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VOL. 15 NO. 3                                                                              MARCH 2023

      Golden Heart Luncheon Raises Nearly $600,000

      For Children’s Health Care

        Celebrating 19 years of inspiring hope and promoting
      world-class pediatric care, the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care
      Foundation raised nearly $600,000 during its annual Golden
      Heart Luncheon at The Country Club at Mirasol on Jan. 30.
        The 16-time Grammy award-winning composer and
      producer David Foster, and his wife, American Idol alumna
      and singer Katharine McPhee, attended the luncheon as
      special guests, using their music and voices to help raise   Jaxon Budnick
      money for the foundation. The celebrity couple wowed the
      crowd after performing iconic music classics such as The   life with his family in Jupiter,
      Prayer and Glory of Love, and For Just a Moment from the   Fla., and receives ongoing
      movie St. Elmo’s Fire.                             medical treatment close to
        However, 6-year-old Jaxon Budnick stole the show   home at Nicklaus Children’s
      and the hearts of guests. Jaxon was born with metopic   Palm Beach Gardens
      craniosynostosis, a rare condition that causes skull and   Outpatient Center.
      facial deformities. Shortly after birth, he received one of the
      most complex surgeries for children at Nicklaus Children’s   Golden Heart Luncheon
      Hospital in Miami. Jaxon is now living a happy and healthy   on page 2     Nicklaus Family, David Foster and Katharine McPhee
       16th Annual SleepOut Moves To Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

        The Lord’s Place puts a spin on how the community                                                  The fundraising goal is $325,000 and all donations will
      can help hit homelessness out of the ballpark.                                                       be matched dollar-for-dollar until March 31, by The
        The Lord’s Place is throwing a curveball for its 16th                                              Honorable Ann Brown.
      Annual SleepOut. Roll out your sleeping bags, set up your                                              In addition to the hopeless eyes behind the person
      tents, and get ready for a spin on the agency’s signature                                            holding the “homeless and hungry” sign on the side of
      event on Friday, March 31, at a new location – Roger Dean                                            the street, there are many who are unhoused and hidden
      Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. Sleeping out under the                                            from sight: the man whose rent recently skyrocketed and
      stars on the ball field is optional, but dedicating the night                                        no longer has a place to live; the woman who became
      to ending homelessness is essential.                                                                 disabled in a car accident, can no longer work, and whose
        With an estimated 3,000 men, women, and children                                                   disability check doesn’t cover the cost of living in Palm
      without a safe place to call home on any given night                                                 Beach County; the mother who is working during the day
      in Palm Beach County, SleepOut is part of The Lord’s                                                 while her children are at school and then sleeping in their
      Place’s effort to spread awareness and raise the much-  Left  to right:  The Lord’s Place Board  Chair  Cornelia   car at night. These scenarios are too prevalent.
      needed funds to provide the resources, programs, and   Thornburgh, The Honorable Ann Brown, The Lord’s Place
      services necessary to break the cycle of homelessness.   CEO Diana Stanley at SleepOut 2022          16th Annual SleepOut on page 4
      Palm Beach’s Wildest Night Raised More Than $2.8 Million To

      Benefit Wildlife And Palm Beach Zoo And Conservation Society

        Life-sized lighted giraffes welcomed 500 guests to Palm   grounds of Palm Beach Zoo. Michele Kessler, chairman of
      Beach’s wildest night of the season. Palm Beach Zoo and   the zoo’s board of directors, and Thomas C. Quick, board
      Conservation Society’s Journey to Africa Gala brought   member, served as honorary chairmen for the event that
      together friends, world-changers and wildlife lovers to make   raised a record-breaking $2.8 million in support of the
      a difference and elevate Palm Beach Zoo to its true next level:   organization’s conservation mission and bold vision.
      the zoo of the future.                               “Thank you, everyone, for contributing to the most
        Deborah Dauman and Suzanne Johnson served as chairs   successful gala – ever – to help save wildlife here and in
      of the Journey to Africa Gala on Jan. 27 on the lush, tropical   the wild,” said Kessler.
                                                                                   Quick added, “For more
                                                                                 than 50 years, Palm Beach
                                                                                 Zoo has been committed to
                                                                                 animals and our community in
                                                                                 bringing wild, wonder-filled
                                                                                 experiences to underserved
                                                                                 children whose only chance
                                                                                 to  experience  rare  and   Mrs. Eva and H.E. Ambassador Meshal Al-Thani and
                                                                                 endangered animals is at the   Michele and Howard Kessler
                                                                                 zoo. Our bold vision is to
                                                                                 create the zoo of the future   Palm Beach’s Wildest Night on page 3
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