Chamber Foundation

Education Awards generously sponsored by:

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a private non-profit foundation

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Foundation is 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, Cary Stamp Scholars Fund and Chamber Foundation Scholarship Awards Program, 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. Applications become available in January of each year.

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John C. Giba Student Leadership, Cary Stamp Scholars Fund and Chamber Foundation Scholarship Awards Program

The Chamber’s Foundation Student Leadership Award Program aims to encourage, recognize and reward selected area High School seniors who have demonstrated leadership potential through a combination of academic excellence, community service, and extra-curricular activities. The Foundation recognizes students either by video via social media platforms or/and at the Annual Education Awards membership breakfast. Awards are derived from the income of an Endowment Program established under the Chamber Foundation, a private non-profit foundation, from Cary Stamp & Co and other member donations.

John C. Giba, a Jupiter-Tequesta businessman, believed in the importance of student leadership through education. The Chamber Foundation was formed to oversee the endowment established by Mr. Giba’s donation and is committed to investing in the educational future of our youth. Cary Stamp, CEO of Cary Stamp & Company, has also donated another $3,000 for an additional two students to receive $1500 scholarships this year. Additionally, Chamber members contribute to the Foundation Scholarship Fund each year, which helps add to the number of scholarships the Board can award.

Recent Activity

In 2018, 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.

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Foundation President

Rob Taylor

Cary Stamp & Co.

Board of Directors

Phillip D’Amico
Principal
Watson B. Duncan Middle School
Bob Goldfarb
Personal Styling Concierge
Bob Goldfarb Custom Clothing
Rick Murrell
CEO and President Saltchuk Logistics

Representative of Tropical Shipping

Laura King
Vice President
First Citizens Bank
Patty Dent
Financial Advisor
Buttelman & Associates Financial Services
Noel Martinez
President & CEO
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

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Meetings

Scheduled regularly by committee members

Eligibility

Foundation Board of Directors membership is by invitation-only.

Staff Contact

Kathleen Dempsey

Director of Community Engagement

kathleen@pbnchamber.com

(561) 748-3954