Billionaire Grants Push Palm Beach Hurricane Ian Fund to Over $600,000

Two Palm Beach billionaire couples have offered grants for the city of Palm Beach United Way’s relief fund, which has so far raised more than $600,000 to help survivors of savage Hurricane Ian in the South -West Florida.

The latest matching grants were awarded by investment manager Nelson Peltz of Trian Fund Management, joined by his wife, Claudia; and Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlman and his wife, Laura. Each couple donated $50,000.

New donations to the fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000, United Way said when announcing the grants.

The Peltzes released a statement through the charity that urged potential donors not to lose sight of the lives upended by the hurricane, which hit near Fort Meyers on September 28 as a category storm. 4 before cutting a path of deadly destruction across the state.

Nelson Peltz

“It’s been a few weeks and it’s easy for some people to forget the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, but relief efforts are still ongoing and there are still thousands of families in difficult situations,” said the press release from the Peltzes. “We are proud to help United Way send much-needed funds to organizations that provide direct assistance to those who need it most.

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