14th Annual Children’s Day Luncheon

14th Annual Children’s Day Luncheon
Known as Families First’s signature event, the Annual Luncheon continues to grow each year. With fantastic speakers, truly deserving award recipients, one of a kind art displays and musical performances by local 5th graders, the Annual Luncheon has something for everyone. Viewed as the “must attend event,” the Luncheon truly embodies what Families First stands for and  the  significant impact the organization has made in the lives of those most in need right here in Palm Beach County. The event will be held virtually on October 2, 2020.
Keynote Speaker – Mack Bernard

Mack Bernard was elected to the Palm Beach County Commission, District 7 in 2016 and was the first Black male and Haitian-American Palm Beach County Commissioner.  In 2018 he was appointed Mayor. 

Commissioner Bernard comes from humbling beginnings. He was an orphan that never met his birth parents.  Mack Migrated to the United State as an unaccompanied child with his sister. Despite the challenges and setbacks, Mack persevered and always kept his faith.

Currently, Mack Bernard is the Chairman for the Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice and Board Member for the Color of Hope Foundation.  Mack graduated with honors from Florida State University; earning Bachelors in Political Science and Criminal Justice, and graduating with honors from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. 

Mack and his wife Shawn are raising their three daughters here and are very proud to be part of the Palm Beach County Family.

Eric Kelly

President of Quantum Foundation
Harriet Goldstein Award Recipient

Jordan Goldman
Castle Group
2020 Co-Chair

Ronny Nuñez
BBVA
2020 Co-Chair

Families First’s Impact on Society

Families First of Palm Beach County is one of the leading child social service nonprofits in the county. The agency’s main goal is to create change that promotes healthy births, healthy child and family development, school readiness and increases a family’s ability to be self-reliant. From conducting home visits and assess possible abuse, to supporting grandparents who are now faced with the difficult task of caring for a child, they work hard each day to create successful outcomes.

Child welfare services, hospitalization, school dropouts, special education and juvenile justice costs our community approximately $105,131 a year per abused child. As a member of our community, each and every one of us has and will continue to financially support children and families who struggle each day. The good news is Families First effectively prevents child abuse and neglect for an average of just $2,100 a year per child. In other words, taxpayers are saving approximately $103,000 a year per healthy child due to the work of Families First of Palm Beach County.

YOUR IMPACT
By joining Families First and becoming a sponsor, you are ultimately contributing to the future success of children in Palm Beach County.  You are also aligning your company with a reputable and well-respected social service organization.  Now more than ever, Families First needs partners in the community that will be financial supporters and advocates spreading the word of the lifesaving work being done. 
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