Providing Direct Impact to Enrich the Lives of Children in Low-Income Communities

Arthur Benjamin’s generous gift is just one more example of his leadership and devotion to education and the humanities.”

— founder and executive director, Loretta Neff

PALM BEACH, FL, USA, January 25, 2017 / — Bringing 2016 to a close, Arthur E. Benjamin, of Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation and Founder of American Dog Rescue, locked down a title sponsorship for the sold-out 3rd annual musical brunch, Books, Bellinis, and Bel Canto fundraiser, to be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Club Colette in Palm Beach, Florida, and helped push EWF across the finish line with a generous donation of $10,000. Already a trusted advisor, Founders Society donor, and major supporter, with this gift, Mr. Benjamin’s total giving to EWF now tops over $20,000 to date.

For the past three decades, Arthur has been passionately involved in philanthropic efforts related to breast cancer, cancer research, education and animal welfare. On a national scale, Arthur works tirelessly on a number of important causes, chief among them, to save abused and abandoned dogs and place them in loving homes. Arthur also serves on the board of the nationally recognized youth development organization, Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, and was recently honored for his years of service and financial support.

Mr. Benjamin’s donation includes a community outreach gift of $7,200, which provides educational books for a Title I elementary school. EWF and Mr. Benjamin (along with furry friends, Bandit and Charlie) will present this wonderful gift personally to children of a local school in Palm Beach County later this spring. The gift includes an interactive story time with Loretta Neff, children’s author and EWF founder, and signed books for 480 children.

“Arthur Benjamin’s generous gift is just one more example of his leadership and devotion to education and the humanities”, said founder and executive director, Loretta Neff. “This milestone demonstrates the fact that donors see our passion for what we do and understand the importance of our cause. Arthur was the first to offer support last year as a Founders Society donor and event title sponsor and we owe him a debt of gratitude”, commented Loretta Neff, founder of the EW Foundation.

Since 2014, EWF has benefited over 10,113 children with their award-winning books and programs and provided author visits and signed copies of Author Loretta Neff’s first book, Tame Your Manners, to twenty (20) academies and schools and fourteen (14) charities.

With six (6) Title I schools on the wait list, community outreach donations provide much-needed underwriting for story time author visits with signed copies for every child. Every gift counts, whether $15 per book per child, $450 for 30 books for one class, $1,800 for 120 books for one class grade, or $7,200 for 480 books for one elementary school. Please visit and donate today at

Arthur E. Benjamin with Charlie Benjamin

Arthur E. Benjamin – LinkedIn

Loretta Neff with Arthur E. Benjamin

How Bandit Rescued Arthur – (Video Link)