Food For Thought 2022

Save the Date: November 5, 2022

Please mark your calendar

Join us for an evening of conversation and enjoyment

Saturday, November 5, 2022

The West Palm 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 Norton Museum of Art. 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.

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

Honorary Co-Chairs

Josephine duPont Bayard

Kim Bepler

Abe & Dianne Bernstein

The Honorable Ann W. Brown

Edith Hall Friedheim

Beverly Myers

Melissa Sullivan
Underwriting Special Guest

Grand Corporate Sponsor

Steve and Lori Leveen,
Co-Founders, Levenger Company

Special Guest

Dave Barry

Sponsorship/underwriting levels and benefits:

Epic: $10,000

  • Name included in the invitation, press releases and printed materials
  • Name included on signage at the event
  • VIP seating for eight (8) at the event

Legend: $7,500

  • Name included in the invitation, press releases and printed materials
  • Name included on signage at the event
  • Seating for six (6) at the event

Opus: $5,000

  • Name included in the invitation, press releases and printed materials
  • Name included on signage at the event
  • Seating for four (4) at the event

Novel: $2,500

  • Name included in the invitation
  • Seating for three (3) at the event

Essay: $1,500

  • Name included in the invitation
  • Seating for two (2) at the event

Individual Tickets: $375

Table hosts

Dave Barry

John Blades

Nancy Brinker

Frank Cerabino

Abby Ellin

Paul Gervais

Craig Glover

Marcie Gorman

Steve Leveen

Nabil Meralli

Daphne Nikolopoulos

Barbara Pariente

Rob Russell

Richard Rene Silvin

Sybille Welter


About the West Palm Beach Library Foundation

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2000 to support the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. It holds activities and events to financially sustain the library’s free programs, services and resources for children, teens and adults that enrich the diverse community. For more information or to donate to the foundation, please visit https://www.wpblf.org.