By Amy Woods

9865354899?profile=RESIZE_400xBoca Raton residents and philanthropists Michael and Michelle Hagerty have made their third seven-figure gift to “Keeping the Promise — The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital.”
The $5 million contribution in support of residency programs brings their total gift to $8.5 million. The couple’s support is one of several seven- and eight-figure donations to an endeavor that has surpassed the $212 million mark.
“When donors make repeated gifts to our capital campaign, it’s clear they believe in our vision for the future,” said Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “We are grateful for their role in the success of the campaign, and their demonstration of faith in our campus initiative is irreplaceable.”
The institution serves as the primary teaching site for Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, offering residency programs in internal medicine, neurology and surgery.
The Hagertys’ latest gift will be recognized in the naming of the Center for Graduate Medical Education.
For more information, call 561-955-4142 or visit

Two honored for fight against homelessness
More than 1,000 community members joined The Lord’s Place at its Ending Homelessness Breakfast, a virtual event with the theme “Clearing the Way.”
A total of $240,000 has been raised of the $250,000 goal. Awards were presented to people who are catalysts for breaking the cycle of living on the streets. Anna Mann de Peyster received the Ending Homelessness Award.
“Anna Mann de Peyster’s humble and kind nature has changed the landscape for The Lord’s Place and furthered our mission in ending the cycle of homelessness here in Palm Beach County,” CEO Diana Stanley said. “Anna has always had great compassion to help those in most need.”
Daryl Houston, of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, was named Unsung Hero.
“He has changed the landscape in his professional role through his outstanding character, integrity, kindness and humility,” Stanley said. “His footprints have changed our community yet he never expects applause or even acknowledgment.”
For more information, call 561-494-0125 or visit

Grants are available for young philanthropists
Members of the Jewish Women’s Foundation believe in the next generation so much that they have created a microgrant program that invests in teens and young adults who want to effect change.
Since the beginning of 2021, the foundation has awarded three microgrants and wants to fund more.
“This microgrant program was born from our trustees’ vision to encourage young philanthropists to find their own voices,” said Dana Egert, chairwoman of the initiative. “We want to reach more young people with this grant program, which we believe is a great start to furthering civic leadership, entrepreneurship and partnerships among existing organizations.”
Applicants must live in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach/Highland Beach area, and their projects must be sponsored by a Jewish organization. For more information, call 561-852-3100 or visit

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