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VOL. 32 NO. 5                                                                                  MAY 2024

                                                           southErn spotlight

                  Jupiter Medical Center’s 47th Annual Black-Tie

                                              Ball Was Sold-Out Success

                               The Elegant Evening Raised Funds For New Patient Care Tower

        On Saturday, March 2 Jupiter Medical Center’s 47th                        excellence, coupled with your continued support, will
      Annual Black-Tie Ball returned to The Breakers in                           ensure world-class care for generations to come.”
      celebration and support of the not-for-profit hospital’s                      Jupiter Medical Center recently celebrated its
      history and future. Jupiter Medical Center Foundation                       45th anniversary in February. The hospital started as
      raised more than $1.2 million during the elegant                            a 34-bed facility treating just 1,800 patients a year.
      evening for the hospital’s new Patient Care Tower,                          Today, the health system employs more than 2,500
      which is scheduled to open next year.                                       dedicated team members, oversees 400 volunteers,
        Patsy and Joe Petri chaired the Black-Tie Ball, and                       and has over 750 affiliated physicians to care for
      Lee Ann and Jeffrey Alderton served as honorary chairs.                     nearly 400,000 patients annually.
      Tiffany Kenney, an evening anchor for WPBF 25 News,                           “Philanthropy is central to everything we do,” said
      was the emcee.                                                              Traci Simonsen, chief philanthropy officer of Jupiter
        “Our growth is a direct reflection of our dedication                      Medical Center Foundation. “We are honored to serve
      to safety, quality and patient experience, while focusing                   you and this community, and we are most grateful for
      on expanding the depth and breadth of our clinical                          your generous support, which enables us to continue
      services,” said Amit Rastogi, M.D., MHCM, president                         doing more.”
      and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “As a result, we
      are the highest-rated hospital in our region. Our clinical  Patsy and Joe Petri  Southern Spotlight on page 2           Jeffrey and Lee Ann Alderton

                        southErn proFilE                                                           Fundraising EvEnt

        Fireside Philanthropy: Fish &  BallenIsles Charities Foundation

      Wildlife Foundation Of Florida                                                      Awards Record $1,348,000

      Surpasses $900,000 Mark With Campfire Concert                                 In Financial Grants To Local Organizations

        The South Florida community supported
      the conservation of wild Florida, with a                                       T h e   B a l l e n I sl e s
      focus on facilitating outdoor experiences for                                Charities  Foundation,
      children at the Fish & Wildlife Foundation                                   made up of members and
      of Florida’s Campfire Concert. The concert,                                  residents of BallenIsles
      held on Friday, March 29 at the Pelican                                      Country Club, recently
      Club in Jupiter, featured performances from                                  announced that 58 not-
      country music sensations Chris Janson and                                    for-profit and civic
      Ricky Young.                                                                 organizations serving
        The foundation’s supporters united to raise                                the local Palm Beach
      more than $900,000. Laura Coburn Russell,                                    Gardens community will
                                                                                   be recipients of financial
      Southern Profile on page 6         Ricky Young, MC Young, Tucker Frederickson  grants and two impact
                                                                                   grants totaling a record
                                                                                     The funds raised are  BallenIsles Charities Foundation President Mark Freeman,
                                                                                   a credit to the generosity  The Fund for the West Palm Beach Police and Chere
                                                                                   of BallenIsles residents,  Goldstein of the BallenIsles Charities Foundation
                                                                                   local businesses and
                                                                                   corporate sponsors, contributions from volunteers, as well as BallenIsles club
                                                                                   management and the community association. Each of the organizations selected to

                                                                                   Fundraising Event on page 4
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