Samuel Dratch Memorial Fund

A fundraising campaign for West Palm Beach Library Foundation

Sam Dratch was just 36 years old when he died on October 6, 2018.  He was a graduate of the Maret School in Washington, DC, Vassar College and the University of Michigan Law School.  He was a tenacious, dedicated proud Palm Beach County Public Defender, devoted to fighting for the rights of the underrepresented. 

Sam was also a voracious reader and lover of film.  He read widely – fiction and non-fiction - and enjoyed most film genres.  The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach was one of his favorite spots;  he visited almost daily, picking up or dropping off materials.  His mother, Patricia Eanet, was frequently with Sam in West Palm and noted that they stopped by the Library almost daily.  Sometimes they would sit and read or play games in the Teen Homework Help Center.  It was very clear that Sam felt right at home in the Mandel Public Library.  

To make a gift in memory of Sam Dratch click the Donate button to the right. 

Thank you for your support of the Library Sam loved. 


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About the Organization

West Palm Beach Library Foundation

Cherishing Today, Reaching Toward Tomorrow

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is independent from the City of West Palm Beach, was formed to support the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. The Foundation, free of any political influence, secures financial and in-kind donations to support and enhance programs, services, collections, and technology that the city’s reasonable operating budget cannot encompass.


Raise funds for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach to provide free quality programs, services and resources that enrich and strengthen our diverse community.


Create an inspired community where children excel and adults thrive.