Charity Datebook 2016

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4KIDS of South Florida

Interim President: David Fee

2717 W. Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

About Charity: 4KIDS has served and cared for more than 20,000 abused and neglected children since 1997. 4KIDS licenses foster families in Broward, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast counties and is committed to accomplishing the vision of “A Home for Every Child.” A continuing accomplishment is the operation of SafePlace 4KIDS, the emergency assessment center for children removed from their homes in Broward or Palm Beach County as they begin their foster care journey.

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Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Chairman of the Board: Garth E. Rosenkrance

1712 2nd Ave. N., Lake Worth, FL 33460

About Charity: Adopt-A-Family is dedicated to restoring families in crisis to stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services to families and their children. The agency’s mission and core activities center on the belief that a family’s basic needs must be met before systemic change can occur within the family or individual. To achieve this, the agency provides physical housing units, rental assistance and supportive services to families in crisis.

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Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

Founder and CEO: Johanna Kandel

1649 Forum Place #2, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (“The Alliance”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach, education and early intervention for all eating disorders. The Alliance has worked tirelessly to raise awareness, eliminate stigma, promote access to care and support for those susceptible to, currently struggling with and recovered from eating disorders. The Alliance creates a bridge for those needing and seeking help by connecting people with resources and information to assist them in their recovery.

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Alzheimer’s Community Care

President and CEO: Mary M. Barnes

1111 S. Federal Hwy #116, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: Alzheimer’s Community Care exists to promote and provide specialized, quality and compassionate care within a community-based environment for patients and caregivers living with Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders. Alzheimer’s Community Care offers various volunteer positions: Assisting in our 11 Specialized Adult Day Service Centers; helping coordinate fundraising events, including the Annual Alzheimer’s Educational Conference; and providing support in administrative offices.

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American Heart Association

CEO: Nancy Brown

2300 Centrepark W. Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

About Charity: Building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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American Humane

President and Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Robin R. Ganzert

241 Bradley Place, Ste. C, Palm Beach, FL 33480

About Charity: American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. Our leadership programs are the first to serve in promoting and nurturing the human-animal bond.

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American Red Cross

President and CEO: Gail J. McGovern

1250 Northpoint Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

About Charity: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Board President: Frances Fisher

2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: The historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is a recognized 501 (c)(3) operating foundation, established in 1977 by the prominent sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). The rare palm and sculpture gardens, exhibition galleries and artist studio offer visitors a rare opportunity to experience a sculptor’s complete vision in its true and intended setting. It is the mission of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens to preserve the gardens as an outdoor setting for sculpture works, which will also benefit the biological chain of plants, wildlife, wild animals and birds that inhabit or seasonally migrate to the area.

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ARC of Martin County

President: Keith W. Muniz

2001 S. Kanner Highway , Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: The ARC of Martin County is a private, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve their fullest potential through residential, vocational, educational, behavioral and other healthcare services. The ARC of Martin County is celebrating 60 years of providing advocacy, opportunities, education, choices, vocational, community and family supports throughout the Treasure Coast region.

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Armory Art Center

Executive Director: Dr. Tom Pearson

1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. For 30 years, the Armory has provided high-quality visual arts instruction for students of all ages. The Armory has state-of-the-art studios where courses are offered in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fiber and sculpture. The Armory hosts exhibitions, art salons, lectures and special events throughout the year. The Armory Annex in Lake Worth enhances the vibrant Lake Worth art community. The Armory provides visual arts education and art therapy to the underserved through our several impactful outreach programs.

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Ballet Palm Beach

Artistic Director: Colleen Smith

10357 Ironwood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

About Charity: Ballet Palm Beach is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the art of classical ballet, cultivating new visions in choreography, impacting the next generation through the discipline of dance and enriching the community in the timeless aesthetics of a universal art form.We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities for Ballet Palm Beach events in the areas of auctions and fundraising, sewing and crafting computer skills, grant writing or assisting with grants and mailings.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties

President and CEO: Bill Bee

101 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. We provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, BBBS makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). Our staff is committed to helping children reach their full potential.

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Big Dog Ranch Rescue


1930 D Road, Loxahatchee, FL 33470

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Boca Raton Museum of Art

Chair: Jody Harrison Grass

501 Plaza Real , Boca Raton,, FL 33432

About Charity: Founded by artists, the Boca Raton Museum of Art equally recognizes that knowledge is gained by thinking and by doing. This idea is expressed through the creative vitality of our three components–the Museum in Mizner Park, the Art School in our historic home on Palmetto Park Road and the Artists’ Guild Gallery on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach–which serve hundreds of thousands of guests annually with exhibitions, educational programs, classes and workshops. Together, we continue to transform the lives of new generations of artists and art enthusiasts by looking, learning and creating.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County

Board President: William F. Whitman

11500 SE Lares Ave., Hobe Sound, FL 33455

About Charity: Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

CEO: Jaene Miranda

800 Northpoint Parkway, Ste. 204 , West Palm Beach, FL 33407

About Charity: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health, leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The 13 Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 8,000 children ages 6 to18. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is to inspire and assist all young people, especially those who need us most to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

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Broward College Foundation

Board Chair: Gregory R. Tait

111 E. Las Olas Blvd., 11th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: The Broward College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the officially designated means of making private, charitable contributions to Broward College. Our purpose is to change lives through education by providing community awareness, advocacy and funding to the college.The foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors works closely with the college’s Office of Advancement to raise money to support scholarships, academic programs and learning facility enhancements.We believe every person who is determined to change his or her life through the pursuit of higher education should be afforded that opportunity.

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Caring Children Clothing Children

Executive Director: Gigi Suntum

7985 SW Jack James Drive, Stuart, FL 34997

About Charity: Caring Children Clothing Children, Inc. provides clothing, new socks, underwear and shoes, as well as reading intervention and literacy materials, at no cost to children in need in Martin County, with the goal of improving children’s self esteem, interest in school and reading skills. The 4Cs (Caring Children Clothing Children) was founded by local volunteers with the purpose of distributing free, “gently-used” clothing to children who have been qualified as living at, or below the poverty level. We are celebrating our 20th birthday in 2017 and have 65 schools and social service agencies sending families to our store, which is located in Stuart. The store contains clothing items, children’s books and stuffed animals that are available to the children at no charge.

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Executive Director: Theresa Garbarino-May

3525 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981

About Charity: Preventing child abuse and neglect through education and awareness. Volunteers are needed in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties.

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach, Inc.

Executive Director: Sheila Gomez

9995 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

About Charity: Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all of its stages. In living our faith, we create hope for people in need, without regard to religion. Through our programs and ministries, we empower individuals, deliver social services and collaborate with others in building just and compassionate communities.

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Celebrities Fore Kids, Inc.

Executive Director: Louise Murtaugh, APR

50 SE Kindred St., Ste. 311, P.O. BOX 186, Stuart, FL 34995

About Charity: Celebrities Fore Kids makes a difference in the lives of children affected by cancer and other life-altering or life-threatening illnesses. We provide financial support for daily living needs for children or a parent diagnosed with cancer and has children under the age of 18 living on the Treasure Coast/South Florida. Assistance may include transportation/gas; auto repairs; mortgage or rent; utility; food or many other daily living needs or special projects as needed. Volunteers are needed for daily office and reception area projects and for special events. Contact us to request assistance or volunteer.

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Center for Child Counseling

Chief Executive Officer: Renée E. Layman, LMHC

8895 N. Military Trail, Ste. 300C , Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

About Charity: The Center for Child Counseling is building the foundation for playful, healthful and hopeful living for children and families in Palm Beach County by supporting the social-emotional wellness and growth of the youngest, most vulnerable children in our community. Community members can support the work of the center by serving on the Board or Development Committee, joining the Gala Committee, or attending and volunteering at events.

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Child Rescue Coalition

Founder and CEO: Carly Asher Yoost

4530 Conference Way S., Boca Raton, FL 33431

About Charity: Child Rescue Coalition, a Boca Raton-based non-profit with global reach, has developed sophisticated technology that has enabled law enforcement to arrest, prosecute and convict more than 7,000 online predators and rescue over 1,600 abused children in the last four years alone. With a vision of protecting innocence through technology, the non-profit provides free tools to law enforcement in all fifty states and 62 countries.

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President and CEO: Emilio Benitez

1100 W. McNab Road , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

About Charity: ChildNet is the Community-Based Care (CBC) lead agency in Broward and Palm Beach counties responsible for administration of the local child welfare system. ChildNet’s mission is to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children in the community. Fulfillment of this mission requires constant input and support from community stakeholders and service providers.

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Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

President and CEO: Bradley Hurlburt

700 S. Dixie Highway, Ste. 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: Our mission is to facilitate informed philanthropy and together, with our donors, serve as the leading catalyst for building vibrant communities.

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Council on Aging of Martin County

President/CEO: Karen Ripper

The Charles and Rae Kane Center 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997

About Charity: The mission of the Council on Aging of Martin County is to help seniors live well at any age by remaining independent, healthy and living in their own homes. The private, non-profit organization provides a range of services, including Meals on Wheels, Kane Cuisine, an adult day program, adult-focused primary medicare care, care management and caregiver support. The Kane Center, the home of the Council on Aging, is a state-of-the-art facility designed to serve all seniors, from the active to the frail, through comprehensive social, wellness, medical, nutritional, educational and cultural programs.

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Executive Director: Chanda Fuller

700 S. Dixie Highway, Ste. 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care. Our volunteer opportunities include Advisory Board or Committee members, event or office volunteers, media, logistics and more.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Chairs of the Discovery Celebration: Phyllis and Richard Krock

220 Sunrise Ave., Ste. 204, Palm Beach, FL 33480

About Charity: The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of cancer and related diseases. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Institute also provides training for new generations of physicians and scientists, designs programs that promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries to our target community across the United States and throughout the world.

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Delray Beach Public Library

President: Nancy Dockerty

100 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

About Charity: Delray Beach Public Library enriches the lives of the individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities and provides support to local businesses by creating and sustaining superior library services through responsible staff, dynamic collections, effective programming, appropriate technology and access to global information.

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Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

President and CEO: Joshua Rednik

200 S. Park Road, Ste. 100, Hollywood,, FL 33021

About Charity: The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate and committed to curing diabetes. Its mission—to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now—is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes. Located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the DRI is the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes.

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Diocese of Palm Beach

Bishop of Palm Beach: Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito

9995 N. Military Trail, P.O. Box 109650, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

About Charity: The Lumen Christi Gala is the bishop’s annual black-tie dinner dance for the benefit of diocesan Catholic schools, both elementary and secondary. The Diocese of Palm Beach allocates 100 percent of the net proceeds of the Lumen Christi Gala to tuition scholarships, which are shared equally among the schools. The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach provide for the education and formation of 6,000 students throughout the diocese’s five counties.

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El Sol, Jupiter’s neighborhood resource center

Executive Director: Jocelyn Skolnik

106 Military Trail , Jupiter, FL 33458

About Charity: El Sol is a non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life of all the residents of Northern Palm Beach County by providing services to those in need, especially day laborers and their families. Every day, volunteers welcome employers, make and serve food, lead classes and help with the administrative needs of El Sol. Their time and talent is an important source of support.

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Elliott Museum

President & CEO: Jennifer Esler

825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996

About Charity: The Elliott Museum enriches the community through a wide variety of exhibits, collections, classes guided tours and lectures, all designed to serve the interests of the people who live in and visit the Treasure Coast. There is something for everyone here. You will find a significant collection of classic cars, trucks, bicycles and boats; baseball memorabilia; local history; Americana; a variety of art; a tribute to actress Frances Langford; and even a Foucault Pendulum. Check the website for more information.

