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Tennis Star Coco Gauff Brings Technology to Palm Beach Students

As a product of homeschooling, professional tennis player Coco Gauff knows how technology can enhance education. Gauff, who grew up in Delray Beach, recently teamed up with Microsoft to refurbish the main computer lab and enhance two additional labs at the Palm Beach County’s Achievement Centers for Children and Families (ACCF) with new computers.

“This community has given me a lot, so it’s definitely important to give back,” Gauff says.

At only 17 years old, Gauff is the youngest player ranked in the top 100 by the Women’s Tennis Association and recently lost in the quarterfinals of the French Open. Both her parents are from Delray Beach and she was homeschooled by her mother after moving back to the area when she was 7.

Gauff surprised the students with the donations and an online appearance due to COVID-19 protocols. The new devices will ensure the students have access to modern gadgets to aid their education.

“We are extremely thankful to have been chosen as the recipients for this collaboration,” says Stephanie Seibel, CEO of ACCF. “Our students were beyond excited to virtually meet Coco and have the opportunity to ask her questions and talk to her. The new computers and software will allow us to offer more assistance with homework help and even add a specialized program around coding camps for our Summer Camp program. We want to extend an enormous thank you to Coco and Microsoft for this generous contribution.”

For more information, visit AchievementcentersFL.org

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

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BIOGRAPHY

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.