


 


 




 

 


Featured Streaming Events 2020

 
united hospital fund
 
 
Ripple Of Hope Award Gala
 

Featured Foundations

chuck feeney
 
peoples money
 
international peace day
 
Gavi
 
american portrait
 
Mater Foundation
 
greenpeace
 
ItC for Peace
 
THE JOHN F. KENNEDY PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD®
 
Médecins Sans Frontières
 
Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund
 
the people's vaccine
 
charity stimulus
 
global citizen
 
together for her


 

vall to unite

 

Search the Site

 

 

Impact Investment

carbon geocycle
 
secret paradise resort
 
round island, seychelles
 

Black Tie China

xiaoqui ma
 
lang lang foundation
 

Black Tie Philippines

black tie philippines
 

Nightlife with Rose Billings

 
sara Johnson
 
debutante Ball
 
Judy Kuriansky
 
Gerard Mc Keon
 

Celebrity Philanthropy News
 

st_patricks_day_2020
 
sera Vergera
 
nicole Kidnman, jennifer Aniston
 
jean shafiroff, paul mc cartney
 
princess margaret of kent
 
hudson river park annual Gala
 
Al Pacino, American Icon Awards
 
clive davis
 
proincess grace awards
 
american hospital of paris foundation
 
french heritage society
 
lupus research alliance
 
un women for peace
 
ben kingsley
 
Friends of Black Tie
 
ceylon tea party
 
ecosoc
 
joyce brooks
 
central park conservatory
 
UN Correspondents Association
 
cardinal dolan
 
palm beach heart ball
 
vienese opera ball
 
lady in red gala
 
sanford stem cell
 
weizmann institute
 
carlos slim
 
israel 65th anniversary
 

Black Tie International Realty

 

Event Resources Directory

event resource directory
 
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright 2006 Black Tie Magazine. All Rights Reserved .

Privacy Policy |