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.
Gail Worth is delighted to serve as Chairwoman this year alongside Honorary Chairs Arlette Gordon and Lois Pope. Marissa Murphy and Camille Murphy Kubicek are serving as Junior Co-Chairs and Michelle Gluckow returns as the Auction Chairwoman.
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, we invite you to join us for this year’s Old Bags Luncheon®! 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.
Past event sponsors include Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Tourneau, and Tiffany & Co. Would you like your name in the spotlight of this prestigious event? Could your company benefit from exposure to our elite guest list? Consider partnering with us as an event sponsor.
- Become an event sponsor or make a cash donation
- Donate a new or gently-used authentic designer handbag
- Encourage retailers, friends and family to donate a handbag
- Attend and bring your friends to this year’s Old Bags Luncheon®
“It has been a privilege for Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach to support the Center for Family Services and the Old Bags Luncheon over the years. We salute this signature fundraising event and the aid that it provides to the Center for those in search of affordable mental health counseling and education. We are proud to join hands with Old Bags again as a Platinum Sponsor this year.” Jeff Gehrlich, General Manager Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach
“I have wholeheartedly believed in what the Center for Family Services provides for our community. Whether it be through professional mental health care and educational programs …or through their amazing ‘Positive Parenting Program!’ this organization makes a difference in the world for the better. Improving the quality of life one individual at a time, improves the quality of life one family at a time…and thus one community at a time.” Stephanie Kantis