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Environmental Studies Council

President: Cody Mott

2900 NE Indian River Drive , Jensen Beach, FL 34957

About Charity: The Environmental Studies Council was established to support, protect and enhance the unique environmental education programs of the Environmental Studies Center. The Council promotes and extends environmental awareness through community education and supports the Center’s science-based, hands-on environmental education curriculum to students in Martin County. During school hours, the Center is also open for free visits by the public interested in touring the aquariums, shark tank, turtle tank, Joey the alligator and butterfly garden. The Council most recently raised funds for a new sea turtle exhibit, mangrove exhibit and renovations to the River Scout, the Center’s boat used for exploratory field trips.

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Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation

President: Denise LeClair-Robbins

6400 SW Martin Highway, Palm City, FL 34990

About Charity: The Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Inc. is devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, re-education and adoption of abused, slaughter-bound, abandoned and neglected horses. Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization and support our part-time staff of four. Volunteers are needed to help with horse care, barn chores and property maintenance. There are always fences to repair, pastures to be mowed, the arena to be graded and paddocks to be mucked. Fundraising and administrative support is also needed. Volunteers must be 16 or older. Our oldest volunteer is in her 90s. There are opportunities for everyone.

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Executive Women of the Palm Beaches

President: Lori Fischer

2701 N. Australian Ave., Ste. 205 , West Palm Beach, FL 33407

About Charity: Executive Women of the Palm Beaches empowers women to lead and succeed. EWPB is the voice that inspires integrity, equality and leadership for women in Palm Beach County. We inspire great leaders and provide scholarships for educational opportunities. We promote and create awareness of women’s issues by providing scholarships to young women and maintain the vision to enhance and influence the educational advancement of women.

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Florida Atlantic University

President: Pat McKay

777 Glades Road 10/295, Boca Raton, FL 33431

About Charity: The Florida Atlantic University Foundation helps to guide FAU’s growth and fulfill its mission of promoting academic excellence. Gifts to the FAU Foundation bring support to deserving students, enhance the campuses with new buildings, create exciting academic programs, attract leading scholars to the faculty and spark important collaborative relationships between the University, other institutions and the community. The FAU Foundation operates under the auspices of the Division of Institutional Advancement and is a 501(c)(3).

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Florida Oceanographic Society

Executive Director: Mark Perry

890 NE Ocean Blvd. , Stuart, FL 34996

About Charity: Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. Located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center that is home to stingrays, sea turtles and many species of fish. Educational programs at the Coastal Center are designed to change the generational views of how we care for and preserve our unique environments, while the conservation and research programs work within the community to restore and rebuild living shorelines.

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Friends in Pink

President: Cheryl Norman Caldwell

1024 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. , Jensen Beach, FL 34957

About Charity: Friends in Pink is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charity founded in 2005 that assists un-insured and under-insured men and women on the Treasure Coast who are stricken with breast cancer. We rely strictly on donations and grants to help pay for the monumental medical bills that breast cancer patients are faced with. Without this assistance, many of these recipients would not be able to get the lifesaving medical treatment they need. We have helped more than 250 local residents survive breast cancer and are looking for volunteers to make phone calls, update databases, work events, gather silent auction and raffle items and work with sponsors.

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Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park

Executive Director: Cheryl Houghtelin

10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

About Charity: Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park has a mission of generating supplemental resources to preserve, restore, and interpret the natural and cultural assets of the Park for present and future generations. Friends is committed to achieving lasting change that transforms people’s lives. Our mission states our focus on present and future generations, and providing experiential science education is the top priority of our fundraising efforts. Please join us for our Beach Cleanup on the second Saturday of each month! Ocean trash can entrap and strangle ocean wildlife including endangered sea turtles. Please join us to preserve our water ways. Community service hours will be provided for school-aged participants. For more information call Park Specialist Art at 561.776.7449, ext. 109.

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GFWC Woman’s Club of Stuart

President: Mona Salisbury

729 E.Ocean Blvd. , Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: The GFWC Woman’s Club of Stuart is a diverse group of women united by a dedication to community involvement through volunteer service. Our primary purpose is to raise funds and awareness through our six programs that include Arts, Education, Conservation, Home Life, International Outreach and Public Issues. In addition, we give scholarships to deserving women from our local high schools each year.

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Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge

Historic Site Manager: Linda Geary

301 SE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996

About Charity: Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge Museum, Martin County’s oldest building, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974. Designated as a haven for shipwrecked sailors and travelers along Florida’s sparsely populated Atlantic coastline in the 1880s, this historic site was later used by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy during World War II. Today, you can tour the house, see special exhibitions, attend lectures or hold your private event here.

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Guardians For New Futures, Inc.

President - Board of Directors: Debbie Butler

546 NW University Blvd, Ste. 203, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

About Charity: GFNF’s mission is to support the unfunded needs of abused and neglected children, while increasing community awareness and education to further protect children from harm.

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H.O.W. - Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper

Board President: Fern Fodiman

360 Cypress Drive, Ste. 4, Jupiter, FL 33469

About Charity: H.O.W., founded by the late Jacquie Liggett, supports research in ovarian cancer by funding the Jacquie Liggett Fellowship, helps women with ovarian cancer who are in financial need through the Jacquie Liggett Angel Fund, presents free educational programs about ovarian cancer and provides scholarships to medical students interested in a career in gynecologic oncology through the Dr. Robert C. Knapp Medical Student Award.

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Habitat for Humanity of Martin County

Executive Director: Margot Graff

2090 NW Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Martin County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Vision–A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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Hanley Center Foundation

Chairman of the Board: David Fritz

900 54th St. , West Palm Beach, FL 33407

About Charity: Established more than 30 years ago by Mary Jane and Jack Hanley, Hanley Center Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to give hope to individuals, families and communities affected by alcoholism and drug addiction through access to high quality treatment, education, family support and community prevention programs.

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Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Inc.

President and CEO: Katha Kissman

5600 US 1 N. , Fort Pierce, FL 34946

About Charity: The HBOI Foundation is committed to awarding innovative grants, fellowships and research grants to support FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. This dedicated group of community and business leaders provides funding programs to enable new discoveries that are crucial to expanding global marine science research and innovative education programs. The Foundation’s signature annual event is the “Love Your Lagoon” Dinner, which benefits FAU Harbor Branch’s Indian River Lagoon research program.

