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Palm Beach United Way to offer drive thru drop off for annual Toy Drive to benefit Palm Beach County children in need
November 25, 2020
In a year when holiday cheer is needed more than ever, the 27th Annual Palm Beach Toy Drive will bring joy and hope to hundreds of disadvantaged children in Palm Beach County. The Town of Palm Beach United Way is collecting new, unwrapped toys from Monday, November 30th through Monday, December 14th. 
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Turkey Trot provides Thanksgiving meals for 4,363 children, adults and seniors in Palm Beach County
November 24, 2020
During a year of extreme hardship for thousands of families, proceeds from the 12th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way Turkey Trot are providing Thanksgiving meals for 4,363 children, adults and seniors in Palm Beach County.
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Palm Beach United Way sends care packages to healthcare workers at Good Samaritan
October 26, 2020
The Town of Palm Beach United Way is sending 300 care packages to employees of Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach to thank them for their incredible service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way Turkey Trot going virtual
October 15, 2020
The 12th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way Turkey Trot will be virtual this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although the race will not be in-person, participants will still have the opportunity to kick off their Thanksgiving holiday by supporting a meaningful cause.
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Registration is open for the 12th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way Turkey Trot
August 17, 2020
Whether live or virtual, the annual Town of Palm Beach United Way Turkey Trot will continue for a 12th consecutive year. Registration is now open for the event on November 26, 2020, which typically features a 5K race and kids Drumstick Dash.
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School Supply Drive to benefit hundreds of children thanks to record donations
August 11, 2020
Hundreds of students will be able to start the school year with the tools they need to succeed thanks to record-breaking cash donations to the 8th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way School Supply Drive.  The drive collected $50,540, shattering the previous highest total of $14,615. In addition to cash donations, the School Supply Drive collected 37,877 individual items.
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New matching gift pledged by Palm Beachers Susan and Dom Telesco
July 27, 2020
The Town of Palm Beach United Way is honored to announce a new matching gift opportunity for its School Supply Drive from longtime supporters Susan and Dom Telesco. The couple has pledged to match community donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.
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Donors Barbara and Richard Rothschild offer $10,000 matching gift to School Supply Drive
July 20, 2020
Longtime donors Barbara and Richard Rothschild are offering a $10,000 matching gift opportunity toward the Town of Palm Beach United Way School Supply Drive. The couple will match community donations dollar-for-dollar in honor of Mrs. Rothschild’s birthday.
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Palm Beach United Way School Supply Drive incorporates drive thru event this year
July 15, 2020
The 8th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way School Supply Drive will incorporate a drive thru event this year to better protect donors during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. Supplies will benefit disadvantaged students who attend educational day programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
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‘Charity of Choice:’ Town of Palm Beach United Way benefits from Worth Avenue Association Historical Walking Tours
May 28, 2020
The Worth Avenue Association will present a check to the Town of Palm Beach United Way on Tuesday, June 2, in Via Amore to honor the organization as its 2020 “Charity of Choice.” The donation stems from proceeds of the past season of Historical Walking Tours of Worth Avenue.
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New matching gifts from Christine and Alan Curtis and Mary and Marvin Davidson boost COVID-19 Fund
May 28, 2020
The Town of Palm Beach United Way will continue to distribute COVID-19 Emergency Fund grants to area nonprofits thanks to new matching gift pledges from two Palm Beach couples. Christine and Alan Curtis and Mary and Marvin Davidson have offered dollar-for-dollar matching gifts of $50,000 and $25,000, respectively. 
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New matching gift from donors Susan and Dom Telesco to support COVID-19 relief efforts
May 7, 2020
The Town of Palm Beach United Way recently received a matching gift from donors Susan and Dom Telesco to help continue coronavirus relief efforts in Palm Beach County. The Telescos have pledged to match community donations dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. The COVID-19 Emergency Fund currently totals $1.2 million.
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COVID-19 Fund reaches $1 million; new matching gift pledged by Bob and Signa Hermann
April 27, 2020
The Town of Palm Beach United Way has raised more than $1.1 million for its COVID-19 Emergency Fund.  In addition to the funds already raised, donors Bob and Signa Hermann have pledged a $25,000 dollar-for-dollar matching gift to help continue fundraising efforts. 
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COVID-19 Emergency Fund raises more than $900,000; new matching gifts received from Palm Beach couples
April 15, 2020
The Town of Palm Beach United Way is honored to announce new matching gift opportunities for its COVID-19 Emergency Fund from Palm Beachers Julie and Mike Connors and Michele and Howard Kessler.  Each couple is matching donor contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.
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New matching gifts announced for COVID-19 Emergency Fund as fund total surpasses $700,000
April 8, 2020
The Town of Palm Beach United Way continues to receive matching gift opportunities for its COVID-19 Emergency Fund, the latest from generous donors Sally and Bill Soter and Susan and Bob Wright. The Palm Beach couples have each offered $25,000 dollar-for-dollar matches to help support Palm Beach County residents struggling to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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COVID-19 Emergency Fund raises $400,000; new matching gifts announced
March 30, 2020
With the help of several matching gifts, the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund has raised more than $400,000 in two weeks. The money raised comes from four $50,000 gifts that were matched dollar-for-dollar by the Palm Beach community. Now the Town of Palm Beach United Way announces two additional $50,000 matching gift opportunities from John and Jana Scarpa and Norma and Bill Tiefel.
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Palm Beach United Way announces new matching gift pledges
March 20, 2020
Within 72 hours the Town of Palm Beach United Way has raised $200,000 for its Coronavirus Emergency Fund, meeting two initial $50,000 dollar for dollar matching gifts from Christina Dennis and Danielle Moore. Now the United Way is working to meet an additional $100,000 pledge from supporters J. Ira Harris and Jason Taubman Kalisman.
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Palm Beach United Way establishes Coronavirus Emergency Fund
March 16, 2020
In response to increasing cases of the novel Coronavirus in Palm Beach County and its economic effect on our most vulnerable neighbors, the Town of Palm Beach United Way has created a Coronavirus Emergency Fund to assist residents with short-term needs such as food and health care, and long-term needs resulting from unexpected layoffs and loss of income.
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Palm Beach United Way sends $90,000 to rebuild docks in Hope Town
January 24, 2020
The Town of Palm Beach United Way recently sent $90,000 to the Bahamas to help construct one temporary dock and three public docks in Hope Town.
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Palm Beach United Way receives $5,000 from Wilmington Trust
January 17, 2020
Wilmington Trust, along with its parent company M&T Bank, presented a charitable donation of $5,000 to the Town of Palm Beach United Way during a reception Wednesday, January 15, to celebrate the firm’s newly renovated Palm Beach office.
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Allocation Committee Kick Off Luncheon
January 15, 2020
Volunteers kicked off the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s grant review process Wednesday, January 15, with a meet and greet luncheon at the Royal Poinciana Chapel.
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          Allocation Committee

