Community Foundation To Host Founder’s Luncheon Feb. 4 At Kravis

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties will host its Founder’s Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

The seventh annual event will highlight results from recent Community Foundation initiatives, as well as recognize grant partners and pay tribute to donors who make an impact in the community daily.

This year’s luncheon will feature a panel discussion titled “Power of Place: A Conversation on Housing.” Moderated by WPTV anchor Hollani Davis, local community leaders will discuss important issues tied to housing insecurity.

Panelists include Jonathan B. Brown, director of Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability; Suzanne Cabrera, president and CEO of Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County; Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig; and Jack Weir, president of Eastwind Development Group.

“As housing remains a top priority for the Community Foundation and residents of Palm Beach and Martin counties, it’s critical to create opportunities to address community revitalization,” said Bradley Hurlburt, president and CEO of the foundation. “We look forward to sharing information with the community on housing insecurity through our diverse group of panelists and the breadth of knowledge they bring to the table.”

More than 400 board members, donors and fundholders, local nonprofit organizations, corporate sponsors and community leaders are expected to attend the luncheon at the Eunice and Julian Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

The event will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The Founder’s Luncheon founding sponsors are Northern Trust, Rybovich, and Lovelight Fund/Julie & Peter Cummings/Marjorie S. Fisher Fund and the Grand Tour. Community sponsors include Sherry and Tom Barrat, FPL, Palm Beach Illustrated, South Florida PBS, Templeton & Company and WLRN.

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