Chamber Foundation

Scholarship Awards generously sponsored by:

Since 2010, The Foundation has awarded $136,455 in scholarships to 77 students.

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s mission is to fund education opportunities for college-bound student leaders who live or attend school in the Palm Beach North region. The Foundation is a private non-profit foundation, affiliated with the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce and is committed to investing in the educational future of our youth through leadership awards and need-based scholarships.

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John C. Giba Student Leadership Awards Program and Chamber Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation was formed in 1998 to oversee the endowment established through a donation from John C. Giba, a Jupiter-Tequesta businessman who believed in the importance of student leadership through education. Over the years, The Foundation has grown to provide more scholarship opportunities in our region through donations made by Chamber members and local businesses.


The John C. Giba Student Leadership Awards Program aims to encourage, recognize, and award selected High School seniors who have demonstrated leadership potential through a combination of academic excellence, community service, and extra-curricular activities. The Chamber Foundation Scholarships award college-bound seniors who demonstrate leadership potential and have a financial need.


Scholarship applications are live and can be found here.  Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. February 17, 2023.

Scholarship Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you a business who is passionate about education and would like to sponsor a student scholarship? Your tax-deductible donation will allow us to provide more scholarship opportunities in Palm Beach North, making a greater impact for our region's students and promoting to the development of leaders in our community! Please click here for more information, or contact Kathleen Joy at kathleen@pbnchamber.com or (561) 748-3954.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other restricting classification in its selection of scholars.

Foundation President

Rob Taylor

Cary Stamp & Co.

Board of Directors

Phillip D’Amico
Watson B. Duncan Middle School
Rick Murrell
CEO and President Saltchuk Logistics
Representative of Tropical Shipping
Laura King
Vice President
First Citizens Bank
Alex Martinez Slaton
Senior Business Development
Team IP
Katie Thompson
Vice President of Education
Junior Achievement of The Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast
Noel Martinez
President & CEO
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
Bob Goldfarb
Custom Clothier & Personal Stylist
Bob Goldfarb Custom Clothing

Staff Contact

Kathleen Joy

Director of Community Engagement


(561) 748-3954