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 
Alexander "Sandy" Myers 
Melissa Sullivan

Grand Corporate Sponsor

Steve and Lori Leveen, Co-Founders,
Levenger Company  

Committee Co-Chairs

Lesley Hogan and Dianne Bernstein


Sponsorship Opportunities

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

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dean Dimke, Executive Director, at 561-868-7793 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Food For Thought 2021 

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