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Upcoming Events

Stonewall 2020 Gala – Looking Back Moving Forward

SAVE THE DATE!
Stonewall 2020 Gala – Looking Back Moving Forward
Presented by Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
Featuring Miss Coco Peru – “The Hostess with Something…Extra”
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020 | 6:00 -9:00 PM
Regular Tickets – $200, VIP Tickets – $250*

The 7th Annual Stonewall National Museum & Archives Gala will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the fabulous Conrad Hotel hailed as the new five-star beacon of luxury on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Gala, co-chaired by Yvonne Rohrbacher and Julio Rodriguez will offer guests an exciting evening celebrating the history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community including open bar, 3-course gourmet dinner, live auction with celebrity Emcee and Auctioneer Neil Saffer, silent auctions, and entertainment by Miss Coco Peru.

*Tickets on sale September 2019! Early bird pricing in effect through December 31, 2019, increasing $25 per ticket thereafter.
Regular Ticket includes open bar cocktail hour, 3-course gourmet diner, wine service with dinner and complimentary valet parking.
VIP Ticket includes all the above PLUS premier VIP seating and invitation to exclusive Champagne Reception with Miss Coco Peru under the stars on the Conrad’s beautiful Sky Deck.

Stay tuned for exciting announcements of the 2020 Stonewall honorees www.stonewall-museum.org!
Sponsorships available at all levels as well as Table Captain opportunities. Call 754-206-3323 or e-mail monique@stonewall-museum.org for more information.

The Gala is a major source of funding for Stonewall National Museum & Archives. Proceeds from the Gala will support Stonewall’s four programmatic pillars: archives, a lending and research library, a museum, and the Stonewall National Education Program.

Quantum House Culinary Creations Monday, June 3, 2019 The Cohen Pavilion West Palm Beach Florida

You don’t want to miss this gourmet evening of dishes prepared by American Culinary Federation PBC Chefs Association. Enjoy a champagne reception and hors-d’oeuvres before a four-course seated dinner with live and silent auctions.

The Cohen Pavilion at Raymond F. Kravis Center

6:30 p.m. Hors D’Oeuvres & Champagne Reception
7:30 p.m. Four-Course Presentation
Sensational Silent & Live Auction by celebrity auctioneer Neil Saffer
Cocktail Attire

All proceeds will benefit Quantum House and ACF Palm Beach County Endowment Fund. Our hearts and plates are full thanks to our sponsors:

PNC | TBC | St. Mary’s Medical Center | Palm Beach Children’s Hospital | Florida Power & Light | GliddenSpina + Partners | Tito’s Vodka | Toshiba

Friendship Botanic Gardens La Vie En Rose Garden Ball – Saturday, June 8th The Blue Chip Casino Michigan City Indiana

6:00pm-10:00pm CDT Join us for our 4th annual fundraiser in the Stardust Grand Ballroom at Blue Chip Casino! Help the Gardens continue to grow and prosper. This is a black tie-optional event.

Club Managers Association Seminole Region 29th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Auction Sunday Jume 9th 2019 at Boca West Country Club

Following the extraordinary success of last year’s event, which netted in excess of $600,000 for local kids, our good friend Jay DiPietro is once again  hosting  the Annual Seminole Region Charity Golf Tournament and auction at Boca West Country Club. It is the 25th year that the Club has hosted the event, and once again the Members of Boca West have graciously donated the use of their Club for virtually two full days. The committee is greatly appreciative to the members and Board of Governors for their generosity.Many of the club industry’s leading corporate partners continue to support our event without hesitation. But none more so than the following who have generously supported us year after year with $35,000 or more in cash and donations: Byron Russell, CEO of Cheney Bros, Inc.; Nathan Sams, President of Sysco Southeast Florida; Tim Merrett, Global Head of John Deere Golf; and Tom White and Mark Raiger of Republic National Distributing Company; Mike Packer of Club Car; and Joel Clendenin of The Event Group Design & Décor. Our event could not take place without the continuous commitment from partners such as these and every year their contributions inspire others to come on board with our fundraising efforts!The singular objective of this event is to make a dramatic difference in the lives of thousands of children in need through our beneficiaries. Every year it is our goal to exceed the previous year in our effort to continue being a special part in their lives! To that end, you will enjoy what is renowned as one of the most extraordinary events on the social calendar in a county where first-class is customary!We look forward to welcoming you and thank you for your support of this magnificent charity event for the children

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta, August 27th 2018

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta is set to celebrate 26 stylish years on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7 p.m. Considered the official kick-off to fall social season, the annual philanthropic fête founded by acclaimed retailer and arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, will return to Phipps Plaza for an unforgettable evening that kicks off with a cocktail reception and dynamic silent auction followed by a high-energy live auction.
 
