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Arlene Dahl


Sally Ann Howes, Douglas Rae, Arlene Dahl and Marc Rosen

Sally Ann Howes, Douglas Rae, Arlene Dahl and Marc Rosen
.  Photos by Lucien Capehart Photography


The second annual POSH Palm Beach event kicked off with a black tie dinner dance held at Club Colette on Wednesday,
February 25, 2009.
Honorary chair, Arlene Dahl, welcomed guests and warmly thanked her chairladies: Catherine Adler, Iris Apfel, Kathy Bleznak, Kim Campbell, Linda Donahue, Diana Ecclestone, Ellen Jaffe, Grace Meigher, Talbott Maxey, Nancy Paul, Tricia Quick and Norma Tiefel.


Dr. Tara Cortes, President and CEO of Lighthouse International,
spoke about the ongoing mission of the organization and announced further outreach into the Palm Beach community.

olunteer auctioneer and POSH committee member, Tom Quick,
asked everyone in the room to give thanks for living in this paradise
and to support those who aren't as lucky. The live auction items
included: an amazing custom designed and escorted trip to
Argentina donated by Emmanuel Burgio, founder of boutique
travel company Blue Parallel; a week’s stay in Tuscany at a fabulous villa
 with staff and a pool donated by owner John McFadden. But, the
really moving part of the evening was the ensemble bidding on the establishment of scholarships for the music and dance programs for children at The Lighthouse. Tom started it off with a $5,000
 donation from the Quick Family Foundation.

Among those attending were: Arlene Dahl and Marc Rosen, Iris and
Carl Apfel, Linda and Barry Donahue, Kim Campbell and Bud Palmer, Talbott Maxey, Tom Quick, Grace Meigher, Nancy Paul and Stephen Lindsay, Norma and Bill Tiefel,
Isabelle Leeds and Elliot Schnall,
Carla and George Mann, Marjorie Reed Gordon, John and Myrna
Daniels, Frannie Scaife and Tom McCarter, Helga Marston, Audrey
and Enriquillo del Rosario, Mai Hallingby Harrison, Anka Palitz, Rose
Sachs, Beverly Sommer, Tom Schaeffer, Fran and Barry
Eles Gillet and James Kaufman, Mona de Sayve with Gonzalo Yanez, Kit and Bill Pannell, Farah Walters, Yolonde de Bonvouloir, Sally Ann 
Howes and husband Douglas Rae, Arnold Scassi and Parker Ladd,
Cynthia Boardman, Annette Allen, Somers Farkas, Fern Tailer and
Jerry Tishman, Gloria and Sherman Cohen, Alfred Fiandaca, Diann Scaravilli, William Eubanks, Kate Gubelmann, Jay Page, Debby Maschmeyer, Jeremy Wiesen, Cynthia Witter, Rebecca Bruder,
Edna Cohen, Carole and Arthur Weller, Emmanuel Burgio, Townley
Peters, Hayden Hosford, Annette and Jack Friedland, Calla and
Ralph Guild, Lynda and Leonardo Levitsky, Susan Wexler, Roselle
and Marco Sonnenschein, Arlene Levine, Mario Nievera a
nd Travis
Howe, Kim Coleman, Ellie And Eugene Goldberg,
 Jane Stillman,
Bambi Putnam, Roberta Sabban, Margarita and Bahram Abrashami,
Neil London, among others.

Also attending: Lighthouse International President and CEO, Dr.
Tara Cortes and husband Dr. Luis Cortes; Lighthouse Senior Vice President of Development, Hope Kessler; Director of Merchandizing
 and Operations for POSH Palm Beach, Melinda Porter; and
Lighthouse Chairman of the Board, Roger O. Goldman and wife Fern, Board Member, Barbara Saltzman and new Advisory Board member, Jean Shafiroff

The gala and sale benefit Lighthouse International. Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.

It provides a wide range of services from clinical and rehabilitation services to education, research and advocacy.


Mai Hallingby, Bill Eubanks, Anka Palitz

Mai Hallingby, Bill Eubanks, Anka Palitz


Dr. Tara Cortes and Dr. Luis Cortes

Dr. Tara Cortes and Dr. Luis Cortes

Arnold Scassi, Talbott Maxey, Parker Ladd

Arnold Scassi, Talbott Maxey, Parker Ladd


 Carl Apfel,  Iris Apfel

Carl and Iris Apfel


For more information on vision loss and its causes, contact Lighthouse International at
1-800-829-0500 or visit

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