National Football League team owners Stephen Ross and Jonathan Tisch discussed the importance of philanthropy in sports at the Town of Palm Beach United Way Business and Professional Breakfast on Monday, February 26 at The Breakers Palm Beach. About 250 business and community leaders attended the 28th annual event.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the partnership between the NFL and United Way
— the longest running partnership in history between a major sports league and a nonprofit organization.
The breakfast, which has been graciously underwritten by The Breakers for the past 28 years, is the signature event
of the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s annual Business and Professional Campaign.
Last year’s campaign raised $162,049 from 109 corporate gifts and $161,811 from 1,400 employee contributions in Palm Beach, South Palm Beach and Manalapan.
The campaign this year so far has raised $222,605 of its goal of $325,000.
Stephen D. Hall, Jr., owner of Hall Real Estate, is chairman of this year’s Business and Professional Campaign.
Members of the 2017-2018 Business and Professional Campaign Committee are:
Ryan Bridger, Hedrick Brothers Construction * Linda Casey, Valley National Bank * James Clifford, Sabadell United Bank, N.A. * JB Edwards, Sotheby’s International Realty * David Ginn, Taglialatella Galleries * Denise Hanley, Denise Hanley, Inc. * Jean Meisenzahl, Consultant * John D. O’Neill, Law Office of John D. O’Neill * Heath Randolph, Wells Fargo Private Bank * Jill Staudt, Palm Beach Daily News * Clay Surovek, Surovek Print Gallery * Heidi Wicky, Sotheby’s International Realty
Photos by Capehart