The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a private non-profit foundation, affiliated with the Chamber to oversee the endowment established through a donation by John C. Giba. The Board of Directors of the Foundation receives and administers funds for educational purposes. Through the John C. Giba Student Leadership Awards, selected high school seniors within the Palm Beach North Chamber’s service area are encouraged, recognized and rewarded for their holistic leadership qualities through outstanding scholastic excellence, community service and extra-curricular activities. The students are selected in early April by the Foundation’s Board and the money for the gifts shall be derived from the endowment.
In 2016, in addition to successfully awarding Leadership Awards to five local students, the Foundation in conjunction with the Chamber honored 35 Teachers of The Year from local and public schools. The Young Entrepreneur’s Academy, administered by the Foundation, is set to start its fourth year with some of the best and brightest students in Palm Beach North.
Board of Directors
Phillip D’Amico, Watson B Duncan Middle School, Vice President
Teresa Dabrowski, The Gardens Mall, Secretary
Andrew Gray, Daszkal Bolton, Treasurer
Mark Holmes, Water Pointe Realty Group
Ken Montgomery, Barnabas Consulting Group
Beth Kigel, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
Scheduled regularly by committee members.
Foundation Board of Directors membership is by invitation-only.