Charity Datebook 2017 - 2018

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4KIDS of South Florida

President: Kevin Enders

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

About Charity: 4KIDS’ mission is “providing hope for kids in crisis.” The vision is “a home for every child.” For 20 years, 4KIDS has served and cared for more than 25,000 abused and neglected children. 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.”

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

Chairman of Board of Directors: Bill Peterson

1712 Second Ave. N. , Lake Worth, FL 33460

About Charity: Adopt-A-Family is dedicated to strengthening families with children in their efforts to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services. 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, we provide physical housing units, rental assistance and supportive services to families in crisis.

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Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

President/CEO: Pam O’Brien, M.S.W., J.D.

P.O. Box 6161 , Delray Beach, FL 33482

About Charity:

AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. Volunteers are needed to support AVDA’s many programs ranging from joining event committees for our fundraisers, to volunteering at AVDA’s Casa Vegso residential programs. Call us to learn more about volunteering with AVDA.

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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 working to prevent all eating disorders and advocate for health promotion including a positive body image, free from weight preoccupation and size prejudice. The Alliance accomplishes this through educational presentations, cutting-edge information and referral, training, advocacy, support and mentoring services.

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Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service

President of the Board: Keith B. Braun

5841 Corporate Way, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

About Charity:

For 43 years, our caring professionals at Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service have strengthened our community by improving the lives of men, women and children. Our mission is helping people during challenging times in their lives, with programs ranging from mental health services and domestic abuse counseling to mentoring, Holocaust survivor support and services for older adults. Our agency is a trusted source of professional care.

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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 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: For more than 100 years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives—from our “No Animals Were Harmed” program in Hollywood, to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country—American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.

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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

President/CEO: Roger Ward

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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API – Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank

Executive Director: January Romero Reissman

4521 PGA Blvd, Ste. 468 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418,

About Charity:

Developed by Advisors for Philanthropic Impact (API), Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank challenges and empowers young philanthropists in Palm Beach County to develop and execute high impact, and sustainable projects that address social issues confronting our community.
Palm Beach County’s seventh to 12th grade students have the opportunity to secure mentoring and funding (up to $15,000) over a 12-month period. It comes full circle when today’s Philanthropy Tank students become tomorrow’s inspiration and leaders. For more information about our students, program, event, or if you’d like to volunteer, please visit our website. 

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ARC of Martin County, Inc.

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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Ballet Palm Beach

Artistic Director: Colleen Smith

10357 Ironwood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

About Charity:

Ballet Palm Beach is dedicated to preserving the art of classical ballet, cultivating new visions in choreography, impacting new generations through the discipline and power of dance, and enriching the community in the timeless aesthetics of a universal art form. Founded in 2001, Ballet Palm Beach is the only professional ballet company between Miami and Orlando. The company strives to enrich the community through its numerous outreach programs and community performances. We offer classes to students beginning at 3 years old. Volunteer opportunities include fundraising, sewing and crafting, grant writing, mailings and more.

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Beerworks Charitable Foundation

Co-Chairmen: Marc Boland and Melanie Whitney

301 SW St. Lucie Ave., Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity:

To raise funds for local charities through events that celebrate the variety and artistry that is associated with the current craft beer renaissance.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties

President: Yvette Flores-Acevedo

101 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties is a mentoring organization founded in 1986, expanding into the Palm Beaches in 2010. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Being a big brother or big sister is one of the most enjoyable and most fulfilling things someone will ever do. For just a few hours a month, mentors (volunteers) will have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future (ages 6 to 18) for the better.

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Big Dog Ranch Rescue

President and Founder: Lauree Simmons

14444 Okeechobee Blvd. Loxahatchee, FL 33470,

About Charity:

Big Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill dog rescue in the southeast United States. We save all sizes and breeds in hopes to one day end the senseless euthanasia of dogs simply to space and time. Our goal is to give the gift of life to as many dogs as humanly possible, to enrich the lives of those who adopt them, educate future generations about the importance of spaying and neutering, and in doing so, help create a better world. Our new 33-acre cage-free campus is located on Okeechobee Boulevard in Loxahatchee Groves.

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Boca Helping Hands, Inc.

President of the Board of Directors: Gary Peters

1500 NW First Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432

About Charity:

Boca Helping Hands (BHH) provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency. BHH offers Job Training Programs: Hospitality, Home Health Aide, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and IT Help Desk Technician; Serves lunch six days a week and a family night dinner; and distributes 5,000 pantry bags monthly to qualified residents. If interested in volunteering, email Melissa Keklik, Volunteer Program Manager at melissa@bocahelpinghands.org.

