Scene + Heard
Scene + Heard
The Cause: A crowd of more than 200 supporters gathered at the Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach for the second-annual gala, which supports the non-profit’s mission to protect and rescue sexually abused and exploited children. Highlights included special guest John Walsh, host and creator of “America’s Most Wanted,” a performance by singer/songwriter Jamie Floyd and an auction hosted by Dana Goldberg.
The Cause: One of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Florida chapter’s signature events, the Book of Hope Luncheon helped to raise $203,000 for the organization. Guests spent a fun afternoon at the Boca Raton Resort & Club listening to keynote speaker and author Michael Tonello, and could enter a raffle to win a rare Hermes bag. Attendees also recognized this year’s Hope Award recipient, local Crohn’s & Colitis crusader Wendy Greenhut.
The Cause: Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse held its annual luncheon at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, focusing on the strength, courage and determination of women. Guest speaker Lily Rose Lee, formerly Michelle Knight, the first of three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounted the story of her years in captivity and her escape. Proceeds from the luncheon’s silent auction benefit AVDA’s life-saving services.
The Cause: More than 120 physicians and medical professionals were recognized at the annual luncheon held at Boca West Country Club, which raised $90,000 to fund the Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship. The scholarship benefits medical and nursing school students attending four local universities: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University; Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU; Lynn University; and Palm Beach State College.
The Cause: The golf tournament, held at Boca Raton Resort & Club, helped to raise $180,000 for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to grant the wishes of 36 children who have life-threatening medical conditions. Participants enjoyed breakfast and lunch buffets, a silent auction, raffles and gifts for golfers.
The Cause: The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s annual signature fundraiser was reformatted to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, Glasstress Boca Raton. The two-part event first featured an Ultimo wine night at the Highland Beach oceanfront residence of Francis Feeney and Arina Heath, with wine tastings and a presentation of Bulgari jewelry. The Carnevale di Venezia party at the Museum followed with entertainment and a moveable feast surrounding the new artwork.
The Cause: To celebrate the festival’s 22nd year, The Little Chalet in Boca Raton hosted a kick-off party for patrons to experience the restaurant’s new menu and try some tasty bites. The Palm Beach International Film Festival will conclude on April 2.
The Cause: A group of more than 400 Delray Beach and Boca Raton community members attended a red carpet grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at Harvest Seasonal Grill + Wine Bar, a farm-to-table eatery and wine bar owned by PA-based Dave Magrogan Group. Guests tried a variety of seasonally inspired plates while live music entertained the crowd. The event raised more than $3,000, which will benefit City House and Empty Bowls, a Palm Beach County Food Bank initiative.
The Cause: The Junior League of Boca Raton raised more than $29,600 at its annual culinary event held at The Addison. Guests enjoyed an array of wines, spirits and savory samplings from local restaurants. Proceeds support the organization’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community.
The Cause: The 11th annual event presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation was held at Boca Raton Resort & Club and attracted more than 7,000 guests for a weekend of philanthropy, comedy and an exotic and classic automobile and motorcycle display. Proceeds benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
The Cause: About 400 guests from neighboring communities spent an evening enjoying hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails from Boca Center’s finest restaurants with live entertainment and fashion installations sponsored by Crocker Partners. Boca Life Magazine sponsored the event.
The Cause: Hosted by Boca Raton’s Promise and presented by the Palm Beach County Action Alliance for Mental Health, the Community Voice Awards luncheon gathered more than 200 guests at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion to celebrate strides by key community leaders in “breaking the silence” on mental illness countywide. The audience watched the debut film “We Are One” featuring Palm Beach County moms and siblings candidly sharing their struggles and perspectives on mental illness.
The Cause: Hundreds of guests stopped by the annual trunk show at The Seagate Hotel & Spa in support of programming for more than 400 children in the community who attend the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club.
The Cause: A sell-out crowd of more than 1,200 gathered at the Boca Raton Resort & Club to celebrate the Hospital’s 50th anniversary. The black-tie gala raised more than $1.5 million, which will go toward advancement and enhancement of patient care initiatives. A special portion of the evening was dedicated to raising funds to support the renovation of the Hospital’s Toppel Family Place Labor & Delivery department.
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