The Center for Creative Education Celebrates 25th Anniversary with “The Silver Affair”

“The Silver Affair,” marked the Center for Creative Education’s 25th Anniversary on March 2, 2019, aboard the Seafair Luxury Yacht, at the end of the Clematis Street dock in West Palm Beach.

Chaired by Susan and Bob Wright, who were joined by Co-Chairs Betsy and James Meany, and Paula and Bob Butler; and Honorary Chairs Amanda and Charles Schumacher, the gala drew nearly 200 guests that enjoyed an alfresco cocktail reception, dinner, and an afterparty with live entertainment and dancing.

At dinner, Bob Hamon, Center for Creative Education’s President and CEO, welcomed the guests and gratefully acknowledged the Wrights, Meanys, Butlers and Schumachers for their service and leadership.  He also thanked corporate sponsors that included First Republic Bank, Tree of Life Foundation, Schumacher, GUNSTER, ISPB, Publix, FPL, JP Morgan Chase, HIVE, and Kochman & Ziska PLC.

For the past 25 years, CCE has given the gift of learning to more than 250,000 Palm Beach County children, most of whom are considered at risk of academic failure.  Proceeds from The Silver Affair will help CCE continue to provide programming to transform teaching and learning through the arts– not only for students, but also for their teachers.  The goal is for students to be encouraged to find and share the joy of learning through creativity.

THANK YOU to the following:

ADMIRAL
Paula & Bob Butler
Ken Karakul & Jim Held
Susan & Bob Wright
HONORARY CHAIRS
Amanda & Charles Schumacher
VICE ADMIRAL
First Republic Bank
COMMANDER
Julie & Mike Connors
William B. Finneran
Irene & Jim Karp
Michele & Howard Kessler
Kochman & Ziska PLC
Sallie & Berton Korman
Barbara & Bob Swanson
Susan & Dom Telesco
LIEUTENANT
Julie Araskog
Linda & Edward C. Dweck
Hermé de Wyman Miro/The International Society of Palm Beach
Emelia & Pepe Fanjul
Florida Power & Light Company
Gunster
HIVE | HOME, GIFT & GARDEN
JPMorgan Chase
Andrea & Brian Kosoy
Ellen & Irwin Levy
Ray Lucchetti & Barry Kean
Cythlen C. Maddock
Patty Myura, Eleanor Reeves Foundation
Bob Nederlander & Lynn Foster
Nancy & Ellis Parker
PJ Callahan Foundation
Monika & John Preston
Patricia A. Quick
Tom Quick
Beverlee & John J. Raymond, Jr.
Kathryn & Leo Vecellio
Elizabeth & David Wetherell
UNDERWRITING
Christian Angle Real Estate
Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley
Alicia & Bill Blodgett
Alan Brainerd Inc.
Charlotte Burton
Paula & Bob Butler
Barbara & Edward Callahan
Susan & George Cohon
Edith R. Dixon
Diana & Llwyd Ecclestone
Emilia & Pepe Fanjul
Frances & Jeffrey Fisher
Bonnie & Ken Green
Peter and Vicki Halmos Family Foundation
Dorothy & Sidney Kohl
Ray Lucchetti & Barry Kean
Erin & Sean McGould
Danielle Moore
NEST Fragrances
Kit Pannill
Sue & James Patterson
Publix Super Markets Charities
Nancy & Bill Rollnick
Susan & E. Burke Ross
Aniko and Nash Schott
Laura & Harry Slatkin
Barbara & Randall Smith
Eddy & John Taylor
Norma & Bill Tiefel
Tree of Life Foundation International
Tamara Watkins
Sir Peter J. Wood, CBE & Jacqueline Fox
Susan & Bob Wright
TABLE SPONSORS
Jackie & Beau Breckenridge
Susan & Robert Holuba
Kochman & Ziska PLC
Michele & Jim Kukla
Pamela M.M. & Brad Miller
Patsy & John Mintmire