Join us for the 28th annual Ultimate Dinner Party, supported by our chairmen and CHS advocates, Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Gaye Engel.

February 24 & February 25

A Palm Beach residence

This experience is filled with more than food, drinks and entertainment – it’s filled with hope as we raise critical funds to support kids and families served by Children’s Home Society of Florida.

You’ll be welcomed by one of Palm Beach’s most celebrated hosts as you enjoy a very intimate cocktail and dinner party all in a private home on the veranda under the stars. Your evening’s menu will be curated and prepared by top chefs from the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. Thanks to our chefs donating their time and talent, your evening will be a gastronomic delight while at the same time helping create brighter futures for local children.

With the ‘ultimate’ in keeping of social distancing, your comfort and safety will ensure a most enjoyable evening. Please make your reservation now for one of the two dates offered as seating is very limited to only 20 guests per evening. Individual seating is available with a minimum $5,000 gift.

When you join us for the Ultimate Dinner Party, you become part of an incredible movement led by Children’s Home Society of Florida: to end the need for foster care as we know it. Together, we will help more children grow up in safe, strong families.

Funds raised through the Ultimate Dinner Party allow us to meet families at the crossroads of their struggles and successes to empower them to overcome challenges before they turn into crises. With your support, we deliver a “cradle to career” approach — meeting kids and families with the right solutions at the right time, no matter where they are in life.

For more than fifty years, CHS has been providing services to over 21,000 children and families in Palm Beach County annually. These services and solutions include prevention and intervention services, like adoption, mentoring, help for runaway, homeless and at risk youth and clinical services, among others.

To attend the Ultimate Dinner Party or make an underwriting gift, please click here.

  • Chairmen: Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Gaye Engel.
  • Honorary Chairwoman: Mrs. Patty Myura
  • Chef Co-Chairmen:  Cassandra Appleman and Chef Robbie Hammond, AAC
  • Ultimate Sommelier: Virginia Philip, Master Sommelier

For additional information about CHS, the Ultimate Dinner Party, or how your underwriting gift will change a child’s life, please contact Rachel Spillane at 561-568-7037 or



Jim and Gaye Engel

Patty Myura

Ari Rifkin, Hermé de Wyman Miro, and Veronica Atkins