Elaine Wold receives honorary doctorate

Elaine Wold receives doctorate at Lynn University.
Former Lynn First Lady Helen L. Ross, President Emeritus Donald E. Ross, Elaine Johnson Wold, Board of Trustees Chair Christine E. Lynn, Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Stephen F. Snyder and President Kevin M. Ross

Elaine Johnson Wold, philanthropist, loyal friend to Lynn University and lead donor to the campus’ performing arts center that bears her and her late husband’s name, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the university’s 2014 commencement ceremony in May.

Through The Bay Branch Foundation, Elaine Wold significantly contributes to the performing arts, medical research projects and scholarships for deserving students locally and throughout the United States.

She is a generous patron of the Boca Raton Historical Society, Boca Raton Community Foundation, Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League, Lupus Foundation Southeast Chapter, Center for the Arts in Boca Raton, Junior League and the Christine E. Lynn School of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University.

A native of New Brunswick, New Jersey, Wold has resided in Boca Raton for more than 35 years. She is a recipient of St. Jude Parish’s Christine E. Lynn Our Lady of Mount Carmel Award for her generosity in a wide variety of causes for the benefit of the community.

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