At the Boca Raton Airport, the tenant community thrives on synergy. To further fuel integration and comradery among the businesses that operate on the Airport grounds, the Boca Raton Airport Authority (BRAA) holds an annual afternoon social, this year featuring free ice cream from a local food truck with a charity tie in to get kids ready for school.

The Boca Raton Airport Authority (BRAA) partnered with with FBOs Atlantic aviation and Signature Flight Support to collect the school supplies, which will be distributed to students by the Spirit of Giving Network.


More than 80 individuals attended this year’s ice cream social representing both air and land side tenants, including associates from The Fairfield Inn & Suites, Boomers, Atlantic Aviation, Signature Flight Support, Boca Aircraft Maintenance and Reliable Jet Maintenance, as well as BRAA Vice-Chair Melvin Pollack and Board Member Cheryl Budd.

“We want to thank everyone who donated and helped with the back to school drive,” said BRAA Executive Director Clara Bennett. “Because of everyone’s participation, children throughout Palm Beach County will be able to attend the first day of school with new clothes and supplies that they wouldn’t have otherwise.”

“These supplies can go a long way to ensuring that local children begin the school year with the tools they need to succeed,” said Bennett.

Two representatives from the Spirit of Giving Network also attended the tenant event.  

“The Airport tenants are always working together to uplift the community,” said BRAA Executive Director Clara Bennett. “Moments like these help us strengthen our relationships while finding more ways that we can benefit local businesses, Airport users and the neighborhoods around us.”

Ice cream was provided by the Boca Raton-based 32 Bubbles food truck, which creates inventive handcrafted ice cream and waffle deserts, such as the Crazy Brownie, Snickers Waffle and Strawberry Shortcake.

In short, Bennett says the ice cream social is “a nice change of pace for all of us to just relax and connect with each other, while giving back to our community.”