2022 Fern House Brunch

November 12, 2022 @ 9:00AM — 11:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Palm Beach Yacht Club: 800 N. Flagler Dr. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Get Directions

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2022 Fern House Brunch sponsored by the Palm Beach Yacht Club

Twenty twenty-two marks the final year of the “Foundations for the Future” Campaign, our five-year effort to raise $2,250,000 for construction of a new health-conscious cooking and dining facility shown below.

The two new buildings planned include a recreation room to promote residents’ wellbeing, study, and relaxation; smartly configured office space that will pave the way to success in our future expansion efforts; a 60-seat dining area and a fully equipped commercial kitchen designed with the nutritional needs of our clients at the forefront. In addition, we will utilize the new commercial kitchen for an ongoing life skills training program for residents arriving with no job skills.

Nearing the end of the campaign, we are thrilled to share that we are well within reach of the final goal. To date, the Foundations for the Future Campaign’s capital efforts have raised just over two million dollars. We are so close; we have instructed our construction team to pull permits and prepare to break ground this year. We sincerely hope that you will consider joining us November 12 to help close out this campaign and finish this desperately needed project.

Our Honored Guest of the morning is MLB Catcher Barry Lyons

Drafted by the Mets in 1982 and making his MLB debut in 1986 for the World Series winning New York Mets, Barry would spend several years playing 50+ games per year backing up Hall of Fame legend Gary Carter.

After 10 years in MLB, Barry left the field of play and created a new goal of bringing professional baseball back to his hometown of Biloxi, MS. After years of work and effort, the Biloxi Shucker's played their first home game on June 6, 2015. Barry continues his relationship with the team to this day acting as Team Ambassador.

Barry will share some stories from the ballpark in addition to his story of facing his demons in 2012. We promise you do not want to miss this! Tickets are limited to just 70 seats so don't hesitate, this event will sell out!


Naming opportunities for the Administrative Church Street Building and several other opportunities are listed below. Join our friends that have already made their commitment to this critical project known.


Administrative Church Street Building: $250,000

Clock Tower/Memorial Courtyard: $50,000

New Kitchen/Dining Building: GEORGE BENEDICT


Dining Room: In Loving Memory of James R. Robinson whose 30 years of effort made Fern House possible!


Executive Director's Suite: $25,000

Managerial Suite: JONATHAN BESDINE

Lobby/ Reception Area: $15,000

Vault: $5,000

Dining Room Tables: For only $5,000, you can join our partners The George F. Baker Trust, Kevin Choi, Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Joe Considine, Dr. Donna Marks, The Nemec Family and Skip Smith in sponsoring one of the remaining tables inside our new Dining Room.

Courtyard Benches: The courtyard area between our current Sanctuary Building and the new Administrative Church Street Building will become a central gathering point for decades to come. For only $2,500, you can join our partners Dr. Stephen Alexander, Jon & Marni Arenstein, Michael & Phyllis Gauger, Bill Paty, Barbara Pond, Matt & Tracy Stevens and Chuck Cordle in sponsoring one of the remaining benches that will create the new Clock Tower Memorial Courtyard.

Courtyard Bricks: Put your name on the foundation of the project with one of the paver stones surrounding the clock tower. Tell us what you want it to say and when we finish construction next year, come find your mark on our very foundation. Just $250 for a 4x8 or $500 for an 8x8 paver stone!

We are also accepting Corporate Sponsors for our 40th anniversary celebration.

The Fern House Sober Ball will be our first gala event in many years. We are planning this party for 2023 to celebrate 40 years of service to this community. Partnering with us on this party will provide you with multiple layers of promotion while also making this the biggest party of the year to not tip one back at.

Call Chuck Cordle at (561) 471-0430 to discuss available options and benefits.

$194,285 raised by 42 people


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