Boca Raton Tribune Wins Prestigious Milton & Bernice Beckerman Award
On September 19, The Boca Raton Tribune and its publisher, Douglas Heizer were the recipients of the Community Publishers of Florida (CPF) Milton & Bernice Beckerman Award.
“This is what community newspapers are all about,” said Heizer. “Since day one at The Boca Raton Tribune our motto has always been, ‘Your Closest Neighbor’ and now we have been rewarded for it.”
The Award is presented to a paper that is a CPF Member that has benefited a community charity, fundraiser event for a charity, or an employee who provided a community service.
The award, which was named after Milton & Bernice Beckerman, honors the couple for their long-time membership to CPF and other free paper associations.
For over 25 years the couple supported CPF as associate members. In 1993 they placed $15,000 in an investment account for the purpose of giving our increments to winner of the award.
For the past nine years, the Rotary Carousel Day has taken place at Boca Raton’s Sugar Sand Park and The Boca Raton Tribune has been a partner since the newspaper was founded back in 2010.
Last year alone, the carousel day was able to collect a record amount of over $16,000 in both toys and donations.
With the support of all five Rotary Clubs in Boca Raton, the Rotary Carousel Day has been a family event for the entire City.
The event invites people from Boca Raton to join in at Sugar Sand Park to donate toys to the needy kids in Boca Raton. All the donations are given to Boca Helping Hands and The Wayne Barton Center.