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Helping People Succeed

President and CEO: Suzy Hutcheson

1100 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: We provide opportunities and choices that help children, families and adults improve their quality of life through education, counseling, training and employment. Programs include Baby Steps, Healthy Families, Behavioral Health Services, Autism Services, Community Connections and Employment Options. The goal of each program is to provide the resources to those in need to ensure a healthy, productive and successful future. Helping People Succeed serves more than 5,300 children and families on an annual basis. Volunteers are both needed and welcomed.

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Hibiscus Children’s Center

President/CEO: Paul D. Sexton

2400 NE Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

About Charity: The Mission of Hibiscus Children’s Center is to maintain a safe shelter for children who are abused, abandoned and neglected by providing prevention, early intervention and advocacy in quality residential, assessment and recovery programs.

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CEO: Matthew Ladika

2840 Sixth Ave. S., Lake Worth, FL 33461

About Charity: HomeSafe’s mission is to create safer, more productive lives for infants, children and families. HomeSafe protects South Florida’s most vulnerable residents- victims of child abuse and domestic violence.

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Honda Classic Cares

Executive Director: Kenneth R. Kennerly

3300 PGA Blvd., Ste. 800, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

About Charity: The Honda Classic is one of the elite events in professional golf, annually drawing the top players in the world and more than 200,000 spectators to PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has sponsored the event for 35 years, making it the longest active title sponsor on the PGA TOUR. While the tournament strives to provide Palm Beach County with a premier professional sporting event, embodied in the mission of Honda Classic Cares, the ultimate goal is to positively impact the health and well-being of children in our community.

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Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach

President of Membership: Mark W. Cook

139 N. County Road, Ste. 26, Palm Beach, FL 33480

About Charity: Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach has been working for over three decades providing essential support to individuals needing end of life care and support for families experiencing the loss of a loved one.Hospice of Palm Beach County raises funds to assist in providing care for more than 2,000 individuals every day.

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House of Hope

CEO: Rob Ranieri

2484 SE Bonita St. , Stuart, FL 34997

About Charity: Empowering Martin County residents to overcome hunger and hardship. Volunteer opportunities include: pantries, thrift stores, special events, administrative office, general maintenance and Project HOPE. Upcoming opportunities will include food preparation, nutrition gardens and the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment.

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Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

President and CEO: Frank Valente

4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City, FL 34990

About Charity: The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is the area’s leading advocate for homeless, abused and abandoned animals. HSTC provides the most progressive spay-neuter and adoption programs, dynamic humane education services and partnerships with like-minded organizations. The HSTC does not euthanize to make space at its shelter, there are no time limits on how long animals stay in its care, and no animal is ever turned away. Celebrating more than 60 years of service, the HSTC remains true to its mission: To assure a better life for companion animals by providing shelter, finding loving homes and promoting respect for their place in our lives.

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Il Circolo The Italian Cultural Society

President: Paul Finizio

Box 2166 , Palm Beach, FL 33420

About Charity: To preserve and promote the Italian Culture, Language, Arts, Design, Fashion etc. by holding events open to the public to encourage the community to become aware of contributions made by Italians and Italian Americans to the world. To perpetuate this awareness, scholarships and financial assistance is given to students and institutions that follow Il Circolo’s mission. Membership is not exclusively open only to Italians, but to all interested in Italian Culture.

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JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options)

Executive Director: Sarah Franco

4200 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351

About Charity: JAFCO’s mission is to care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities in the Jewish community and to work in partnership with families and the entire community. We believe that the care of children in our community is our responsibility, one we accept with joy, pride and love—giving every child a place to belong.

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JARC Florida

Executive Director: Debra C. Hallow

21160 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton, FL 33428

About Charity: JARC Florida provides programs and services to educate and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. JARC offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, and we are confident that there is an opportunity to fit the interests and schedule of just about everyone. We offer weekday, weeknight and weekend opportunities to take place either in our Living and Learning Center, Group Homes or Apartments. For example: personal mentors, walking buddy, activitites leader, be a friend, computer lab, garden, dance, music, games and culinary.

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JDRF-Greater Palm Beach County Chapter

Board President: Traci H. Rollins

1641 Worthington Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

About Charity: JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The foundation’s strength lies in its singular focus on the worldwide effort to end T1D. In addition to research funds, local chapters provide outreach, education and support to children and adults with diabetes and their loved ones. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes suddenly; it has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing one can do to prevent it. And at present, there is no cure. Volunteers are needed for the Gala, One Walk (three locations, including Stuart), golf and in the office.

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Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast

President: Claudia Kirk Barto

6903 Vista Parkway N., Ste. 10 , West Palm Beach, FL 33411

About Charity: Empowering young people to own their economic success through work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

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Junior League of Martin County

President: Donna DeMarchi

P.O. Box 897 , Stuart, FL 34995

About Charity: The Junior League of Martin County, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Books For Kids: Books are given to Martin County Elementary Schools for the classroom libraries. In 2015/2016 we donated more than 3,600 books and helped 14 teachers grow their classroom libraries. Golden Bridges to Success: A collaboration with the House of Hope, this program is designed to empower the young women of the Golden Gate neighborhood through a series of educational workshops.

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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

President and CEO: Jamie Stuve

500 Captain Armour’s Way , Jupiter, FL 33469

About Charity: The 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is our area’s most treasured landmark. Today, the nationally award-winning Loxahatchee River Historical Society funds all operations and preservation at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, providing daily guided tours to visitors from around the world. We offer educational programs for all ages and showcasing the restored 1940 History Museum, 1892 Tindall Pioneer Homestead and 1920s Keeper’s Workshop. The Society’s mission is preserving and interpreting the dynamic 5,000 year-old cultural and natural heritage of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Loxahatchee River Region

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Jupiter Medical Center Foundation

President: Liv E. Vesely, M.A., M.P.H.