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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.

We welcome and appreciate volunteers to serve as mentors, tutors, coaches, art and computer teachers and more—you tell us your interests, and we’ll match you with a Boys & Girls Club near you.

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Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope Inc.

CEO: Stanton F. Collemer

P.O. Box 3292, Palm Beach, FL 33480

About Charity:

Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, Inc. is a Palm Beach County not-for-profit organization that eases the burden of qualified local cancer patients by paying their non-medical bills and providing information resources. Funds raised go directly to help Palm Beach County cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment with their everyday expenses such as rent, mortgages, utilities, car payments, car or health insurance

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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’s (the 4Cs) mission is to provide top-quality, gently used clothing, new shoes, socks and underwear and a helping hand toward literacy to underprivileged children living in Martin County, at no cost. Our vision is to ensure that every child is given the advantages of self-esteem and self-confidence. Volunteer opportunities exist year-round, for working in the store, in our library and as a tutor in our local elementary schools.

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CASTLE

Executive Director: Theresa Garbarino-May

3525 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981

About Charity:

To prevent child abuse and neglect through education and awareness.

Volunteers are needed in St Lucie, Martin, 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.

Catholic Charities continually seeks generous and dedicated volunteers to work in the 13 various programs and ministries.

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Center for Child Counseling

Chief Executive Officer: Renée Layman

7731 N. Military Trail, Ste. 4, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

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 through prevention, early intervention and mental health services throughout the community. We focus on the youngest, most vulnerable children because research shows that this period of life is one of critical importance, and provide foundation for health throughout the lifespan. 

Volunteer opportunities include special event committees, office assistance and board of directors committees and positions.

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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 track, arrest and prosecute more than 9,500 online predators and rescue over 2,200 abused children in the last five years alone. With a vision of protecting innocence through technology, the non-profit provides free tools to law enforcement in all 50 states and 77 countries.

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ChildNet

President/CEO: Emilio Benitez

1100 W. McNab Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 4100 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 , FL 33409, 33309

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ChildNet’s mission is to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children in the communities we serve.

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Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

President/CEO: Bradley Hurlburt

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

About Charity:

Our mission at the Community Foundation: Together with our donors, serve as the leading catalyst for building vibrant communities through meaningful philanthropy. Please join us next spring at the annual Founder’s Award Luncheon, a celebration of philanthropy hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Enjoy a spectacular keynote speaker and celebrate the recipient of the 2018 Founder’s Award.

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Council on Aging of Martin County

President/CEO: Karen Ripper

The Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997

About Charity:

The mission of the Council on Aging of Martin County is to be the primary provider of comprehensive life-saving and life-improving services and programs for seniors in Martin County. The vision is seniors living well at any age, remaining independent and living in a home-like environment. The private, non-profit organization provides programs including Meals on Wheels, an adult day program, senior-focused primary medical care, care management and caregiver support. Volunteer opportunities include Meals on Wheels preparation and delivery, Adult Day Club assistance and customer relations positions in the Town Center and the Day Medical Center at the Kane Center.

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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. We are always in need of Board and Committee members, or volunteers at events or the office.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Chair: Phyllis 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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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 Scholarship 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 Scholarship Gala to needs-based 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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Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center (West Jupiter Community Group, Inc.)

Chairman of the Board: Cary Stamp

7187 Church St., Jupiter, FL 33458

About Charity:

The West Jupiter Community Group, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing services in the West Jupiter community since 1986. The Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center was established in 1993 and is a provider of after school, winter break, spring break and summer camp services for children in grades K-8. Our objective is to provide educational support, increase grade point average and self-esteem. We strive to help students develop interests, skills and knowledge in a variety of areas all within a safe, warm and nurturing environment. Volunteers are always welcome at Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center.

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Education Foundation of Martin County

Executive Director: Lisa Rhodes

1650 S. Kanner Highway, Ste. 212, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity:

For more than 25 years, the Education Foundation of Martin County has been recognized for facilitating private investment in public education while creating, supporting and promoting world-class innovation and excellence in all of Martin County’s public schools. Signature programs: Literacy Initiatives, Elementary Book Bowl, Innovative Project Grants, Robotics, Artist Residencies, STEAM Initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), Re-Engineering Algebra, Professional Development and Martin County Teacher of the Year. The Foundation’s “Your Classroom Connection” campaign is aimed at connecting our community to local classrooms. The campaign highlights the foundation’s original online modules: Adopt-a-Class, Fund-a-Project and Bulletin Board.

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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. Volunteers help with almost every aspect of the Museum. 

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Environmental Studies Center

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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Family Promise of North/Central Palm Beach County

Executive Director: Rhonda B. Clinton

1003 Allendale Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

About Charity:

Family Promise of North/Central Palm Beach County partners with the interfaith community to help local homeless children by empowering their families to regain self-sufficiency.

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Florida Oceanographic Society

Executive Director: Mark Perry

890 NE Ocean Blvd. , Stuart, FL 34996

About Charity:

Florida Oceanographic Society’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. The organization works closely with the community to restore and preserve local ecosystems while advocating to protect the environment. Programming at the Coastal Center on Hutchinson Island seeks to educate and inspire visitors about environmental stewardship. A variety of volunteer opportunities exist at Florida Oceanographic for individuals 15 years and older. Visit our website and click on the Volunteer tab for more information and to get started.

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Friends in Pink

President: Cheryl Caldwell

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

About Charity:

Friends in Pink, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, is an organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are uninsured or underinsured. Funds we have raised have helped more than 250 men and women in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties survive breast cancer. Please take time to learn more about us by watching our video, viewing our website or by calling us. You can help by volunteering, donating or purchasing tickets to any of our events. To purchase tickets, please visit our website.

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Friends of Jupiter Beach

Executive Director: Karen Gray

P.O. Box 791, Jupiter, FL 33468

About Charity:

Our mission is to support and maintain environmentally, healthy, clean and dog-friendly beaches in Jupiter. If you’d like to help out, we are looking for monthly clean-up volunteers and captains to work the first Saturday of every month at 2188 Marcinski Drive from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dog Beach Ambassadors may choose their volunteer hours.

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Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park

Events and Cultivation Chair: Susan Sachs

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.

Volunteer at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park for a fun and rewarding experience. It is our goal to keep you both challenged and satisfied by matching your skills and interests to the needs of the Park. Visit macarthurbeach.org/volunteer. Join us for  the 6th Annual Shop ‘Til you Drop in December to shop top fashion, accessories and home décor while sipping on complimentary mimosas and enjoying a beautiful buffet lunch.

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GFWC Woman’s Club of Stuart

President: Janie Laemel Copes

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 serve by volunteering 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. Our monthly luncheons/meetings are the third Wednesday of each month, September through May.

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Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge

Historic Site Manager: Linda Geary

301 SE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996

About Charity: The House of Refuge museum, Martin County’s oldest building, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Completed in 1876 by the U.S. Life-Saving Service, the House of Refuge was a haven for shipwrecked sailors and travelers along Florida’s unpopulated Atlantic Coast. The 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 host private events. The House of Refuge museum is managed by the Elliott Museum on behalf of Martin County.

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Guardians For New Futures, Inc.

Board of Directors President: Debbie Butler

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

About Charity: GFNF is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to fund the unfunded needs of maltreated children while increasing awareness. Serving the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee, GFNF is an educational advocacy and community catalyst for maltreated children. Since 2008 this volunteer group of professionals has provided: training to more than 3,500 individuals representing 300 child-focused organizations; holiday gifts to more than 5,000 children; and hosted five Treasure Coast Child Summits. GFNF built and furnished a new house (Sanctuary4Kids) to serve as a temporary shelter for children coming into care due to maltreatment. Sanctuary4kids was gifted to Hibiscus Children’s Center in 2017 to operate.

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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, is a non-profit organization that supports research in ovarian cancer by funding the Jacquie Liggett Fellowship; helps local women suffering from ovarian cancer through the Jacquie Liggett Angel Fund; provides scholarships to Florida medical students interested in gynecologic oncology through the Dr. Robert C. Knapp Medical Student Award; and presents free educational programs about ovarian cancer. Guest speakers of this year’s luncheon include the most decorated Olympic gymnast in history with seven Olympic medals and ovarian cancer survivor Shannon Miller,d and award-willing reporter Deborah Roberts.

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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.

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Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County

CEO: Bernie Godek

6758 N. Military Trail, Ste. 301, Riviera Beach, FL 33407

About Charity:

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Each Habitat partner family is required to invest a minimum of 400 sweat equity hours of their own labor into the construction of homes before being eligible to purchase their own home utilizing a 30-year, no-profit, no-interest mortgage. The affiliate’s service area extends from Hypoluxo Road in the south to the Martin County line in the north, and from Palm Beach to Lake Okeechobee. We invite volunteers to assist in our offices, at our build sites and in our ReStores and Thrift Store

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Hanley Foundation

Executive Director: Jan Cairnes

700 S. Dixie Highway, Ste. 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity:

Established more than 30 years ago by Mary Jane and Jack Hanley, Hanley Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to give hope to individuals, families and communities affected by substance use disorders. The Foundation provides programming and grant support throughout Florida for advocacy, prevention, education and access to quality addiction treatment. The organization’s prevention programming is available free of charge to schools, churches and community groups.

