On Wednesday, April 5th, the Town of Palm Beach United Way hosted a reception at the home of Danielle Moore to honor and thank the 2017 Allocation Committee.
The Town of Palm Beach United Way is committed to over 2,500 donors to ensure that their funds are effectively and efficiently invested to address critical health and human service needs throughout Palm Beach County. During this year’s Allocation process, the volunteers analyzed key financial information, visited partner agencies, met with agency staff and Board members and made funding recommendations to the Town of Palm Beach United Way Board of Trustees. They served as the eyes and ears of anyone who donated to the Town of Palm Beach United Way 2016-2017 Campaign.
“As a previous Co-Chairman of the Allocation Committee, I have seen firsthand the powerful impact the Town of Palm Beach United Way has throughout Palm Beach County. Our volunteers are simply exceptional and they put in such hard and diligent work. They truly are the heart and soul of the organization,” said Board Chairman, Jay Boodheshwar.
This year’s General Chairmen were Jorge Cabrera (Health), Tish Carlo (Income) and Betsy Turner (Education). The 14 Team Chairmen were Missy Agnello, Steve Anbinder, Diana Barrett, Suzanne Brenner, Sandy Fleming, Pam McIver, Jean Meisenzahl, Trip Moore, John O’Neill, Joyce Reingold, Alison Sieving, Christine Stiller, Jessica Surovek and Kathy Willis.
The diverse group of 100 volunteers included community representatives with a broad range of expertise and skill. Together, they logged in 4,000 miles traveling around Palm Beach County, spent 550 hours in team meetings, spent 1,000 hours reading grant applications and spent 710 hours in agency site visits.
Their knowledge and dedication to this process is invaluable to the Town of Palm Beach United way and the community we serve.