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About the Foundation

The mission of the Foundation for Palm Beach State College is to seek philanthropic gifts and partnerships to further initiatives and opportunities that transform students’ lives and impact the economic and cultural prosperity of the community.

Today's Foundation for Palm Beach State is defined by relationships - the ones that bring partners, friends and donors committed to the students we serve and the community we share. 

The Foundation provides value to the College by

  • expanding awareness of and engagement in Palm Beach State while
  • accepting, stewarding and distributing philanthropic gifts in accordance with donors’ wishes.

 


Palm Beach State College Foundation, Inc.

812 Fern Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-868-3450  |  Fax: 561-868-3687

email: foundation@palmbeachstate.edu

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Mailing Address

640 Clematis St. #278 | West Palm Beach, FL 33401


 

Foundation Staff

David A. Rutherford

David A. Rutherford, M.A., CFRE
Vice President,
Institutional Advancement
CEO, The Foundation for
Palm Beach State College

rutherfd@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3450

 

LaKeisha Merrick Pender

LaKeisha Merrick-Pender
Executive Assistant
merrickl@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3743

 

Ana Thomas

Ana Thomas, CFRE *Alumna*
Corporate Partnerships Director
thomasa@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3569

 

Amy Scandrett

Amy Scandrett
Director, Donor Relations & Advancement Events
scandrea@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3686

 

Dean Glorioso

Dean Glorioso
Advancement Communications Manager, Grant Development
gloriosd@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3121

 

Brett R. Larsen

Brett R. Larsen
Campaign & Special Gifts Manager
larsenb@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3466

 

Gabrielle Monroe

Gabrielle Monroe
Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving Manager
monroeg@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3727

 

Steven Wilkes

Steven Wilkes
Data/Prospect Research Analyst
wilkess@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3846

 

Edward D. Picon

Edward D. Picon
Gift Processing Specialist 
picone@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-4076

 

Lorin Romeo Romay

Lorin Romeo Romay
Major Gifts & Scholarship Coordinator
romeorl@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3603

 

 

 

2023 - 2024 Foundation Board of Directors

  • Ricky Wade, Chair
  • Noel Guillama, Vice Chair
  • Trish Lowry, Secretary
  • Dr. Melissa Friedman-Levine, Trustee
  • Pat Bishop, Trustee 
  • Brent Fykes
  • Elizabeth Hamma
  • Ellice Martinez 
  • George T. Elmore 
  • Hermine Drezner 
  • Julie Kime 
  • Pia Giannone 
  • Vicki Chouris
  • James Duffie, CPA
  • Whitney Cunningham Walker 
  • Kevin Fernander, Esq.
  • Debbie Beres, Faculty Representative
  • Jonathan Alexis, Student Representative
  • Tomas Leon Nunez, Student Representative
  • Ava L. Parker, J.D., President 
  • David A. Rutherford, VP Advancement, CEO Foundation for PBSC

Note: All members of the Palm Beach State College Foundation Board of Directors are required to sign an acknowledgment form stating they have reviewed and understand the Sunshine Law and Conflict of Interest Policy of Palm Beach State College Foundation, Inc.

The purpose of these meetings is for the Executive Committee to conduct public business. Meetings are open to the public. A copy of the agenda is available at the Foundation Office, 812 Fern Street, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401. Any person with a disability requiring auxiliary aid services for this meeting may call the Foundation at 561-868-3450 with their request.

 

2023 Meeting Schedule
Day/Date Meeting Time
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Full Board Meeting  

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Investment Committee Meeting 9 a.m.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting 8 a.m.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Full Board Meeting  

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting

Investment Committee Meeting

8 a.m.

9 a.m.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Full Board Meeting  

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting 8 a.m.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting

Investment Committee Meeting

8 a.m.

9 a.m.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Full Board Meeting  

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting 8 a.m.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Full Board Meeting  

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting 8 a.m.

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