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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 mission of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Inc. is to support Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, a research institute within Florida Atlantic University. The Foundation provides funding and support for research and education in marine sciences and ocean engineering. Our goal is to support FAU’s Harbor Branch as it increases understanding of oceans and coastal areas through exploration and scientific investigation.

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Heathcote Botanical Garden

President: Christina Adams

210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34982-3447

About Charity:

Celebrating more than 30 years as a cultural resource, Heathcote provides children and families an escape from their wired world: to educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty and serve as a resource for the conservation of our environment. The cornerstone of the Collection is the James J. Smith Bonsai Collection, the largest public assemblage of tropical bonsai in the U.S. along with several garden rooms on the 5-acre campus. A wide range of programs and volunteer opportunities exist for enrichment.

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Helping People Succeed

President and CEO: Suzy Hutcheson

1601 NE Braille Place, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

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, where families receive a proper start from the beginning; Healthy Families assists families who have risk factors of abuse and neglect; Behavioral Health Services supports children who have behavioral/emotional needs; and Community Connections/Employment Services helps in finding employment and a contributing role in the in the community for adults with disabilities. Volunteers are both needed and welcomed.

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Hibiscus Children’s Center

President/CEO: Paul D. Sexton

2920 S. 25th St., Fort Pierce, FL 34981

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. Volunteers are always welcomed and appreciated at the Hibiscus Thrift Store and at the Hibiscus Shelter to assist the children with homework, meals, activities and much more.

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HomeSafe

CEO: Matthew Ladika

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

About Charity: HomeSafe is helping Palm Beach County and South Florida’s most vulnerable residents—victims of child abuse and domestic violence. We provide comprehensive programs preventing new cases of violence, protecting victims of child abuse and domestic violence, and preparing children, young adults, and families for safer, more productive lives.

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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 showcases the best golfers on the PGA TOUR, with the ultimate goal to positively impact the children of our community. Through our Honda Classic Cares philanthropic initiative, net tournament proceeds directly impact more than 32,000 children and families in the region through our partnership with over 133 non-profit organizations, focusing on children’s medical, educational and social programs, and creating a healthier and brighter future for these children.

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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: Our mission is to provide compassionate care and nurture the bond between people and pets. Visit us online at facebook.com/humanesocietytc and twitter.com/hstc1.

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Il Circolo, Inc. of Florida

President: Paul Finizio

PO Box 2166, Palm Beach, FL 33420

About Charity: Il Circolo, The Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches, was born in January 1976. The founders chose the name Il Circolo, which means “the circle.” This expression was originally used during the Italian Renaissance to indicate an organization of scholars who gathered to cultivate the arts and literature. Each season we celebrate these achievements at our annual gala by recognizing and honoring a distinguished person who has contributed to the enhancement of the community and mankind. The proceeds from the gala make it possible to continue our ongoing commitment to educational programs and scholarships for the study and appreciation of Italian language and culture. These achievements are a great source of pride for Il Circolo and the Italian-American community.

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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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JDRF

Board President: Traci H. Rolins, Esq.

1641 Worthington Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

About Charity: JDRF is the leading organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Since inception, JDRF has dedicated more than $2 billion to research that has revolutionized the understanding of T1D. This has resulted in bringing many life-changing treatments to market and greatly advancing the science around T1D to get closer to preventing and one day curing the disease.

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Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Board Chair: Ira M. Gerstein

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 1 Harvard Circle, Ste. 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

About Charity:

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County empowers community members to build Jewish identity and create a vibrant community. Through their participation, volunteerism and contributions to Federation’s 2018 Annual Campaign, community members are able to focus on causes they are passionate about. Together with our generous donors, Federation works to transform, inspire and save lives in the Palm Beaches, Israel and 70 countries around the world.

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Johns Hopkins Medicine

CEO: Dr. Paul B. Rothman, M.D.

901 S. Bond St., Ste. 550, Baltimore, MD 21231

About Charity:

Johns Hopkins Medicine’s vision, “Together, we will deliver the promise of medicine,” is supported by its mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and patient and family-centered care. Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient and family-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness. Volunteers support patient experience and education.

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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: To prepare and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy through classroom programs and simulations that focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

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Junior League of Martin County

President: Rosi Shepard

P.O. Box 897 , Stuart, FL 34995

About Charity: The Junior League of Martin County, Inc. (JLMC) 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.

