Black Tie International Magazine
Home
 
Select your preferred language
 
 
Celebrity Philanthropy News
 
Society News
 
Save the Date 2021
 
Editor-in-Chief
Joyce Brooks
 
Publisher
Gerard Mc Keon
 
Black Tie  TV
 
Nightlife With
Rose Billings
 
Now Trending
with Alison Minton
 
On the Town
Audrey Reuben
 
Mrs. Ma. Xiaoqiu
DYF Entertainment
 
Impact Investment
 
Featured Foundations
 
Advertising
 
Co-Hosting Events
 
Listing Non-Profit Events
 
 
Share this Page
   
 
Black Tie China
 
Black Tie France
 
Black Tie Israel
 
Black Tie Philippines
 
New York Society
 
Palm Beach Society
 
International Society
 
Hampton Society
 
Las Vegas Society
 
West Coast Society
 
U.S. Society
 
Philanthropy  Giving
 
Entrepreneurial & Philanthropy Awards
 
Event Resource Directory
 
Promote your Services
 
Event Talent Directory
 
Feature Your Talent
 
Antiques
Art
Beauty
Blockchain
Cars
Couture Fashion
Crowdfunding
Fine Wines
 Health & Wellness
Interior Design
Investigative Services
Jewelry
Kids on Location
Legal Services
Luxury Yachts
Pet Services
Private Air
 Real Estate
Recommended Reading
Restaurant Reviews
Single Friendly Events
Social Announcements
Sustainable Investment
Technology
Theater/Arts
Travel
Wealth Management
 
 
Add your e-mail
 Friends
of Black Tie

 
 
Black Tie Classic
George Clooney
Princess Diana
Back Issues
More Back Issues
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

web
analytics
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Palm Beach  Society News  Pages 1 
 
E-mail this page to your friends
Black Tie International:
American Cancer Society's 54th Annual Black & White Ball
 
 


 Donald Trump, Julie Reveley, Rob Reveley

 Donald Trump, Julie Reveley, Rob Reveley
Photo by:  Lucien Capehart Photography
 

 


American Cancer Society’s 54th Annual
 Black and White Gala Reflects Mission
and Fight  Reminiscent of Truman Capote’s Ball



Over 400 people packed the Grand Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club on Friday, February 3, 2012, to celebrate the living and giving of the American Cancer Society at the 54th Annual American Cancer Society Gala in Palm Beach. “The Black and White Ball,” modeled after the famous event created by Truman Capote in the 1960s.

The celebration was made possible by the leadership of Julie and Rob Reveley, Patrick Park, Patty Myura, Tom Quick and countless loyal donors from the Island of Palm Beach community. The event showcased dramatic décor to emphasize the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission to find a cure for cancer and help those living with the disease today.

Due to the hard work of the Palm Beach Chairmen, Board Members and Volunteers, the American Cancer Society’s Island of Palm Beach Unit has already raised more than $1.2 million for the fight against cancer, while keeping administrative expenses under 4% and fundraising expenses under 18%, reinforcing the American Cancer Society’s strong commitment to maintaining the lowest administrative costs and being exemplary stewards of donors dollars.

Considered one of the highlights of the Palm Beach social season, this year’s Gala was chaired by the Reveleys, loyal supporters of the American Cancer Society for the past two decades. From 2005-2009, Mr. Reveley served as Chairman of the Board for the American Cancer Society’s Island of Palm Bach Unit, raising millions of dollars for the fight against cancer. In addition to serving on the Board for more than 12 years, Mr. Reveley has a strong personal commitment to the organization because he is a cancer survivor himself.

