Jay Van Vechten

Jay Van Vechten is a retired New York City PR man. He operated his own award winning agency for 25 years until a fall changed his life. A full time resident of Boca Raton, Van Vechten chairs the American Disabilities Foundation, Inc., and serves as the Executive Director of the annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities. He was recently named Direct Service Provider of the Year by the Special Needs Advisory Coalition of Palm Beach County. He is also the past Chair of the City of Boca Raton Advisory Board for People with Disabilities. And currently sits on the city’s Community Advisory Panel.

By Jay Van Vechten On Friday, March 15th, 2019

Mohamed Abdalla – Changing Minds, Healing Hearts

By: Jay Van Vechten  What does the legacy of Princess Diana have to do with a Boca Raton resident named Mohamed Abdalla? A lot. You see Mohamed’s family hails from Alexandria, Egypt, where they spent 30 years More...

By Jay Van Vechten On Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

A Light From Above

By: Jay Van Vechten The lighthouses of the world hold a romantic allure spanning more than 2,000 years. Lighthouses give hope to those lost at sea. They keep ships and sailors safe on the oceans and lakes that More...

By Jay Van Vechten On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Volunteerism Is Alive And Well In Boca Raton – John Luca

By: Jay Van Vechten Volunteerism and ‘giving back’ to the community are very much at the heart of Boca Raton. In fact, the majority of the city’s social activities center on charitable events.  From casual More...

By Jay Van Vechten On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Volunteerism Is Alive And Well In Boca Raton

By: Jay Van Vechten In a 2015 study, it was determined that 62 million Americans volunteer annually, representing nearly 25% of all US residents. Together those who volunteer spend 7.9 billion hours helping others. More...