The 2016 Boca West Foundation’s Concert for the Children presents the “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin and the Symphony of the Americas 100% of Tickets Sold by Local Charities to be Donated Back

The Boca West Foundation has announced that the “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin will be the headliner of their annual Concert for the Children. In a letter to benefiting charities the Foundation wrote that “... we are thrilled to be welcoming this great talent and anticipate this will be one of the most popular concerts in the Foundation’s history”. 

Ellen Vahab, the Executive Director of the Youth Activity Center, said “Being selected as a charity of choice by the Boca West Foundation is truly an honor. We deeply appreciate all that the Foundation does to support the children in our care and the dollars generated by us through direct sale make a significant impact on our ability to succeed in our mission”.

The Symphony of the Americas will join Ms. Franklin at 9:00 P.M. when she will perform some of her greatest hits and a loving tribute to the late Natalie Cole.

 Opening the program will be the Atlantic City Boys who will launch the evening at 8:00 P.M.

Tickets are $175.00 and include a parking pass. Food and beverage is available for purchase on-site and credit cards are accepted. To learn more, or to buy your tickets in support of YAC, go to or contact Ellen Vahab at 561-305-0074

Who: Aretha Franklin, the Atlantic City Boys and the Symphony of the Americas 
What: Boca West Foundation 2016 Concert for the Children
When: Tuesday, April 5, 2015 - 6:00 P.M doors – 8:00 P.M. concert 
Where: Boca West County Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton, Florida 33434

About the Youth Activity Center:

The Youth Activity Center, YAC, is a registered nonprofit whose mission is to provide an enriching, affordable after-school program promoting academic achievement, physical fitness and life skills in a nurturing resource-filled environment for children enrolled in K- 5th grade in Palm Beach County. To learn more log onto

About the Boca West Foundation:

The Boca West Community Charitable Foundation was initiated in November of 2010. It came about as a desire by the thousands of members of the Boca West Country Club to give back in some way to the Boca Raton and surrounding community. An independent Board was established; separate from the country club Board for accounting and legal reasons. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $3.2 million dollars for specific programs for 19 area charities. The Mission of the Boca West Foundation is to identify and fund projects that assist at-risk children, and their families, in the Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County areas.
For more info: or email: