FoundCare Hosts Back-to-School
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
PROMISE FUND OF FLORIDA
"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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's
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.
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.
NANCY G. BRINKER
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.
ART, MUSIC &
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.
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.
RDK Melanoma Foundation
LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW
Nearly 400 guests attended Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation’s 22nd annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at The Breakers Palm Beach. Nancy Hart served as Luncheon Chairwoman and Suzanne Niedland was Honorary Chairwoman of this highly successful event. Co- Chairwomen included Ileene Fisher, Connie Frankino, Marianne Gold and Ari Rifkin. National Chair was Merrill Gottesman
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.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
SUNSET HISTORY CRUISE
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.
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.
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.
Boys & Girls Clubs of PBC
Barefoot on the Beach
Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s 20th Annual Barefoot on the Beach made a return after a two-year hiatus, raising $623,000 to benefit critical programming at 17 Boys & Girls Clubs located throughout Palm Beach County.
Go Red for Women
Navy veteran and NextEra Energy Project Director Jennifer Herron received a pleasant surprise when she was named the 2022 Woman of Impact by the American Heart Association Florida at the Palm Beach County Go Red for Women Luncheon.
PALM BEACH OPERA RENEWS CONTRACT WITH GENERAL AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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.
Impact The Palm Beaches Awarded $233,000 in Grants
Impact the Palm Beaches hosted the 7th Annual Impact Awards Celebration at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach.
Cleveland Clinic Florida supporters were honored at an elegant cocktail reception hosted by Kathryn and Leo Vecellio. The evening offered major benefactors an exclusive opportunity to board the M/Y Lady Kathryn V, docked in Palm Beach.
THE TIES THAT BIND
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.
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.
Helen K. Persson Society
Supporters of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts gathered recently in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby for a special reception honoring members of the Helen K. Persson Society and the dedication of Embrace, a monumental sculpture on The Kravis Family Plaza.
77TH ANNUAL MEETING
Town of Palm Beach United Way Board members and community supporters celebrated a successful campaign year, announced grant funding, honored volunteers, and elected a new chairman at the 77th Annual Meeting held at The Breakers Palm Beach.
INSIGHTS IV PALM BEACH
After two pandemic-related cancellations, The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation was finally able to present INSIGHTS IV: Art Exhibition of Creativity and the Bipolar Brain at the Surovek Gallery, 349 Worth Avenue, 8 Via Parigi in Palm Beach.
Three hundred and fifty American Heart Association supporters celebrated the 67th Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball in style at The
Breakers Palm Beach.
A Colorful Evening
Guests donned their most colorful cocktail attire at the Center for Creative Education’s (CCE) annual benefit, A Colorful Evening to Remember, chaired by Palm Beach residents Diane and John Sculley.
Dance The Night Away
Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope (CAHH) hosted Dance the Night Away 2022 Gala at The Breakers Palm Beach. This electrifying evening of dance was presented by Fred Astaire Palm Beach in the Marketplace Plaza. Janet Levy and Lois Richards served as Chairs of this very successful event that raised over $400,000 for local cancer patients.
Tropical Safari Gala
More than 400 guests attended Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s annual Tropical Safari Gala on the lush, tropical grounds of Palm Beach Zoo. Michele Kessler, Chairman of the Zoo’s Board of Directors, and Thomas C. Quick, Board member, served as Chairmen of the Tropical Safari Gala: Journey to Africa that raised a record-breaking $2.2 million for Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society.
Let's Flamingle for the Kids
Guests donned their best tropical chic attire and mingled at fun interactive stations during the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital soirée, Let’s Flamingle for the Kids at The Colony Hotel.
Kravis Center Corporate Partners Business Speaker Series
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts held a Corporate Partners Business Speaker Series event in the Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion.
Executive Vice President of Related
An Evening of Music and Art
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG) served as the stunning backdrop to celebrate three very special women at the annual Gardens Conservancy event.
Junior Committee Reception
The Palm Beach County Heart Ball Junior Committee celebrated with an intimate reception at The Colony Hotel. Chairmen Virginia Oatley and Chris Leavitt brought together their committee to applaud a strong season of fundraising for the American Heart Association Palm Beach County (AHA).
Palm Beach’s Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults (RCCA) celebrated its 27th Annual Soirée when over 80 attendees were Together Again at Club Colette.
More than 150 area leaders, prominent community members and educators gathered for a captivating evening featuring a discussion with Father Patrick Desbois, a world-renowned historian, human rights
activist and Catholic priest.
Palm Beach Opera
THE MERRY WIDOW
The Merry Widow, Palm Beach Opera’s final opera of the historic 60th Anniversary Season, was held at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion and catered by The Breakers Palm Beach.
Palm Beach Opera Announces
$6 Million Donation
The Merry Widow, Palm Beach Opera’s final opera of the historic 60th Anniversary Season, was held at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion and catered by The Breakers Palm Beach.
The Henry Morrison Flagler Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) held a luncheon at Mar-a-Lago.
Birdies, bogeys and eagles kept
golfers swinging for success at the
2022 MorseLife Golf Classic at The
Breakers Ocean Course. Golfers
from throughout Palm Beach County enjoyed 18 holes on the beautiful course as they
raised funds on behalf of MorseLife and the seniors in its care.
Major Donor Dinner
Promise Fund of Florida paid
thanks and homage to its
major donors, and announced
receiving $5.5 million in
transformative gifts at its
Annual Major Donor Dinner at Club Colette.
Lunch & Learn
More than 230 people attended the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ ArtSmart Lunch & Learn in the Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion.
