The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is excited to announce it has established The James Augustine Ponce Endowment for Exhibition Development at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, in honor of the late James Augustine Ponce.

James Augustine Ponce


Through the Community Foundation’s Forever Nonprofit Endowment Challenge, the Society was selected to receive a $25,000 matching grant for setting up the permanent endowment. Endowments provide a long-term location for assets to be donated, protected, and grow. In a permanent endowment, the original funds cannot be touched, but the growth from investments may be invested into initiatives. These funds are intended to support development of the annual special exhibitions in the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum. The Ponce endowment is also the first piece in activating a tremendous vision for the future of the Historical Society.


Please contact Holly Finch, Director of Advancement and Communications, to learn how your investment will provide an unprecedented opportunity to link our shared past to future generations at 561.832.4164 ext. 106 or via email.

Read more about Jim Ponce and his legacy in the Spring/Fall 2016 Edition of the Tustenegee here and in our newsroom, here.