Chamber Foundation

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 applications will be available starting in January of 2019. The students are selected in early April by the Foundation’s Board and the money for the gifts shall be derived from the endowment. 

Recent Activity

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.

Foundation President

Sal Faso
North County Neighborhood Coalition

Board of Directors

Phillip D’Amico
Watson B. Duncan Middle School

Sal Faso
North County Neighborhood Coalition

Bob Goldfarb
Personal Styling Concierge
Bob Goldfarb Custom Clothing

Beth Kigel
President and CEO
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

Stephanie Mitrione
External Affairs Manager
Florida Power & Light Company 

Rick Murrell
SVP, Managing Director

Dr. Teeranai “Nong” Ovathanasin
Executive Director, Academic Operations Office
FAU – MacArthur Campus 

Ed Sabin
Chief Operating Officer
Southern Implants North America, Inc.


Scheduled regularly by committee members.


Foundation Board of Directors membership is by invitation-only.

Staff Contact

Whitney West
Director of Programs
(561) 746-7111