EXTRAORDINARY CHARITIES HIGHLIGHTS COMPASS Extraordinary Charities selected Compass as one of the Extraordinary Charities in Palm Beach County and will be featured in the 2016 Directory for Charitable Giving, unveiling this November. Founded by Beverlee Miller Raymond and her husband, John Raymond, Extraordinary Charities is a Palm Beach based nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness of Palm Beach County charities who perform exceptional work. The Directory is an informative resource for anyone who wants to support organizations that are building a stronger, more cohesive community. Now on its 4th annual publication, the 2016 Directory for Charitable Giving is distributed to thousands of high networth individuals, small foundations, philanthropic advisors and others who wish to be more knowledgeable when making contributions with assurance that their gifts will have a significant positive impact. “We are honored to be part of the Directory for Charitable Giving this year”, said Tony Plakas, Compass’ CEO, “Private contributions enhance Compass’ funded programs by providing financial resources held outside of the scope of our funded, direct service programs.” To learn more about Extraordinary Charities, visit www.extraordinary-charities.org
Extraordinary Charities founder, Beverlee Miller with Compass’ CEO Tony Plakas and Chief of Staff, Ryanmarie Rice
SFGN READERS VOTE COMPASS BEST NON PROFIT Compass is honored and thrilled to be voted Best Non-Profit in Palm Beach County by the readers of the South Florida Gay News. More than twenty-seven years ago, a small group of dedicated volunteers founded Compass in an effort to educate, connect, and serve the LGBT community. The commitment to Compass’ mission, not only by the staff and board of trustees, but by our volunteers, motivates Compass to better serve our community, year after year. Compass’ PrideFest of the Palm Beaches was also named Best LGBT Event of the Year. Our very own Julie Seaver was named LGBT Activist of the Year. We could not be more proud of our team or more grateful to the community who voted in SFGN’s Best of 2015 competition!
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COMPASS IS CERTIFIED FOR EXCELLENCE Compass is Certiﬁed for Excellence in Nonproﬁt Management for the tenth consecutive year, by Nonproﬁts First®. The Certiﬁcation process requires agencies to meet or exceed over 875 standards including nonproﬁt administration, board governance, ﬁnance, strategic planning, risk management, charitable solicitation, human resources, and volunteer management. Certiﬁcation stands to reassure community members and stakeholders in Compass’ demonstrated accountability, sustainability, and commitment to excellence.