1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, FL 33458

About Charity: Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, together with Jupiter Medical Center, is committed to transforming health care through leading-edge technology, patient-centered care and enhanced facilities. As a leading not-for-profit medical provider in South Florida, Jupiter Medical Center relies on philanthropic gifts to maintain patient well-being and quality of care, and Jupiter Medical Center Foundation is dedicated to securing this financial support.

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KidSanctuary Campus, Inc.

Executive Director: Marlo S. Massey

700 S. Dixie Highway., Ste. 101, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: KidSanctuary Campus is a leader in strategically designing a campus that makes it possible to provide safe housing for abused, abandoned and neglected children in foster care. Phase I of the neighborhood-style campus includes; the J.M. Rubin Cottage for girls, the Dodero Cottage for girls and Sam’s Cottage for boys. We invite the community to be a part of the campus expansion and Capital Campaign for Phase II as we build a cottage for boys in foster care and an enrichment center to provide community collaborations for critical services and enhancements.

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Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE)

Founder and President: Lois Pope

1720 S. Ocean Blvd. , Manalapan, FL 33462

About Charity: Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE) has been dedicated to helping and improving the lives of the voiceless and vulnerable in our society—those who are disadvantaged, marginalized or forgotten because of disabilities, socio-economic status, neglect, age, abuse and other barriers. Founded in 1993 by Lois Pope, one of America’s most committed and creative philanthropists and humanitarians, LIFE provides aid and assistance for disabled veterans, medical research, humanitarian relief and animal welfare.

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Light of the World Clinic

Executive Director: Sandra Lozano Barry

5333 N. Dixie Highway Suite 201 , Oakland Park, FL 33334

About Charity: Light of the World Clinic, a volunteer based organization, has provided quality culturally sensitive healthcare for the uninsured, low-income residents of Broward County since 1989. Volunteer opportunities and needs include the following: 1) Specialty providers such as Psychologist/Psychiatrist, Endocrinologist, Gastroenterologist and Rheumatologist 2) Front office bilingual clerk 3) Marketing Coordinator If you have a talent that you’re willing to share, please contact the clinic to see how we may work together.

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art

Executive Director: Nancy Politsch

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

About Charity: The Lighthouse ArtCenter is the cultural anchor for visual arts in Palm Beach and Martin counties, providing new ways to explore, learn, interact and create. Outstanding exhibitions, faculty and events are the cornerstone of delivering an artistic experience for all ages. “Illuminating the Deep. The Art of Exploration” multi-cultural exhibition (Dec. 22 to March 4) presents extraordinary photographs and original paintings from record-breaking underwater explorations from the 1930s to the present. We appreciate our talented volunteers as the foundation of all that we do. Many opportunities are available including participating on committees, as a docent or greeter, assist the Curator and more.

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center

President and CEO: Jack Lighton

14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

About Charity: Our mission is to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. Loggerhead Marinelife Center is always seeking volunteers in sea turtle rehabilitation, gift store, docents, guest services, administration, special events and more.

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Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Producing Artistic Director & Chief Executive: Andrew Kato

1001 E. Indiantown Road , Jupiter, FL 33477

About Charity: The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is a professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. As Florida’s largest regional theater (LORT B), the Theatre produces award-winning Broadway caliber plays and musicals. Serving nearly 100,000 theatergoers annually, the Theatre educates artists of all ages with instruction in dance, voice and acting through its Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts.

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Martin Health Foundation

Chairman of Board: John P. Forde

P.O. Box 9010, Stuart, FL 34995

About Charity: Martin Health System offers world-class care to nearly 500,000 residents in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Philanthropic support provides 50 percent or more of our health system’s bottom line every year. Martin Heath Foundation has raised more than $153 million since 1983 and has supplied state-of-the-art equipment, ongoing training for clinical staff, facility renovations and additions, expansion of services and financial assistance to patients in need. Donors like you make it possible to accomplish our mission to provide exceptional health care, hope and compassion to every person, every time.

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Mary’s Shelter of the Treasure Coast

Executive Director: Gina Thompson

P.O. Box 958, Stuart, FL 34995

About Charity: Our mission is to provide a transitional, caring, educational, spiritual and supportive housing environment for pregnant women and their babies offering a pathway to self-sufficiency and a life of dignity and respect. Our volunteer opportunities and needs are varied from volunteering at our local Mary’s Shelter Thrift Store, to teaching life-skills classes at our Shelter. We need drivers interested in driving our van to transport shelter residents to appointments, birth coaches, receptionist, grant writers, fundraising and event planning.

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Meyer Academy

Principal: Dr. Leslie Dangerfield

5225 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

About Charity: Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy is a premier, independent Jewish day school for students in Kindergarten - eighth grade on a state-of-the-art campus located in Palm Beach Gardens. The rigorous and prestigious educational programs are built on a foundation of Jewish values, character and learning. Meyer Academy is an International Baccalaureate World School and a Department of Education “Exemplary High Performing Blue Ribbon School.” For more information on Meyer Academy, please contact Mrs. Bari Kaplan-Smith, Director of Admissions, ext. 2017. For information on parent volunteer opportunities, kindly contact K - 8 Academic Coordinator, Ms. Stacey Sarkin, ext. 2116.

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Molly’s House

CEO: Bill West

430 SE Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: One night in a hospital recliner might be bearable as you comfort your loved one, but what about the next night, and the next? There is an answer to that question in communities throughout the United States. A Hospital Hospitality House is an oasis of comfort, understanding and security in your darkest hour. Molly’s House, a purpose-built Hospital Hospitality House located in Stuart, Florida, has been keeping families together by providing short-term, affordable accommodations for the families of hospitalized loved ones and hospital outpatients since 1996.

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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Co-Executive Director: Jules Kuperberg

6520 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

About Charity: The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being. We offer programming and support to keep them self-sufficient and their homes safe, while our educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease.

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National Society of Arts & Letters (NSAL) Florida East Coast Chapter

Chapter President: Shari Upbin

1675 N. Military Trail, Floor 5 , Boca Raton, FL 33486

About Charity: NSAL is a non-profit, volunteer organization that helps fund and promote public interest in the creative arts. It aims to discover talented young people at the beginning of their careers and provide scholarships, competitions and grants through competitions in art, dance, drama, literature, music and musical theater to advance their careers and creative opportunities.

