Nov 8, 2013

Moments, Milestones and Miracles: Lions to Roar with Patti Stanger

(Top L-R): Margie Marlowe, Monica Goldstein, Marleen Forkas (Bottom) Patti Stanger

Highlighting the local season’s treasure trove of women’s events and programs is the most awaited annual event in Jewish women’s philanthropy: the Lion of Judah Luncheon. The roar from the Polo Club will resound across the globe at 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, when about 500 members of the “pride” of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County celebrate their “Moments, Milestones and Miracles.”

They’ll be roaring with keynote speaker Patti Stanger, a philanthropist, Jewish entrepreneur best known as star and executive producer of Bravo TV’s record-breaking docu-series “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” now in its seventh season. “It’s always breathtaking to feel the power of hundreds of women who care and do so much for our local and global Jewish community coming together each year,” said April Leavy, Vice Chair, Lion of Judah. “Our nearly 800 Lions roar loudly among 17,000 worldwide.”

“Together, we’ll reflect on the personal moments when we truly experienced the power of what we can do, on our milestones as we increase the depths of our commitment, and the miracles of those we have helped, ” said Margie Marlowe, who is co-chairing the luncheon with Monica Goldstein.

“We’re thrilled to be featuring Patti Stanger, thanks to the great vision and generous endowment of Marleen Forkas,” said Goldstein. Through the Marleen Forkas Chair of Contemporary Jewish Issues, we are able to maintain the tradition of providing the highest caliber presenters for our loyal and committed Lions.”

Patti Stanger is known for passionately navigating her varied business dealings. A third-generation matchmaker who previously worked in the fashion industry, she is renowned for giving those who turn to her for help “nothing less than her soul.” Named by Forbes as one of the Top 10 women followed on Twitter, beyond her TV show, Stanger is also a best-selling author, TV and film actor, TV producer and guide to entrepreneurs.

The luncheon couvert is $90, with a Lion level gift of $5,000 or above to the 2014 UJA/Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Annual Campaign required to attend. Dietary laws will be observed. For more information, call 561.852.3160 or email melissac@bocafed.org. Wells Fargo Private Bank is the generous sponsor of the Dorothy Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy. The Lion of Judah programs are generously sponsored by Baer’s Furniture, Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Ivan & Co. Jewelers. The Boca Raton Observer is the luncheon’s Exclusive Magazine Sponsor.