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Annual ‘Dreamcatcher’ benefit has raised over $500,000 for Hanley’s vital work

April 12, 2022 Dreams were alive at the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach as more than 250 Hanley Foundation supporters gathered on March 31, 2022 to raise awareness of alcohol and drug prevention and treatment efforts. The Annual Palm Beach Dinner Dream Catcher benefit was chaired by Judy and Fritz Van der Grift and Stacey Leuliette. A record $500,000 was raised with all proceeds going to the Hanley Foundation’s lifesaving work.

Guests enjoyed a welcome reception of past hors d’oeuvres and mingled as they bid on unique items at the silent auction. The reception was followed by an elaborate dinner and live entertainment.

Fritz and Judy Van der Grift

“After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to be back for our annual dinner in Palm Beach,” said Turner Benoit, director of philanthropy at the Hanley Foundation. “Our mission is to fight addiction – a disease that can rob those affected of their lifelong dreams. Last year, the Hanley Foundation offered prevention programs to more than 50,000 children and treatment bursaries to more than 300 people in need of quality care. With your continued support, more dreams will be restored, more families will be reunited, and more lives will be saved. Thank you for being our advocates!

The Hanley Foundation envisions a world free of addiction, leading the way as the largest provider of educational programs that prevent underage drinking in the state of Florida. In addition to providing treatment grants to those in need and facilitating trainings to identify the signs of drug addiction, the Foundation works to reduce stigma and change policy through its advocacy efforts. The Foundation’s mission is to eliminate addiction through prevention, advocacy, treatment and recovery support.

The host committee for the event included Inger Anderson, Kent Anderson, Loy Anderson, Sissy Armstrong, Lyanne Azqueta, Fletcher Baker, Mary and Kane Baker, Blair and Kenny Beall, Nellie Benoit, Quinn and Whitmore Benoit, Jason Briggs, Kristina and Austin Bryan, Liza and Bob Calhoun, Briggs and Nicholas Coleman, Kim and Payson Coleman, Carissa and Nick Coniglio, Rachel and Steve Docekal, Kelly Williams and Andrew Forsyth, Denise and Dan Hanley, Anne Hurley, Liz Matthews and Chip James, Charlene and Richard Johnson, Susan and Mike Kirkpatrick, Ivey and Bobby Leidy, Cindy and Tim Leuliette, Sydney and Peter McKelvy, Dede and Laddy Merck, Whitney Miller, Lev Miller, Cat Miller, the Honorable Danielle Moore, Muffie and Stephen Murray, David G. Ober, Piper Quinn, Eddie Schmidt and Ozzie Medeiros, Corey Saban, Wendy and Phil Scuderi, Jessica and Trent Swift, Joanie Van der Grift, Juliet and Alex Warner and Victoria Willard.

Event sponsors included FHE Health; Origins Behavioral health care; Hanley Family Foundation; Stoops Family Foundation; Amy and Drew Rothermel; Anne and Matt Hamilton; Banyan Processing Center; Betsy and George G. Matthews, Sr.; Brenda and Robert Castellano; Catherine and Michel Cabot; Charlene and Richard Johnson; Cumberland Heights; Diabetes Research Institute Foundation; Enlightened solutions; Family-First Teen Services; Gillian Fuller; House of Gratitude; guardian recovery network; Integrity billing; Judy and Fritz Van der Grift; Kelly and Joe Rooney; Kelly Williams and Andrew Forsyth; Kim and Payson Coleman; LifeSkills South Florida; Mary McDonnell Davidson Fund; Nancy and Geoffrey Caraboolad; Behavioral Health Retreat; Scott Johnson; Sherry Sammons; Sydney and Peter McKelvy; Sylvia and Rick Hubbard; The Children’s Foundation; The Lazarus Charitable Trust; Waterfront properties and club communities; Wendy and Philip Scuderi and Wilmington Trust.

For more information about the Hanley Foundation or to donate, please visit or call 561.268.2355.

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