11 Aug Howie Mandel will entertain and delight at LIFE’s 22nd Annual “Lady in Red” Gala Masquerade Risqué
Palm Beach, FL — LIFEs 22nd annual “Lady in Red” Gala titled “Masquerade Risqué” will be held Saturday, December 5, 2015 at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. This electrifying evening will begin at 6:00 pm with cocktails poolside as Palm Beach Symphony serenades guests, followed by dinner and entertainment by hilarious stand-up comedian Howie Mandel.
Howie Mandel was born Howard Michael Mandel on November 29, 1955, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The son of a lighting manufacturer and a realtor, Mandel was a class clown growing up. He was especially fond of staging pranks on friends and family. His antics got him expelled from three high schools. After earning a high school equivalency diploma, Mandel started out as a door-to-door carpet salesman. He was good at his work and grew the business, turning it into a successful retail operation with two stores.
On a business trip to Los Angeles in 1979, however, his life changed forever. Mandel decided to put his comic talents to the test at the Comedy Stores amateur night. He did well enough to impress a television producer, who hired him to appear on the comedy game show Make Me Laugh. Mandel caught his big acting break in the early 1980s, when he landed a role on the drama series St. Elsewhere. He went on to create the hit children’s cartoon series Bobby’s World, and later became host of the popular show Deal or No Deal.
In 2009, Mandel bravely shared his personal struggles with Obsessive-Compulsive Disease and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in his best-selling memoir, Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me. He landed a new primetime television gig as a judge on the popular variety competition America’s Got Talent the following year, working alongside Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern. Continuing to expand his work in television, Mandel is also the executive producer and host of Mobbed. This offbeat series uses hidden cameras and flash mobs to explore different true-life stories. Despite his television success, Mandel has never abandoned his first love comedy. He manages to perform nearly 200 gigs annually in the United States and Canada. Mandel lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Terry. The couple have three children.
Chairs of the gala are Lois Pope, Tova Leidesdorf, Dr. Robert Mackler, Jan and Chip Malley and Patrick Park. Co-chairs are Suzi and Rick Goldsmith, Janet and Mark Levy and Bjaye and Frank Pilotte.
Each seat purchased to LIFE’s 22nd annual “Lady in Red” Gala will also serve as entry into a drawing of a one-of-a-kind Mini Cooper convertible which has been designed and painted by the acclaimed and world-renowned artist Romero Britto. Also, guests will have the chance to win some incredible items in the silent and live auction, including tickets to Super Bowl 50!
All proceeds from the evening will benefit LIFEs partnership with American Humane Association (AHA), which includes a program to protect the voiceless and the vulnerable in our society – abused and neglected children and animals. Programs that will be served are in Palm Beach County, including a large Pet Mobile for adoption purposes and rescue service during times of emergency.
Corporate Sponsors include: Bos Entertainment Inc., NetJets, Tiffany & Co., and Wells Fargo Advisors.
For more information or to receive an invitation, please call 561.582.8083.
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About Lois Pope, The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc., & LIFE (Leaders in Furthering Education)
As one of America’s leading philanthropists, Lois Pope has positively impacted the lives of individuals at the local, national and international levels. She has established three different organizations dedicated to helping those in need. These organizations are the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc., Leaders In Furthering Education (LIFE), and the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation. Over the last 20 years she has been the driving force behind the Lois Pope LIFE Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine, The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, a summer camp program serving thousands of underprivileged children and a groundbreaking new program with American Humane Association in Palm Beach County.Lois Pope has recently donated two Lois Pope Red Star Vehicles. Each rescue vehicle is a 50-foot long response unit, complete with a Ford F-350 truck and trailer, which is specifically designed and outfitted to provide an array of emergency services within the region. To learn more call 561.582.8083.