“For 54 years the American Cancer Society has been raising critical funds right here on Island of Palm Beach and tonight we celebrate the incredible accomplishments this organization has made in the fight against cancer,” noted Rob Reveley at the podium. “As your chairmen, Julie and I want to draw your attention to the fact that the American Cancer Society is a serious custodian of every dollar donated to its mission. Not only is the American Cancer Society available to help cancer patients 24 hours a day 7 days a week but, aside from the U.S. government, it is still the largest funder of cancer research. As we continue the fight to find a cure for this disease that affects us all, we want to thank everyone here with us in this room this evening. We treasure all of you and your gifts.”

Upon arrival at the majestic estate, guests were greeted by jazz trio Urban Gypsy. As guests made their way down the grand staircase for the poolside reception, they enjoyed dancing entertainment provided by Rum and Coffee from Miami, professional performers donned in black and white for
the occasion.

“The ballroom was spectacular,” noted Tom Quick, chairman of the board of trustees, who also served as emcee for the evening‘s auction. The setting, created by Bruce Sutka, revived the extravagant “Black and White Ball” made famous by Truman Capote over five decades ago and included black and white striped linens, black and white feathered plumes and an elegant black and white stage. “The event’s cutting edge vibe reinforced the strides the American Cancer Society is making in the fight against cancer,” Quick explained.

A highlight of the evening was a live auction featuring a watch donated from Tiffany & Co., modeled by Megan Hammerdinger. Over $100,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society’s Reaching Out to Cancer Kids Programs (R.O.C.K. Programs) during the night’s “Cash Call,” which will support future R.O.C.K. Camps and R.O.C.K. College Scholarships. After the auction, Megan was invited to join the emcee on the stage.

Mr. Quick then revealed to the audience that Megan was not just a model but has also survived leukemia. Megan attended R.O.C.K. Camp for eight years, then became a camp counselor and received a four-year college scholarship from the American Cancer Society. She will graduate from Florida Atlantic University in June, following her internship at St. Mary’s Hospital where she is studying oncology social work.

“Megan is an incredible young woman, whose story of triumph is the perfect example of how the American Cancer Society helps children through the many chapters of their cancer journey. She personifies the mission of the American Cancer Society and continues to inspire others,” noted Quick.

Following the auction, guests at the 54th Annual American Cancer Society Gala danced until the wee hours to the tunes of Soul Survivor.

Patrick Park once again served as Honorary Chairmen of the Gala. Mr. Park has served as the Honorary Chairman of the gala for ten consecutive years and was General Chairman for the 2007 and 2008 Galas. In addition, Mr. Park received the Dame Celia Lipton Farris National Lifetime Achievement Award at last year’s Gala. This exclusive award was first given to Dame Farris at The Golden Anniversary Gala in 2008 in recognition of her unyielding generosity to the American Cancer Society.

Patty Myura was Honorary Chairwoman of the event. Mrs. Myura was Gala Chairman for 2009 and 2010 American Cancer Society Galas. In addition, Mrs. Myura has been a long standing Board Member for the American Cancer Society’s Island of Palm Beach Unit, a dedicated leadership volunteer and a faithful donor and supporter of the mission of
the organization.


The event’s list of loyal and generous contributors included: Platinum Benefactors Patrick Park and Donald Trump. Norma Fireman served as Ambassador of Hope. The Distinguished Humanitarian for this year’s gala was once again the Addison Hines Charitable Trust. The Grand Corporate Benefactor was Tiffany & Co. Grand Patrons of the Gala were Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Baxter, Rhoda and David Chase, Mary and Marvin Davidson, Mrs. Florence DeGeorge, Ms. Lois Pope, Mr. M. Mac Schwebel, Dr. and Mrs. Irving Sherman and Meredith and Barry Snader (the Isador Segall Trust).

