Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Impact 100 Palm Beach County Awards Nearly $1M to Area Nonprofits

In its 13th year, more than 800 women from Impact 100 Palm Beach County came together to give $984,600 to 13 area nonprofits, ranging in causes from youth mental health to food access, swimming classes for children with autism, and veteran suicide prevention.

During the group’s Grand Celebration Luncheon at Boca West Country Club, attendees enjoyed a mimosas and coffee bar before a sit-down lunch. Thirteen nonprofits made presentations to the Impact 100 members, who then had the tough decision of choosing which ones would be given the impressive grants.

“We are not just one, we are one of many,” said Impact 100 PBC co-President Jeannine Morris, who announced the winners alongside co-president Kimberly Boldt.

The volunteer organization is composed of 817 women who each donate $1,000 and vote on the organizations they’d like $100,000 grants to be awarded to. Since its inception, Impact 100 Palm Beach County has awarded more than $6 million to more than 100 nonprofits.

During their Grand Celebration Luncheon at Boca West Country Club, they heard from 13 finalists and casted their votes. Nine received $100,000 and four received merit grants of $21,150.

The following nonprofits were each awarded $100,000 grants:

  • Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County
  • Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches
  • Semper Fi Service Dogs
  • Florence Fuller Child Development Center
  • Families First of Palm Beach County
  • PHIT America
  • Family Promise South Palm Beach County
  • Eat Better Live Better
  • Feeding Palm Beach County

The following received $21,150 merit grants:

  • Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
  • Connect to Greatness, Inc.
  • Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc.
  • The Institute for Regional Conservation

Boca magazine was proud to be the exclusive media sponsor for the event.

Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly is the editor in chief of at Boca magazine, where she enjoys putting a spotlight on the Boca Raton and Palm Beach County community through both print and digital. Previously, she was the company's web editor. An award-winning journalist, she is the past president of the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter and a proud graduate of the University of Florida.

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