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Food for Thought

Saturday, November 2, 2024

The Beach Club, Palm Beach

Melissa Sullivan


The West Palm Beach Library Foundation is thrilled to announce that Melissa Sullivan will once again chair the Foundation’s premier fundraising event, Food for Thought, to be held on November 2, 2024. Anticipating a record number of guests at the 2024 Food for Thought dinner, the Library Foundation will host the event at The Beach Club in Palm Beach.

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Brad Meltzer

Special Guest Speaker

Bestselling Author & “American Historian”

Named one of "Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors," Brad is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lightning Rod and twelve other bestselling thrillers. He also writes non-fiction books and a kids book series, which inspired the Emmy-nominated TV show on PBS KIDS, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.
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Joseph and Max McNamara 

Underwriting Special Guest Speaker

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New Location!

The Beach Club, Palm Beach

Food for Thought Committee Members

Melissa Sullivan, Chair

Dianne Bernstein

The Honorable Ann W. Brown

Margaret Moraskie

Beverly Myers

Diane Myers

Adrienne Raptis

Julie Rudolph

Confirmed Table Hosts... more to come!

Platinum Benefactor


Melissa Sullivan

Grand Benefactor


The Honorable Ann W. Brown

Abe and Dianne Bernstein

Joseph and Max McNamara



Individual Sponsors:

Beverly Myers

Corporate Sponsors:

Honorary Co-Chair




Individual Sponsors:

Edith Hall Friedheim



Head Librarian


Drs. John and Daisy Merey


$850 - Individual Ticket

Dean Dimke (two tickets)

Philip Farmer (two tickets)

Nancy Leizman (two tickets)

Phil Robinson (two tickets)

Anne Ilynsky (one ticket)

Media Sponsor

Make an impact on your community with your donation!

To get tickets or to sponsor the 2024 Food for Thought event, call at 561-868-7717.

About West Palm Beach Library Foundation

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2000 to support the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. It holds activities and events to financially sustain the library’s free programs, services and resources for children, teens and adults that enrich the diverse community. For more information or to donate to the foundation, please visit

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