Chairman’s Council Event Update,
April 26, 2017

Third Annual Palm Beach Chairman’s Council Dinner

Our third annual Chairman’s Council Dinner on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Palm Beach was festive and engaging.

HDRF Founder & Chair Audrey Gruss hosts the dinner every year to honor top donors who have helped the Foundation grow into a national leader in advanced depression research. This year’s dinner was on the terrace of Findlay Galleries, overlooking the elegant shops of Worth Avenue.


The table was decorated with festive forsythia and tulips in our signature yellow color.

Our thanks to James R. Borynack, Chairman and CEO of Findlay Galleries, and Adolfo Zaralegui, Vice President of Findlay Galleries for co-hosting and underwriting the event. Our thanks also to Chairman’s Council Co-Chairs William Flaherty, Susan Lloyd and Scott Snyder for their support and leadership.


Adolfo Zaralegui, Audrey Gruss and James Borynack


Scott Snyder, Susan Lloyd and Bill Flaherty

The evening’s program included renowned psychologist and neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, who gave a fascinating and thought-provoking talk on “How to Become a ‘Superager.’” After dinner, guests received a signed copy of her new book How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, which was released on March 7th  by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Audrey Gruss, Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett and Dr. Huda Akil


Jane Bunn, Martin Gruss, Barbara Smith, and Dr. Huda Akil


Janet Cafaro and Myrna Haft


Jane and George Bunn


Mary and Marvin Davidson


Denis and Annabelle Coleman


Lis Waterman, Jane Bunn and Mary Davidson


George Bunn, Louisa Benton and Dr. Huda Akil


Shannon Donnelly and Bill Flaherty


Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett signs her books


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