Special Thanks to Our Donors
Hats Off To the Peabody Orlando
The moment you arrive at this world class hotel, you know that your experience at The Peabody Orlando is going to be unforgettable. What most people don’t realize, however, is the philanthropic heart that lies within.
Under the leadership of Managing Director, Alan Villaverde, the Peabody has donated over $100,000 of in-kind services to Seniors First in the last four years. Since 2007, the Peabody has annually hosted the Seniors First High Tea and has donated everything from the amazing ballroom, decadent food and beverage service and invaluable time of the delightful staff, to the audio/visual service, lavish linens and incredible auction items. These wonderful contributions have allowed all monies raised from ticket sales, silent auction, and chance auction (over $104,000) to go directly to the seniors we serve.
The 2011 High Tea & Hats fundraiser, held on February 13th, included a ‘stylish hat’ contest, silent and chance auctions, and an amazing Peabody Get-Away raffle. Over $43,000 was raised. The inaugural ‘Hats Off Award’ was presented to Mr. Villaverde for his exemplary service to the senior population.
It is a privilege to collectively recognize the efforts of The Peabody Orlando staff and Mr. Villaverde for the impact their support has had on the seniors and community served by Seniors First. We are honored to work with this extraordinary team of customer-service focused champions for seniors.