Michelle Hollister, Dan Seigel, Bill Miller, Bryan Drowos
Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) at the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County recently honored Bill Miller for his outstanding service to the community at its annual Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Celebration.
Bryan Drowos, Mark Schaum, Bill Miller, Larry Blair
Miller is the Managing Partner of Miller Wealth Advisors. He has been an active member of the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) since 2015. He has co-chaired events and was a member of the first class of PAC University in 2020. Miller was initially inducted into the Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society in 2016 and has since worked with numerous clients to secure legacy commitments for the community.
Mitzvah Society Host Committee: David Lappin, Erik Modansky, Michelle Hollister, Bryan Drowos, Elise Gross, Joshua Goldglantz, David Katzman, Timothy Wolf, Dan Seigel, Kenneth Pritzker
“When selecting an honoree for the Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society, many factors are brought into consideration. The answer this year was simple. Bill Miller! Bill checked all the boxes,” said PAC Chair Bryan Drowos.
Elise Gross, Bryan Drowos
A Philadelphia-area native, Miller makes his home in Boca Raton with his wife, Tanya, and their children, Romy 23, and Ben, 20.
The Mitzvah Society recognizes professionals who worked with their clients to establish planned gifts on behalf of the Jewish community.
“Without the hard work of the Mitzvah Society members assisting your clients to make legacy gifts to the foundation, we would not be here today,” Drowos said.
Support for the Mitzvah Society impacts efforts across the Federation.
“Whether it be a grant to help students with their academic expenses or one of the many annual campaign endowments, including Pace and Endowed Lion gifts that ensure our future, the advice and guidance that you give to your clients help make all of this happen,” Drowos said.
Dan Seigel, Bill Miller, Michelle Hollister
This year’s event was chaired by Dan Seigel and Michelle Hollister. Held Feb. 9. at Farmer’s Table, the event recognized the 82 members of the Mitzvah Society, with 22 of them being repeat society members.
Two new members also were inducted into the Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society: Elise Gross, trust and estate attorney, and David Leskar, Esq. Their certificates read, “This formally inducts you into the Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society as a committed professional who has referred a client that resulted in an endowment gift to the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation.”
The Society Celebration was generously sponsored by — JJCF Division Sponsors: Gerson/Preston/Klein/Lips/Eisenberg/Gelber; Exclusive Magazine Sponsor: Boca Raton Observer; Event Sponsors: Anchor Select Home Health Care, Bessemer Trust, BDO, CBIZ MHM, The Colony Group, Fiduciary Trust, Hotwire, Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith, Proskauer, and Seigel Estate and Trust Litigation
Rachel Miller, Jeffrey Miller, Ellie Fertel, Bill Miller, Tanya Miller
About the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
Established in 1979, the JFSPBC is made up of Jewish and social service organizations, synagogues and schools that provide valued services and programs to recipients in South Palm Beach County, in Israel and around the world. The JFSPBC is also comprised of local residents, including lay leadership, volunteer, donors, professional staff, rabbis, educators, event participants and students. Situated on a 100-acre campus in west Boca Raton – the largest in the nation – the JFSPBC supports more than 70 beneficiaries, engages with more than 5,000 donors, and connects more than 130,000 residents. To learn more about how we contribute to a shared vision for the Jewish community, visit https://jewishboca.org or call 561.852.3100.
(Photo credit: Jeffrey Tholl Photography, 2023)