4th Annual Girls, Pearls, Hats & Heels Raises $60k for the Library


The Delray Beach Public Library’s 4th annual Girls, Pearls, Hats & Heels (GPHH) fundraiser last month at the Seagate Country Club raised a net total of $60,000 to benefit the downtown library and the Bethesda Hospital Foundation. The fun-filled, two-day event with a VIP Preview Night Party and auction and an afternoon of shopping for the latest fashions in shoes and accessories, took place in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. More than 475 men and women came out to support the Delray Library and to shop from the heart! Active community leader Nilsa McKinney chaired this successful event, with Karen Rogers, a community leader and breast cancer survivor, as honorary chairperson and Nicole Pasqual as the VIP Preview Night chair. Proceeds from the event benefited the library’s Foothold on the Future Children’s Department expansion and the Bethesda Hospital Foundation. Due to the generosity of the GPHH sponsors, as well as sold-out-crowds, the co-chairs announced the library raised an unprecedented $60,000 at this greatly anticipated two-day event. Volunteer auctioneer Frank McKinney helped the bottom line by raising $15,000 for the library and several generous audience members at the auction purchased four Krayon Kiosks for the newly expanded Children’s Department.