MORE THAN 500 GUESTS ATTEND JEWISH
FEDERATION’S INAUGURAL MAIN EVENT
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March 25, 2014) --- More than 500
guests attended Jewish
Federation of Palm Beach County’s inaugural
Main Event on March 18, 2014. Event attendees contribute
more than $2.5 million in donations to Federation’s Annual
Campaign. The new flagship event, held at the Kravis Center
for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, was chaired by
Ted and Roslyn Leopold with honorary chairs, Ewa and Dan
Abraham, Cynthia Friedman, Lori and Bruce Gendelman and
Elaine and Jerry Schuster. Stacey and Steve Ellison, Susan
and Chick Glabman, Elizabeth and Ben Gordon, Miki and
Michael Leibowitz, and Lisa and David Lickstein served as
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, was
the featured speaker for the Main Event.
“There is great synergy between Federation’s
work and Chelsea Clinton’s message,” said Federation
President & CEO, David Phillips. “Chelsea spoke about
engaging the younger generation in the fight against hunger,
poverty and disease. Federation is focused on developing
and empowering the next generation of community leaders who
recognize our collective responsibility to help make the
world a better place.”
It was inspiring to hear from a young national
leader about how each of us can make a real impact on our
local and global community,” said Ted Leopold, Q&A moderator and
Main Event chair along with his wife, Roslyn Leopold.
The Federation’s Annual Campaign raises funds
to enrich Jewish life, care for vulnerable populations, and
build global Jewish community.Funding from
the Annual Campaign is allocated to dozens of local,
national and international partner agencies that deliver
vital programs and services in
the community, in Israel and in 70 countries around the
“Our aim is to reach and help as many people as possible who
rely on Federation and our partner agencies for vital
services and programs,” said Board Chair, Arthur Loring. “We
are grateful for the many generous individuals who
demonstrate the same steadfast passion as Chelsea Clinton.
It’s the cumulative effort that makes positive, lasting
change for those around us who need it most.”
In addition to the Annual Campaign Federation is currently
raising funds for Tomorrow Today: A Community Partnership
Project, a capital campaign led by a multi-generational
group of Jewish community leaders who have made the bold
move to relocate and renovate the locations of the
Federation and its partner agencies. With
more than $17 million raised to date, the campaign will help
ensure that Federation and its partner agencies are
positioned to serve the future educational, recreational and
social service needs of the Jewish community.
Federation plans to relocate to a convenient, central
location that will accommodate its growing scope of services
from Boynton Beach to Martin County. The Mandel JCC opened
its new location in Palm Beach Gardens in August 2013.
Meyer Academy will join the JCC at the same Hood Road
location with a new, modern school that opens in August
About Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, works
with her parents, President Bill Clinton and Secretary
Hillary Rodham Clinton, to drive the vision and work of the
Clinton Foundation. She is also a special correspondent for
NBC News and is currently pursuing a doctorate at
Oxford. Chelsea previously worked at McKinsey & Company and
In addition to being Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation,
Chelsea serves on the boards of the Clinton Health Access
Initiative, the School of American Ballet, Common Sense
Media, and the Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also
co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Of Many Institute at
New York University.
Chelsea holds a B.A. from Stanford, a MPhil from Oxford, and
a MPH from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.
She and her husband, Marc, live in New York City.
About the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County works to enrich
Jewish life, care for vulnerable populations and build a
global Jewish community.
For more information, visit
or call 561-478-0700.