Profiles of Leadership: Stephen M. Ross: Chairman and Founder of Related Companies

Written by Dean Glorioso

When you run the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States, how do you give back? You start in your own backyard.

Mr. Stephen M. Ross, Chairman and Founder of Related Companies, has generously committed $8 million to Palm Beach State College, introducing an essential initiative that helps prepare underserved students at Palm Beach Lakes and Forest Hill High Schools in West Palm Beach with pathways to postsecondary education and career credentials, bolstering Palm Beach County’s future workforce. The gift comes to the Foundation for Palm Beach State College through Related Southeast’s newly formed non-profit, Related Together, a private grant-making foundation to drive economic mobility in West Palm Beach’s northwest neighborhoods, including Historic Northwest, Pleasant City, and Coleman Park.

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