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Features 26 Meet the Makers

Talented artisans get crafty with driftwood, berries, baubles, and beads By Sandra Benavides Weichel

34 Vintage Appeal

Classic, retro looks that stand the test of time Photography by Ian Jacob

40 Hail the Ale!

Submerge yourself in the Treasure Coast’s stimulating craft beer scene By Kerry Shorr

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Contents 20

In Every Issue 12 Editor’s Note 14 Publisher’s Note 85 Flavor

Local dining guide

92 Hot Shots


Photos from recent events

96 Surf Report

What’s up on



17 Buzz

The Lyric Theatre reopens with new shows and a renovated space, The Big Taste of Martin County at the Stuart Jet Center, haunted ghost tours, and more


20 Character

Two young Stuart siblings are taking the competitive sailing world by storm


22 Wellness

Treat yourself—and your kids—to a DIY family spa day

24 Wanderlust

Staycation special: A Palm Beach landmark is transformed into a design icon for a new generation

40 ON THE COVER Photographer: Steven Martine Nella Fusco shot by Stuart Magazine on location at her kombucha brewing facility in Fort Pierce


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Editor’s note

Cheers to October!



en years ago, I spent a chunk of time in Germany, mainly in the city of Munich. Now, for a lot of people, the highlight of that excursion might have been attending Oktoberfest. But while I was still there in September (when Oktoberfest actually is, despite its name), I left a day before the festival was to begin. I know, I know... But I’m more of a wine drinker than a beer lover. Anyway, the point of this story is that I did get to see everything being set up (check out the photo below), and I was pretty blown away by just how big of a deal barley is to so many people. Here in South Florida, people also love their ale, and the craft beer scene is thriving on the Treasure Coast. Beginning on page 40, we highlight all of the breweries in the area where you can pop by for a pint and sip some of the best. I’m also excited to introduce you to some of the crafty people living in our area—artisans who create some truly wonderful products. Scotty McAllister uses a chainsaw to carve beautiful animals out of driftwood he collects from swamps, while cover model Nella Fusco brews batches of kombucha (an effervescent, healthful tea) up in Fort Me at the entrance to Oktoberfest in Munich Pierce. Learn more about them and more unique creators in “Meet the Makers” (page 26). You’ll also find many of our regular columns—like the Character profile on teen siblings Audrey and Peter Foley, who sail competively all over the world, and the Wanderlust travel piece on a staycation gem in Palm Beach. Plus, we’ve put together some vintage fall fashion looks I think you’ll love (shot at the Elliott Museum, in front of its cool classic car exhibit). Happy season to you, and please feel free to reach out to me anytime with any feedback, story ideas you’d like to share, or just to say hello. Cheers! Peace and blessings,

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wo thousand twenty crawled by like a slug, but it feels like 2021 is racing by like a hare. I can’t believe we are already in October, and the new year is right around the corner. Even though we naively expected to be done with the pandemic by now, it seems we’ve all settled into some new kind of normal. With most people vaccinated, and hopefully the Delta variant subsiding, we can look forward to the fall and the holidays. I know I’m ready for our Florida fall festivities and eventually some cooler weather! I am also excited for charity events to start up over the next few months. In this issue, we bring you our Charity Datebook, a compilation of Martin County and Palm Beach County charities in need of our support. With some events being postponed, however, we encourage you to check in with the charities to see if their fundraising events are still on. Additionally, consider making a direct monetary donation to your favorite cause so that they can continue their mission in these challenging times. Throughout the years, Stuart Magazine has supported numerous local organizations and causes. We would love to hear from you about how we might be able to help make a difference at your organization or special event. We are the heart of this community, and we all win when we serve. Looking ahead, November and December will feature our Home Resource Guide special advertising section, for those of you interested in where to shop or go for your home needs. COVID has prompted us all to take a more vested interest in our homes, and as a result, remodeling and redecorating have increased tremendously. As I currently work on updating our home (again!), I am enjoying working with many of our local businesses and vendors. We invite you to flip through our October issue and to continue visiting If you haven’t already, also be sure to sign up for the Insider’s Guide weekly e-newsletter to keep up with local current events and news. Thank you for your loyal readership and ongoing support. We are your local magazine, and as we forge headfirst into season, we will continue to serve this community we love.

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The Lyric Theatre reopens with a renovated space and new shows including the family-friendly Mutts Gone Nuts (below) and comedian Tom Papa (left).

Curtain CALL A fter more than a year-long hiatus, The Lyric Theatre finally makes its season debut this month with a slew of exciting performances. “It has truly been a labor of love putting together this upcoming season,” says President and CEO Kia Fontaine. “We will be adding more performances, events, and experiences as the performing arts industry comes out of darkness.” With the reopening, guests will enjoy a newly renovated theater thanks to what Fontaine calls an “anonymous backstage angel waiting in the wings”—a gift of $500,000 that

was donated to jumpstart the renovations. As a result, she says, the Lyric will be outfitted with “the latest technology for the safety and comfort of patrons, volunteers, artists, and staff.” Among the repairs are a new roof, restoration of the marquees, upgraded air conditioning units with state-of-the-art air purification systems, new signage to replicate the historic “blade” sign of the Lyric’s past, and more. Comedian Tom Papa is scheduled to kick off the Lyric’s highly anticipated 2021-2022 season October 1. —Melissa Puppo OCTOBER 2021 | STUART

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Radar / BUZZ The Scene


Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for an evening of fun, food, and wine


Florida Oceanographic Center’s new EcoCenter highlights local conservation

If you’re interested in becoming a marine life steward or learning about environmental conservation, look no further than the Florida Oceanographic Center. The 57-acre marine life nature center on Hutchinson Island offers daily educational programs and hands-on learning for all ages and recently unveiled its new Ocean EcoCenter as part of the first phase of its multimillion-dollar capital expansion. After immersing yourself in the 2,000 gallons of aquariums teeming with local marine life, be sure to check out the center’s cool special exhibits: Estuaries features a life-like display of mangroves weaving in and out of aquarium tanks, mimicking the Indian River Lagoon. And Life Along the Shore replicates Bathtub Beach and its vibrant ecosystem. Also worth noting is the Exploration Lab, which acts as a space to host events, summer camp, and soon, family-friendly activities like interactive puzzles, games, and more. “With this new expansion, we hope to provide locals with a sense of shared community purpose,” says Executive Director Mark Perry. “Our oceans and waterways are a big part of what makes the Treasure Coast a treasured place, and part of the story we hope our Ocean EcoCenter conveys is that our actions matter, and how we treat our environment matters.” Next up in the capital expansion is the Frances Langford Visitor’s Center renovation, which will include expanding the footprint of the gift shop. —Melissa Puppo




icking off Stuart’s social season, The Big Taste of Martin County is back—new and improved after going virtual last year. The October 12 event will take place at Stuart Jet Center and its surrounding field and include a DJ, more than 20 local restaurant vendors, a silent and virtual auction, and decor galore in celebration of host Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties’ thirty-fifth anniversary. The organization hopes the culinary event will inspire guests to join the yearlong mentoring program, which secures at-risk children a “big brother” or “big sister” as an investment in their futures. The family-friendly event grants entry upon donationbased tickets, and with an array of restaurants from The Chef’s Table to Kyle G’s—plus an impressive craft beer and wine selection—this food and beverage festival guarantees something for everyone. —Anna S. Ward


Kindred Spirits FROM HISTORICAL WALKS TO A NIGHT OF GHOST-HUNTING, HAVE SOME SPOOKY FUN THIS MONTH HAUNTS & HISTORY GHOST TOURS Join Samantha and Anthony Polito for a tour rich in haunted history. The one-hour tour begins in downtown Stuart and covers things like the Ashley Gang, rum runners, and more. Beginning on SW Albany Avenue, the group will head over the railroad tracks to places like the Stuart Heritage Museum and The Lyric Theatre to discover some spooky secrets. Check out the Facebook page for more info. $15/kids, $20/adults;

