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Our 36th Annual MS Gala Luncheon is a premier event where Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach communities and their business leaders come together for an afternoon of unforgettable fashions, upscale silent auction items, and to raise critical funds and awareness to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
2019 MS Hope Award Honoree
This year we will be honoring Lisa Kaufman & Michael Kaufman with the 2019 MS Hope Award. We are proud to recognize our notable honorees, Lisa and Michael Kaufman of Kaufman Lynn Construction www.kaufmanlynn.com.
After completing her graduate degree in Education, Lisa moved back to NC and decided at the young age of 25 there was no time like the present to follow this new larger than life dream of owning her very own store. In the Spring of 2002 Lisa opened the doors of the very first Scout & Molly’s clothing boutique (named after her dogs) located in Raleigh, NC. Today there are close to 40 Scout & Molly’s Boutique franchises open across the country (7 in FL) with another 60 or more currently in development. In 2008, with 2 small children at home and a business to run, Lisa was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This was a turning point for Lisa and for her business. She refused to let the diagnosis and the disease define her. She was determined to take it as a sign that life is short, and we are all here for a reason. She decided her purpose was to make a difference in the lives of others. She began incorporating fundraising into her business model and it truly became part of the Scout & Molly’s corporate culture. Over the years she has raised money for the National MS Society; Shopping for a Cause has become a part of the whole Scout & Molly’s experience.
Michael “Mike” Kaufman has been at the helm of Kaufman Lynn Construction since its inception in 1989 and he built the company from the ground up. Kaufman has worked on and managed projects ranging from retail interiors and renovation projects to municipal and institutional complexes. As CEO, he is focused on the company culture and most importantly, ensuring clients’ complete satisfaction. As testament to his business acumen, Kaufman was a finalist for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Florida Award in 2012, 2013, and 2015. He was awarded the 2009 Excalibur Award – Palm Beach County Small Business Leader of the Year by the Sun Sentinel, and a Lifetime Achievement Award and 2008 Ultimate CEO for Palm Beach County from the South Florida Business Journal.
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Neiman Marcus Boca Raton will feature the best of Spring 2019 in this year's MS Gala Luncheon. Featuring ready-to-wear and accessories from the world's most luxurious brands including Balmain, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Akris, Victoria Beckham, Roland Mouret and more. This year's show will not disappoint! Neiman Marcus invites you to shop its "Pop-Up Shop" on the day of the luncheon.
The MS Gala Luncheon Silent Auction features a unique collection of items and experiences that you won't find anywhere else. Corporations and individuals donate auction items, ranging from U.S. travel destinations to sports memoriablia, health and beauty products and experiences, internships and much more.
Silent Auction details coming soon!