The Giraffe Award

Minx Boren, (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), has spent her lifetime looking for ways to be of service, and in 2013 she was honored to receive the Giraffe Award, a tribute to “those who stick their necks out for the common good”. In the years since she turned sixty, Minx’ journey has included being a longtime member and serving as president of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, which annually honors local women leaders, and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for academic scholarships for deserving women.

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Also, for ten years Minx sat on the Advisory Board of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades as “resident coach” for the organization, and for SIP—a student intern program developed for outstanding young scholars focused on environmental issues.

Starting in 2007, a third major focus of Minx’ later years has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Foundation of Florida, an organization that empowers women and girls to be leaders, investing in their ideas and encouraging their leadership to positively affect the economic, political, and social status of women and girls across Florida.

Minx is now focused on creating a Sustainability Initiative and will be partnering with others to create greater awareness and actionable steps concerning environmental issues that threaten our world. She is also a “facilitator-in-training” for EAN’s Empowered Elder Workshop. Minx says, “I am so grateful to be part of each of these extraordinary organizations whose volunteers are committed to showing up, paying attention, and finding ways to make a difference again and again. Not all of us get to receive an award, but each of us is blessed with the greater reward that being there for others brings.”

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