Published On: Mon, Jan 22nd, 2024

21st Annual Delray Beach Home Tour, Benefitting Achievement Centers for Children & Families, to Highlight Homes in Scenic Palm Trail Neighborhood

Top Row L to R: Kari Shipley, Linda Umbdenstock, Kimberly Trombly, Melinda Webster, Dina Schwartz, Kerry Filippone, Barbara Murphy. Bottom Row L to R: Sheila Demarco, Erin McLaughlan, Noreen Payne, Julia Corliss, Julie Peyton, Deborah Dowd

Delray Beach, FL – Several homeowners in Delray Beach’s beautiful intercoastal neighborhood will be opening their doors to visitors during the 21st Annual Delray Beach Home Tour benefiting Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF) on Tuesday, March 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Delray Beach Home Tour is a unique opportunity to see the elegant interiors of several waterfront homes in the Delray community. 

“Each year we choose a distinct Delray Beach neighborhood allowing homeowners to showcase different interior designs and architectural styles,” said cochair Noreen Payne. “The Home Tour will highlight a variety of homes that range from exquisite intracoastal homes and flourishing tropical gardens providing home decorating enthusiasts with a glimpse into the realm of distinctive Delray living.”

During the tour, which attracts visitors from throughout South Florida, guests can enjoy a leisurely day exploring unique residences, a gourmet catered luncheon, and trolley service between homes.

All Home Tour ticket sales and sponsorships benefit ACCF, which supports children and families throughout Delray Beach and the surrounding neighborhoods. At ACCF, children are involved in Early Learning (Toddler and Preschool), Out-of-School (After School and Summer Camp), and Teen Mentoring programs that prepare them for academic and social success and empower them to discover their talents. ACCF families are served through programs like Family Strengthening and Economic Stabilization, which benefit the community by helping families in crisis; enabling them to serve as the foundation of their child’s growth.

The Home Tour was first conceived by long-time ACCF board members and supporters Anne Bright and Barbara Murphy. Planning for the home tour, which draws more than 600 visitors annually, involves more than 100 dedicated volunteers. 

The 2024 Home Tour chairs are Deborah Dowd, Noreen Payne and Kari Shipley.

“We are grateful for the support of all our hardworking volunteers, the homeowners who are graciously allowing visitors into their homes, and, of course, our dedicated sponsors,” said Kari Shipley.

“Ongoing support from our community has allowed us to continuously serve our children & families, at a time when our assistance is crucial,” said ACCF Event Manager Julia Corliss. “We look forward to supporting under-resourced families through this year’s Home Tour, as the community’s needs continue to rise. It is our mission and privilege to make a significant impact in the lives of the children and families we serve, and we need your help in bringing success to this remarkable fundraising event for 2024.” 

Sponsors include:

A Little WyldAzureDelray Buick GMC, Lisa Wennick, Sklar FurnishingsOpal GrandDelray Dermatology LLCArchitectural Design StudiosCompassNorthern TrustMouw Associates Inc, Schwartz Family, Under the Sun, Zappitell Law Firm, Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, 4 Girls FoundationLang RealtyBaptist Health, Jennifer Kilapatrick, Stuart & Shelby DevelopmentMarion Fazio Insurance Agency IncJetsmithIsland Air ConditioningErin Paige Pitts Interiors, The Shipley Family, Stephanie Dodge, and Deborah Dowd. 

Early Bird tickets for the Delray Home Tour are $125 per person and are available online at  – Tickets will increase to $150 on February 1st.For more information, to purchase tickets, or become a sponsor, visit

At Achievement Centers for Children & Families children are involved in Early Learning (Toddler and Preschool), After School, Teen and Summer Camp programs that help prepare them for academic and social success and inspire them to discover their talents. Our families are served through our Family Strengthening and Economic Stabilization services which benefit the community by stabilizing families in crisis; supporting them to serve as the foundation of their child’s growth. Family strengthening services are embedded within our four core programs of Early Learning, After School, Teen and Summer Camp. ACCF serves hundreds local children and families each year from three locations in Delray Beach; Nancy K. Hurd Campus, Village Academy, and Pine Grove Elementary. For more information, call (561) 266-0003 or visit

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