Recent & Future 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!

Foundation events are primarily for our Women Members. However, we welcome Guests and the Men in our lives to join us. Never hesitate to encourage a partner, friend, or family member to attend.

Calendar 2017

Dear Members and Friends,

What a week it’s been. The hurricane has passed and we sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and the impact to your families, homes and businesses was minimal. We send our wishes of support and strength to all who have been affected and trying to restore their lives and return to normalcy.

We can all use a reminder to “Make Happiness a Choice” and look forward to seeing many of you on Monday October 2nd at Bice Restaurant in Palm Beach.

“Making Happiness a Choice”
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 to 6:00pm
Location: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
Cost: $20.

The Happiness Club is a social group 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. Cost includes passed hors d’oeuvres, one cocktail, raffle and good vibes!

“Success Begins With Happiness”. Stella Frances, founder of Elevated Awareness, has made it her mission
to spread happiness around the globe. She is a passionate speaker, teaching people how to turn their breakdowns into breakthroughs and to help them succeed in their pursuit of happiness. During this presentation Stella will share 3 essential steps to lasting happiness.

It was through life’s thunderbolts that Stella learned how to adapt to a new mindset. In doing so, she created a new life for her young daughter and herself. When faced with the breakdown of her marriage, her health, her career, and her financial wellbeing, she realized that in order to survive she had to change the way she was perceiving her problems. She needed to move out of the “Oh my!…I’m sinking”, into the “Oh my…I CAN break-through this!” To paraphrase Einstein, you can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it. When she finally learned how to change her thoughts, she found a world opening up to her. A new world filled with happiness and success.

Helping her clients turn their fears into courage and creating lives they love to live is now her full-time passion. Stella inspires and empowers all those who are drawn to her to live to their highest potential with love and joy. As a sought-after mentor, life coach and professional speaker, Stella offers inspiring workshops to audiences as well as transformational coaching. To contact Stella, send her an email at [email protected] or visit her website to schedule your own 30-min. complimentary “Find Your Happy” discovery consultation.

“Palm Beach Yacht Club Lobster Dinner Party”
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Palm Beach Yacht Club, 800 N Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
Cost: $70. Members; $80. Guests –  Lobster Dinner Includes: 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 pound Maine Lobster, House or Caesar salad, Jasmine Rice, Vegetable du jour, Key Lime Pie and glass House Wine or bottle of beer, tax and gratuity.

Enjoy a wonderful evening in the company of friends and friends-of-friends for a Prix Fixe Lobster Dinner at the Palm Beach Yacht Club as we reconnect after summer for conversation, laughter, and lobster!
If you’ve never has the pleasure of dining at the club with its stunning Intracoastal views you’ll want to join us. The club was initially organized for boat racing and “promoting camaraderie among yachtsmen on the Intra-Coastal Waterway”, the Club has evolved over the years to become the most active Private Club in the Palm Beach area.

The Foundation has established a track record providing a robust curriculum addressing financial issues of importance to our lives. We are committed to supporting women set financial goals for themselves and their families to successfully manage their financial futures. This past year we’ve learned a lot, and we’ll recap the highlights with handouts from our 30+ financial education programs from January 2017 to date. And let’s have a conversation about topics you’d like to see going forward. Complimentary valet. Ladies, your Gentlemen guests are welcome, and its requested they wear jackets.

PBYC Dinner

“Using LinkedIn to Build Effective Business Relationships…And Get a Job!”
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 12 noon to 1:30pm
Location: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
Cost: $35. Members; $45. Guests

Debbie Wemyss lost her job at age 57 after decades as a successful non-profit executive. With two daughters in college during the height of the recession, and not securing a single interview, Debbie took matters into her own hands. She used the time to dive into learning social media in a big way. “I reinvented myself. Deciding to focus solely on LinkedIn, I used that networking tool to land 3 executive-level interviews within 6 weeks.”

In 2011, Debbie launched DW Consulting Solutions to fill a void in the social media arena: coaching individuals and corporate teams to use LinkedIn effectively as a marketing tool. As an independent LinkedIn specialist she helps job-seekers from their 20’s to 70’s gain employment by optimizing their online profiles. She now has over 600 clients in 20 countries. Impressive! Debbie will be sharing with us her expertise on building effective business relationships, and how to elevate your visibility and expertise on LinkedIn to meet your goals. You won’t want to miss this engaging luncheon presentation!

LinkedIn Success

 “Navigating a Financial World in Transition”
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 12 Noon to 1:30pm
Location: Season’s 52 Fresh Grill Restaurant, 2300 NW Executive Center Drive, Boca Raton
Cost: $35. Member; $45. Guest

This year has seen many global events which have had an impact on the financial markets. Our presentation will discuss the political and economic transitions facing our world. Nevertheless, certain companies and markets are thriving. Our speakers will share their insights on investment opportunities in an ever changing world.

