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Community Foundation to Host Founder's Luncheon

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties will host its Founder’s Luncheon on Tuesday, May 7, which will highlight key findings from the 2018 On The Table Community Impact Report, and include updates on community revitalization, positive youth development and educational attainment. The report found that housing, economic development and poverty are three of the most pressing issues that need to be addressed. It also identified job training, skills development opportunities, number of good-paying jobs and increased wages as the most important priorities to improve economic conditions.

This year’s keynote speaker is Carol R. Naughton, President of Purpose Built Communities, an organization working to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by helping transform neighborhoods and bringing together the vital components for holistic community revitalization. Naughton will discuss why place-based work is an effective way to break the cycle of poverty and what this looks like for the West Palm Beach community.

“We are honored to have Carol as our keynote speaker, she has been a leader in comprehensive community revitalization for more than 20 years,” said Bradley Hurlburt, president and CEO, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. “We look forward to hearing her unique insight and expertise as this topic is a top priority for the Community Foundation.”

More than 500 board members, donors and fund holders, local nonprofit organizations, corporate sponsors and community leaders are expected to attend the luncheon,  which will also recognize recent grant recipients and pay tribute to donors. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Eunice and Julian Cohen Pavilion.

The Founder’s Luncheon founding sponsors are Northern Trust, Rybovich, and Lovelight Foundation/Julie and Peter Cummings Family Fund/Marjorie S. Fisher Fund. Community sponsors include Sherry and Tom Barrat, FPL, Palm Beach Illustrated, PNC Bank, South Florida PBS, Seacoast Bank, Templeton & Company, and WLRN.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org or call 561- 659-6800.

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About the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has provided more than $150 million in grants and scholarships over its 46-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grantmaker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.