A TOAST AND A CHEER DURING LUNCHEON KICKOFF TO CELEBRATE JWF’s 15 YEARS

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A TOAST AND A CHEER DURING LUNCHOEN KICKOFF TO CELEBRATE JWF’s 15 YEARS
Guests of Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches’ luncheon kickoff look ahead to “Imagine the Possibilities” luncheon on December 13

(Palm Beach, Fla.) With a toast by Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches’ (JWF) CEO Tami Baldinger, inspiring remarks by JWF founding chair Eileen Berman, and the clink of glasses, JWF kicked off its seasonal celebration – the Imagine the Possibilities luncheon – with a pre-event reception in Palm Beach. The fundraising luncheon will celebrate 15 years of creating positive change for women and children by the independent nonprofit. Taking place at The Colony on December 13 at 11:30 a.m., the event is chaired by Lisa Schneider, a founding trustee; co-chaired by Richard Comiter and Beth Wayne; and will honor founding trustee Sandra Krakoff.

“Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches is perfectly poised to expand the impact of our gender lens philanthropy and be a public voice for justice and equality,” said Baldinger. “The time is now. Women’s rights and issues are at the forefront of a growing national conversation; financial support allows us to stand up and work towards removing the barriers to equality for all. While we have much to celebrate – including giving more than $2.5 million in grants over the years – it is clear there is still so much work to be done. We are grateful to our luncheon leadership, who are working diligently to ensure our event is a great success.”

The annual luncheon, aptly named Imagine the Possibilities three years ago, encourages guests to envision a world where women and children all over the globe can be safe and economically secure. This year’s luncheon will feature local grantee partners – The Lord’s Place and Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County – and local students who participate in the Foundation’s “No Small Change” teen philanthropic leadership program.

Sponsors-to-date include: Eileen Berman and Jay Bauer, Arlene Bearman, Barbara Mines, Sydelle Sonkin, Shirley Siff, the Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Evelyn & Arthur, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, TD Wealth, Jewish Federation of PB County, U.S. Bank.

Luncheon kickoff attendees included: Tami Baldinger, Jay Bauer, Eileen Berman, Richard Comiter, Mona Forstadt, Alana Faintuch Hoch, Adiel Hoch, Ellen Kaufman, Sandra Krafkoff, Erin Leibowitz, Vivian Lieberman, Ozzie Medeiros, Lisa Schneider, Lisa Schreier, Eddie Schmidt, Hope Silverman, Sydelle Sonkin, and Beth Wayne.

Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches is a nonprofit grant making and advocacy organization established to improve the lives of women and girls. Guided by Jewish values, JWF advocates for advancing all women and girls, and funds projects that have long-term effects for societal change on local, national and international levels by placing an unwavering focus on the root cause of issues. An inclusive organization, JWF welcomes members of all beliefs and genders who believe that when women and girls are empowered, the entire community benefits.

Tickets are $150 and sponsorships are still available. To purchase tickets, or for more information about JWF, please contact Erin Leibowitz at 561-275-2200 or email her at erin@jwfpalmbeach.org. You can also register online at jwfpalmbeach.org. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

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