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VOL. 29 NO. 7                                                                                  JULY 2021

                                                             Fundraising EvEnt

        The Honda Classic To Distribute A Near Record $5.1 Million

        To Local Charities Despite The Challenges Of The Pandemic

           More Than 100 Charities And 100,000 Children Will Be Impacted By Honda Classic Cares

        The Honda Classic is awarding $5.1 million to 100   its 41st year as title sponsor of the PGA
      South Florida philanthropic organizations in 2021, a   TOUR event, including almost $40
      number that approaches tournament record levels despite   million in the 15 years since Children’s
      the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Healthcare Charity Inc. became the host
        The $5.1 million distribution during Honda Classic   organization and moved the event to PGA
      Cares Week (June 7 to 10) will impact the lives of more   National Resort and Spa.
      than 100,000 children and provide a much-needed boost     The $5.1 million was just $250,000
      to South Florida community charities that faced their own   below the record distribution of  $5.35
      fiscal challenges in a tough year.                million of 2020 and equaled the
        The Honda Classic has now surpassed $55 million in
      charitable contributions as American Honda approaches   Fundraising Event on page 4

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       Executive Women Of The Palm Beaches                                                                         Philanthropist

        Foundation Supports Dress For Success                                                                      Lois Pope And

                 Worldwide/Palm Beach Affiliate                                                               American Humane

       And Raises $65,000 At 37th Annual Women In Leadership Awards                                         Dedicate Monument

                                                          More than 250 sponsors, nominees and guests       National Monument Honors Courageous
                                                        participated in the Executive  Women of the Palm       Canines Who Served In U.S. Armed
                                                        Beaches Foundation’s (EWPBF) 37th Annual Women
                                                        In Leadership Awards (WILA), a virtual celebration      Forces From Civil War To Today
                                                        launched on YouTube on Friday, April 30.
                                                          In partnership with Keynote Speaker Joi Gordon      There are some 2,700 dogs currently in active
                                                        of Dress for Success Worldwide and the Palm Beach   military service and about 700 who are deployed
                                                        affiliate of Dress for Success, EWPBF donated a $5,000   overseas, according to the U.S. Department of
                                                        honorarium to the organization as part of the event. In   Defense. But for the most part, these courageous
                                                        addition, WILA attendees donated 19 business suits and   canines – like the countless thousands who served in
                                                        more than 30 pairs of shoes, 24 handbags, undergarments,   the military dating back to the Civil War – have not
                                                        and makeup in a drive-up donation event.            been given the credit due to them for their heroic acts
                                                          “With the reduced capacity to collect donations of items   on and off the battlefield.
      EWPBF Executive Director Holly Finch; President Trudy   and funding over the past year, Dress for Success Palm     Lois Pope, the nationally prominent philanthropist
      Crowetz; WILA Nonprofit Honoree Dr. Renee Layman; and   Beach is extremely grateful to have the support of the   and disabled veterans and animal welfare champion,
      EWPBF Member Jessica Cecere                       Executive Women of the Palm Beaches and many women   changed  this by  bestowing upon military service
                                                                                 entering or returning to the   dogs the honor they deserve. She and Dr. Robin R.
                                                                                 workforce will benefit from   Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane,
                                                                                 this unique collaboration,”   the country’s first humane organization, dedicated the
                                                                                 said Mary Hart, Dress for   American Military Hero Dog Monument on Saturday,
                                                                                 Success Palm Beach CEO.    May 15, at Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton,
                                                                                   The signature fundraising   Fla. The American Military Hero Dog Monument is
                                                                                 event for Executive Women   a national tribute to the canines who serve in the five
                                                                                 of the Palm Beaches, WILA   branches of the Armed Forces.
                                                                                 raised $65,000 to provide
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                                                                                 Southern Profile on page 2
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