Hats, Hearts, & Handbags

Hats, Hearts, & Handbags

The luncheon, on Friday, May 15, celebrates the mission of Girls Place and generates the financial resources needed to provide girls with critical programming, while bringing the community together for an afternoon of fun and friendship.

Each year, hundreds of women support Girls Place at the Annual Hats, Hearts, and Handbags luncheon.  Reserve a table and decorate it with your friends to compete for awards, wear your best hat and grab your most fashionable handbag to support the girls of Girls Place.  The day starts with Mimosas at 10:00am and is followed by our key note speaker Dr. Pauline Lawrence!


Dr. Lawrence is a professor emeritus from the University of Florida. She earned her MS and PhD in Entomology from UF and began her tenure as an assistant professor of Zoology in 1976. In 1994, she transitioned to the Department of Entomology and Nematology and taught and conducted research until her retirement in 2011. Dr. Lawrence was recently recognized by the Gateway Girl Scout Council with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

To reserve your table, please call 352-373-4475 or email hhh@girlsplace.net.

February 6 (Thursday) – Hats, Hearts, & Handbags Kick Off

Location: Beth’s House

Time: TBD

April (TBD) – Invite only Table Captain Luncheon

Location: Mark’s Prime Steakhouse

Time: 11:30 am

May 15 (Friday) – Hats, Hearts & Handbags Luncheon

Location: UF Hilton

Time: Beginning at 10:00 am


Cost: $750 (8-10 seats determined by Table Captain)

Individual Ticket

Cost: $90

We invite you to support our girls by sponsoring our 17th Annual Hats, Hearts, and Handbags. Your sponsorship will provide the funding that makes our mission possible while promoting your business or organization.

Your company can reach 350+ movers and shakers in Gainesville, while supporting a great cause through Hats, Hearts, and Handbags.  Tables for sponsors are available, but space is limited! Please email hhh@girlsplace.net.

HHH 2020 Sponsorship form

Ready to encourage our girls to be strong, courageous, and self-sufficient?

Have Questions?

Email Ms. Christi