SWA Foundation

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County has been approached by many individuals for ways to donate money, goods or services to benefit SWA Education. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a way to accept these generous offerings.

In October 2017, the SWA would like to help launch a “Friends” group that would be able to receive the full benefit of these opportunities. We are searching for individuals who believe in the SWA’s mission and educational efforts and want to help establish a Founding Friends Board. It’s an opportunity to be a part of the initiative to improve the Education Program and materials we offer.  

If you are interested, we will be having a rescheduled orientation meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the SWA’s Education Center to discuss how a Friends effort could be developed. Light refreshments will be served.

At this meeting, we will:
  • Discuss why a Friends group is needed 
  • Discuss how the SWA could benefit from a Friends group 
  • Identify a possible vision and mission for the Friends organization 
  • Decide how the Friends group could operate 
  • Identify ways to recruit the appropriate board members 
  • Decide what accomplishments you would want to see in the first year, three years, five years, etc. 
After this meeting, the SWA will help bring the identified Founding Friends Board members together to set the course for achieving 501(c)3 status.