After a “Wee Bit O’Blarney” reading by the Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild, a festive group enjoyed corned beef and cabbage (and a bit o’ Irish Cream). Click here for a printable flier.
There are NEW, exciting options available for getting around and off of Longboat Key!! Join us March 24th from 1-3pm to learn about MCAT’s new curb-to-curb service, the new ferry and water taxi and more. Click Here for a printable flier.
Join the team from the Dunn-Caliendo Wealth Management Group for an informative workshop on Investment Opportunities in our Changing World: The 2017 Outlook. Feb. 28th, 10am – Noon Click Here for details!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Aging in Paradise Resource Center’s (AIPRC) Enchanted Paradise Gala! It was a heavenly evening at the beautiful Lido Beach Resort. There are so many caring people and organizations to thank, but I must start by thanking our incredibly generous sponsors like Arnold Simonsen, who was again a top sponsor for our Gala. And, what can I say about our amazing Gala Committee headed by Inge Boudreau and Michelle Giannico? They, with the hardest working and most creative Gala Committee ever made it a night to remember – thank you Beverley Albertson, Tom Aposporos, Mary Ann Brady, Suzy Brenner, Barbara Koetsier, Vicki Lyons, Julie Mailliard, Martha Miller, Dick Pelton and Carol Peschel – and a special thank you to Larry Steagall for offering his exceptional talents as our photographer; to Virginia Steagall for assisting in the registration area; and to Betty Jo and Fred Haas for their fantastic job with the 50/50!
I would also like to thank our inspiring Aging in Paradise Advisory Board Co-Chairs, Richard Pelton and Barbara Koetsier, who working with our talented and supportive Advisory Board, and our incredibly professional and caring staff, Mary Ann Brady and Suzy Brenner, brought you almost 300 diverse AIPRC programs, services and events in 2016!
I cherish each and every one of you and I thank all of you for helping AIPRC continue to provide quality solutions and exciting opportunities for local seniors, enabling them to live with dignity and the highest possible level of health, independence and quality of life.
Donna K. Dunio, Executive Director
Aging in Paradise Resource Center
A few photos from our Enchanted Paradise Gala * January 29, 2017 at the Lido Beach Resort.
Top Row (left to right): Phil & Donna Dunio; gala co-chairs Inge Boudreau & Michelle Giannico, honorees Jeff Mayers, Linda Carson, Jack Duncan & Steve Roskamp; Rev. Bill Friederich & Bah Hero
Second Row: Julie & Michael Mailliard; Suzy Brenner & Jeff Mayers; Carol Peschel; Dick Pelton; Gordon & Vicki Lyons
Third Row: Robert & Sandy Endres, Arnold Simonsen & Ronda Montminy; Mary Ann Brady & Barbara Koetsier; MiMi Horwitz, Rev. Friederich & Christine Rose Kennedy
Bottom Row: Barry & Marlies Black, Martha & Gene Miller; Fred & Betty Jo Haas; Joyce & Bob Mazurek, Claire & Rick Skerrett
Aging in Paradise Resource Center’s Enchanted Paradise Gala is on January 29, 2017, at the beautiful Lido Beach Resort! This will be a magical evening that will take you away to a land of twinkling lights & enchanted forests!!! Our creative Co-Chairs Inge Boudreau & Michelle Giannico with admired business leaders Honorary Co-Chairs Jeff Mayers, Longboat Key Club & Resort and Ed Chiles, Chiles Restaurant Group, invite you to join us in celebrating 3 Outstanding Community Superstars: Linda Carson, ABC 7’s co-star of Suncoast View and host of Amazing Suncoast Woman; former Longboat Key Mayor Jack Duncan; and the Sarasota Bay Club/ Roskamp Institute’s Steve Roskamp, all caring philanthropists and community leaders committed to enabling our community to fulfill its potential. This will be a heavenly evening of gourmet dining, mesmerizing music & dancing! The wonderful Tom Aposporos, popular local actor and writer, will facilitate the Live Auction! An elegant bar and silent auction will overlook the sparkling Gulf of Mexico! Join us for an Enchanted Evening of Fun and Fantasy! Please call 941 383-6493 if you’d like to reserve your tickets: $125/person – $250/couple or $300/two tickets AND you will be listed as an AIPRC Patron!!! Purchase tickets now by clicking on the Buy Now button, THEN SCROLL DOWN TO “PAY BY DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD”:
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Tables of 10 or 12 Sponsorships Available! Garage Parking
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AIPRC wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Blessed New Year! If you haven’t found that perfect gift, please consider a donation to Aging in Paradise Resource Center in honor or memory of that special someone. Your gift will make it possible for us to continue providing quality solutions and exciting opportunities for local seniors, enabling all to live with dignity and the highest possible quality of life. We thank you in advance and wish you the happiest of holiday seasons! Click Here for our donation options.
Aging in Paradise Resource Center was proud to honor Chris Pinckney and Johanna Gustafsson as National Philanthropy Day’s Outstanding Couple! “This dynamic couple is personally and professionally committed to service leadership in all aspects of their lives. Their energy, compassion and commitment to excellence raises the bar for all of us,” Barbara Koetsier, AIPRC Board Co-chair, said. Chris currently serves on the AIPRC Advisory Board; and both he and Johanna donate their time and talents to AIPRC and other area nonprofits. Chris and Johanna work together professionally: Chris is Senior Financial Advisor and Johanna is Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., The Gustafsson Pinckney Group. Dick Pelton, AIPRC Board Co-chair said, “Whenever we thank either of them, they seemed so surprised. When I asked them about it, Chris said they love what they do and consider themselves so blessed.” Johanna added, “We want every person, whatever their age, to live with dignity and the highest possible level of health, independence and quality of life.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honored local individuals and organizations for their philanthropic initiatives by publicly acknowledging their generous contributions during the National Philanthropy Day celebration, which was held in Sarasota on Tuesday, November 15th.
Thanks to Chris and Johanna for being such an Outstanding Couple that lives the mission of the diverse nonprofits they serve!