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Kravis Center Honors its Board of Directors, Life Trustees and Standing Committee Members

(West Palm Beach, Fla.)  The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts honored its Board of Directors, Life Trustees and Standing Committee members at a luncheon on April 27. Over 90 people gathered at the Kravis Center’s Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion to celebrate highlights of the season and have a look toward next year.

During the luncheon, a video recap of the season played on screens around the room. In addition, guests were treated to a sneak peek video of the upcoming 2023-2024 Kravis On Broadway video.

Diane Quinn, Kravis Center CEO, welcomed guests and acknowledged luncheon sponsors Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who have generously underwritten the event for the past 15 years. Ms. Quinn also gave special thanks to Board Chair Sherry Barrat for her leadership, commitment and service.

“Today is all about recognizing and paying tribute to a special group of people,” said Ms. Quinn. “As this anniversary season winds down, we want to thank you for your commitment to the Kravis Center and for helping us celebrate 30 years of artistic excellence, superior educational programming and outstanding community engagement.  You are steadfast in your commitment to this amazing organization, and we thank you for sharing your time, talent, and support with us.”

Ms. Quinn then welcomed Ms. Barrat to the podium.

“The 30th Anniversary Season has given us the opportunity to honor and celebrate the past three decades, and the pivotal role the Kravis Center continues to play in this community,” said Ms. Barrat. “As we look towards the next chapter of the Kravis Center, we are honored to receive ongoing support from our community. You will be happy to know our fundraising remains incredibly strong with the Annual Campaign goal already met. In addition, our annual Gala raised an all-time high. And finally, I would like to point out in this fiscal year, 28 new Founder members have been secured. My sincere thanks for your commitment to the Kravis Center.”

Ms. Quinn then introduced Laurie Silvers, Life Trustee of the Kravis Center.

“Education is at the heart of the Kravis Center’s commitment to Palm Beach County,” said Ms. Silvers. “It is the most important investment we can make in our community today.  It is inspiring, engaging and most importantly, transformational. This is truly important work, and I am proud to support the Kravis Center’s wonderful programs.”

Ms. Silvers then provided a summary of the Kravis Center’s educational programming this past year. The S*T*A*R Series was back on campus and the Kravis Center restored its Disney Musicals in Schools Program, which provides professional development for new teacher teams at Title I elementary schools. In addition, the Kravis Center relaunched the Patricia and Alan Lebow Award for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance with student participants from area Title I high schools. Finally, it was another great year for the De George Academy for the Performing Arts.