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New Horizons of the Treasure Coast

Chief Executive Officer: John Romano

4500 W. Midway Road , Fort Pierce, FL 34981

About Charity: New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee delivers accessible behavioral and primary health care services to children, adults and families to achieve mental and physical wellness, thereby improving the quality of life in our community. Founded in 1958, New Horizons serves more than 11,000 adults, teens and children in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee with crisis units, outpatient services, detox, independence recovery, psychosocial rehabilitation, a transitional group home and a primary care clinic for the integration of mental and physical health. It is currently the Florida site for the national Zero Suicide Initiative to make suicide a “never” event.

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ORT America, Inc.

FL Advancement Director: Leah Siskin

777 Yamato Road, Ste. 100, Boca Raton, FL 33431-4406

About Charity: ORT is the Jewish organization meeting the world’s educational needs since 1880. The ORT network—spanning 55 countries across five continents—educates more students than any other non-profit education organization in the world. An ORT education focuses on academic instruction and skills training for employment, with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In addition, it reconnects students to their Jewish culture and history, with an emphasis on giving back to their communities. An ORT education is in demand because it makes an immediate and enriching impact on the lives of children, their teachers and the local communities.

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Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Inc.

President and CEO: Tina Philips

4522 S. Congress Ave. , Lake Worth, FL 33461

About Charity: Palm Beach Habilitation Center is a non-profit organization providing programs for skills training, employment, community job placement, residential services, recreational and senior activities for individuals with disabilities. The Center’s vision is to assure that all people with disabilities are provided the best environment to learn, live, work and the greatest opportunity to have meaningful friendships and access to their community. Volunteers are needed to assist in computer training, switchboard operations and the thrift store.

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Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

President and CEO: Beth Kigel

5520 PGA Blvd., Ste. 200, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

About Charity: The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization whose approximately 1,000 members represent employees in all aspects of business and industry. Its continuing mission is to be the unified voice of business, driving sustainable growth and prosperity—striving to provide its members, and the Palm Beach North community, with invaluable benefits by focusing on economic development, taking an active role in business advocacy, providing meaningful member services to support their growth and improving the quality of life for all residents.

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Palm Beach Opera

General Director: Daniel Biaggi

1800 S. Australian Ave., Ste. 301, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

About Charity: Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence and to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents mainstage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of OPERA America and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

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Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Chairman of the Board: Lesly Smith

3200 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

About Charity: The mission of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals; to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals; to care for, protect and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals; and to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. The League provides services to more than 40,000 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies each year.

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Place of Hope

Founding Executive Director: Charles L. Bender III

9078 Isaiah Lane, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

About Charity: Place of Hope is a faith-based, state-licensed children’s organization. It provides family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for domestic minor sexually trafficked victims; transitional housing and support services; foster care recruitment and support; and hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect.

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Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida

President and CEO: Lillian Tamayo

2300 N. Florida Mango Road , West Palm Beach, FL 33409

About Charity: Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida provides comprehensive sexual health care through the provision of clinical services, education and advocacy. We do so by understanding and responding to the needs of those seeking our services and by protecting and respecting the essential privacy rights, dignity and culture of each individual.

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Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Inc.

President: Edward B. Olsen Jr.

P.O. Box 567, Port Salerno, FL 34992

About Charity: The Port Salerno Seafood Festival is hosted every year by The Port Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority, Inc. The Seafood Festival had its humble beginnings as an annual fish fry at the docks in Port Salerno. In 2006, while Port Salerno was in the midst of redevelopment, a small group gathered to take the dock party to the next level in an effort to bring positive awareness of the local commercial fishing industry and support to their community. We utilize more than 1000 volunteers for this event, with room for more. We boast that we have the “Best Seafood” (which we do) in the region. Visit the Fishermen’s Village where the seafood is prepared and served by the commercial fishermen and their families. Enjoy multiple stages with music of all genres, a complimentary Kidz Fun Zone, arts and crafts and a whole lot of fun!

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Prader Willi Classic

Executive Director: Ronnie Levine

6231 PGA Blvd., Ste. 104-126, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

About Charity: Josilyn’s Foundation for Prader Willi Syndrome and The Prader Willi Classic fund The Prader Willi Research Fellowship at Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter Florida. Our goal is to find a treatment for and secure a better understanding of Prader Willi Syndrome. Volunteers can help during our fundraising weekend Jan. 14 to 15, 2017. We will also accept new donated items for our auctions.

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Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Board Chairman: Michael J. Bracci

701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: The Kravis Center’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by providing a diverse schedule of artists and companies; offering comprehensive arts education programs; providing a home for local and regional arts organizations; providing economic catalyst and supporting efforts to increase tourism to Palm Beach County. 2016 to 2017 is the Center’s 25th anniversary season and will be filled with special highlights.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida

Executive Director: Soraya Rivera-Moya

1145 NW 14 Terrace, Miami, FL 33136

About Charity: The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in South Florida. Its cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House®, provides a “home away from home” for families with ill children receiving treatment at nearby pediatric medical facilities in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Ronald McDonald House provides a safe and loving home where families can relax at a time of stress and need. At “The House That Love Built” families can cook meals, do their laundry and live as normal lives as possible. Parents and children alike are able to interact with others facing similar situations and lend support to each other. On a yearly basis, we help around 500 families from all over the world. More than 26,000 families have stayed at the Houses.

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SafeSpace, Inc.

