Coastal Residents Open Doors and Hearts for 2013 Home Tour


The 2013 Delray Beach Home Tour, presented by The Seagate Hotel and Spa, will be held Thursday, March 14th from 10 am to 4 pm along Delray Beach’s coastal area, between George Bush Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue. Homeowners open their doors and hearts to give guests a rare glimpse into a variety of design and architectural styles. Attendees are granted exclusive access to explore decorating trends and discover new design solutions that inspire Delray Beach’s unique living. Admission is $100 per person and includes a leisurely tour through distinctive coastal residences, complimentary parking, trolley service between homes and a catered luncheon cosponsored by DeliverLean and Lehmann Realty Team. Proceeds benefit the Achievement Centers for Children & Families, a non-profit agency offering comprehensive services to those in the community facing the effects of poverty. The event also features an extensive raffle that includes travel packages, fine jewelry, luxury goods and spa services. “This has become a signature event for the Achievement Centers,” declares Kari Shipley, Chairperson for the event who is also a Board member and longtime supporter of the Achievement Centers. “Through the partnership of gracious homeowners, an amazing committee, generous sponsors, hundreds of volunteers and guests who attend the event, the funds raised make a substantial contribution to changing the lives of those in need.” Joining the ranks of top supporters are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Eaton and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, a Bank of America Corporation, who have generously sponsored the 2013 event in memory of George Howard “Jake” Jacobus, a longtime benefactor of the Achievement Centers. “We have known Jake for over 30 years and know of his great fondness of the Achievement Centers and the Delray Beach Home Tour,” says Mr. Larry Eaton, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. “Honoring Jake and his legacy is truly important to us. He spent his life helping others help themselves.” Now in its 12th year, the Home Tour is made possible by dozens of community partners and supporters, a dedicated committee and enthusiastic volunteers. Since its inception, this signature fundraiser has collected almost $700,000 to benefit the lives of thousands of low-income children and families over the years. For more information, visit or call Emma-Jane Ramsey at (561) 266-0003 ext. 16. The presenting sponsor, The Seagate Hotel & Spa, is joined by Mr. & Mrs. Larry Eaton, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, a Bank of America Corporation, DeliverLean and OnJuice, Craig D. Earnhart PA at Earnhart Law, Lang Realty, Lehmann Realty Team, Northern Trust, Northwestern Mutual – The Ruhl Financial Group, PNC Wealth Management, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA, Seaside Builders, Stuart & Shelby Development, Ciro Gomez, Inc. – Certified General Contractors, Dada, Mrs. Phyllis H. Carey, The Colony Hotel & Cabana Club, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Finn, Mr. & Mrs. Michael FitzSimons, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Murphy, Jr. and Patricia H. Whitehouse & Sean O’Shea. ABOUT THE ACHIEVEMENT CENTERS: Achievement Centers for Children & Families is a local non-profit organization that provides a safe nurturing environment for children who need them the most, particularly those at the highest risk for poverty, abuse, abandonment or neglect. The Center’s mission is to meet the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of low-income children while helping families break the cycle of poverty. Their award winning services and nationally accredited programs serve 750 children and 350 adults. Services include quality toddler, preschool, after school, teen and family programs. For more information visit