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$40,000 in Mentoring and Scholarships Funds Raised in Palm Beach Co. Inaugural Wine Dinner

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Dr. Krista Rosenberg and Robbin Newman, Esq. host event to raise funds benefitting at-risk girls in all 24 public high schools in Palm Beach County at New York Prime

Boca Raton, FL. (May 20th, 2014) —  The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program held their inaugural wine dinner at New York Prime Boca Raton on Monday, May 19, 2014.  Event co-chairs and Palm Beach County Advisory Committee members Dr. Krista Rosenberg and Robbin Newman, Esq.welcomed nearly 140 of south Florida’s community members to a sold-out event, to raise funds to benefit at-risk girls in all 24 public high schools in Palm Beach County.  Women of Tomorrow Founder & PresidentJennifer Valoppi, Board Member Laurie Silvers and Palm Beach County Advisory Committee MembersBarbara Cambia, and Deborah Martyn also attended the event, which helped to close to $40,000 to fund the mentoring programs and college scholarships.

Event Co-Chair Dr. Krista Rosenberg enthusiastically stated, “As a long-time supporter of Women of Tomorrow, it was a pleasure to introduce this life changing program to the patrons of Palm Beach County. It’s wonderful that our first event in Palm Beach County was such a spectacular success!”

During the silent auction, as guests dined on a four-course meal paired with exquisite Trinchero wines, Jennifer Valoppi joined Dr. Rosenberg and Ms. Newman in addressing the crowd, discussing the importance of mentorship programs and the goals of Women of Tomorrow.   “Women of Tomorrow is a one of a kind program, that has a lasting and immeasurable impact on the lives of the young women involved.  We have so many amazing professional women in Palm Beach County that volunteer their time to help these young women and it is so rewarding to see the community come out with such enthusiasm to support them all.”

Highlights of the night included a special mentalism show by Magic by Mio, world class magician from Miami who has entertained many A-list celebrities.  Mio dazzled the crowd that evening with his close up magic, and in addition to engaging dinner guests, he generously donated his own gift certificate which sold in a live auction atthe end of the night.

Event co-chair, and Women of Tomorrow Mentor of the Year, attorney Robbin Newman said, “We are thrilled that our inaugural event was sold out and so well received and supported by our patrons, sponsors and guests. Since we have already been asked whether this will be an annual event, we look forward to hosting another dinner later this year to support Women of Tomorrow.”

Event sponsors included The Boca Observer, BankUnited, Retina Group of Florida, Newman Law Office P.L., New York Prime, Hollywood Media Corp., Bibby Financial Services, Blow and Go – Boca Raton, Florida Power & Light Company, Holland & Knight LLP, Mittleman Eye Center, Office Depot Foundation, Palm Law Partners P.A., Park Avenue Touch, Inc., and Reserveage Organics.  Event patrons included Julie Peyton Stein, Pam and Mark Begelman, Fern and Mac Lerner, Marisa Toccin Lucas and Hal Lucas, Jennifer Valoppi and Christian de Berdouare.

About Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program
Women of Tomorrow was conceived in 1997 by Television Journalist Jennifer Valoppi and co-founded with Don Browne, retired Telemundo Network President. The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program is designed to inspire, motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to their full potential through a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities. Women of Tomorrow currently mentors over 3,200 at-risk girls in over 150 public high schools in approximately 62 cities in South Florida and Metropolitan Detroit with its network of over 450 Mentors. Research shows that Women of Tomorrow Mentees have increased self-esteem, a 92% high school graduation rate, and increased academic performance each year they are in the program, to a statistically significant degree. Women of Tomorrow has awarded over $4 million in college scholarships to over 1,400 mentees. For more information, call 305.371.3330 or visit http://www.womenoftomorrow.org.