Dear Friends and Supporters,
Thank you for visiting our Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation website. The Foundation now benefits both the Palm Beach Police and Fire Departments -- a milestone we are thrilled and proud to celebrate as we begin a new decade.
After nearly 15 years of providing support to the Palm Beach Police Department, our Executive Board approved that the town’s Fire Rescue workers would also become recipients of the Foundation’s philanthropy, and our long-time vision of aiding both public safety departments became a reality this past spring.
All Foundation events moving forward will benefit both departments, and all funds raised will remain in Palm Beach. Your generous support enables the Foundation to continue to provide academic scholarships to qualified children of public safety workers, as well as meet a host of needs such as being able to extend emergency financial assistance to public safety workers when injured or disabled in the line of duty. The Foundation also provides supplementary funding for new and upgraded equipment, crime prevention technology, additional specialized training and education, along with other unmet needs that aren’t budgeted by the Town and enable the police and fire rescue departments to stay current with advancements and innovations that enhance the public’s safety.
In other exciting news, in Summer 2019 the Foundation assumed management of the community-based programs previously overseen by Palm Beach Crime Watch. Now we are the underwriters and official sponsors of the annual Palm Beach Police & Fire Teen Academy; The Palm Beach Police & Fire Citizens Academy, and Palm Beach Night Out Against Crime – programs where participants receive in-depth instruction and hands-on training from the Town’s public safety workers. Do make a point of participating in these enriching programs.
We are ever grateful to our Town’s expertly trained public safety workers. Their dedication and commitment allow us to have peace of mind knowing we are safe in their care. Please consider helping to ensure their future financial security by naming the Foundation as a beneficiary in a bequest, trust, retirement plan or insurance policy. Our expanded mission assures them that The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation is fully committed to their support.
Please stay in touch and current with Foundation news, special events and happenings through our newsletters and by signing up for updates here on our website. On behalf of the men and women who serve in our public safety departments, we salute all of you, and may each day of this new decade bring us all bountiful blessings, peace and safety.
With warm regards,
JOHN F. SCARPA
Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder
President & Co-Founder