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A Night of Transformation

    It was “A Night of Transformation” when Caron Treatment Centers, an internationally recognized nonprofit expert in substance use disorder treatment

and recovery, hosted the Caron Florida Gala at the Sailfish Club of Florida in Palm Beach. All proceeds will provide critical support for Caron’s mission by funding treatment scholarships and quality, evidence-based treatment and recovery programming.

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Golden Eye

     Reflective in the event’s name, the Cox Science Center and Aquarium (CSCA) hosted a luminous evening at its Golden Eye where more than 500 attendees previewed the stellar findings from the James Webb telescope. Before listening to the evening’s keynote speaker and NASA Scientist, Dr. Alexandra Lockwood, dedicated supporters and benefactors of CSCA heard heartfelt remarks from Co-Chairwomen Kathleen Crampton, Katharine Eyre and Laing Rogers..

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   amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, held its Second Annual Palm Beach fundraising gala at the home of event Chairs Michele and Howard Kessler.

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Impresario Society

    Mrs. Elaine Kay hosted a party for the

Palm Beach Symphony's impresario Society. There were 45 guests in attendance and all had a wonderful time in her magnificent apartment.

    Members of the Impresario Society play a leading role in Palm Beach Symphony’s efforts to deliver spirited Masterworks concerts with the finest musicians in South Florida and distinguished world-class guest artists.

    For more information about the Impresario Society call CEO David McClymont at 561.762.0413.


Flagler Museum

Winter Exhibition

   During the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum’s reception for its Winter Exhibition titled The American West During the Gilded Age, on view through April 23rd, Museum members, Donors, Sponsors and Trustees were invited to view the exhibition and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.


Oxbridge Academy

Spring Soirée

     Springtime and philanthropy were in
full bloom at Oxbridge Academy's
fundraising event of the year, the
Spring Soirée was held at Oxbridge
Founder, Bill Koch's estate in Palm Beach.


Evening of Gratitude

     Lee and Jeff Alderton graciously hosted an Evening of Gratitude at their Palm Beach home to thank and celebrate the American Heart Association Palm Beach’s Cor Vitae members. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while hearing from the American Heart Association Palm Beach team about the incredible impact their dollars have made in the local community.


ArtSmart Lunch & Learn

      Guests spent the afternoon indulging in the secret lives of Queen Elizabeth’s mother-in-law, Princess Alice of Battenberg, and Queen Elizabeth’s only sibling, the once second-in-line to the throne, Princess Margaret, as lecturer and historian Richard René Silvin shared Cinderellas in Reverse: Princess Alice & Princess Margaret and Misbehavior. More than 400 people attended the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ first ArtSmart Lunch & Learn of the 30th Anniversary season. 


Cocktails in Paradise

     The Cocktails in Paradise event in the Historical Society of Palm Beach County (HSPBC) series sold out once again, this time at the La Coquille Club in Manalapan.

     The Magnificent Morgans, a special exhibit created for the event, showcased images from the enchanting lives of the world’s rich and famous in paradise. The famous father-and-son photography duo of Bert and Richard Morgan were adored by Palm Beach, especially its social royalty.


Kravis Center Corporate Partners

Business Speaker Series

     Former Apple CEO and Pepsi Marketing VP, entrepreneur and investor John Sculley discussed his career highlights and insights during the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ second Corporate Partners Business Speaker Series luncheon of the season. Mr. Sculley was interviewed by Jeffrey Stoops, Kravis Center Board member and President and CEO of SBA Communications Corporation in the Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion.


Community Day

    Caron Treatment Centers, an internationally recognized nonprofit expert in substance use disorder treatment and recovery, held a community sneak peek event before its new Keele Medical Center in Delray Beach begins to accept patients in the coming weeks. The Keele Medical Center is located at 4575 Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach.


Kravis Center Dress Circle

Members Honored

   Dress Circle members of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts were honored at a special dinner in the Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion. More than 250 supporters were in attendance to celebrate the Kravis Center’s 30th Anniversary.


