WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – June 2022

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wellington | social scene

PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN

WCF HONORS ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS AT THANK YOU SOIRÉE

WCF board members Dr. Gordon Johnson, Jim Sackett, Pam Tahan, Joanna Boynton, James Seder, Tom Wenham, Hope Barron, Maggie Zeller, Don Gross and Barry Manning with scholarship winners Isabella Whedbee, Miles Wang and Ryann Bierman.

(Left) Scholarship winners Ryann Bierman, Miles Wang and Isabella Whedbee with WCF board members James Seder and Joanna Boynton. (Right) Ben Boynton, WCF Chair Tom Wenham and Mickey Smith.

(Left to right) Jenna, Stephanie and Ryann Bierman; Isabella Whedbee and Monica Cherjovsky; and Miles Wang with Naiming Wang and Ling Chen.

The Wellington Community Foundation’s Board of Directors was excited to return to an in-person event for its annual Thank You Soirée, held on Thursday, May 12 at the Boynton Financial Group office on South Shore Blvd. It was a special event dedicated to thank the foundation’s donors, sponsors, volunteers and this year’s newest initiative, the Friends of the Foundation. “We only exist because of them,” WCF Chair Tom Wenham said.“Tonight we celebrate the wonderful individuals who have made our organization succeed and grow, and we owe it all to them.” The evening was hosted by Board Member Joanna Boynton and the team at the Boynton Financial Group. Both Joanna and her husband Ben Boynton invited the foundation members and guests for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, topped off with delectable sweets from Christy’s Bakery. Longtime foundation supporters Star Wine & Spirits donated four different types of quality wines for foundation guests to enjoy. During the special event, guests were able to meet and hear about this year’s 2022 Arle & Ken Adams Scholarship recipients. Joanna Boynton and fellow Board Member James Seder headed up this year’s scholarship committee. They presented $2,500 scholarships to Miles Wang of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Ryann Bierman of Wellington High School and Isabella Whedbee of Palm Beach Central High School. The three winners, who attended the Thank You Soirée, were chosen by the scholarship committee and presented to the full board for consideration, where they were unanimously approved. “Although the foundation received many qualifying applications, these three stood out from the rest, and we know they embodied all the things that the Adams Scholarship is intended for,” Seder said. “We know they will go on to do remarkable things, and we look forward to them keeping us up to date on their progress.” To learn more about supporting the Wellington Community Foundation, visit www.wellingtoncommunityfoundation.org.

(Left to right) Regis Wenham with County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay; Paula Sackett, Carol and Mark Testa, and Board Member Jim Sackett; Frank Gonzalez with Diane and Ken Gutman; Anna Badia, Denise Snyder, Max Westerman and Victor Connor; and Allyson and Steve Samiljan with Pauline Parlato.

(Left to right) Ben Boynton, Dr. Gordon Johnson, Dr. Linda Johnson, Barry Manning and Joanna Boynton; Don and Maureen Gross, Maggie Zeller, Joan Manning and Hope Barron; Dr. Linda Johnson, Dr. Gordon Johnson, Pam Tahan and Jermaine Bucknor; and WCF Chair Tom Wenham with Samantha Rubin.

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