Pinot & Picasso… A “Transformational” Evening

On the evening of November 18th – the office of Helping People Succeed was transformed into a gallery of art unveiling its annual event Pinot & Picasso. The featured artists were those who were selected for the 2018 Art for Living Calendar.

Graciously hosted by Bill Lichtenberger – the event raised more than $80,000. In addition to fine wine, festive food stations in a “speak easy” atmosphere, there was a special performance given by Alexandria Paxton. Alexandria, now age 12, is a rising star in the music world. She played and sung the song “Daddy’s Girl”. Alexandria and her family were introduced to Helping People Succeed in “Play Groups” that Alexandria participated in when she was a toddler.

An original James Gibson painting, donated by Joan Jefferson, fetched $2,900.00 in the Live Auction and Erich Lichtenberger was the winner of the “hole-in-one” contest which landed him two VIP tickets to the Honda Classic.

Art work was sold at the event to benefit Helping People Succeed by the 2018 Art for Living Calendar artists. Present were Kelly Arnold, Sue Ann Mosley-Saleeby, Marian Vitale, Chris Kling, Dan Mackin, Pam Patterson, Kathy Pitts, Val Lally, Susan Roberts, Ginny Jones, Jillane Heveron, Karen Leffel-Massengill and Susan Fowler.

Special recognition was extended to the event’s major underwriter Bill Lichtenberger. He has been a staunch supporter of this event since its inception four years ago. The event has grown in number of guests each year as well as in fundraising dollars. Other sponsors included Above & Beyond Landscaping, Bill & Audrey Crandall, Bob & Jan Crandall, Ray and Gladie Gilmartin, Jay & Dale Gress, John & Linda Loewenberg, Jean Webster & Mel Nobel – UBS Financial Services, Michael & Diane Dadko, Liberty Tax Service, Lively Orthodontics, Fred & Patty Pollak, Bob & Carol Weissman, Judy Williams, Terry & Susie Bischoff, Jeff & Paula Chamberlin – SLC Commercial, Dave’s Plumbing, Barbara Essenwine, Marlene Filer, Brian & Cher Fisher, Bob & Melody Floyd, Phyllis Gillespie, Dave & Michelle Husnander, Suzy Hutcheson, Adrienne Moore, The Stuart Magazine and Stephen & Faith Moynihan.

Our 2018 Art for Living Calendar Underwriters are WaterPoint Realty, Stuart Business Systems, Ross Mixing, Mark Brechbill CPA, E.W. Consultants, Inc., NISAIR, Retina Institute of Florida, Publix, Martin Health System, Mary Kay Buckridge, Tara Biek Creative, Al and Sandee Ragl, Photo Fantasies and Lauri J. Goldstein and Associates.

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Helping People Succeed provides choices and opportunities that help children, families and adults improve their quality of life through education, training, and employment. Our passion is building successful families and futures–one life at a time!

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Jensen Beach, FL 34957

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