Lighthouse Legacy

Society Luncheon

   Jupiter Medical Center Foundation held its 10th
Annual Lighthouse Legacy Societv Luncheon at Old Marsh Country Club.
   The Lighthouse Legacy Society exists to recognize, honor and thank those who have included Jupiter Medical Center in their estate plans through a bequest, trust or other planned gift. New members inducted at the
luncheon were Lori and Bruce Abel and Scott Pittenger.



Palm Beach Celebration

of Reading

    It was an evening of literacy and philanthropy when Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG) Board Chairwoman, Frances Fisher, and her husband Jeffrey hosted a dinner at their home to celebrate the Gardens' partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Author and former chief of staff to first lady Laura Bush, Anita McBride, was the special guest speaker at the Palm Beach Celebration of Reading. British A. Robinson. President and CEO of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and a member of the Gardens' National Advisory Council, moderated the presentation.


Wild About Wildlife

     A hawk, owl and crane welcomed surprised guests at the Wild About Wildlife event to benefit the South Florida Urban Wildlife Refuge Program at the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Some guests dressed in the spirit of the evening wearing leopard pants, a zebra jacket and wild prints to celebrate. The event was held outdoors under twinkling white lights at the home of Mayor Danielle Moore in Palm Beach.

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    After a two-year hiatus and much anticipated return, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation’s Highballs & Hibiscus descended upon Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Palm Beach for the first time where guests wined, dined and danced the night away.



  Palm Beach County Food Bank (PBCFB) was surrounded by delicious company for its VIP Kick Off for the Seventh Annual Empty Bowls Delray Beach at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. The event was well attended by the nonprofit's passionate supporters who are helping to alleviate the one-in-six residents who are going hungry in Palm Beach County.



  All was merry and bright for Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s highly anticipated Do at the Zoo annual al fresco fundraising event. Celebrated under the sparkling and brilliant Zoo lights, Palm Beach Zoo’s eco-friendly holiday lights tradition presented by FPL SolarNow, Do at the Zoo was a luminous night of delicious cuisine, sip-sensational cocktails and commitment to wildlife.

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   The Seventh Annual No Shave November presented by Palm Beach County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section once again benefited Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope (CAHH) and directly supported male cancer patients in Palm Beach County.

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Sculpture in Motion

   One-of-a-kind, pre-and-post war automobiles rolled into an exhibition celebrating art, nature, history and our country at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

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A Night in Hollywood

    Guests will enjoy the glitz and glamour of A Night in Hollywood at the 68th Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball, set for February 23, 2023 at The Breakers Palm Beach. This signature gala of the American Heart Association (AHA) will be chaired by Laurie Silvers, Co-CEO of and media entrepreneur.

FoundCare Hosts Back-to-School

Health Fair

   FoundCare hosted its back-to-school health fair with record-high numbers. The health fair provided 1,579 school physicals, administered 601 vaccines, distributed 980 backpacks and translated and entered 4,432 shots into Florida shot records. FoundCare’s health staff encourages parents and children to use the Center’s continuum of care throughout the school year.

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Figures: Now & Then

    Figures: Now & Then is on view at Findlay Galleries. This exhibition uses the human figure as the lens through which a variety of painting styles and themes can be explored and better understood. The eye and mind are highly attuned to observing, reading, and interpreting body language, making the human figure a focal point of artistic creation from the earliest onset of our culture.

   As a reflection of Findlay Galleries’ deep understanding and selection of works in the representative category, this exhibition includes artists with styles ranging from Realism to Modernism. Each artist takes a unique approach, while sharing in their achievement the attainment of a beauty that makes the invisible visible. Enjoy works by Beltran Bofill, Dimitry Gerrman, Hugo Grenville, Le Pho, Henri Matisse,  Charles Neal, Nicola Simbari, Peter von Artens and Vu Cao Dam.

