5th Annual Community Spirit Award Luncheon – Thursday, September 28, 2017
Tina Philips To Be Honored for Dedication to Nonprofit Sector
Tina Philips has spent the last 50 years 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.
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
Chamber Expands Membership Opportunities
Arts and cultural nonprofits and those focusing on animal causes can now join the Nonprofit Chamber. Until now, only health and human services nonprofits qualified for membership, but the board felt that other nonprofits could benefit from the discussions, conferences and information presented at Chamber meetings. “We all encounter the same types of issues regarding human resource management, finances, fund-raising, advocacy, and other internal matters,” explained Marlene Passell, Chamber manager. Because the organization was focused on its mission and growing membership, it initially kept membership within the health and human services arena. “But we receive requests regularly from other organizations and we are now prepared for that growth,” Ms. Passell added.
Additionally, start-up nonprofits with budgets of $100,000 or less can request scholarships to cover the first year’s $200 membership cost. Other categories of membership have also been added to allow funding organizations and those seeking to sponsor events or meetings to become involved with the Chamber.
We Are Better Together!
Forward thinking nonprofit leaders like yourselves found an urgent need to create a space where leadership of nonprofit organizations could meet, share, and unify for a common cause – proving our value to Palm Beach County in both human and financial terms. This is your Chamber where your concerns, your triumphs and your advocacy issues gather a stronger voice through the support of your colleagues.
If you haven’t joined, you should! This is a unique organization and a unique opportunity for all of us to spend two hours a month talking with each other, hearing from experts on subjects that can help our organizations thrive, creating collaborative relationships, learning from each other, sharing ideas, developing advocacy around issues that affect us mutually, and just getting to know each other. So, don’t lose another minute. Join us now. Just fill out the form.