Thanks for the Memories Joe!


Save the date for the Joe Gillie celebration Nov. 7 Delray Beach Center for the Arts will honor its outgoing president/CEO Joe Gillie, who retired at the end of September after 25 years of leadership, with a very special night of entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 7. Under Gillie’s tenure, Delray Beach Center for the Arts has evolved into one of the most celebrated arts centers inSouth Florida, winning numerous local, state and national awards for preservation, innovative arts programs, and for being a significant part of Delray Beach’s ongoing renaissance. Active on many different local and regional boards, and serving as a leader for numerous business, merchant and cultural/arts organizations, Gillie also is talented performer and artist. This special evening to thank and celebrate Gillie for his dedication and passion for the arts will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Cornell Museum of Art. At 8 p.m., Gillie will take the stage once again with his long-time cabaret partners Susan Hatfield Ivison and Kay Brady in the Crest Theatre in Call to the Heart: Keeping the Arts Alive. Special guests include Broadway star Avery Sommers and Delray Center for the Arts Artistic Director Matthew Farmer. At 9:30 p.m., guests will enjoy champagne and sweets in the Ocean Breeze Room. The event is co-chaired by Frances Bourque and Patty Jones, with honorary chair Mrs. Marty Walker and our 25th anniversary honorary chairs George Elmore and Debra Elmore. Tickets are $150 per person, which includes valet parking and reserved seating. To purchase tickets or to contribute to the Honoring Joe Gillie Fund, please go to or call 561-243-7922, ext. 1. All proceeds benefit Delray Beach Center for the Arts.