Unicorn Children’s Foundation Annual Pledging & Pinning Luncheon far surpassed the expectations of attendants.
Not all luncheons are created equal and this was proven at the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Annual Pledging & Pinning Luncheon that took place at Café Boulud of the Brazilian Courton December 8, 2010. The function proved to be one of excitement and fulfillment as guests gathered together to pledge their support of the Palm Beach Gala, An Evening Aboard the Orient Express, that will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the exclusive Mar-a-Lago Club.
Sharon Alexander, Executive Director of Unicorn Children’s Foundation, welcomed guests and announced that in addition to supporting innovative education, awareness and research programs, the funds raised at the Gala will support the creation of a novel strength-based high school for adolescents and young adults with developmental and learning challenges that will provide them with the necessary skills to increase their chance of reaching independence and integration into society (formal release to follow).
The excitement in the room grew with the announcement and launch of the newly established Unicorn Children’s Foundation Visionary Society which recognizes supporters who donated $10,000 or more during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Founding members Juliette Ezagui and Valeria Rosenbloom presented newly inducted members with a 14k gold unicorn pin with diamond encrusted eye designed exclusively for Unicorn Children’s Foundation by Kaufmann de Suisse. The 2010 inductees included: Lori Cabrera, Elisabeth Dalfen, Joanne Gabay, Genevieve Murphy, Renata Moulavi, Shelley Resnik, Jeannette Stark, Michelle Yellin and the Ziegfeld Girls of Florida, Inc.
Immediately following, the pinning ceremony, Dylan Krost, a 17 year old who lives with dyslexia, courageously shared his experiences of learning differently and how he is able to overcome challenges with the right support. His presence and touching speech was uplifting as it pulled at the heartstrings of all the guests.
Over $200,000 was raised at the short afternoon affair and Unicorn Children’s Foundation could not be more excited at the enthusiasm and generosity of its supporters. Alexander stated “We are so appreciative of the generous support we received and are grateful to have an exceptional group of supporters who understand the importance of investing in our most vulnerable youth.” Supporters of this organization are so dedicated, as even those who could not be present still extended their donation.
This function was one of fulfillment, generosity and exhilaration and the Unicorn Children’s Foundation family reached deep and gave so generously of themselves to help improve the quality of life for children and young adults with developmental, communication, and learning disorders. The make this dream a reality.