Pictured: Palm Beach Gardens Division Chief of Training Shon Broedell (right) shows Palm Beach Gardens High School magnet coordinator, John Walker, the fire simulator the department received from the BallenIsles Charities Foundation. (Photo by Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Bill DiPaolo)
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. Feb 12, 2015 – The Palm Beach Post was there again to capture the significance with excellent coverage when 30 area organizations with extraordinary local community programs were awarded financial Grants totaling a record $290,000 by the BallenIsles Charities Foundation during a charity reception last evening at BallenIsles Country Club.
The BallenIsles Charities Foundation (www.BallenIslesCharitiesFoundation.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of “Making a Difference” in the community. It renders financial support to area organizations providing civic, educational programs, health and human services and support for the environment. The Foundation’s 2015 Grant Giving of $290,000 surpasses monies previously raised and awarded in the three years since its formation. The Foundation previously awarded $130,000 in 2012; $160,000 in 2013; $285,000 in 2014. Grand total raised since inception: $865,000. “The kind generosity of BallenIsles residents and local businesses, working together as a community, continues to make it possible for us to help those who are helping others so unselfishly,” said BallenIsles Charities Foundation President Fred Corrado.