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The Adventures of Peter and the Wolf

    The Adventures of Peter and The Wolf, Palm Beach Symphony’s reimaging of Prokofiev’s Peter and The Wolf, will be broadcast on 249 PBS stations around the nation

beginning this month.

 

Cocktails & Conversation

    American Humane board members, donors, and

supporters came together for Cocktails and Conversation to connect and discuss the organization’s plans for the future.

 

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Milly Park

Collection 2024

      In a recent Palm Beach Symphony 50th

Anniversary Celebration event, CEO David

McClymont welcomed fashion enthusiasts

and esteemed guests at Club Colette for the

sensational premier of the Milly Park 2024

Collection

Countdown to Zero Pet Adoption

Countdown 2 Zero

Pet Adoption Event

    The 10th Annual Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) mega pet adoption event took place at multiple locations in Palm Beach County.

Paul Gervais

An Endangered Landscape:

Recent Paintings of Hypoluxo Scrub

     In his second Florida solo museum exhibition, Paul Gervais is showing landscape paintings of Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area. An Endangered Landscape: Recent Paintings of Hypoluxo Scrub will be on view at The Norton House, Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach.

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Wild About Wildlife

    The National Wildlife Refuge Association kicked off the season with a Wild About Wildlife summer luncheon at Table 26 in West Palm Beach. The private, champagne luncheon included an auction and live music to benefit the South Florida Urban Wildlife Refuge Program.

Susan Telesco and Dom Telesco

A Night In Madrid

     The sophisticated ambiance of Spain’s arts and financial

center, a capital city renowned for its rich repositories of European art, was brought to life for the Center for Creative Education’s (CCE) A Night in Madrid at Club Colette. Event Chairs Milly and Patrick Park presented a festive Spanish atmosphere for the occasion of honoring Susan and Dom Telesco and their significant contribution and commitment towards the funding of the Center’s new campus in West Palm Beach.

Dr. Christopher Dold, Thomas Kaferle – Miral Group, Rob Yordi – SeaWorld, Julien Kau

American Humane Goes Global

    Global Humane — the international

brand of American Humane, which is the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare — along with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment

and Miral recently announced the certification of both SeaWorld Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue.

Chef Kevin Bell

GOOD GRUB

     Chef Kevin Bell has joined Gulfstream Goodwill

Industries (GGI) as its first ever Executive Chef. In his

new role, Chef Bell oversees GGI’s newest social enterprise, Good Grub, and its catering and mobile kitchen operations. According to the nonprofit’s

CEO, Keith Kennedy, Chef Bell will provide

structure and a curriculum for those with intellectual disabilities by providing real work exercises within the hospitality industry.

Helpline 211 New Building Rendering

211 PALM BEACH AND TREASURE COAST

Awarded $1 Million

     The Board and staff of 211 Palm Beach and Treasure Coast are thrilled to announce that the State of Florida has awarded the nonprofit organization 1 million dollars to support the construction of a new 12,000-square-foot facility to house its staff and volunteers.

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HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY (HSS)

38th Tribute Dinner

    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) hosted its 38th Tribute Dinner at the American

Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, raising $4.5 million for education, research and patient care.

Patricia Izbicki

THE MIND, MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOUNDATION

Experts on Neurodegenerative Diseases Bring

a Wealth of Knowledge to the Team

     The Mind, Music and Movement Foundation for Neurological

Disorders (M3F) announced the addition of five esteemed

members to its Board of Directors and medical and research advisory

committees.

David Mack

MORSELIFE HEALTH SYSTEM

Names Palm Beacher David S. Mack as Chairman

   Palm Beach resident David S. Mack will serve as the new Chairman of MorseLife Health System, according to Keith A. Myers, President and CEO of the premier senior lifestyle community.

Sheila E. Buchbinder (Befeler), and  David Beleler

CANCER ALLIANCE OF HELP & HOPE

New Fund To Help Local Veterans Battling Cancer

    The Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope (CAHH), a not-for-profit organization in Palm Beach County, has initiated a new fund to assist veterans battling cancer. A generous supporter and Board member, Sheila E. Buchbinder (Befeler), M.D., has made this possible for local veterans in Palm Beach County who are confronting cancer.

Janet and Mark Levy

Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope

Thank You Luncheon

    Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope (CAHH) ended the philanthropic season by hosting a Thank you Luncheon at The Colony Palm Beach for the Chairs, Leadership Group, and Sponsors of the 2023 Shop The Day

Away Luncheon.™ This year’s signature event raised a

historic $1 million for local cancer patients in need.

Town of Palm Beach United Way 78th Annual Meeting

Town of Palm Beach United Way

78th Annual Meeting

     Town of Palm Beach United Way Board

members, volunteers, and community

supporters celebrated a successful campaign

year at the 78th Annual Meeting held at The

Breakers Palm Beach.

