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Yvonne Boice Supports NeoNatal Unit

Recently donors that contributed to Bethesda Health’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit were invited to a private tour of the new unit. Donations from the past 3 years raised more than $1 million dollars to make the renovation possible.


Guests and donors of the 2015 60th Anniversary Ball contributed $1million to kick off the project. Proceeds from the 2015 Women of Grace Luncheon were used to purchase 10 Panda bed warmers. One of the many state-of-the-art features in the Level III NICU is a Giraffe Shuttle which provides seamless continuity of care when transporting infants from one care area to another, was generously donated by The Magnolia Society.


The grand opening and private tours were available to our generous donors.  A special donation from Yvonne Boice was unveiled at the event. Yvonne, a 2017 Women of Grace Honoree, donated a painting by Haitian artist, Joel Gauthier, with giraffes that matched the theme of the NICU décor. “This painting will have a perfect home in our NICU and we are so grateful to Yvonne for her donation and to all our donors that made the renovation possible,” said Barbara James, Vice President and Executive Director of Bethesda Hospital Foundation.  

Yvonne Boice Spearheads Scholarship Fund

Yvonne Boice is honored to be one of the guiding forces behind the Jessica Marulli Memorial Scholarship Fund which will be awarded to deserving Liberal Arts students at Franklin Pierce University. Yvonne received one of her honorary doctorates from the university and  the campus is also home to the Yvonne Boice Performing Arts Center.

After the untimely death of Jessica Marulli, Yvonne reached out to her parents, whom she had known for many years with an idea to establish a scholarship in Jessica's name. Al Marulli, Jessica's father, is a graduate of FPU. He and his wife, Barbara embraced Yvonne's suggestion and the first scholarship fundraising event was held on March 28, 2018 in Palm Beach. See second video for event coverage and Yvonne's speech at the event.

The event was featured in the Palm Beach Post, click below for more information.

February 07, 2018

Yvonne Boice returned to the 6th annual STEAM event to benefit Palm Beach State College.

Last year, Yvonne Boice did her famous 'mic' drop at the Pitbull event, saying farewell to her 5 years as the event chair. But she was 'reeled' in to once again chair the 2018 event featuring Guy Harvey.

Yvonne transformed the ballroom at the Kravis Center into a deep sea adventure. Guests were overwhelmed by the astonishing designs that decorated each wall, the stunning table decor and the enchanting chocolate porpoise desserts. Phones were snapping pictures at a frantic rate as everyone tried to capture the incredible ambiance.

During her speech, Yvonne joked about being 'lured' back to the STEAM event, but in all seriousness she addressed the critical importance of supporting this initiative, which raises funds for students at Palm Beach State College.


Yvonne promised to return again and again like the tides, and the audience cheered her on! 

Yvonne Boice will be honored by the Rotary Club with the prestigious OPAL Award in January. The OPAL Award recognizes Outstanding People and Leaders in the community. Yvonne was selected for her years of dedication to arts and education organizations, both locally and nationally. The award will be bestowed in January 2017 at Boca West. 

An advertising executive, education philanthropist, children's charities benefactor and a well-known couple in civic, medical and wellness circles were introduced as the honorees for the 19th annual Rotary Club of Boca Raton 2017 OPAL Awards. 


The award will be presented at the 33rd annual Women in Leadership Awards event May 5 at the Cohen Pavilion at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The keynote speaker will be Susan Packard, co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former chief operating officer of HGTV.

Proceeds from the event support Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation, provides financial aid and scholarships to women from Palm Beach County and enhances the educational advancement of women.


Yvonne Boice announced at the 4th annual Palm Beach State College STEAM luncheon that the Boice Family Foundation will be donating an endowment of $150,000 for scholarships to PBSC for women to study STEAM disciplines. Boice, who has chaired this fundraising initiative for the past four years, is an internationally recognized advocate for women’s issues.

“Lack of funding should never stop a woman from receiving the kind of education that can change lives for generations,” she said. “These scholarships will ensure that women who would have given up on college or had to struggle between work and part-time studies, will now be able to eliminate the worry of funding their classes and simply concentrate on excelling in them.”


Boca Raton, Florida—Lynn University’s circle of flags is a popular and well-recognized campus icon that represents a global student body and the more than 100 nations from which students hail. On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 the circle was dedicated to Yvonne S. Boice. A renowned philanthropist and longtime Lynn supporter, Boice first brought the idea of creating the circle to Lynn in 2002.

Now, after many years witnessing the circle expand as Lynn’s popularity among international students continues to grow, Boice has established an endowment for the Yvonne S. Boice Circle of Flags.

“We continue to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the most international universities in the nation,” says Lynn President Kevin M. Ross. “Yvonne honored our global spirit when she proposed this big idea, and we are grateful for her commitment to ensure the circle of flags remains a permanent display.”


August 01, 2015

Boca Raton businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice has always been dedicated to serving and promoting cultural and performing arts, education and women’s rights.

Well-known for chairing the Palm Beach International Film Festival for many years, she relinquished that post to Jeff Davis earlier this year. “This was the 20th anniversary year of the event,” she said. “I figured that I had done enough.”

The tremendous strides she has made in the arts and entertainment worlds have not been forgotten. Boice recently received an honorary doctorate from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., during the school’s 50th commencement ceremony. Not only that, to honor Boice’s decision to advance the arts locally, nationally and globally, the university rechristened its performing arts center in her honor.


Yvonne Boice was recently appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve as a member of the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council. As part of an elite 17 member team, Boice will focus on developing, marketing and promoting Florida’s entertainment industry. As the former chair of the Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), her leadership garnered the event’s ranking as “one of the top ten destination film festivals in the world” by MovieMaker Magazine. Boice will serve on the Council from June 2015 through August 2018. 


Boca Raton businesswoman and philanthropist, Yvonne S. Boice, recently received an Honorary Doctorate from Franklin Pierce University. She was bestowed this prestigious recognition during the University’s 50th commencement ceremony. The New Hampshire-based university also rechristened its performing arts center to honor Boice’s dedication to advancing the arts locally, nationally and globally. Boice, along with author and political analyst Juan Williams and Stanley Fry, chairman and CEO of FlashPoint Technology, Inc received their Honorary Doctorates from Andrew Card, the President of the University who was the former White House Chief of Staff, under George W. Bush. 


December 27, 2013

Businesswoman and arts and education philanthropist Yvonne Boice will be honored at the sixth annual Diamond Awards Luncheon Feb. 21, the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce has announced.


"This is a woman who has had a global impact," chamber CEO and president Troy McLellan said. "Yvonne's presence reaches far beyond Boca Raton. She has traveled the world… and is a huge proponent and shining example of women in leadership positions.


"We are absolutely thrilled to recognize her," he added. "With all her contributions and achievements, she very much earned this honor."



Hall of Fame quarterback and former Hurricane Jim Kelly and his mentor coach Howard Schnellenberger will make a rare appearance together at the 13th annual YMCA Inspiration Breakfast on March 24.

But this time will be different. Kelly is battling cancer.

Schnellenberger gave Kelly his first start as a rookie at the University of Miami, a legendary college football story. He keeps Schnellenberger’s picture in his office and considers him “one of the four people who influenced by life,” he said in an interview for the fundraiser in Office Depot Headquarters for the South Palm Beach County YMCA. Y board member and former breakfast chairwoman, philanthropist Yvonne Boice will be honored.



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