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Junior League of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

President: Dr. Noemi Coltea

470 Columbia Drive, Building F, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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The Junior League of the Palm Beaches is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Proudly serving Palm Beach County since 1941, the Junior League of the Palm Beaches is an impact-driven organization seeking to develop exceptionally qualified civic leaders who collaborate with local community partners to identify urgent needs and address them with meaningful and relevant programs and initiatives that improve lives.

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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 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 provides safe homes for abused, abandoned and neglected children in foster care. Phase I of the 10-acre campus is complete with three cottages providing 24-hour care to 18 children; The Rubin Cottage, The Dodero Cottage and Sam’s Cottage. Phase II includes the construction of a fourth home, The Sprayregen Cottage, plus a pavilion both scheduled to open in Fall of 2017, followed by the construction of an enrichment center. Naming opportunities for Phase II are available on our website.

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Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE)

Founder and President: Lois Pope

1720 S. Ocean Blvd. , Manalapan, FL 33462

About Charity: Since 1993, 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 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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Legacy Foundation of Palm Beach County

President and Executive Director: Jon Lappin

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

About Charity: Providing instruments, lessons, scholarships, music camp funding and other opportunities to talented youth between the ages of 6 and 18. Funds are available for those who cannot otherwise afford to pursue their musical aspirations. Applications are available online at our website.

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art

Executive Director: Nancy Politsch

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

About Charity: For more than 50 years the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported non-profit organization, has provided artistic programing and cultural opportunities to people in Palm Beach and Martin counties. We offer engaging exhibitions, cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. Exhibits this season include: “Faculty, Ceramics and 3-D”; “Elegant Threads,” “Jupiter Island Arts” and “Arrived: Florida Artists Emerged.” The fifth annual Plein Air Festival takes place March 3 to 11. Also coming up is the Lunch & Learn series, ArtBus Tours and monthly receptions.

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Chief Executive Officer: Kristin Calder

3651 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33426

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To improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy for adults and children. Community members support literacy by volunteering as reading tutors, making donations, organizing book drives, attending literacy events and participating in literacy initiatives like Read for the Record and Read Together Palm Beach County.

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Little Smiles

President: George “Chip” Lubeck

3569 91st St. N., Ste. 4, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403

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Little Smiles grants wishes and sponsors fun activities for area children facing severe illness, homelessness and tragedy. The organization responds to nurses and other staff liaisons at more than 20 pediatric facilities who recommend special items and activities on behalf of the children in their care. Little Smiles is a volunteer driven organization from the planning and staffing of events to helping deliver “fun food” and gathering donated items for children. Little Smiles is dedicated to giving kids the chance to be kids during difficult times.

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center

President and CEO: Jack Lighton

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

About Charity: Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a non-profit sea turtle hospital and ocean conservation hub in Juno Beach dedicated to the conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center’s vision is to be recognized locally and internationally as the leading authority in sea turtle education, research and rehabilitation. Loggerhead Marinelife Center is always seeking volunteers to join the team and assist in sea turtle rehabilitation, education, the gift store, the Juno Beach Pier, guest services, administration, special events and more.

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Loxahatchee River Historical Society

President/CEO: Jamie Stuve

500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469

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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. Offering educational programs and showcasing the restored 1940 History Museum, 1892 Tindall Pioneer Homestead, 1920s Keeper’s Workshop, and natural habitats, the Society also serves schools, summer camps, adult facilities and U.S. Military. Its 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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Madison’s Miracles

Founder: Christina Stamper

P.O. Box 241, Stuart, FL 34995

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Madison’s Miracles is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. We also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. We donate Cuddle Cots/Caring Cradles to local hospitals giving the gift of time to grieving families. This allows up to 24 to 48 hours for bonding, promoting a healthy closure.

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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 an award-winning, 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 theatre (LORT B), the Theatre produces award-winning Broadway caliber plays and musicals. Serving 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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Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches

President/CEO: Vicki Roitman

5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33473

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The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches strengthens Jewish identity, celebrates Jewish culture and builds community through a wide variety of programs for all ages and backgrounds. Through these cultural, educational, social and recreational activities, its purpose is to inspire meaningful connections and promote Jewish values.

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Mary’s Shelter of the Treasure Coast

Executive Director: Gina Thompson

1033 SE 14th St, Stuart, FL 34996

About Charity: Mary’s Shelter saves lives by providing 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.

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Molly’s House

CEO: Bill West

430 SE Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: Keeping Families together for more than 20 years. We provide temporary, affordable accommodations for adult and children patients and their families who are receiving medical care on the Treasure Coast. Family care and caregiver respite programs are available.

