On December 1, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County will host its 2016 Campaign Opening with a special event featuring keynote speaker Jerry Greenfield, better known as the Jerry of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Held at West Palm Beach’s Temple Beth El, the Campaign Opening begins with a pre-event reception with the Jewish Professionals Network and Jerry Greenfield from 5:45-6:45 p.m., followed by the main event at 7 p.m. Greenfield, a notable philanthropist, will share his insights on socially responsible, mission driven and value-led business, something deeply entrenched in the fabric of Ben & Jerry’s.
As co-founder of the iconic ice cream brand, Greenfield’s dedication to social and environmental-justice issues has transferred into the company, making it a leader in green practices and taking ownership in corporate responsibility worldwide. Just one example is Ben & Jerry’s Israel recently announced new flavor that will donates proceeds to benefit the Ethiopian National Project, whose programs provide education assistance, outreach centers for at-risk youth, and leadership programs for students that advance the integration of Ethiopian-Israelis into Israeli society.
“Mr. Greenfield has a reputation for delivering a powerful message about philanthropy and corporate responsibility,” said Beth Wayne, chair of the Campaign Opening. “We are excited to discuss the synergy between Ben & Jerry’s inspiring focus on social responsibility and Jewish Federation’s ongoing work to build community and care for those in need.”
- Tickets to the Campaign Opening events cost $36 per person, which includes a dessert reception. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.