WPB Friends of Fisher House
Worth Avenue brands have donated auction items valued in the thousands to benefit WPB Friends of Fisher House. The organization’s “Summer Soirée” will take place Aug. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Café Sapori, 205 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach.
Auction highlights include a $1,000 shopping spree at Juicy Couture, $500 gift card by Hamilton Jewelers, chic leather wallet from Salvatore Ferragamo’s Fall/Winter 2013 Collection, Emilio Pucci silk scarf, silver/lacquer frame from Christofle and a getaway at the Breakers Hotel.
PGA National Women for Cancer Awareness presented Scripps Florida, a division of The Scripps Research Institute, with a donation for $211,000. The funds will support scientific trainees in the department of cancer biology.
The money was raised earlier this year in six days of exciting PGA National community events dubbed “PGA National Women’s Cancer Awareness Days.”
Launched in 2004, “Women’s Cancer Awareness Days“ bring more than 1,000 men and women together who are making a difference in the lives of those who have faced or are currently suffering from cancer.
Achievement Centers for Children & Families
Staff from Shula Burger’s Delray Beach location presented a $1,000 check to Achievement Centers for Children & Families.
Shula Burger donated 10 percent of net sales from its grand opening to the organization.
Genesis Community Health
Genesis Community Health has received two grants that will enable it to expand its health care services.
The Florida Department of Health gave a $423,000 grant, and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services contributed a grant for $64,918.
The state’s Expanding Access to Primary Care grant will fund the Genesis Community Health ER Diversion program, which will provide care to patients diverted from the emergency room of Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach.
To help students in need prepare for the start of the new school year, the law firm of Brinkley Morgan recently donated school supplies to ChildNet, the Community Based Care lead child welfare agency in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Attorneys and staff from the firm’s Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton office participated in the back-to-school drive, which collected thousands of school supplies.
Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Palm Beach County Chapter hosted a panel with the fundraising industry’s leading women at its recent luncheon at Lynn University’s Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center.
The panel addressed key points relating to their research, perspective and experiences. The women also discussed the current trends and potential predictions for the future of philanthropy in Palm Beach County.
South Palm Beach County Habitat for Humanity
Capitol Lighting recently donated $50,000 to the South Palm Beach County Habitat for Humanity. The funds will be used to build homes for South Floridians in need of shelter.
The lighting experts have worked on several partnerships with Habitat for Humanity including the Making Lives Brighter campaign, where customers donated their old lighting fixtures to any Capitol Lighting showroom so they could be repurposed in a Habitat home or sold at one of the nonprofit’s Re-Stores.
Delray Beach Public Library
The Delray Beach Public Library was presented with a $17,500 grant from Jarden Consumer Solutions. The funds will be used to purchase books, snacks, prizes and incentives for participating at-risk students in Delray Beach.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun