WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (February 28, 2019)
– The West Palm Beach Library Foundation
will hold its third annual fundraiser, Food For Thought: An Evening of Great Conversation
, on Saturday April 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. The elegant dinner party features local luminaries leading stimulating conversation in the impressive Grand Reading Room of the beautiful downtown library. All proceeds benefit community programs at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach such as afterschool homework centers, summer programs, teen mentoring, job readiness as well as cultural, educational and recreational events and programs.
Guests can select a table host from various notable personalities including local authors, foodies, historians, cultural influencers, politicians, scientists, media and community leaders, and enjoy an intimate dinner and lively discussion with these experts about their professional field. Tickets are $350 per person, with limited availability for each table host, and are on sale now at wpblf.org
. For more information, call 561-868-7715.
Table hosts for 2019 include:
The French Wine Merchant Maurice Amiel, Loggerhead Marinelife Center Education Director Hannah Campbell, Professional Food Writer Sheri Castle, CBS12 Chief Meteorologist Erin Christiansen, Author & Journalist Abby Ellin, JMC Chief of Radiology Dr. Lee Fox, PB Opera Artistic Operations Director Scott Guzielek, Set Designer Paul Hickey, Scripps Research Professor Corinne Lasmézas, Cultural Council of PBC President & CEO Dave Lawrence, Board Certified Family Physician Alison Levitt, Palm Beach Historian Rick Rose, Author Susan Shapiro Barash, Author & Historian Les Standiford, Author William J. Soter, the Newly Elected WPB Mayor and more (complete biographies and table topics online at wpblf.org
“Libraries today provide critical programs and services as well as a safe space for all of our community members from babies, toddlers, and new parents to teens, students, and seniors,” said Natalie M. Alvarez, Food For Thought Event Co-Chair. “Our annual Food For Thought fundraiser brings together library supporters with notable authors and experts for thoughtful and insightful discussions. The event also supports the vital public programs at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, helping both our patrons and supporters grow, learn and be inspired.”
Honorary event chairs are Frances Fisher and Sally Ross Soter. Event co-chairs are Natalie M. Alvarez and Dianne Bernstein. The 2019 committee members include Adrienne M. Coffin, Edith Hall Friedheim, Lesley Hogan, Helene McLean, Beverly Myers, Pamela Slotkin, and Tricia Trimble.
Sponsors include: Herbert J. & Beverly J. Myers Charitable Foundation, Dianne & Abe Bernstein, William K. Caler, Jr., J.P. Morgan, Key Private Bank, Adrienne M. Coffin, Graystone Consulting, Beth & Rich Fentin, Rev. Canon Elizabeth & Michael Geitz, Jeffrey I. Mullens, Robert Sanders, Esq., Pamela & Mitchell Slotkin, Tricia & Tom Trimble, Pioneer Linens, and the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine.
About the West Palm Beach Library Foundation
The West Palm Beach Library Foundation raises funds for the Mandel Public Library to create and expand FREE community programs, enhance services and grow its collections. Gifts to the foundation support vital and valued programs that allow our children to excel and help adults to thrive. Popular program funded by the foundation that benefit and enrich the community include afterschool homework centers, summer programs, teen mentoring, job readiness as well as cultural, educations and recreational events and programs.