PBCHRC Charitable Foundation

Elected G. Joseph Garcia as Chair of the Foundation


The Board of Directors of the PBCHRC Charitable Foundation recently elected G. Joseph Garcia as chair of the Foundation. Established to fund scholarships and other charitable endeavors, the PBCHRC Foundation is an affiliate of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council (PBCHRC), Florida’s oldest, independent, non-partisan, political organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

“The Board is very pleased that Joseph will be at the helm of our organization,” said PBCHRC Foundation President Rand Hoch. “His election as chair underscores the leadership skills, creativity and passion he brings to the Foundation.”

As part of his responsibilities as PBCHRC Foundation Chair, Garcia will oversee the Daniel S. Hall Social Justice Awards program, which grants annual college scholarships to college-bound high school seniors in recognition of their advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. He will work closely with PBCHRC Board Member Jasmin Lewis, a teacher at Palm Beach Gardens High School who heads the Foundation’s Social Justice Awards Committee.

“I am proud of this opportunity to help give back to Palm Beach County’s LGBTQ+ community,” said Garcia. “I look forward to developing additional programs for the PBCHRC Foundation.” 

Garcia, a 39-year-old Wellington resident, was born in Cuba and grew up  in South Florida. He received a dual degree from Florida State University — a B.A. in multinational business operations and a B.S. in marketing. He has 15 years of experience in the luxury hospitality and travel industries, working for some of the world’s most recognizable brands including the Ritz-Carlton, Royal Caribbean, and Four Seasons Hotels.

While working in destination services at Discover The Palm Beaches, Garcia developed and launched the organization’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Board and was instrumental in establishing what will be the first LGBTQ+ visitor information center in Palm Beach County.

Widely recognized for his community involvement, Garcia was selected to serve as a member of the South Florida Fair’s “Beyond the Fair – Class of 2021” for young professionals throughout South Florida.


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