Charter Cabana Boys
According to Girlfriend Factor lore, Cabana Boys are men who acknowledge the depth and clout of women's financial position and purchasing power in our society. They are men who respect the fact that women own the majority of wealth in this country. They understand the strength of the mutual support we provide each other.
We wish to acknowledge the eight brave, insightful men who stepped forward in 2008 to launch our donor base of men, affectionately known as Cabana Boys. They set the bar high for future Cabana Boys and we are eternally grateful for their generosity. These men shall forever be deemed as the Fabulously Original Charter Cabana Boys.
Mitch has been in restaurant management for over 31 years and currently owns Mitch’s on El Paseo. A native of San Bernardino and a graduate of San Diego State University, he is known for his philanthropic nature and warm hospitality.
Brian is Senior Partner of the law firm Roemer & Harnik and well-known and respected for the extensive time and energy he gives to our local community. Brian and his wife Jan, who is on the Board of Directors of GFF, have four daughters and reside in Palm Desert.
Harold is the owner of Spencer's Restaurant in Palm Springs and CEO of a New Jersey-based branding, advertising, and marketing company. His philanthropic efforts are legendary and have earned him the 269th star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame.
Service defines much of the professional and personal life of Tim Snyder. Tim has amassed an impressive career in the food service industry and currently is the Managing Partner of Pacifica Seafood Restaurant. Tim has been a longtime supporter of our organization. He and his wife Stephanie have four children.
Dr. Sofonio is a Board Certified plastic surgeon with a special interest and extensive experience in performing aesthetic surgery.. A native of the Coachella Valley, his reputation for patient care has earned him numerous awards and recognitions.
Terry Weiner is Chief Executive Officer of Leeds & Son Jewelers in Palm Desert, California. During his 30-year tenure in this position, the company has grown into one of the premier luxury jewelers in the United States. Terry is also CEO of Baron & Leeds Jewelers in Hawaii.
Born in Hamburg, Germany, Dr. Scheer has been in private practice in the Coachella Valley since 1986. He is a world renowned Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon as well as a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon known internationally for implementing and teaching the latest techniques both here and abroad.
Perry has been a Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch since 1993 specializing in asset management for individuals, private foundations and corporate cash management. GFF Founder Joan Busick credits him for being the inspiration for Cabana Boys with his longstanding support of our mission. Perry and his wife Libby have two children, Nikolas and Madison.