Charities are reportedly ditching Mar-a-Lago for their galas in favor of a nearby resort


The Mar-a-Lago, or Trump’s “winter White House,” is reportedly being ditched as a venue by some charity organizations.

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute along with three other organizations have all moved events from Mar-a-Lago to nearby luxury resort, The Breakers, according to the Palm Beach Daily News.

DFCI reportedly claimed that the relocation of their 2018 event is not for political reasons.

MorseLife have moved one of their events — a December dinner dance — but their annual luncheon will remain at the country club. According to the Palm Beach Daily News, a spokesperson would not comment on why other than to point out that The Breakers has been the venue in earlier years.

Kellie Baker, the campaign chairwoman of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society dished on why they’re moving their gala in January, “We’ve got new, younger chairmen and some new committee members,” she told the Palm Beach Daily News, “and they wanted to make a few changes, sort of freshen it up a little. It was their choice.”

The Miami-based Bascom Palmer Eye Institute moved two events, one going to Club Colette and the other to The Breakers. Chairman James Borynack reportedly chalked the move up to, “the powers that be in Miami. They ‘suggested’ that The Breakers might be a better choice of venue for 2018,” he told the PBDL.

The Preservation Foundation meanwhile, is moving its event to Mar-a-Lago, a venue it first used more than 30 years ago.

[Palm Beach Daily News]