Philanthropy Always in Fashion with Lions Forever at Neiman Marcus – Town Center (December 4, 2015)

About the Event
It was a Friday morning of sisterhood amid exquisite fashion, friends and fun for our Lions Forever on the stunning Level Two at Neiman Marcus -Town Center Mall. The rains couldn’t keep more than 50 of South Palm Beach County’s most philanthropic and fashionable ladies away from this exclusive event for women who have endowed their Lion-level gifts to the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County in perpetuity – with the rare opportunity to hear Neiman Marcus CEO, Karen Katz. Currently counting an impressive 289 LOJEs, including 12 who established their Lion of Judah Endowment funds in the past year alone, South Palm Beach County has long led the nation.

After some light bites and spirited conversation, the women heard from Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation (JJCF) Sr. VP Cathrine Schwartz, followed by Women’s Planned Giving Chair, Barbara Lewin. The Q/A with Neiman Marcus CEO Karen Katz, led by Monica Goldstein found Katz quite down-to-earth, inspiring and clearly at home with her Jewish sisters. She discussed her education, her rise to the top, balancing career and family life, favorite Jewish recipes, and even insight on some career setbacks, which she noted were important to her achieving success.

And then it was time for some fashion. The music pumped as a bevy of beauties strode the runway in an array of the latest styles - from casual to evening wear, from vibrant to neutrals - found in our own local Neiman Marcus.

Deepest thanks to Neiman Marcus -Town Center for their sponsorship. Their taste and incredible attention to detail made for a wonderful morning for this special group of visionary, philanthropic women. For more information about establishing an endowment, please contact our JJCF professionals Cathrine Schwartz or Linda Hurst at 561.852.3170.