Current & Recent Events

Our Calendar is filled with exceptional programs for our members to enjoy: engaging luncheon programs, seminars, lectures, private tours, social and cultural gatherings. The Foundation has established a track record of providing a robust curriculum on a range of issues important to our lives. Our community continues to grow and thrive!

In addition to Financial Education, our regular programs include  The Happiness Club: “Making Happiness A Choice” and “Without Health You Don’t Have Wealth”. The Happiness Club is an educational, non-profit social group with the mission to promote the benefits of being happy, the powerful connection between emotional and physical well-being, and the restorative power of the joy of living. Our motto is “Making Happiness a Choice” and each month we feature inspirational speakers. Our meeting is an uplifting opportunity to make new friends, connect with old friends, chat and share experiences.

Foundation events are primarily for our Women Members. However, we welcome Gentleman and Guests. Never hesitate to encourage a partner, friend, or family member to attend. Both Men and Women are welcome to join us. The choices you make today can determine how the rest of your life unfolds. Contact us at

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March & April  2020 


For the safety and well-being of our members, friends and community, and in keeping with recommendations from public health officials we’re pausing our events for the time being. We will update you as soon as we’re able, and look forward to seeing everyone once this challenging time is behind us. 

Palm Beach
March “Making Happiness a Choice” Happiness Club Palm Beach
SPEAKER: Paula B. Leed
DATE: Monday, March 2, 2020
TIME: Reception 5pm, Presentation 5:30pm to 6:30pm
LOCATION: Bice Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Ave, Palm Beach
COST: Members $25. Non-Members $30. At the Door $35.

Are you happy? Palm Beach resident Paula B. Leed has written “From Half-Full to Over-Flowing: A Simple Guide to Personal Happiness”. This easy and fun read is a common sense guide that will show you how to live a happy fun filled life! Already feeling joy? Reaffirm those feelings, and get a new perspective on living each day with confidence. Paula’s practical style and advice is written in a direct, thoughtful and humorous way. This awesome book unlocks the secret to making every day your “BEST DAY EVAAH !

Paula Leed is a successful award-winning jeweler, author and happiness coach. Her quest to teach people the importance of a life filled with joy is a mission started when she got her bachelor degree in recreational therapy. “My motto is LOVE YOURSELF! Tomorrow may never come; yesterday came and went; your future begins today!”

Happiness Club

Palm Beach
Panel Discussion: “Healthy, Wealthy & Whys: Your Pathway to Happiness”

DATE: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
CHECK IN: 5:30pm to 5:45pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: 5:45pm to 6:45pm

AUDIENCE Q&A: 6;45pm to 7:00pm
TICKET COST: $30 Members, $40. Non-Members, $50. at the door
All attendees will receive one drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres, and one raffle ticket.

Do you want to feel secure, empowered, energized and happy? Well this is the event for you!
Healthy, Wealthy & Whys: Your Pathway to Happiness will be a 60 minute engaging and interactive panel discussion on how possessing financial wisdom, knowing how to protect your assets, living healthfully and having purpose in your life will lead you to ignite your happiness. You will see there is strong connection between financial, physical and emotional wellbeing and your happiness quotient.

Our expert panelists, Theresa Valinotti, Ellen Stewart, Mary Stuart & Dede Lyons and moderator, Melanie Cabot know what it takes to feel confident, secure and happy. They will share their empowering tools to help you take charge of your life. You will walk away feeling stronger and more equipped to handle life challenges as you integrate their insightful wisdom and guidance into your daily life.

Our esteemed panel of speakers from each category are:
Healthy: Theresa Valinotti/ Healthy Lifestyle Consultant
Wealthy: Ellen Stewart/ Wells Fargo Financial Advisor,
Mary Stuart/ Brown & Brown Insurance, Private Client Leader
Whys: Dede Lyons/ Founder Feel Good Express, Empowerment Coach

Our location, Johan’s Joe is a Swedish Coffee House with a devoted following who love their food with a Scandinavian accent in a beautiful modern ambiance.  We’re thrilled to present this panel discussion with a powerful and inspiring group of women. You won’t want to miss this special Happiness Club presentation!

