Community Foundation Hosts Last Party of the Season with Founder’s Award

Don’t miss the last party of the season – the Founder’s Award Luncheon - hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The celebration of philanthropy will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion.

Lore and John Dodge will receive the Founder’s Award for their lives of community service and charity. Lore currently serves on the board of the Community Foundation and resides in Palm Beach, Palm City and New Hampshire.

Keynote speaker Rip Rapson is president, CEO, and trustee of The Kresge Foundation, a private, national foundation dedicated to expanding opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing. Rip will discuss the importance of community engagement, convening, and partnerships. Read more about Rip here.

The Community Foundation will share its new areas of focus based on a recent community needs study and recognize the Foundation’s 2017/2018 grant recipients. WPBF25’s own Felicia Rodriguez will host.

 “Rip is an international, sought-after keynote speaker and individual,” said Bradley Hurlburt, president and CEO. “He is a national leader and sets the standard in urban policy and collaborative, philanthropic leadership. We are honored to have him at the Founder’s Luncheon.” 

More than 500 are expected to attend the luncheon including board members, donors and fund holders, local nonprofit organizations, corporate sponsors and community leaders.

The Founder’s Award Luncheon’s founding sponsor is PNC Bank. Community sponsors include Bessemer Trust, Lore Dodge, Florida Weekly; Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation, The Ireland Funds, Michele and Howard Kessler, Palm Beach Illustrated; South Florida PBS; Templeton & Company and WLRN.

For tickets and more information on the 2018 Founder’s Award Luncheon, please visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org or call (561) 659-6800.

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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 provided nearly $139 million in grants and scholarships over its 45-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 grantmaker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.


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