PACE Center for Girls, Lee County has announced its 2019 Grande Dames Tea, set for Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

The 11th annual event, which celebrates three local women for their roles in business, community and philanthropy, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. PACE has named Alexandra Bremner as chair of the annual event. The 2019 honorees will be announced in January.

“Our annual Grande Dames Tea brings the community together to cherish the impact and achievements of local women, learn from their wisdom and honor the female spirit,” said Meg M. Geltner, executive director at PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. “Aligning with our efforts to empower girls and young women to live a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace, this inspirational event provides real-life examples of women that our PACE girls can aspire to be.”

Each year, PACE’s Grande Dames Tea honors women who exemplify the organization’s guiding principles and have made a significant impact on the community through decades of service and helping others. The event’s theme, “The Wisdom of Age – Honoring the Female Spirit,” represents the unique perspectives and powerful insight that these women have gained throughout their life journeys, and the importance of passing this knowledge along to future generations. Honorees will share words of wisdom and advice during this inspirational event, which also features a Q&A session and special performances by the PACE girls. Proceeds from the event benefit PACE and its strength-based, gender-specific programs that guide PACE girls in finding their voice and achieving their potential.

Ticket sales begin Feb. 1, with admission at $60 per person. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite tea party hat.

A range of sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2019 event, including Title sponsorship at $10,000, Golden Tea Leaves sponsorships at $7,500 and Silver Teacup sponsorships at $5,000. These levels include eight tickets and many other benefits. Additional sponsorships include China Teapot sponsorships at $2,500, which include six tickets, Silver Teaspoon sponsorships at $1,000, which include four tickets, and Table sponsorships at $500.

To learn more about PACE Center for Girls, Lee County, or to purchase tickets to the 2019 Grande Dames Tea, visit www.pacecenter.org/locations/lee or call 239-425-2366.

About PACE Center for Girls, Lee County

Since 2007, PACE Center for Girls, Lee County has been providing girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. The gender-specific, strength-based program is one of 20 Centers throughout Florida, and is known throughout the nation as a best practices model for diverting girls from the juvenile justice system. PACE is a registered not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of individuals, businesses, civic/community organizations and churches in Lee County in order to serve girls and their families. Since its inception, PACE Center for Girls, Lee County has served more than 650 at-promise girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace. For more information on PACE Center for Girls, Lee County, call 239-425-2366 or visit www.pacecenter.org/locations/lee.