Holiday Party 12/6/2017

Holiday Jazz Cabaret Raised Over $10,000

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, approximately 170 people attended the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club’s (LWRWC) Holiday Jazz Supper Club Cabaret Charity Fundraiser at the LWR Golf and Country Club. Attendees enjoyed a wonderful dinner, great music and dancing provided by JB Baxter from More than Music and a fabulous Cabaret Show performed by Jefferey Kin, Artist Director of the Players Centre for Performing Arts. Jeffery wowed the audience as the Cabaret the EMCEE and talented Player’s singers/performers, Amanda Heisey and Kathryn Parks were outstanding. A very successful silent auction and a giving tree contributed to the fundraising success and all proceeds will benefit the LWRWC ‘s three adopted 501(c)3) charities, HOPE Family Services, SOLVE Maternity Homes and SMART Riding Therapy!

The Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club sincerely thanks all our Sponsors & Donors for helping to make our Holiday Jazz Supper Club Cabaret Charity Fundraiser a spectacular success! With the help of our wonderful Lakewood Ranch Business Community, the Holiday Jazz Supper Club Cabaret raised over $10,000 to help our adopted charities with their most critical needs.
Our generous Sponsors included: Adamchak, Bordes & Franz Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch; Lakewood Ranch Communities, SMR; Cool Today Plumbing; Dr. Emily Arsenault of Arsenault Dermatology; Patricia McMillan of Berkshire & Hathaway; ComCenter, Lakewood Ranch; Clarit Realty, LTD; IREM Solutions, Inc.; Helen and Robert J. Low of Perron & Low, Linda and Ozzie Patzmann, MaryLee and Paul Danahy and Patti and Bob Wrobel.
Our generous Silent Auction Donors included: Players Centre for Performing Arts, Ritz Carlton Members Club, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, Nick Drizos’ SMART Chefs, Che Bella Aveda Salon & Spa, LWR, Local Artist Mary Ellen Slenker, Dr. Emily Arsenault of Arsenault Dermatology, Four Pillars, LWR, Wish On Main, Vanessa Fine Jewelry, Sarasota Orchestra, The Ringling, Brandi Enzell, Executive Director SMART, Laurel Lynch and Norm Hale, ComCenter, Lakewood Ranch, Jeanne Storeim, Gemz Fine Jewelry, Cheers to Wine, Elaine Vaughn of Elaine’s Designs, Diane Nelson, – Beach House, Mar Vita & Sandbar Restaurants, Seasons 52, UTC Sarasota, Luxury Nails, Clarit Realty, LTD, Stonewood Grill, Robert J. Low, Perron & Low, Carmel Café, Gecko’s Hospitality Group, Jeanne Storeim of Artistic Entertainment, and First Watch, LWR, Lilly Chaddha, Patti Wrobel, Eileen Buzzard, Monika and Jim Templeman, LWRWC Board and LWRWC Blankets 4 Babies Committee.

One of the event highlights was when, LWRWC President & Event Chair, Monika Templeman and Vice President and Event Co-Chair, Eileen Buzzard, presented Trish Newman with the prestigious 2017 LWRWC Woman of the Year Award. Monika told the audience that “this has been a banner year in Charity Fundraising and a year of phenomenal LWRWC programs. A large part of the credit goes to our 2017 Recipient of the prestigious Lakewood Ranch Woman of the Year Award. This amazing lady chaired the most successful Fashion Show ever, raising over $19.000 for our adopted charities in this single event. She was also a Super Star Program Director, bringing us some of the best events, speakers and off the ranch Activities that our Women’s Club ever experienced. Trish Newman is the poster child for fun, friendship & community service. She is a true Holiday Angel all year round who knows how to put the fun in fundraising!” Congratulations Trish!

A special thank you to Registration Chair, MaryLee Danahy, Silent Auction Chair and event photographer, Helen Low, Decoration Chairs Elaine Vaughn and Diane Nelson and the rest our amazing Holiday Jazz Supper Club Planning Committee, including Patti Wrobel, Ann Sledz, Lilly Chaddha, Linda Sutton, and Shirley Taradash! Kudos to our event photographers Helen Low and her husband Robert Low, our treasurer, Kathleen Cleveland Linda Sutton and Jan Hasler for agreeing to handle the Silent Auction purchases. And a double thanks to Jan for helping MaryLee with registration. Also, sincere thanks to our Greeter ambassadors, Ann Sledz, Lilly Chaddha, Diane Wagner.

Thank you one and all for being Holiday Angels and helping our charities make wishes come true for those in need!