CEO: Jill Borowicz

612 SE Dixie Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: SafeSpace is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that operates programs in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. SafeSpace offers victims of domestic violence safety, support and education, empowering them to create an independent life, free from violence. Emergency shelter, supportive living, outreach programs and services are available for victims throughout the Treasure Coast. SafeSpace offers services to all victims of domestic violence and their dependents regardless of race, gender, age, religion, political belief, national origin, immigration status, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation or language spoken. Connect on Facebook at

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Sandhill Cove Retirement Living

Marketing Director: Jill Burton

1500 SW Capri St., Palm City, FL 34990

About Charity: Sandhill Cove is a life-care retirement community providing a superior lifestyle for active adults through a focus on wellness, health services and a wide array of amenities while fostering an environment which ensures all residents’ freedom, dignity, independence and security. Sandhill Cove has a solid reputation in the community that we serve and our commitment to charitable support is ongoing throughout the year. Our staff and resident members participate in fundraising activities such as; walks for a cure, on-campus events in which proceeds are donated and many other local charitable campaigns to benefit a diversified group of Martin County residents.

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Seagull Services

President & CEO: Barbara Nurenberg

3879 Byron Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33404

About Charity: Seagull Services is a private, non-profit dedicated to facilitating improvement in the quality of life of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Seagull offers advocacy and a variety of programs designed to promote achievement, self-reliance and economic independence. Volunteer opportunities are available during agency events and at Seagull’s charter school and work center. Businesses may partner with Seagull Services to provide job training opportunities for clients.

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Soroptimist of Stuart

President: Gigi Suntum

P.O. Box 2250 , Stuart, FL 34995

About Charity: Soroptimist International of Stuart is a club of business and professional women dedicated to bettering the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. The club has been giving back to the community for more than 62 years. Our Women of Distinction Gala honors Martin County women by recognizing their outstanding service to our community through their profession or role in the civic arena, or through exceptional volunteer service. Additionally, young women ages 17 to 21 are honored as “Rising Stars” for their volunteer contributions to their school and the community through fresh ideas, service and enthusiasm.

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StarStruck Theatre, Inc.

Co-Founders: Peter Jones, Executive Director; Jennifer Jones, Artistic Director

2101 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: StarStruck is Martin County’s only children’s theatre and performing arts center that enriches the cultural lives of our community. Children from the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches enjoy a safe home to hone their craft while attending musical theatre, acting and dance classes; including, master classes by celebrity artists, producers and choreographers. We invite you to our nationally recognized productions in our beautiful, state-of-the-art facility.

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The Arts Council of Martin County

Chairperson: Debi Owens

80 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34997

About Charity: The Arts Council of Martin County serves the cultural community on the Treasure Coast with the mission to inspire a passion for and a participation in the arts. We offer a host of exciting volunteer opportunities in Arts in Education, the gallery, Sunset Concerts, Cultural Conversations and other special events.

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The Benjamin School

Head of School: Robert S. Goldberg

11000 Ellison Wilson Road, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

About Charity: Benjamin’s mission is to provide a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment. The School motivates students to master the skills of learning, communicating and evaluating choices and encourages them to grow intellectually, socially, morally, aesthetically and physically to their fullest individual potential. Benjamin inspires its students to develop a coherent set of values that includes love of learning, personal responsibility, self-motivation, concern for others and a commitment to serve society.

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The Children’s Healing Institute

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Sandy Munoz

2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Ste. 406, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

About Charity: The mission of The Children’s Healing Institute is to prevent child abuse by strengthening families facing crisis, challenge and change. Volunteer to become a trained mentor, join an event committee, apply to our Board of Directors or Resource Development Team, share your professional skill set to help us help families and provide administration support.

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The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast

Executive Director: Tammy Calabria

1707 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

About Charity: The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences.The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state-of-the- art environment where curiosity and self-confidence are fostered. The Children’s Museum is always looking for hard-working and dedicated volunteers ages 13 and older. More information about volunteering opportunities can be found under the Volunteer tab of our website.

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The Heart Gallery of Broward County, Inc.

Executive Director/CEO: Yvette DuBose

401 NE Fourth St. , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic and audio exhibit created to find forever families for children in foster care. The Heart Gallery of Broward helps the hardest to place foster children find a loving home.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Chairman: Sam Forrest

3230 Commerce Place, Ste. B, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

About Charity: Our mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients, and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.

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The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.

President: Noreen Fisher

2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34996

About Charity: The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc. advances the cultural well-being of the Treasure Coast by acquiring and administering funds to enrich library services and facilities not met by public funding and to endow the Martin County Library System for future generations. In 2017, the foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Popular programs include summer reading activities for children and teens, the annual BookMania! author festival and literacy services for children and adults. The foundation also provides funding for special capital projects as needed.

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The Lyric Theatre

Board President: Patty Downing

59 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: The Lyric Theatre has been the gem of historic downtown Stuart since 1926. Friends of the Lyric, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theatre, provides a home for performing arts that entertains, educates and stimulates the growth of artistic integrity and experience for audiences of all ages. The newly renovated 500-seat Lyric offers Comedy to Classics, Broadway to Blues, Symphonies to Soloists and is the cornerstone for arts and culture on the Treasure Coast. For information regarding the 2016-2017 season, please visit our website.

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The Martin County Community Foundation

Executive Director: Elizabeth Barbella

789 SW Federal Highway, Ste. 214, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: The Martin County Community Foundation is a tax exempt, non-profit, privately supported philanthropic organization with the long-term goal of building permanent, named funds to support specific work, projects and programs to benefit of the residents in Martin County and beyond. It is funded by individuals, families and businesses, directly or through planned giving. The primary mission of the Martin County Community Foundation is to enhance the local quality of life and, in some cases, address regional, national or international humanitarian needs that donors deem worthy.

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The Palm Beach Pops Legacy Foundation of Palm Beach County

President and Executive Director: Jon Lappin

801 Northpoint Parkway #9, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

About Charity: The Palm Beach Pops is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and within such purposes: to financially support the cultural performing arts and other general charitable causes in Palm Beach County, Florida; to facilitate the personal, professional and artistic growth of young promising talent that meet criteria related to music and the general culture performing arts; and to perform as an orchestra when hired to do so. Specific distributions shall include, but not be limited to, instruments, grants, scholarships, music lessons, arts programs and fundraisers. The Pops will continue an active role in its direct charitable activities, run their own programs, utilize resources to directly further their charitable operations and will continue accepting donations from the community.

