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Tax Collector Employees Donate $30,000 to Local Nonprofits

West Palm Beach, Fla. – Constitutional Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon presented checks on April 24, 2018, totaling $19,000 to two local nonprofits on behalf of her agency’s 315 employees. The check presentations coincided with the Great Give of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, a 24-hour online giving event that gives participating nonprofit organizations the opportunity to amplify donations through a bonus funds from the United Way.

Tax Collector employees chose to support Little Smiles of Florida and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in 2017. The donations were funded entirely by Tax Collector employees who participated in the agency’s Dress Down for Charity program through payroll deduction. Additional funding was raised through agency-wide bake sales and a gift basket drawing.

A check in the amount of $9,884 was presented to Greta von Unruh, Executive Director of Little Smiles of Florida. The volunteer-driven nonprofit organization helps professional caregivers bring joy to children in local hospitals, hospice and shelters. In addition to today’s cash donation, employees conducted a Pajama and Sock drive resulting in an in-kind donation valued at $3,500.

A check in the amount of $9,945 was presented to Rich Anderson, CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. The nonprofit organization provides shelter and medical services to lost, homeless and unwanted animals. They also place homeless and neglected animals in quality homes and advocate animal welfare through education and community involvement. In addition to the cash donation, employees conducted a pet supply drive resulting in an in-kind donation valued at $5,400.

Tax Collector employees also responded generously in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Agency employees voted to donate $768 collected through a special Labor Day dress down event to the Red Cross of Greater Houston after Hurricane Harvey flooded the city. After Hurricane Irma interrupted power to the Palm Beach County Food Bank, employees held an agency-wide bake sale and donated all proceeds totaling $1,800 to help replenish the food bank’s lost supplies.

“I am extremely proud of our employees who give generously all year to support our community,” said Tax Collector Gannon. “Their charitable giving through payroll deduction, fundraising activities and in-kind donations totaled more than $30,000 in 2017. We look forward to supporting Little Smiles and Peggy Adams again this year.”

To view highlights of Tax Collector employee giving, please visit

To learn how you can support local children facing medical crises and other trauma, please visit

Save a life by adopting your next pet from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Please visit to learn more.

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Contact Information: 
Contact: Anne Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector
  (561) 355-4271


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