Victoria Rowell’s Luncheon, Hat Auction to Benefit Mentoring Program

Victoria Rowell's Luncheon, Hat Auction to Benefit Mentoring Program

On Sunday, May 1,  I was invited to actress-humantarian and national spokesperson for foster care Victoria Rowell‘s mentoring luncheon. It was held at her husband’s private art studio in Atlanta. The luncheon was absolutely wonderful with catered food and decorations by Tony Brewer.

The event began with a few songs from the Spelman College Glee Club, then songbird Kenny Lattimore hit the stage, and the ladies loved him. He sang a few spiritual songs, then one of his greatest hits, “For You.”

After the entertainment, Rowell honored Dr. Lynn Gardner of Hughes Spaulding Children’s Hospital and  Dr. Evelyn Lavizzo of the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home. Both women received awards for making a difference in the community.

Then the fun began by having a hat show! As the ladies of Spelman College walked the runway, women in the audience bid on the fancy hats. I wanted the vintage looking one with the veil so bad, but this lady kept outbidding me. Arrrgh! The highest bid was for a hat Rowell modeled. It sold for $500. The money raised went to her nonprofit organization, and what a great way to raise money and awareness.

Following the hat show, we moved to the outdoor patio area where lunch was served. We dined on salmon, salads and desserts with sweet tea and wine. All the guests got to take home a copy of Kenny Lattimore’s CD, Timeless. It was a great afternoon, and I would like to thank Diane Larche for the invitation.

To learn further info about Victoria Rowell’s Foundation, please visit

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