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Gift Report (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)

Palm Beach Atlantic University is grateful to have contributions from alumni and friends who believe in the mission of the university and support those beliefs with their financial investment. Contributions to PBA fund scholarships, capital projects, programs and academic enhancements. While space does not permit us to list all donors here, we recognize every gift as important to the future of PBA.


Gifts made to the University by corporations and foundations:

  • Theodore R. & Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Foundation
  • Farish Family Limited Partnership
  • Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Foundation Inc.
  • Luke & Lori Morrow Family Foundation
  • Fred C. & Katherine B. Andersen Foundation
  • Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Foundation Inc.
  • Loreen Beisswenger Farish Charitable Foundation
  • Kern Family Foundation
  • Peter Halmos Family Foundation (Mr. and Mrs. Peter Halmos)
  • Sandler Systems Inc. (Mr. and Mrs. Karl H. Watson Jr.)
  • Palm Healthcare Foundation Inc.

  • Willard V. Bennett Foundation
  • William & Helen Thomas Charitable Trust
  • The Robert & Deborah Jacobson Charitable Trust
  • Beulah Kahler College Fund
  • J.M. Rubin Foundation
  • Albert E. & Birdie W. Einstein Fund Inc.

  • Kenneth & Laura Baxter Foundation
  • Lattner Family Foundation
  • NCAA
  • Mary Alice Fortin Foundation Inc.
  • Templeton & Company LLP (Mr. and Mrs. Steven A. Templeton)
  • ExxonMobil Foundation
  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • The Breakers (Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leone)
  • Erneston Family Foundation (Mr. and Mrs. James Erneston)
  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc. (Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter)
  • Atlantis Pharmacy (Dr. Damien Simmons)
  • Sidney Kohl Family Foundation Trust (Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Kohl)
  • Vaughn-Jordan Foundation
  • BMS Cat Inc.
  • Marianne J. Bishop Revocable Trust (Mr. and Mrs. Woody Bishop)
  • Children’s Healthcare Charity Inc.
  • Blue Ocean Capital (Mr. and Mrs. Mark Elhilow)
  • Sandra M. Houle Trust & Estate
  • The Council of Independent Colleges
  • Campbell CFO Services (Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Campbell)
  • House Family Foundation Inc. (Mr. Joel E. House)
  • Landscape Lighting Designs LLC (Mr. Van Collier)
  • Garcia Family Farm LLC (Mr. Joshua Kellam)
  • John & Nellie Bastien Memorial Foundation
  • Ernst & Young Foundation


Gifts made to the University by individuals:

Mr. and Mrs. Rama R. Mantena

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. McCaffrey


Dr. and Mrs. John M. Gregory

Mr. James C. Jenkins

Mrs. Richard S. Johnson (Pat)

Mr. Ryan Morgan

Mr. R. Marshall Jones

Mr. Dale Hedrick and Mrs. Cathleen Burk

Mr. and Mrs. Don W. Chester

Mr. and Mrs. Seth M. Dillon

Dr. John J. and Dr. Sheila A. Rinker

Mr. Alan Scott Whitaker

Ms. Michele Kang

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forbes

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Max Glinsky

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Simpson, Jr.

Dr. Alessandro Triulzi

Mr. and Mrs. Chad Ray Cochran

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Michael Cook

Mr. and Mrs. William M.B. Fleming, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Stevens

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bradford

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gaines

Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Scalici

Mr. and Mrs. Willard M. Rich, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott G. Hawkins

Mr. and Mrs. William Wister

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Koenig

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Blodgett

Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Bremer

Ms. Hildegarde Mahoney

Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. Schroeder

Ms. Alice Pannill

Mr. Peter Cobos

Mr. Stephen Harmon

Mr. and Mrs. Jose P. Fanjul

Mr. Scott Hanlon

Mr. Stephen Craig Lindner

  • Mr. James K.V. Ratliff Jr.
  • Dr. Mary K. Copeland
  • Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Stubbs, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Freidheim
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Hanley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rob Morris
  • Mr. and Mrs. Justin Sink
  • Mr. and Dr. Joel A. VanArman
  • Mr. William D. Traywick
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nicklaus
  • Mr. Ben Starling III
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Kesler
  • Mr. John Radtke
  • Ms. Michele M. Merrell
  • Mr. David Canepari
  • Mr. Peter D. Reed
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Dunkin, II
  • Ms. Beth Neuhoff
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bung
  • Mr. and Mrs. Scott Cahill
  • Dr. Robert E. O’Neil
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Chapman
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Soter
  • Ms. Kelli A. Fahey
  • Ms. Mary Jo Finocchiaro
  • Mr. and Mrs. John E. Flagg
  • Ms. Barbara A. Moore
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Mertz
  • Ms. Patricia C. McCloskey
  • Dr. and Mrs. Webb McCanse
  • Mr. Richard A. Krause
  • Mrs. Rosemary T. Southard
  • Mr. James Inglis
  • Mrs. Diane Hanlon

Tax-deductible contributions to Palm Beach Atlantic University may be directed to:

Palm Beach Atlantic University
P.O. Box 24708
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708

For assistance with gift or estate planning,
contact PBA’s Advancement office at
 (561) 803-2011.

