End of Year Message From
President & CEO, James S. Gavrilos
On behalf of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County Board of Directors and Staff, we wish you a healthy rest of this year and a prosperous New Year.
DID YOU KNOW as an Individual Donor your ability to deduct cash donations increased from 60% to 100% of income for 2020? Also donors who use the standard deduction can deduct an additional $300 for cash contributions to a public charity.
DID YOU KNOW as a Corporation, your ability to deduct charitable contributions increased from 10% to 25% of income?
DID YOU KNOW your Gift of Education places some of our most vulnerable students at a more equitable place along their educational journey? Your Gift of Education:
- ensures students have access to school supplies, devices and internet needed to succeed in the classroom, and beyond
- provides high-quality educational programs to prepare students for college
- prepares students for the workforce through innovative Career & Technical Education Programs leading to industry certification
- supports students reading on grade level
- equips teachers with classroom resources, GoTeach! Classroom Grant funding and professional development opportunities
- serves the needs of the students, teachers and schools in Palm Beach County
Source: IRS - How the CARES Act changes deducting charitable contributions
Foundation Board of Director Marty Cass:
A Passion for Education...
A Heart for the Community.
"I grew up in a culture that taught the importance of education. Where I am today is very much a result of the education I received and the passion I have for business, charity and life. Our schools need more resources so they can provide the best education and instill passion in their students.â€
Marty Cass is a member of our Board of Directors and the Chair of the Education Foundation Development Committee.
Every now and then, we meet people in whose very DNA is imbedded passionâ€¦passion for a cause and a desire to make the community better. Marty Cass is one of those individuals. For over ten years, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County (EFPBC) as well as serving as Chair of the Development Committee to raise funds to support EFPBC initiatives. But his commitment to education had a much earlier start.
The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Awards Grant Supporting Cybersecurity Academy at Santaluces Community High School
In the last few years, â€œCorporate Social Responsibilityâ€ has become a topic for many companies. They look to â€œdo the right thingâ€ and make an impact in their local community. Committees are formed, task forces assignedâ€¦and employee volunteer engagement is encouraged.
For some companies however, Corporate Social Responsibility is nothing newâ€¦it is embedded in their very DNA.
U.S. Sugar is one of those companies.
Principal of the Year & Assistant Principal of the Year
The School District of Palm Beach County in partnership with the Education Foundation, along with Presenting Sponsor Comcast, will celebrate the Principal of the Year and (NEW THIS YEAR) Assistant Principal of the Year. You are invited to join us for this virtual special leadership recognition event will take place on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 4:00PM.
Connecting Kids in the Community
through Digital Inclusion
Smile & Create Holiday Magic This Season
If Amazon is your go-to place for holiday gift giving this year, why not make someone smile while you shop! In this case, students in Palm Beach County are the beneficiaries of your efforts. Qualified items allow The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County a percentage from your sale to support our mission.
Our Contact Information
Education Foundation of PBC
505 S Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, Fl 33426