Pay it Forward: Philanthropy Calendar

Pay it Forward is our new calendar designed to celebrate the many philanthropic events in the community from October through April each year. To submit your event, please contact Amy Woods at flamywoods@bellsouth.net
Events in this listing are current as of 9/28. Please check with organizers for any changes.

October  6

Saturday - 10/6 - Shred Your Personal Papers Event at Boca Raton Lions Club, 399 NW 35th St. Help the club fund eye examinations and prescription glasses for the community. 1-3 pm. $5/regular-size storage box. 512-2675.
10/6 - Golf Classic at Osprey Point Golf Course, 12551 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Tee off to support Florida Fishing Academy. 1:30 pm/registration, 2 pm/scramble. $100/player, $375/foursome. 740-7227.
10/6 - Delray Bash at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave. Savor signature dishes from local restaurants to benefit American Lung Association. 7-9:30 pm. Guests must be 21 years old. $50-$60. 659-7644, Ext. 1601, or www.thedelraybash.com.


October 7-13

Wednesday - 10/10 - Girls, Pearls, Hats & Heels at Delray Dunes County Club, 12005 Dunes Road, Boynton Beach. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of shopping in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Presented by Delray Beach Public Library and Bethesda Hospital Foundation. 11 am-1:30 pm. $40. 266-0775.
10/10 - Tribute to Henrietta, Countess deHoernle and her Legacy of Giving at St. Jude Catholic Church, 21689 Toledo Road, Boca Raton. Celebrate deHoernle’s 100th birthday while benefiting St. Jude Church & School. Noon. $50. 314-1250.
Friday - 10/12 - Signature Chefs Auction at Marriott Boca Raton at Boca Center, 5150 Town Center Circle. Bring an appeite and some friends to support March of Dimes.  6:30-7:30 pm/VIP reception, 7:30-10 pm/tasting and auctions. $195. 290-0901.
10/12 - Casino Royale at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive. Enter the daring world of James Bond at a “shaken-not-stirred” event benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. 7 pm. $150. 683-3287, Ext. 28, or www.bgcpbc.org.
Saturday - 10/13 - Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse’s 13th Annual Race for Hope at Anchor Park, A1A, Delray Beach. All ages can participate in the 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Dash. 6:30 am/registration, 7:30 am /start. $30-35/advance, $35-40/race day. 265-3797, Ext. 109.
10/13 - 23rd Annual Celebration by the Sea at Delray Beach Club, 2001 S Ocean Blvd. Gala features waterfront dining, fine wines and spirits, and dancing to live music under the moon and stars to benefit Hospice by the Sea. The club requests that guests refrain from wearing denim or shorts. 5:30-10 pm. $125. 416-5007.



October 14-20

Sunday - 10/14 - 18th Annual C.R.O.S. Walk at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 211 Trinity Place, West Palm Beach. Take steps to benefit the ministries of Christians Reaching Out to Society, which has provided a secure food source for families for 33 years. Participants collect pledges for a 5K walk on Flagler Drive along the Intracoastal Waterway. 2:30 pm/registration, 3 pm/walk. 233-9009, Ext. 106, or www.crosministries.org.
Thursday - 10/18 - Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon at Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real. The Junior League of Boca Raton pays tribute to local women and their pledge to volunteerism. 10:30 am. $125-$200. 213-2497 or www.jlbr.org/wvoy.
10/18 - Lights Out at Rosso Italia, 1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Learn what it’s like to be visually impaired during a fundraising dinner for Stand Among  Friends, in which guests are blindfolded. 7 pm. $85. 297-2208.
Saturday - 10/20 - Third Annual Scarecrow Festival at St. Ann Catholic School, 324 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Enjoy Native-American dancers, hay rides, a scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating and a corn-shucking contest to benefit Historical Society of Palm Beach County. 11 am-2 pm. $10. 832-4164, Ext. 106.
10/20 - St. Vincent Ferrer Golf & Tennis Classic at Quail Ridge Country Club, 3715 Golf Road, Boynton Beach. Proceeds benefit the parish and its children through the Ferrer Fund. 11:30 am/registration, 12:30 pm/shotgun start, 12:30 pm/Tennis Round-Robin Mixer, 5:30 pm/Oktoberfest dinner and celebration. Golf: $125/player, $500/foursome; Tennis: $100/player, $200/team; Oktoberfest: $45. 276-6892.
10/20 - Palm Beaches Crab Cake Cook-Off at Lake Pavilion and Terrace, City  Commons and Waterfront, West Palm Beach. Enjoy a tasty benefits for the Parent-Child Center. 6:30-9 pm. Regular tickets: $55/person, $100/couple; VIP tickets: $95/person. 841-3500, Ext. 1081, or www.gocpg.org.