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Oasis Compassion Agency

Founder/CEO: Sharon Gill

4872 10th Ave. N., Greenacres, FL 33463

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Oasis Compassion Agency is committed to showing God’s love in practical ways by addressing the physical and spiritual needs of the poor/needy in central Palm Beach County. We work with clients to identify roadblocks to success, devise a plan to overcome them and act on that plan. Oasis meets clients at their point(s) of need through its food pantry, clothing ministry, the opportunity for Biblical and mental counseling and through the Career Center, formulating a plan to help clients take the steps that will enable them to stabilize their economic circumstances. Volunteers are needed for our food pantry, career center and special events.

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Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Inc.

CEO: David Lin

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

About Charity: Palm Beach Habilitation Center is a non-profit that provides programs for skills training, employment, 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. Please contact jnicholson@pbhab.com for more information.

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Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation

President: Mark W. Cook

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

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Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation, formally known as Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach County, has been supporting Palm Beach County’s hospice care organization for 35 years. Through the tireless efforts of its all-volunteer group, the foundation provides essential resources that support patients and the families of those who are facing advanced illnesses. Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation raises funds to assist in providing care for more than 2,000 individuals every day. Each year, the Foundation hosts Hospice Evening, inviting friends and supporters to celebrate the Foundation’s work and to raise additional funds for local hospice care. This year’s event will feature a cocktail party, a dynamic fashion show featuring Oscar de la Renta by Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach, dinner and dancing.

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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 and 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 and providing meaningful member services to support their growth.

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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 main stage 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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Parkinson’s Foundation

Executive Director South Palm Beach County Chapter: Robin Miller

21301 Powerline Road, Ste. 303, Boca Raton, FL 33433

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The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.
The South Palm Beach County Chapter provides the local Parkinson Community with wellness classes, support groups and educational programs in many locations.

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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. Peggy Adams provides services to more than 45,000 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies each year.

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Place of Hope

Founding CEO: 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 that 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; adoption and foster care recruitment and support; and hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by trafficking, 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: The mission of Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida is to provide 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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Quantum House

CEO: Roberta Jurney

987 45th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33408

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Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. The newly expanded 30-suite hospital hospitality house provides lodging, meals, care and compassion to families facing a medical crisis. For almost 17 years, Quantum House has been the only facility of its kind between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

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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 presenting a diverse schedule of artists and companies of the highest quality, offering comprehensive arts education programs­—serving approximately 2.2 million schoolchildren since its inception, providing a home for local and regional arts organizations, providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach and supporting efforts to increase tourism to Palm Beach County.

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Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

Founder and President: Deborah Kann Schwarzberg

2751 S. Dixie Highway Ste. 2A, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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The Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation has been working locally and nationally for more than 20 years to raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma. Its RAY project involves the distribution of sunscreen dispensers in parks, beaches, schools and outdoor areas where sun exposure is excessive. The SunSmart America™ curriculum and Students Against Melanoma (SAM) clubs educate students grades K through 12 on sun safety. The RDK Melanoma Foundation’s vision is to empower adults, children, communities and businesses, to take steps to build a better and more sun safe environment, decreasing the incidence of skin cancer.

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SafeSpace, Inc.

CEO: Jill Borowicz

612 SE Dixie Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: SafeSpace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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. SafeSpace offers services to all victims 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.

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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 resort-style amenities and services for active adults. At Sandhill Cove, waterfront living is enriched through a personalized approach to holistic wellness with a full continuum of care, offering a progressive and reputable choice in Martin County. 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. Those include vocational training, educational services and supported employment. Volunteer opportunities are available during agency events and at Seagull’s work center and charter school, Seagull Academy for Independent Living. Businesses may partner with Seagull Services to provide job training opportunities for clients and internships for high school students.

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Soroptimist International of Stuart

President: Suzy Hutcheson

P.O. Box 2250 , Stuart, FL 34995

About Charity: A commitment to enhance the lives of others by promoting friendships, providing community service and applying our skills, talents and resources toward the betterment of women and their families. Soroptimist International of Stuart enhances the lives of women and girls through the following programs: scholarships to women who are head of house looking to further their education; TRUST- Teen Relationships Using Safe Tactics, which teaches teens about healthy relationships; yoga classes given to cancer survivors and their care takers as well as continuing the fight against Human Trafficking. Our annual Women of Distinction honors women in the community in the follow categories: business, civic organizations, volunteers or rising stars.

