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Philanthrophy Notes: Sun Capital gives $1 million to Boca Regional Hospital campaign

A $1 million donation has been made to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Keeping the Promise Campaign to support the current and future needs of the medical facility.

The monetary source: Sun Capital Partners Foundation founders Rodger Krouse and Marc Leder.

“This generous gift from the Sun Capital Partners Foundation, Rodger and Hillary Krouse, and Marc and Lisa Leder, will enable our hospital to better serve the evolving health care needs of our community for years to come,” Boca Raton Regional Hospital CEO

Lincoln Mendez said. “We are deeply appreciative of their past support and this new commitment to our efforts to modernize and renovate our campus, add key services and new technology capabilities and continuously improve the experience for patients and their families, physicians, staff and visitors.”

For more information, call 561-955-4142 or visit https://donate.brrh.com.

$85,000 in grants go to South County initiatives

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County graced nine organizations with donations that will aid and empower women and children in the community.

The money — $85,000 total — comes from the pooled resources of trustees who contribute a minimum of $2,000 annually. Through an intensive, hands-on process, the philanthropists decide which organizations will most effectively achieve the agency’s goals.

“I am very proud to be part of JWF,” said Amy Rosenberg, grants chairwoman. “Reviewing grants, researching organizations and having in-depth discussions about key issues are an empowering experience for our trustees. We come from varied backgrounds and experiences, yet we all bring a strong desire to collaborate together to help improve the lives of Jewish women and children and strengthen Jewish families.”

For more information, call 561-852-6027 or visit https://jewishboca.org/jwf.

Community Foundation awards 88 scholarships

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has granted 88 local students more than $1 million in scholarships, averaging $11,000 per recipient.

The recipients were evaluated by an advisory committee based on applications, essays, interviews and résumés.

“The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline,” said January Reissman, the foundation’s vice president for community impact. “The process is never easy because our student applicants are outstanding.”

Since 1983, the organization has awarded $15 million-plus in scholarships and helped nearly 2,500 youths.

For more information, call 561-659-6800 or visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.

Amid pandemic, nonprofits share $250,000 allocation

The Quantum Foundation has distributed $250,000 to select area charities to help their clients pay the bills and put food on the table.
A total of 20 nonprofits assisting the community’s most vulnerable residents were allocated funds in the wake of the coronavirus.

“The COVID-19 pandemic brought forward longstanding health inequities in disinvested communities, exposing the impacts of the social determinants of health such as economic and social conditions that influence a group’s health status,” Quantum Foundation President Eric Kelly said. “Health is not the absence of illness but rather a positive state of physical and mental well-being, and these grants are a step in the right direction.”

For more information, call 561-832-7497 or visit www.quantumfnd.org.

Delray Beach museum selected for $50K grant

To maintain operations and staffing during the pandemic, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum landed $50,000 in grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The nonprofit was one of three arts organizations in Palm Beach County — and one of 855 nationwide — to receive funding from the NEA through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

The Delray Beach museum received additional funding stemming from the CARES Act: $7,500 from Florida Humanities Council and $1,929 from the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs.

“All of us at the National Endowment for the Arts are keenly aware that arts organizations across the country are hurting, struggling and trying to survive, and that our supply of funding does not come close to meeting the demand for assistance,” Chairwoman Mary Anne Carter said.

“That said, I am enormously proud of the over-and-above efforts of the arts endowment staff to swiftly and professionally manage such a large amount of additional work in a relatively short period of time on behalf of the American public.”

For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum.com.

Underserved kids get much-needed computers

With the shift to distance learning amid the pandemic, a longtime Achievement Centers for Children & Families supporter saw the need for access to laptops for underserved children.

The anonymous donor partnered with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County to donate 55 Chromebooks to ACCF, which in turn were distributed to students enrolled in the Delray Beach-based organization’s programs. Families of the students will receive training on how to use the devices.

“We were thrilled to receive this generous donation of 55 Chromebooks to distribute to our students for the upcoming school year,” Achievement Centers CEO Stephanie Seibel said. “These devices are a basic component to a student’s ability to work virtually and be successful.”

For more information, call 561-266-0003 or visit www.achievementcentersfl.org.

South County residents join Impact 100 board

Impact 100 Palm Beach County has named Emily McMullin and Nicole Mugavero of Boca Raton and Lisa Warren of Boynton Beach to the board for the 2020-21 season.

The women will help advance the nonprofit’s mission of elevating philanthropy by combining members’ donations to create high-impact grants.

“Impact 100 Palm Beach County welcomes Emily, Nicole and Lisa to the board of directors,” President Kathy Adkins said. “With all of their combined nonprofit leadership experience as well as their passion for giving back and many years of involvement with Impact 100 PBC, they will be exceptional assets to the board.”

For more information, call 561-336-4623 or visit www.impact100pbc.org.

Diabetes foundation names execs, board members

Dr. David Lubetkin, former chief of staff at West Boca Medical Center, has been named president of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Greater Palm Beach chapter.

In addition, Donna DeSanctis, a financial adviser who has served in several roles at the chapter, has been named vice president.

Joining Dr. Lubetkin and DeSanctis on the board are members RoseMarie Antonacci-Pollock, Summer Dennis, Neil Efron, Steven Fried, Scott Meece, Deborah Morawski, Nicole Oden, Dr. Miladys Palau, Dr. Michael Patipa, Mark Patten, Debbie Roosth, Ryan Rothstein, Dane Sheldon, Marc Tanner, Daniel Tumba and Bryan Weinstein.

For more information, call 561-686-7701 or visit www.jdrf.org/southernflorida.

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