Jay Broder, executor of the Broder Family Trust, awarded its second annual Donna Broder Memorial Scholarships on Thursday, Aug. 10 to two women who were selected as applicants from Dress for Success of the Palm Beaches (DFS), a nonprofit organization.
Daphlie Cenat, an intern at DFS in the boutique, has been learning many administrative functions while helping to keep the organization operating. She has proved invaluable as a mentor in the Road to Success program.
Cenat is in her last year of completing her human services undergraduate degree at Palm Beach State College and going on to pursue her master’s degree specializing in marriage and family therapy. She feels that her internships at DFS while attending school will provide the administrative background she needs to establish herself as a leader in the human services field.
“Daphlie has proven to be extremely dedicated and committed. She is aware of where she is going and what it takes to accomplish her goals,” said Jodi Cutler, director of programs and outreach services at DFS.
Morgan Anderson was also highly recommended by the DFS staff. She is deeply committed to the mission and goals of DFS and is a recent graduate of the DFS Road to Success program. “Their programs have been lifechanging for me,” said Anderson, who will be a junior at Palm Beach State College majoring in human services.
After overcoming major personal challenges over the past few years, Anderson has managed to maintain a 3.27 grade point average while working full time, attending school, and participating in DFS programs and activities. One of her aspirations “is to work with an organization that delivers empowering and impactful services to individuals and the community,” Anderson said.
Her “can do” attitude and overall passion to help people, which began at an early age and continues through her life journey, was the reason for her recommendation for this award.
Donna Broder, namesake of the scholarship, was a major force as a volunteer for many years at Dress for Success and took on many administrative responsibilities until succumbing to the ravages of cancer. She passed away in February 2022 and is fondly remembered by all who have encountered her over the years.
Volunteer opportunities are available and needed. For info., visit www.dressforsuccesspb.org or call (561) 249-3898.