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Black Tie International:
Neiman Marcus Palm Beach & Tree of Life Foundation International
Honor Recipients of Global Heart Awards





Amanda Schumacher, Founder of Tree of Life Foundation International and Tim Quinn and Beth Pine of Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach. Photo by:  Lucien Capehart Photography

Amanda Schumacher, Founder of Tree of Life Foundation International and Tim Quinn and Beth Pine of Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach. Photo by:  Lucien Capehart Photography


PALM BEACH (January 20, 2011) – Beth Pine, Vice President and General Manager of Neiman Marcus Palm Beach and Amanda Schumacher, Founder of the Tree of Life Foundation International honored recipients of the Global Heart Awards with a fashion show and luncheon debuting the 2011 Naeem Khan spring collection at the Palm Beach store Tuesday, January 18.  Over 50 individuals attended the luncheon.

The luncheon and informal fashion show was held as a pre-event in honor of the recipients of the 2011 Global Heart Awards which will take place at the Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach on February 11, 2011.

Honorees for the Global Heart Awards are chosen by the Tree of Life Foundation International for their acts of generosity and goodwill and include extraordinary men, women, and organizations that exist on a local, national, and international scale in categories surrounding the following: Animals, arts, clothing, energy, education, environment, food, global challenges, homeless, housing, human rights, logistics, media, medicine, orphanages, philanthropists, professionals, science and technology, sports, addiction and substance abuse, and ambassadors.  Nominees for the 2011 Global Heart Awards include (by category in alphabetical order):  Addiction: CARP, Inc- Robert Needle, Animals: Humane Society of Greater Miami- Michelle Headley, the Palm Beach Zoo- Terry Maple M.D., and the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League- David Miller, Arts: Palm Beach Dramaworks- Bill Hayes, Arts: Dance, Miami City Ballet- Pamela Gardiner, Arts: Film - Animated Family Films- Johan Sturm, Prelude Pictures- Mark Koch, Film: Screen Writer/ Director - Turkles- Frank Eberling, Arts: Film Producer - Turkles- Kim Stryker, Arts: Fine Art - Norton Museum of Art- Hope Alswang, Wally Findlay Galleries- James R. Borynack, Arts: Music - Carma Foundation-Melky Jean, Arts: Theater - Maltz  Jupiter Theatre –Tricia Trimble, Arts: Writer- Passport Please- Pete Nielsen, Clothing: Dress for Success Miami- Sonia Jacobson, Environment: Audubon Society of the Everglades- Linda Humphries, Food: Boca Helping Hands- James Gavrilos  and Food for the Poor-  Robin Mahfood, Global Challenges: Racing To The Rescue- Alan D. Mentser, Homeless: St. Ann Place- Sister Carleen Cekal and The Lord’s Place- Diana Stanley, Human Rights: Yele Haiti- Hugh Locke, Logistics: Missionary Flights International- Richard Snook, Media: Chaundra Bill-Rabenecker and Tim Malloy, Medical: Be a Star Foundation, Inc.- Julie Healey and Little Smiles- Paul Donohue, Orphanage: Friends of the Orphans- Sharon Saxelby, Sports: Mike Schmidt, and Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth Varian

The 2011 Global Heart Awards, presented by the Tree of Life Foundation International, will be hosted by Nancy Stafford, (Part of cast from Emmy Award winner TV show “St. Elsewhere”), and Sean Wolfington, (Award winner at the Toronto International Film Festival for Bella 2006) and Amanda Schumacher. 

Current sponsors and underwriters for the 2011 Global Heart Awards include: Schumacher Infiniti of the Palm Beaches, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.  In addition to the celebration, the Global Heart Awards will be raffling off a 2010 Infiniti Convertible good for a two-year lease and up to 10,000 miles per year.

Amanda Schumacher founded the Tree of Life Foundation International years ago with the mission to connect and consolidate global resources and charitable entities to enhance the lives of those in need through networking and fundraising efforts with a focus on people, animals, and the environment.  The organization is a 501 (C)(3) global fundraising organization that connects the gifts and talents of individuals with resources of specific charitable organizations to market worldwide programs.  Tickets for the Global Heart Awards start at $425.00 and are tax deductible. Table sponsors start at $3,500 and go up to $25,000.

To learn more on how you can be part of this prestigious event and for additional information on becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets, please call 561-833-1533 or email:



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