Fundraising West Palm Beach FL

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Michael Pilato
Quantum Financial Advisors, Inc.
(561) 350-1632
2407 Quantum Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MBA

Dale Walters
Keats, Connelly and Associates, LLC
(561) 569-7401
1880 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 302
Boynton Beach, FL
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, College/Education Planning, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Penny Marlin
Marlin Financial
(561) 381-0867
13129 Aliso Beach Drive
Delray Beach, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MA

Ms. Louise B. Goldberg, CFP®
(561) 615-8585
2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd Ste 450
West Palm Beach, FL
Firm
H Beck
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. Steve A. Goindoo, CFP®
(561) 686-1110
420 Columbia Drive, Suite 110
West Palm Beach , FL
Firm
Divine, Blalock, Martin & Sell

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Robert Keats
Keats, Connelly and Associates, LLC
(561) 569-7401
1880 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 302
Boynton Beach, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Financial Issues Between Generations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MSFS

Patrick Horan
Horan Capital Management, LLC
(561) 350-1410
6111 Via Venetia N
Delray Beach, FL
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc

Mr. Donald C. Jacobs, CFP®
(561) 207-3155
560 Village Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
Firm
Prudential Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Social Security Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. David M. Allen, CFP®
(954) 415-1392
580 Village Blvd ste 160
West Palm Beach , FL
Firm
VALIC
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Medical/Dental Professionals

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Mr. Dennis S. Gelfand, CFP®
(561) 686-2252
380 Columbia Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL
Firm
Hough, Gelfand & Assoc., P.A.
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, General Financial Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation

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Fundraising ideas

Looking for clever fundraising ideas? Here's one: The Smithtown Historical Society offers a fun spin on popular casino nights. The event's co-chair offers the secrets of the party's success.

For the past five years, on the first Saturday night in March, residents of Smithtown, New York, have enjoyed a dress-up night of "gambling" at the Society's "Naughty Night Out," a Roaring Twenties-themed fundraiser.

Naughty Night Out

"We came up with that idea because we wanted something a bit different than the usual Las Vegas and Monte Carlo nights," says 2006 event co-chair, Deanna Varricchio, Smithtown's receiver of taxes.

Each year, the event draws about 125 attendees and nets between $6,000 and $8,000, says Varricchio. The venue for the 2006 event was the Hyatt Regency Wind Watch, in Hauppauge.

Accent on Fun

One reason for the event's success, she says, is the contrast between the sedate nature of the Society's mission--to preserve the historical heritage of the Township and of Long Island--and the raucous, fun-filled frivolity of the evening's activities.

One of the biggest attractions was "In and Out of Jail," which involved "imprisoning" prominent members of the community in a "jail" built by a talented local contractor. (See photo above). "People could pay $5 to bail the prisoner out, or $5 to keep him or her in jail for a while longer." It's easy to figure out what most people chose to pay for, she jokes.

Gambling, of course, was the major money-maker of the evening. Classic Casino Productions, of Wantagh, which has run the event's casino operations from the beginning, provided card tables and a range of casino equipment, including a real slot machine donated by the company and auctioned off at the end of the evening.

For the $125 cost of admission, each attendee got $200 worth of play money, says Varricchio. Soon thereafter, people could buy $500 more play money for $20. And later in the evening, the same $20 bought $1,000 in play money.

"Bootleg beverages" were offered throughout the evening and the pacing of the food service was carefully planned, Varricchio notes. Guests arrived to hors d'oeuvres being passed, and platters of cheese, nuts, and fruit placed at stations around the room. At 9 p.m., a hot buffet was served. Seating was intentionally limited and tables were small. "The whole idea was to keep people gambling," she explains.

Naughty Night Out also featured a Chinese auction and a number of door prizes. "This event has become familiar to local merchants, who have been very generous in their support," she says, referring to the range of gift certificates, merchandise, and services donated to the organization--including a dinner cruise on one supporter's private yacht.

Costumes more popular each year

One trend Varricchio says she's noticed is that every year, more people arrive in full '20s regalia. "At first, the only people in costumes were those running the event," she recalls. "This year, about 75% of the women were in c...

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