Bag Lady Luncheon to benefit The Patriot Charities

Bag Lady Luncheon to benefit The Patriot Charities
Event on 2015-04-28 10:00:00

Tickets for Bag Lady Luncheon On Sale Now

Miki Racine Berardelli, of Chico’s FAS will be the Keynote Speaker at The Patriot Charities benefit April 28 at Trump National Golf Club

(Charlotte, N.C.) ––The Bag Lady Luncheon, presented by Trump International Realty, is coming to the Charlotte area Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville. The Patriot Charities, a local non-profit organization, supporting wounded military and their families in the Carolinas, will benefit 100% from the proceeds from this fundraising event.

In addition to a special luncheon menu created for guests, there will be a large silent auction featuring many new and “gently used” designer handbags, fashion accessories, jewelry and other premium items including a 22-seat Luxury Box at a Hornets game, private fashion events from Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, and raffles for a chance to win a custom beach bike and a jewelry item from Diamonds Direct. Each attendee will receive a Gift Card from Nordstrom with a scheduled shopping appointment. There will be an exciting keynote speaker from the fashion industry. Miki Racine Berardelli, president Digital Commerce and Chief Marketing Officer of Chico’s, White House Black Market, Soma Intimates and Boston Proper will be featured. Nationally syndicated radio host Sheri Lynch of the Bob & Sheri Show will be the emcee. There will be a Color Guard and the National Anthem will be performed. Rev. Jan Brittain, Senior Pastor at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church will give the invocation.

Individual tickets are available at 5 each and include an open bar and complimentary valet service. Sponsorships are available from 00 to ,000. A maximum of 300 seats will be sold.

Trump International Realty is the presenting sponsor for Bag Lady Luncheon. Other sponsors include Arhaus, Thomas-Bain Leather, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Diamonds Direct, UTC Aerospace Systems, Luxury Home Magazine, People’s Bank, Carolina Beverage Group, Piedmont Corrugated Specialty Company and Von Drehle Corporation.

Tickets are available online at or by calling 704.496.2794.

About Miki Racine Berardelli

Miki joined Chico’s FAS as President, Digital Commerce & Chief Marketing Officer in 2014. She is responsible for Digital Commerce and Marketing across four brands including Chico’s, White House Black Market, Soma Intimates and Boston Proper.

Prior to joining Chico’s FAS, Miki was CMO at Tory Burch from 2009 to 2014. She was responsible for global Marketing, Public Relations and Ecommerce. Miki was Senior Vice President of Marketing at Ralph Lauren from 2002 to 2009 where she developed and led multi-channel marketing strategy for the retail businesses.

Earlier in her career, she held positions at Limited Too/Tween Brands, Experian North America and McMillan Associates.

An early adopter of digital innovation, ecommerce and multi-channel customer experience, Miki is actively involved in, the digital division of the National Retail Federation, where she is currently serving her fourth term on the Board of Directors and her second term on the Executive Committee, most recently as Chairman. In 2011, Miki joined the Board of Directors for Giggle Inc., a multi-channel baby products and lifestyle retail brand and from 2013-2014, she served on the Board of Directors for Sport Chalet, Inc. She also serves on the inaugural Google Retail Advisory Council.

Miki earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. She was recognized in 2011 as one of the “Top Women in Cross-Channel Retail,” in 2013 as one of Brand Innovators “Top 50 Women Brand Marketers” and as one of the “Ten of Tomorrow” by Women’s Wear Daily, and most recently as a 2014 recipient of the “CMO Rising Star” award from the CMO Club.

Miki is originally from the Chicago area. She is a wife to husband Christopher, is mother to two sons, Max (11) and Vic (9) and a proud owner of her yellow Labrador named Lou.

The Patriot Charities

The Patriot Charities is a local grassroots 501©3 non-profit organization in Charlotte. Founded in 2005, the purpose of The Patriot Charities is to raise funds to financially assist non-profit organizations and local programs within the Carolinas concerned with the immediate welfare, care and support for our wounded military and their families. The Patriot Charities is eligible for many corporate matching programs. Visit for details on the programs The Patriot Charities support.

The Patriot Charities Annual Event

The Patriot Gala, Charlotte’s premier black-tie fundraiser, is held the first Saturday in November at Quail Hollow Club. This year’s event is November 7. Enjoy the finest food and wine, with live and silent auctions, combined with honored military speakers and a tribute to the Fallen from the Carolinas. Tickets sell out every year for this event. Tickets will be available in July online at

Corporate Support

Corporate sponsors for The Patriot Charities include StoneLaurel, Babson Capital, Ernst & Young, Pinnacle Fund Administration, Piedmont Natural Gas, US Bancorp, Capitala, Crutchfield Capital, Wells Fargo Advisors, Wells Fargo Securities, and Diamonds Direct.

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Contact: Debbie Williams
704.846.8960 (o) 704.231.4724 (m)

at Trump National Golf Club Charlotte
120 Meeting House Square
Mooresville, United States

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