Food For Thought: An Evening of Conversation and Conviviality

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation’s Food For Thought Gala is our premier annual gathering and fundraiser. Food For Thought is an elegant dinner party featuring local luminaries and stimulating conversation in the beautiful Grand Reading Room of the downtown city library. Guests can select a table host from various notable personalities (including local authors, foodies, historians, artists, physicians, media and community leaders) and enjoy an intimate dinner and lively discussion with these local experts about their professional fields. 

Saturday, November 13, 2021 starting at 6:30 PM

Lead Gift Honorary Co-Chairs

   Kim Bepler                                    Melissa Sullivan

Grand Corporate Sponsor

Levenger Company

Steve and Lori Leveen, Co-Founders, Levenger Company 

Committee Co-Chairs

Dianne Bernstein and Lesley Hogan


Individual Ticket $350 per person

William Shakespeare $10,000

  • VIP seating for eight (8) at the event


Ernest Hemingway $5,000

  • Seating for six (6) at the event


Charles Dickens $3,000

  • Seating for four (4) at the event


Emily Dickinson $2,000

  • Seating for three (3) at the event


Mark Twain $1,200

  • Seating for two (2) at the event


For more information on tickets and the full sponsorship opportunity list for the 2021 Food For Thought event, 

contact Nickie Hennevelt, Director of Administration and Finance, at 561-868-7715 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are looking ahead, with Food For Thought 2021 scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021.

Proceeds benefit the free quality programs, services and resources at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Reserve your seat and learn more about the 2021 event call 561-868-7715

The Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, obtains resources through individual donations, corporations, naming opportunities, events and grants. Funds do not offset taxpayer support. Our taxpayer identification number is #65-1068311. A copy of the official registration (CH15454) and financial information may be obtained by the division of consumer services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.