The Palm Beach Atlantic University Alumni Association’s 2016 Afternoon Tea and Silent Auction, held April 9 at The Club at Admirals Cove in Jupiter, set a new record with $24,077 raised for scholarships.
“We are excited that the alumni association could celebrate the 15th anniversary of this signature event with alumni and friends, and also experience a stellar fund-raising year for student scholarships,” said Delesa Morris, assistant vice president for Alumni Relations and Annual Fund.
The theme of the event was “Tea-bows,” and the speaker was Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. She spoke on the topic “High Hopes for a Woman’s Heart.”
Tebow said the source of her hope is her religious faith. The Tebows lived for a number of years as missionaries in the Philippines, where her husband, Bob Tebow, continues to have an ongoing ministry.
“We can have life-changing, amazing hope,” she told the nearly 150 guests in attendance.
Major sponsors of the event included Balatro Vintage Gallery, Office Depot Foundation, PNC Wealth Management, Sabadell Bank & Trust, Saxon Business Solutions, Josephine Bayard, The Palm Beach Post, Deborah Jaffe and Mittleman Eyecare. The Sun Sentinel was the media sponsor.
The afternoon included a silent auction, and 16 guests received a raffle prize from Tiffany and Co. There also were gifts from David’s Tea for guests wearing the best bows. Entertainment was provided by the Lubben Brothers.
Natalie Alvarez, vice president, Sabadell Bank, and Gina Sabean, vice president, PNC Wealth Management, were co-chairs of the event committee. Members included Jessica Clasby, Janie Thomas Fogt, Claudia Moore, Analisa Muti, Geanine Wester and Annah Wolf.
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Alumnae Afternoon Tea on April 9 at The Club at Admirals Cove in Jupiter are, from left, Natalie Alvarez, co-chair of the tea committee; speaker Pam Tebow; emcee Chandra Bill-Rabenecker; and Gina Sabean, tea committee co-chair.