PORT SALERNO GHOST TOURS Patrick and Trish Mesmer have been offering ghost tours for a spooky 13 years. They’ve earned a reputation not only for their paranormal tours but

also for their written works, such as Haunted River Trails: 500 Years on the Locha-Hatchee. Beginning at Fish House Art Center Gallery, you’ll learn about local ghosts, the Mulford family, and more. Every member will receive an electromagnetic meter and temperature gauge—plus enjoy a few other surprises along the way. This month, mark your calendar for October 30, when the couple will host a four-hour paranormal investigation at the House of Refuge. Visit Facebook for the full October schedule. $20/ghost tour; —Melissa Puppo


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Happy, Healthy Family b y E M I LY PA N T E L I D E S


s fall creeps in, it’s a great time to round up products that will keep your family cozy, healthy—and stylish! The ChappyWrap blanket is hands down the most comfortable blanket I own, and it comes in a kids’ size too. Remember the old plastic fruit you used to see in Grandma’s bowl? Give your home a trendy update with these merino wool felt veggies. Slope Home hand-sews the veggies with soft, organic materials, and they’re all the rage in high-end homes. A must-try as cold season sets in is Genexa’s line of “clean” medicine, which has the same active ingredients as OTC meds but is stripped of all the artificial additions. There are varieties for infants, kids, and adults. Speaking of health, did you know local honey is one of the best natural ways to ward off germs? I love Palm Beach Creamed Honey because the flavors are amazing and the beehives are local. Lastly, For Babies with Love makes super cute, organic baby clothing and donates profits from every purchase to help orphaned and abandoned children around the world—a small but great way to jumpstart your season of giving. SOFT SPOT Counting Sheep Pink Mini Blanket, $55 ($135/larger size), ChappyWrap,



A few things to do this month Kids Halloween Hoot-Tacular


Emily’s Picks

October 1-3: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Barn Theatre, Stuart; $25; October 2: Rodney Carrington Live Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce; from $40; October 2: Jeff Allen Comedy Show Tradition Town Hall Events Center, Port St. Lucie; from $46; October 12-14: Foghat in Concert MIDFlorida Credit Union Event Center, Port St. Lucie; from $25; October 16: Kids Halloween Hoot-Tacular Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, Palm City; free;

BEE’S KNEES Nine-jar gift set in assorted flavors, $50 ($18/3-jar set), Palm Beach Creamed Honey,

October 16: River of Beers 2021 St. Lucie Trail Golf Club, Port St. Lucie; $99;

FRESH VEGGIES Handmade merino wool carrots, $18 each, Slope Home,

October 16-17: Downtown Stuart Fall Craft Festival Osceola Street Café, Stuart; free; October 20: The Marshall Tucker Band Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce; tickets start at $43; October 26-29: Eco & Botanical Print Workshop with Sharon Sorken Aya Fiber Studio, Stuart; from $50;

SPREAD THE LOVE #Lovewall James Goldcrown x From Babies with Love onesie, $48/set of two (includes a canvas pouch), From Babies with Love,

MODERN MEDICINE Assorted clean medicine, $8-$20, Genexa,

October 30-31: St. Lucie County Jewelry, Rock, and Gem Show MIDFlorida Credit Union Event Center, Port St. Lucie; $5; ❖


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Sailing Siblings STUART TEENS PETER AND AUDREY FOLEY SHARE A PASSION FOR SAILING COMPETITIVELY ALL AROUND THE WORLD—TOGETHER eing born in Miami’s Mercy Hospital overlooking Biscayne Bay may have given the Foley siblings an affinity for the water. But years later, a two-week summer camp at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo stimulated their interest in sailing and, soon after, competing. “I love the competitiveness of sailing,” says Peter, 18, who is lauded for his intellect, precision, strategy, speed, and tactics on the water. “I am a natural. I build off of talent, and I love sailing. When it’s cold and windy, I go out.” His younger sister Audrey, 15, is fearless on windy seas and shares the same passion as her brother. “Sailing makes me feel independent, and competing allows me to focus all of my interests at once,” she says. “People are amazed that I am young and brave and sail in gnarly winds and storms. But I love it!”


Today, the Stuart-based Pine School students spend as much time as possible sailing around the world as a team tackling competitive events. They often race together as members of the United States Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA); since 2015, they have qualified as members and competed all over the world, including places like Spain, Belgium, and Bermuda. The Foley siblings have attended more than 75 regattas in 30 countries on five continents and have also won a few championships, including the 2019 C420 Junior Olympic Sailing Festival in Jensen Beach and Peter’s first-place win in the 2018 International Optimist Regatta in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. They somehow manage to balance their sailing competitions with various high school activities. “We intend to keep improving our sailing, doing schoolwork, and entering competitions when we are on break,” says Peter, who notes that they finished sixth in the i420 North American Championship Regatta in Miami last year and, this past July, competed in the 420 World Championships in San Remo, Italy, for the very first time. The first-generation sailors have lived all over Florida and in Chicago. Two years ago, after their father, a financial adviser, opened an office in Palm Beach Gardens, the

family—including their mom, who manages their sailing careers—bought a home in Stuart. Not far from their dad’s work, it is also close to the U.S. Sailing Center of Martin County in Jensen Beach. “We both like the peacefulness of Martin County, and in addition to the Sailing Center competitions, we sail our family’s armada of boats around here,” says Peter. Over the years, the duo has sailed boats like the I420, C420, HS420, Snipe, Laser, 29er, RS Feva, RS Venture, Hobie Cat, and Sunfish. They have also trained a great deal on the family’s 8-foot Optimist. While they claim to get along 95 percent



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Audrey and Peter sailing a C420 in the Intracoastal near Jensen Beach and (below left) hanging out at the U.S. Sailing Center of Martin County in August

of the time, there are natural spills and chills during the excitement of competition. “If one of us fails to do something [right], we get upset with each other,” says Peter. “It’s hard not to fight, but we’re always civil.” Audrey agrees: “Things happen so fast when we’re sailing, it’s tough to keep up the pace. But when we are out there, we are partners.” The Foleys are considered by their peers to be among the best youth sailors in North America. They started their careers as preteens, sailing in the big U.S. regattas like Newport, Rhode Island; Marina del Rey, California; and Lake Forest, Illinois.

From there, they tackled international waters, where they were immersed in new cultures and met diverse people who have since become friends. “Traveling has given us new perspectives and experiences,” says Audrey, who headed to Ireland in August to race in the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) Youth World Championships after finishing up the Worlds in Italy. “We have bonded with so many different people around the world. I see them every year and now realize that the world is a small place.” Locally, both Foleys will continue to participate in varsity sailing as part of their Pine

School activities. Peter won Pine’s Male Athlete of the Year Award for 2020-2021 (he also plays tennis, golf, and basketball). Audrey, who likes to play golf and paint when she’s not sailing, was honored at Pine with a 2021 Sportsmanship Award. In coming months, the siblings will continue pursuing their passion for competitive sailing. Wherever their dreams may take them, both intend to utilize the memories they make along the way to become better human beings. As Peter so beautifully puts it: “The lessons I have learned in sailing will continue to guide me to be the best person I can.” ❖


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Rhianna Thorlton

and Kiera DiCicco

DIY Family Spa Day Treat yourself—and your kids—to a fun and nourishing pampering session at home



t-home spa treatments are no doubt a relaxing reprieve for parents after a busy day, and crafting recipes with children can be an indulgent bonding opportunity for all. When Kiera DiCicco and Rhianna Thorlton, owners of Albany Aesthetics & Salon in downtown

Stuart ( aren’t spending their days helping women feel and look their best, they’re at home with their own little ones whipping up easy recipes for face and hair masks. Here, they share some of their favorites so you can try them with your family.

