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Sponsors announced for Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s 2021 Grande Dames Tea

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has announced the sponsors of its virtual 2021 Grande Dames Tea on March 11, when Pace will honor three local women – Naomi Bloom, Mariel Goss and Robin Krivanek – for their significant impact on the community.

The 13th annual event is presented by the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation and the Brotherhood of Heroes Resource Center & Museum. Golden Tea Cup sponsors are Broadway Palm, Eunice and Alexandra Bremner, and Grande Dame Naomi Bloom. Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands is the Silver Tea Cup sponsor.

Mark Loren Designs is creating the beautifully designed Grande Dames pins for this year’s honorees. Priority Marketing is the Public Relations & Design sponsor and The News-Press is the Media sponsor.

Pace’s annual Grande Dames Tea honors women who exemplify the organization’s guiding principles and have made an impact through their roles in business, community and philanthropy. The inspirational event recognizes the unique perspectives and powerful insights that these women have gained in life, and honorees will share their wisdom during a Q&A session led by the young women of Pace. The virtual program will be complemented with a performance by the Pace girls and prize drawings.

The Grande Dames Tea will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. Virtual tickets are $15 per person. A virtual tea party sponsorship is $500 and includes virtual streaming access for eight people, recognition during the livestream and a tea party kit with tea, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and handmade gifts from the Pace girls. Proceeds from the event benefit Pace and its strength-based, gender-specific programs that guide Pace girls in finding their voice and achieving their potential.

To register and learn more about the event, visit www.PaceCenter.org/GrandeDames or call 239-425-2366.


About Pace Center for Girls, Lee County

Since 2007, Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has been providing girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. The gender-specific, strength-based program is one of 21 Centers throughout Florida, and is known throughout the nation as a best practices model for diverting girls from the juvenile justice system. Pace is a registered not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of individuals, businesses, civic/community organizations and churches in Lee County in order to serve girls and their families. Since its inception, Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has served more than 650 at-promise girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace. For more information on Pace Center for Girls, Lee County, call 239-425-2366 or visit www.pacecenter.org/locations/lee.

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