Welcome to CCE's Founder's Society!

            CCE's Founder’s Society recognizes the donors whose contributions through our general fund keep CCE going. Your generous gifts allow us to hire the best teachers and staff, to provide the best educational services, and to give our students the education that they deserve.

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Founder’s Society Recognition and Benefits

  • Inclusion requires a minimum investment of $2,500 towards annual operating needs in the prior calendar year. The member list is updated on an annual basis.
  • Members will have access to exclusive content from CCE and The Foundations School. 
  • Members will have access to a network of like-minded people who support the arts and education in Palm Beach County.
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Founder's Society 2023 Members

Silver Circle ($50,000 - $249,999)

  • Berlin Family Foundation

  • Community Foundation Palm Beach and Martin Counties

  • Patricia Dunnington

  • Joan Granlund

  • Jasteka Foundation

  • Jim and Irene Karp

  • Howard and Michele Kessler

  • Patrick and Milly Park, Park Foundation

  • The William H. Pitt Foundation

  • Susan and Dom Telesco

  • Willits Foundation



Bronze Circle ($2,500 - $49,999)

  • Elizabeth Ailes

  • Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation

  • John and Caroline Ballantine

  • Daniel Barsky*

  • Jay Bauer and Eileen Berman

  • Bethesda-by-the-Sea

  • Blue Sea Capital, LLC

  • The Walter & Adi Blum Foundation

  • John Ver Bockel and Kitty Carbonara

  • James Borynack and Adolfo Zaralegui

  • Beau and Jackie Breckenridge


  • Frank and Eileen Bresnan

  • The Blanche S. Buck Charitable Foundation

  • Antonia Tung-Ying Cheung

  • Eric and Maura* Christu

  • Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

  • Graham* and Kara Davidson

  • The Deatherage Family Foundation

  • Demoulas Foundation

  • Edith R. Dixon

  • James and Gaye Engel

  • Alfred and Gail Engelberg

  • Laura Evans* and Jim Diack

  • The Firestone Foundation

  • First Republic Bank

  • Mark and Mary Freitas

  • Philip Friedly*

  • Gantcher Family Foundation

  • Bob and Pam Goergen

  • Nancy Goodes

  • Eric* and Laurel Hansen

  • Bruce* and Claudia Helander

  • Tommy and Dee Hilfiger

  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

  • The International Society of Palm Beach

  • Sharon Jacquet*

  • Ingrid Johnson*

  • JP Morgan Chase

  • Daniel Kapp* and Nicole Basile

  • Kenn Karakul and James Held

  • Michael and Frannie Kettenbach

  • Kids’ Dreams Inc.

  • Ron* and Amy Kochman

Bronze Circle (Cont.)

  • Sallie Korman*

  • Jim and Michele* Kukla

  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leone

  • Susan Lloyd

  • Raymond Lucchetti and Barry Kean

  • Eileen Lyons and Mark Wolf

  • David and Sondra Mack

  • Deborah Lyeth Master

  • McCann Design Group/HIVE

  • James* and Betsy Meany

  • Ann A. Mergens Foundation

  • Brad and Pam* Miller

  • William H.* and Laura Orlove

  • Dede Pickering and Bruce Bossidy

  • Lois Pope

  • Publix Super Markets Charities

  • John J.* and Beverlee Raymond

  • Alex* and Gopal Rajegowda

  • Geoffrey S. Rehnert Family Charitable Fund

  • Geoffrey and Laura* Rehnert

  • Stefan and Nancy Richter

  • J.M. Rubin Foundation

  • Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

  • Debbie Schmidt

  • Eddie Schmidt* and Ozzie Medeiros

  • John and Diane Sculley

  • Christopher and Margaret Sinclair

  • Frank and Jeanne Shanley

  • Jeffrey and Nancy Smith

  • Split Rock Foundation

  • Cathleen Soprano

  • Cynthia F. Sulzberger

  • Eric Telchin

  • William and Norma Tiefel

  • Leo and Kathryn Vecellio

  • David and Elizabeth Wetherell

  • Margaret Wilesmith*

  • Robert and Susan Wright

  • Gladys and Sy Ziv Foundation Inc.

*Members of CCE's Board of Directors

Thank You For Your Generous Support!


Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
Chief Advancement Officer
(561) 805-9927 x106