Helen K. Persson Society members share their heartfelt and personal messages as to WHY their endowment gift is meaningful and important to them. Each story is unique and speaks to their experience with the Kravis Center. The Helen K. Persson Society was established on January 16, 2008, to recognize donors who have made a commitment to the Permanently Restricted Endowment Fund. Read More

Merrill and Helen Bank

Merrill and Helen Bank
It’s not often a second generation gets an opportunity not only to...
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Penny Bank

Penny Bank
In 1986, my father served as co-chairman of the Landmark Campaign to...
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Sherry and Tom Barrat

Sherry and Tom Barrat
In the 1990’s we included the Kravis Center as part of our estate plan when...
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Stephen L. Brown

Stephen L. Brown
In 2001, I retired as Chairman of John Hancock Financial Services and...
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Rose Price Cooley

Rose Price Cooley
Growing up in the Canarsie neighborhood in Brooklyn, I was...
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Alexander W. Dreyfoos

Alexander W. Dreyfoos
The Kravis Center is a living monument to the creative power of...
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Debra Elmore

Debra Elmore
The Palm Beach County I returned to in 1998 was certainly not the...
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Caryl R. Firth

Caryl R. Firth
Having been a realtor in the downtown area for the past 10 years, I am excited...
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Maureen Gardella

Maureen Gardella
As a donor and employee of the Kravis Center I have certainly seen firsthand the...
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Dr. Theodore Gerson

Dr. Theodore Gerson
When I arrived in Palm Beach in 1952, you could roll up the streets at...
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Denise H. Ghattas

Denise H. Ghattas
Since Childhood the performing and visual arts have been...
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Elaine and Herbert Gimelstob

Elaine and Herbert Gimelstob
We have chosen to support the Kravis Center’s endowment program through...
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Marie Gorman-Althof

Marie Gorman-Althof
I believe it is my responsibility to give back to the community in...
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Peggy and Richard Greenfield

Peggy and Richard Greenfield
Since putting down roots here 25 years ago we've been steadily moving closer...
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John D. Herrick

John D. Herrick
Ever since high school days at Cretin High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, the arts have...
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Henni and John Kessler

Henni and John Kessler
The Kravis Center has truly enhanced the quality of our cultural and social life...
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Dr. David I. Kosowsky

Dr. David I. Kosowsky
My wife and I have been very involved in Boston’s cultural community and...
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Molly Foreman Kozel

Molly Foreman Kozel
When Kravis Center was first announced many years ago I became...
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Cindy Costello Mandes

Cindy Costello Mandes
I believe that my devotion to Kravis first began in 1997. We moved into the West Palm Beach area...
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Zelda Mason

Zelda Mason
I was born and raised in Washington, D.C. where there was always an opportunity to...
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Carolyn Metskas

Carolyn Metskas
My husband George and I immediately fell in love with the Kravis Center the moment...
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William A. Meyer

William A. Meyer
As a not-for profit non-governmental entity, the Kravis Center relies...
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John Mike

John Mike
I urge everyone who enjoys the Kravis Center to...
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Jane Mitchell

Jane Mitchell
When I moved to Palm Beach County in the 1990s I found scant options for...
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Helen K. Persson

Helen K. Persson
On November 15, 2013, the Palm Beach Chapter of the Association of Fundraisers...
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Benjamin and Dorothy Polayes

Benjamin and Dorothy Polayes
When we settled in Palm Beach from the New Haven area we were anxious...
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Irving and Barbara Reifler

Irving and Barbara Reifler
There is nothing like the Kravis Center for great entertainment...
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Beth K. Schwartz

Beth K. Schwartz
It never crossed my mind to contact someone at the Kravis Center to inform them...
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Rachel Sommer

Rachel Sommer
The first time I walked into the lobby of the Kravis Center I was...
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Michael Stein

Michael Stein
We should all strive to leave the world and this community better than...
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Rita E. Stein

Rita E. Stein
The performing arts have been near and dear to my heart since...
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Sandra Thompson

Sandra Thompson
Because I am passionate about the arts, all that the Kravis Center brings...
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Charles R. Williams

Charles R. Williams
Since the day Gordon MacRae rode through the cornfield singing...
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Lee Wolf

Lee Wolf
Whatever is valuable in life deserves our support and our commitment to...
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Joyce Yeckes

Joyce Yeckes
I grew up in the swing era with a dream of...
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