The Albany Babes’ Hair Mask Ingredients 2 tbsp. avocado oil 1 tbsp. raw honey 1 tbsp. vitamin E oil

THE BENEFITS This trio of powerful pantry staples coats tresses with moisturizing protection to help mend split ends and up the shine factor. It’s great to use after a day at the pool or the beach to hydrate the hair after exposure to sun, chlorine, and salt.

Preparation Add ingredients to a small bowl and whisk. Apply evenly on clean hair, from roots to ends, and leave on for 15 minutes. Wash thoroughly and style as normal.



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Rhianna’s Bahama Beauty Body Oil Ingredients 2 tbsp. ground oats 1 tbsp. melted coconut oil 1 tsp. vitamin E oil Preparation Add ingredients to a small bowl and whisk. Smooth onto the skin as a leave-on mask or wash off thoroughly as a moisturizing treatment.

THE BENEFITS Oats are natural skin soothers and can help calm dry, itchy, or irritated skin, while the oils help create a moisture-rich barrier.

Kiera’s Honey Bunny Face Mask THE BENEFITS Avocado is rich in healthy fats and vitamin E, which can help soothe and moisturize the skin. Raw honey—in addition to being a sweet treat for kids—is naturally antibacterial and serves as a potent humectant to help lock in hydration. Together, these ingredients leave the skin incredibly soft.

Ingredients 1 avocado, pitted and scooped 1 tbsp. raw honey Preparation In a bowl, mash together the avocado and honey to form a paste. Spread the mixture all over the face and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Rhianna’s Oh-So-Soft Baby Face Mask Ingredients 1 tbsp. jojoba oil 2 tbsp. raw honey 1 avocado, pitted and scooped Preparation In a bowl, mash together the avocado, honey, and jojoba to form a paste. Spread the mixture all over the face and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

THE BENEFITS Jojoba oil is a gentle, noncomedogenic, and hypoallergenic option for even the most delicate skin. Packed with the antioxidant vitamin E, it helps protect the skin from free-radical damage and is moisturizing to boot.

HYDRATION STATION Of course, drinking plenty of water is key to keeping your skin glowing and your hair healthy and strong. Set up a little hydration stand and make it a bit tastier with this recipe for a sweet and refreshing “spa spritzer” from Jupiterbased registered dietician Alana Sims. SPA SPRITZER [serves 6] Ingredients 32 oz. sparkling water or seltzer 16 oz. Ocean Spray Pink Cranberry Passion Fruit juice drink 1/2 cup frozen or fresh mixed berries 1 tbsp. lime juice 1/2 fresh lime, sliced 1/4¼- inch thick to garnish Preparation Pour sparkling water (or seltzer) and juice into a large drink container. Stir gently to combine. In separate glasses, add frozen mixed berries and ice. Pour juice and sparkling water mixture evenly into each glass. Top with lime juice and garnish edge of glass with a slice of fresh lime. ❖


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The four-story White Elephant Palm Beach features a neutral design palette accented by 120 original pieces of pop and modern art.


ince opening its doors in late 2020, the White Elephant Palm Beach has become a modern classic. It’s not because of its hip vibe or design-forward aesthetic, but rather because it honors a significant part of Palm Beach heritage even as it reimagines it for a new era. Before it was acquired by New England Development, the 1924-built property— originally a landmark hotel servicing Colonel E.R. Bradley’s gambling casino—was an aging architectural gem. NED chairman (and part-time Palm Beacher) Stephen Karp saw potential in its terraces, arcades, and outdoor staircases and immediately envisioned a sister hotel to NED’s White Elephant Nantucket. Elkus Manfredi Architects, specialists in restoring historic

properties, transformed the original Mediterranean Revival structure into a 32-key boutique hotel with a residential feeling, down to the thoughtfully curated art. Although the architecture is classic, it feels anything but dated thanks to a host of contemporary counterpoints. Elevated materials like metals, Carrara marble, and hardwood floors are interpreted with a fresh eye. Furnishings are sleek and modern. The highlight is the art collection, consisting of 120 original pieces of pop and modern art. The most monumental, a 7-foot white elephant statue by Santa Fe artist Fredrick Prescott, greets guests outside the main entry. In the lobby, a 54inch round acrylic painting by Orit Fuchs commands attention and draws the eye to the rest of the collection, which includes works by Japanese-American painter Kenzo Okada, New York artist Donald Baechler, legendary painter Robert Rauschenberg, and others. Of note are the powder room sketches by Doodle Boy, a 10-year-old British artist who created the


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With views of Bradley Park, the Park Suite consists of a fully equipped kitchen, an open-plan living space, and a 1,200-square-foot rooftop terrace ideal for alfresco dining.

drawings with marker, incorporating a hidden elephant in each. The four-story hotel is arranged around a courtyard that houses the swimming pool and outdoor seating for the signature restaurant, LoLa 41. This is the heart of the property, and it buzzes with energy, especially at night when the dim lights create a magical atmosphere. Although the hotel is steps away from Royal Poinciana Way—the town’s original Main Street—the courtyard feels secluded thanks to clever landscaping and an eye-popping design that turns the focus inward. Rooms and suites range in size from 510 to 3,000 square feet and are so tastefully appointed that you feel more like a guest in a private home. The most special spaces are the two penthouse suites, scaled for gracious entertaining or multigenerational gatherings. The terraces alone measure up to 1,200 square feet. From that aerie, the view encompasses the lush expanses of Bradley Park and Palm Beach’s famous terra-cotta-tiled rooftops. In all of Palm

Beach, there is not a better venue than the Park Suite terrace for a private dinner under the stars. When it’s time to step out, the White Elephant offers complimentary use of bicycles or chauffeured rides in BMW 7-Series sedans. Either is a good way to explore the recently reinvigorated Royal Poinciana Way and its charming businesses. Where to go? Shop the eclectic high-fashion boutiques of Royal Poinciana Plaza, cycle or walk along the Lake Trail, stop for a Butterscotch Bomb ice cream cone at Sprinkles, pick up a novel to read by the pool at Palm Beach Book Store, and duck into the new Via Flagler by The Breakers (don’t miss the mini doughnuts at Main Street café). Like the White Elephant, the evolution of the

old Main Street is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity—and just the right way to experience today’s Palm Beach. ❖


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The Tea Whisperer


rom the time Nella Fusco was 9 years old, she had stomach issues. Always either diagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), her ailment caused her to spend years in and out of the hospital, never fully understanding the underlying root of her problems. Nearly 13 years later, a friend and health coach introduced her to kombucha. Every day, Fusco would drink 16 ounces of the fermented, lightly effervescent tea, and within a week, she noticed a colossal difference. Her GERD went away, and the IBS settled down. “It was the pinnacle of when I realized what fermented foods could do,” Fusco, 34, says of the beverage that changed her life. As the owner of Whispering Oak, a Fort Pierce–based kombucha company, Fusco is now changing the lives of others as well. “Figuring out how to make the best product that actually helps people without jumping on a trend that’s really big right now is what’s most important to me,” she says. Part of being the best has to do with her brewing process. While kombucha is normally brewed in stainless steel vessels or glass, Fusco brews hers in American oak barrels. “Microbes and bacteria love porous wood,” she says of the two most essential


components in kombucha. “They flourish because there’s constant air flow, so it creates this rich environment for the microbes and bacteria to have this beautiful community.” Recognizing that the word “bacteria” doesn’t necessarily bring with it a positive connotation, Fusco explains that the human body has nearly 40 trillion microbes. When those microbes begin to deplete, bad bacteria will grow and stomach ailments can arise. “A huge portion of our immune system starts in the stomach,” she says. A one-woman operation, Fusco brews 20 to 50 gallons of kombucha in eight oak barrels for about 30 days. She makes the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY), which is central to preparing kombucha. A pellicle that grows in harmony on the top of every fermentation barrel, the SCOBY feeds off of the sugar and tannins from the tea. Fusco flavors each batch with seasonal fruits, roots, and vegetables and


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Nella Fusco stirring a batch of kombucha in Fort Pierce

uses a pump, the closest thing to a machine she uses, to transfer the kombucha to the kegs. The end product is handmade, organic, and a perfect balance of sweet and sour, just as Fusco says kombucha ought to be. The beverages can be found in health food stores like HHH Organics in Stuart and Peggy’s Natural Foods in Hobe Sound, as well as at local markets like Market on

Main in Stuart, where Fusco can be found every Sunday. The mom of a 6-year-old son, Zion, Fusco says it’s her mission to make a delicious product that helps families the same way it helped her. “I did this because of what it did for me, because I knew it was working for me,” she says. “And I know it’s going to work for everybody else too.”


