Dorothy Bradshaw, graduate of Northwood University and an "Outstanding Alumni Award" winner, is employed at the South Florida Water Management District as Procurement Bureau Chief where she serves as a mentor for the District's Mentoring Program.
Dorothy's non-profit board representation spans nearly three decades. With a focus on children and health issues, she has been a champion of fundraising efforts leading teams of volunteers to raise tens of thousands of dollars for children's programs and health research.
Dorothy’s service to the Boys and Girl Clubs began as a member of the West Palm Beach Unit Board as president from 1986-1989. During her tenure, Dorothy volunteered for the Annual Car Show, the PGA Senior Golf event and as chair for five years of the “Prince and Pauper Auction”, raising more than $50,000. Dorothy served on the Corporate Board of the Boys and Girls Club from 1990-2001 and is currently an Advisory Board member.
As a board member for Junior Achievement, Dorothy served as co-chair of the annual golf classic. Because of her tireless efforts, she has secured sponsorships and auction items resulting in raising more than $80,000 for the programs in Palm Beach County through Junior Achievement. In 2004 Dorothy persuaded her husband to donate what is now known as “Sheriff for a Day” to the “Watch a Rising Star” event for Junior Achievement. This item is now the highlight of many charity events raising thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations throughout the county.
The American Lung Association benefits from Dorothy’s dedication to health issues. She has serve d as an Honorary Co-Chair of the “Food Is Art” event for five years, securing countless auction items and providing financial support throughout her more than ten years on the board. Dorothy served as the co-chair for the “2009 Breather Luncheon” and was the recipient of the 2010 “Inspire Life Award.”
As a champion of the fight against breast cancer, Dorothy served as co-chair of the “2008 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” and was chairman in 2009. This event raised more than $120,000 for the American Cancer Society. Dorothy served as the Parole Board Captain for the “Jail and Bail” event in 1995 and 1996. As a member of EWPB for over 25 years, Dorothy has served on a variety of committees, the Board of Directors and as president in 1993-1994.