UPDATED: Keeping track at home? Here’s a list of 25 charities leaving Mar-a-Lago

2:19 p.m Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 Politics
President Donald Trump arrives at The Mar-a-Lago Club during the Gateway for Cancer Research’s St. Patrick’s Day Party in Palm Beach on Friday March 17, 2017. The group has not discussed whether it will move its already scheduled event this upcoming season from Mar-a-Lago. (Meghan McCarthy / Daily News File Photo)

UPDATED, 2 p.m. Sept. 21: The Palm Beach Symphony is moving its concert from Mar-a-Lago to The Breakers. 

25th group leaves Mar-a-Lago: Palm Beach Symphony changes concert

UPDATE, 5 p.m. Sept. 3: Palm Beach Habilitation Center will move its annual Hab-a-Hearts luncheon from Mar-a-Lago, citing a desire to keep the focus on the event’s mission.

UPDATE, Noon Thursday: Bethesda Health Foundation has done an about-face and decided to move its Women of Grace luncheon from Mar-a-Lago.

Bethesda’s Women of Grace luncheon now leaving Palm Beach

UPDATE, 3 p.m. Wednesday: Bethesda Health Foundation’s Women of Grace still plans to hold its luncheon in November at Mar-a-Lago.

Bethesda’s Women of Grace luncheon will remain at Mar-a-Lago

UPDATE, 6:30 a.m. Wednesday: The Gateway for Cancer Research told The Washington Post it will move a St. Patrick’s Day party scheduled for Mar-a-Lago to another venue.

Another gala departing Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

UPDATE, 2:20 p.m. Tuesday: The Unicorn Children’s Foundation announced today it was moving a planned fashion show luncheon from Mar-a-Lago.

21st charity moves event from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach

UPDATE, 5:40 a.m. Monday: The Kravis Center will not hold its 2018 Wine Auction at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach:

Kravis Center becomes 20th organization to leave Mar-a-Lago 

UPDATE, 11:45 a.m. Sunday: The Palm Beach Zoo has moved its 2018 annual fundraiser from the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach:

Palm Beach Zoo gala, MorseLife luncheon leaving Trump’s Mar-a-Lago


Here’s a look at the charities and other organizations that are coming and going from President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.

These groups all held events at Mar-a-Lago during the 2016-17 social and fundraising season.

So far, 24 charities have decided to move or cancel their events planned for Mar-a-Lago this season. Seventeen of those organizations made their decisions in the past week. The others made decisions earlier this year. One group, MorseLife, had two events planned at Mar-a-Lago: Organizers moved the MorseLife dinner from Mar-a-Lago before moving its luncheon from Trump’s club this week.

Three groups have committed to stay, and at least one is still deciding. We’ll continue to update this list as we learn more.

Check back for updates.

Who’s IN

These three organizations have committed to keeping their event at Mar-a-Lago in the upcoming season:

Achilles Freedom Team dinner and concert, Nov. 30

Palm Beach Police Foundation ball, Jan. 6

World Affairs Council of Palm Beach speaker event, Dec. 19

Who’s OUT

These 24 charities have decided in recent months — or days — to move their event from Mar-a-Lago this season.

*Those with an asterisk decided to move earlier this year, before Trump’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville last week. The rest, starting with the Cleveland Clinic, have made their decisions since Thursday.

American Cancer Society ball

American Friends of Magen David Adom

*American Humane Association Hero Dogs luncheon

Autism Project of Palm Beach County

*Bascom Palmer Eye Institute gala

Bethesda Hospital Foundation Women of Grace luncheon, Nov. 9

Big Dog Ranch Rescue event

*Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach

Cleveland Clinic, moving to The Breakers

*Dana Farber Cancer Institute gala

Gateway for Cancer Research

Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper (H.O.W) luncheon, moving to Flagler Museum

International Red Cross ball

Kravis Center Wine Auction

LIFE Lady in Red Gala, its board approved today

*Leukemia and Lymphoma gala

**MorseLife (Dinner dance and luncheon)

Palm Beach Habilitation Center

Palm Beach Zoo gala

Preservation Foundation (Note: This event was at The Breakers last year.)

Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation luncheon

Salvation Army

Susan G. Komen Perfect Pink Party

The Unicorn Children’s Foundation

**MorseLife decided earlier this year to move its dinner dance from Mar-a-Lago, then this week decided to move its luncheon from the club as well.

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