FAU College of Medicine benefactor Ann Wood and previous Wood scholarship recipients attend a May event announcing a $28 million gift from Ann and her husband, John, the largest scholarship gift in FAU history. One current recipient is Ivan Grela, fo
With construction of Silver Palm Park in the downtown finally underway and work at the adjacent Wildflower Park slated to start soon, the parks’ art components have been selected.
Two sculptures will be loaned to the city by the Boca
Philanthropists Leon and Toby Cooperman stand in front of a rendering that provided a backdrop for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the campus of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of Baptist Health. The Coopermans are donating $25 million to build a f
By Mary Kate Leming, Editor
Most years at this time we’d be planning our annual Coastal Star holiday party. We like to kick off the new year by getting everyone who works for the newspaper together for an afternoon of socializing.
Many have worked t
By Mary Hladky
Moving at lightning speed, the City Council unanimously accepted the donation of the 167-acre Boca Golf and Tennis Country Club to the city just eight days after the gift was announced.
Council members brushed aside pleas from country
By Mary Hladky
The new owners of the Boca Raton Resort & Club plan to donate the 130-acre Boca Country Club to the city, which would take over the operation of the 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, clubhouse and pool, the city announce
Couple’s $250,000 gift for Gumbo Limbo overlook reflects son’s sunny spirit
By Margie Plunkett
When you s
By Steve Plunkett
An unnamed benefactor will pay a substantial part of the $450,000 cost to make Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s three-story observation tower ADA-compliant.
Michele Peel, president of the Friends of Gumbo Limbo, announced the gift at th
A $150,000 gift to the SouthTech Academy in Boynton Beach from the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties will benefit three school programs — the culinary arts, the Virginia and Harvey K
By Jane Smith
The Riverwalk Plaza owner is going through the approval process to donate 5.7 acres of mangroves, promised in March 2017, to Boynton Beach.
To make the donation, Isram Realty of Hallandale submitted a permit application in December to t
Club members, sea turtle volunteers and their families toast the St. Andrews Club’s donation toward the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle for Sea Turtle Adventures. The local nonprofit monitors turtle nests and organizes beach cleanups. Major sponso
Students of St. John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton donated clothing and other essentials for more than 200 angels on Dec. 13. The donations included sneakers, socks and underwear, plus small toys for holiday gifts. ABOVE: (l-r) Anthony Pecoraro, Chri
Mary Kate Leming, editor of The Coastal Star, has donated 45 copies of her children’s picture book, Rosie’s Song, to the Hope for the Future program. In partnership with the Delray Beach Public Library, the program collects new books to give to at-ri
By Jane Smith
New gazebos on the north and south ends of Delray Beach’s municipal beach will soon be constructed with a $40,000 donation from the Lattner Family Foundation.
The promenade contractor will build them for the city, Project Manager
The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University received a three-year, $2 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for an advanced nursing education
The Woman’s Club of Delray Beach once again distributed more than $10,000 to city-based organizations that serve women and children, high-school and college students and organizations supporting the arts. During a ceremony, club members distributed e
A gift of $20,000 was received from the Lions Club of Delray Beach to establish an endowment to assist visually impaired patrons. John Parke, club treasurer, along with other members presented the check to Nancy Dockerty, library board president, and
Jestena Boughton, owner of the landmark downtown hotel, continued a family tradition that began more than eight decades ago by giving back – this year, to the Delray Beach Historical Society. Boughton presented a $10,000 gift that will help the socie
to honor Hollywood animal ‘actors’ Crystal and Hudson. Tova Leidesdorf made
a surprise donation of $50,000. Photo: Hudson, Pope,
American Humane Association Pres
Gulf Stream Civic Association Board Member Dan Lounsbury presents a check for $15,000 to Gulf Stream Police Chief Gary Ward. The donation will be used to purchase three video systems and digital video recorders for police vehicles used by the Police
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