9th Annual Traveling T-Shirt Contest
January 3, 2020
Palm Beach resident Matthew Lorentzen placed first in the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s 9th Annual Live United Traveling T-Shirt contest with a trip to Bali, Indonesia.
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Palm Beach United Way sends $303,000 to Bahamas
December 19, 2019
The Town of Palm Beach United Way recently sent a combined $303,000 in funding to help rebuild communities in the Abaco region of the Bahamas. 
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30th Annual Business and Professional Breakfast
December 17, 2019
Clients from two Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agencies delivered inspiring messages of determination and community spirit at the 30th Annual Business and Professional Breakfast on Tuesday, December 17 at The Breakers Palm Beach.
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Toy Drive collects hundreds of gifts for Palm Beach County children
December 13, 2019
The 26th Annual Palm Beach Toy Drive collected more than 1,500 toys and nearly $12,000 to benefit Palm Beach County children and families in need of extra support this holiday season.
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Tocqueville Society Cocktail Reception
December 12, 2019
Nicola and Jeff Marcus hosted a cocktail reception on behalf of the Town of Palm Beach United Way to thank major donors and welcome new members of its esteemed Alexis de Tocqueville Society Wednesday evening at The Sailfish Club.
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TPBUW and Community Foundation partner to provide aid to the Bahamas
December 9, 2019
The Town of Palm Beach United Way and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties have combined funds from their respective Bahamas Relief Funds to rebuild homes in the Northern Abacos. Each organization will allocate $171,000 to Northern Abacos Relief and Rebuild, a grass roots team formed through The Church By The Sea in Fort Lauderdale.
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11th Annual Turkey Trot
November 26, 2019
This year the Town of Palm Beach United Way Turkey Trot is setting a record by providing 6,200 Thanksgiving meals to Palm Beach County residents. The race, now in its 11th year, sold out sooner than ever before with 1,400 people registered by the end of October.
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Business and Professional Campaign Kickoff
September 26, 2019
Members of the Town of Palm Beach United Way Business and Professional Committee celebrated the start of the 2019-2020 fundraising campaign with a cocktail party Wednesday, September 25th at The Colony Hotel.
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Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund $100,000 Matching Grant
September 13, 2019
The Cathleen McFarlane Foundation is joining the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas by offering a new $100,000 matching gift.
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Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund $50,000 Matching Grant
September 10, 2019
Town of Palm Beach United Way supporters Matthew and Tracy Smith have generously pledged a $50,000 matching gift toward the Town of Palm Beach United Way Bahamas Relief Fund.
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Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund
September 4, 2019
The Town of Palm Beach United Way and the Town of Palm Beach have partnered to start a Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund to assist with long-term recovery efforts in the Bahamas.
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Boxed for Success School Supply Drive
August 7, 2019
Hundreds of students will be able to start the school year with the tools they need to succeed thanks to generous donations to the 7h Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way Boxed for Success School Supply Drive.
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          Youth United Committee 

