ABOUT OLD BAGS LUNCHEON®
Old Bags Luncheon® is celebrating its 21st year and continues to be the Center’s largest fundraiser. The luncheon is famous in Palm Beach because of its originality, elegance, and annual sell-out crowd. Our event chairs and committee of 50+ women work tirelessly for months to sell tickets, gain sponsorships, and inspire their friends and favorite vendors to donate 275 authentic, new or gently-used handbags for our silent auction. The Breakers Palm Beach puts on a beautiful luncheon and guests enjoy views of the ocean as the event’s celebrity keynote speaker takes the podium. Past speakers include Linda Thompson, Suzanne Somers, Leigh Anne Tuohy, Carson Kressley, Debbie Reynolds, Darrell Hammond, Andy Cohen, Joan Collins, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, and George Hamilton.
When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Where: The Breakers, Palm Beach
Ticket Price: $450
Reception & Silent Auction: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine while shopping the silent auction tables displayed with designer bags, including donations by designers such as Chanel, Akris, Timmy Woods, and Daniella Ortiz. More than 300 bags are auctioned, plus a few exceptional other donations. Two items are raffled (typically a shoe shopping spree and a piece of jewelry).
Luncheon with Celebrity Speaker: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A beautiful lunch is served in one of The Breakers’ oceanfront ballroom. The celebrity speaker gives their presentation and the raffle winners are chosen.
VIP Meet & Greet with Celebrity: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Guests who have VIP tickets join the celebrity speaker for a Meet & Greet, including photo opportunity with the celebrity.
Guests are predominantly affluent women from central Palm Beach County. Annually the event sells out at 550 attendees before the invitations are even mailed.
On behalf of our Board of Directors, event chairs, committee members, staff and especially the children and families we serve, thank you for making this year’s Old Bags Luncheon® such a success! It is because of your participation and generosity that we are able to carry out our mission to strengthen individuals and families through behavioral health services and education.