BOCA RATON, FL (November 25, 2013) – More than 50 guests gathered at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Nov. 19 for a luncheon and discussion with Brad Hurlburt, the new president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Foundation is hosting a series of luncheons around Palm Beach and Martin counties this season designed to educate donors and supporters about the ways the Community Foundation assists causes and organizations in order to build stronger, healthier communities.
Guests at the luncheon shared stories about how the Community Foundation has impacted their personal lives. Tandy Robinson
, co-founder and board member of Impact 100 Palm Beach County
discussed the role the Community Foundation has played in the women’s giving circle. The group was founded in 2011on a national model that every member gives $1,000 annually, their contributions are pooled, and one nonprofit is selected by majority vote to receive a $100,000 grant. The group’s goal is to support new, innovative activities that impact the community. Last year, Impact 100 awarded two $100,000 grants to Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida and The Women of Tomorrow. The Community Foundation manages the group’s funds and provides grant making support.
Guests in attendance included Community Foundation board chair Deborah Pucillo; board members Larry J. Miller and Lisa Mulhall; Cindy Krebsbach; Katherine and David Dickenson; Lisa Morgan; James Ballerano; Susan Diener; and Peg Greenspon.
Upcoming luncheons will take place in Wellington and Jupiter. For more information, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: As one of Florida’s largest community foundations, the Community Foundation works for Palm Beach and Martin Counties in multiple ways, playing multiple roles. For donors, the Foundation offers an effective way to manage giving by providing expert philanthropic advice rooted in a deep knowledge of our community and an array of philanthropic vehicles and services. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader and awards grants to the region’s nonprofits to help meet community needs, fulfill donors’ philanthropic wishes and strengthen the nonprofit sector. Using local knowledge, networks, influence and creativity, the Foundation brings people together to improve the community’s quality of life now and in the future. Founded in 1972, the Foundation has total assets of more than $140 million and has awarded over $100 million in grants and scholarships in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. For more information, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.