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Protecting the quality of life since 1944.

Ms. Emmett is the Founder and chairwomen of the Duffy’s Foundation, a South Florida-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving local communities through charitable contribution, as well as a principle owner in Duffy’s Sports Grill the largest privately owned premier chain of sports themed restaurants in Florida.

Founded in 2016 in memory of her late husband, Paul Emmett, the Duffy’s Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations and individuals who positively impact their local communities. The Duffy’s foundation directly supports non-profits, including the local branches of the Girl Scouts of America, American Red Cross, Special Olympics and Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches. The Foundation sponsors special causes aimed at increasing awareness and support of important local initiatives including but not limited to The Palm Beach School for Autism through Project Next, Forgotten Soldiers, Dana Farber and Brigham Women’s Hospital. The Pillars of the Duffy’s foundation will always be for the betterment of people in need, especially the needs of children.

In service of her community and in outreach, Geri is an advisory board member of Brigham and Women’s Boston Hospital and Medical Center. She is also part of the Visiting Committee on GI cancers at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Geri is currently active with the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida as not only a pillar support, but, a badge sponsor, in addition to being Vice Chair on the Board of the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, she is also a recipient of the 2018 Emerald Awards. Geri was recognized for the Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy. She is also a member of the Tiffany Circle with the Red Cross and a Board of Directors of the Palm Beach Civic Association and Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches.

Before 2016 Geri spent thirty years working with Trish McEvoy Beauty, an international prestige retailer of cosmetics, beauty, and fragrances while subsequently assuming her responsibilities at Duffy’s.

Married for 30 years, widowed since 2015, Geri’s late husband Paul Emmett was the brand founder of the Duffy’s Sports Grill that we have all come to know and love in Florida.   A resident of the Palm Beach area for over 22 years, she is the loving mother of Alex Emmett, and stepmother of Jason and Heather.