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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

President/CEO: Lew Crampton

4801 Dreher Trail N. , West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium provides an entertaining and educational journey through the latest discoveries in science and technology. Featuring more than 100 interactive exhibits, an immersive fresh and saltwater aquarium, full-dome digital planetarium, and a new Florida conservation-themed miniature golf course, the South Florida Science Center offers a mind-opening experience for all.

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Stuart Rotary Charitable Foundation, Inc.

President: Dave Dyal

P.O. Box 81, Stuart, FL 34995-0081

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The Stuart Rotary Charitable Foundation, Inc. is the charitable organization of the Stuart Rotary Club. It was founded 30 years ago to provide for all of the charitable works of the Club members encouraging all to provide humanitarian, educational and cultural programs, grants and scholarships dedicated toward projects in our community. The Foundation routinely provides grants to local charities, especially for the improvement of literacy. In 2017, the Foundation partially funded a bronze sculpture as public art at Memorial Park in downtown Stuart; and it is committed to completing the sculpture project as the “Distinguished Service Memorial” by recognizing women military veterans on Memorial Day.

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Susan G. Komen South Florida

Board President: Jill G. Weiss

1309 N. Flagler Drive, Fifth Floor , West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other non-profit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. The organization was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen South Florida is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure, Komen South Florida has invested more than $14 million in community breast health programs in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research.

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The Arts Council of Martin County

President: Debi Owens

80 E. Ocean Blvd. Stuart, FL ,

About Charity: We inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. Join us in this mission and volunteer year-round, serving as docents in our galleries and committee members in support of arts education. Be a part of our mARTies Awards and ArtsFest Committees, or serve as an ambassador to the artists at ArtsFest. Connect with other arts and cultural organizations and distribute MartinArts Magazines to our partners. Join us in cultivating the vibrant arts community on the Treasure Coast.

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The Benjamin School

Head of School: Robert S. Goldberg

11000 Ellison Wilson Road, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

About Charity: At The Benjamin School, we see a multitude of talents in each child and join with parents to discover, nurture, apply and celebrate each student’s unique gifts. From Early Childhood through Upper School (grades PK3-12), we offer a wide range of possibilities for students across broad horizons. Our dedicated teachers encourage students to explore an array of experiences, from academics to the visual and performing arts and athletics. Students graduate prepared for a bountiful range of opportunities, including admission to our nation’s finest colleges and universities.

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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

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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.

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The Leeds Endowment, Inc.

President: George L Ford, III

435 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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The Leeds Endowment, Inc. is committed to helping disabled individuals with the resources they need to live healthy, productive and independent lives. Party With the Pack is underwritten in its entirety. All donations are divided among four charities  that are working to assist the disabled in Palm Beach County.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Board of Trustees Chairman: Sam Forrest

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

About Charity: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

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The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.

President: Stacy Ranieri

2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34996

About Charity: We advance 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. Programs funded include: summer reading activities for children and teens; the annual BookMania! author festival at Jensen Beach High School; literacy services for children and adults; Kiplinger Literacy Award; STEM programs; Homework Help; Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series and Young Literary Leaders Awards. The Foundation also provides funding for special capital projects.

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The Loxahatchee Guild

President: Mary Grace Richardson

P.O. Box 4544, Tequesta, FL 33469

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The Loxahatchee Guild is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving our local history. Since 1981, the Guild has enabled the historic preservation of the Jupiter Train Depot, the DuBois House, the Tindall House and the Jupiter Lighthouse. To date, the members have raised more than $900,000 through fundraising efforts for our projects and continued advocacy. Working in public/private partnerships, the Loxahatchee Guild is an all-volunteer organization that has joined with the Town of Jupiter, the Village of Tequesta, the Palm Beach County Department of Parks & Recreation, and local businesses to protect local heritage. Our current project is the restoration of the Pineapple House in DuBois Park with the PBC Parks & Recreation Department.
 

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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 the community a home for the performing arts that entertains, promotes arts education 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. Listed in 1993 on the National Register of Historic Places, The Lyric continues to be a source of community pride as well as a catalyst for continued economic growth.

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The Martin County Community Foundation

CEO: Elizabeth Barbella

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

About Charity: Martin County Community Foundation’s mission is to inspire philanthropists to improve lives and enrich communities in Martin County and across the globe. Martin County Community Foundation is a tax-exempt non-profit organization that enables charitable giving through endowed as well as donor- advised funds established by individuals, families or businesses to support the causes they care about. The Foundation, governed by a nine-member board of community leaders and fund holders, manages 40 funds, has $15.5 million in assets and provided $640,000 in grants to charitable organizations last year. Martin County Community Foundation Board officers are Ken Norman, board chair; Ellyn Stevenson, vice chair; Joe Paskoski, treasurer; and W. Scott Wade, secretary. Serving on the Board of Directors are Nancy Crowder-McCoy, Brian Foss, Kathleen Freihofer, Michael Kelly and Gytha Von Aldenbruck.

