Dis­guised for de­vel­op­ment Mas­quer­ade gala sup­ports Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity’s home builds

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En­joy an evening of cock­tails, silent auc­tions and danc­ing while sup­port­ing Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity of South Palm Beach County.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion is host­ing its sec­ond an­nual “Black & White Mas­quer­ade Gala” at the Mar­riott Ho­tel Boca Cen­ter. The event will take place Oct. 5 from 6:30 to 11p.m. All pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s mis­sion of bring­ing peo­ple to­gether to build homes, com­mu­ni­ties and hope.

Hon­orary chair­woman Ethel Wil­liams, the ex­ter­nal af­fairs re­gional man­ager of Florida Power & Light Co., will over­see the ex­quis­ite evening. The evening will also have two honorees for their out­stand­ing ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment to the mis­sion of build­ing af­ford­able homes and im­prov­ing neigh­bor­hoods: Lyn­nUniver­sity and Eric Le­bers­feld of Capi­tol Light­ing.

Le­bers­feld, pres­i­dent of the fam­ily-owned 89-year-old light­ing com­pany, has been sup­port­ing Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity of South Palm Beach County for many years. The com­pany has been a vi­tal sup­porter by spon­sor­ing nu­mer­ous fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and do­nat­ing items to the Re­Stores. Lyn­nUniver­sity has con­tin­u­ally pro­vided out­stand­ing sup­port through hun­dreds of hours con­trib­uted by var­i­ous stu­dent groups over the years.

For more than 20 years, Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity has been pro­vid­ing home­own­er­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties for hard­work­ing and de­serv­ing fam­i­lies in Boyn­ton Beach, Del­ray Beach and Boca Ra­ton. Ad­di­tion­ally, the or­ga­ni­za­tion works to build com­mu­nity pride by as­sist­ing in­di­vid­u­als whose homes are in need of paint­ing, land­scap­ing and re­pairs. The neigh­bor­hood re­vi­tal­iza­tion ef­forts have grown sub­stan­tially over the past sev­eral years as the econ­omy has ad­versely af­fected so many in­di­vid­u­als.

“Our gala was a great event last year and was very suc­cess­ful in con­tribut­ing to our fundrais­ing ef­forts,” said Mike Camp­bell, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor. “We know it will be more suc­cess­ful this year and in­vite lo­cal busi­nesses to sup­port our pro­grams through gala spon­sor­ships, in-kind do­na­tions and pro­gram dis­play ad­ver­tis­ing.”

In­di­vid­ual tick­ets for the gala are avail­able for $175 each or $1,500 to spon­sor a ta­ble of 10. Events by Vento De­signs is co­or­di­nat­ing the event. At­tire for the evening is black and white cock­tail.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.habi­tat­south­palm­beach. org or call 561-819-6070.

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