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Scotty McAllister stands among some of his sculptures in Fort Pierce.

The Chainsaw Master


eep in the Florida swamps, where the murky water is as still as the alligators that skulk beneath it, Scotty McAllister is on a mission. In a small boat with a winch in tow, he navigates through low tide in search of driftwood. For most, the fallen cypress and cedar trees often found in the swamps are useless. But for McAllister, they are the cornerstone of his work. For 35 years, 57-year-old McAllister has made his living sculpting aquatic and land animals. With a chainsaw and grinder—tools that once covered his arms in scars—he has created sailfish, manatees, dolphins, bears, giraffes, pelicans, and eagles. For the last 10 years, however, his area of expertise has evolved; he now carves bird and fish heads on the ends of the wood he collects along the riverbanks of Florida. Traveling to places like St. John’s River and Cypress Springs, McAllister gathers logs in their natural state. Whether they’re clad in barnacles, have roots that jaggedly branch out, or are stained with a reddish hue from Mother Nature’s touch, he leaves them virtually intact, carving on one side. “Sometimes I’ll twist the log around 100 times before I see the fish,” says McAllister. “I see a fish in almost everything now.” He ventures into swamps to procure material that cannot be found on the beach— material that has been petrified after years of baking in the sun, is impenetrable from bugs and rot, and does not crack. “It’s all about the wood,” he says. “Even my dog’s name is Woody.” A Michigan native, McAllister moved to Jensen Beach in the late 1980s. He was selling sunglasses along the Jensen Beach Causeway when he met a guy named Gary Vaughn, who was carving animals. He paid Vaughn $1,000 to teach him his craft, and together they began making creations out of cypress and cedar logs. As he gained momentum, McAllister started selling his goods from Key West up to northern Maine and showed his art in state fairs and renowned art shows, often winning first place. Today, McAllister is semi-retired. His kids are grown, and he and his girlfriend are enjoying life on the river in Fort Pierce. But you can still find his pieces at local South Florida markets, including the Fort Pierce Farmer’s Market, where his booth is always one of the busiest. He’ll be easy to spot: He’s the easygoing guy with an arm tattoo that reads, “Don’t yank my chain.” Find him on Facebook at Chainsaw Sculptures by: Scotty



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uietly sitting in the corner of a Panera Bread in Palm Beach Gardens, Ashley Belford is trying to post her latest design on her company’s social media page, to no avail. The signal is sluggish. She, on the other hand, is not. Looking up from her phone, Belford unveils a resplendent smile that complements her sun-kissed skin and blueish-green eyes. The deep taupe-colored tank top and white elastic-waist shorts she’s wearing are adorable indeed—but it’s her jewelry that is the pièce de résistance of the ensemble. The dangly, tassel hoop earrings perfectly match her top. And the bracelets—a wicker bangle, beaded stones, and a white geode—are at once chic and casual. The whole look screams vibrant, trendy, and approachable—a fitting description for the owner of the handmade jewelry company known as Tassel Soul. A Jupiter native, Belford, 41, began making jewelry seven years ago. She had seen a pair of earrings on a TV show that she wanted. They were hot pink and magenta but, at $200, a bit too pricey. She went online, searching the internet for material and wholesale vendors, until she was able to find all the pieces to re-create the earrings for a fraction of the price. That’s how it started. Soon she found herself making



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Tristan Whitaker, founder of Love Hate Apparel

more earrings for herself, as well as for her sister and friends. People would post pictures of her earrings, creating a demand around them. She expanded her creations to include beaded bracelets and necklaces, selling them on Etsy, Facebook, and Instagram. Then wholesale and retail stores, like Tide and Table in Tequesta, wanted a piece of the action. Having a background in interior design, Belford has always possessed a creative eye, but she also had a practical goal in mind. “I wanted to make pieces for women who like to be stylish and fun but also for moms who have budgets,” she says. Her three sons— Ryder, 12, Cooper, 10, and Zane, 7—help her dye beads or load the car during art shows, and she keeps her prices between $10 and $50. Belford has since teamed up with another local mom and business owner, Tristan Whitaker, to offer customers something new. The founder of Love Hate Apparel, Whitaker, 43, makes local- and beach-inspired tops by hand in her Jupiter home, sometimes with the help of her daughters Hope, 9, and Georgia, 6. The poly-cotton blend she uses gives the tops a soft, breezy feel. And the fact that she has zeroed in on Jupiter living as one of her themes has given her line a competitive edge. Whitaker made a few shirts for Tassel Soul. And then, she says, “Ashley posted a picture with a caption that said, ‘Tassels and Tanks,’ and I knew we had something.” The two women partnered to create the now-popular monthly subscription boxes, where they pair a tank top with jewelry at a discounted price. They have some other ideas in the works, especially for the holiday season, and they’re talking about expanding their partnership to include the artwork of another local business owner. Says Belford: “We’re local moms, after all, trying to gear toward other local moms.”;


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Brittney Hurt (left) and Ashley Lancelot with some of their syrup products in Fort Pierce

The Apothecaries


hen Brittney Hurt talks about her adolescence, it’s as though she is recounting the life of someone else. It’s a story marred by trauma that involves living in 30 different foster homes, being separated from her twin sister at 13 years old, and then sexually trafficked a year later. By all accounts, Hurt could have wound up another statistic, destined to live a life of poverty, mental illness, addiction, or crime. But nothing could be further from reality. Today, the 29-year-old wife and mother of three is thriving—and so is her business. Hurt is the founder of Native Armor, a company dedicated to brewing potent and delicious elderberry syrup, and she and her business


partner, Ashley Lancelot, are knocking it out of the park. Elderberry is an antioxidant-rich medicinal herb that Hurt procures from the European strain Sambucus nigra. Every week, she and Lancelot brew the organic berry, refrigerating it in amber bottles in a kitchen in Port St. Lucie. They add cinnamon, clove, ginger, and Manuka honey to pack a powerful, immunity-building punch. Hurt started out making the syrup for family and friends. At 11 weeks pregnant with her first child, she was in the emergency room with the flu and a 103-degree fever. Her doctor prescribed Tamiflu, but while she was desperate to get better, she was even


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Crafty kids sell their artisan goods at Stuart’s Market on Main

more desperate to keep her baby safe from any risks associated with the drug. Torn, she began researching natural alternatives. She came across a recipe that incorporated elderberry as an ingredient and gave it a shot. After 24 hours of drinking the tea, her symptoms were gone. A concoction of elderberry syrup and Manuka honey became her go-to elixir. “Whenever I heard a sneeze I didn’t like, a runny nose, anything, I would turn to elderberry,” she says. “Making it from scratch and adding Manuka honey is the best way.” It wasn’t until her third pregnancy in 2019 that Hurt’s husband suggested she launch an elixir business. “I thought, noone is ever going to buy this,” she recalls. “And I don’t know why, but I decided to give it a name.” In that moment, as the words “Native Armor” rolled off her tongue, her vision unfolded and her business took off. Last October, Hurt decided she needed

some help with Native Armor. That’s when she met Lancelot, also a mother of three and a former church deacon. “Ashley just gets people,” says Hurt. “She’s so genuine and kind. I knew she would be perfect.” Lancelot, 33, radiates joy, a sense of purpose, and an intoxicating energy. And since she came on board, the company has seen record-breaking sales (a portion of which are donated to The Inner Truth Project, a nonprofit organization on the Treasure Coast that helps victims of sexual violence). The women became business partners in March, and Native Armor products are sold in natural retail stores as well as farmer’s markets including Stuart’s Market on Main, the Fort Pierce Farmers Market, and the St. Lucie Mets Community Market. Hurt is proud to provide beneficial and affordable products to families—because if anyone knows how challenging life can be, she does.

