The 4th Annual Proper Affair– April 18, 2012

Fashion, fun and flair highlighted the glamorous annual Proper Affair which raised a record $140,000.  For the fourth consecutive year, Boston Proper and the Achievement Centers for Children & Families joined together to host this one-of-a-kind charity event to raise money for the programs and services the Achievement Centers provide for over 700 low-income and at-risk children and 350 families in Delray Beach, FL.

Nearly 350 people gathered at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on April 18, 2012 for an evening that was truly an affair to remember.

Upon a warm welcome of rhythmic beats from the Center’s children playing African djembe drums, guests made their way down the red carpet and posed for a photo-op in front of a sponsor-clad media wall.  The resort’s Great Hall was transformed into an ultra-chic, hip space featuring elegant floral arrangements and dramatic lighting creating an upscale, lounge-like vibe.

The emcee for the evening, Dr. Lisa Dandeo, Fashion Management Program Coordinator at Lynn University, kept guests entertained by highlighting the various festivities as the event progressed.  After a few inspirational words from Boston Proper’s President, Sheryl Clark, the first set of performers from the Achievement Centers hit the stage with a heartwarming dance performance titled “Happy Feet.”

While mingling with friends and enjoying the delectable food options, attendees of the event supported the cause in style by indulging in an array of activities including a high-end raffle, fun in the photo booth and “get on the bus” — an interactive kiosk that allowed guests to purchase pieces of a new bus needed at the Center.

Auctioneer John Miller kept guest feverishly bidding on items in the extensive silent auction featuring a wide variety of items including a 7-Night Caribbean Vacation, diamond jewelry and one-of-a-kind experiences. One such experience was the highly sought after package from Boston Proper giving one lucky winner the opportunity to enjoy lunch, a $500 gift card and an afternoon of styling from top Boston Proper merchandisers Patty and Deana.

As guests made their way to the seats along the runway in anticipation of the highlight of the evening—The Boston Proper Runway Fashion Show — Nancy Hurd, CEO of the Achievement Centers, delivered a special message as well as the premiere of the Centers’ dynamic new video. In addition, a second group of students from the Achievement Centers gave an exciting performance titled I Believe, which presented event-goers a first-hand account of the cause they were supporting.

The event culminated with an electric runway show featuring some of Boston Proper’s hottest trends of the season..  To top off the models’ incredible looks, Eleven Spa in Delray Beach graciously donated their services to style hair and make-up. Fifteen volunteer models graced the runway presenting head-to-toe ensembles – including shoes, bags and accessories—that were generously donated by Boston Proper and auctioned to the highest bidder near the conclusion of the event.

2012 Proper Affair Sponsors 

Self-Assured VIP Sponsors

Sensuously Chic Sponsors

Sophisticatedly Stylish Sponsors


Distinctively Designer Sponsors

Dr. Peter Vapnek Chiropractic & Massage Center
Epsilon Targeting
Gator of Florida
Industrie B
Merlet, Inc.
Kyra Kreations, Inc.
Not Your Daughter’s Jeans
OK Generators
Premier Estate Properties, Kim Lekas & Judi Lukens
Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, PA
Carol Sorbaro
Stuart & Shelby Development
Vishal Enterprises, Inc. 
Special Thanks


Music & Entertainment Donated By

Hair & Make Up Donated By

AV & Production Donated By

Video Production Donated By

Media Partner

Community Supporter

Services and Support Donated By


Raffle Items Donated By

Grubb’s Emergency Services

Silent Auction Items Donated By

21 Drops

32 East

67 Wine & Spirits

6th Ave Cleaners


Backstreet Salon & Spa

Betty Lou Barry

Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga Delray

Bonni Diran

Bosch Power Tool Corporation

Boston Proper

Boynton Beach Postal & Gift Center


Brazelia Med Spa Gift Certificate

Brio Tuscan Grill

Broken Sound Club

Bruce Sprinsteen

Canine Camp

City Oyster

Crown Liquors

Cut 432

Dean, Isreal & Associates

Denise Jacocks

Designer Dental Group

Elite Island Resorts

Emery Street Inc for Karen Alexander

Executive Auto Detail & Pressure Cleaning

Exquisite Nails

Fins, Furs N Feathers

Fitness for Women of Boca Raton

Flagship Solutions Group

Fly Dry

Fox’s Car Wash

Gary Grubbs

George Keen

Get Fit Fast


Ginny Erwin

Green Head Lobster Company

Gulfstream Park

had at office

Harold’s Jewelers

Hutton Millier

In The Grove

Integrative Acupuncture

Jarden Consumer Solutions

Jewels in Time

Jo Neal

La Cigale

Lee’s Safety Razors

Lents Pilates


Linda Rosenheck

Luxe by Lisa Vogel

Niji Art

Ocean Gardens

Pet Supplies Plus

PGA Store

PGA Super Store


Private Jewelers

PRP Wine International, Inc.

QBS Designs Kim Coe

R.J. Graziano

Ritz Carlton Ft. Lauderdale

Sanda Gane

Sea World

Sky Salon


Spa Skin

Tara Photography, Inc.

The Dubliner

The Melting Pot

The Office

Tricia Krefetz with Click, Capture, Create Photography

Universal Studios

Verve Salon

Vic & Angelo’s

Village Square Home Interiors

Vizcaya Tennis

White House Black Market

Wine Cellars

Woodfield Country Club

Your Best Fit

Zihree Asian Restaurant


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