Students at The Foundations School; Culture Box Collaboration with Sister School in India

Center for Creative Education

Global Classroom

Collaborations

       The Center for Creative Education (CCE) has merged with Blue Planet Global Education (BPGE) to enhance

international education through virtual classroom-to-classroom projects.

Jupiter Medical Center Auxiliary Lounge

Jupiter Medical Center

Auxiliary Lounge

   Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce a $1.5 million donation to support the Johnny and Terry Gray

Surgical Institute.

Jorge Pesquera, Rick Rose and Milton Segarra

Historical Society of Palm Beach County

Annual Membership Meeting and Reception

    President and CEO Jeremy Johnson reviewed the

achievements and events of the prior year, recognizing all of the Historical Society of

Palm Beach County (HSPBC) professional team

and volunteers who made them possible.

Erica Haft and Aisha Ali

Young Friends of the Kravis  Center

An Evening of Community

and Networking

    Recently, Young Friends of the Kravis Center

celebrated the 30th Anniversary season by gathering for cocktails prior to the performance of Postmodern Jukebox, featuring the greatest 20th Century musical

genres, fused with the recognizable hits of

our own modern era.

Katherine and Gary Parr

Town of Palm Beach United Way

Volunteers Celebrated

     Allocation Committee volunteers celebrated the end of the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s grant review process at a cocktail party at the historic Manalapan home of

Kate and Gary Parr.

     This year’s Committee consisted of 110 community volunteers divided into 15 teams. They were charged with reviewing 79 program applications from 43 nonprofit agencies in Palm Beach County seeking grant funding from the Town of Palm Beach United Way.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Golden Palm Awards

    Members and supporters of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG) recently gathered in the newly unveiled historic Orchid House and Plaza for a member appreciation reception and enjoyed an end of season celebration hosted by the Board of Trustees providing the opportunity to explore the many recent enhancements throughout the Gardens.

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Dreyfoos School of the Arts Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation

Scholarship Awards Ceremony

    Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation

(SOAFI) welcomed a packed house at

the Meyer Hall auditorium for its annual

Scholarship Awards Night.

Jupiter Medical Center Highest Safety Rating

Jupiter Medical Center

Highest Safety Rating

    The Leapfrog Group has again awarded

Jupiter Medical Center an “A” Hospital

Safety Grade for achieving the highest

national standard in patient safety.

IMPACT THE PALM BEACHES

8th Annual Awards Ceremony

     Impact the Palm Beaches hosted its

8th Annual Impact Awards Celebration

at the Palm Beach County Convention

Center in West Palm Beach.

Impact the Palm Beaches 2023 Impact Grants
Rehabilitation Center for Chilldren ad Adults 30th Annual Spring Luncheon

Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults

Spring Luncheon

    The Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults’ (RCCA) 30th Annual Spring Luncheon was a sold-out event at The Colony Hotel that raised funds for the preschool program.

Andriy Panasenko and Kerrie Lance

Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope

Dance The Night Away

     Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope (CAHH)

hosted the 2023 Dance the Night Away Gala at the Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. Presented by The West Palm Beach Fred Astaire Studio,

12 local celebrities laced up their dancing shoes to raise funds for needy qualified families dealing with cancer while undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation. Chairs of this electrifying and successful event were Janet Levy an Farley Rentschler, along with Honorary Chairs Max and

Joseph McNamara.

YMCA OF THE PALM BEACHES

Prayer Breakfast

    The YMCA of the Palm Beaches hosted its 14th Annual Prayer Breakfast at The Breakers Palm

Beach with more than 300 guests in attendance. The featured speaker, New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell, shared insightful lessons on servant leadership to the philanthropic crowd of YMCA supporters.

Paul Leone, John C. Maxwell and Kathy Leone
Palm Beach Opera Opening Night Dinner - Falstaff

Palm Beach Opera

Opening Night Dinner

   Palm Beach Opera (PBO) celebrated

opening night of Falstaff at the Kravis

Center’s Cohen Pavilion, toasting to the

final mainstage opera of the 2023 Season

and the historic company premiere of

Verdi’s final opera.

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club President Dinner

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

President's Dinner

   The nation’s design industry elite gathered at the Kips Bay  Boys & Girls Club’s annual President’s Dinner to honor The Shade Store and the late design legend Suzanne Rheinstein. This year’s event attendees helped to raise over $1.1 million to fund essential afterschool programs for more than 10,000 young people at nine locations throughout the Bronx.

Jupiter Medical Center

46th Annual

Black-Tie Ball

    Nearly 450 of the region’s top philanthropists, business icons, and Jupiter Medical Center’s biggest supporters attended the Foundation’s

46th Annual Black-Tie Ball, which raised

more than $1 million for the new Johnny and Terry Gray Surgical Institute.

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Mark W. Cook and Helen Ross

Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation

Spring Luncheon

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

at Club Colette in Palm Beach.

     Following the Board meeting, members enjoyed the annual Luncheon. Mark Cook, President of Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation Membership Board, announced that the much anticipated Hospice Evening 2024 is scheduled for Thursday, February 1, 2024, at The Breakers Palm Beach. 

