By Amy Woods
A Boca Raton resident has made her second seven-figure gift to “Keeping the Promise …The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital.”
Eleanor Baldwin’s pledges now total $7.5 million and join a list of other philanthropic donations that have helped raise more than $193 million and counting.
“There is no way to characterize the level of gratitude we feel for Eleanor,” hospital CEO Lincoln Mendez said. “This campus-wide initiative and capital campaign will have a significant impact by her participation, by her investment in our future and mission and by her love of the hospital.”
The $250 million undertaking is the largest campaign in the hospital’s history.
Redevelopment plans include the new Gloria Drummond Patient Tower and the new Louis B. and Anne W. Green Lobby, in addition to the comprehensive renovation of all existing patient units.
For more information, call 561-955-4142 or visit https://donate.brrh.com.
Grant to put computers in hands of students
Thanks to a generous matching gift from Harvey and Virginia Kimmel, students at SouthTech Schools in Boynton Beach will receive the technology they need to succeed during the pandemic and beyond.
A total of 995 Chromebook computers are needed at $290 apiece, equaling $288,550, to achieve a one-to-one student-to-device ratio. The Kimmels will pay up to $100,000 toward them in $25,000 increments.
Ultimately, SouthTech — a nonprofit charter school —will have to raise $188,550 in outside funding in addition to the Kimmel commitment. As of mid-April, the Kimmels allocated the first $25,000 in advance and the school raised $22,119 toward that match.
“The majority of middle school and high school students have been attending class virtually — and many of them are doing it with only a smartphone or an outdated tablet,” Principal Eileen Turenne said.
“We have students who are blank spaces on a screen right now because they don’t have the technology that they need.”
For more information, call 561-364-7902 or visit www.southtechschools.org.
Subaru fundraiser aids Boys & Girls Clubs
Schumacher Subaru of West Palm Beach and Schumacher Subaru of Delray Beach raised a combined $55,396 through the Subaru Share the Love Event.
The funds — raised by the lease or purchase of new vehicles — will help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County to continue to support hunger-relief programs and fight the growing achievement gap caused by distance learning amid the pandemic.
“This is always one of our favorite events because of the impact on the community,” said Charles Schumacher, president of the Schumacher Auto Group. “We are happy to help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County continue their efforts to help with the recovery from the pandemic.”
For more information, call 561-683-3287 or visit www.subaru.com/share.
Impact 100 names 10 grant finalists
Leaders from Impact 100 Palm Beach County made two long-awaited announcements in April. The first was to name the 10 nonprofit finalists that are a step closer to receiving one of the organization’s $100,000 grants. The second was that the organization plans to award six grants for the first time in its history.
The winners will be revealed May 19.
“We are so thankful to the 640 women who joined us to award six $100,000 grants that will help improve and strengthen our community for our 10th-anniversary year,” Impact 100 Palm Beach County President Kathy Adkins said. “Each of the finalist programs have the potential to positively change different aspects of our community in an impactful way, and it’s gratifying to award as many transformative grants as we can.”
The finalists are: Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Coastal Conservation Association Florida, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Help Our Wounded Foundation, Milagro Center, Pathways to Prosperity, PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education & Leadership), Tri-County Animal Rescue, Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, and Spady Cultural Heritage Museum.
For more information, call 561-336-4623 or visit www.impact100pbc.org.
Hanley Foundation launches parenting series
The Hanley Foundation, a nonprofit that combats substance-abuse disorders by raising awareness and preaching prevention, has started a free virtual parenting series titled “Some Days We Thrive; Others We Survive.”
The series offers lectures from authors and experts in the field in an interactive format. Topics include confronting anxiety, dealing with alcohol abuse and more. The dates are May 19 and June 24. The presentations kick off at 7:30 p.m.
“Hanley Foundation is all about family,” CEO Jan Cairnes said. “We know that family time, education and connection are keys to preventing substance misuse. We are offering this parenting series to increase awareness and hopefully change minds around the stigma of addiction.”
For more information, call 561-268-2351 or visit https://hanleyfoundation.org.
Scholarship helps women return to workforce
The Boynton Woman’s Club has expanded its scholarship program to include an annual $1,000 grant for a woman who is returning to school to continue her education.
The candidate can either be advancing herself in a previous field or retraining in a new career to improve her marketable skills. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1.
The scholarship has been made possible by a legacy left by Marie Shepard, a former club member who served as president from 1986 to 1988. Shepard died in 2018.
For more information, call 561-369-2300 or visit www.boyntonwomansclub.com.
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