Colorful Palm Beach Preview Party Sets Tone for ‘Keeping It Local’ Gala

Gala chair Carrie Murray and her husband J.B. Murray opened their Palm Beach apartment to celebrate the chairpersons, host committee and sponsors of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties’ ‘Keeping It Local’ Gala. The gala will be held at The Breakers on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. Guests will be dressed in their most ‘cocktail island chic’ attire and enjoy dinner, dancing and a silent auction of a piece by world-renown environmental artist Chris Leidy, grandson of Lily Pulitzer Rousseau. Entertainment will be provided by band Party On the Moon.

Grand honorary chairs for the Community Foundation Gala are Lore M. Dodge and David G. Ober. Honorary chairs include Christina Macfarland, Frances Peter and Caroline Rafferty. Co-chairs are Kathleen B. Emmett, Karyn G. Lamb, Missy Savage and Carrie Murray.

The Community Foundation’s ‘Keeping It Local’ Gala theme offers an evening evocative of beautiful south Florida waterways, flora and fauna. ‘Keeping It Local’ celebrates the local environment, one of the Community Foundation’s charitable focus areas.

Tickets are $650 per person and $350 for junior tickets (age 40 and under).

Generous sponsors include Tsunami Foundation – Anson & Debra Beard, Jr. and family; Tara Kelleher & Roy J. Zuckerberg; Squire Patton Boggs; C and A Johnson Family Foundation; Kathleen B. Emmett & Louis B. Hager, Jr.; Ann & Charles B. Johnson; Josephine & Jason Kalisman; Karyn G. Lamb; Lore M. Dodge & David G. Ober; Missy & Todd Savage; Julie & Peter Cummings; Florida Power & Light; Jean & William M. Matthews; The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation; Northern Trust; Prime, Buchholz & Associates; Templeton & Company; Diana & Peter Gonzalez; Christina & Benjamin Macfarland; Caroline & Nick Rafferty; Mrs. Bailey B. Sory; Sherry & Thomas Barrat; Mary Kirk & Alex Griswold; Marissa Murphy; Frances & Todd Peter; and Susan S. Stautberg.

Proceeds from the gala benefit the Community Foundation’s operating fund and its mission to facilitate informed philanthropy and serve as the catalyst for building vibrant communities. The Community Foundation funds pressing issues in the community with its donors including hunger, housing and education. The Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes, ensuring that the charitable dollars entrusted to it are available to the community - forever. The nonprofit organization that has provided more than $128 million in grants and scholarships over its 44-year history.

For more information on the Community Foundation Gala, please call Kati Erickson at (561) 340-4508 or visit yourcommunityfoundation.org/gala.

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ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations, an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. The nonprofit organization has provided more than $128 million in grants and scholarships over its 44-year history. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor and ensures the charitable dollars entrusted to it are available to the community - forever. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education. For more information, please visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org or call (561) 659-6800.

 


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