Receives $100,000 Matching Gift
(West Palm Beach, FL – December 9, 2013) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced that the nonprofit organization has received a gift of $100,000 from an anonymous member of its board of directors, if PBPC raises a matching $100,000 by March 31, 2014. To date, the Photo Centre has raised $28,500 toward this financial requirement.
With a combined $200,000, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre will be able to fulfill many of the goals outlined in its Vision 2020 Strategic Plan, including:
+ Offer year-round, Artist-in-Residency programs to attract outstanding talent from around the world to teach exciting new classes and workshops
+ Help fund requirements towards achieving accreditation by the American Association of Museums for the Museum at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre
+ Help fund requirements towards achieving accreditation to teach curricula for higher educational credits in conjunction with other colleges and universities
+ Establish the Research Library at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre
+ Provide scholarships for children in underserved markets who will learn photography and journal writing through the Centre’s Picture My World program
"The vision of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is to become the world’s preeminent center for the study and appreciation of the photographic arts,” said Ms. NeJame. “This matching gift challenge is the largest single gift ever received from a board member in our 27 year history. We look forward to working with our board, friends and supporters in matching the $100,000 gift, which will take us a step closer to meeting the ambitious goals of the Centre.”
Currently running at PBPC is the exhibition ALBUM 2013: Memories from Friends of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, a unique collection of international images captured by seven local enthusiasts including four from Palm Beach (Barron Collier, Bruce Gendelman, Avram Glazer and John Rinker), two from West Palm Beach (Alexander W. Dreyfoos and Tommy Morrison) and Larry Sosnow from Wellington.
About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:
The Photo Centre is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located at the City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.
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