Wellington Dinner Dance raises over $230,000 for Boys & Girls Club

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Wellington Dinner Dance raises over $230,000 for Boys & Girls Club

January 10 event benefits educational and arts programs at Wellington Boys & Girls Club

WELLINGTON, FL (January 10, 2020) – A beautiful and clear evening was the backdrop for the 32nd annual Wellington Dinner Dance, which raised over $230,000 for Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington.

 

Selling out for three consecutive years, the Dinner Dance is the Club’s largest fundraiser and took place on January 10 at the Wycliffe Country Club. Festivities kicked off with a speakeasy-inspired cocktail reception with butler passed hors d’oeuvres, Cirque Dreams performers and a silent auction.

Bjoern and Tracy Priske. Tracy Benson Photography.

The Roaring Twenties theme was carried onto the ballroom where striking centerpieces featured peacock feathers with jeweled chandeliers and various upcycled glassware adorned with orchids and hydrangeas.

 

“The 32nd Annual Dinner Dance was the best one yet! From the start, our fantastic committee planned every little detail, and it showed the entire night! I’m looking forward to year 33 and seeing what’s next for this event that supports such deserving kids!” said Nicolette Goldfarb, Advisory Board Chair

 

Jaene Miranda, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, welcomed guests who enjoyed a short dance routine presented by Club members, followed by a professional performance by Fred Astaire Dancers before a dinner and live auction. Cover band Hyryze brought guests to their feet with their rising tunes.

 

Nicolette Goldfarb, chairman of the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club, thanked supporters and event chairmen and committee members, followed by remarks from Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and State Attorney David Aronberg regarding their agencies’ support of the Club and the community.

 

Coming together as Co-chairmen were Georgina Bloomberg, Josh and Consuelo DeTillio, Hillary Dobbs, Dr. Richard and Julia Giroux, Charlene and Chris Ramos. Honorary Chairpersons were Dr. Edward and Maria Becker, Julie Khanna, and Julie and John Kime. Committee members include Nicolette Goldfarb, Susan Ferraro, Dr. Colette Brown-Graham, Julie Khanna, Julie Kime, Dr. Daxa Patel, Angie Payne, Tracy Priske, Char Ramos, Tawny Wolf.

Georgina Bloomberg and club members. Tracy Benson Photography.

Sponsors included Aegis Components, Inc., Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Evelyn V. McPherson Foundation, Neil S. Hirsch Family Foundation, Palms West Hospital & Medical Staff, Nicolette Goldfarb, Alonso & Associates, Inc., Complete Healthcare for Women of Wellington, Dr. Stechshulte, Envision, Hospitalist Group of Palm Beach, JFK Medical Center Staff, Julie and John Kime, Adams Coogler, P.A., Brenda and Frank McAdams, Florida Power & Light, Illustrated Properties, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Marley and Brett Overman, Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Urology Associates, Pediatrix, Tawny Wolf, The Passeroff & Liebman Families, Village of Wellington and Wellington Regional Medical Center.

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County provide afterschool programs and summer camp to more than 9,400 boys and girls from ages 6 to 18 throughout the county. Clubs emphasize educational, vocational, social, recreational, health, leadership and character-building skills in a positive and safe atmosphere.  Through quality programs, the Club experience gives children the guidance they need to make a healthy transition from childhood to young adulthood.

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, State Attorney Dave Aronberg and Dorothy Bradshaw. Tracy Benson Photography.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for-profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health, leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 9,400 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.