Published On: Thu, Jul 14th, 2022

Boca Beat, 07/14

  • U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel announced that $3 million in grant funding has been awarded to Palm Beach State College by the U.S. Department of Education to expand the Upward Bound TRIO college readiness program.
  • During the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention last month in Orlando, The Family Law Section presented a check for $75,000 to The Florida Bar Foundation in support of their children’s legal advocacy programs. Since 2019, the Section has donated $650,000 to the Foundation, the largest Section contributor to the Bar’s nonprofit arm.
  • The USTA Junior Boys National Clay Court Championships have served as a steppingstone to college scholarships and professional success for a lengthy and impressive list of American players over the past 54 years, including one of the all-time greatest in Hall of Famer John McEnroe, who claimed the Boys 18s title in 1976, a year after winning the 16s title.
  • When attorney Danielle A. Sherriff joined the Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith family, she reaffirmed her commitment to service with integrity, professionalism and ethics.
  • The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new photography exhibit, “Emerging from Darkness: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography.” Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be able to view a variety of photographs taken by the students in Boca High’s esteemed photography program.
  • The Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF), which has served the Delray Beach and southern Palm Beach County communities since 1969, announced that its Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Seibel will move into a new leadership position in a dual role as CEO of the organization’s Foundation and as Strategic Advisor to the Center. ACCF is currently undergoing a national search for a new CEO for the Center, which serves 500 children and families in Delray Beach, Florida with nationally accredited programs in early childhood education, K-12 afterschool and summer programs and comprehensive family support services.
  • Place of Hope, a nonprofit based in Boca Raton, received a $5.5 million donation from local families to help renovate their new campus in Stuart.
  • Festival of the Arts BOCA, Boca Raton Historical Society (BRHS), and The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum (SBRHM) today announced the second concert in the SUMMER SIPS & SOUNDS. Scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, at 6 pm, it will feature Music from the Seventies, and will be held in the museum’s lecture hall, located in Historic Town Hall, 71 North Federal Highway in downtown Boca Raton (33432).
  • The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed Palm Beach State College’s accreditation for an additional 10 years.
  • Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF) and Lang Realty are partnering to host Build Your Own Charcuterie Board, on Wednesday, August 24th, at 7:00 p.m., at the Farmer’s Table, located at The Wyndham Hotel, 1901 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton. All proceeds will benefit ACCF programs, serving more than 500 local children and families.
  • The Florida Atlantic University Foundation (FAUF) raised more than $81.24 million from more than 5,332 donors at the end of the 2022 fiscal year – the largest amount raised in the University’s history. This total breaks the record of $57 million from the previous year and demonstrates a continued trajectory for growth.
  • Palm Beach Atlantic senior Miriam Edele has won the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study this summer in Cusco, Peru.

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