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Impact the Palm Beaches hits $1M milestone

From right to left: Kristen Calder, Jacquie Stephens, Bob Zaccheo, Michelle McGovern, Lisa LaFrance, Carrie Brown, Dan Shorter, Keli Ferguson, née Fulton, Lauren Sterlacci, Jeff DeMario and Elizabeth Truong

Photo by Capehart

Impact the Palm Beaches distributed grants totaling $233,000 to local nonprofit organizations at its seventh annual Impact Awards Celebration at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on April 28.

The two $100,000 grant recipients were Vita Nova and Feed the Hungry Pantry of Palm Beach County.

The organization concentrates on five core service areas for grants: arts and culture; education; the environment and animal welfare; health and wellness; and family.

Each member of the organization contributes $1,000 for the Impact Awards event.

The event began with over 200 organization members and guests mingling while enjoying refreshments and light bites. Finalists then presented requests for funding, after which the members voted, and the awards were distributed.

The 2022 Impact event marked a milestone: The organization has now awarded over $1 million to local nonprofits.

The sponsors of the seventh annual Impact Awards Celebration were Baptist Health, Palm Health Foundation and ESPN West Palm.

Impact the Palm Beaches is a philanthropic organization focused on providing women the ability to impact the community in a collaborative way. Its motto is “One Woman, One Meeting, One Vote.” The organization is designed for women who wish to create transformational change in their community.

To learn more about Impact the Palm Beaches, visit, or email

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