The Everglades Foundation is proud to announce that Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will headline its ForEverglades Annual Benefit on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at The Breakers in Palm Beach.
This year’s event will celebrate the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary. It is especially appropriate that Buffett will headline this year’s celebration, having been one of the Foundation’s supporters from the beginning with founders Paul Jones and the late George Barley.
Singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett has become a legend of popular culture as the composer of such classic songs as “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday” and “Cheeseburger In Paradise.” He has recorded over fifty albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. His sold-out concert tours are an annual rite of summer for his legions of fans, affectionately known as Parrotheads, many of whom are professionals by day and who dress in spectacular and outrageous tropical outfits and headwear when Jimmy comes to town.
Born in the Gulf Coast town of Pascagoula, Mississippi, he was raised in Mobile, Alabama. He is a fourth-generation sailor and fisherman, a pilot, a surfer, and a frequent traveler to remote and exotic places of the world.
“Jimmy Buffett is a longtime friend and tireless advocate for America’s Everglades. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the stage to help raise awareness for Everglades restoration,” said Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation Chief Executive Officer.
Other notable leadership of the benefit include: Honorary Benefit Chair Johnny Morris, Founder of Bass Pro Shops; 25th Anniversary Benefit Chairs Mary Barley; Lia and Tony Bohannon; Claudia and Carlos de la Cruz Jr.; Jamee and Marshall Field V; Regina and Mario Gabelli; Brooke and Ed Garden; Ellin Goetz; Fenia and Carl Hiaasen; Molly and Hunt James; Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones II; Elaine and Ken Langone; Kathy and Paul Leone; Michelle Henry and Garrison duP Lickle; Mary Macmillan Morse; Barbara and Jack Nicklaus; Ashley and Mike Ramos; Alita and Nathaniel Reed; Bill Davenport and Bruce Wiltsie.
Proceeds from the evening will support the science, education and advocacy of Everglades restoration.
To purchase tables and tickets online please visit www.forevergladespalmbeach.org; or call Debbie Fife or Katie Lesser, 212-245-6570, email: everglades (at) eventassociatesinc dot com.
The Everglades Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. Since its founding in 1993 by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts, the Foundation has become a respected and important advocate for the sustainability of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems.
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