22nd Annual Opal Awards
January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm EST
THE ROTARY CLUB OF BOCA RATON PRESENTS
THE 22nd ANNUAL OPAL AWARDS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020
BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB
6:30 PM MUSIC, COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES RECEPTION
7:30 PM SEATED ELEGANT DINNER – LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND AUCTION
Dress Attire: Black Tie Optional
Proceeds To Benefit The Rotary Club of Boca Raton’s Service Missions
including Youth Scholarship Programs.
OPAL – Outstanding People and Leaders is an annual Red-carpet Gala held every year for the past 21 years by the RCBR, honoring citizens from Boca Raton who have demonstrated an on-going commitment to serve our city through philanthropic, professional leadership, education, civil, community and medical service endeavors. This Gala has grown to become the signature event for Boca Raton’s philanthropic community and the RCBR.
Surrounded by most elegant black-tie attire and sophisticated décor, the atmosphere is simply magnificent and quite breathtaking. The evening introduces appetizing House de jour with live music and a silent auction that includes a wide variety of stylish and much desired gifts. The three-course delectable dinner is tastefuly selected by the chef to appetize even the most extravagant of tastes.
The program includes a list of past award winners which is truly a “who’s who” of the most impressive and warm-hearted individuals our community has to offer. These individuals are the reason why Boca Raton is such a remarkable place to live, work and raise a family. More importantly, over the years OPAL has raised over $1.4 million and empowered over 350 high-achieving, disadvantaged local students with financial assistance through our scholarship program. This was made possible as a result of the generosity of the esteemed Honorees, guests and participants and those students were able to pursue careers of their choice and change the outcome of their futures.
At the annual event we have the chance to present past OPAL Honorees, community partners and leaders such as: Count and Countess de Hoernle, Eugene and Christine Lynn, Dr. Ira Gelb, Ben and Rosemary Krieger, Dr. Dennis Frisch, Dr. Geoff McKee, Jerry Fedele, Marta Batmasian, Flossy Keesley, Jay DiPietro, Rick Zimmer, Irving Gutin, Gary Peters, Howard and Karen Weiss, Ron Gallatan, Jay and Marilyn Weinberg, Dr. John Kelly, Dr. Kathy Schillinh, Bill Allen, Arthur Adler, Peter and Carmel Baronoff, Frank and Laura Frione, Jerry and Joan Glassman, Bill and Bernie Marcus, Bill Mitchel, and the respected list goes on and on.
The Rotarians believe that helping and giving is part of human nature. Only those who have never been to OPAL have missed the opportunity to see those touching and inspiring moments of that phenomenal human nature in action. It is an extraordinary night in many ways, and we promise, A night you will never forget!
ABOUT THE OPAL AWARDS
The Outstanding People And Leaders Awards recognizes citizens in Boca Raton who have demonstrated an on-going commitment to serve their neighbors and our City through Philanthropic, Professional Leadership (Business), Education, Governmental(Civic), Community Service and Medical Service Endeavors.
These individuals represent the ESSENCE of why Boca Raton is a remarkable place to live, work and raise a family. They have consistently made a difference and are always at the forefront of making our Community better. In most cases these Unique Citizens have been SERVING for a long time. Their Life’s work may have culminated in one big event or they could have had many success stories along the way.
Help us send deserving high school students to college, who without our Scholarship Program would not be able to attend.