Young Friends of Peggy Adams Announces Inaugural ‘Party Animal’ Event This Fall to Kick Off Palm Beach Social Season



West Palm Beach, FL – On November 30, 2019, the Young Friends of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will host its inaugural “Party Animal” event at the newly redesigned Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. Guests are invited to dress in creative black tie for an unforgettable night of dinner, dancing and letting your spirit animal take flight to support the furry friends of Peggy Adams in need. Through Party Animal, the Young Friends of Peggy Adams seeks to bring together animal lovers of all ages and to raise funds and awareness of Peggy Adams and its mission to help care for cats and dogs in Palm Beach County.

James Berwind, Director, Life of Riley at Spring Point, is the Presenting Sponsor for Party Animal. 

Bruce Sutka of Sutka Visual Design is charged with the creative design for the décor and expected to bring the atmosphere to life with elements of white, neon and oversized animals. Creative cocktails and delectable bites will be catered by Starr Catering Group at the Norton.

“We are so excited about our first-ever Young Friends of Peggy Adams event and working  with the younger generation of philanthropists who are passionate about the welfare of animals,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams. “The goal of Party Animal is to raise funds that are critical to saving more than 5,000 dogs and cats this year.”

The mission of the Young Friends of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to create a strong network of the next generation’s community leaders and influencers who are passionate about animal welfare. The Young Friends of Peggy Adams have pledged to raise $25,000 towards the new Pet Adoption and Humane Education Center being built at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. The new building will double the number of adoptions, saving thousands of additional dogs, cats, puppies and kittens each year, while providing the premier humane education experience in Palm Beach County.  Work has already started on this project and plans are to open this new facility by Fall 2020.

Co-Chairs: Ned and Kelly Grace, Stacey Leuliette, Fritz and Judy Van der Grift

Party Animal Committee: Bettina Anderson, Joy and Damien Barr, Katie and Bill Benjamin, Turner Benoit, Georgina Bloomberg, Sally Bossert, Amy and Ryan Bridger, Margit and Blair Brandt, Cy Ryan, Lulu Carter, Christina Cernik, Kate and Nathan Coe, Kayla Collins, Sarah Cooke, Katie and Cody Crowell, Stephanie and William Eady, Nikki and Joe Floyd, Kelly and Ned Grace, Lilly and Sean Ferreira, Ashley and Rob Frisbie, Franny Frisbie, Rick Frisbie, Graham and Brent Gallagher, Meredith and Clay Gregory, Maggi Haigh, Colin Hickey, Meredith and Michael Katzenberg. Lauren LaHatte, Ivey and Bobby Leidy, Amanda Beckwith and Adam Lipson, Whitney Mcgurk, Kristina and Brad Mcpherson, Brittany Mundarin, Max Newland, Carling and Tom Pinckey, Kelly and Gary Pohrer, Cameron and Jeff Preston, Cy Ryan, Cassie and Joe Scheerer, Lauriston and Rich Segerson, Allison Skipper, Krystian Von Speidel, Chelsea and Robert Surtees, Jessica and Trent Swift, Matt Swift, Casey Taylor, Kristin and Diego Urrutia, Serena Woodward, Lauren Wynns.

Tickets: $275 for single; $500 for couple (before October 15)

For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit

About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity navigator, and is the first animal shelter in South Florida to become AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited. The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925 and each year saves the lives of more animals than any other shelter or rescue in Palm Beach County.

PRESS Contact:

Sarah Yansura Cooke, SYCPR | 561.315.6946

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