October 21-27

Sunday - 10/21 - 18th Annual Buddy Walk at John Prince Park, 2700 Sixth Ave. S, Lake Worth. Acknowledge the talents and capabilities of children and adults with Down Syndrome. 8 am-1 pm. $15-$20. 752-3383 or buddywalk.kintera.org/gcdso.
Wednesday - 10/24 - “Augmented Reality” Art Fundraiser at Max’s Harvest, 169 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. Enjoy drinks and appetizers to benefit Artworks4food during a demonstration that layers digital information onto real-world objects. 6-8 pm. $30/advance, $40/event. 889-3575 or www.artworks4food.org.
Friday - 10/26 - Ninth Annual Go Pink Luncheon at Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real. Join the fight against breast cancer to benefit Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. 11 am-1:30 pm. $150. 955-4142 or www.brrh.com/Foundation.aspx.
Saturday - 10/27 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Boca Raton at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real. Put on a pink bra and take a big step to help end a disease that threatens the lives of so many loved ones. 9 am. Free for spectators. 394-7751.
10/27 - Raising the Barre with Susan G. Komen at two locations: Palm Beach Studio, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite No. 307; Delray Beach Studio, 200 NE Second Ave., Suite No.111. Participate in barre and yoga classes, and get spoiled with massages, facials and hair styling, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 9 am-noon at Palm Beach Studio, 833-8999. 3-6 pm at Delray Beach Studio, 366-5899.
Sunday - 10/28 - Par for Promise Golf Classic at Boca Greens Country Club, 19642 Trophy Drive, Boca Raton. Help support Family Promise of South Palm Beach County during a day of golf. Noon/registration, lunch and warm-up; 1:30 pm/shotgun start. $175/player; $650/foursome; $40/awards dinner. 212-8092.


November

Friday - 11/2 - Expedition Epilepsy at Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Encounter animals, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dance under the starts in support of Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. 6-8 pm. $50. 478-6515 or www.epilipsyfla.org.
11/2 - Boca Bus Loop at The Spaniard, 99 SE Mizner Blvd. Tour Boca Raton venues to benefit Junior League of Boca Raton, Golden Bell and Spirit of Giving, and receive a free drink or other item at each venue. 5:30-9 pm/check-in; 6-11 pm/Bus Loop. $20/door, free/designated drivers. 954-574-6000.

7960412269?profile=originalNovember 6: Bethesda Hospital Foundation’s Magnolia Society will sponsor a 10 a.m. brunch at The Ocean Club, 6849 N. Ocean Blvd., Ocean Ridge. The society supports the Women of Grace Luncheon’s efforts to fund the hospital’s Center for Women & Children. Tickets: $250/renewing members, $500/first-time members. For information, call 737-7733, Ext. 84445, or visit www.bethesdahospitalfoundation.org. Photo: Magnolia Society chairwomen at the 2011 event were Peggy Martin, Eileen Augustyn, Bettina Young and Phyllis Spinner. Photo provided


Friday - 11/9 - David T. Harden Preservation Award at Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave. Honor Delray Beach City Manager David Harden at a dinner sponsored by Delray Beach Preservation Trust. 6 pm. $50. 276-8968.

7960412067?profile=originalNovember 10: A fundraiser for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, the Take Steps Walk will get under way at 3 p.m. at CityPlace, 700 S Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Free for spectators, the walk raises money to aid the more than 1.4 million Americans affected by digestive diseases. For information, call (800) 932-2423, or visit www.ccfa.org.          Photo: Walk Chairwoman Wendy Greenhut, with husband, Doug, and daughter Jamie. Photo provided


Wednesday - 11/14 - Women of Grace Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. Witness an elegant, heart-warming and inspiring event that honors five volunteers for their work and accomplishments and benefits Bethesda Hospital Foundation. 10:30 a.m. $100. 737-7733, Ext. 84445.
Thursday - 11/15 - National Philanthropy Day at Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Recognize philanthropy’s role in enriching lives and honor philanthropists Harry and Deborah Sargeant III. 11:30 am-1 pm. $100. 848-7200, Ext. 3250 or 3286.
Friday - 11/16 - Delray Beach Stiletto Race at SE Fourth Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. Strap on those stilettos and race to support Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation. 5-8 pm. $25. 266-0003.
Thursday - 11/29 - Grand Opening at Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service Food Pantry, 430 S Congress Ave., Delray Beach. Share the vision, work and generosity of those who made the Food Pantry possible. 5:30 p.m. Free. 852-3333 or www.ruthralesjfs.org.
Friday - 11/30 - Wee Dream Ball at Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton. Experience an event as energetic and unique as the children it helps while benefiting Florence Fuller Child Development Centers. 7-11 p.m. $250. 391-7274, Ext. 128.


December

Monday-Wednesday - 12/3-5 - Holiday Trunk Show & Preview Cocktail Reception at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, 1000 E Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Monday: Preview goodies and gift items at a cocktail reception. 6-8 pm. $85. Tuesday-Wednesday:  Shop for jewelry, accessories, home decor and a variety of other items during the 10th annual fundraiser for Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club. 9 am-5 pm. Free. 683-3287.
Thursday - 12/6 - Major Gifts Event at St. Andrews Country Club, 17557 W Claridge Oval, Boca Raton. Laud Harvey and Phyllis Sandler for being the largest donors in the history of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Annual Campaign. 6 pm. $125. 852-3333.
Saturday - 12/8 - River of Grass Gala at The Colony, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Preserve and protect the Everglades by attending this “green-tie’ affair. 6:30 p.m. $350. 233-9004.
12/8 - 12th Annual Caridad Center “Wrapping up Your Holiday Wishes” Gala at Four Season Resort, 2800 S Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach.  An evening of auctions, gourmet food, drink and dancing that honors four dentists for their 20-year volunteer efforts at Caridad Center. 7 pm. $250. 582-2800.

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