This past July, Stuart Main Street introduced something new to the Market on Main: a Kids Market, where young entrepreneurs showcased their precocious talents and business acumen. Children stood behind their booths—which were filled with everything from homemade pastries and organic quail eggs to sugar scrubs and handmade crafts—beaming with pride. River Robbins, a 3-year-old CEO of a lemonade stand, handled his own transactions. Nearby, siblings and artists Carmella and Ben Rodriguez talked about their inspiration (for Carmella, it is nature’s bounty; for Ben, it’s his sister, Carmella). Tristan Gray displayed his handmade hardwood shelves, and sisters Gemma and Chloe peddled their custom dog tags. Some of the entrepreneurs exhibited heart-melting timidity, but all were professional. “Not only does [the market] teach entrepreneurship, but it also teaches social skills, responsibility, and work ethic,” says Candace Callahan, executive director of Stuart Main Street. “We are the incubators for small businesses with big dreams.” Flagler Park, Stuart; every Sunday (Market on Main); last Sunday of each month (Kids Market); ❖


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Throw it back in retro fall looks that stand the test of time Photography by Ian Jacob Shot by Stuart Magazine on location at the Elliott Museum in Stuart


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Theory striped top ($275) and matching skirt ($345), Staud handbag ($325), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; vintage pleated scarf ($30), St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, Jupiter Opposite page: Alice + Olivia polka dot sweater ($440) and gingham high-waisted shorts ($225), Salvatore Ferragamo leather cross-body bag ($1,250), Prada silver slingbacks ($850), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; vintage multi-string pearl bracelet ($55), St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, Jupiter OCTOBER 2021 | JUPITER

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Alice + Olivia floral-embroidered cardigan ($495), Ray-Ban purple cat-eye sunglasses ($180), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; vintage gold clip-on earrings ($45) and multi-string pearl bracelet ($55), St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, Jupiter; ring, model’s own


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Zimmermann halter ribbed tank ($330) and linen palm shorts ($395), L’Agence two-tone sweater ($335), Staud mini shoulder bag ($275), Prada silver slingbacks ($850), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; vintage gold chain-link necklace ($75), St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, Jupiter Opposite page: Rhode cut-out dress ($485), Bottega Veneta padded leather shoulder bag ($4,100), Gianvito Rossi slingback pumps ($795), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; vintage gold clip-on earrings ($45), gold chain-link necklace ($75), and gold simple bangle ($30), St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, Jupiter; ring, model’s own



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Stylist: Jodi Belden-Vogl Hair and makeup: Bri Soffa Model: Kenzi Hope, Select Model Management Styling assistant: AJ Johnson Photo assistant: Sarah Jacob OCTOBER 2021 | JUPITER

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Hail the




ver since the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia began brewing beer around 5,000 years ago—a magical beverage believed to endow the drinker with health, happiness, and peace of mind—mankind has been smitten with suds. Eventually, boatloads of ale crossed the pond to America (thank you, pilgrims!), and the first brewery, D.G. Yuengling & Son, was founded in 1829. In the 1960s, we


saw the rise of the microbrewery, and by the late-1990s, many brewers were using nontraditional ingredients like herbs, spices, and fruit to produce super-flavored swills. In Florida, the first original craft brewery, McGuire’s Irish Pub in Destin, opened its doors in 1988, and today there are more than 350 breweries across the state. Here, a list of some top-notch spots right here on the Treasure Coast that will send you to hops heaven.


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Ocean Republic Brewing, Stuart


hen Chris and Amanda Cischke started leasing the former Illuminati Gastropub in 2018, they imbued the space with a coastal cool/industrial vibe; added an 81-foot-long, wave-shaped counter in acid blue; and tapped Stuart artist Amber Moran to dot the walls with whimsical murals depicting marine life. A few months later, Ocean Republic Brewing opened its doors, becoming Martin County’s sole microbrewery at the time (others that had opened in the county had closed down by this time). Recipes are co-created by Chris and brewmaster Matt Webster, formerly of Tequesta Brewing Company, who also oversees the automated-brewing process that yields a slew of craft brews ranging from IPAs and Belgian tripels to pilsners and porters. Ocean Republic also offers elevated American pub-style dishes like mac and cheese egg rolls and fried Wisconsin cheese curds, and, on Sundays, traditional brunch essentials plus newer favorites like The Oller, a hangoverbusting burger topped with brie, bacon jam, Mac and cheese egg rolls avocado, and a fried egg. Go ahead and overindulge—you can always join the running club that meets here on Monday nights for a 3-mile run, walk, or jog. 1630 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.600.5596




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Hop Life Brewing Company, Port St. Lucie


Conch fritters

rom the American flags displayed around the taproom to free suds for anyone who brings in military patches or coins, Hop Life Brewing Company brims with patriotic spirit. The Port St. Lucie brewery and beer hall is the perfect go-to for kibitzing over a good pint. Among the plethora of IPAs, lagers, porters, and sours are two standouts: Zero Viz, a Florida-style IPA with heady, citrus notes, and Nut House Coffee, a nutty milk porter made with cold-brewed coffee sourced from MUST-TRY: Walking on Eggshells in Vero Beach. Outside, PUCK’RD MOTHER Scratch Kitchen food truck serves up fresh conch PUCKER, A SOUR fritters and other handcrafted selections, and GOSE SWEETthere are always a few fun activities going on ENED WITH (micro-wrestling, anyone?). Check the online MANGO AND PINEAPPLE JUICE schedule before heading over to see what’s hapTHAT PAIRS PERFECTLY WITH CHEESEBOARDS AND SEAFOOD pening. 679 NW Enterprise Drive, Port St. Lucie;; 772.249.5055


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Pierced Ciderworks, Fort Pierce



ard cider isn’t technically a “brew,” but the fruit-fermented libation has gained popularity among brewers as an alcoholic alternative to beer, wine, and hard liquor. Since opening its cidery and taproom in 2018, Pierced Ciderworks in Fort Pierce has been producing some of the state’s finest ciders. Proprietor Jon Nolli completely renovated the pair of landmark buildings Sailfish Brewery once called home, adding quirky touches like exposed pipework; a 20seat, penny-top bar; and bar stools with tractor seats, all of which give the space an industrial-steampunk-farmhouse feel. Cidermaker Chelsea Luper developed three core ciders—including Purple Drank, a blackberry-spiked masterpiece— and releases weekly flavor profiles that balance the authentic, New Orleans–style staples the Ragin’ Cajun Cafe food truck prepares daily. Grab a seat outside at one of the picnic tables near the 1930 International pickup truck Nolli converted into a stage. Stop by on Sundays with a furry friend between MUST-TRY: PIÑA COLADAS MUST HAVE BEEN ON CHELSEA LUPER’S MIND WHEN SHE CREATED THE COCO LOCONUT, A 12 and 2 p.m. and your first drink is half-off. COCONUT-FORWARD CIDER THAT TASTES LIKE PARADISE IN A GLASS. 411 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce;; 772.302.3863



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TRAIL BLAZERS Hit all of the hottest local breweries in one fell swoop

