About Zoe Loren

Zoe truly loved life. In fact, her name means “life” in Greek. There were so many things she wanted to accomplish and the possibilities were endless for our beautiful Zoe. We frequently joked that Zoe would end up on Saturday Night Live someday, imitating well known people and making us laugh. Zoe had a great knack for physical humor and it was hard to be with her and not laugh. She helped us all not to take life so seriously.

The beauty of Zoe was that she had great empathy for others. She hated to see anyone suffer, whether from physical, mental or financial hardship. When Zoe was in New York City during a photography internship, she brought food to the homeless on Union Square on a daily basis. Zoe was generous with her time and volunteered often for a variety of causes. She was a sounding board for many friends, listening to their problems and offering advice. She met the many challenges of school and life with enthusiasm and optimism.

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Our mission is to enrich the lives of Palm Beach County’s children by providing opportunities for exploration and inspiration.

Events

SHORT FILM CONTEST

Inspired by Zoe’s love of all forms of art, the Zoe Loren Foundation is launching its short film competition! Film makers of the future will have a chance to showcase their visual storytelling! Contest is free to enter!

The Short-Film Prompt

Your short-film must be a live-action short narrative film, using the theme ‘Life is a Journey’. We are looking for a short fictional film that is not animated! The film should run for 3 minutes or less including title and end credits.

CLICK HERE TO GET ALL OF THE INFORMATION

Who Can Enter

Palm Beach County students in grades 9-12 and Palm Beach County residents enrolled in an accredited college (full or part time), ages 17-25.

Fees

There is no fee to enter the contest

When Can I Enter

March 11, 2024 through May 13, 2024

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PRIZES, RULES AND HOW TO ENTER!
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2nd Annual Photography Contest Winners!

High School Category

1st Place – Makayla Martins, Lake Worth Community HS – “Dusk to Dawn”
2nd Place – Estefania Rivera, Wellington HS – “Milestones”
3rd Place – Noah Mook, Jupiter HS – “Enlightenment”

Middle School Category

1st Place – Sebastian Murcia, Bak Middle School of the Arts – “Diferente” 2nd Place – Samina Alliance, South Tech Prep Middle School – “Make It” 3rd Place – Sarah Rodriguez, Bak Middle School of the Arts – “Change”

People’s Choice Category Winner

Olivia Le, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, “Journey into a New Day”

SEE 2023 5K RESULTS!

SEE 2023 5K PHOTOS!

Each year in November, the Zoe Loren Make A Difference Foundation hosts a 5K Run/Walk fundraiser in Jupiter, FL. However, this race isn’t any ordinary race. We have activities for the entire family to enjoy, including face-painting, the kids’ fun run, a silent auction, food, music, and much more.

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Grant Recipients

Our family is honored to support programs that make a positive impact on the lives of children in Palm Beach County. The Zoe Loren Foundation has provided grants to local organizations that provide children with educational experiences that advance literacy, STEM (science, technology, education and math) and foster artistic development.

The Achievement Centers for Children and Families

The Achievement Centers for Children and Families
The Foundation funded a comprehensive summer art program at The Achievement Centers for Children and Families, located in Delray Beach. The children’s summer art program included monochromatic drawing, acrylic painting, sculpting, and watercolors.

Edna Runner Tutorial Center

Edna Runner Tutorial Center

The Foundation provided funds for eighty children at the Edna Runner Tutorial Center in Jupiter to enjoy field trips to the Miami Seaquarium and Billie Swamp Safari. Travis Conway, the Program Director at Edna Runner recently wrote,” I would like to say a big THANK YOU…”

Faith's Place

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Faith’s Place in West Palm Beach, FL, is an organization that provides educational services to the community. They offer pre-school (VPK), homework assistance, FCAT tutorials and after-school art enrichment programs.

Family Fun!

Each year in November, the Zoe Loren Make A Difference Foundation hosts a 5K Run/Walk fundraiser in Jupiter, FL. However, this race isn’t any ordinary race. We have activities for the entire family to enjoy, including face-painting, the kids’ fun run, a silent auction, food, music, and much more. 

Volunteer

The Zoe Loren Foundation 5K would not be possible without the help of
our fantastic volunteers. All high school volunteers will earn service hours
towards graduation. To help make this event a huge success, please sign up here.