WELLINGTON, FL (March 25, 2014) – Philanthropy was the topic of discussion at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties’ luncheon on March 21 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Guests at the intimate event enjoyed the view overlooking the show jumping arena while they shared stories about how the Community Foundation has helped them connect their philanthropy to local causes they care about. Brad Hurlburt, the nonprofit’s president and CEO, hosted a series of luncheons around Palm Beach and Martin counties this season designed to educate donors and supporters about the ways the organization identifies and addresses issues, and assists nonprofits in order to build stronger, healthier communities.
Rich Anderson, executive director and CEO of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, was the featured guest and spoke about the nonprofit’s work to provide services to more than 29,000 animals last year. The organization recently started an endowment fund at the Community Foundation to ensure that their mission can be sustained in the future.
Guests at the community luncheon included Community Foundation board member Anson Beard, Jr.; former board chair Eliot Snider and son, Paul Snider; Mark and Katherine Bellissimo; Helen Andrews; and Caroline Moran.
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ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has invested more than $100 million in grants and scholarships over its 40-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fundholders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education. For more information, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.