Contestants (l-r) Shoshana Davidowitz, Dr. Patricio Espinosa, Danielle Rosse, Caroline Johnson, Lawrence Levy, Brad Winstead, Jamie Sauer and Rick Versace take a break during rehearsal at Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Boca Raton. Photo provided
By Amy Woods
Eight daring dancers will hoof their hearts out next month during the always popular fundraiser known as Boca’s Ballroom Battle.
Benefiting the George Snow Scholarship Fund, the exhilarating event showcases the talent and philanthropy of the community, all to support educational opportunities for deserving students in Palm Beach County.
“We are thrilled to bring Boca’s Ballroom Battle back for another incredible year,” said Tim Snow, president of the organization. “We are grateful to all the participants, sponsors and attendees who help make this event a resounding success year after year.”
Boca’s Ballroom Battle will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-347-6799, Ext. 104 or visit www.ballroombattle.com.
Stoops to lead board of Community Foundation
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has appointed Jeffrey Stoops as incoming chairman of the board.
Stoops first joined the nonprofit in 2019. He has served as vice chairman of the board, chaired the foundation’s community impact committee and coronavirus response fund, and was a member of the finance, philanthropy and strategic planning committees.
“The Community Foundation is a powerful organization with broad capabilities to do good in our community, and I’m elated to have the opportunity to help lead our organization as board chair during the upcoming stages of our 2022-2027 strategic plan,” Stoops said. “I look forward to continuing the foundation’s efforts and work to provide financial aid and support to those who need it most in Palm Beach and Martin counties.”
For more information, call 561-659-6800 or visit yourcommunityfoundation.org.
Center for Child Counseling names new board member
The Center for Child Counseling’s board of directors voted in Melissa Haley as a member to help the nonprofit move forward its mission of mental health care.
Haley, founder and president of the Haley Foundation, will contribute her expertise in forging philanthropic partnerships to mitigate adverse childhood experiences.
The Haley Foundation supports health care for women and children.
“I understand through personal experience the importance of a childhood free of trauma and full of love and compassion,” Haley said. “Sometimes those elements are not available, and children suffer and grow into adults with difficulties and challenges that otherwise, with early intervention, may have been avoided.”
For more information, call 561-244-9499 or visit www.centerforchildcounseling.org.
Spady museum will receive grant for arts programs
The National Endowment for the Arts has approved a $10,000 donation to the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach.
The donation is a Grants for Arts Projects award to support a residency program and an exhibition scheduled for next spring, titled “Back for More: Pleasure in Abundance,” a follow-up to last year’s “Radical Pleasure.”
The exhibition pairs literary and visual arts.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to support a wide range of projects including the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s residency program, demonstrating the many ways the arts enrich our lives and contribute to healthy and thriving communities,” NEA Chairwoman Maria Rosario Jackson said.
For more info about the museum, call 561-279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum.com.
Faulk counseling center seeking volunteers
The Faulk Center for Counseling, a mental health facility based in Boca Raton, is seeking dedicated volunteers to join the team.
Whether assisting with administrative tasks or helping with outreach programs, volunteers will gain valuable experience and contribute to the well-being of clients.
The center promotes well-being through a variety of free and low-cost mental health programs.
For more information, call 561-483-5300 or visit faulkcenterforcounseling.org.
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