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The Palm Beach Symphony

Executive Director: David McClymont

44 Cocoanut Row M207B, Palm Beach, FL 33480

About Charity: The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony Society is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music.

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The Pine School

Head of School: Phyllis Parker

12350 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

About Charity: The Pine School is the Treasure Coast’s premier college-preparatory day school (Kindergarten to Grade 12). The School offers challenging academics, inspiring arts, competitive athletics and meaningful service projects. The thoughtful process that guides our curriculum is provided in an environment of trust in which students feel safe to take risks required in real learning. The individualized college admission process has resulted in 100 percent of our graduating seniors being accepted to the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities. All of this is set on a beautiful 142-acre campus that truly serves as a living classroom.

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The Salvation Army of Martin County

Officers: Capts. Samuel and Christine Kim

821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. , Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: The mission of The Salvation Army is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. We help struggling families with basic needs such as food, clothing and assistance with rent, utilities and prescriptions in Martin County. We also operate Compassion House, our transitional shelter for homeless women and children. Volunteer opportunities include bell ringing at Christmas, helping in our thrift store, serving meals in our soup kitchen and picking up donations from area groceries and restaurants. We’re also hiring bell ringers for the holidays. Like us at

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The Salvation Army of Martin County Women’s Auxiliary

President: Muriel Franz

821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary functions as a fundraising and volunteer service group that seeks to support The Salvation Army in its mission of spiritual redemption and social rehabilitation of those it serves. Our members give of their time and talents to create public awareness and support for the programs and services of The Salvation Army, especially Compassion House, its transitional shelter for homeless women and children. Volunteering opportunities include helping in the thrift store, helping to collect toys for the Angel Tree Christmas assistance program and helping to plan and implement annual fundraisers. Please join us!

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Treasure Coast Food Bank

Chief Executive Officer: Judith Cruz

401 Angle Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34947

About Charity: Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization on the Treasure Coast, providing millions of meals valued at more than $50 million while working with 400 charitable organizations in Martin, Indian River, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties. TCFB operates more than 20 direct-service programs that solve the immediate problem of hunger and help people gain long-term food security, better health outcomes and self-sufficiency. TCFB is a member of Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the U.S.

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Treasure Coast Hospice

President and CEO: Susan de Cuba

1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997

About Charity: Treasure Coast Hospice is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides palliative, hospice and grief support programs to patients and families in Martin and St. Lucie Counties. With more than 30 years of experience in hospice and palliative care, we are experts in guiding patients and their loved ones through their most difficult stages of life. The philanthropy program at Treasure Coast Hospice averages more than $3 million annually thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations and other grant-making organizations in our community.

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Tykes & Teens

Executive Director: Jeff Shearer

3577 SW Corporate Parkway , Palm City, FL 34990

About Charity: Tykes & Teens was established in 1996 with the goal of strengthening local families by ensuring that all children have access to high-quality mental health services, regardless of financial status. The agency provides programming in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties and has hosted more than 300 free community events designed to prevent substance use, dating violence and suicide among local youth. Volunteers are needed to assist with the agency’s annual fundraiser in Stuart, The Festival of Trees & Lights.

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U.S. Sailing Center of Martin County

Executive Director: Alan Jenkinson

1955 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

About Charity: The U.S. Sailing Center-Martin County (USSCMC) is committed to broadening the base of the sport of sailing through dedicated, affordable community sailing programs for youth and adults and providing support for the development of future champions and Olympic racers. Funds raised assist the Sailing Center in providing the facility, faculty, boats, equipment, scholarships and other enhancements specific to the education and training of youth and adults in sailing. The Sailing Center has many interesting and varied volunteer activities ranging from teaching sailing, maintenance and repair of vessels to special event assistance and fundraising.

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Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

President: Mike Crary, FVIM Clinic

417 SE Balboa Ave., Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: For more than 20 years, VIM’s mission has been to provide free, comprehensive health care to legal, adult residents of Martin County who earn less than 200 percent of the poverty level, without access to health care. VIM Clinic provided more than $8.9 million worth of medical care last year. VIM’s volunteer medical professionals practice the art of medicine, not the business of healthcare, to give patients hope, dignity and a better chance of remaining productive members of our community. Ninety-eight cents of every dollar collected is spent directly on patient services. VIM needs medical, clerical and fundraising volunteers.

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YMCA of the Palm Beaches

President and CEO: Tim Coffield

2085 S. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33406

About Charity: The YMCA of the Palm Beaches has been serving the community since 1917 with a legacy committed to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities by providing programs based on four basic character values—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The YMCA’s Prayer Breakfast is held annually to ignite inspiration within the community in support of the organizations’ important mission. This year, the YMCA is honored to feature FOX News chief political anchor, Bret Baier, as keynote speaker. Baier will discuss his latest book, “Special Heart: One Family’s Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love,” and unique insight into Election 2016. Event activities include a VIP reception | meet and greet, breakfast with a keynote address and a book signing of Mr. Baier’s book.

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YWCA of Palm Beach County

President: Theresa LePore

1016 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA operates the Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children; a Rapid Re-housing program also for victims of domestic violence; a domestic violence 24-hour hotline; two child development centers located in West Palm Beach and Royal Palm Beach for 3-to-5-year-old children; Y-Girls and Y-Teens, leadership after school programs for girls ages 8 to 18 living in the Glades; an advocacy outreach service; Y-SAV, an anti-violence education program for school aged youth; and several racial justice initiatives.

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Zoe Loren Make A Difference Foundation

Organization Director: Bruce Loren

127 Siesta Way , Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

About Charity: The primary mission of the Zoe Loren Make A Difference Foundation is to celebrate Zoe’s life by providing educational scholoarships and more. We have provided more than $75,000 to local students in scholarships, as well as donations to local soup kitchens and no-kill animal shelters. This year as a kick off to the 6th Annual 5k Run, we are hosting a Beer vs. Wine Food Pairing Dinner to benefit both the Zoe Loren Foundation and the No Kid Hungry charity.

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