Scene + Heard
Scene + Heard
Boca West Country Club hosted the Florida Club Managers Association of America’s Seminole Region Charity Golf Tournament and Gala. The event raised $575,000 for South Florida charities, including Special Olympics of Florida, SOS Children’s Villages Florida and more.
The inaugural “Taste of Recovery” culinary festival took place at the Old School Square Pavilion in Delray Beach. The event, hosted by Louie Bossi, executive chef/partner at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria, raised nearly $100,000 for The Crossroads Club.
Moishe House’s newest home in Delray Beach for post-college adults to build a community rooted in Jewish values hosted a reception and ceremony for young adults along with Moishe House and community leaders. The new home provides opportunities to host weekly programs for Jewish adults in their 20s.
In celebration of its grand opening, Louie Bossi’s Boca Raton hosted a VIP party, which benefited the Junior League of Boca Raton. The celebration attracted hundreds of Boca Raton leaders and dining enthusiasts who strolled through the restaurant, located in the newly opened Hyatt Place Hotel.
The Cause: This year’s annual Mother’s Day Luncheon held at the Polo Club of Boca Raton honored Bernice Wenger as Woman of the Year with a prestigious award. Nearly 500 women attended the event, which helped to raise more than $200,000 to help continue
JAFCO’s mission of caring for abused and neglected children and those with developmental disabilities in South Florida.
The Cause: The second annual Art Boca Raton was held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches at the Research Park on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University. Four hundred art collectors celebrated the contemporary fair with 40 gallerists during a special preview vernissage to benefit the Boca Raton Museum of Art and its Art School.
The Cause: Jewish community members came together at Boca Rio Golf Club for the Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County’s annual “Granting Wishes” cocktail reception, in which $100,000 in grant awards were announced. Guests listened to members share stories on how their lives have changed from JWF support. The evening also included hors d’oeuvres, food stations, desserts and wine.
The Cause: The Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach hosted its fifth annual dinner at the Seagate Country Club with a “Red, White and Blue” theme as a tribute to the armed forces. Muriel Losee-Pratt received the Forrest and Frances Lattner Award, the “Be Great Award,” which recognized Losee-Pratt for her achievements. The dinner raised more than $100,000.
The Cause: A gathering of more than 600 guests clad in jeans and boots joined together at Boca West Country Club for the third annual Doggie and Kittie Ball. Guests enjoyed a culinary extravaganza and live entertainment featuring renowned vocalist Dawn Marie. Funds from the event will benefit TCAR and its emergency medical fund.
The Cause: The Eda and Cliff Viner Scholars Foundation awarded 35 new four-year scholarships in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach community, totaling more than $1 million. The scholarships were given out at a reception held at Boca West Country Club where more than 150 students, their families and mentors were in attendance.
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.
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