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Men Giving Back of South Palm Beach County Award Over $500,000 to Local Nonprofits

The organization was founded in February 2020 by a small group of motivated men from backgrounds in business, finance, health care, hospitality, and law.

Men Giving Back South Palm Beach County held its Third Annual Golden Grants event at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, which awarded 24 South Florida charities with $530,000 in funding. The event saw the gathering of almost 250 members, nonprofit nominees and guests of Men Giving Back, who were treated to lively music, top-shelf cocktails, dinner and a raffle featuring jewelry donated by Diamonds Direct

Over 85 local charities submitted their nominations for the Golden Grant Awards. After thorough reviews of the applications, 24 semifinalists were selected and received the highly anticipated ‘Golden Ball’ announcement. The finalists were chosen randomly by drawing 12 Golden Balls from a cage. The four major grant award winners were then determined by spinning the MGB “wheel of giving,” with each recipient receiving $100,000. The remaining finalists and semifinalists were also granted funds, with $530,000 awarded during the event. This amount exceeded the combined total of the first two years of Men Giving Back’s grant program in 2021 and 2022.

Winners of the 2023 Golden Grant ($100,000 each) were:

American Association of Caregiving YouthBoca Helping Handsthe Hanley Foundation; and Love Serving Autism.

“It’s hard to describe the joy we all feel as a group to have an opportunity to help so many impactful charities,” Dr. Nathan Nachles says, one of the founding members of Men Giving Back. “Listening to their inspirational stories of the work they do in our community every single day, and knowing how critical these funds are to support their mission… it’s truly our honor to help each and every one of them.”

Finalists of the 2023 Golden Grants ($12,500 each) were:

Best Foot ForwardBoca Raton Rotary FundCaridad CenterFeeding Palm Beach CountyFuller CenterHomeSafeKindness Matters 365; and Roots and Wings.

Semifinalists of the 2023 Golden Grants ($2,500 each) were:

The Achievement Centers for Children & FamiliesBoca West Children’s FoundationFamilies Firstthe George Snow Scholarship FundHomeless Coalition of PBCIn the Pinnesthe Milagro CenterNat King Cole Generation HopePROPELSpecial SpacesSweet Dream Makers; and Take Stock in Children PBC.

Sponsors of the event included Amzak Capital Management, The Brad Ginsberg Family Foundation, The Learning Experience, Casa de Montecristo, EPIC Insurance Brokers, NCCI, The Nose & Sinus Institute of Boca Raton, and Jon Sahn Limousine Services.

Photos by Carla Azzata

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.