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SunFest Volunteer Spotlights

 We’d like to recognize some of our new Board Members for going above and beyond with their contributions at SunFest. We thank you for ALL that you do!

Dr. Joseph Lee, Board Member, Committee Member, Gates Committee

What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment?

As a volunteer, I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of such a large undertaking as SunFest.  The opportunity I’ve had to meet people from different backgrounds and walks of life that come together to put on this wonderful festival is very rewarding.

When you’re not volunteering at SunFest, what are you doing?

I work for the School District of Palm Beach County as an Assistant Superintendent.  Much of my time is spent serving the parents, students, and teachers in our system.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife, Luanda and sons, Christian and Kerrington.  I enjoy traveling, movies, and attending sporting events.  I also have a passion for cooking and volunteering.

What 3 words best describe you?

Self-motivated, Servant-Leader, Purpose-Driven

Who has been your favorite SunFest performer?

Earth, Wind, and Fire and John Legend

Jeff Sellers, Board Member, Vice Chair, Finance Committee


What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment?

Without a doubt being a part of the extremely dedicated and hardworking finance committee team during SunFest for the last two years!! For them to put up with my antics for five days and nights makes them the true heroes!! Favorite moment has to be during one of the thunderstorms 2 years ago using a hand blow dryer on the piles of wet cash at 2 am so it can be counted by the gifted and dedicated bank volunteers!

When you’re not volunteering at SunFest, what are you doing?

Hopefully helping my friends and their families make smart decisions about their money! Also, playing a little golf, driving my lovely wife crazy and spending quality time with our amazing families and our closest dear friends.

Where is your favorite Palm Beach County dine/watering hole?

There are so many!! Since we live in the North end, we love dining at In the Kitchen, breakfast at Sarah’s Kitchen and enjoying adult beverages at Frigates.

Who is your favorite sports team?

The Miami Dolphins of course!!

Stephanie Waldrop, Board Member, Transportation Committee


What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment?

This year has been my favorite so far! I ran in the SunFest TGi5K and it was my first 5K. Running a 5K was one of my goals this year. In January, I couldn’t finish two miles without stopping and now I’ve ran in two 5Ks.

When you’re not volunteering at SunFest, what are you doing?

When I’m not working, you can find me enjoying concerts at Cruzan Amphitheater or watching FSU’s football games at Grease Burger Bar. I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, dancing, golfing, and reading.

Which artists will we find on your iTunes?

Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Tom Petty, Pitbull, anything I can dance to!

What is your favorite movie?

It’s a toss-up between Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. I always stop and watch them whenever they come on TV.

President’s Pinnacle Award Winners

1996 1997
Iva Grady Amy Tolderlund
Terry Jonethis Phil Barbre
Red Dunn Sue Ellen Clarfeld
Colin Cassidy
Thomas Burns


1998 1999
Jim Fuchs Becky Foley
Arlene Willman Muck John Belden
Mary Jacobs Leanne Evans
Barbara Alterman Bill Walter
Bridgette Dei James Hoffman
Bob Broadway
Shirley Duffy


2000 2001
Gene Russo Don Laine
Ann Russo Robin Ramback
Greg Rice Dari Bowman
Dan Costello Gwynn Virastek
Wil White Steven Mayans
Patricia Gregory Stephania Juergen
Tom Dongilla
Anna Howard


2002 2003
Ricki Freedman John Tamsberg
Dawn Helton Petey Glover
Michael Weeks Donna Stein
Patti Hammond Shaun Castillo
Russ Ketchem William Cruise
Peter Wellman
Greg Fagan
Susan Chapman


2004 2005
Brenda Balme Patty Laine
Louis Candea Ed Shelton
Dennis Alicea Floyd Keneson
Deborah Duprey Jodi Chapin
Ed Holland Kelly Dobbs
Harriet Leibowitz Susie Macon


2006 2007
Michael Balme Wilson Enriquez
Karen Farruggia Jason Harris
Patrice King Sam Hadley
Robert Lane Ivan Rosa
Evelyn Moody


2008 2009
Bill Bramlett Brian Edwards
Chris Anne Ayers Blake Kettner
Carolyn Severing


2010 2011
Pat Hoskin Christian Rodriguez
Allan Patti Brandy Upright
William J. Storey Jan “J.J.” Wolfe
John Wilson


2012 2013
Chris Banks Rick Duprey
Denise O’Connor Kim Frohling
Karen Spitzer Beth Kaplan
Donna Woody Lisa Schillig


Frans de Calonne
Geoff Livingston
Marshall Osofsky
Cindy Reppel