Mayor delivers remarks at organization’s annual breakfast awarding grants totaling $320,000
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (May 3, 2019) –
At Ibis Charities Foundation’s annual breakfast held on April 30, 2019 at The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach, Mayor Keith A. James personally thanked the members of the Foundation for their contributions to the community and, particularly, to the City of West Palm Beach. Mayor James was guest speaker at the breakfast when the organization awarded grants totaling $320,000 to area non-profits. As a special token of his appreciation for the Foundation’s longstanding philanthropic support of the City of West Palm Beach, Mayor James awarded the ceremonial Key to the City to the Ibis Charities Foundation. The key was accepted by Rick Carpenter, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Ibis Charities Foundation.
“You continue to have a significant impact on our community and are helping to make our city a better place,” said Mayor James. “West Palm Beach residents are better off thanks to you and your financial support of non-profits that provide family and social services, health and wellness programs and services, education programs, art and culture opportunities, and address environmental concerns. Contributions to non-profits have helped so many of our residents and, as a result, their well-being and quality of life have greatly benefited.”
In delivering remarks, Mayor James noted that the Foundation’s contributions are in line with his vision of creating a city of opportunity for all. Of note, the Grassy Waters Conservancy and Mandel Public Library, which are located in West Palm Beach, are past beneficiaries.
Ibis Charities Foundation has donated $1.1-million to date. Ibis Charities Foundation was named the 2018 Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation of the Year.
PHOTO: Mayor Keith A. James with Rick Carpenter, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Ibis Charities Foundation
For more information about Mayor Keith A. James, please visit: https://wpb.org/About/Mayor-s-Page/Mayor-s-Bio
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. For more information about Ibis Charities Foundation, please visit: http://ibischaritiesfoundation.org