Hooray for Hollywood Volunteers

Bridge House/Grace House fêtes 17 years of “Women of Substance.”
Steven Hronek
Gayle Jones|!!| Cindy Schoenberger and Barbara Gaiennie

Bridge House/Grace House held its 17th annual “Women of Substance Luncheon: Honoring Women of Hollywood South” was held on Friday, May 11, at the Audubon Tea Room.

The honorees were Susan Brennan, Patricia Clarkson and Virginia McCollam. Jeffrey Goldring was awarded the Richard M. “Buzzy” Gaiennie Award. Cindy Schoenberger was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award and Gina F. was awarded as Alumnae of the Year.

The fundraiser featured a raffle for two United Airlines tickets. A large silent auction and live auction were also held for dinner with Patricia Clarkson and Bryan Batt. The other live auction item was a seven-day stay at a condo on Navarre Beach in Florida. The event had an impressive turnout of 385 guests with catering by the Audubon Tea Room. Also during the event, to the delight of the guests, a fashion show, compliments of Banana Republic, was held.


Event at a Glance
What: 17th annual “Women of Substance Luncheon,” benefiting Bridge House/Grace House
Where: Audubon Tea Room
When: Friday, May 11