Palm Beach
Travel Industry Professional on the State of Travel Today in Light of Health Concerns
SPEAKERS: Kurt Crowl, Travel Leaders of West Palm Beach
DATE: Monday, March 16, 2020
TIME: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
LOCATION: Colony Hotel, Pool Patio, Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: Cash Bar. Seating Limited. No cost to attend, but RSVP Required at

Many of our members are active travelers, and whether you are planning to travel, or have pre-booked plans, we have invited a well-respected West Palm Beach travel professional to address our health and safety due to coronavirus concerns. He will bring us clarity and fact-based information on what we need to know now as well as how the travel industry is impacted and responding to the news.

Our speaker is Kurt Crowl, President and Co-Owner,Travel Leaders Palm Beaches West Palm Beach. After starting his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young, specializing in airlines, he has worked in the travel business for nearly 30 years in all aspects of travel, including airlines, hotels and travel management companies. He has traveled to over 50 countries around the world for both corporate and leisure travel, including leading groups for distinguished organizations and handling confidential personalities. Kurt is highly respected in the luxury travel segment, having served on many industry advisory boards including the Starwood Hotels Luxury Travel Board, Four Seasons Preferred Partners and the Ritz Carlton Presidential Round Table. He also served on Signature Travel’s Hotel Committee and attended Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine’s Ultra Summit in 2019.

Palm Beach
LUNCH & LEARN SERIES with Happiness Club Palm Beach and Vegan Wagon

Upgrade Your Nutritional Operating System with the 80/20 Diet Protocol
DATE: Tuesday’s in Season: March 31st; April 28th
TIME: 12pm to 1pm
LOCATION: Coyo Taco, 340 Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach
COST: $45. per Lunch. Reservations & Payment at or

Eat your way to a happy, healthy and balanced life. This isn’t just about promoting better eating habits, it’s about living better!

Palm Beach locals Chef Alex Cheblal and Melanie Cabot will host monthly Lunch & Learn programs throughout season on the last Tuesday of each month. During our healthy lunch we will introduce the 80/20 Rule for eating healthier where you eat a “clean” diet 80 percent of the time and allow yourself to enjoy a few indulgences 20 percent of the time. Many find this is a way for a more balanced approach to a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. Our conversation will include ways to maintain healthy eating habits, achieve your ideal weight, and feel happy and healthy with a diet that allows for both balance and indulgence!

Originally from Geneva Switzerland, Chef Alex Cheblal was born on a farm with a macrobiotic lifestyle and learned his craft the old-fashioned way. He was mentored at an early age by Master chefs in France, Switzerland, the United States, and Japan. Inspired by these international flavors. His knowledge of plant-based nutrition has been shaped by the Functional Medicine, Integrative, and Holistic practitioners, as well as the local, organic non-pesticide farmers with whom he partners. Chef Alex created Vegan Wagon to be your source to bring highly-nutritious, locally sourced and crafted farm produce straight to your plate.

Lunch Dates
Palm Beach
Asset Protection as Personal & Business Financial Self-Defense
SPEAKER: Ariel R. Enisman, Esq., The Presser Law Firm
DATE: Thursday, April 2nd
TIME: 5:30pm to 7:00pm Reception & Presentation
LOCATION: Cafe L’Europe, 331 S. County Road, Palm Beach
COST: Guests $30.
Space Limited. Registration Required at

Ariel R. Enisman, Chief Operating Officer at the Presser Law Firm will show how protecting your assets is your best possible investment! Her firm specializes in protecting individuals, families and businesses and their hard-earned assets from lawyers, malpractice claims, creditors, foreclosure deficiencies, former or current spouses, children, relatives, and greedy lawsuit-obsessed citizens.

While many people can make money, few know how to protect it. You must think and act defensively to protect your wealth in today’s dangerously predatory and lawsuit crazy world; your wealth isn’t safe, unless you protect it! Presser Law Firm has represented many well-known business owners, professional athletes, and celebrities with their financial self-defense. Everyone needs Asset Protection!

Palm Beach
2020 Brings New beginnings! Its a new year and a new decade and we’re planning a calendar of great events for our members. Don’t miss out…Join us!

