Sep 19, 2014

Slim-Fast Founder & Philanthropist S. Daniel Abraham to Kick Off B&P Industry Icon Series Sept. 29

Amid premium networking, business leaders and professionals from throughout the area will have the opportunity to hear S. Daniel Abraham, Founder and former Chairman of Slim-Fast. With the U.S. weight loss industry now exceeding $20 billion and nearly a third of the population on diets, Abraham’s will share valuable industry insights – as he also shares his extensive philanthropic journey. Abraham will kick off the 2014-15 Industry Icon Series for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Business & Professional Division (B&P) on Monday evening, September 29, 2014.

Well over 100 local professionals attended each of the past two seasons’ widely acclaimed Industry Icon events. Once again, they’ll be gathering in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres (dietary laws observed) and networking will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the program will begin promptly at 6:30.

The couvert for the evening, which is chaired by Becky Lightman and Ken Lebersfeld, is $36. Registration is available online at For more information, contact Sonni Simon at or 561.852.3128.

A leading American entrepreneur and pioneer in both the pharmaceutical and diet food business, S. Daniel Abraham is the creator of Slim-Fast foods, the most successful diet product in history. A well-known philanthropist, his gift to the Mayo Clinic served to create the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center. Abraham is also the founder of the Center for Middle East Peace in Washington, DC, and a lifelong supporter of Jewish organizations including Birthright Israel, Tel Aviv University, Ben Gurion University and the Jewish Federation.

“We’re extremely proud to have S. Daniel Abraham speak at our Industry Icon Series and are very excited for the opportunity to learn from such a pivotal leader,” said Eric Lebersfeld, B&P Division Co-chair. “His industry insights, entrepreneurship and life stories will be of high interest and great value to all attendees across B&P members' broad range of industries and professions. This Icon Event continues to exemplify the premier quality of networking and speakers in the B&P Division’s third season.”

“In just two years, B&P has become the place to be for premium learning and networking with business people, professionals and entrepreneurs from Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach,” added Co-chair Kathy Green. “We’re making meaningful professional and personal connections through high-level networking, programs with experts, and philanthropic activities - that are truly good for business as well as our community. The 2014-15 Industry Icon series will continue on November 12, February 19 and April 16.”

Bibby Financial Services is the generous sponsor of the B&P Division. The Boca Raton Observer is the exclusive B&P Industry Icon Event magazine sponsor. Connected Benefits is the generous sponsor of this Icon Event, and Commercial Printers is the Federation’s in-kind printing sponsor.