Where Were You Last Week?

Sharon DiPietro, Matthew and Yamile Linderman, Shelly Adler, Arlene Herson and Arthur Adler

Charlotte Beasley, Patricia Thomas, Robert Weinroth, Christine Lynn and Edith Stein

Saturday evening was the OPAL Awards.  Outstanding People And Leaders is an annual Red-carpet Gala held every year for the past 22 years by the Rotary Club Boca Raton, honoring citizens from Boca Raton who have demonstrated an on-going commitment to serve our city through philanthropic, professional leadership, education, civil, community and medical service endeavors. This Gala has grown to become the signature event for Boca Raton’s philanthropic community and the RCBR.

The program included a list of past award winners which was truly a “who’s who” of the most impressive and warm-hearted individuals our community has to offer. These individuals are the reason why Boca Raton is such a remarkable place to live, work and raise a family. Over the years OPAL has raised over $2 million and empowered over 350 high-achieving, disadvantaged local students with financial assistance through our scholarship program.

This year’s honorees included:

Ron Rubin, Kim Champion, Sue Heller, Arlene Herson, Marc and Marilyn Swillinger with Pamela Weinroth

Lifetime Legacy Honoree:  Bobby Campbell

2020 OPAL Award Honorees:

• Toby and Leon Cooperman

• Doris and Neil Gillman

• Jerry Kramer

•  Laura Waldorf Reiss

Rotary Club of Boca Raton Rotarian Honorees:

• Sue and Yaacov Heller

Introductions by:

• Ron Gallatin,

Jan Savarick, Jerry Kramer and Neil Saffer