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One Big Local Sports Star Donates $100,000 to New Coronavirus Fund

March 26, 2020

In just one week, the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has received almost $800,000 in cash and commitments for its newly created COVID-19 Response Fund to distribute to local nonprofits working with communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s incredible,” Bradley Hurlburt, the foundation’s president and CEO, said of the fundraising response. “The people who are the most vulnerable are getting hurt the most. I think it just resonates with people that this is what we should do.”

The foundation is accepting contributions in any amount, but most of the money raised so far has come from large donations. The foundation itself chipped in $100,000, as have Florida Power & Light Company, the Stoops Family Foundation, the Marjorie Fisher Fund, Michael and Jacky Ferro, Meredith Trim and Jim Robo and the Brooks Koepka Foundation Fund. SBA Communication Corp. also gave $50,000.

Koepka, 29, is one of the top-ranked golfers in the world. The Jupiter resident attended Cardinal Newman High School in his native West Palm Beach.

“I want to do my part to help during this stressful time,” Koepka said Friday in a short Instagram video.

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