Community Foundation News

Community Foundation Wins mARTies Award and Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation Award

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties received the 2016 Philanthropy in the Arts mARTies award from the Arts Council of Martin County as well as Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation for National Philanthropy Day.

The mARTies was created to shine a light on the most creative people in the Martin County community and to nurture the talent our young artists are developing. From the early days in 2003, the event has evolved into a beautiful tribute to the arts community.

The Community Foundation also received the National Philanthropy Day award for Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Palm Beach County.

Other honorees include: Outstanding Philanthropist Award, Alex Dreyfoos, philanthropist; Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award, Jay Zeager, local radio DJ;  Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Award, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens; Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award, Diane Berger, Senior Development Director of the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts.

The National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon is November 18th at 11:30 a.m. at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.

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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 more than $128 million in grants and scholarships over its 44-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 fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.

City's racial and ethnic equality task force members revealed

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James revealed the names of those who will be a part of the city's new Racial and Ethnic Equality Task Force. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is humbled and honored CEO Brad Hurlburt and Board Chair Julie Fisher Cummings have been named task force members.