Volunteers kicked off the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s grant review process Monday, January 21, with a meet and greet cocktail party at the home of Robert and Christine Stiller.
Each year, the Town of Palm Beach United Way entrusts Allocation Committee volunteers to serve as the eyes and ears of more than 3,500 donors as they assess community needs, analyze grant applications and recommend where to invest donors’ dollars. Last year’s committee allocated $3.2 million into 82 health and human service programs at 45 non-profit community partner agencies in Palm Beach County that will help 361,000 children and adults.
Christina Dennis, Louise Snyder and Christine Stiller are chairwomen of this year's Allocation Committee. They will lead 105 volunteers on 14 teams through the allocation process. Volunteers will evaluate grant requests from 45 local non-profits for help funding education, health and income-based programs in Palm Beach County. During the next three months, volunteers will analyze key financial documents, visit the agencies, meet with staff and board members, and ultimately make funding recommendations to the Town of Palm Beach United Way Board of Trustees.
Since the Allocation Committee review process began in 1945, more than $72 million has been invested in programs that build strong educational foundations for children, support family financial stability, create healthy communities and improve the quality of life for struggling residents in Palm Beach County.
Photos by Capehart Photography