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The Passion Behind our Mission

The mission of the Palm Beach Gardens Police & Fire Rescue Foundation is to secure public funding to enhance the safety of our community and the effectiveness of our Police and Fire Rescue Departments. About 90% of the Police and Fire Rescue Departments’ budgets are spent on personnel and operational costs, with a scant 10% left over to improve on current technologies and develop new programs, initiatives, innovations, training and community outreach.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation was founded in 2007 to make up as much of the financial deficit as possible in order to keep up with evolving modern law enforcement techniques and strategies. In 2018, the Foundation’s mission was expanded to include the City’s Fire Rescue services whereupon the Palm Beach Gardens Police and Fire Rescue Foundation was formed. To date, our efforts have raised nearly $1 million through donations. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

Voluntary Board of Directors

Irwin F. Edenzon

Irwin F. Edenzon
President

Huntington Ingalls Ind. (retired)
Member since 2016.

Andrew George
Vice President

Tournament Director – The Honda Classic
Member since 2017

Michael J. Federman, MD

Michael J. Federman, MD
Vice President

MD – University of Miami, Miller School Of Medicine
Member since 2014

James McCarten

James McCarten
Secretary
General Manager – The Gardens Mall
Member Since 2012

Clint Shannon

Keith E. Gardere
Treasurer
Senior Manager – Ellrich, Neal, Smith & Stohlman, P.A.
Member since 2018

Caren Kittredge
Director
Senior Director of Global Strategic Marketing – Carrier
Member since 2017

Sam Weinstein
Director
Attorney (retired)
Member since 2018

Clint Shannon
Ex-Officio Member/Advisor
Police Chief – Palm Beach Gardens Police Department
Member since 2017

Keith Bryer
Ex-Officio Member/Advisor
Fire Chief – Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue
Member since 2018

Dominick Pape
Ex-Officio Member/Advisor
Assistant Chief – Palm Beach Gardens Police Department
Member since 2017

James Ippolito
Ex-Officio Member/Advisor
Deputy Fire Chief – Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue
Member since 2018

Advisory Committee

An initiative to create an Advisory Committee to help communicate the Foundation’s mission, vision, goals and programs to the various residential and business communities throughout Palm Beach Gardens is under way.

If you’re interested in representing your individual  community within the City of Palm Beach Gardens. Please fill out the form …

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