Center for Philanthropy Officially Named

West Palm Beach, FL (September 23, 2013) – Although the Community Foundation’s beautiful building has been in the heart of West Palm Beach for 13 years, the building was officially named as the Center for Philanthropy on September 18th.  The naming was celebrated with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

The name, Center for Philanthropy, reinforces the collective commitment of the Foundation and their tenants to inspire, encourage and demonstrate passionate philanthropy. Built in 2000, the 33,000 square foot building is the Foundation’s headquarters and a space where visitors gather, network and collaborate to address community needs and promote an improved quality of life through the power of charitable giving.  The building houses seven tenants, all nonprofit organizations, and recently welcomed its newest tenant, the Palm Healthcare Foundation.  The other tenants include Cystic Fibrosis, CredAbility, Partners International Women, R. Cathleen Cox McFarlane Charitable Foundation, Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Knights Hospitallers.  

“The Community Foundation has always envisioned the building as a ‘philanthropy on the hill’ concept. It was only fitting to officially name it the Center for Philanthropy as we welcomed Palm Healthcare to the building,” comments Brad Hurlburt, President of the Community Foundation. “We are proud that the Center for Philanthropy brings people together who share the same goal of improving the quality of life in our communities.”   

“Palm Healthcare Foundation believes in solving healthcare issues through community-wide collaboration.  As such, we are elated to join our new non-profit neighbors at the Center for Philanthropy, resulting in reduced costs and a greater opportunity for collaboration,” stated Andrea Bradley, President and CEO of Palm Healthcare Foundation.  

In addition to office space for nonprofit organizations, the building has community rooms and conference space available to nonprofit organizations for special events or educational and charitable activities.  The rooms have audio/visual equipment, teleconferencing, internet access and a catering kitchen to host a meeting or event.  Last year, 100 events were hosted by local nonprofit organizations at the Center for Philanthropy.  For more information on the community rooms or leasing opportunities, please visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.

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About the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
As one of Florida’s largest community foundations, the Community Foundation works for Palm Beach and Martin Counties in multiple ways, playing multiple roles.  The Foundation offers donors an effective way to manage giving by providing philanthropic advice, community knowledge and charitable 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. Founded in 1972, the Foundation has total assets of more than $151 million and has awarded over $100 million in grants and scholarships in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  

About Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
Founded in 2001, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is known for solving critical healthcare issues through creative community-wide collaboration. The foundation’s “Healthier Together” initiative strives to improve the quality of life in targeted neighborhoods.  The foundation is committed to finding ways for inspired giving and thoughtful funding to generate lasting change. It has invested more than $50 million to support 130 organizations. For more information about Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc., please visit www.palmhealthcare.org or call (561) 833-6333.

Contact:          
Tina Snider, Director of Marketing & Communications
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
tsnider@cfpbmc.org; (561) 340-4510


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