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Pinot & Picasso: Helping People Succeed Unveils the 2024 Art for Living Calendar

Helping People Succeed’s Pinot & Picasso, An Evening of Fine Wine and Art, celebrated 10 Years of Distinction while unveiling the 2024 Art for Living Calendar at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club on November 18.

Calendar artists displayed their calendar art pieces, in addition to several other paintings for purchase during this popular event.  The calendar artists include Kirsty Smith Innis, Marian Vitale, Charles T. White, Susan Clifford, Stacy Weller Ranieri, Pat Hoshino, Dan Mackin, Patrice Scott, Don MacIntosh, Sharon Ferina, Pamela Patterson, Sue Ann Mosley-Saleeby, Holly Cannon and Laura DeBerard.

Fullhouse Entertainment livened up the room as close to 200 guests were greeted with an extravagant silent auction during cocktails. Following, guests were seated in a formal setting for a delectable plated dinner served with wine pairings. Sponsors were recognized as well as the host of the event, Bill Lichtenberger. Emcee Darcy Weir shared her personal volunteer experience with Helping People Succeed and that in the end, as she learned from one the clients with disabilities, we are all winners!

Major sponsors included: Bill Lichtenberger – the host, Celebrities Fore Kids sponsored by Marlene Filer, Allen Herskowitz, Bob Weissman, John and Dot Coblentz, Bob Crandall, Jack and Ginny Luther, Live Hearty, James and Jayne Mondello, The Silvester Foundation, Fred and Patty Pollak, Team Temara and Treasure Coast Urgent Care.

A special highlight of the evening was the viewing of original Picasso pieces from a private collection. The works of art included the Tete de Femme – a linocut in color, a self-portrait, and three ceramics titled Esmeralda, Petit Hen and Masque. The owner of the pieces was in attendance of the event yet remained anonymous.

Auctioneer Drew Pittman donated his time and talent to auction off the live auction items to the top bidders in the room and led the audience into a Call to the Heart which raised over $20,000 to help families throughout the year who have emergent needs.

Overall, Helping People Succeed raised a record-breaking amount of $150,000. The guests, sponsors, Art for Living Calendar artists and their underwriters, and auction contributors played a major role in contributing to the success of Pinot & Picasso!

Helping People Succeed has been serving the Treasure Coast for close to six decades. Through its diversified, effective program services and initiatives, hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable local children, families and adults have been able to transform their lives through education, counseling, training and employment. For more information or to purchase a calendar please contact Glenna Parris at 772-320-0778 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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