Published On: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2011

Boice named chair of Schmidt Centre for the Arts and Mizner Park

 BOCA RATON — Yvonne S. Boice has been named the chair of the Schmidt Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park.  The organization presents the Festival of the Arts BOCA, which is planned for March 8-17, 2012. 

 Boice is the owner of The Shoppes at Village Pointe and Fugazy International Travel.

 “I’m so pleased to be leading the Schmidt Centre for the Arts Board of Directors and look forward to another successful Festival of the Arts BOCA.” Boice said.

 Boice currently serves as a board member of the Trust of the National Endowment of the Humanities. In addition, she has given of her time and talents to such organizations as the Palm Beach State College Foundation Board, the Lynn University Board, the Palm Beach International Film Festival Board, the Boca Raton Historical Society Board, the World Trade Center and YMCA of South Palm Beach County. Boice is also an appointee to the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission and the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 Yvonne S. Boice was selected to represent The United States at four women’s international business conferences.  In November 2006, the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy chose Boice as one of six delegates to the MENA (Middle East and North African) Women’s Conference held in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.  In June 2007, the Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs appointed Yvonne to attend at the Global Summit of Women in Berlin and in June 2008 Boice attended the Global Summit of Women in Hanoi.  In 2009, she traveled to Santa Cruz, Bolivia to address women and encourage them to take political action.

 Boice has been honored with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Palm Beach Chapter 2009 Outstanding Philanthropist Award, the President’s Call to Service Award for over 4,000 hours of community volunteer service, the 2008 Boca Raton Award from Lynn University, the 2008 Bridge Builder Award from LEAH – The League for Educational Awareness of the Holocaust, the 2007 Soroptimist International Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2007 Amazing American Woman Award for leadership from the Women’s Majority Network in Washington, D.C.,  the Founders Award from the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Northwood University Outstanding Business Leader Award in 2010.

 Yvonne S. Boice is married to attorney and World Trade Center founder, Al Zucaro Her daughter, Lauren, is a practicing attorney living in the Boston area with her husband, astrophysicist, Dr. Randall Knowles Smith.

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