(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL – November 20, 2023: Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service of Palm Beach County (Alpert JFS) will host its highly regarded 20th annual No Excuse for Abuse evening and 50th Anniversary celebration, which will feature comedian, actor, and author, Gary Gulman. The event will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 6 p.m. at the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Former Alpert JFS President & Board Chair Zelda Mason is Presenting Sponsor of the evening, as well as the recipient of the agency’s 2nd Annual Luminary Award. Co-chairs of the event are Dr. Paula Newmark, Wendy and Geoff Stahl, and Carolyn and Michael Yasuna.
Eminent entertainer Gary Gulman is well known for his fresh and honest take on mental health. He has made four masterful TV specials, including his recent HBO stand-up special, “The Great Depresh,” a look at mental illness that is both hilarious and inspiring. In September, Flatiron Books published “Misfit: Growing Up Awkward in the '80s,” Gulman’s witty and poignant memoir based on his life from kindergarten through 12th grade. A product of Boston, Gulman has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a high school teacher, and has made countless television appearances as both a comedian and an actor.
“This will be our agency’s 50th anniversary celebration and 20th annual ‘No Excuse for Abuse’ fundraising event, illustrating five decades of Alpert JFS’ ongoing commitment to excellence in human service delivery, domestic abuse prevention, mental health support, suicide awareness and more,” said Marc Hopin, CEO of Alpert JFS.
“Year after year, this event and the guests we feature continue to both educate and inspire all those who participate,” added Gary Hoffman, Board Chair and President of Alpert JFS. “We are thankful for the continued support of Alpert JFS’ essential services.”
To learn more and/or to register for the event, please visit https://www.alpertjfs.org/2024noexcuse/. Sponsorship and other giving opportunities are also still available. For questions and/or more information, please contact events@AlpertJFS.org or call 561-713-1944.
No Excuse for Abuse Committee Members include: Dena and Don Abrams, Patti and Larry Abramson, Donna Baumzweig and David Ginsberg, Socki and Bruce Berg, Marjorie and Barry Berg, Jan and Dr. Robert Burke, Candy Cohn, Sheryl and Dr. Tommy Davidoff, Marjorie and Michael Feldman, Ellen and Ken Forrest, Nancy Funt Fortier and Dr. Daniel Fortier, Carolyn Gleimer Silbey, Renee and Dr. Robert Gordon, Hope and Gary Hoffman, Cecilia and Scott Holtz, Stacey and Michael Lampert, Ilene Lampert Goldstein and Greg Thorpe, Jennifer and Gary Lesser, Tami Lesser, Karen Levy-Lutner and Dr. Lawrence Lutner, Vivian Lieberman, Diann and Tom Mann, Maxine Marks, Zelda Mason, Samara Cooper-Mendelson and Dr. Avi Mendelson, Marsha and Mark Morrow, Ruth and David Naftaly, Robyn and Dale Rands, Beth Rappaport, Roni and Rabbi Michael Resnick, Susan Rothman, Harriet I. Samuels, Eva and Marvin Schlanger, Cindy and Dr. Allan Schlossberg, Lesley Sheinberg, Carol Sherman, Barbara and Peter Sidel, Hope and Gene Silverman, June and Dr. Jerome Spunberg, John Stern, Wendy and Justin Tulman, Chana and Rabbi Dovid Vigler, and Jill and Dr. Marc Weinberg.
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