A Lifetime of Commitment Celebrating Bob Wright


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Longtime friends and supporters came out in force to honor Bob Wright, who was being recognized for his Lifetime of Commitment of helping people with Autism on April 2, 2023 by The Center for Discovery. 


Sunday, April 2, 2023

The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL

Devoted fans and friends helped to make the celebration an evening to remember and included co-chairs Laura and Harry Slatkin, and Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger and Tommy Hilfiger. Champion level sponsors included Ellen and Jack Alemany, Michele and Howard Kessler, The Suzanne Wright Foundation, Susan and Bob Wright, Katie Wright and Andreas Hildebrand and Marilyn and Jim Simons. Event sponsors were Tiffany & Co., and Tammy Fender, pioneer and natural skin care guru, who provided product for the gift bags.

The Lifetime of Commitment committee included Catherine Adler, Paula Butler, Gail Coniglio, Liz Feld, Susan Furman and Bob Holuba, Julie Geier, Michele and Howard Kessler, Dorothy and Sidney Kohl, Robert Nederlander, Gail and Bob O’Leary, Jill and David Robbins, Mary Robosson, Alison and Dan Singer, Susan and Dom Telesco, Katie Wright and Andreas Hildebrand, Susan Keenan Wright.

Bob Wright, the former Chairman and CEO of NBC Universal; Vice Chair of GE; President and CEO of The Palm Beach Civic Association for 13 years, co-founded Autism Speaks in 2005 with his late wife, Suzanne Wright.

Wright was presented his Lifetime of Commitment Award on World Autism Awareness Day by Patrick H. Dollard, CEO of The Center for Discovery.

The cocktail reception and dinner, took place at The Colony Hotel, in Palm Beach, FL.