   On view at Findlay Galleries, 165 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. To schedule a visit or to learn more contact juan@findlayart.comcall 561.655.2090 or visit


Center for Creative Education

Receives $50,000 Donation

   The Center for Creative Education (CCE) starts the new school year on a high note with a $50,000 donation from Genesis Inspiration Foundation.

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Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation

Ribbon Cutting & Marquee Dedication

    Thanks to a generous gift from Dorothy Lappin, and in celebration of the Foundation’s

30th Anniversary, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation purchased and installed a new video marquee on the back side of Building Seven facing South toward the Kravis Center and Tamarind Avenue.

Lois Pope/American Humane

Saving Animals in

Eastern Kentucky

    American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, deployed to Eastern Kentucky in the wake of catastrophic flooding that killed dozens of people

and displaced thousands of residents from their homes.


Hospital for Special Surgery


    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) hosted its 37th Tribute Dinner at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The event honored David W. Altchek, M.D., Co-Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Andreas C. Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), with the HSS Tribute Dinner Award.

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Braman BMW Announces

Top BMW Manager Nationally

   The President’s Club is the highest-level achievement within BMW’s acclaimed Profiles in Achievement program for those that demonstrate they can accomplish consistent winning performance for five consecutive years in a row. Lisa Solodar, General Sales Manager at Braman Motorcars BMW in West Palm Beach, has won this prestigious award for 2022.

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Braman BMW

Hey Heat Fans!

   You’ve been patiently waiting and now it’s time to come see the one-of-a-kind wrapped #HeatNation vehicle. Come visit the mobile art piece in person at Braman BMW West Palm Beach through July 17th and at Braman BMW Jupiter July 18th-24th. Scan the QR code for your chance to win suite tickets for eight home games for the 2022/23 season.

Young Philanthropists

Toast To Summer

    Over 100 young professionals and philanthropists gathered for happy hour at Meat Market in Palm Beach. Young Friends members from the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, The Norton Museum of Art and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League gathered to celebrate making a difference in the Palm Beach County community while enjoying cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.



"Incredible Example" of Hope

    The Promise Fund of Florida welcomed First Lady Jill Biden in recognition of the nonprofit’s incredible progress in improving high quality access to care by helping uninsured and underinsured women

overcome social determinants of health to obtain critical, early detection screening and life-saving treatment for breast and cervical cancers.


Coming to the Kravis Center

One Night with Nikki Glaser

    Stand-up comedian, actress, podcast host, radio host, and television host – Nikki Glaser does it all, and now she’s taking her talents on the road in an all-new tour, One Night with Nikki Glaser, coming to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on September 10th at 7pm, co-presented by the Kravis Center and Outback Presents.  

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Dr. Robert C. Knapp Medical Student Award 2022-2023 Recipients

   H.O.W. Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper is proud to announce the Dr. Robert C. Knapp Medical Student Award 2022-2023 recipients. H.O.W. provides these prestigious scholarships to Florida medical students interested in gynecologic oncology by working with a gynecologic oncologist during their elective time in medical school.  


Jupiter Medical Center and UF Health

Shape Health System of the Future

   Jupiter Medical Center and UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center, announced recently that they have entered into a letter of intent to develop plans to transform health care delivery, research and education in Palm Beach and Martin counties and surrounding communities.

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Kravis Center's

Dream Awards

     Drum roll please! The winners of the third annual Kravis Center’s Dream Awards have been announced. Over 120 students from 12 high schools competed for the opportunity to make it to the Broadway stage. 


Wally Findlay Galleries International

Appoints New Global President

and COO

    James R. Borynack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wally Findlay Galleries International, Inc., announces with great pleasure the appointment of Mr. Adolfo Zaralegui, the organization’s Chief Operations Officer, to President and COO of Wally Findlay Galleries International, Inc., the parent company of Findlay Galleries, Inc. founded in 1870 in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Zaralegui’s appointment to President and COO of Wally Findlay Galleries Int’l. includes all global wholly-owned subsidiaries and gallery affiliates spanning worldwide representations.

