In honor of his commitment to the growth and vitality of Palm Beach County, Jerry Gotkin, Smithsonian-catalogued artist and photographer has been recognized as a 2011 Local Hero by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Jerry has chosen Hospice by the Sea, Inc. (HBTS) as the recipient of this award’s $5,000 gran In appreciation for the compassionate hospice care that his wife received from HBTS. This grant will help support the organization’s dedication to enhancing the quality of life of patients, caregivers and families enduring the challenges of serious and progressive illnesses.
“Jerry Gotkin’s generosity is evident through the selfless devotion of his time and creative talents to HBTS and the community. We are proud to recommend Jerry Gotkin for this honor. His passion for our mission is extraordinary,” said Paula J. Alderson, President and CEO of HBTS. “We treasure Jerry’s distinguished talents, but the real gift to our community is Jerry Gotkin!”
Jerry Gotkin has contributed a catalogue of more more than 600 Limited Edition Archival giclees, more than 100 paintings and images, and over 30 unique artistic and photographic pieces for sale in support of HBTS. Select pieces from his collection are on display at Hospice by the Sea’s corporate offices and at Royal Palm Place’s Fiat Custom Design Framing and Art Gallery in Boca Raton. His works are permanently displayed at the American Orchid Society Headquarters in Delray Beach, Florida and Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, Florida. He also donated his work to various organizations in the community to support their fundraising efforts.
Neighborhood Excellence Initiative® is Bank of America Charitable Foundation designed to recognize nonprofits, individuals and students that promote community well-being. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s ongoing support of local heroes is indicative of their mission to encourage proactive leadership and service in Palm Beach County.