Our programs are helping smart women get smarter and master their finances.
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Monthly Evening Reception
“Making Happiness a Choice”. Monthly Inspirational Speakers. The Happiness Club is an educational non-profit social group within the Foundation with the mission to promote the benefits of being happy. Positive emotions have been linked in scientific studies with better health, longer life, and overall well-being. Without health, you don’t have wealth. More at   

Reception & Presentation
“No One Loves Your Money More Than You!” Karl B. Kaufman, CEO American Dream Investing.

Reception & Presentation
“BREXIT: The Origins, Epic Struggle, Betrayal, Likely Solution with Strategic Implications for the United States and the Dollar with John Browne, former Conservative Member of Parliament, political writer and Vice President of the United Kingdom Independence Party”

Reception & Presentation
“Why LinkedIn? Using the world’s largest professional networking site more effectively for branding and marketing”

Luncheon & Presentation
“DreamOway: One Woman’s Social Media Creation”

Reception & Presentation
“Cybercrime: Taking Action to Protect Yourself”

Luncheon & Presentation
“The Strengths of Women”

Reception & Presentation
“Women Are a Game Changer for Economic Growth”

Luncheon & Presentation
“Many Paths to Happiness”

Wellness Program & Luncheon
“HeartMath with Sarah Palmer and Vegan Wagon Lunch at Dovecot Farm”

Reception & Presentation
“Travel is the Secret to Happiness” & “Being Organized for Travel”

Reception & Presentation
“How Behavioral Finance Influences Our Money Choices”

Reception & Presentation
“Social Security is Here for the Long Haul”

Reception & Presentation
“Hot Topics for Unmarried Couples and Cohabitating Partners”

Reception & Presentation
“Encore: Work, Volunteer and Educational Opportunities for People over 50”

Reception & Presentation
“Ask Robert Seibel, Esq.: The Women’s Profit”

Breakfast & Presentation
“What the 2018 Tax Law Means to You & Becoming a Florida Tax Resident”

Wine Tasting & Conversation
“Merlot & Money Management for Millennials”

Luncheon & Workshop in New York City
“The 5 Money Types”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Financial EmPOWERment Strategies for Women”

Reception & Presentation
“BANKRATE: Managing Your Credit Identity”

Luncheon & Conversation
“Perception vs. Reality: Investing for today and beyond”

Special Presentation
“The Equifax Security Breach: Safeguarding You Financial Information”

  Luncheon & Seminar
“Credit and Women: Managing Your Financial Identity”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Women & Retirement: Are You Ready to Retire?”

Luncheon & Conversation
“What Women want from Wall Street”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Understanding Estate Planning”

Series of 3 Morning Workshops
“Financial Managers: Who is Actually Investing Your Money Day-to-Day;
Investing Basics; Diversification Basics”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Making the Complex Simple: How the Financial Industry Works and
What They Don’t Tell You About Fees.”

Art Gallery Talk & Reception
“Taglialatella Galleries Introduction to Enjoying and Collecting Fine Art”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Thinking Strategically About Divorce: What Women Need to Know About Protecting Themselves”

Luncheon & Seminar
“How to Choose a Wealth Advisor: Key Questions to Ask”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Women and Philanthropy: Planning your Legacy”

Cocktail Reception & Seminar
“Cyber Security and On-Line Banking”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Women Rock Their Finances: Five Steps to Financial Security”

Cocktail Reception & Seminar
“10 Key Habits of Financially Successful Women”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Girls Rock their Finances: A presentation tailored for Young Ladies and their Mothers or Grandmothers about Financial Security.”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Lives in Transition: Financial Stability for Widowed or Divorced Women”

Technology Workshop
“Technology Literacy: Sharpen your “i” Device skills to be more technologically agile”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Preparing a Family Love Letter: Vital Information for your Family in a Time of Confusion”

Private Tour & Lunch
Behind the scenes tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Miami Branch

Luncheon & Seminar
“Holiday Stress: Without Health there is no Wealth. Tips to help you “Keep Calm and Carry On

Holiday Party
Holiday Champagne Reception

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles by it.”

-Margaret Fuller