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      The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation's Butterfly Brooch with wings based on the Foundation’s Bipolar Awareness Pin is a new way to spread awareness and understanding about Bipolar Disorder. Why the butterfly? They are not easy to capture. They are fragile but durable, with great stamina. They are beautiful and endure. No two are the same, but they do have similar characteristics. The parallel between the butterfly and someone with Bipolar Disorder is striking. The charismatic personality of many with Bipolar Disorder makes people gravitate to them because of their beauty, wit, creativity, independence, resilience, endurance and their will to survive.

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      During its 2022 Annual Meeting, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County welcomed Susan Shulman Pertnoy as its new Board Chair, and individuals to its 2022-2023 Board of Directors.

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     Great Place to Work Institute and its senior care partner Activated Insights have honored MorseLife Health System with certification as a Great Place to Work



      Promise Fund of Florida Co-Founder Nancy G. Brinker was recently honored as a 2022 Ellis Island Medals of Honor recipient. The 35th annual event was held on Ellis Island to recognize Americans who selflessly work towards the betterment of the United States and its citizens.




    The power of the arts took center stage at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG) when four local nonprofit organizations came together to call attention to brain health.

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     After the success of the historic 60th Anniversary Season and as the company prepares for 2023, a new facility, and more, the Palm Beach Opera Board of Directors is excited to announce the extension of David Walker’s contract as General and Artistic Director, securing his position through May of 2025.


Kravis Center Honors

    The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts honored its Board of Directors, Life Trustees and Standing Committee members at an annual luncheon recently.



     The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County hosted representatives from over 100 local nonprofit philanthropies at their annual luncheon held at the Pelican Club in Jupiter. The Tie That Binds, luncheon gathering local charities and nonprofits around the theme of philanthropic partnerships. 

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      The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts hosted nearly 70 Palm Beach County educators for the seventh annual Educator Night in honor of National Educator’s Week. The annual event is a fun and relaxed evening highlighting the Kravis Center’s past season and a look forward at the 2022-2023 Main Stage Season.




     The Cox Science Center and Aquarium welcomed more than 200 guests at a kick off for its 2023 Smarty Party, to be themed as the Golden Eye: Revealing the Hidden Universe. 

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Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation


    Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation (PBIHF) held its annual Board meeting and Spring Luncheon at Club Colette.

    Lore Dodge, a longtime supporter of Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation, was awarded the prestigious 2022 Hospice Hero Award during the luncheon. Lore has been a dedicated and faithful supporter of PBIHF since 1989 and continues to be a valuable member of the organization.




     The Historical Society of Palm Beach County (HSPBC) hosted 90 guests on its annual Sunset History Cruise aboard the classic 1926 motor yacht Mariner III.


Hanley Foundation's

Annual Golf Classic

     The 23rd Annual Golf Classic teed off at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach. More than 100 Hanley Foundation supporters came together for this year’s tournament that raised money and awareness for the Lifesaver Scholarship Program, which provides financial scholarships for individuals struggling with substance use disorders.

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Historical Society receives support from

the Worth Avenue Association

     The Historical Society of Palm Beach County (HSPBC) was honored to be presented with a check in the amount of $5,000 from the Worth Avenue Association (WAA) to benefit the Society’s mission of collecting, preserving and sharing Palm Beach County’s rich history.

     The donation was presented at the final WAA breakfast of the season at The Colony. Each year, WAA selects a nonprofit as beneficiary of the proceeds of its historic Worth Avenue Walking Tours led by Worth Avenue Historian Rick Rose. Alongside Mr. Rose, WAA President Gregg Beletsky presented the check to HSPBC President and CEO Jeremy Johnson and Director of Development Taylor Materio.


Lois Pope and LIFE Foundation's 

Generous Lifeline for Kids and their Families

  Palm Beach County schools will soon be out of session for summer and many students won’t have access to free and reduced lunches.