Hanley Foundation Hosts Palm Beach Dinner Kickoff at Neiman Marcus Palm Beach

The bright and bold patterns of ETRO made the perfect backdrop for Hanley Foundation’s Palm Beach Dinner kickoff on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Neiman Marcus Palm Beach. The luncheon was a prelude to the Dreamcatcher benefit, which will bring awareness and community resources to substance use disorder prevention and treatment efforts. The harborside reception will take place at the Sailfish Club of Florida in Palm Beach on January 18, 2018.


Guests were greeted with refreshments before taking their seats for a front row look at ETRO’s 2018 Resort collection. Patrick Teague, retail director for ETRO, presented the looks as the models made their way around the tables. The luncheon was hosted by Ainsley Charles, vice president and general manager of Neiman Marcus Palm Beach, and honored the Palm Beach Dinner supporters, chairmen and sponsors.


“Our sincerest thanks to Neiman Marcus Palm Beach for hosting today’s luncheon and allowing our supporters to get a sneak peek of ETRO’s beautiful collection,” said Jan Cairnes, CEO of Hanley Foundation. “Today is a celebration of our Palm Beach Dinner supporters, and I would like to give special thanks to our leadership – Chairs Loy Anderson, Clark Appleby and Franny Frisbie and Honorary Chairs Andrew Forsyth and Kelly Williams. Thank you to the committee and our sponsors for all of your efforts to ensure that the 2018 benefit will be a success.”


According to Turner Benoit, Chief Development Officer for Hanley Foundation, “Hanley Foundation’s mission is combating addiction. Those affected by the disease are many times robbed of their lifelong dreams. At the Foundation, Dreamcatcher represents our mission of protecting the dreams of our children through prevention and restoring the dreams of those suffering a substance use disorder through quality treatment.”


The 2018 host committee includes Inger Anderson, Kent Anderson, Sissy Armstrong, Mary and Kane Baker, Blair and Kenny Beall, Nellie Benoit, Quinn and Whitmore Benoit, Liza and Bob Calhoun, Mary Brittain and Kendall Cheatham, Briggs and Nicholas Coleman, Kim and Payson Coleman, Carissa and Nick Coniglio, Mary and Marvin Davidson, Denise Groo and Val Perez, Denise and Dan Hanley, Charlene and Richard Johnson, Susan and Mike Kirkpatrick, Judy and Jerry Kling, Ivy and Bobby Leidy, Michael R. McCarty, Dede and Laddy Merck, Linda and Lev Miller, Cat and Tom Miller, Muffie and Stephen Murray, David G. Ober, Eddie Schmidt and Ozzie Medeiros, Joanie and Paul Van der Grift and Judy and Fritz Van der Grift.


Hanley Foundation, established more than 30 years ago by Mary Jane and Jack Hanley, is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to give hope to individuals, families and communities affected by substance use disorders. The Foundation provides programming and grant support throughout Florida for advocacy, prevention, education and access to quality addiction treatment. The organization’s prevention programming is available to schools, churches and community groups through grant funding provided by the Florida Department of Children and Families, office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.


To date, sponsors for the Palm Beach Dinner include Hanley Family Foundation, Mary and Marvin Davidson, Charlene and Richard Johnson, The Florida House Experience, Wilmington Trust, N.A. Joanie and Paul Van der Grift, Amy and Drew Rothermel and Palm Beach Society.


Tickets to the Palm Beach Dinner are $500 per person or $350 for ages 40 and under. To purchase tickets, please call 561-268-2358 or visit hanleyfoundation.org/palm-beach-dinner. Sponsorships for the event are still available.  For more information about substance abuse prevention and education programming, please visit the website hanleyfoundation.org.