211 Palm Beach and Treasure Coast

"Raised the Roof"

     Nearly 200 supporters gathered for 211 Palm Beach and Treasure Coast’s Annual Spring Celebration “Raise the Roof” at The Colony Palm Beach. The Chairs of 211’s largest fundraising event of the year were Guy Clark and Harrison Morgan.

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Jupiter Medical Center

Jupiter Medical Center

Expansion Projects

    Jupiter Medical Center has received final approval from the Town of Jupiter for a new five-story, 92-bed patient tower. The building is a $110 million project and will add to the hospital’s existing 248-bed capacity.

Dreyfoos School of the Arts Ribbon Cutting

Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony

     Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation

(SOAFI) hosted a Ribbon Cutting

and Dedication Ceremony for the RJ

Foundation and The Scheller Family.

Tom Quick and Talbott Maxey

St. Jude Palm Beach

A Waterfront Soirée

     St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital kicked

off spring in Florida’s Gold Coast for the

13th Annual St. Jude Palm Beach Cocktail

Party. Hosted at the historic Sailfish Club,

the waterfront soirée included a welcome

reception with cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and

desserts.

Tocqueville Society Dinner

    Palm Beach United Way celebrated its philanthropic leaders at the 33rd Annual Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award Dinner at Club Colette. Alan Curtis was honored with the Distinguished Citizen Award in front of a crowd of about 180 supporters.

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The Paper Trail

    The Norton Museum of Art has received a transformative

promised gift of almost 700 prints from the last 500 years from longtime Norton supporter Jonathan “Jack” Frost, featuring European and American printmakers.

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Florida Blue Sapphire Award

     The Promise Fund of Florida is proud to announce its recognition as the “second place” organization which received $50,000 at the prestigious Florida Blue Sapphire Award

ceremony. The Florida Blue Foundation announced the winners at its annual Sapphire Awards ceremony in Orlando. 

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An Evening of Music and Art

in the Gardens

      Loyal supporters for the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG) celebrated philanthropy, music, art and nature with the 10th Anniversary of An Evening of Music and Art in the Gardens.

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Tribute To A Legacy

     In a heartfelt tribute to its Founding Chairman, the late Alexander W. Dreyfoos, leadership for the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts unveiled a new

cornerstone plaque just outside of Dreyfoos Hall.

Empty Bowls Palm Beach

      It was a pot worth stirring as the Palm Beach County Food Bank (PBCFB) returned with its 11th Annual Empty Bowls Palm Beach at Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea.

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Golden Anniversary Gala

     Palm Beach Symphony’s 50th Anniversary Gala literally lived up to the description Golden Anniversary with a glittering, shining evening enjoyed by more than 500 guests.

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Reach For The Stars

     St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital kicked off spring in South Florida for the 14th Annual St. Jude Palm Beach Cocktail Party, Reach for the Stars, presented by and in memory of Robert Thomas Butler. Hosted at The Colony Hotel, the spring soirée included a reception with delectable cuisine, cocktails and special St. Jude moments.

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PupsFOREPatriots

Golf Invitational

    Over 70 golfers and altruistic supporters came out for a

shotgun start to celebrate philanthropic sportsmanship

at the American Humane’s Fourth Annual PupsFOREPatriots Golf Invitational in Palm Beach. Teams were treated to playing on the legendary greens

of Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, which was voted one of the best courses in South Florida by Golf Digest.

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Mallets & Martinis

    Dressed in “Chic Croquet Whites,” over 300 guests attended Vita Nova’s sold-out Seventh Annual Mallets & Martinis event at the National Croquet Center.

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Generous Donation

      Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce a generous donation from Joe and Barbara Charles to establish the Joe and Barbara Charles Center for Urology. The donation will enable the independent, not-for-profit hospital to create more access to urological care by recruiting a team of highly specialized physicians, including a urologic oncologist, and acquiring additional state-of-the-art technology. 

Happy Tails

   Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Palm Beach County’s

oldest animal rescue and a leading force for animal care, is

delighted to announce the success of its Spring fundraiser, Happy Tails. The event transformed The Colony Palm Beach into a pet

lovers’ paradise — featuring light bites, a signature cocktail, and seven adoptable dogs looking for a loving new home.

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40th Annual Golf Classic

   MorseLife Health System hosted its 40th Annual Golf Classic on the iconic Ocean Course at The Breakers Palm Beach. This signature event teed off to raise critical funds for MorseLife’s Hospice and Palliative Care program for seniors. This year’s tournament, Chaired by Pam and Ed Pantzer, offered a day of exceptional golf and camaraderie, driving support one swing at a time for the lives of seniors in Palm Beach County.

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Allocation Committee Volunteers Celebrate End of Grant Review

     Allocation Committee volunteers celebrated the end of the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s grant review process at a cocktail party at the oceanfront home of Melissa and John Ceriale.

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