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Sal Passalaqua, Jr.-LFD has receives the 2021 Outstanding Philanthropist Award
By: Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home, Memorial Gardens
The Award for Outstanding Philanthropist honors an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national and/or international level.
Sal participated in the Flagler Chamber Leadership Class 15 in 2010 and the group launched bringing the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Flagler County. He also committed to sustaining that support each year. The DPIL program gives every participating child in Flagler County a specially selected, age appropriate book each month, mailed directly to their home at no cost.
"Because of Sal's initiatives, Craig Flagler Palms has supported the DPIL over the past decade by contributing $40K to help kids learn to read in Flagler County," said Allison Miller, Director of Community Partnership, ELCFV. "Sal has a wonderful way of quietly making meaningful and important things happen," said Nancy Walsh, Quality Advocator, ELCFV.
"I don't do this for me. I was able to tap into a resource and share these funds so we can help this amazing program. I've been honored to be involved since the beginning. I don't do this alone - I accept this recognition in honor of my Leadership Class, everyone at the Early Learning Coalition, and of course the kids we are helping," said Sal. A video of the award presentation to Sal at Craig Flagler Palms is available here: https://youtu.be/
For $30, anyone interested in helping can sponsor a child for one year in the program. To find out more or sign up a child under 5-years-old in Volusia or Flagler County, visit https://elcfv.org/
Craig Flagler Palm Funeral Homes & Memorial Gardens has been serving Flagler County for over 100 years and was established with the express purpose of serving the county and surrounding areas with the most caring and compassionate funeral services possible. They can be reached at 386-439-5400 and in Flagler County are located at 511 Old Kings Road, South, Flagler Beach, Florida. Visit them on the web at www.craigflaglerpalms.com, or https://www.facebook.com/
Pictured & in video, L to R: Allison Miller, Director of Community Partnership, ELCFV, Sal Passalaqua, Area Manager, Craig Flagler Palms, Nancy Walsh, Quality Advocator, ELCFV.
Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home, Memorial Gardens