During its annual Women of Distinction luncheon, Palm Beach Atlantic University honors women who cherish community and family and want to preserve these ideals for others. The event is a PBA tradition for more than 20 years, and proceeds from the luncheon benefit a scholarship fund for deserving female students. During the 2019 luncheon, we honored Audrey Gruss and Laurie S. Silvers.
Palm Beach resident, Audrey Gruss is president of the Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation, which she established 30 years ago with her husband, Martin, to support charitable activities in the cultural arts, education and medical research. In operating the foundation, Gruss brings her considerable skills of executive experience in the fields of international marketing and advertising to the non-profit arena. She was the former co-owner and president of Terme di Saturnia, Inc., an international scientific skincare firm, and held executive positions at J.P. Stevens and Elizabeth Arden, as director of advertising and creative services worldwide.
For the second year in a row, we are honored to have two former Women of Distinction as co-chairs for the 2019 event, Eileen Burns and Frances Fisher. Click here to read about the co-chairs.