Lieutenant Jason “Jay” Redman was the guest speaker at the 29th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way Business and Professional breakfast on December 10 at The Breakers.
Redman, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL, shared his inspiring story and motivational message to more than 300 business professionals and community leaders at the “Mission United” red, white and blue-themed breakfast.
The breakfast is the signature event of the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s Business and Professional Campaign. Stephen Hall, Jr. has served as chairman the past two years. Last year’s campaign raised $147,424 from 91 corporate donations and $156,691 from 1,400 employee contributions. The goal this year is $325,000.
Operation Care for Heroes, based in Jupiter, collected care packages to send to military personnel serving in Afghanistan and other war zones. The boxes, filled with requested food and personal items, and with messages from breakfast attendees, served as centerpieces.
Members of the Business and Professional Committee are:
Marianna Abbate, Luxury PR Group; Fletcher Baker, Hall Real Estate; Ryan Bridger, Hedrick Brothers Construction; Linda Casey, Valley; James Clifford, IberiaBank; Kevin Condon, Sotheby's International Realty; Lindsay Demmery, Prestige Land & Law, PLLC; JB Edwards, Sotheby's International Realty; David Ginn, Taglialatella Galleries; Linda Goings, Palm Beach Daily News; Timothy Goodale, Keel Harbour Capital; Stephen Hall, Jr., Hall Real Estate; Holt Hemingway, KHI Corp; Marley Herring, Marley's Palm Beach Collection; Nick Kassatly, Brown Harris Stevens; Whitney McGurk, Brown Harris Stevens; Jean Meisenzahl, Consultant; Nick Mohnacky, Mohnacky Marketing; Laurie Norman, Valley; Michael Ogrodnick, Palm Beach Police Department; John O'Neill, Law Office of John D. O'Neill; Natalie Paavola, Linda Gary Real Estate; Crissy Poorman, Sotheby's International Realty; Heath Randolph, Wells Fargo Private Bank; Jared Soper, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Jill Staudt, Palm Beach Daily News; Fritz Van der Grift, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Wahkuna Vega, Earl A. Hollis, Inc.
Photos by Capehart