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Soroptimist International Boca Raton/Deerfield

Vision and Mission

Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams. Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Core Values

Soroptimist International of the Americas is committed to:

  • Gender Equality: Women and girls live free from discrimination.
  • Empowerment: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.
  • Education: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.
  • Diversity & Fellowship: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.

Soroptimists are Philanthropists. Through our fundraising, we donate money to help women and girls, locally and around the world. Soroptimists are Activists, coordinating worldwide projects, such as the “Women’s Opportunity Award” and bringing awareness to social injustices. Soroptimists are Optimists. We hope you will join and partner with us to make the world a better place for women and girls! Learn More Here

Lynn Cancer Institute/ League of Ribbons

The Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute is one of the largest cancer centers in South Florida and is accredited as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons. The Lynn Cancer Institute treats an estimated 4,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year in facilities such as the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion, our state-of-the-art cancer center; as well as our other respective satellite locations in Delray Beach.

LEARN ABOUT OUR SERVICES & CAPABILITIES

More than 20 oncology physicians and a full complement of oncology professionals are on staff to serve the patients at the Lynn Cancer Institute. Our patients receive treatment and services from specialists in genetics, surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology and imaging. In addition, our staff includes research nurses, who improve patient access to clinical trials and the most advanced forms of treatment.

A unique approach at the Lynn Cancer Institute is our multimodality care. Each multimodality team is comprised of physicians and healthcare professionals who specialize in a specific site of cancer. The team is able to develop standards of care for the specific disease site it treats. These standards reflect the most advanced technology and current treatments available.

This simplifies the entire process for our patients, from diagnosis and treatment, to Wellness and Survivorship programs and allows our patients to focus on one thing — recovery. Learn More HERE

ABOUT THE LEAGUE OF RIBBONS

The Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute was built on the principle that the best cancer care requires united, singleminded efforts of physicians, staff, patients and their families. The League of Ribbons was created in June 2012 as a force to bring together the talent, heart and dedication of people who want to support the Lynn Cancer Institute and its mission to be united in purpose and to stand empowered against cancer.

The League of Ribbons funds many different programs including, but not limited to, providing gifts cards for groceries and gas, health and wellness programs for patients and the community-at-large and guided imagery, yoga and massage therapy for cancer patients in treatment.

For additional information on services and events offered by the League of Ribbons, call 561.955.5670.

Center for Active Aging

The Center for Active Aging provides supportive services and activities to individuals 60 years of age and older in order to improve their quality of life, promote their independence and encourage their involvement with the community. Services include, but are not limited to, information and referral, education and training, health support, counseling, recreation, transportation, nutrition, the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) and volunteer opportunities.
 Center for Active Aging benefits include:

  • Transportation to and from the Center
  • Recreation Activities and Programs
  • Counseling Support Groups and Individual Counseling
  • Health Support Lectures
  • Complimentary Health Screenings
  • Access to Medical Loan Closet
  • Utilization of Physical Fitness and Exercise Room
  • Field Trips
  • Access to Library and Internet Computer Services
  • Intergenerational Activities
  • Information and Referral Services
  • Nutrition Program
  • Public Education Presentations
  • Transportation to Doctor’s Appointments and Grocery Shopping
  • Volunteer Opportunities

The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Please call our Information and Referral Coordinator at (954) 480-4441 for more information. Learn More Here

Spirit of Giving

Show Your Spirit and Make a Wish Come True

‘Tis the season to show your Spirit of Giving. The Annual Holiday Gift Drive will ensure that the holiday wishes of over 5,000 local children come true. The Spirit of Giving Network, in partnership with the Junior League of Boca Raton, will work with 47+ agencies to provide gifts to in-need children in Palm Beach County. Learn More HERE

The Spirit of Giving Network is the leading organization in our community granting holiday wishes to children; it is a grand community-wide project and we cannot do it without your support. This year, you can help make a child’s wish come true in the following ways:

Amazon Wish List

  • Sponsor a child by fulfilling a gift wish on a gift tag
  • Collect new, unwrapped gifts – we will provide the collection box
  • Make a cash or gift certificate donation and our elves will do the toy shopping 

Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholar Program at FAU

The Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program provides first-generation, low-income students with financial resources and personal support to help them graduate from FAU in four years or less.

The Need

2017 statistics reveal that 53% of college students graduate with roughly $23,300 in student loan debt. National student debt, a hot topic for financial watchdogs, has surpassed credit card and other forms of personal debt, coming in second only to mortgage debt. Encompassing 45 million+ graduates, and reaching more than $1.4 trillion, national student debt has become a crisis.

The financial ripple effect for graduates saddled with student debt is substantial.

