Impact 100’s big luncheon celebrates $1 million awarded to local nonprofits

Impact 100 celebrated its annual major awards luncheon on April 30, awarding $1 million to local nonprofits to support their important missions.

It’s an amazing group of women, over 800 strong.

Each member donates $1,000 per year, which is distributed as a grant to local nonprofits.

It was my pleasure to emcee the luncheon at The Boca West Country Club and participate in the voting process.

Here are the Impact 100 “2024 Grant Winners,” each receiving a $100,000 grant:

In the Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation category, Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County. Its mission is to provide exceptional music education and performing experiences through youth development and community involvement, while cultivating an appreciation for classical music within the community.

In terms of education, Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches plans to develop a program and provide swimming lessons to children with special needs.

In the Environment and Animal Welfare category, Semper Fi Service Dogs, which is dedicated to providing trained service dogs to veterans free of charge.

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Under the Family category there were three recipients:

Fuller Center (formerly Florence Fuller Child Development Center). The Fuller Center’s mission is to embrace, educate, and empower hardworking families and under-resourced children to reach their full potential.

Family Promise of South Palm Beach County strives to empower families as they make the transition from homelessness to lasting independence.

And Eat Better Live Better, which is on a mission to provide access to fresh produce, healthy groceries and nutrition education to the communities they serve

prevent, reverse and reduce childhood obesity and other nutrition-related health problems.

At Health & Wellness there were also three recipients:

Families First of Palm Beach County, empowering families of all histories and challenges to grow strong in every way.

PHIT America of Palm Beach County, whose mission is to serve 10,000 students in the county through programs to help improve children’s physical and mental health.

And Feeding Palm Beach County, as the largest provider of emergency food assistance in any county, is designed to meet the current and future needs of Palm Beach County’s food system.