ABOUT US

ABOUT US

The Viner Community Scholarship is a program that provides South Palm Beach County High School students with four year scholarships to colleges and universities in the State of Florida public educational system.

Eda & I have been very involved in scholarship programs for college students at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University and wanted to target the best and brightest students in our own community who have a real need for financial assistance. We spent one year researching what a successful scholarship program looks like and found that one factor was to have a strong Mentoring Program as a key component. The research indicated that mentored college students have better academic performance and higher retention rates (rates of staying in school) than college students without mentors. Our mentors are trained and prepared to give young people the tools and support they need to deal effectively with personal and social pressures as well.

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OUR HISTORY

The Viner Community Scholarship is a program that provides South Palm Beach County High School students with four year scholarships to colleges and universities in the State of Florida public educational system.

We officially began our Foundation in May 2015. We also enlisted the talent of Dr. Donna Holland, a renowned child psychiatrist, as our Mentoring Program Director and Michael Rosenfeld, a highly respected peak performance and motivational speaker, as our Student Advisor. With their help, we have been able to complete our inaugural year of interviewing, selecting and gifting 18 scholarships in June 2015. We are confident our future endeavors will achieve new successes for scholarship classes in the future.

OUR CORE VALUES

OUR MISSION

– Educating and inspiring compassionate young leaders to develop strong character with a vision for success. –

OUR VISION

– To successfully lead accomplished graduates out into the world, who contribute to their families and communities. –

Board of Directors

Patrick Franklin
CEO/President of Urban League of Palm Beach County

Patrick Franklin is the President/CEO of the Urban League of Palm Beach County. Under Patrick’s leadership the affiliate has grown the budget via new programming and services while serving over 16,000 residents annually.  The ULPBC has become the leader in Youth & Education Development with signature programs such as its National Award winning NULITES youth program and National Achievers Society (NAS).

Jeffery Deutch
Managing Partner of Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel

Jeffrey Deutch is the founding and managing partner of Broad and Cassel’s law office. During his more than 35-year career with the firm, he has been instrumental in building the Boca office to its current size and stature.

Ondina Felipe
Previous General Counsel to Florida Atlantic University

Ondina Felipe served over a decade as General Counsel at Florida Atlantic University, and also to its Foundation and its Research Corporation.  She also became a full-time faculty member at FAU’s College of Business where she taught Business and Employment Law for the past ten years.

Terry Fedele
Community Leader

Terry Fedele has worked actively as a passionate community volunteer and leader in both western Pennsylvania and south Florida over the last 30 years.  For the past fifteen years, she has served as the primary marketing consultant and Practice Liaison for Physical Rehabilitation Services, one of the premier physical therapy practices located in western Pennsylvania.  

James Rosemurgy
Founder/Chairman of Rosemurgy Properties

James Rosemurgy is the Founder and Chairman of Rosemurgy Properties since 1977.  The company’s mission is to build and maintain a diversified portfolio through conservative and profitable growth in geographic areas where the company maintains a competitive advantage.

Dr. David Lubetkin
MD, FACOG, Owner of Private Practice

Dr. Lubetkin is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at North Shore University Hospital, Cornell University Medical Center in Manhasset, NY.  He has been in private practice in Boca Raton, FL since 1996.  He has served as Chief of Staff at West Boca Medical Center and President of the Palm Beach County Ob/Gyn Society. Dr. Lubetkin also serves as an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University.  

Dan Paulus

Dan graduated from Florida State University and is currently the Director of Community Relations for GFA International –Universal Engineering Sciences Conglomerate. He is Founder and Chairman of the Renegades of Reel Estate Fishing Classic which organizes local networking events for Alumni, current students and others involved in real estate to build relationships. He also serves on the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Alan Kaye

Alan is currently a Broker- Associate for Douglas Elliman Commercial Real Estate. He has worked in real estate for 30 years. Prior to being a broker, he was a practicing attorney  and graduated from Hofstra School of Law. He is also the Founder and Inaugural President of the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton,  Co-creator of the C.H.O.W. program, (Children’s Health on the Weekend) with a fellow RCDBR Rotarian with our Community Partner, Florence Fuller Children Development Center, and Chair and Co-chair of Honor Your Doctor Luncheon for last seven years, which provides health and wellness scholarships to deserving Medical and Nursing students who attend FAU Medical & Nursing, Lynn University and PBSC.