Paul Goldner grew up in the New York area and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After college, joined IBM and spent the rest of his career in the computer-related industry. He founded Database America Companies which specialized in marketing information and databases and pioneered in creating on-line intelligent marketing databases. Since coming to Florida 17 years ago his interests have largely focused on children’s welfare and music and arts. He is married to Sandra and has 4 children and 9 grandchildren.
Goldner is on the board of JAFCO, an organization dedicated to the rescue and raising of children in peril from family disaster, drugs, crime, and the counseling of families who need help. The Goldner “Mensch” program ensures a full education including college to all JAFCO clients. He sponsors the Special Needs Program of the JCC in Palm Beach Gardens.
Goldner resides in Jupiter and is on the board of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and sponsors the Conservatory which trains children in the arts. He also sponsors the Palm Beach State College “Arts in the Gardens for young people” which brings Arts to thousands of school children each year free of charge. He is on the board of the Admirals Cove Cares Charitable Foundation which raises and distributes over $500,000 to local charities and the arts.
In addition to joining the board of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, he sits on the boards of the Palm Beach Opera and the Palm Beach Symphony.