Dozens of FoundCare, Inc. supporters gathered recently at St. John on Worth Avenue to kick off the organization’s upcoming À Votre Santé (To Your Health) event. The cocktail reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 11 at Club Colette in Palm Beach. Guests at the kickoff event enjoyed cocktails and light bites while browsing the store’s impressive selection. St. John is donating an auction item at the main event to include a $1000 shopping experience, and is providing the gift bags for each guest at the event, which will include gift cards to the store.
“FoundCare is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center, providing quality healthcare to Palm Beach County,” said Yolette Bonnet, CEO of FoundCare. “We offer a one-stop-shop that provides pediatric and adult primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health services, dentistry, laboratory services and X-rays. This event helps us to fund our vital services and we are so grateful to all our supporters and event leadership.”
Longtime FoundCare supporters Barnette and Ken Druskin are the chairpersons for the 2018 À Votre Santé event, and committee members include Yolette Bonnet, Peter Cruise, Eric Diaz, Dr. David and Donna Dodson and Dr. Rik Pavlescak.
This year’s À Votre Santé will have a French-Caribbean theme, and guests will enjoy steel drum music and Caribbean delicacies. Honorees for the event include Susan and Jim Collins and Cheryl Gowdy. Mr. Collins has been a member of the board of directors for more than 10 years, and he and his wife have been steadfast supporters of the organization. “FoundCare means so much to Susan and me because it provides healthcare for people who could not otherwise afford it,” Collins said. “I had a close friend who was involved in FoundCare years ago, and as soon as I learned about their mission, I knew I had to be a part of their fine work,” Collins said.
Ms. Gowdy is known for her philanthropy and dedication to the community. She has been involved in FoundCare and this event for many years. “I am touched to be an honoree for this year’s event,” Gowdy said. “I’m very surprised! I’ve always wanted to make a difference in the world, and FoundCare is making a huge difference in our community. There’s nothing more important than health, and I’m blown away by what they’re doing.”
Sponsors include Call 4 Health, CBIZ, CIBC/Atlantic Trust, FAU Public Ethics Academy, Friends of FoundCare, Mr. and Mrs. Marc Goldberg, International Society of Palm Beach, Jewish Communal Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lubitz, Mil-Lake Medical Center, MDVIP, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Poppel, Louis and Enid Rogow, St. John Boutique, Sullivan Benefits and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Toll.