Lois Pope, Toni Holt Kramer & Terry Ebert Mendozza are Chairwomen
of the 18th Annual "Lady in Red" Gala
PALM BEACH, FL -- On Friday, December 2, 2011, LIFE will host the 18th Annual "Lady in Red" Gala at The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach. Always the much anticipated start of the Palm Beach social season, the gala will begin at 6:00 pm with cocktails followed by dinner and dancing. Lois Pope, Toni Holt-Kramer, and Terry Ebert Mendozza will serve as Chairwomen of the 18th Annual "Lady in Red" Gala. Paul David Pope will serve as Junior Chairman, and Sally & Dick Robinson are Co-Chairs. International Honorary Chairs are Elizabeth & Jeff Bateman. Honorary Chairs are Rhoda & David Chase, Nathalie Fernandez, Patrick Park and Ari Rifkin.
One of America's leading philanthropists,
"The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial is the first memorial in Washington, DC to honor the sacrifices of more than three million living and deceased disabled veterans, brave men and women whose lives have been forever changed by injuries" said Mrs. Pope. "This year's Gala will be our last in support of the memorial as we have successfully reached our fundraising goal and the end of construction is now in within sight. The Memorial, which will commemorate the sacrifices and dedication of disabled American veterans from all branches of the Armed Services throughout America's history, will be a dream come true. I believe it will ensure that our disabled veterans will always be remembered, while educating future generations about the all too human cost of war."
The Lois Pope Life Foundation, Inc. and LIFE have also provided awards for medical research, scholarships, summer camp programs, the performing arts, and animal welfare. Projects include the University of Miami-based Lois Pope LIFE Center, the leading facility in the world for research into paralysis and neurological diseases; a life-saving clean water project in hurricane-ravaged Guatemala; an number of ambulances for Magen David Adom, the "Israeli Red Cross;" scholarships for community-minded, aspiring physicians attending the City College of New York and has given $300,000 to the Sudanese Genocide Response Team to help young refugee women in the Sudan who have been displaced due to war migrate to America and find new lives in a free society. Most recently she has joined the board of directors of the prestigious American Humane Association which is the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals.
Terry Ebert Mendozza is proud and honored to have served on the LIFE board since its very inception. From 1968 until recently Terry was commercial real estate broker, commuting between Chicago, Illinois and her home in Manalapan, FL. Since retiring she has enjoyed traveling around the world.
Terry is a member of the Board of Palm Beach Opera, and a sustaining member of Los Angeles Opera, the Chicago Yacht Club and Club Colette. In January 2009, Terry was inducted into Cambridge Who's Who Executive, Professional and Entrepreneurial Registry, for "showing dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of real estate", and in June 2009 was chosen by Cambridge Who's Who to be the 2009-10 real estate professional of the year, having maintained 42 years in the real estate industry, excelling in tenant negotiations.
Toni Holt Kramer began her career in television as co-host of "Good Morning, LA" and later as co-host of "Mid-Morning, L.A." while also delivering her entertainment report on the afternoon and evening news. She was also a nationally syndicated entertainment reporter, "Toni Holt in Hollywood." More recently, Ms. Holt Kramer co-hosted the syndicated television show, "Talk of the Town." This interview program was created on location at a variety of celebrity, charity, social, sports and political events. In addition, Ms. Holt Kramer has written columns for several newspapers in both New York and Los Angeles as well as a column for an internationally distributed theatrical magazine entitled "Toni Holt's Movie Life."
Currently Ms. Holt Kramer has expanded her interests to hosting political, charitable and social events. Outside of show business Toni's interests are primarily devoted to health care, patient safety, problems of the aging and all the other problems engulfing the medical arena today. She serves on the LIFE board, the Board of Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer and on the board of the Coalition for Pets and Public Safety. For the last two years Toni has served on the Women's leadership Board of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
This "Red, Hot & Blue" event will have many celebrities in attendance, and entertainment by the incomparable Smokey Robinson, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (back for an encore performance) and renowned pianist Copeland Davis. Guests will enjoy a non-stop party like no-other in Palm Beach.
In addition to all the dazzling entertainment, as an attendee of the 18th Annual "Lady in Red" Gala, you will have the opportunity to bid on some incredible live auction items including a dazzling pair of Tiffany & Co. 25th Anniversary Paloma Picasso diamond earrings donated by Tiffany & Co., and a one-of-a-kind Mini Cooper convertible donated by Braman Motorcars which has been exclusively designed and painted by the acclaimed and world-renowned artist, Romero Britto for the LIFE Gala. Guests will also take home a Tiffany & Co. gift bag that is second to none.
Tickets to the "Lady in Red" Gala are $600 per person. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.
The 18th Annual "Lady in Red" Gala will be the last LIFE Gala to raise funds for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial as the fundraising goal has successfully been met. The official dedication of the Memorial is scheduled for October 2013, in our nation's capital.
October 20, 2011
6274 Linton Blvd. Suite 103
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Information contact: Cara MacVane
Tel: 561-685-2342 Email:
Photo(s): Lucien Capehart Photography
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To request an invitation or for more information, please contact LIFE at 561.865.0955