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Development Departments :

Alumni Relations

Signature Fundraising Event: The 32nd annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament held Oct. 12 raised $50,000 for the association’s scholarship fund. Tournament sponsors included BMS CAT, Advanced Painting Contractors, Saxon Business Systems, Hill York, Templeton & Company, Hedrick Brothers Construction, Graystone Consulting, IOA Insurance, Arrigo Dodge, Preferred Printing, PROforma PNP Marketing, Signs by Tomorrow and PGA National Resort & Spa. Alumni gathered for 30 other events, including homecoming activities and regional meetings in Central Florida, South Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Scholarships Awarded: The Alumni Association Scholarship Fund awarded 64 scholarships totaling $96,000 to undergraduate students. Recipients Sarah Best and Andre Elder graduated cum laude. Recipients Nathan McBrayer and Hannah Sutter graduated magna cum laude. Recipients Timothy DeMoss, Talia Fradkin and Makayla Richardson graduated summa cum laude. Recipient Sarah Best was Outstanding Graduate of the Art Department. Recipient Timothy DeMoss was Outstanding Graduate of the Cinema Arts Department. Recipient Talia Fradkin was Outstanding Graduate of the School of Arts and Sciences. Recipient Nathan McBrayer was Outstanding Graduate of the Human Health and Performance Department. Recipient Makayla Richardson was Outstanding Graduate of the Accounting Department.

Distinguished Alumni Awards: Eight alumni received the Distinguished Alumni Award at Homecoming Nov. 8: Joshua Holbrook ’09, School of Arts and Sciences; Rudina Toro ’01, Rinker School of Business; Janie Lacy ’07 M.S., School of Education and Behavioral Studies; Cynthia Kanai ’16 M.S., Catherine T. Catherine T. MacArthur School; Aarron Schwartz ’96, School of Ministry; Sterling Frederick ’95, School of Music and Fine Arts; Alexandra Renelus ’14/’17/’18, School of Nursing; and Christina Coakley ’11 Pharm.D., Gregory School of Pharmacy.

Annual Fund

The year concluded a two-year theme of the Dream campaign. The Annual Scholarship Fund raised $445,000. Athletics brought in 170 new donors, thanks largely to successful peer-to-peer campaigns. The new COVID-19 Student Fund raised more than $25,000 to help students with immediate needs.

Community Services

Hosted more than 6,650 guests on campus. Events included concerts in the DeSantis Family Chapel featuring Robert Sharon Chorale and Masterworks and events in the Greene Complex including Miami Heat practice, basketball tournaments, volleyball tournaments and Pathfinders. Events in the Weyenberg Center included Philanthropy Tank, Treasure Coast Annual Regional Planning Meeting, Titus Center Franchising Boot Camp, The Art of Story Telling and PNC Women’s Luncheon series.

Parent Relations

Partnered with the Junior League of the Palm Beaches to present the Children’s Carousel Concert.

Hosted monthly prayer group meetings for parents.

Parents Council members were on campus to help welcome students and their parents at open houses and Welcome Week. Parents Council members also shared advice and insight with prospective parents on several virtual Parent Town Hall meetings in the summer. Parents Council alumni enjoyed a reunion at Rybovich Marina.

Family Weekend activities including a trivia contest, Workship variety show at McKeen Towers, theatre production, athletic events and a symphony concert.

The Parents Fund supported seven scholarships for the recipients of the Emerging Leader Award.

Probate and Pumpernickel

The prestigious educational series for attorneys and CPAs had 649 attendees, with programs in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Naples, Sarasota and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; and Greenville, South Carolina. In May the program held its first Webex presentation, with attendees from Naples, Palm Beach Gardens and Orlando.

University Relations and Marketing

Launched a new version of the website, with an interactive map and a program finder to help prospective students explore courses of study that fit their personal traits. Relaunched the PalmPBA app.

Created and distributed a COVID-19-specific edition of the Experts Guide for media partners. This led to numerous local television stations and WORLD Magazine reporters interviewing professors for multiple stories, further promoting PBA to prospective students and their families and establishing the faculty as leading experts in their respective fields.

Conducted an interactive media training in November to prepare key faculty and staff to share their expertise when called upon for external interviews. The goal of the training was to help multiply the number of favorable media placements by increasing faculty comfort in front of the camera. More than 20 faculty and staff attended. Israel Balderas, broadcast veteran and assistant professor of convergence journalism, did a demonstration.

Shifted numerous graphic design projects in-house, for significant cost savings. Refreshed design of several publications and launched a new one: The Quill, with its podcast, for The LeMieux Center for Public Policy.

Re-designed and re-released the book Miracles and Wonders, Dr. Donald E. Warren’s firsthand account of PBA’s formative years. The book is available on Amazon. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Bebe Warren Scholarship Fund.

Miracles and Wonders


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