The Young Professionals of Wellington recently announced that this year’s 2015 Community Impact Award will be awarded to Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club Chairman Todd Barron. The ceremony will take place during the Young Professionals’ third annual Wicked at the Wanderers costume and casino night on Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Wanderers Club (1900 Aero Club Drive, Wellington).
The Community Impact Award will be given to Barron largely due to his efforts on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club where, for the past six years, he has overseen the raising of nearly $1 million.
Barron has served as a previous Wicked at Wanderers event auctioneer. An entertaining auctioneer, Barron has also performed the duty for the Boys & Girls Club’s annual golf classic, Barefoot on the Beach, Great Futures Polo Day and the Wellington Dinner Dance. Barron has also served as a committee member and co-chair for most of the same events.
Barron’s donation of his time extends to his wife, Debra, who will join him as co-chair for the Jan. 21 fundraising event at Jet Aviation. The Barrons are also proud to support other noteworthy organizations, including the Palm Beach Opera, the Hanley Center Foundation, Contemporaries of the Four Arts, Temple Beth Torah and the Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony.
“I am proud and honored to lead an amazing board for our Boys & Girls Club in Wellington,” Barron said. “It is 100 percent a group effort, and if there was any way to give this award to our committee, then I would transfer it to them. The majority of the success of the Wellington club has been from three main areas: our amazing board, the staff at the Wellington club and, of course, the generous support of our donors, which certainly includes our angel donor, Neil Hirsch.”
For more information, visit www.bgcpbc.org.
ABOVE: Todd Barron