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36th Annual Gala – The Winter Ball

  • Feb03
    Friday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Breakers 1 S County Rd
    Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States

Mrs. Judith Giuliani to Host Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County 36th Annual Gala – The Winter Ball.

Proceeds benefit over 8,000 Club Children throughout Palm Beach County

 Palm Beach, Fla. (January 26, 2017) –The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is proud to announce the

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Annual Gala, The Winter Ball on February 3, 2017 at the Breakers, Palm Beach. The annual dinner dance is the longest running event in the organizations’ history. The event is chaired by Mrs. Rudy Giuliani. Honorary Chairmen include Julie and Mike Connors, Hon. Danielle H. Moore, Pauline Pitt, and Thomas C. Quick. Also joining Mrs. Giuliani are Co-Chairmen Mrs. Alfonso Fanjul, Lia D. Reed and Mrs. Joseph Luter. Serving as Junior Chairman is Mrs. Pepe Fanjul Jr.


The evening begins with cocktails alfresco in the Mediterranean Courtyard, framed by classic balustrades reflecting the resort’s Renaissance sensibility. Guests will be invited to move to the Venetian Ballroom, where they will betransported to a winter wonderland theme of Fire & Ice. To compliment the Fire and Ice theme BACARDI staff will hand pass both warm and chilled BACARDI cocktails. Guests are also in for a big surprise this year with a very special performance. According to Giuliani, this year’s event is all about the kids, which is why she is planning on making them a focus of the evening. “They will be performing for us that night and have been working with a professional choreographer,” stated Giuliani. “They are such terrific kids. I can’t say that enough!”

An exhilarating live auction staring Tom Quick and the Hon. Rudy Giuliani, featuring many exclusive items, will follow a three course dinner.

Afterwards, guests will dance the night away to the fabulous non-stop dance party band Powerhouse. The band has performed in major cities and countries around the globe. They have performed for President Bush, multiple celebrity weddings, three Super Bowls and numerous high profile celebrity fundraisers. When the Director of the Academy Awards got married he chose Powerhouse to perform at the star-studded affair!

The Winter Gala is fortunate to have the Hon. and Mrs. Rudy  Giuliani serving as Diamond Benefactor. Emerald Benefactor is Mr. and Mrs. John A. Paulson. Platinum Benefactors include Mr. and Mrs. Mike Connors, Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Fanjul, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forbes, Ambassador and Mrs. Howard H. Leach, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Luter III, The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. John Moran, William H. Pitt Foundation, Mr. Thomas C. Quick, and Mr. and Mrs. Julio Serrano.


Photo by Chris Salata/Capehart
Copyright 2016

Gold Benefactors include Mr. Brooks Bishop, Mrs. David Mahoney, Ms. Lia D. Reed, Mr. and Mrs. ThomasRutherfoord, Mr. and Mrs. Marc Stefanski , Third Federal Foundation, Third Palm Capital, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wendt.


Silver Benefactors include Mr. and Mrs. Reid Boren, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunkin, Mr. and Mrs. Llywd Ecclestone, Mr. John Firestone, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Freitas, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gruss, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kessler, Mr. Ron Kochman, The Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lester, Mr. and Mrs. James Meany, Mrs. Susan Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murphy, Mrs. Marzia Percoda, Ms. Mary Spillman, The International Society of Palm Beach , The Taylor Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Wally Turner, and Mr. Keith Williams and Ms. Nicole Dina.

Bronze Benefactors include Mr. and Mrs. Gary Burkhead, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Crimi, Ms. Jackie Drake, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Dweck, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan D. Farkas, Mr. and Mrs. David Fischer, Raymond and Maria Floyd Family Foundation, Mr. Kim Fonseca, Mr. and Mrs. C. Gerald Goldsmith, Mr. and Mrs. Ian Graham, HartlessFoundation, Robert W. Johnson IV Charitable Trust, Mr. and Mrs. George S. Kaufman, Mr. Paul Leone , Ms. Gigi Mahon, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mara, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Nederlander, Mr. Tim Ratty, Mr. Harry Rhoads, Jr., Wendi and Joseph B. Rose Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Ross, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Schwarzman, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Scott, Jr., Ms. Susan O. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Vecellio, and Ms. Mary Lou Watchman.

Underwriters include Exclusive Spirits Sponsor Bacardi´, Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Fanjul, LPD and Palm Beach Illustrated. Auction donors include ARCOT, Costa Palmas, and Oscar de la Renta.

Proceeds from the Winter Ball will support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, which offers 13 sites located in the County.  The Clubs provide services during non-school hours, as well as summer camp opportunities, to more than 8,000 boys and girls from ages 6 to 18.

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For more information on the 36th Annual Gala, The Winter Ball and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, please contact Lily Holt Dillon, Event Producer at 561-308-3919 or at or visit

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the 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 8,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit or call 561-683-3287.

    The Breakers
    1 S County Rd
    Palm Beach, FL 33480 United States
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