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Richard Comiter


ComiterRichardRichard Comiter, Esq.
Director

Mr. Comiter is the senior partner of Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP, a Florida regional tax law firm. Mr. Comiter was awarded a B.S.B.A. with Honors from the University of Florida and earned a M.S.M. in Tax Accounting from Florida International University. Mr. Comiter received his Juris Doctor with Honors and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Levin College of Law and is Chairman of its Planned Giving Task Force.
Mr. Comiter has previously served as President of the Palm Beach/Martin County Estate Planning Council and the Palm Beach County Tax Institute. He is a Past-President of the Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and a Past-Chair of its Professional Advisory Committee. Mr. Comiter previously served as the Regional Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.

Patrick J. DiSalvo


DiSalvoPatrick J. DiSalvo, CPA
Treasurer and Director

Mr. DiSalvo’s has a B.S. in accounting from the State University of New York. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Florida licensed real estate broker and mortgage broker. He serves as managing director of DiSalvo Financial Services and has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial and residential real estate business. Mr. DiSalvo has taken an active interest and leadership role in many charitable and non-profit organizations. He served as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Healthcare District of Palm Beach County. He is a member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, a member of the Board of Directors for Lakeside Regional Medical Center, and Chair of the Healthcare District Construction Oversight Board. Mr. DiSalvo has also served on the boards of Kiwanis and the Boys and Girls Club.

Michael Gauger


GaugerMichael Gauger, Chief Deputy Sheriff
Director

Mr. Gauger is the Chief Deputy of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office. In this capacity, he serves as the Senior Executive Staff Officer for the Department of Law Enforcement Operations and Corrections. He is a distinguished honor graduate of Barry University, with a Master in Social Work. Additionally, he is a graduate of the 81st Session, Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, Kentucky, Administrative Officer’s Course, as well as a 1996 Alumnus of Leadership Palm Beach County.

Amanda Lebow


 

Amanda Lebow newMs. Amanda Lebow
Vice President and Director

Ms. Lebow grew up in Palm Beach, Florida, and graduated from Deerfield Academy and the University of Richmond. She currently lives in Los Angeles and is an Agent with Creative Artist Agency (CAA). She brings the perspective of youth to the Board and has a special interest in aiding non-profit organizations.

John Levey


LeveyJohn Levey, Legal Investigator
Secretary and Director

Mr. Levey is a graduate of the Connecticut Police Academy, the U.S. Army Military Police School, and the Reid School of Interviewing and Investigation. Prior to joining Broad and Cassel as Office Manager and paralegal/investigator of the West Palm Beach Office, Mr. Levey had an 18-year career in law enforcement in which he conducted hundreds of civil and criminal investigations. His investigative experience earned him Letters of Commendation from The New York State Police, the Department of the Army, the Woodbridge, CT Police Department, the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority Police, and the New Haven Fire Department. Mr. Levey is a member of both the National Association of Legal Investigators and the National Association of Security and Investigative Specialists and is an Accredited Legal Investigator. Mr. Levey has served three terms as President of the South Florida Investigators Association and is a past director of Region III of the National Association of Legal Investigators. He was recently awarded the 2010 Commissioner’s Award by the Florida Association of Private Investigator’s Inc.

Lance Longwater


lance_newLance Longwater, Vice President, SunTrust Investment Services
Director

Mr. Longwater is a Vice President and private financial advisor at SunTrust Investment Services in Palm Beach. He specializes in offering comprehensive financial planning and investment management services to business owners, executives and other individuals in the community. Prior to joining SunTrust, Mr. Longwater was with Charles Schwab.

Jacqueline S. Miller


millerJacqueline S. Miller, Esq.
Vice President, Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary

Ms. Miller has a B.A. from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law. She has been practicing law since her admission to The Florida Bar in 1979. Ms. Miller has an active interest in charitable and non-profit organizations.

Elan Tenenbaum


elanElan Tenenbaum, MS, PT, DPT
Director

Mr. Tenenbaum holds a B.S. in athletic training, an M.S. in physiology, an M.S. in physical therapy, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. He is the co-owner of Tenenbaum and Sullivan, Inc., a rehabilitation and wellness facility in Palm Beach providing therapy to children and adults who have suffered injuries. His background includes positions as a partner in Fitness Forum, a rehabilitation company based in Syracuse, New York; Director of Rehabilitation at Palms West Hospital; and Director of Physical Therapy at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Mr. Tenenbaum has an interest in aiding non-profit organizations to make a positive impact on the lives of children in his community.

