PALM BEACH, FL (January 29, 2014) –
More than 150 guests dressed in feathers, fringe and fedoras
and enjoyed an evening of glitz, glamour and grand
entertainment at The Great Gatsby Gala on Jan. 23 at The
All proceeds from the Roaring Twenties-inspired dinner dance
Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties’
in the community and its mission to connect philanthropists
to important issues
The Great Gatsby Gala featured cocktails in the Grand Hall
followed by dinner and dancing to the 12-piece Bob Hardwick
Sound in the West Room.
Christina and Benjamin Macfarland, III and Angela
and Douglas Stockham were
the event’s honorary chairs; and Debra
and Anson Beard, Jr., Carol
and Peter Matwiczyk, and Tara
Kelleher and Roy Zuckerberg served
as this year’s chairs. Board chair Debbie
guests and thanked the chairs and sponsors for their
support. She also introduced the Community Foundation’s new
president and CEO Brad
spoke about the organization’s mission. Co-chair Anson
Beard, Jr. also addressed the crowd and spoke about the
success of the Community Foundation over the last year,
including the significant growth of its endowment and the
strength of the board. He also underscored the importance of
philanthropy in this community.
“We invite you to imagine the impact you can have on the
local community with your philanthropy – right now and
forever,” said Beard. “The Community Foundation helps you
bridge your philanthropic interests with the needs of Palm
Beach and Martin counties. Together, possibilities become
realities and your impact can been seen in children that
succeed, families that thrive, communities that become
stronger and lives that change.”
Guests at the event included Lore
and Charles Johnson; Nadine
Allen and Sanjiv Sharma; Ornella
and Rick Stone; Sally
and Paul Gringas; Kim
and Ray Celedinas; Stacy
and Andrew Kushner; Laura
and Eric Silagy; Irene
and J.B. Murray; Estelle
and Steve Templeton; Lisa
and Larry Miller; Kathleen
Kathleen Kroll; George
Elmore; and Ann
and John Surovek.
Gala sponsors included Mr. and Mrs. Anson M. Beard, Jr.; Mr.
Roy Zuckerberg and Ms. Tara Kelleher; Charles and Ann
Johnson Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. J. Ira Harris; Mr. and Mrs.
William M. Matthews; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Matwiczyk; Mr. and
Mrs. Douglas A. Stockham; Peter and Kay Bernon; Mr. and Mrs.
John B. Dodge; Dr. and Mrs. Paul Gingras; Jim and Irene
Karp; Phyllis and William Mack; Ornella and Robert Morrow;
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Pucillo; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stone;
Mike and Wendy Victor; Celedinas Insurance; Florida Power &
Light; Prime Buchholz; Squire Sanders; Templeton & Company;
Winston Partners; Robert and Gayle Greenhill; Paulette and
Ronald Koch; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Macfarland, III; Mr.
David G. Ober; Appomattox; and Cummings & Lockwood.
Last year, the Community Foundation issued 514 grants
totaling $6.4 million to nonprofit organizations serving the
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