‘Off To The Races’ At Benjamin School BASH Gala

The 29th annual BASH Gala was a huge success with more than 400 supporters of the Benjamin School “Off to the Races” at the Kentucky Derby–themed fundraiser.

BASH, an acronym for Building A Scholastic Heritage, is the school’s largest fundraising event. Proceeds from BASH support school programs. Shannon and Scott Smith, and Willa and Richard Cohen co-chaired the event, with Charles and Susan Barker serving as honorary chairs.

The PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens was transformed into Churchill Downs on the evening of April 20 with authentic jockey silks, life-size horse statutes, red roses, and heralds with trumpets leading guests into the Grand Ballroom.

Elegant ladies in beautiful hats and dapper gents in colorful jackets enjoyed a spectacular evening of fabulous food, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions with master of ceremonies Dale McLean, the voice of the Miami Heat.

The Benjamin School, founded in 1960, is a PK3 through grade 12 college preparatory independent school located in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. More information about the Benjamin School can be found on the school’s web site at www.thebenjaminschool.org.


ABOVE: BASH co-chairs Scott Smith, Shannon Smith, Willa Cohen and Richard Cohen.