Lisbeth Cauff, Director of the Jewish Women's Foundation, contacted Music for Every Occasion to inquire if we could assist with this prestigious event. Lis wanted music that would create an upbeat atmosphere. I asked her what the size of the room would be and approximately how many guests would be there (because these factors would affect the choice of ensemble.) The honoree had also mentioned that he preferred jazz. Since the event was scheduled to be held in a room with a grand piano, Lis decided to have a jazz pianist.
Featured on a cover of Partner Magazine, Tom’s articles and columns have appeared in numerous regional and national publications. He also co-authored the book, Getting to the Heart of the Matter, a Revolution in Estate Planning. Additionally, Tom is a nationally sought speaker and guest lecturer on a variety of business and financial issues.
Tom is a member of the Forum 400, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, a founding member of The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy, and a past life member of the prestigious Million Dollar Roundtable “Top of the Table.” He is Immediate Past President of the Lincoln Financial - Premier Partner Advisory Council, an organization representing over 8,500 financial advisors nationally. Listed as a member in the National Registrars’ Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, Tom was also named an “Up and Comer” by Price Waterhouse and South Florida Magazine.
Long instrumental to the local Jewish community and its future, Tom is a past chair of the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation, and received the 2007 United Jewish Communities Leadership Endowment Achievement Award. He currently serves on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Executive Committee. Among his many other local activities, Tom is a past president of the Adolph and Rose Levis JCC, and currently serves as South Palm Beach County Chair for Israel Bonds as well as on the regional board of ADL. He is a past recipient of the Jewish National Funds’ prestigious “Shalom” Award.
Among his additional community activities, Tom serves as Co-chair of the Professional Advisory Organization for the Scripps Research Institute of Florida and on the Professional Advisory Board of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
Tom received his BS from Boston University and MBA from University of Pittsburgh. A Pittsburgh native living in Florida for over 30 years, he resides in Delray Beach with his wife and two daughters."
The Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception was held in a spacious room inside the Addison Reserve Clubhouse. As Kiki played light jazz music, guests greeted each other and enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Throughout the evening, several guests approached Kiki to compliment him on his playing. The smooth sounds of jazz piano helped create a sophisticated atmosphere.