Boxed for Success School Supply Drive
July 8, 2019
The 7th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way Boxed for Success School Supply Drive begins July 8 and runs through August 2.
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          Youth United Committee
          School Supply Drive Flyer 

74th Annual Meeting
April 23, 2019
The Town of Palm Beach United Way and its supporters celebrated a year of remarkable giving and honored board members, volunteers and donors at the organization’s 74th Annual Meeting held Tuesday, April 23 at The Breakers Palm Beach.
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          Community Report 2018-2019

Allocation Committee End of Year Celebration
April 19, 2019
Volunteers celebrated the end of the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s grant review process Thursday, April 18, with a cocktail reception at the Sailfish Club.
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          Allocation Committee 2019 Roster

Tocqueville Society Award Dinner
March 18, 2019
The Town of Palm Beach United Way hosted the 30th Annual Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award Dinner Monday night at Club Colette in recognition of its leading contributors. Longtime donors Norma and Bill Tiefel were honored with the “Distinguished Citizen Award.”
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          Norma and Bill Tiefel Bio
          Past Award Recipients

Tocqueville Society Cocktail Reception
January 29, 2019
Loyal Town of Palm Beach United Way contributor Daniel Ponton graciously hosted a cocktail reception for members of the Town of Palm Beach United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society Monday evening at Club Colette.
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          Tocqueville Society Cabinet

Allocation Committee Kickoff Party
January 22, 2019
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.
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Allocation Committee 2019 Roster

29th Annual Business and Professional Breakfast
December 10, 2018
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman delivered an inspiring message of perseverance and compassion in front of 300 guests at the 29th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way Business and Professional Breakfast at The Breakers.
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25th Annual Toy Drive
December 7, 2018
The Palm Beach Toy Drive collected more than 800 toys and $8,325 in cash donations to benefit children at three local non-profit agencies. The drive was a partnership between the Town of Palm Beach United Way, Palm Beach Daily News and Palm Beach Fire-Rescue.
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Red Feather Society Cocktail Reception
November 29, 2018
Town of Palm Beach United Way’s dedicated supporter, Findlay Galleries, graciously hosted a cocktail party on Saturday evening, November 24, to honor members of the Town of Palm Beach United Way Red Feather Society.
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