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Community Foundation Announces New Board Chair and Four New Board Members

By: Jennifer Sullivan
Source: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Date: October 15, 2014
J.B. Murray is the new chairman of the board of directors for the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Sherry Barrat, Libby Marshall, Lisa Morgan and Chris Storkerson are new board members.
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Community Foundation Announces New Board Chair and Four New Board Members

Community Foundation, FAU Foundation and United Way of Palm Beach County Partner for Inaugural Wealth & Estate Planning Seminar

By: Jennifer Sullivan
Source: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Date: September 24, 2014
The Community Foundation, Florida Atlantic University Foundation and United Way of Palm Beach County have joined forces to introduce an exciting new program: the Palm Beach County Wealth & Estate Planning Seminar, to take place Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton. More than 200 wealth management professionals are expected to attend.

Community Foundation Appoints Two New Staff

By: Jennifer Sullivan
Source: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Date: August 20, 2014
The Community Foundation has appointed Renee Constantino as Vice President for Community Investment and Kati Erickson as Development Manager.
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Community Foundation Awards Over $3 Million in Grants to Nonprofits in Palm Beach and Martin Counties

By: Jennifer Sullivan
Source: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Date: July 31, 2014
“Building a sense of community” is one of the guiding principles of the grantmaking at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Foundation’s board of directors recently approved $3.1 million in grants to 38 nonprofit organizations in the two-county region. The funding priorities for this year’s competitive grants included affordable housing, arts and culture, the environment and hunger. Collectively, the Foundation will provide more than $7 million in grants and scholarship in its 2013-2014 fiscal year.
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83 Local Students Receive Scholarships from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

By: Jennifer Sullivan
Source: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Date: June 19, 2014
Summer is the season when many high school graduates are preparing to enter college. This year, 83 deserving students will be fulfilling their educational dreams thanks, in part, to the donors of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. These students are the recipients of more than $730,000 in scholarships awarded by the organization.
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More than $2.2 Million Raised in One Day During GREAT GIVE

By: Jennifer Sullivan
Source: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Date: June 4, 2014
More than $2.2 million was raised in a single day for 330 local nonprofits during the first-ever GREAT GIVE PBC and GREAT GIVE Martin. The 24-hour online fundraising event held on May 6 was hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, United Way of Palm Beach County, Martin County Community Foundation and United Way for Martin County. The official grand total was announced at the Community Foundation’s Founder’s Award luncheon at the Kravis Center.
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More than $2.2 Million Raised in One Day During GREAT GIVE

Community Foundation Celebrates Philanthropy at Inaugural Founder’s Award Luncheon

By: Jennifer Sullivan
Source: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Date: May 28, 2014
The Community Foundation will host its inaugural Founder’s Award Luncheon on Wednesday, June 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. The exciting program will include a brief history of the Foundation and the leadership role it has played connecting philanthropists to the community for over 40 years. Additionally, Marjorie S. Fisher and Julie Fisher Cummings will be honored with the Founder’s Award for the impact they have made to address children’s issues in Palm Beach and Martin counties. Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Winsome McIntosh, national philanthropist and founder of the Foundation in 1972, will provide a keynote address and present the first-ever award.
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Community Foundation Celebrates Philanthropy at Inaugural Founder’s Award Luncheon

One Week Countdown to the GREAT GIVE on May 6: 330 Nonprofits Participating, $450,000 Bonus Pool, Special Events & More!

By: Jennifer Sullivan
Source: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Date: April 29, 2014
To keep the day fast-paced and exciting, United Way of Palm Beach County is hosting several events and on-site promotions throughout Palm Beach County. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties will also be hosting a day full of events to celebrate the GREAT GIVE at their headquarters, the Center for Philanthropy at 700 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. The organization’s “Giving Lounge” will be open from 7:00 a.m. until midnight and will have computer stations to encourage donations. There will also be food trucks, activities and performances hosted by the nonprofits, a dance party and prizes throughout the day.
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Impact 100 Palm Beach County Awards $320,000 to Local Nonprofits

By: Jennifer Sullivan
Source: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Date: April 15, 2014
It was an evening of big impact on April 10 when 320 women gathered at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center to award $320,000 to five nonprofit groups in southern Palm Beach County. The event was Impact 100 Palm Beach County’s Grand Awards Celebration, and guests included women who had made a $1,000 donation to become an annual member. Those funds are pooled every year to make $100,000 grants to deserving charities in the categories of education, environment, arts and culture, family and health and wellness. Each of the finalist nonprofits had the opportunity to describe their project, their vision and what the high-impact grant would mean for their organization and the community. After the presentations, Impact members voted and the three with the most votes received a grant of $100,000 each.
Impact 100 Palm Beach County Awards $320,000 to Local Nonprofits

Community Foundation Honors Legacy Donors at Luncheon

By: Jennifer Sullivan
Source: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Date: April 8, 2014
The Community Foundation hosted a special luncheon for Legacy Society members at the Center for Philanthropy. The Legacy Society recognizes those donors who have included the Community Foundation in their planned and estate gifts. Through their thoughtful generosity, these donors have created a legacy to ensure the future vitality of our community.
Community Foundation Honors Legacy Donors at Luncheon

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