Palm Beach, FL --On Friday, December 4, 2009, LIFE will host the 16th annual "Lady In Red" Gala at The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach. Lois Pope and Dick Robinson are Chairmen of this non-stop, fun-filled evening which will include cocktails and silent auction followed by dinner, dancing and hilarious entertainment by Dean of Impersonators, Rich Little. Guests will also be treated to fabulous gifts and prizes from LIFE’s unwavering supporter, Tiffany & Co. Also, there will be a chance to win a racy red convertible Mini Cooper, generously donated by Braman Motorcars. Guests will be boogeying to the hottest party band, Soul Survivors in Mar-a-Lago’s exquisitely beautiful ballroom, which no one can “Trump”. A fabulous time is sure to be had by all, with the guarantee, what happens at the
Gala . . . stays at the Gala.
Americas leading philanthropists, Mrs. Pope is the founder of the Lois Pope Life Foundation and Leaders In Furthering Education (LIFE). LIFE raises funds in support of the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation which seeks to commemorate the sacrifices and dedication of disabled American veterans from all branches of the Armed Services throughout America’s history by building the first National Memorial in Washington,
DC honoring the sacrifices of the disabled veterans. LIFE also raises money for LIFE's Summer Camp Program, which has sent over 15 years, 14,500 underprivileged and special needs children in Florida to Summer Camp. To date LIFE has raised more than $1.6 million to build the nation’s first and only permanent tribute to the three million living disabled American veterans, the countless who have since passed, and those who will come in the future.
The Lois Pope Life Foundation and Leaders In Furthering Education (LIFE) also provide awards for medical research, scholarships, summer camp programs, humanitarian relief, the performing arts, and animal welfare. Programs include the University of Miami-based Lois Pope
LIFE Center, the leading facility in the world researching paralysis and neurological diseases; a life-saving clean water project in hurricane-ravaged Guatemala; an ambulance project for Magen David Adom, the “Israeli Red Cross,” and scholarships for aspiring physicians attending the City College of
Dick Robinson is not only a Palm Beach philanthropist, radio and TV personality; he is President of The Robinson Group, owner of New England and Florida radio stations, and Founder/Chairman of Connecticut School of Broadcasting, the nation’s oldest and largest group of communications schools. Dick Robinson is also President of the Garnet Society of WXEL Radio (NPR) and TV (PBS), and host of an internationally syndicated radio and TV show, both carried locally on WXEL.
Dick Robinson is also Founder and President of the non-profit organization, the Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook (preserveourgas.org). This 501(c)(3) was created to make the public aware, especially children and young adults, of what Dick believes to be the greatest music ever recorded. As former President of the American Heart Association of Palm Beach, Dick Robinson is also President of the Palm Beach Round Table and serves on the Boards of many charities and arts organizations including the American Cancer Society, Palm Beach Pops and LIFE.
Suzi Goldsmith and Ari Rifkin will serve as Co-Chairwomen of the Lady in Red Gala. Liz and Jeff Bateman, Senior Regional Vice President at Tiffany & Co. are Honorary Chairmen. LIFE will also take great pleasure on this special evening to honor Rhoda & David Chase with The Philanthropist Extraordinaire Award, will proudly present Hermé de Wyman Miro, Grande Dame of Palm Beach with the prestigious Victoria Award, and Leo Albert will be remembered with The Disabled Veterans LIFE Award, In Loving Memory.
This much anticipated start of the Palm Beach social season will begin at 6:30 pm with cocktails followed at 8:00 pm by dinner and dancing. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial and LIFE’s Summer Camp Program for underprivileged and special needs children.
Tickets to the “Lady In Red” Gala are
$500 per person and attire is black-tie.
To request more information, please contact
LIFE at 561.865.0955.