Dinner Dance Will Support Kids And Honor Legacy Of Neil Hirsch

Maria Becker, Angie Payne, Julie Kime, Ana Ferwerda and Julia Giroux with club members from Wellington. Photo courtesy Tracey Benson Photography

The Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club is celebrating 34 years of its largest fundraiser with the annual Wellington Dinner Dance. The vintage circus-themed event will take place Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wycliffe Golf & Country Club. Proceeds will benefit critical programming at the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington. The event will also honor the legacy of Hirsch, who passed away in June.

“It is an honor to partner with an organization that provides opportunities for our local Wellington youth to grow and thrive in a safe environment,” Event Chair Ana Ferwerda said. “We are especially excited to host this event in honor of Neil S. Hirsch. Please join us for an evening of giving that will help support the children of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.”

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour including hors d’oeuvres and a specialty cocktail from the High Goal Luxury Gin liquor line donated by celebrity polo player Nic Roldan. HyRyZe Band will perform live, while guests enjoy vintage circus entertainers, including a tarot card reader, jugglers, a magician and contortionists performing inside of vehicles provided by Aston Martin of Meyers Auto Group of Palm Beach. Wellington club members will perform a dance and circus act, while guests enjoy a sit-down dinner.

“We’re excited to host our 34th annual Wellington Dinner Dance in-person this year to not only honor the legacy of Neil S. Hirsch, but to fundraise for our Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club,” said Jaene Miranda, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. “Funds from the event will go toward the important programs that the Wellington club provides for children who need it most.”

This year’s dinner dance chairs include Georgina Bloomberg, Dr. Eduardo Jusino and Dr. Ana Ferwerda, and John and Julie Kime. Honorary chairs include Dr. Edward and Maria Becker, Dr. Richard and Julia Giroux, Chris and Charlene Ramos, and Daniel and Angie Payne. Committee members include Jennifer Black, Maria Becker, Paulette Edwards, Julia Giroux, Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez, Nicolette Goldfarb, Julie Khanna, Lilly Khanna, Julie Kime, Angie Payne, Jennifer Quent, Charlene Ramos, Ranjita Sharma, Sandra Stella, Christine Vergari, Jenna Zorn, Ana Ferwerda and Beatriz De La Rua.

Sponsors include Bloomberg Philanthropies, Julie and John Kime, Dr. Ana Ferwerda and Dr. Eduardo Jursino, the Hon. Danielle H. Moore, Blackwatch, Palms West Physicians, JFK Physicians, the Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Institute of South Florida, Myers Auto Group, Brenda and Frank McAdams, Complete Healthcare for Women of Wellington, Morgan Stanley, Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach Urology Associates, Memorial Healthcare, Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC, LA Medical Associates, the Palm Beach Counseling Center, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the Center for Bone & Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches, the Spodak Dental Group, Adams Coogler PA, Wellington Regional Medical Center, Palm Beach Pediatrics, Aegis Components, Flex Medical Centers, Ross and Marlene Mcquivey, Lilly Creek Capital Partners, Lustig Law, Froehlich & De La Rua CPAs, MM & Associates, Illustrated Properties, Nicolette and Charles Lerman, and Ann-Marie Batten of Allstate Insurance.

For more information, contact Elena Corsano at (646) 209-6965 or ecorsano@bgcpbc.org. For details about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, visit www.bgcpbc.org.


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