Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County Names Training Room in Honor of Whitfield M. Palmer Jr.
OCALA, FL (APRIL 25,2023) – The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County is proud to announce the naming of the training room in honor of Whitfield M. Palmer Jr., a longtime community leader and philanthropist who has dedicated his life to improving the lives of people in Ocala and Marion County.
The Whitfield M. Palmer Jr. Training Room, located at the Foundation, is a facility that will provide a vital resource for nonprofit organizations and community groups in the area. Equipped with the latest technology and audiovisual equipment, the room will be used for training sessions, workshops, and other events that support the work of local nonprofits and community organizations.
“Whit Palmer has been a tireless advocate for our community, and we are proud to honor his legacy in this way,” said Lauren Deiorio, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County. “The Whitfield M. Palmer Jr. Training Room will serve as a hub for collaboration and learning, and we believe it will have a significant impact on the organizations and individuals who use it.”
Palmer, a native of Ocala, gave his time, talent, and treasure to the community for decades. He served on numerous boards and committees, including the Marion County Hospital District Board, the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce, Camp Boggy Creek, and the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County.
“I am humbled and honored by this recognition,” Diane Palmer said. “Whit and I always believed in the power of community, and I am grateful to be a part of such a caring and dedicated group of people. The Whit Palmer Training Room will be a valuable resource for our community, and I look forward to seeing the great work that will come from it.”
The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the quality of life for people in the area.
For more information on the Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County, visit www.ocalafoundation.org.
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