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Schedule of Events


Table Selection Reception

Exclusive for Table Sponsors
Thursday, September 8 | 5:30 PM – 7:00PM

Hosted By

Choose your table location in the ballroom! At this kickoff reception, sponsors will select their table location for The Signature Luncheon.


VIP Vintners Reception

Exclusive for Sponsors
Thursday, November 17 | 5:30 PM – 7:00PM

Hosted By

As a special thank you to our sponsors and patrons, attendees meet our visiting vintners, sample their offerings, and mingle with fellow donors.


The Signature Luncheon

Friday, November 18
10:00 AM – 2:45 PM followed by the Champagne Lounge & Dancing till 5:00 PM
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Enjoy three of life’s greatest treasures – wine, shoes, and the company of your closest girlfriends. Sip delectable wines while you shop in a specially curated marketplace. Lunch with your besties while you enjoy an entertaining fashion show featuring L. Boutique, and, of course, enjoy personalized attention from our very own Solemen. End your day dancing in the champagne lounge.


Winemaker Dinners

Hosted in Exclusive Homes & Venues
Saturday, November 19 

Intimate themed dinners featuring visiting vintners as special guests are the perfect venue to entertain clients, meet potential clients and friends. Dinners attract not only devotees of our Signature Luncheon, but other interested community members as well.


2022 Committee


Melissa Tomasso & Julie Weintraub

Executive Committee

Allison Imre, Abed Suwaity, Jenny Hazeltine, Ashley Winter, Dawn Doughty, Tonya Gowan, John Hermansen

Event Coordinator

Minta Getzen

Girlfriend Committee

Julie Pepi, Stella Barone, Alina Belova, Alisa Craig, Allison Cornell, Amélie Sigaudo, Ana Varone, Ashley McLeod, Bari Rudin, Britney Guertin, Christine Culp, Daemian Mains, Dana Mulroy, Danielle Esposito, Dr. Gaby Lodeiro, Elisabeth Waters, Heather Locklear, Hilary Dombroski, Sarah Crocker, Jen Douglas, Jessica Ferraro, Joleen Searles, Kathleen Scotti, Kathy Yu, Kimberly Knox, Kimberly Lisle, Lisa Napolitano, Lolly Baerveldt, Melanie Jeffrey, Melissa Gindling, Michelle Cook, Michelle Olivo, Molly Lolly, Olga Ovchiyan, Renee Ryckman, Sandi Boyajian, Silvanna Medina, Stephanie Filippi-Brown, Susana Ramlie, Tammy Karp, Tatyana Sharoubim – Stewart, Terry McKee, Tina Granthon, Umbreen Khalidi, Wendy Egan, Elizabeth Bennett, Stacey Marks, Katie Padgett.


To get involved or for additional questions contact Geri Jo Manson, Donor Relations Manager at Forty Carrots Family Center
gerijo.manson@fortycarrots.comor call 941.365.7716, ext. 318.

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