Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast Honors William Meyer at 18th Annual JA Hall of Fame Benefit
As Junior Achievement enters the one hundred and first year of inspiring and preparing youth to succeed in a global economy worldwide, Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast is honoring Mr. William A. Meyer at this year’s 18th Annual JA Hall of Fame Benefit. The evening kicks off at 6:30 pm and includes a 3-course dinner, silent and live auction, and features live music from Rachelle Coba.
The event is being chaired by Carla Thrower and will be held at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion on Saturday, March 21, 2020. All funds raised help support the financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness programs that Junior Achievement provides to local students.
Mr. Meyer has been a resident of Palm Beach since 1978. Following his graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the London School of Economics, and Georgetown Law School, he became a member of the New York and Florida Bars and a specialist in real property law with a New York City law firm. He later graduated from Harvard Business School. In the early 1980s, Mr. Meyer was an early franchisee of Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, having the exclusive territorial license for Long Island, Queens and Manhattan. Also, during this period, he became President of Servico Inc., a publicly traded hotel company with 58 hotels. Mr. Meyer later developed Devonshire at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens as well as other senior-housing projects. Mr. Meyer is presently Chairman of Meyer Jabara Hotels, based in West Palm Beach. Its hotel portfolio includes 30 hotels with more than 4,500 rooms in 12 states, operated under franchises from Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental, Hyatt, and Cambria. Mr. Meyer is the past Chairman of the Kravis Center, the Quantum Foundation, and the Jewish Community Foundation.
To attend the JA Hall of Fame Benefit go to 2020 JA Hall of Fame Benefit or call 561-242-9469.