In our continuing effort to bring our programs to a wider audience, this luncheon program will be held in Boca Raton at the Season’s 52 Fresh Grill Restaurant which offers creative seasonally changing menus calorie controlled for healthy menu choices. Cost includes three course lunch.

Navigating Finances

 “West Palm Beach Food Tour”
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Meeting point will be sent to attendees
Cost: $70. Members; $75. Guests

Get off the beaten path and discover delicious downtown West Palm Beach on our private food tour. Enjoy an epicurean adventure with plenty of delicious fresh local food tastings that help tell the story of the neighborhood’s people, history and culture. Our enthusiastic guides are culinary storytellers who love to entertain and educate as they lead us on 13 delicious tastings from the best locally owned restaurants. We will meet local restaurant owners and chefs and taste a dish that’s been featured on the Food Network. We’ll learn what a tamarind is, how to open a coconut, and learn about the origins of Key Lime Pie, that sweet-tart creamy pie that is our state dessert. Join us as we combine sightseeing and eating into one delicious adventure.
Notes: Plan to arrive by 10:45am to ensure an on-time start. Walking distance will be 1 mile of easy walking with plenty of air-conditioned stops along the way. On average, we will walk 2.5 blocks between each restaurant. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a raincoat and/or umbrella if the weatherman says so! Tour runs rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

WPB Food Tour

“Making Happiness a Choice”
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
Time: 5:00 to 6:00pm
Location: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
Cost: $20.

The Happiness Club is a social group 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. Cost includes passed hors d’oeuvres, one cocktail, raffle and good vibes!

Jianny Adamo is this month’s speaker and her presentation will be “You Are Wired To Love & Be Loved Fearlessly”. Jianny’s professional credentials include LMHC, LPC, and she is the founder of Fearless Love Relationship Coaching and Counseling. With a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Nyack College, NY, Jianny spent the last 13 years immersed in the study of human behavior, relationship dynamics, and spiritual theory. “As a licensed therapist, I work with my clients to help them see that intimate relationships, although conflicted at times, are nature’s path to healing, personal growth, and happiness.”

Jianny is a member of the Palm Beach County Mental Health Association and of Relationship Coaching Institute. Her blogs and articles are featured in various publications including and PsychCentral. She’s working on her first book Love Trauma which shines a light on the dangers of loving a dangerous person and outlines common signs, symptoms, and behaviors women and men need to look out for when dating. In her free time, Jianny enjoys dancing Argentine Tango and will dance for a cause to support victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse as well as to support families, children and empower women.

“Success is educating, empowering, and enlightening people across the globe to heal their heart’s wounds, to live free from the pain and powerlessness of the past, and to create safe and intimate marriages and Fearless Love.” – Jianny Adamo

Financial Education Seminar: Investing Basics
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 10:30am to Noon – Coffee & Cookies provided
Location: Conference Space, 550 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
Cost: $20 Member; $30. Guest.

Based on the interest expressed by members, we are repeating a Financial Seminar presented by Hadley Williams, AIF®, of Campbell Williams, Independent Investment Consultants. Seminar will provide concepts and working knowledge on investing. Space is limited to 12 to ensure a quality learning experience and to encourage questions and conversations.

Investing Basics – Bonds and Stocks
• Concepts and Basic Understanding
• A Simple Company as an Example
• A Basic Vocabulary of Essentials
• Basic Understanding of Major Risks
• Valuing a Company – Share Price vs. DCF valuations

Financial Seminar

FAMILY & FRIEND AGREEMENTS:“A Sane Approach to an Emotional Issue”
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 701 South Olive, 2 City Place Plaza Suite 119, West Palm Beach
Cost: $20. Member; $30. Guest.

Life is messy, but it doesn’t have to be. Entrepreneur, filmmaker, and Gutsy Gal Deborah Hutchison has created a brilliant and easy way to help navigate life’s stickiest situations with a collection of written promises (agreements) she calls “Paper Handshakes” for various life situations. Do you have a roommate or an adult child moving back home? Are you caring for an aging parent? Are you sharing a pet? These agreements get issues out on the table, freeing you from resentments, emotions, and relationship-ruining behavior that railroads friendships, destroys families, and breaks up couples. Everyone attending will receive a copy of a Paper Handshake for their own sticky situation.


Past Events

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”

Monthly Evening Reception
“Making Happiness a Choice”

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 Concert at the Kravis Center
Pre-Performance Champagne Reception at the Founders Room

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

-Margaret Fuller