Ruth Rales JFS Annual Gala Heads to Hollywood
A glamorous journey to the classic elegance of Hollywood is in store for more than 300 prominent guests at the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) Annual Gala and Auction. On December 13, 2012, starting at 6:30 pm, attendees will gather to celebrate at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton.
“From the spirited cocktail reception and dinner to entertainment and dancing, our guests will be transported into a night to remember,” said Roxane Lipton, who is co-chairing the Gala with Lisa Goodman and Vicki J. Weinstein. “They’ll also be bidding for a dazzling array of luxury items including exquisite jewelry and fashions and sports memorabilia, as well as sports and travel packages.”
“This major yearly fundraiser enables JFS to meet rising needs for food, financial assistance, senior services, and mental health services for many families and individuals throughout South Palm Beach County,” said Lisa Goodman. “This past year alone brought a 53% increase in requests for emergency financial assistance, and a 48% increase in applications for life-sustaining senior services. Our Food Pantry now provides regular food deliveries for 545 ongoing recipients.”
“We’re very proud that Isabel and Arnie Friedman, two longtime JFS leaders, donors and hands-on volunteers, will receive this year’s Ruth and Norman Rales Humanitarian of the Year Award at the gala,” said Vicki J. Weinstein. “This beautiful couple’s commitment and generosity to JFS have truly established them as pillars in our community.
“We’re also excited to present the inaugural Corporate Leadership Award to longtime JFS corporate supporter, our Premiere Agency Sponsor, Greenspoon Marder,” continued Vicki. “For more than 30 years, this full-service law firm with eleven offices throughout Florida has supported more than 120 organizations with which their clients, attorneys, and staff are actively involved, including JFS.”
Generous supporters as of October 5, 2012 include Meryl and Ron Gallatin, Shirley and Barton Weisman, Isabel and Arnie Friedman, Michele and Larry Blair; Anne and Norman Jacobson, Greenspoon Marder and Exclusive Magazine Sponsor, The Boca Raton Observer. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
The cost of attending is $500 per person. For more information visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1979, JFS has been providing help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services to people of all ages and beliefs. To learn more, visit www.ralesjfs.org.