A Side Door Brewing Company, Port St. Lucie


rewer Dwayne Buchholz has a soft spot for dark beers, which is evident from the many full-bodied porters and stouts on tap at Side Door Brewing Company. No stranger to the craft beer scene, the former Oregon resident began home-brewing long before he opened his brewery on the eighty-second anniversary of Repeal Day. Named partly after a Prohibition speakeasy entryway, the Side Door is, ironically, bereft of a side door. Once inside the taproom, thirsty patrons have a variety of sipping options, from hefeweizens to sours to stouts, many with door-themed monikers like Hinge Pin, an American hefe and one of the brewery’s longest-running beers; the deliciously sour Side Door Raspberry Wild Ale; and Painted Door, a sweet and roasty porter named after a Rolling Stones song. Buchholz prides himself on making his MUST-TRY: CAFE beers manually because he believes the process proESCALOFRIOS, A ZESTY PORTER duces more consistent results even for more complex INFUSED WITH CARAMEL AND variations like Whiskey Jitters, a bronze medal–winning PURÉED HABANERO PEPPERS, ale/porter aged in whiskey barrels for up to a year. IS PACKED WITH SWEETNESS AND A PUNCH Chef Jesse Phelps’ loaded tater tots are life around OF SPICE. here, as is a quick pickup game of darts. There’s also live music on occasion. 1419 SE Village Green Drive, Port St. Lucie;; 772.249.0065

great way to fully immerse yourself in the local craft beer scene is to head down the Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail. Launched in 2016 by Gary Roberts of Summer Crush Winery and Pareidolia Brewing Company’s Peter Anderson, the self-guided tour is a great way to discover and support local breweries between Stuart and Sebastian. Before you go, download an official map from the website or pick one up at any of the participating taprooms. Sip brews, wine, and cider at all 11 locations and collect stamps along the way. At the final stop, turn in your stamped map and receive a complimentary keepsake. And be sure to check out the annual Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail Festival November 20. The event will take place 1 to 5 p.m. at Summer Crush Winery in Fort Pierce and feature offerings from all of the vendors along the Wine & Ale Trail, food trucks, live music, interactive games like lawn Jenga and giant checkers, and more. Tickets are $5 for standard admission (or $30 for unlimited tastings; $25 if purchased in advance).


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Sailfish Brewing Company, Fort Pierce


hen Sailfish Brewing Company opened in April 2013, it was lauded as the first commercial brewer on the Treasure Coast. After growing the company from a one-barrel system to three in four years, owner David BuShea moved the brewery from the historic Harry Hill House to its current perch on 2nd Street. Inside the “house of hops,” guests can work their way through an array of beers on tap in a sun-dappled tasting room filled with humorous works of nautical life by Pompano Beach artist Steve Diossy. An expansive, outdoor patio encourages plein air tippling along with games of cornhole and people-watching. In addition to Sunrise City IPA, White Marlin Wit, and other standards, head brewer David Cavasinni regularly rolls out new variations and treatments. The brewery partners with local farms and purveyors, including Hani Honey Company in Stuart, whose nectarous yields flavor the Flounder Pounder, a light-bodied double IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops. If you get the munchies, there are plenty of options there too—tuck into a hand-tossed pie from the pizza oven or shareable starters like the 2nd Street Gorgonzola waffle fries topped with cheese, bacon, parsley, and balsamic drizzle. 130 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce;; 772.577.4382




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12 local watering holes totally on top of their craft beer game 2ND STREET BISTRO 122 2nd St., Fort Pierce;; 772.239.9191 BOTTOM’S UP PUBLIC HOUSE 208 Avenue A, Fort Pierce;; 772.446.3099 CASTAWAYS GASTROPUB 911 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.618.3838 MILLER’S ALE HOUSE 2220 SW Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.206.3201

Islamorada Brewery North, Fort Pierce


ometimes bigger is just plain better. When Islamorada Beer Company, a prominent brewery and distillery in the Florida Keys, opened Islamorada Brewery North in Fort Pierce, it became the biggest craft beer producer on the Treasure Coast. Four close friends hatched the idea of starting a beer-brewing business during a fishing trip in the Bahamas—and it paid off in a big way. Their innovative and light-bodied beers are now best sellers at bars, restaurants, and supermarkets across the Sunshine State. Awash in the same vivid hues of yellow and blue as its coastal counterpart, the 25,000-square-foot Fort Pierce outpost serves a rotation of beers with boating and beach-centric names like the wheat ales Sandbar Sunday and No Tan Lines, which are handwritten daily on a chalkboard in the tasting room. The brewery lacks a kitchen, but there is always great gourmet fare to be found at food trucks outside. There’s also shuffleboard and beer pong inside, plus a variety of monthly activities like axe-throwing and soap-making. 3200 St. Lucie Blvd., Fort. Pierce;; 772.882.4155 ❖


ST. LUCIE DRAFT HOUSE 6630 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie;; 772.460.2338 TERRA FERMATA 26 SE 6th St., Stuart;; 772.286.5252 THE CRAFTED KEG 555 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart;; 772.600.8218 THE HOUSE OF BREWS 3311 NW Main Ave., Jensen Beach;; 772.692.6999 THE VINE & BARLEY 1680 SW St. Lucie W. Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.446.7550 TIDEHOUSE 915 NW Flagler Ave., Stuart;; 772.444.3166 TWISTED CRAFT & CREAMERY 4745 SE Desoto Ave., Stuart;; 772.600.7239 VINE & BARLEY 301 SW St. Lucie Ave., Stuart;; 772.781.1717


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Kelly Leary, M.S., Revolution Dating Matchmaking has become a household term, much like doctor and dentist, especially during our post-pandemic era. Online dating, catfishing, ghosting, and cheating have all negatively impacted people’s love lives. We have been forced to seek out new avenues to find love and romance. Simply put, people have rediscovered the value of traditional courtship and relationships. If we were not before, we are definitely ready for true love again. So, what is a quality single to do? Enter: The Florida Matchmaker! Kelly has perfected the art of romantic connection with more than 30 years of experience in the dating industry. This matchmaker extraordinaire has helped hundreds of men and women meet their other half and live happily ever after. Blending her decades of expertise with a master’s degree in clinical psychology and an irresistibly upbeat personality, Kelly and her team at Revolution Dating continue to bring true love to Treasure Coast singles of all ages. Kelly has been awarded the Florida Woman title as well as multiple other honors and accolades. She is also a journalist and has a well-read column “The Singles Scene,” which she has been writing for over 12 years. Kelly has been featured in The Palm Beach Post, Stuart News, Jupiter Magazine, Vero Beach 32963 News and Palm Beacher Magazine, and has graced the cover of several publications over the years. Kelly is committed to sharing her love in the community through charity work and dedicated philanthropy. She and the team participate yearly

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in a variety of events focusing on the greater good. The aim is to give back through deserving organizations such as the Tri-County Animal Rescue, the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Under Kelly’s exceptional leadership, Revolution Dating has grown steadily and revolutionized the Florida dating scene. The company was named “The Best Matchmaker” by Florida Weekly and also won TC Palm’s “Treasure Coast Choice Award” for best Matchmaking Service. This incredible woman and her team have not only adapted, but also thrived through the pandemic. Kelly explains: “Research shows many people experience an increased desire to connect during challenging times. Extreme emotional situations can actually be an elixir for love and bonding. During the new normal, love still wins! We are happy to report that we have been instrumental in helping people find love and even become engaged and married all during COVID.” Looking to position yourself to meet the right people? There is no time like the present. Feel free to give yourself the gift of love before the holidays. Make your private appointment today.


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THE GYPSEA COTTAGE Kristen Couperus, The GypSea Cottage GypSea Cottage owner Kristen Couperus is an entrepreneur with decades of retail experience. Her impeccable taste and positive energy have made this 1-year-old boutique more than a shop: It’s a coastal experience that promises to “soothe your salty soul.” Couperus, who comes from a family of smallbusiness owners, opened GypSea Cottage midpandemic, bringing a sense of light and calm—and a distinctly bohemian vibe—to Osceola Street. Beachy pastels and a subtle red currant, berry, and patchouli aroma beckon passersby into what feels like someone’s, well … beach cottage. Although the brick-and-mortar shop is still young, Couperus launched the online version of the store in 2017, honing her vision and immersing herself in the Florida lifestyle. (You might catch her cruising around Stuart on her longboard!)

