Lebow, a past WILA Private Sector Award Winner, commented: " I am so proud to serve as Honorary Chair for this iconic event in Palm Beach County where we pay tribute to the women in our community who have not only achieved success in their chosen careers, but also have reached the top tier of community service. These are the women who are making Palm Beach County the best that it can be. They are having an impact on the lives of others. "
Lebow founded the West Palm Beach office of the statewide law firm of Broad and Cassel in 1983. She serves as its managing partner overseeing more than 20 attorneys in various practice areas including litigation, real estate, intellectual property, corporate and estates and trust law.
Lebow is also the co-founder with her late husband, Alan, of Kids' Dreams, a 501(c)3 public charity whose mission is to provide financially disadvantaged youth with the opportunities to participate in the cultural amenities of the community. Among the various programs sponsored by Kids' Dreams is the endowment of a scholarship presented annually to a young woman by Executive Women of the Palm Beaches. The scholarship announcement will be made at the luncheon on May 3 with the first recipient of the scholarship to be selected in 2013 and each year thereafter. Criteria for selection of the Kids' Dreams Scholarship include the need for financial assistance to pursue a college education in Florida.
Other programs sponsored for financially disadvantaged youth by Kids' Dreams include the Alan Lebow Awards for Excellence in Shakespearean Recitation presented by the Kravis Center; Literacy Days at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens; Project Wild Science Fair at the Palm Beach Zoo and First Tee, among others.
The WILA Luncheon, held annually each spring, was the first award program in Palm Beach County to recognize the leadership accomplishments of women in Palm Beach community. At the luncheon, EWPB presents its Annual Women In Leadership Awards to exemplary women who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements and leadership in the private, public and volunteer sectors. The 2012 WILA Keynote Speaker is Joan Lunden, an award-winning television journalist, New York Times bestselling author, sought-after motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, and one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities.
While the Luncheon recognizes the achievements and celebrates the contributions of exceptional executive women, proceeds of the Luncheon provide critically needed scholarship assistance to help promising young women in our community pursue their dream of a college education.
The Executive Women of the Palm Beaches is a dynamic presence dedicated to the professional and personal advancement of women through networking, sharing resources, and encouraging leadership. For more information, visit their website at: www.ewpb.org.
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The Broad and Cassel West Palm Beach office was founded in 1983 by Managing Partner Patricia Lebow. The offices’ 20 attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: Litigation, Real Estate and Land Use, Estate Planning, Trusts, Administrative and Probate, Trademark and Patent, Banking and Institutional Lending, Bankruptcy, Special Assets, Personal Injury, Construction Law and Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, Appellate, Business, Corporate and Securities transactions. Broad and Cassel is a full-service law firm, founded on January 1, 1946, and has more than 170 attorneys in eight offices across Florida. For more information, please visit us online at www.broadandcassel.com.