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8/2/2017 General
Community Foundation Wins PRSA Award

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (August 1, 2017) – The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is the recipient of two Palm Awards and two Awards of Quality for excellence in public relations from the 2017 PRSA Palm Awards Luncheon. Each year, the Palm Beach Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) recognizes public, private and nonprofit organizations across the county for effective communications efforts. Senior director Corrie Keller was also awarded the 2017 Rising Young Professional Award.

The Community Foundation’s winning projects include:
• Palm Award of Excellence in Public Relations – Audio/Visual Productions (CFPBMC About Us Video)
• Palm Award of Excellence in Public Relations – Special Events and Observances, One Day
• Award of Quality / Annual Report – 2016 Annual Report
• Award of Quality / Crisis Communications; 2016 Great Give

“We take pride in our communications projects at the Community Foundation,” said Brad Hurlburt, president and CEO. “Our team works hard with a dedicated and talented team of designers, editors and photographers to share stories of our donors and nonprofits in a compelling and visual way.”

In addition, Corrie Keller received the 2017 Rising Young Professional Award. Keller is the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at the Community Foundation.

“As far as her Rising Young Professional Award, Corrie is a dynamic professional in our industry and has elevated both the Foundation’s and our nonprofits voice in our local community. She spends much of her time mentoring and teaching others, and we are grateful to have her on our team,” said Hurlburt.

The Palm Awards, hosted each year by the Public Relations Society of America’s Palm Beach Chapter (PRSA). These awards represent the best public relations programs and products as judged by peers. The Palm Awards competition consists of three award categories: Program Awards, Product Awards and Individual Awards. The awards highlight PR campaigns that demonstrate excellence in research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Leading campaign strategies and tactics are also recognized. Palm Awards are judged by local, accredited public relations professionals. View the other categories here.

For more information on the Community Foundation or to learn more about establishing a charitable fund at the Community Foundation, please call 561-659-6800 or visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has provided more than $130 million in grants and scholarships over its 45-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education. Visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org to learn more or call (561) 659-6800.

ABOUT PRSA: The Public Relations Society of America is the largest public relations organization in the world with more than 21,000 members, including 1,000 in Florida’s Sunshine District. Chartered in 1947, PRSA is the foremost organization of public relations professionals. PRSA provides professional development, sets standards of excellence and upholds principles of ethics for its members and, more broadly, the multi-billion dollar global public relations profession. We also advocate for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services, and act as one of the industry’s leading voices on the important business and professional issues of our time.