Philanthropy & Nonprofits

ERIC KELLY

PRESIDENT & CEO, QUANTUM FOUNDATION, WEST PALM BEACH

Kelly, a native of Palatka, says he grew up “in a rural community playing on the dirt roads, running through open fields, catching tadpoles in the ditches and knowing all the neighbors.”

With a bachelor’s degree from FSU and a master’s in non-profit management from Florida Atlantic Univeristy, Kelly has worked in state government and non-profit organizations and has served as chairman of the Healthy Start Coalition of Palm Beach County.

The Quantum Foundation was created with $125 million from the sale of the non-profit JFK Hospital 21 years ago. It has distributed $140 million in grants to public and non-profit organizations to improve community wellness in Palm Beach County while maintaining $150 million in endowment. Among other contributions, the foundation helped Florida Atlantic University start its medical residency program and contributed $900,000 to finance the brain exhibit at the South Florida Science Center. One contribution was $300,000 in seed funding to mobilize a community wellness and revitalization effort in West Palm Beach. “We are bold in our efforts to create a better quality of life for the residents of Palm Beach County through improved health and wellness,” says Kelly, who Is a fan of the Avengers superhero series.

Greg Asbed

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

STACY BAIER

PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Dominic Calabro

Florida TaxWatch

DICK CORBETT

Philanthropist

CORNELIA CORBETT

Philanthropist

Eric Eikenberg

EVERGLADES FOUNDATION

Linda Landman Gonzalez

ORLANDO MAGIC YOUTH FOUNDATION

Teri Hansen

CHARLES & MARGERY BARANCIK FOUNDATION

Alberto Ibargüen

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Pam Iorio

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Eric Kelly

QUANTUM FOUNDATION

David Lawrence Jr.

THE CHILDREN’S MOVEMENT OF FLORIDA

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Miami Foundation

ALONZO MOURNING

MOURNING FAMILY FOUNDATION

Pam Muma

Philanthropist

Les Muma

Philanthropist

David Odahowski

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Kenneth Robinson

Dr. P. Phillips Foundation

HINKS SHIMBERG

PHILANTHROPIST

ELAINE SHIMBERG

PHILANTHROPIST

Susan Towler

Florida Blue Foundation

BOB WARD

FLORIDA COUNCIL OF 100

Nina Waters

Community Foundation for Northeast Florida