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The 22nd Annual The Rotary Club of Boca Raton OPAL Awards

It was a wonderful evening at The 22nd Annual The Rotary Club of Boca Raton OPAL Awards honoring the incredible people that make a real difference in our community and in our world! So many special moments, stories and tributes (I was running around so much I didn’t get many pictures, but I will borrow some later today). Every honoree was legendary (Bobby Campbell our Lifetime Legacy honoree, Honorary Co-Chair and presenting sponsor,, Toby and Leon Cooperman, Doris and Neil Gillman, Jerry Kramer, Laura Waldorf Reiss, and Sue Rogoff Mochtak Heller and Yaacov Heller) Each and every presenter was a member of The OPAL Society! The best of the best (Ron Gallatin, Arthur Adler, Aubrey Struhl, Summer Schwartz Faerman, Marta Batmasian, and Marilyn Simon Weinberg. Our scholar speaker Therans Jerome USMC veteran and FAU Junior delivered a compelling address to the sold out crowd and our paddle raise was the most successful ever! We live in a very special city and are blessed to be surrounded by some real angels! I was honored to once again co-chair with the amazing Jan Savarick and Spencer Bryant Siegel.The team that all worked so hard on this event for months was rewarded by a perfect evening. So many hands made this overwhelming work light a fine Swiss watch! Diane Shawcross was there every step of the way for months leading up to this evening. Bob Buruchian and the Playimage team as well as Bill Riddick put hundreds of hours into the production and execution of the show! Patricia McCarthy handled every aspect of the dinner itself working for months with Andrew Masia and the world class Boca West Country Club Team, Silva Alexandrov worked tirelessly making sure the room was beautiful, and it was! John Mollica Jr. is the wizard behind the curtain, Douglas Giordano is always the first one in and the last one out, thank you, Gary and Pat for making sure that the job gets done. Claudia DuBois (We would all be lost without you) Gary HildebrandDavid Dweck, making sure everything went smoothly..

 

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Ian’s Friends Foundation

 Neil,

I want to thank you for your ongoing support of Ian’s Friends Foundation! It was such an honor to have you join us Saturday night. I am ecstatic to report that our event raised over $900,000 for pediatric brain tumor research! It is because of YOU that we are able to make a difference.  On behalf of all of the children battling brain tumors, thank you for your time! Your support is critical in sponsoring the research so desperately needed to find a cure for pediatric brain tumors.

We hope to work with you again in the future. With gratitude,

 

- Kathy OrtstadtExecutive Director Ian’s Friends Foundation

JFS

Just wanted to tell you how impressed Pamela and I were with your work at the JFS Annual Dinner.  You really were responsible for making the auctions a financial success … and at the same time, made it fun for the participants & onlookers. 

Any way … didn’t want to let the weekend pass w/o letting you know you really helped make the evening a success.  I estimated you took in almost $200,000 during the Live Auction … and I know there was a good deal of activity on the timed auction items, as well.  See you soon ! ~ bob

ROBERT S WEINROTH

 

- Peter ParkerManager

Place of Hope

Neil – you are a tremendous part of the team. You do a superb job and really bring a level of excitement and fun to the process and the evening! Thanks so much for being so very good at what you do! We also beleive that God brings each person into the fold to accomplish His plan. You are certainly in that fold!

Charles L. Bender III
Executive Director PLACE OF HOPE

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Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services

Thanks so much for last night.  What an amazing evening!!!  needless to say, it was a STELLAR CASH CALL!!!  We couldn’t have done it without you.
Thanks again!!! Love you guys!!!

Jill Waldman,

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Sevices

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American Cancer Society-Orlando

Thank you so much Neil! You were fantastic! Very nice to meet you and your wife. You are the best auctioneer we have ever had. I am very happy how everything turned out. It was a great event and I think it will just keep growing bigger. Thanks again!

- Brandi HolstenAuction Chair ACS Cattle Barons Ball Orlando

PARC

“Neil Saffer knows how to get a crowd involved!  He is articulate and educated on the products for auction.  He knows how to speak to the crowd without being demanding or over the top.  He was able to make our auction a success and bring critical fund-raising dollars to PARC.”

- Sue BuchholtzPresident & CEO of PARC in St. Petersburg, FL

Chabad of East Boca raton

Now I can believe that miracles can happen!
You were a very big part of this successful event. Your professionalism is apparent in your demeanor.
I think you could actually get water from the rock! I had no intention of buying anything, but as you know I did.
Neil, it is a pleasure to meet, and get to know you. You are a talented person.
Thank you so much, look forward to seeing you soon,

 

 

- Herb RaiffeChabad of East Boca Raton

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services

Thanks so much for last nite. What an amazing evening!!! needless to say, it was a STELLAR CASH CALL!!! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Thanks again!!! Love you guys!!!

 

 

- Jill Waldman,Norman and Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services

Unity School of Delray Beach

After each one of our annual auctions, we come back to  Unity School and rave about the ever fantastic auctioneer,  Neil Saffer. Year after year you bring fun and excitement to the night!  Your sense of humor and joy of raising money for our school ensures that each one of our auction events surpasses the last in both profitability and entertainment.  Not only do you amuse our donors but you cajole them into happily opening wide their wallets to support our mission. Please don’t ever give up your auction career because we would be hard pressed to replace your amazing gift for fund raising on the auction podium. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for our school. “

- Diane Shawcross Unity SchoolDevelopment Director

Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach

Thank YOU Neil! It always is a treat to work with a professional who brings so many unique ideas to the table. Thank you for everything you contribute and do for us!! Until next year!

- Janelle HoffmanDevelopment Coordinator Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach