The Town of Palm Beach United Way hosted the 29th Annual Alexis de Tocqueville Society Dinner April 9 at Club Colette in honor of its major donors. The evening honored John and Jana Scarpa with the “Distinguished Citizen Award.” The award is the highest honor the Town of Palm Beach United Way bestows and recognizes unparalleled leadership in philanthropy.
Since 1990, the Distinguished Citizen Award has been given each year to an individual or individuals who embody the spirit of philanthropy. Their giving and volunteer service has demonstrated leadership and inspired others to serve the public good. Past honorees include Michele Kessler, Thomas Quick, Danielle Moore, Bud Tamarkin and Stanley Rumbough.
Mary Freitas and David Mack, chairmen of this year’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society, thanked members for their service and generosity. To date, the society’s 129 members have raised $3,360,923. In its 29-year history, the Alexis de Tocqueville Society has raised more than $68 million.
The dinner was graciously underwritten by IberiaBank.
About the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society
The Town of Palm Beach United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society members are individuals who contribute $10,000 or more annually.
Photos by Capehart Photography