Thursday, May 25, 2023

Today’s Paige: Your Roundup of Boca Society Events

We are counting our blessings this Thanksgiving and that certainly includes the moments we get to pause, gather, toast… and together, fundraise for those in need. Today’s Paige has a look at the late November Society Scene in Boca Raton!

Mayor’s Ball

The who’s who of Boca leaders and even live pink flamingos flocked to the 7th Annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball presented by the Rotary Club of Downtown Boca Raton. More than $320,000 was raised to support the health and wellness needs of local nonprofits and award recipients included ADT Security Services, the YMCA of South Palm Beach County, Eda and Cliff Viner for their scholarship foundation and Dr. Michael T.B. Dennis, founding chair of the dean’s Advisory Board for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU.

Men Giving Back

Mark Larkin, Paul Adkins, Nathan Nachlas, Emcee Paige Kornblue, Bill Donnell, Jason Hagensick.

Fun and philanthropy—if only we all could keep things as simple as members of Men Giving Back! Members make an annual donation and award grants to Palm Beach County nonprofits that focus on children, education, mental health and food security. Semi-finalists enjoyed an awards night at Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club complete with Clase Azul and Pappy Van Winkle tastings and the spinning of a wheel to determine which charities would be awarded the largest grants. The Toby Center, the HabCenter Boca Raton and the Elizabeth H. Faulk Foundation were the night’s top winners as they received $100,000 grants and all semi-finalists walked away with $10,000 in hand.

Impact 100 Palm Beach County

Kathryn Gillespie and Kirstin Jovanski, courtesy of Impact 100 Palm Beach County

On the ladies side, the Impact 100 Palm Beach County gals gathered on some of South Florida’s best tennis courts to spread the good word about Impact 100 Palm Beach County. The Mix & Mingle tennis clinic was hosted by Impact member Courtney Dadas and led by The Boca Raton’s Director of Tennis, Erik Silver. Impact 100 Palm Beach County members collectively award grants to local nonprofit organizations. Several events are planned for the holidays so be sure to check out Impact’s event page for more information. 

Local dancers to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Photo courtesy of Boca Dance Studio

Big Apple, here they come! Students from Boca Dance Studio and ProAm Dance Studio are set to join hundreds of other dancers from across America to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! The nearly 30 students fundraised for months for this trip by washing cars, babysitting, and holding bake sales. This will be the third time the Boca Dance Studio dancers have traveled to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the seventh time for the ProAm Dance Studio team. Look for our local dancers live on NBC, Thursday, Nov. 24 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM—they’ll be the ones dressed in reindeer costumes dancing under Spirit of America Productions.

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Paige Kornblue
Paige Kornblue
Paige Kornblue is an award-winning journalist who founded Paige Kornblue Media and Today’s Paige – the blog and podcast highlighting everything from interesting people, fascinating places and the gems making our communities special. In addition to Boca Magazine, Paige is a TODAY Show Parenting Team Contributor. She has anchored and reported for top-rated television stations across the country including WPTV NBC NewsChannel 5 and WMUR ABC News 9. Paige has also worked at NBC Sports and Dateline NBC and provided live reports for CNN and The Weather Channel. PK is a proud Boca Raton native who grew up loving Boca Magazine and all that comes with the fabulous city of Boca Raton! You can often find her on stage assisting charities as event emcee, on the courts working to improve her tennis game and on momma time enjoying each moment with her three young kiddos!

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