Suzanne Holmes pours her heart into everything she does and personally invests in numerous causes she cares about throughout our community.
Suzanne Holmes has lived and worked in Palm Beach County since 1998. On arrival, she dedicated herself to the community by becoming a member of Temple Beth Am in Jupiter. She served on the Temple Beth Am Board of Directors for two years, during which time she was active in Sisterhood, co-publishing a 400-page cookbook sold to raise funds for Temple operations. She chaired the Ner Tamid Capital Campaign which raised $3MM to build the synagogue on Central Blvd. in Jupiter.
During 1999 -2000, Suzanne volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem in Palm Beach County. She represented 7 children in foster care, providing oversight and supervision of their care and testifying on their behalf in court.
Suzanne joined the newly named Wachovia Wealth Management in 2001. She continued her volunteerism by becoming active in company sponsored programs providing reading programs in elementary schools and community work day events which provided group homes for children under DCF supervision. She volunteered with United Way campaigns. She served from 2000 to 2006 as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation, during which time she chaired the annual fundraising walk for three consecutive years. This walk provides funds for two camps for children affected by severe forms of rheumatoid arthritis – children who are unable to participate in the activities of summer camps for children who are without such challenges to overcome.
For the year 2002 -2003 Suzanne represented Wachovia Wealth Management on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach Opera.
Suzanne became active in the Jewish Community around 2001 and became a Commissioner of the Commission for Jewish Education (CJE) where she served for 10 years. CJE is an agency of the Jewish Federation on whose board she also served as Director. In 2008 Suzanne joined PNC Wealth Management and continued to find opportunities to bring corporate sponsorships as well as her own commitment to causes she is passionate about. In 2015, Women’s Jewish Philanthropy awarded Suzanne the distinction of the Judy Waltzer Award for outstanding leadership in the Jewish Community. At present, she is involved in committee work with the Alpert Jewish Families and Children’s Services.
Suzanne was asked to join the Board of the YWCA in 2013. Her tenure included committee work for the annual fundraising gala, as well as volunteering to register women to vote at the YWCA centers in West Palm Beach. In 2015, Suzanne was nominated for the Grace Dodge Award for women who have overcome adversity and achieved success.
In 2016, Suzanne joined TD Wealth and continued to advocate for support from TD Bank for causes she believes in. That spring, she received the Families First Harriet Goldstein Award for outstanding community service. Suzanne has long supported Families First and its excellent service to families and children in need.
In 2017, Suzanne was nominated as a Woman of the Year candidate for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She participated in this effort to raise awareness of the many forms of blood cancer and to raise funds to assist in research and development of drugs for treatment and for patient aid services.
From 2013 through the present, Suzanne serves as a Board Member of the Hanley Center Foundation. For the last 4 years she has served as co-chair of the Hanley Golf Classic, a event dedicated to raising funds for the Lifesaver Patient Aid fund which provides scholarships to medically indigent persons with drug and alcohol addiction who cannot afford treatment programs.
On February 4, 2018, Suzanne will co-chair the Books, Bellinis and Bel Canto brunch of the EW Foundation. This annual event provides the means to supply Title I school children with books and programs.