Annual Mayor’s Ball Returns This Month

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Staff report

The Palm Beach County’s Mayor’s Ball is back this month.

The event is in its fourth year and it raises money for the Homeless Coalition, which provides funding to organizations that help the homeless population.

Local lobbyist Neil Schiller is one of the main organizers of the event and he said he hopes the event raises more in between $350,000 and $400,000. He said last year, the event brought in about $300,000 and he wants to top that amount.

This year the theme is a masquerade and it will take place on April 1 at the Palm Beach Convention Center. He said they are expecting at least 600 guests at the ball.

“It’s the one place where everybody gets together and just has fun,” he said of the politicians, business owners and residents who attend the annual gala.

The event began after Priscilla Taylor attended a similar event in Broward County. She picked the charity the event would benefit and every year the same charity has been selected.

When he isn’t help plan the event, he was splitting his time between his West Palm Beach office where is a partner at Arnstein and Lehr and lobbying for his clients in Tallahassee since it is session.

He said his coverage area spans from Boca up to Jupiter. His clients include the Baltimore Orioles, Oracle Computers, GL Homes, Toll Brothers, All Aboard Florida, Westway Towing, Mizner Country Club and Yellow Cab.

“It’s a new challenge every day,” he said. “I am known for doing difficult projects that no none else wants to do.”

For more information on the Mayor’s Ball, https://www.homelesscoalitionpbc.org/event/detail/pid/65/id/29/instance/20170225#.WMG2LBiZN7M