The roster of Civic Association directors reads like a Who’s Who of the nation’s top philanthropists, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, ambassadors, and other elite business professionals.
Bob Wright, Chairman of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and the former Vice Chairman of General Electric and Chief Executive Officer of NBC and NBC Universal, also has founded two charitable foundations that raise funds and awareness for autism and pancreatic cancer.
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Civic Association Director Hillie Mahoney is co-founder and Chairman of the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute in Boston, a Trustee at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, a Director of The Charles A. Dana Foundation, and the Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
Thomas Peterffy, a Civic Association Director, formed the first entirely automated trading firm known today as Interactive Brokers Firm, LLC, where he is Chairman and CEO. He recently founded Holistic Integrative Health (HIH), a premier medical wellness and diagnostic center, located in Royal Poinciana Plaza.
The three recently shared their thoughts on the Palm Beach Civic Association…
Mr. Peterffy: “Civic Association members have a depth and diversity of backgrounds that is probably unparalleled in any other similarly small community. They all have unique expertise in various areas. We are all grateful for Bob’s willingness to take a leadership role in the Association.”
Mr. Wright: “When members go to events, they meet new people and form relationships with interesting people from a variety of different backgrounds. We bring people together.”
Mrs. Mahoney: “The Civic Association helps keep us informed about all that is going on in Palm Beach. Most of us travel. When we get the newsletter, we’re never out of touch. It’s a very congenial group. I’ve found everyone to be so genuine and helpful.”
Mr. Wright: “We’ve created committees dealing with town issues and that brings a whole new dimension to becoming a member of the Civic Association. We’ve spent a lot of time on infrastructure issues like bridges and undergrounding. All those things have brought us in touch with many new people both on and off the island.”
Through the Civic Association, we see eye to eye on what’s important to the Town of Palm Beach. Protecting and preserving our wonderful community, and enjoying true camaraderie, is why you should become a member of the Civic Association.
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Underground Utilities Forum
Thursday, November 16
Annual Holiday Party*
Monday, December 11
Co-sponsored by Earl J. Campazzi, MD and Boca Nursing
Major Contributor Reception*
Tuesday, January 23
Friday, February 2
Sponsored by First Republic Bank
Four Arts Garden Tour*
Thursday, February 8
Annual Award Luncheon with MSNBC Anchor Brian Williams*
Monday, February 12
Co-sponsored by Good Samaritan Medical Center and Florida Crystals
Town Council Candidates Debate
Thursday, March 1
Ambassador Luncheon Series*
Wednesday, March 14
Annual Membership Meeting
End of Season Party
Monday, April 16
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