The Mission

By addressing systemic barriers and challenges, we provide a full grant and scholarship financial aid package as well as a comprehensive support program to ensure students thrive at Florida Atlantic University. We help students develop valuable college success strategies, build confidence, understand their first-generation identity, connect to peer and professional mentors, and access campus resources which prepare them for a successful college career and meaningful post-graduate life. Learn More Here

Educate Tomorrow at FAU

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Educate Tomorrow at FAU (ET @ FAU) is a comprehensive program designed specifically for students who have experienced foster care or homelessness. The program provides students with wrap-around services from admission to graduation, with a goal of creating a strong foundation of support, academic coaching, career advising, and access to services on and off campus.

Through collaboration with campus and community partners, the Educate Tomorrow at FAU Program offers the following services to students:

For more information on Educate Tomorrow at FAU, click here.

Junior League Boca Raton

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OUR MISSION

The Junior League of Boca Raton, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

JLBR welcomes all women who value our Mission.  We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.  JLBR focuses on three issues in our community: hunger, nonprofit support and child welfare.

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1971 when the needs of the city were realized by several community leaders. The 27 founding members recognized the tremendous growth of our city and the need for the trained volunteer program offered by the Junior League.

The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) includes over 700 highly motivated, educated, and influential women, who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action of trained volunteers. We reach out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate a commitment to voluntarism. Our members have been improving the lives of children and families in the South Palm Beach county area for over 45 years.

WHAT WE DO

The JLBR transforms South Florida through advocacy, direct service, public education and fundraising. We provide resources, knowledge and funding through the training, education and volunteerism of our members. We serve as a much-needed volunteer resource and a catalyst for positive change through partnerships with numerous nonprofit organizations. We work passionately to host signature fundraising events, to tackle a wide variety of issues. The JLBR current focus are:

  • Hunger
  • Child Welfare
  • Nonprofit Support

For more information regarding the Junior League of Boca Raton, click here.

Literacy Coalition

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Who We Are

The Literacy Coalition is a not for profit organization committed to ensuring that every resident of Palm Beach County, Florida is able to read. Our philosophy is best expressed by Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations:

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope… (it is) the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.”

Mission

The mission of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy.

Our goal is to ensure that every child and every adult in Palm Beach County can read.

Whom We Serve

We Serve:

  • The mother who can’t read a letter sent home by her daughter’s teacher.
  • The worker who claims he left his glasses at home rather than admit he can’t read the instructions left by his boss.
  • The preschool child who lives in a home that doesn’t contain a single book.
  • The family who lives in poverty because the parents don’t have the literacy skills to qualify for a job that pays a family sustaining wage.

For more information, click here.

AmFund

Our Mission

AmFund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of raising funds for other nonprofits in the United States.

How It All Began…

AmFund’s Founders, Barbara and Wade West worked as news anchors and reporters for over 30 years. Throughout their award winning careers, they were frequently asked to emcee charity events to raise money for worthy missions. 

Having attended these fundraising events, they noticed that worthy nonprofits were leaving money on the table by not making the most of their captive donor audience. 

Growing tired of focusing on crime, crisis and corruption, they knew there was something better. Using their experience and knowledge, they made it their life mission to form the 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraising organization, the American Fundraising Foundation-AmFund.

Using their 20 years of experience in fundraising special events, open asks, silent and live auctions, AmFund partners with 501(c)(3) nonprofits across the United States to help them meet their fundraising goals, one community at a time.

Learn more here : https://www.amfund.org/

Impact 100 Men

Impact 100 Men Palm Beach County is made up of men who are committed to improving the community through grants to local nonprofits that are transforming the community. This group seeks to advance high impact giving and action in the South Palm Beach County area by bringing men together to make a singular impact. Impact 100 Men champions the “power of giving as one” and makes it possible for a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts the community. Up to $100,000 will be awarded to a local nonprofit through a majority vote of all Impact 100 Men members at an annual meeting after a proposal review process.

United Way of Palm Beach County acts as the fiscal agent for Impact 100 Men and provides grant and donor-related administrative support.

Become an Impact 100 Men Member!

Join Impact 100 Men by making a donation in the amount of $1,100. Your gift, when combined with others, will make a significant difference and support the work of local nonprofits. Your Impact 100 Men membership also includes a membership in United Way of Palm Beach County’s Leadership Circle. You will receive recognition as a philanthropic leader in our community, as well as exclusive invitations to United Way of Palm Beach County events.

For more information please visit https://unitedwaypbc.org/impact100-men/ or email 2019-2020 Chairman Ezra Krieg at ezrakrieg@yahoo.com

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