The Rotary Club of Boca Raton has been fortunate to have a group of very successful donors who through the Club’s Outstanding People & Leaders (OPAL) fund raiser have raised over $1.69 million for college scholarships. The OPAL fund raiser is chaired by Neil Saffer, Jan Savarick and Spencer Siegel. A few years ago, the club did a survey of the kinds of employees the area needed, and it was determined that various trades programs were in high demand with more jobs available than there were candidates to fill those jobs. Our Club set upon a an effort to [...]
I wanted to update the Rotary Club of Boca Raton. First, I just graduated from FSU with my Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. I was fortunate to graduate Magna Cum Laude and as a member of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society! I am now enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of South Florida with classes beginning in August. The USF’s program has everything I wanted in a physical therapy school. I am excited for the next chapter and am so grateful for everything the Rotary Club of Boca Raton has done for [...]
Each year, our Club honors the local area high school graduate with a $250 award who most exemplifies the meaning of the Rotary 4-Way Test. The selection is made by the high school counselors and acknowledged by the school’s principal. The following is a list of the winners for those graduating in the spring of 2022.
The Club was delighted to host Van Williams, Provost of the Boca Raton campus at PBSC. Pia Giannone, Scholarship Chair, presented Provost Williams with a check for $20,000 for traditional scholarships. This is in addition to the scholarship awards that the Club provided to PBSC for trades programs. Through these scholarships, we are changing lives and building futures for young college students in the Palm Beach County region.
- Rotary Club of Boca Raton & Palm Beach State College Award Scholarships in Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics and HVAC Technology Trades Program Gallery
Rotary Club of Boca Raton & Palm Beach State College Award Scholarships in Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics and HVAC Technology Trades Program
Rotary Club of Boca Raton & Palm Beach State College Award Scholarships in Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics and HVAC Technology Trades ProgramAlex Buruchian2021-06-01T14:18:59-04:00
Since 1957, the Rotary Club of Boca Raton has been underwriting college scholarships for local deserving students through the Club’s “Changing Lives and Building Futures” scholarship program. This is all possible due to our generous donors and Rotarian members. These scholarships assist worthy young men and women in our community in the pursuit of their educational/career dreams who are motivated and dedicated to personal excellence. Our Rotary Club’s Board recently decided to create three new scholarship programs at PBSC to assist students who are interested in in three career/vocational including Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics,, Heating and Air [...]
We were delighted to have PBSC student Sara Murillo as a guest speaker. Sara is a first-generation student to go to college in her family. She came from Colombia to the US when she was eight years old. She found that the best way to learn English was to look at a cartoon channel broadcast in English and then flip to the same channel that was broadcast in Spanish: “Oh, that’s what they mean.” She found it difficult to assimilate into the US because she didn’t understand the culture. Here, there is great value placed on punctuality and [...]
23th Annual (OPAL) Outstanding People and Leaders Virtual Event – Changing Lives & Building Futures – Raised Over $170,000 for College Scholarships and Trades Certificate Programs February 21, 2021 The 23rd Annual OPAL gala (virtual) event was held on Sunday evening, February 21, co-hosted and led by Neil Saffer, Jan Savarick and Spencer Siegel. Each year, the OPAL red carpet gala honors outstanding community partners and philanthropists in Boca Raton. This year, due to the pandemic, the OPAL Society members were honored with a custom etched bottle of wine in recognition of their past OPAL award having been [...]
Boca Helping Hands Donates Female Personal Hygiene Products to PERIOD, a Local Non-Profit Created by Megan Enriquez a Rotary RYLA AwardeeAlex Buruchian2020-10-28T13:30:47-04:00
Shown above is a photo taken at BHH showing the donation of feminine hygiene products to PERIOD, a no-profit that provides these products to 10+ non-profits which, in turn, provide them to women in need. Pictured above from left to right are: Greg Hazle, Executive Director Gary Hildebrand, President RCBR and Board of Director BHH Natalia Isabel, student at Grandview HS Jessi Li, student at Boca Raton HS Megan Enrique, Founder PERIOD & student at Grandview HS Pia Giannone, Rotarian and BHH Volunteer Lourdes Harman, Food Center Manager Bill Harper, Director of Food [...]
Valerie L. Dutreuil received a Rotary Club Scholarship in 2013. She graduated Florida Atlantic University in 2017 with a B.S. She is currently pursuing her masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health. She is also a research assistant at Boston University where she is working on a grant for Dr. Harlow to determine whether women with immune system disorders or acute conditions that affect immune system will be more at risk in experiencing chronic vulvar pain. She is responsible in identifying and catalog all ICD codes that are stress-related [...]