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“I have spent my life building and creating this vision,” says Couperus. “It’s a dream come true.” Women’s apparel, jewelry, accessories, and coastal home decor are artfully displayed in the shop with exclusive collections, including bamboo and rattan furnishings from Bali and local coastal wood furniture. “We seek out small-batch product made by local, domestic, and worldwide entrepreneurs,” says Couperus. “Many of our products have a story.” Come for the Hemlock Hat, stay for the story.


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Patrick Gambale, Allstate-Gambale Insurance Group The Gambale Insurance Group, led by Agency Principal Patrick Gambale, was founded in 2008 specializing in personal-lines insurance such as home, auto and life. His team of licensed agents takes an educational approach in explaining to clients what their insurance needs are. “Service is the backbone of what makes us different from the competition and is the catalyst as to why we are the largest and fastest-growing independently owned Allstate agency on the Treasure Coast,” he says. A former local standout pitcher for Cardinal Newman High School, he has taken his drive and passion into building a highly successful business that ranks in the top one percent of Allstate agencies nationwide and consistently is recognized as one of the best

agencies in the state. “As an agency with more than 14,000 policyholders, our team works together ensuring our customers are taken care of when the unexpected occurs,” he says. “The most rewarding part of this business is knowing we assisted a client in a time of need.” When he is not working, the avid angler is out on the water with friends and family, including his wife Toney and his daughters Gabriella and Giuliana.



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Jimmy Fantin, Fantini’s New Haven Style Apizza In Florida, when it’s time for pizza, you have two choices: any pizzeria, or Fantini’s New Haven Style Apizza Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar. At age 15, Jimmy Fantin, founder and owner of Fantini’s, was hired as a dishwasher and became one of the select few to earn the coveted “pie man” position at the most famous pizzeria in the United States. Fantin went on to college and careers in finance and real estate, relocating to Florida in 1996. “If you open a pizzeria and put an “A” in front of pizza, you better have a lineage, a provenance, and it better be authentic. Because the people that know will come, they will check you out, and if you’re NOT authentic, they will destroy you … as they should,” Fantin says. Reference the movie Pizza, A

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Love Story. Type in the word “Apizza” (yes, with an A)—it has its own Wikipedia page. Look up Frank Pepe's on Wooster Street. Fantin has the lineage, the provenance, the story, and the Apizza to prove it. He is 100 percent authentic, which makes Fantini’s the real deal. Visit Fantini’s, serving Apizza and the Italian “soul food” you all love in the newly expanded dining room and wine bar.


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In the Shade has accomplished what some window covering companies have preferred to leave behind. Through constant training and research, we have the POWER of knowledge! It takes a team to market, select, order, and install the window covering projects In the Shade has accomplished in its 34 years of business in Martin and St. Lucie Counties. Bill and Jan Dean have built their A-team with long-time designers Nancy, Erika, Chelsea, and Jan; showroom coordinators Diane and Sandi; showroom manager, David; and project and marketing manager, Bill. Without a doubt, motorization is leading the trend in this industry. In the Shade works with homeowners from the beginning stages of projects through the builder, contractor, designer, and/or electrician. In the Shade’s know-how makes the barrier of entry to

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motorization easy, which in turn makes it less scary and more fun! We encompass a showroom that represents national brands such as Hunter Douglas, Graber, and Norman. Our displays are state-of-the-art, with beautiful draperies, valances, bedding, and upholstery pieces throughout. In the Shade represents every style of window covering, along with custom draperies and valances. Our designers are happy to help create your vision of home.


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Patricia Diskant, Humane Society of the Treasure Coast The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s progressive animal care and expansion of shelter services in recent years has been led by the compassion, skillset, and leadership of veterinarian Patricia Diskant, DVM. A graduate of University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Diskant holds advanced certifications in Shelter Medicine and Fear-Free Sheltering, and is also a FEMACertified Disaster Responder, giving her the perfect background to serve as the Director of Veterinary Services of Martin County’s only open-admission, no-kill animal welfare organization. Dr. Diskant’s educational and professional experiences have resulted in further growth for HSTC and more positive outcomes for the nearly 6,000 animals the shelter serves, annually. Her understanding of community cat management at UF supported the shelter’s leadership efforts

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to establish Martin County’s first and only TrapNeuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) program, which now serves nearly 600 cats, annually. Moreover, Dr. Diskant’s passion for animal wellness, knowledge of alternatives to euthanasia, and lifesaving surgical skills support HSTC’s continued no-kill efforts. As an entirely independent, local nonprofit, HSTC does not receive any annual funding from national animal welfare organizations nor from state or federal government agencies. Learn more about HSTC online.

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Meagan C. Kibby, The Cabinet Gallery Inc.


Kerri Paizzi, Monarch Marketing and Design

The Cabinet Gallery has been a family-owned and operated business on the Treasure Coast since 1997. When you step into their showroom, you immediately feel welcome. The owner, Meagan Kibby, and her talented team of designers are ready to work with you to ensure that your next project exceeds your expectations. In addition to cabinetry, they also offer countertops, backsplashes, and flooring—making The Cabinet Gallery your one-stop shop. Give them a call today.

Monarch Marketing Monarch Marketingand and Design Design has has been been the go-to go-to creative consultant for social media strategies and digital marketing since its launch in 2017. Founder and CEO Kerri Paizzi is a networking powerhouse, presenting her clients with new and innovative opportunities. While able to provide services nationwide, small, local businesses in the Treasure Coast area are the company’s niche. Monarch Marketing and Design takes a hands-on approach, working in tandem with business owners to ensure specialized and curated service.



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Join us in making an IMPACT! Impact100 Martin creates positive, lasting change in our community through collective giving. Membership empowers women to be part of a greater effort, funding significant community projects in a way none of us can do alone. It’s also a great way to learn about local nonprofit organizations and meet other dynamic women in the community. Impact100 Martin is a fun, smart way to make the most of your charitable giving. We invite you to join hundreds of philanthropically minded women who believe in changing our world for the better.

Come to Our Kickoff Join us on November 2nd at our free Kickoff event at the Florida Oceanographic Society, and hear about our plans to award a total of $1million to Martin County nonprofits in our first five years! Learn more and register at

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Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Year Founded: 1985 Mission Statement: AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse.

Year Founded: 1977 Mission Statement: The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is a nonprofit foundation established by resident sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). A two-acre urban sanctuary and nationally recognized arboretum, the compound comprises the historic Norton House and Artist Studio, exhibition galleries, monumental sculptures, and tropical gardens of rare palms and cycads. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens’ mission is to enrich lives with nature, art, and history.

P.O. Box 6161 Delray Beach, FL 33482 561.265.3797

253 Barcelona Road West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.832.5328

Head of Charity: Pamela O’Brien, MSW, JD Title: President & CEO Event: Fifteenth Annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon Date: April 12, 2022 Location: Royal Palm Yacht Club, Boca Raton Price: $175 Description: AVDA’s annual event, presented by the Vegso Family Foundation, raises funds to support critical life-saving programs for survivors of domestic violence, including emergency shelter and transitional housing at Casa Vegso, 24-hour crisis hotline, outreach advocacy, and violence prevention education.

Head of Charity: Margaret Horgan Title: Managing Director Event: Fifth Annual Sculpture in Motion: The Art of Pre- and Post-War Automobiles Date: November 13, 2021 Location: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach Price: $25/adults, $15/members, $8/children Description: Sculpture in Motion welcomes visitors to experience the history and design of one-of-a-kind, classic pre- and post-war automobiles. The event concludes with a Grand Tour Parade of Cars, tracing a scenic route from the gardens along the Intracoastal on Flagler Drive through the island of Palm Beach.

Event Contact: Janelle Khan Contact Number: 561.265.3797 Email:

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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

The Arc of Palm Beach County

253 Barcelona Road West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.832.5328


Year Founded: 1977 2 ANN NORTON 1.indd Mission Statement: The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is a nonprofit foundation established by resident sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). A two-acre urban sanctuary and nationally recognized arboretum, the compound comprises the historic Norton House and Artist Studio, exhibition galleries, monumental sculptures, and tropical gardens of rare palms and cycads. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens’ mission is to enrich lives with nature, art, and history.