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The Palm Beach Symphony

Executive Director: David McClymont

44 Cocoanut Row M207B, Palm Beach, FL 33480

About Charity: Led by the baton of Maestro Ramón Tebar, the Palm Beach Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The 2017-18 season will undoubtedly fulfill its mission through a meticulously crafted concert series set in unique venues, such as the Society of the Four Arts, Benjamin Hall at the Benjamin Upper School, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Bethesda-By-The-Sea and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, PBS offers a variety of social and community events as well as charitable activities throughout Palm Beach County from November through April.

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The Pine School

Head of School: Binney Caffrey

12350 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

About Charity: The Pine School is the Treasure Coast’s premier college-preparatory day school (K-12). We offer 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 every one of our graduating seniors being accepted to the country’s most prestigious universities.

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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: We preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Locally, we help struggling families with basic needs such as food, clothing, rent, utilities and prescriptions, and operate Compassion House, a shelter for homeless women and women with children. We also offer a soup kitchen and children’s programs. Volunteer opportunities include helping in our thrift store, serving meals and bell ringing at Christmas.

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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. Volunteer opportunities include helping in the thrift store, collecting toys and clothes for needy children at Christmas, and planning and implementing annual fundraisers.

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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, the largest hunger relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast, provides direct services and outreach programs to help support children, seniors and families in need. With a staff of more than 30 employees, and a fleet of more than 5,400 volunteers, Treasure Coast Food Bank distributes millions of meals annually to those struggling with food insecurity. September is Hunger Action Month, a month where we stand together and speak with one voice. It’s a month to spread the word about the hunger crisis and dedicate ourselves to a solution.

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Treasure Health

President and CEO: Susan de Cuba

1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997

About Charity: Treasure Health is a non-profit community organization of caring professionals and dedicated volunteers whose mission is to enable well-being through compassionate patient and family-driven care, professional support services and life-enhancing education. Founded in 1982 as a hospice organization, Treasure Health has grown to serve 3,000 patients annually in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Thanks to the generous support of our community, Treasure Health offers an expanded family of services that includes Treasure Coast Hospice, Treasure Health Palliative Care, Treasure Health Pediatric Care and Treasure Health Grief Support.

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Tykes & Teens

Executive Director: Jeff Shearer

3577 SW Corporate Parkway , Palm City, FL 34990

About Charity: Tykes & Teens is dedicated to strengthening Treasure Coast families and preventing suicide, substance use and other dangerous behaviors by ensuring that all children have access to high quality mental health services, regardless of financial status. Our programming spans four counties and includes: General Mental Health Counseling, The Family Abuse Treatment Program, The Alternative to Out of School Suspension, Youth Enrichment Services, Prevention Services and Infant Mental Health. We also provide outreach and education, mental health advocacy and on-site counseling in Martin County and Okeechobee schools. Volunteers are utilized in November for our annual Festival of Trees & Lights.

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United States Sailing Center - 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. If you’d like to make new friends and support our sailing community, please join us. We are looking for sailors, boaters, race committee, organizers, workers, handymen, promoters, teachers, specially trained, uniquely skilled, technology specialists and anyone who wants to help. Please contact alan@usscmc.org

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Voices for Children of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast

President: Bob Perry

7548 S. U.S. Highway 1, Ste. 172, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

About Charity:

Seeking to attain 100 percent Guardian ad Litem representation for abused, neglected and abandoned children under our court’s jurisdiction.

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Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

President: Mike Crary

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, and are 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 health care, 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 and clerical volunteers and help with fundraising.

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West Palm Beach Library Foundation

First Vice Chair: Natalie M. Alvarez

411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity:

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is independent from the City of West Palm Beach, was formed to support the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. The Foundation, free of any political influence, secures financial and in-kind donations to support and enhance programs, services, collections, and technology that the city’s reasonable operating budget cannot encompass. Our mission is to seek, advocate for and obtain financial support, which ensures that high-quality services will always be available at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. Volunteer with us to give back to the Library you love.

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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, dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women, is celebrating its 100th year serving women and their families in Palm Beach County. It operates the Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House, a shelter for abused women and children; a 24-hour domestic violence hotline; Rapid Re-Housing for domestic violence victims and their families; two Child Development Centers serving low-income families; Y-Girls and Y-Teens, after-school activities for girls ages 8 to 18 in the Glades; Y-SAV, an anti-violence education program; and several racial justice initiatives.

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