Before I knew someone who died in service to our country, Memorial Day was just a three-day weekend.
Unlike Independence Day or even Veterans Day, Memorial Day is specifically meant to honor those who died in the line of duty. Because my daughter is in the military, I have had the honor of meeting many brave men and women who have chosen to make sacrifices to make this world a safer place for all of us. One such person was her friend, Will. Will, a Captain in the United States Airforce was killed in an F-16 crash in the Middle East. He was 30 years old.
At the Town of Palm Beach United Way we believe that there is no better investment than education. We see education as a community responsibility. It takes all of us parents, teachers, mentors, and caring adults to help a child succeed in school and in life.
Our monthly Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Town of Palm Beach United Way volunteers who are passionate, inspiring and dedicated. They are individuals committed to transforming lives and who invest in our vision of building healthy and strong communities.
Jay Boodheshwar has been a volunteer at the Town of Palm Beach United Way for 9 years. He serves on our Allocation Committee as a Co-Chairman of Allocations and is the newest Chairman of our Board of Trustees. We sat down with him to ask him a few questions about volunteering at the Town of Palm Beach United Way and what it means to him.
There are some truly amazing individuals and organizations in our community. At the Town of Palm Beach United Way, we are proud to collaborate and serve as a partner alongside the people and companies doing great things.
Last week, we held our 71st Annual Meeting at the Breakers Palm Beach. The event gave us the chance to say “THANK YOU” to the people who have the passion, expertise, and resources to get things done.