The Venetian room at The Breakers filled as friends, supporters and friends arrived for an enchanting celebration to honor and pay tribute to Opportunity. on its 75th Anniversary. The theme “bringing generations together by honoring the past and creating the future” captured the spirit of the evening which began with a cocktail hour featuring a Historical Exhibit designed by Bruce Stuka of the original shell pieces designed and built by the early founders.
Four hundred and thirty guests joined Opportunity with a celebratory champagne toast during a “call to action” which raised $176,000 for the programs and children at Opportunity. “We filled the room” says chair-woman Millie Dayton with good cheer and an evening of fun, friendship, friend-raising and dancing with The Soul Survivors band. Our guests rated the event “the best party” of the season. “Such a spectacular evening and I am so proud to be a part of this great organization”, said Meredith Michener, Grand Benefactor for the evening.
The event was chaired by Tara Gronberg, Millie Dayton and Emanuela Marcello. “This is a special occasion and we are proud to be associated with this great organization, a true center of excellence” was echoed by Tara Gronberg & Emanuela Marcello. Honorary Chair was Carole Lembo. Meredith Michener was the Grand Benefactor. The 75th Anniversary Gala corporate sponsors were PNC Bank, The Breakers, Atlantic Trust, Braman BMW, Florida Community Bank, Fox Rothschild, LLC, Wells Fargo and TD Bank.