Leading Benefactors of the 2012 event were Helaine and Eddy Cantor, Mr. and Mrs. DeVos, Mrs. Harold Hassenfeld, Gerald and Frances Gilberg, Ruth S. and Edward L. Hennessy, Jr., Herme de’ Wyman Miro, Kathryn and Leo Vecellio Jr., Benefactors were Helen Bernstein, Dr. Elizabeth Bowden, Mark W. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Dupuis, Greta Faigen, Arlette Gordon, Darlene and Stephen Grace, JM Rubin Foundation, Helene and Stanley Karp, Howard and Michele Kessler, Mr. Robert Nederlander and Mrs. Patricia Cook, Tom Quick, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reveley, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Saltzman, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Spero, and Paula and Nikita Zukov. Patrons of the event were Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Adler, Paula and Bob Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garvy, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald R. Jordan, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Larmoyeux, Pat and Ed McLaughlin, Mrs. Sydell Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller, Ms. Carole Martin and Ms. Cynthia Martin and Mr. and Mrs. K. Alexis Mersentes, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis J. Parker, Mrs. Beverly Sommer, Corporate Benefactors were, Braman Motorcars of Palm Beach, and Gunster, and the Corporate Patron was Air Partner.


Proceeds raised through the Cancer Ball on Palm Beach, and the support of these generous donors and underwriters, further the organization’s mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. We save lives by helping people stay well through preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in ground breaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. In fact, 46 scientists funded by the American Cancer Society have won the esteemed Nobel Prize for their groundbreaking research – no other non-profit can state that fact.


More information on the 54th Annual American Cancer Society Gala is available by calling Victoria Peyton, Major Gifts Development Officer or Mariagnes Murray, Assistant Executive Director at the American Cancer Society, Island of Palm Beach Unit, (561) 655-3449 or victoria.peyton@cancer

 

 
 
Joyce Brooks

To list an Upcoming Event
Contact: joyce@blacktiemagazine.com

Save the Date
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News

Black Tie Magazine TV

gerard mc keon

Promote Your Event or Business
Contact: gerard@blacktiemagazine.com

Event Resource Directory,   Promote your Services
Event Talent  Directory,   Feature your Talent
Co-hosting events with Black Tie
Advertising

 

 

 
 

Back to  Palm Beach Society News


 


 




 

 
 

Launch of the First
Billion Dollar Charity Raffle.


Featured Events

 
Ann Norton Sculpture Garden
 
Kentuckey Derby
 

Featured Real Estate

 

Maplemiint Farm

 

Family Film Awards

 

Family Film Awards

 

Featured Foundations

 
chuck feeney
 
peoples money
 
international peace day
 
Gavi
 
american portrait
 
greenpeace
 
ItC for Peace
 
THE JOHN F. KENNEDY PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD®
 
Médecins Sans Frontières
 
Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund
 
the people's vaccine
 
global citizen
 

vall to unite

 

Search the Site

 

 

Impact Investment

 
carbon geocycle
 

Black Tie China

 
ma.xiaoqiu, Dyf Entertainment
 
lang lang foundation
 

Black Tie Philippines

 
black tie philippines
 

Nightlife with Rose Billings

 
sara Johnson
 
debutante Ball
 
Judy Kuriansky
 
Gerard Mc Keon
 

Celebrity Philanthropy News
 

st_patricks_day_2020
 
sera Vergera
 
nicole Kidnman, jennifer Aniston
 
jean shafiroff, paul mc cartney
 
princess margaret of kent
 
hudson river park annual Gala
 
Al Pacino, American Icon Awards
 
clive davis
 
proincess grace awards
 
american hospital of paris foundation
 
french heritage society
 
lupus research alliance
 
un women for peace
 
ben kingsley
 
ceylon tea party
 
ecosoc
 
joyce brooks
 
central park conservatory
 
UN Correspondents Association
 
cardinal dolan
 
palm beach heart ball
 
vienese opera ball
 
lady in red gala
 
sanford stem cell
 
weizmann institute
 
carlos slim
 
israel 65th anniversary
 

Black Tie International Realty

 
secret paradise resort
 
round island, seychelles
 
 
 

Event Resources Directory

event resource directory
 
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright 2006 Black Tie Magazine. All Rights Reserved .

Privacy Policy |