Leadership Palm Beach County Endowment Fund (est. 2018)

Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) is pleased to announce a $25,000 donation from Don & Sally Chester. This donation is matched by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, totaling $50,000.  This permanent endowment fund, housed at the Community Foundation, will support scholarships for high school juniors graduating from the organization’s Leadership Grow program pursuing a career in the healthcare industry.

The primary use of the initial earnings will be to expand scholarship distribution with emphasis on Grow graduates going to college. LPBC will use contemporaneous policies, procedures and practices in granting these scholarships adhering to qualified Grow program graduates who will be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program in traditional healthcare fields such as nursing, medicine, healthcare administration, etc., and to qualified Engage program applicants who work in those fields, preferably for a nonprofit.

Don and Sally Chester have many connections to the healthcare industry. Don has worked at St. Mary’s Medical Center for over 40 years as assistant administrator; Sally, a lifelong nurse. Both were involved in forming the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, which created the trauma system that sends critical patients to St. Mary’s. In 2004, it was St. Mary’s Medical Center that saved his life and aided him in recovery.

“LPBC has been an such an important part of our lives,” Sally expressed. “The unwavering support we have received has been outstanding. Providing scholarships for LPBC participants is our way is saying thank you. It is our honor to give others the opportunity to experience the family that is Leadership Palm Beach County.”

For more information on LPBC, visit their website HERE


Planned Gifts

If you are considering making a bequest to the Leadership Palm Beach County Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, we recommend the following language:

Bequest Language

I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS)... OR
I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death,... 

...to the Leadership Palm Beach County Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, a nonprofit organization located at 700 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401.

Other Gift Options

If you would like information about other ways to give, including gifts that provide you with immediate tax deductions, income for the rest of your life and preferential treatment of capital gains taxes, click HERE or call Sheila Kinman at (561) 340-4503.

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