5th Annual Community Spirit Award Luncheon – Thursday, September 28, 2017
Tina Philips To Be Honored for Dedication to Nonprofit Sector
Tina Philips has spent more than three decades committed to the betterment of adults with disabilities – 30 years as president/CEO of Palm Beach Habilitation Center and previously 20 years at Pinellas ARC (PARC). It is through her determination, leadership and commitment that some of the greatest changes have come in the State of Florida for those with physical and mental disabilities. She is one of the most well-respected champions of the disabled and is known not just locally, but throughout the state and in the legislature for her unrelenting determination on behalf of persons with disabilities. Because of her efforts, thousands of persons with physical and mental disabilities are living happy, productive lives in their communities.
She has also been an outspoken champion of nonprofits in Palm Beach County. She helped create the Human Services Coalition of Palm Beach County to bring training and information to hundreds of nonprofits, and the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County to provide a forum for nonprofit leaders to meet, advocate, share information and learn from each other.
The Community Spirit Award is given annually to a person in the community who has gone above and beyond for the betterment of the nonprofit community as a whole. Winners are selected by their peers – members of the Nonprofit Chamber.
WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2017
TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
COST: $50 Chamber members; $60 Non-Members; $500 Table of 10
8th Annual Legislative Advocacy Workshop and Summit Set
For the eighth year, the Human Services Coalition, now in partnership with the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County, has been part of a legislative initiative that gets our priorities before all the members of our Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation.
The Human Services Coalition and Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County offer every nonprofit health and human services organization and stakeholders the opportunity to be part of the legislative process. To develop the Green Book, which contains the top two priorities in six areas – Children and Youth, Disabilities, Hunger/Homelessness/Housing, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, and Elders – health and human services providers are asked to submit priorities. Later, any providers who wish to, participate in a workshop where two top priorities in each area are selected. All are compiled into the Legislative Green Book which is presented to legislators at the summit. The legislators take the books to Tallahassee and refer to them regularly during the session.
No matter how large or small your nonprofit is, you have an equal opportunity to get your needs heard. If you would like to become part of this process and haven’t been in the past, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the notification list.
Nonprofits are a major segment of the economy – the third largest employer in the United States. We bring $40 billion into our respective states. And, yet, for many years, we had no real impact on the legislative process. The Legislative Advocacy Initiative here in Palm Beach County is changing that – it gives YOU a louder voice in advocating for your organization and for your clients and legislators are listening.
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