12127401669?profile=RESIZE_710xSome of the new board members of the Junior League of Boca Raton are (l-r): Brooke Kaplan, Nicole Stelzer, Victoria Matthews, Meghan Shea, Paige Gantt, Alana St. John, Amanda O'Brien, Michelle Coggiola and Rhian Warner. Photos provided

A fresh leadership team was introduced at the Junior League of Boca Raton’s annual dinner meeting for the 2023-24 season.

Meghan Shea is president. Shea was preceded by Jamie Sauer, who served in the role for two years.

The 2023-24 board also includes: Michelle Coggiola, Paige Gantt, Brooke Kaplan, Victoria Matthews, Christine Mills, Alexis Nasti, Amanda O’Brien, Chase Papoy, Amy Procacci, Alana St. John, Nicole Stelzer and Rhian Warner.

Throughout the year, they and other league members will contribute more than 35,000 volunteer hours and provide more than $250,000 to support the mission of developing the potential of women and improving the South Florida community.

For more information, call 561-620-2553 or visit www.jlbr.org.

12127401863?profile=RESIZE_710xRichard Kwal and Dr. Gail Rubin-Kwal.

Boca Regional campaign receives milestone gift
Dr. Gail Rubin-Kwal and Richard Kwal have made a seven-figure pledge that will be acknowledged by the naming of the fountain outside Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Toby and Leon Cooperman Medical Arts Pavilion.

The “Keeping the Promise” campaign for Boca Regional continues to surge past its $250 million goal thanks to the couple and the ongoing generosity of the community.

“We cannot overstate our gratitude to the Kwals for this gift to our capital campaign,” CEO Lincoln Mendez said. “An incredibly generous gift like this will make a big difference for our hospital, and having it come from someone on our medical staff is profound.”

Dr. Rubin-Kwal is a member of the emergency medical team, where she has served for more than three decades.

“Our relationship with the hospital is strong and indelible,” she said. “We’re part of a great history here, and we are inspired by the hospital’s future.”

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

Spady Cultural Heritage Museum awarded grants
A speaker discussing disparities in health care, a tour guide answering questions about ancestral contributions, a gathering of neighbors in a community space and an interactive outlet for children to create art — each is a program that helps residents connect. Moreover, each is a program that organizers believe contributes to improved mental health.

Provided by the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, the programs recently received funding for their continuation.

“The museum is thrilled and heartened by the tangible support it is receiving from two significant foundations that are focused on the needs of its community,” said Charlene

Farrington, executive director of the museum.

The two foundations are the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, which awarded a $50,000 grant, and the Palm Health Foundation, which awarded a $25,000 grant.

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

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