Terrible storms and flight delays December 7 may have prohibited AEBF Founder Arthur E. Benjamin from attending two events — one in Dallas and the other in West Palm Beach — but the Foundation’s financial presence added to the success of both events.
AEBF was pleased to support the 20th Annual “Lady in Red” Gala in Delray Beach, Florida with a $5,000 donation. The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc. and LIFE (Leaders in Furthering Education) hosted the event which benefited the American Humane Association. Entertainment was provided by The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno, the Palm Beach Symphony, 50 Member Nova Choir and the Sultans of Swing.
Closely aligned with the interests of AEBF, The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation is dedicated to helping and improving the lives of the voiceless and vulnerable in our society – those who are disadvantaged, marginalized, or forgotten because of disabilities, socio-economic status, neglect, age, abuse, and other barriers. The non-profit organization provides aid, assistance, and awards for disabled veterans, medical research, college scholarships, humanitarian relief, the performing arts, and animal welfare.
The second event supported by AEBF was the Dallas-based Lisa Blue Baron’s fundraiser, benefitting Vogel Alcove. For 25 years, Vogel Alcove has provided free quality child development services for Dallas’ youngest victims of poverty: homeless children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Vogel Alcove is the only free comprehensive early childhood education program in the city of Dallas whose primary focus is to provide free childcare and case management for children and their families referred by 21 local emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, housing programs and organizations that serve homeless families.
“While I was disappointed I could not attend these events, I’m pleased these two worthy organizations benefitted,” Benjamin said. “That’s what it’s all about.”