Jewish Community Honors Bill Meyer For Visionary Philanthropy

Nearly 350 of Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s most dedicated leaders and philanthropists gathered on March 4, 2019 to celebrate the collective impact of the Jewish community and to recognize notable community leader and visionary William A. Meyer for his longstanding commitment to Jewish life, education and the arts.

A prolific example of a social change agent, Bill Meyer was recognized for his longstanding commitment to vital causes including Jewish education and quality of life services through his involvement with the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. “I am truly honored to receive the Jeanne Levy Award, named after the matriarch of a family that has given so much to our local Jewish community and Israel,” shared Meyer. “My parents, Arthur and Sydelle, taught me the true meaning of philanthropy. I hope I have helped to make the Jewish world a little bit better.”

Julie and Peter Cummings, Sydell Miller, Susan Shulman Pertnoy and Ron Pertnoy served as event chairs. “Bill’s devotion to so many vital issues is inspiring,” shared Ron Pertnoy. “He always steps up to play a leadership role to address the causes that are most dear to his heart, and this investment of himself has made the Palm Beaches a vibrant place to live for so many people.”