Alan Lebow


Alan LebowMr. Alan Lebow (1927-2009)
Co-Founder

Mr. Lebow co-founded Kids’ Dreams with his wife, Patricia.   Mr. Lebow was known for his generosity and philanthropy.He achieved the status of Founder at many institutions including the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami, Israel Tennis Centers; and the University of Richmond, at which he endowed a family scholarship to help students in need, in keeping with the mission of Kids’ Dreams. Mr. Lebow was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was President of Alan Lebow, Inc., a well-known manufacturer of high quality men’s clothing. The Alan Awards for Excellence in Shakespeare was created in his honor by Kids’ Dreams as a permanent endowment to perpetuate his love of Shakespeare.

Kids’ Dreams Helps Low Income Students Participate in STEM Science Passport Program at South Florida Science Center


Kids’ Dreams Helps Low Income Students Participate in STEM Kids’ Dreams Helps Low Income Students Participate in STEM Science Passport Program at South Florida Science Center
Elementary-age students from Title I schools throughout Palm Beach County will be able to learn important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills thanks to a grant from Kids’ Dreams. The Palm Beach County-based nonprofit founded by Broad and Cassel Managing Partner Patricia Lebow supports programs that enable students who attend low income (Title I) schools to gain exposure to enriching educational and cultural experiences they otherwise may not have. Read More…

Kids’ Dreams Provides $20,000 in College Scholarships


$20,000 in College ScholarshipsKids’ Dreams Provides $20,000 in College Scholarships
Kids’ Dreams Provides $20,000 in College Scholarships (Palm Beach, Fla.) – Twelve college-bound Palm Beach County students, who have graduated from Title I high schools, are receiving financial support for their education thanks to scholarships from Kids’ Dreams, a 501c3 public charity dedicated to providing educational and cultural opportunities for economically disadvantaged youth. The top three recipients of the scholarships are: Tamana Akthar, Daniela Perez and Joelishia Banfield. Tamana, a graduate of Pahokee High School, is attending Florida Atlantic University Honors College to study business management and accounting. Read More…

Student Talent Shines at Fifth Annual Alan Lebow Awards


Student Talent Shines at Fifth Annual Alan Lebow AwardsStudent Talent Shines at Fifth Annual Alan Lebow Awards
More than $5,000 in prizes and $1,000 college scholarship awarded
(Palm Beach, Fla.) – For the fifth consecutive year talented Palm Beach County students were honored for their outstanding performances of Shakespearean scenes at the Alan Lebow Award for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance, hosted by Kids’ Dreams at the Kravis Center. The program, which was created by Kids’ Dreams in memory of its late co-founder Alan Lebow, supports high school students from Title 1 schools in their love of poetry, drama, film and literature. Read More…

Fifth Alan Lebow Awards in the News, South Florida Times


SF TimesFifth Alan Lebow Awards in the News, South Florida Times
Students win cash for their best Shakespeare acting. Victor Monsalve, a sophomore at Boynton Beach Community High School and Majesty Smith, a junior at Inlet Grove Community High School in West Palm Beach, walked away with the top prizes in the fifth annual Alan Lebow Award for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance. The students received $1,000 each for topping the competiton. Read the article here.

Kids’ Dreams Donates $9,000 for Annual Literacy Days in the Gardens


2014 Literacy Days CheckKids’ Dreams Donates $9,000 for Annual Literacy Days in the Gardens
Donation works to inspire at young age a love of literacy, learning for at-risk youth WEST PALM BEACH (December 12, 2013)– A recent donation of $9000 is working to help hundreds of Title I at-risk youth, by inspiring a love of the written word, art and nature during the Sixth Annual Literacy Days in the Gardens on January 13 and 14 at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The donation came from Kids’ Dreams, Inc. a non- profit working to provide Palm Beach County Title I students with opportunities for culture as well as academic support in conjunction with law enforcement mentoring. Read More…

Merancia Noelsaint, 2009 Kids’ Dreams Scholar


MeranciaMerancia Noelsaint, 2009 Kids’ Dreams Scholar
Merancia was awarded the very first Kids’ Dreams scholarship. She was mentored by Pat DiSalvo, a Kids’ Dreams board member. She has now graduated from University of Florida and has been accepted to law school!
“My parents have always taught me a lesson about opportunities, they are rare. If not taken when encountered, the possibilities are quickly taken away. Those who take full advantage of the opportunities set before them, witness the blessings it endures. My opportunity came from the Kids Dreams Foundation. Sitting in a room with complete strangers questioning me about family and financial instability, I did not want to share anything at first. But surprisingly, despite my skepticism, I felt at ease in their presence. As if they were my family.  Read More…