Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.

President’s Society Dinner


It will be an unforgettable night at the Presidents Society Dinner, a Nat King Cole Generation Hope event to raise funds for music education, on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at The Breakers Palm Beach as GRAMMY Award winning artist Chaka Khan takes the stage to Keep Music Alive!

Guests will enjoy a non-stop musical evening which begins with a cocktail reception with entertainment from U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts, a silent auction and a private exhibit of Nat King Cole memorabilia. The cocktail hour will be followed by an intimate dinner in the Circle Ballroom, a live auction and performances by emerging artists Haven Star and Sons of Mystro opening for GRAMMY Award-winner Chaka Khan!

Chaka Khan is one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy, the 10-time GRAMMY Award-winner is looking forward to the celebration. A songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist, Chaka Khan has influenced generations of recording artists. She has the rare ability to sing in seven music genres, including R&B, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music and classical. Affectionately known around the world as Chaka, she is revered by millions of fans as well as her peers for her timeless, classic and unmatched signature music style and ability. Currently the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced nominees for induction into the class of 2018 and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan are among nominees.

Always a highly anticipated component of the event, this year’s private exhibit “Nat King Cole in Black and White” will feature letters, photos and memorabilia focused on Cole’s experiences during the Civil Rights Era. Nat King Cole once said, “I like to think that I bring harmony to the world through my music.” People of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds filled sold out arenas and concert halls across the globe as well as in his home country of the United States. His presence was lauded and crowds in the thousands greeted him at airports in Japan, Cuba, Brazil and other countries. In America he was ‘royalty’, his voice and persona were considered a national treasure. Even so, there were those that could not or would not get past his being an African American, as shown by his reception at an Alabama concert and when purchasing his home in Los Angeles, California.

In showcasing Cole’s effect on the world and the times he was living in, Nat King Cole Generation Hope has assembled selections from a collection of Nat King Cole memorabilia, personal photos and correspondence from the Cole Family as well as replicas of items donated by Maria Cole to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. A few examples include copies of letters from dignitaries and celebrities; documents and press clippings highlighting racial injustice; and photos of the Cole Family during this period.

The President’s Society Dinner is generously supported by Mark Edward Partners, Florida Public Utilities and The Boca Raton Observer.

Mark Edward Partners


Florida Public Utilities
The Boca Raton Observer


Tickets are $500 per person or $5,000 per table.



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