The evening’s pièce de résistance, a runway show featuring Kalnisky’s style selections from high-end designers, once again promises to dazzle with looks from Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. The 2018 event will benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina.
The annual social affair will once again be co-chaired by Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams who will continue their mission to raise as much funds and awareness for the event’s beneficiaries as possible. Selling out year after year, guests will slip into a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at the recently renovated Phipps Plaza located in the heart of Buckhead. Last year’s event raised over $750,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country. Sponsor and patron packages are currently available. A limited number of single seat tickets will be on sale beginning July 16, 2018. For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.

CCA at The Seagate Club Delray, Sept 27th 2018

The Coastal Conservation Association South Palm Beach chapter will host their 7th annual banquet and auction at the Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach, Fl. 

Exciting Auction and raffle items include: local and exotic trips, artwork and sculptures, jewelry, Yamaha engines, Pathfinder, Contender and Hells Bay boats, top of the line fishing tackle and more! 

Saint Stephens School Bradenton, October 6th 2018

Join us on October 6th, for the Saint Stephen’s school annual auction event!

2017 Beach Ball benefiting The YMCA of South Florida

DID YOU KNOW?

*Florida leads the nation in accidental drownings for children under the age of four and is second for children 5-14 years of age.
*There are 60% of youth drowning incidents within 10 feet of safety.
*Statistics indicate 88% of children who drowned were under some sort of supervision.
Your support allows us to save lives, educate and build confidence around water through our aquatic educational water programs.
for more information visit http://ymcasouthflorida.org/beach-ball-2017/

March of Dimes Broward Signature Chefs Auction 2017

Join us for the 2017 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, an event to raise funds to give every baby a fighting chance. The event features distinguished chefs from South Florida’s most popular restaurants who will create their culinary masterpieces. Each tasting is thoughtfully created just for you! Amidst the chef’s artful creations, guests will enjoy spirits, wine, and one of a kind auction.

An evening of culinary excellence
Signature Chefs Auction, Broward
DATE: Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Time: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Ritz-Carlton
ADDRESS: 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale , FL 33304

For additional information please contact Sharon Stern (754)300-2614.

Signature Chefs Auction 2017 Committee:

Brett & Lauren Orvieto
Event Chairs
Strategic Asset Management Group

David Hirschberg, Esq.
Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A.

Drew & Kathleen Orvieto
ZF Marine Propulsion Systems Miramar LLC

Andy Taubman
Kaufman Rossin

Steve & Sarah Weitz
Weitz & Schwartz, P. A.

Hook Wine and Sinker Art Auction benefitting The Twin Palms Center for the Disabled

“A Nautical Art & Wine Extravaganza” “Hook, Wine & Sinker” benefiting Twin Palms Center for the Disabled will turn the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, into a “Cork Popping, Paint Dropping Extravaganza” on Friday October 27th 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM! In the beautiful setting of Boca Raton’s Mizner Park, guests will mingle and socialize while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvers paired with exceptional wines alongside community members and local renowned artists. Reserved attendance is $60.00 per person or $75 per person at the door and includes all food and drinks. The event activities will include extraordinary local artists displaying and selling their artwork, live and silent auctions, and raffles. So, please join us for what will be a funtastic time!

Upcoming Events

Stonewall 2020 Gala – Looking Back Moving Forward

The 7th Annual Stonewall National Museum & Archives Gala will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the fabulous Conrad Hotel hailed as the new five-star beacon of luxury on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Gala, co-chaired by Yvonne Rohrbacher and Julio Rodriguez will offer guests an exciting evening celebrating the history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community including open bar, 3-course gourmet dinner, live auction with celebrity Emcee and Auctioneer Neil Saffer, silent auctions, and entertainment by Miss Coco Peru. [...]

Quantum House Culinary Creations Monday, June 3, 2019 The Cohen Pavilion West Palm Beach Florida

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Friendship Botanic Gardens La Vie En Rose Garden Ball – Saturday, June 8th The Blue Chip Casino Michigan City Indiana

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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