Actress Cheryl Ladd to Speak at Food For The Poor's Palm Beach Gala

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Since 2011, Cheryl Ladd has asked others to open their hearts and answer the prayers of children and families living in severe poverty.
Since 2011, Cheryl Ladd has asked others to open their hearts and answer the prayers of children and families living in severe poverty. 

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Sept. 4, 2014) – One of Charlie’s most beloved angels now uses her voice to save lives alongside the nonprofit Food For The Poor. Actress Cheryl Ladd will speak at Food For The Poor’s 12th annual Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures gala, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at The Mar-a-Lago Club.

“I am looking forward to this very special evening,” said Ladd, who will be accompanied by producer and author Brian Russell, her husband of 33 years.

Ladd, who has a lead in the faith-based film The Perfect Wave (2014), is best known for her role as Kris Monroe, from the ABC television series Charlie’s Angels. This role as an angel prepared Ladd to champion the needs of the destitute, as spokesperson for Food For The Poor’s Angels Of The Poor program.

Since 2011, she has asked others to open their hearts and answer the prayers of children and families living in severe poverty.

“Helping those in such desperate need is what we are all called to do,” said Ladd. “I thank each and every person who has answered that call. Together we can bring hope and a chance for a better tomorrow for so many who fight a daily battle to survive.”

The annual event is chaired by distinguished Palm Beach philanthropists Donald and Melania Trump (National Honorary Chairs), Patrick Park (Honorary Chair), Arlette Gordon and Elizabeth Bowden (Gala Co-Chairs), and Herme de Wyman Miro (International Chair).

The Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures 2015 committee members include Michael Dixon, Emilio Guerra, Lorrain and Malcom Hall, Helene Karp, Moneca Kaufmann, Tova Leidesdorf, Brownie McLean, Faith Morford, Michael Nadeau, Sally O’Connor, Daniella and Alfredo Ortiz, Russell Sherrill, Patsy and Leslie Spero, Mary Frances Turner, and Carol Weltz.

The Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures gala will open with a superb wine-tasting reception provided by Dreyfus Ashby & Co. and Trump Winery. The evening will culminate with a four-course gourmet dinner and wine pairing. Exotic escapes, jewelry, fine wines, and golf packages are among the varied prizes in the silent and live auctions.

A golf package at Trump International Golf Club is one of several golf packages that are available for bid. The course offers 27 holes of premium golfing, and Florida Golf Magazine rates it “the #1 course in the state of Florida.”

Ladd, a golf enthusiast, authored the autobiographical book Token Chick: A Woman’s Guide to Golfing with the Boys. Russell has a sequel in the works to his novel Scribe, which debuted last year to rave reviews.

For additional information regarding the Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures gala, tickets, sponsorship and benefactor levels, please call 1-888-404-4248 or email Proceeds from the 2015 Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures gala will be used to build homes for destitute families in Jamaica.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit

Jennifer Leigh Oates

Food For The Poor
Public Relations Associate
954-427-2222 x 6054