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Palm Beach North Education Foundation

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The Palm Beach North Education Foundation is committed to investing in the educational future of our youth through literacy programs, teacher externships & retention incentives, and leadership awards for post-secondary education. The Foundation is a private non-profit foundation, affiliated with the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, and works specifically with schools and students in the Palm Beach North region.

John C. Giba Student Leadership Awards Program and Palm Beach North Education 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.
 
Since 2010, The Foundation has awarded $177,455 in scholarships to 88 students.
 
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 Palm Beach North Education Foundation Scholarships award high school seniors who are going onto post-secondary education who demonstrate leadership potential and have a financial need.
 
2025 Scholarship Applications will open in October 2024

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Scholarship Awards generously sponsored by:

Palm Beach North Early Readers Initiative

The Palm Beach North Early Readers Initiative is a program that strives to significantly boost third-grade literacy outcomes, paving the way for every child's future success. Without a strong foundation in reading, children are left behind at a critical stage of their educational journey and will find it increasingly more challenging to catch up and keep up. This program provides funding for literacy intervention programs to schools in Palm Beach North. In addition to the literacy intervention programs, this program will connect volunteers from the business community to schools for classroom reading sessions.

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2023 Teacher of the Year Awards

The Palm Beach North Education Foundation (formerly the Chamber Foundation) award a $1,000 check to ALL 19 teachers who were Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce 2023 Teacher of the Year Award Recipients. This funding was available thanks to a generous donation from The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation. The Palm Beach North Education Foundation is committed to supporting educators and schools within the Palm Beach North region, and we recognize that it’s outstanding educators in the community who truly make a difference and impact on our future generations.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

The Palm Beach North Education Foundation ensures that it operates without bias in its interactions with students and teachers, refraining from discrimination based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, sexual orientation, or any other limiting classification.

Rob Taylor
Foundation President

Rob Taylor

Cary Stamp & Co.

Board of Directors

Alex Martinez Slaton, Vice President
Senior Business Development
Team IP
Noel Martinez, Treasurer
President & CEO
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
Kathleen Joy, Secretary
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
Rick Murrell
Chairman
Saltchuk Logistics, LLC
Laura Curran
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking
First Citizens Bank
Katie Thompson
Vice President of Education
Junior Achievement of The Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast

Staff Contact

Kathleen Joy

Director of Strategic Initiatives

kathleen@pbnchamber.com

(561) 748-3954