20th annual benefit raised funds for addiction treatment scholarships
(Jupiter, FL) – Golfers teed off at the prestigious Admirals Cove for Hanley Foundation’s 20th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, April 22nd. More than 100 supporters attended the yearly benefit, which raises funds for scholarships toward quality treatment for those suffering from a substance use disorder who otherwise could not afford it.
Turner Benoit, Chief Development Officer for Hanley Foundation, welcomed guests, recognized Jan Cairnes, CEO for Hanley Foundation, and thanked this year’s leadership including Chairs Nellie Benoit and Liza Pulitzer Calhoun; Junior Chairs Justin Claud and Greg Etimos; Golf Venue Chair Jack Barrett; Host Committee members Carol Anderson and Eric Yorlano; and Donna and Bob Goldfarb, who served as Chairs for the unique “Luncheon with the Suits,” which invites business leaders and community partners to join the awards ceremony, luncheon and auction portion of the day.
“Thank you all for being here today to support Hanley Foundation,” said Benoit. “We are the largest provider of prevention services in the state of Florida – working to stop addiction before it starts. In addition, we provide education services, advocacy and access to quality treatment. Today’s benefit will raise money for treatment scholarships. Because of your participation in today’s tournament, we can ensure that more people in Florida receive access to quality care.”
Benoit then introduced Maria Elena Fousteris, who lost her son Matthew Fousteris last year to an overdose. He also introduced Matthew’s sister, Jackie Ranaldo, who spoke about an online fundraiser the family held in December for Hanley Foundation that raised more than $5,000 in her brother’s name and will help others like him.
“If anyone here is struggling or knows someone struggling, please listen and please reach out for help,” said Ranaldo. “When Matthew passed, I wanted to make an impact – shine a light and raise awareness and funds to help someone else. The more I learned about addiction, the more determined I was for Matthew to make a difference. For all the people who supported us that didn’t even know us, it showed how many people are affected by this disease. At the end of the fundraiser, we ultimately surpassed our goal. The Hanley Foundation is such a necessity for our community and needs to be supported.”
The luncheon included a silent auction with an array of fitness packages, jewelry, clothes and sports memorabilia. The highlight of the afternoon was a live auction that included spirited bidding for tickets to Super Bowl LIV in Miami in 2020, as well as a luxurious trip to Jamaica. At the end of the afternoon, the winners of the tournament were announced, who included Clark Appleby, Michael Rossi, Marc Friedland and Peter Bonutti.
Sponsors for the event were Hanley Family Foundation, Futures Recovery Healthcare, Amy and Drew Rothermel, Origins Behavioral Healthcare, Suzanne Holmes, Yardley Manfuso, Nancy and Geoffrey Caraboolad, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, Dee Dee and Cameron Harris, AutoBuilders General Contracting Services, Guardian Recovery Network, Anne and Matt Hamilton, Eleanor and John Sullivan, The Harris Land Company, Family First Adolescent Services, Integrity Billing, Robert Garrison, Lifeskills South Florida, Provident Jewelry, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, ESPN, Jupiter Magazine and The Palm Beacher.
In the early 1980s, Mary Jane and Jack Hanley retired to Palm Beach County to discover the absence of any facilities dedicated to quality substance abuse treatment. Through the couple’s visionary leadership and great support from the community, Hanley Center and the Hanley Center Foundation were established. Nearly 40 years later and now expanded throughout Florida, the community continues to recognize the stand-alone Hanley Foundation with great support for its thought leadership, grantmaking and evidence-based programming. The charitable 501(c)(3) organization provides statewide resources for substance use disorder advocacy, education and access to quality treatment. The organization’s prevention programming is available to schools, churches and community groups through grant funding provided by the Florida Department of Children and Families, office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. With support from the community, the Hanley Foundation is taking critical steps to change the conversation around substance use disorders.