The 12th Annual Policemen's Ball was held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at The Mar-a-Lago Club. John and Monika Preston served as honorary chairman and chairwoman for the night. James and Gaye Engel served as chairman and chairwoman. The Ball began with poolside cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and raised money for the Palm Beach Police Department.
After poolside cocktails, the festivities began with The Palm Beach Pipe & Drums, a presentation of the colors by the Palm Beach Police Honor Guard, the presentation of this year's Palm Tree Award Recipient to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., as well the Officer of the Year presentation sponsored by IberiaBank and exciting Live Auction.
The Palm Tree Award is the foundation's highest honor and is given in recognition of continued support of The Palm Beach Police Foundation and the Palm Beach community. The Palm Tree Award will be presented to Hon. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. this year. Previous recipients include Jeff Greene (2017), Leo and Kathryn Vecellio (2016), David S. Mack (2015), E. Llwyd Ecclestone (2014), Alexander W. Dreyfoos (2013), Howard and Michele Kessler (2012), Thomas C. Quick (2011), President Donald J. Trump (2010), William I. and Bridget Koch (2009), John J. Brogan (2008) and Leo N. Albert (2007).
The Palm Beach Police Foundation was established in 2006 to benefit both the sworn officers and civilian employees of the Palm Beach Police Department. The foundation board, comprised of civic leaders, town residents, members of the business and professional community, proudly provides financial support to our men and women in blue. Funds raised from the ball go directly to The Palm Beach Police Foundation. In addition to funding police programs, the Foundation provides scholarships and grants for education to qualified police department family members; new equipment for the department, and assistance to officers in need and in times of distress. In addition, the foundation provides funding to various civic, residential and business programs. The Policemen's Ball will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at The Mar-a-Lago Club.
Contact Lisa H. Loomis, Administrator at 561-820-8118 or LisaLoomis@pbpf.us or visit us at www.pbpf.us/donate to make a donation to support The Palm Beach Police Foundation.