November e-Newsletter

A THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM THE CEO Dear Friends, How can I even begin to express my gratitude to you this past year? You were there for us when it mattered most! When we faced the greatest threat of our 50-year history, you helped us survive it. When our entire nation shut down, you stepped up […]

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Giving Thanks Together Family Dinner

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE GIVING THANKS TOGETHER VIRTUAL EVENT Chaired by Matt and Tara Pawlowski Scott and Katherine Van Wyngarden Although we couldn’t be together physically, we hope you enjoyed participating in this very special virtual evening! If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that families remain resilient in difficult times. Here at […]

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October e-Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO Lessons learned through hard times Dear Friends, The pandemic has brought to light some hard truths about our society, and tough lessons about building a compassionate community that benefits everyone. But good lessons aren’t hard to find here at the Fuller Center! Every day we find inspiration in our fabulous children, […]

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September e-Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO Prioritizing our children and families, come what may Dear Friends, What a summer it’s been! It really feels as though we’re “building the boat while navigating the storm.” It’s unbelievable to think of how much has changed. We’re living in truly uncertain times. But this is the same time: the need […]

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New East Campus Sunshade

KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE WHILE THEY PLAY The Fuller Center is excited to announce that the new sunshade for the East Campus playground has been installed! In “the Sunshine State,” it’s crucial that we practice sun safety to avoid excessive sunbeam exposure and potential sun damage to our children. This is especially crucial for our […]

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Giving Thanks Together Virtual Dinner

Giving Thanks Together Live Event Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 7:00pm Chaired by Matt and Tara Pawlowski & Scott and Katherine Van Wyngarden We Need Rituals Now More Than Ever! We count on them. Rituals provide an anchor when the seas are rough, and they remind us we are part of a family when life […]

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2019 Wee Dream Ball

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers 2019 Wee Dream Ball drives home the importance and power of an early education  Boca Raton, Florida – January 6, 2020 – Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) hosted its largest fundraising event – the 14th Annual Wee Dream Ball on December 6, 2019 at the Boca West Country Club. […]

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Children’s Museum Update

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FFCDC Awarded $7,500 Grant from Ibis Charities Foundation

JUPITER, FL – April 30, 2019 – The Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) was awarded a $7,500 grant to help fund early childhood education from the Ibis Charities Foundation at their annual breakfast. FFCDC was among 44 nonprofit organizations throughout Palm Beach County to benefit from their incredible generosity. CEO, Ellyn Okrent stated, “We […]

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2019 Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon

Aubrey Strul Receives Top Honor at the 18th Annual Men with Caring Hearts Award Luncheon  Boca Raton, Florida – April 30, 2019 – Businessman, philanthropist, and Boca Raton resident Aubrey Strul won top honors at this year’s Men with Caring Hearts Awards luncheon held at Boca West Country Club. Strul, who was nominated by Florida Atlantic […]

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2018 Wee Dream Ball- The Power of Education

Boca Raton, Florida – November 30, 2018 – Excitement was in the air as Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) hosted their largest annual fundraising event of 2018! Honorary Chair Carrie Rubin and Co-Chairs Lauren Johnson and John Tolbert welcomed the Boca Raton community to one of the most anticipated philanthropic galas in Boca Raton […]

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Boca Raton Children’s Museum Unveil New Fence

Boca Raton, Florida – November 1, 2018 – The Boca Raton Children’s Museum held a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the unveiling of the new fence, which was made possible through the generosity of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton. Following the ribbon cutting, guests enjoyed a small reception. The fence will provide safety for thousands […]

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2018 Great Charity Challenge Awarded FFCDC $18,500 Grant

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers was one of the competing charities with the chance to win a share of $1.5 million at the 2018 Great Charity Challenge. On February 3rd at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Florence Fuller was awarded $18,500 for their team, themed after “Finding Nemo”! Thank you to the Great Charity […]

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Bolay Grand Opening With 20% Of All Proceeds Going To Florence Fuller

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers invites you to join us for the Grand Opening of Bolay on January 27th from 11:00am to 10:00pm, where 20% of all proceeds will go to benefit our centers. Please see their press release below for more information on the event and about the restaurant. Bolay to Bring their Flavorful, […]

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital awards an $18,100 grant to Florence Fuller Child Development Centers

  The Boca Raton Regional Hospital awards an $18,100 grant to Florence Fuller Child Development Centers: August 15, 2016, Boca Raton FL – The generous $18,100 grant from Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation will be used to support Florence Fuller Child Development Centers’ Health Clinic for Underserved Children and Family Education Programs. Florence Fuller Child […]

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The Charles Lafitte Foundation awards $4,500 grant to Florence Fuller Child Development Centers

June 10, 2016, Boca Raton FL – Renovations to a restroom at the East Campus of Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) will be undertaken with the generous grant of $4,500 from the Charles Lafitte Foundation. We recognize the importance of bathrooms to the health of all of FFCDC’s children. Our campus bathrooms are always […]

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Bridging the Achievement Gap for All Disadvantaged Children

      Bridging the Achievement Gap for All Disadvantaged Children Boca Raton, FL–Macy’s recently announced that Florence Fuller Child Development Centers would be the recipient of the 2015 Bridging the Achievement Gap for All Disadvantaged Children grant. The Centers plan to use the funds to support initiatives that focus on creating a foundation for […]

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Charity Navigator has rated FFCDC a 4-star charity for the fifth year in a row!

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Bridging Job Skills and the Financial Education Gap

Contact: Karissa Thomann (561)391-7274 ext. 123 kthomann@ffcdc.org Bridging Job Skills and the Financial Education Gap Boca Raton, FL—While the jobless rate may be improving in Palm Beach County according to The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, unemployment is still a very real problem as low- and-middle-income individuals continue to be outperformed by better skilled workers. […]

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It is amazing how this one simple act can quietly transform our lives

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2014 “Men with Caring Hearts” Winners Announced

The 13th Annual Men with Caring Hearts (MWCH) awards luncheon, benefitting Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC), took place on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Boca Raton at Boca West Country Club.

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Co-Chairs and Honorary Chairs Named for 2014 Wee Dream Ball

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) announces the leadership team for the agency’s biggest fund raising event, the Wee Dream Ball, scheduled for December 5, 2014 at Boca West Country Club.

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Florence Fuller Child Development Centers to Host Free Pugliese Public Relations Workshop

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers is hosting “Jump Start Your Business with Public Relations” presented by Tina Pugliese of Pugliese Public Relations on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

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Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc. CEO is a recipient of TCI’s Top 10 Non-Profit Women-Led Business in Florida

(FFCDC) is proud to announce that FFCDC’s CEO, Ellyn Okrent, is the recipient of The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) South Florida Award Top 10 Non-Profit Women-Led Businesses in Florida.

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