Paella for Pups
Members of the Palm Beach
community had an opportunity
to meet and hear first-hand
the life-transforming stories of
veterans who found their saviors
in the form of four legs and a wagging tail at a special Paella Luncheon held in their honor at the American Humane Sanctuary.
Patrons and friends of Children’s Home Society of Florida gathered
for its First Annual Spring Luncheon
at The Colony Hotel.
Race of Hope
The Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s
(HDRF) Fourth Annual 5K Race of Hope to Defeat
Depression gathered some 400 men, women and
children in Palm Beach to support mental health
awareness and urgent research into depression
THE IRELAND FUNDS
EMERALD ISLE BALL
The Ireland Funds returned with verve for its 31st Annual Palm Beach Emerald Isle Ball at The Breakers Palm Beach.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s Ninth Annual Be Great Celebration Dinner took place at The Club of Quail Ridge in Boynton Beach raising $385,000 with a live auction raising a record-breaking $73,000 to fund critical programming and summer camp initiatives for Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach.
CENTER FOR FAMILY SERVICES
OLD BAG LUNCHEON
Over 450 high-fashioned guests came out to support Center For Family Services (CFS) at the highly anticipated Old Bags Luncheon with Allison Nicklaus, Chair.
THE SALVATION ARMY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
EXHIBITS 100-YEAR HISTORY
A Centennial Exhibit of historical documents, memorabilia and photos that showcase the 100-year history of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County was formally unveiled at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. The ribbon-cutting was performed by Area Commanders Majors James and Leisa Hall, Lieutenant Colonel Dawn Luyk, Virginia Savietto, Administrative Assistant to Vice Mayor Gregg K. Weiss and John Inglis, President of the Kiwanis Chapter of Palm Beach County. Following the reception, a stimulating presentation concerning the history of the World War I “Doughnut Girls” of The Salvation Army, including displays of photos, military utensils, and uniforms was offered by Lieutenant Colonel Luyk.
FOR THE KIDS
Palm Beach supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are planning a new mix-and-mingle soirée called Let’s Flamingle for the Kids at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 31st at The Colony Hotel.
KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
THE BROADWAY ARTISTS
This summer’s Junior Intensive is a one-week introductory session for students ages 9-13. The Broadway Artists Intensive Junior students will train with Broadway faculty and will study all areas of the performing arts, with daily classes from 9am to 4pm in ballet, jazz, tap, vocal technique, acting and improvisation. There are currently 50 spots open. $450. No audition is required. Starting June 27th thru July 1st. Visit www.thebroadwayartistsintensive.com. for more information.
Valentino and Tri-County Animal Rescue hosted a pet-friendly fashion event to discover the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Pet collection at the brand’s Worth Avenue boutique.
DREAMS DO COME TRUE
Palm Beach residents Susan and Dom Telesco are making education and cultural dreams come true with a $2 million gift to the Center for Creative Education (CCE).
Center for Family Services (CFS) held their second annual Purse Drive, generously hosted by Daniella Ortiz, in Via Amore. Ragtops assisted with a 1959 Ford Galaxie Convertible to collect the over 50 designer handbags including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Nancy Gonzalez, Cecy Martinez, Tory Burch and others, donated during the drive.
PALM BEACH DAY SCHOOL RECEIVES LARGEST GIFT IN
100 YEAR HISTORY
Palm Beach Day Academy (PBDA) announced an $18 million unrestricted gift from Scott and Elena Shleifer to kick off the school’s Second Century Campaign.
“We are forever grateful to the Shleifer family for this generous gift and the immediate impact it will have on our students and faculty,” said PBDA Head of School Fanning M. Hearon III. “This gift will allow us to continue to attract, retain and develop talented educators. We are committed to PBDA being the school of choice for families seeking an academically challenging and compassion-rich learning environment.”
PBDA’s Second Century Campaign will center on significant endowment growth, facility enhancements, and support for faculty and staff. By providing long-term financial sustainability for the school, this campaign will ensure that PBDA continues to be a national leader in academic programs that also support character development in young children.
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS
The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County (CFS) recently celebrated their 60th Anniversary by receiving a proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County.
WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE
There was Ramen and Rissotto, the alligators and Rivali, Remus and Cass, the hawks and owl who welcomed the approximately 150 guests at the Wild About Wildlife event to benefit the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge Association. The event was held outdoors in the lush gardens at the home of Richard and Dragana Connaughton in Palm Beach.
PINK FOR BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER
The Royal Park Bridge that connects Palm Beach to West Palm Beach turned pink in January to help bring awareness to breast and cervical cancer, and commemorate National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Local nonprofit, Promise Fund of Florida held the lighting ceremony, changing the color of the bridge with a push of a button.
Twenty four hours a day, day in and day out, the dedicated staff at Bethesda Hospital are prepared to care for you and your family in an emergency. Now Baptist Health Foundation asks for your support for the Bethesda Hospital Emergency Services Capital Campaign as we raise $15 million for our Emergency Department to serve you better. The department at Bethesda Hospital East will be completely redesigned for greater efficiency, with private rooms, smart technology and optimized patient care. These improvements are vital to keep up with rapid advances in healthcare and a growing Palm Beach community. Together we can keep the best in emergency care at the heart of Palm Beach County. To make a gift visit BaptistHealth.net/Giving.
BETHESDA HOSPITAL EAST
"LADY IN RED" GALA
Lois Pope, Founder and Chair of LIFE’s “Lady in Red” Gala, told the sold-out audience at the 28th annual event at The Breakers, that the hallmarks of the much-anticipated affair are always: fabulous entertainment, important causes to support, great food, music and dancing, and no long speeches.
PALM BEACH ROUND TABLE
Palm Beach Round Table’s luncheon at The Colony in Palm Beach featured Dr. Amit Rastogi, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center.