Beach – A new year brings a new focus to
the signature fundraiser of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. In 2010, Willie E. Gary, Esq.,
will be the featured guest speaker, at the Spady Museum’s “Legacy of Champions” Luncheon.
The event, which benefits the
museum's children's programs, is scheduled for
11 a.m. April 17
at the Delray Beach Marriott,
10 North Ocean Boulevard.
Tickets are $100.
Museum welcomes new honorary chair Dr.
Talbert O. Shaw and 2010 honorees Rita Ellis, former
mayor of Delray Beach; Perry Stokes, a vocalist, playwright and
drama coach at Carver Middle School;
Addie Greene, former Palm Beach County Commissioner;
Tony Newbold; External Affairs Area Manager for
FP&L; and the Keith Straghn Foundation for their
outstanding community service.
WPTV News Channel 5 personality
Tania Rogers will return as Mistress of Ceremonies.
The gala co-chairs are Robbie Alexander, Joycelyn
Patrick, and Gladys Whigham.
A personal friend of honorary
chair Dr. Shaw, Mr. Gary will speak on “Dream Big
Dreams; Refuse to be Denied,” focusing the next
generation of community champions.
Earning his reputation as “The
Giant Killer” by taking down some of
America’s most well-known
corporate giants on behalf of his clients, Mr. Gary
has won some of the largest jury awards and
settlements in U.S. history.
More than 150 of his cases are valued in excess of
$1 million each. Mr. Gary’s amazing success has
earned him national recognition as a leading trial
Mr. Gary attended Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina,
where he earned an athletic scholarship.
Gary went on to
become the co-captain of the football team during
the 1969, 1970 and 1971 seasons. Earning a
bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Gary attended North Carolina
University in Durham, North
Carolina, where he earned a
Juris Doctorate in 1974.
“Mr. Gary is a wonderful guest
speaker for our first ‘Legacy of Champions’ luncheon
because he represents the success we can achieve and
the support we can give others if we apply our
talents to a high goal,” said Executive Director
Daisy Fulton. “We are extremely excited to have Mr.
Gary as the headliner of our newly revamped
signature event and invite the entire community to
come out and help us celebrate our champions in
ABOUT THE SPADY MUSEUM:
Established in 2001, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue, is housed in a two-story
residence originally built in 1926 and home to the
late Solomon D. Spady, a prominent local educator
and community leader from 1922 to 1957. Using
exhibits and artwork, the museum has served as a
source of information for people wanting to know
more about the city's early black history and
culture. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or