EW Foundation is a provider of award winning character and etiquette education for children and youth and fundraising opportunities for charities, missions and schools.

Palm Beach, FL — EW Foundation announced today that Arthur E. Benjamin, educator, philanthropist, and founder of American Dog Rescue, has donated $10,000 as the title sponsor of EW Foundation’s 2nd annual musical brunch, Books, Bellinis, and Bel Canto to be held on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Café Boulud, Palm Beach.

“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. “We are profoundly grateful for his contribution to help support our outreach programs to children in low-income communities and to provide valuable life-changing skills.”

EWF’s character and etiquette education books and programs are designed as teaching tools for parents and teachers, as well as fundraising enhancements for charities, missions, and schools.

Research by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and published in the July 2015 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, suggests children who are more inclined to exhibit “social competence” traits—such as sharing, cooperating, helping other kids—may be more likely to attain higher education and well-paying jobs.

Loretta Neff further commented, “As an EWF Founders Society donor, Mr. Benjamin leads a list of other well-recognized sponsors, including, BMO Private Bank, Café Boulud, Daniella Ortiz, Josephine Linder duPont Bayard, La Casa Hermosa of Wellington, Provident Jewelry, Roberta Roller Rabbit, and Gail Worth. We are very pleased to be the recipient of such supportive individuals and organizations.”

With the official EWF Donor Campaign kick-off scheduled to begin on #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2015, the $10,000 gift sets a very generous tone as we head into the spirited holiday season of giving.

About Arthur E. Benjamin

Arthur E. Benjamin invests his time, energy and finances into companies and projects that make a difference in the lives of people and their pets—including education and animal rights activism—for the past three decades. Serving on the boards of several of the nation’s leading career education colleges and associations, his educational activities impact career education throughout the United States. Meanwhile, as an advocate for the humane treatment of animals, Arthur’s philanthropy has had an equally significant impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of animals, both domesticated and living in the wild. And in investments, he has led deals with stellar returns to his partners, a number of them exceeding 10x ROI.

About Books, Bellinis and Bel Canto

Books, Bellinis and Bel Canto is a musical brunch annual fundraiser benefiting the EW Foundation and its beneficiaries. Let the music consume you! Guests will enjoy a Mediterranean-style brunch, a Bellini courtyard reception, arias of POPera, luxurious raffle prizes, and books giveaways. Guest of honor will be Lizzie Post, author and spokesperson for The Emily Post Institute, joined by our honorary chair, Gail Worth, and event chair, India Paull Hancock.