1201 Australian Ave. Riviera Beach, FL 33404 561.842.3213


Board Chairman: Frances Fisher Event: An Evening of Music and Art in the Gardens Date: January 14, 2022 Location: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach Price: $500 Description: The annual Gardens Conservancy’s event, An Evening of Music and Art in the Gardens, will present Caroline Rafferty with the Ann Norton Award for Philanthropy. The award is extended to an individual who advances the ideals set forth with Ann Norton’s vision for the gardens as her legacy to the community. The event will celebrate artist in residence Bradley Theodore and sculptures by Tarik Currimbhoy.

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Head of Charity: Kimberly McCarten Title: President & CEO Event: Off the Wall Gala Date: March 5, 2022 Location: Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach Price: $550 Description: Step out of reality and into “A Night of Illusion,” benefiting The Arc of Palm Beach County. The Off the Wall Gala will alter your perception. The Norton Museum of Art provides the setting to exhibit your creativity. It’s going to be a moving experience! Event Contact: Nina Guteres Contact Number: 561.842.3213 Email:

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Armory Art Center

Armory Art Center

Year Founded: 1986 Mission Statement: To inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory Art Center does this through relevant and engaging visual art instruction, exhibitions, and special events. We continuously seek opportunities for collaboration among artists, art educators, and students of art. The vision of the Armory Art Center is to become the leading cultural and artistic center of the region.

Year Founded: 1986 Mission Statement: The mission of the Armory is to inspire the creation and experience of art through relevant and engaging visual art instruction, exhibitions, and special events. The center continuously seeks opportunities for collaboration among artists, art educators, and students of art. The vision of the Armory Art Center is to become the leading cultural and artistic center of the region.

Head of Charity: Dr. Tom Pearson Title: CEO Event: Winter Gala Date: January 21, 2022 Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach Price: $250 Description: Please join the Armory Art Center for its annual Winter Gala. Event chair Janet Adler Schur welcomes guests to enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a live and silent auction, incredible artwork, and great fun while supporting the Armory.

Head of Charity: Dr. Tom Pearson Title: CEO Event: Artistry - Contemporary Art to Wear Opening Party Date: February 28, 2022 Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach Price: $150 Description: Join the Armory Art Center for an exclusive opening night party for Artistry - Contemporary Art to Wear. Event chairs Lynn Feld and Linda Silpe invite guests to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while shopping for unique Art to Wear pieces. Artistry runs through March 5.

Event Contact: Natalie Beck Contact Number: 561.832.1776, ext. 100 Email:

Event Contact: Natalie Beck Contact Number: 561.832.1776, ext. 100 Email:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Co.

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary

811 Park Place West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.832.1776

1700 Kirk Road West Palm Beach, FL 33406 561.727.3450 Year Founded: 1986

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Counties was founded in 1986 and expanded into the Palm Beaches in 2010. Our vision is to see every kid on track to graduate with a mission and a mentor for a lifetime. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. For just a few hours a month, Bigs (volunteer mentors) and Littles (youth ages 6-18) share the kinds of activities they already enjoy. Mentoring relationships support the critical social and emotional development needed to help build resilience and promote the mental health and well-being of children.

811 Park Place West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.832.1776

2500 Jupiter Park Drive Jupiter, FL 33458 561.575.3399

Year Founded: 1983 Mission Statement: Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is Palm Beach County’s largest animal rehabilitation center specializing in 1 9/13/21 1:03 PM Florida wildlife. For over 30 years, the sanctuary has been rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing native species, reintroducing endangered and keystone species back into fragile ecosystems. Educating thousands of visitors each year on their part in environmental conservation is key to preserving wildlife and Florida’s ecosystem. Since its founding, over 1.7 million guests have participated in our education programs on the need for environmental conservation and protection.

Head of Charity: Yvette Flores-Acevedo Title: CEO Event: Big Taste of Martin County Date: October 12, 2021 Location: Stuart Jet Center Price: $45-$60 Description: Big Taste of Martin County is the premier food and wine festival on the Treasure Coast and brings the community together for an evening of fun, food, wine, craft beer, desserts, music, and more!

Head of Charity: Amy J. Kight Title: Executive Director Event: Wine in the Wild Date: December 4, 2021 Location: Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Jupiter Price: $150 Description: Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will host its third annual Wine in the Wild fundraising gala, with both in-person and virtual options. The onsite event will include an evening of sips, bites, music, and more. An online auction will begin November 27.

Event Contact: Kara Hitner Contact Number: 561.295.8796 Email:

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Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, Inc.

Cardinal Newman High School

Year Founded: 2003 Mission Statement: 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 a portion of their non-medical bills, supplementing basic needs, and providing support and information resources.

Year Founded: 1961 Mission Statement: The mission of Cardinal Newman High School is to educate the whole person: spirit, mind, and body, and to help all students develop their God-given talents according to the gospel values of Jesus Christ. Cardinal Newman is a premier, Catholic college preparatory high school in West Palm Beach. It has a rich tradition of attracting gifted scholars, athletes, and artists who will become women and men of character, faith, and intellect. Our vision is to build life’s champions through faith, scholarship, servant leadership, and a strong family atmosphere.

350 S. County Road Suite 207 Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.215.7360

Head of Charity: Stanton Collemer Title: CEO Event: Shop the Day Away Date: February 24, 2022 Location: The Breakers Palm Beach Price: $475 Description: The Breakers Palm Beach ballroom will be transformed into a shopping wonderland featuring the largest silent auction with luxury brand merchandise followed by a luncheon with a celebrity speaker. Event Contact: Stanton Collemer Contact Number: 561.215.7360 Email:

512 Spencer Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561.683.6266

Head of Charity: Brother Thomas Zoppo, FSC Title: President Event: Newman Night Gala, Bowties & Diamonds “Oh, What a Night!” Date: March 5, 2022 Location: Cohen Pavilion at The Kravis Center, West Palm Beach Price: $300+ Description: Cardinal Newman celebrates 60 years of providing a college preparatory Catholic education with a night of dinner, auctions, and entertainment by The Midtown Men—stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys (Tony Award winners). Event Contact: Mary Martens Contact Number: 561.619.7280 Email:

Caring Children Clothing Children (4Cs) 7985 SW Jack James Drive Stuart, FL 34997


CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehab Programs) 1626 Okeechobee Road West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.844.6400

Year Founded: 1997 Mission Statement: Caring Children Clothing Children’s mission is to Year Founded: 1972 CARDINAL 1 9/14/21 8:46 Serving AM provide top-quality, gently used clothing, new shoes,10socks, and NEWMAN HS.indd Mission Statement: the alcoholic and drug-addicted underwear, and a helping hand toward literacy to underprivileged underserved. CARP’s goal is to help break the cycle of hopeless addiction, children in Martin County. dependency, and resulting homelessness among Palm Beach County’s economically vulnerable residents. CARP provides a 90-day residential program for recovery from substance use disorder. Its residences employ Head of Charity: Gigi Suntum a peer-driven, 12-step recovery model in which individuals help one Title: Executive Director another to develop spiritual tools and life-coping skills that enable them Event: Twenty-Fifth Silver Anniversary Gala to rebuild their lives. CARP’s vision is to prepare chemically dependent Date: February 19, 2022 individuals to live free from addiction. Location: Piper’s Landing Yacht and Country Club, Palm City Price: $300/couple Description: Celebrate 4Cs’ Twenty-Fifth anniversary, “Old Hollywood Head of Charity: Kelly V. Landers, Esq. Style.” Experience the sensation of escaping the paparazzi flashes as you Title: President, Board of Directors head down the infamous red carpet. Prepare for a glamorous setting, a Event: CARP Annual Spring Luncheon cocktail hour, and an elegant sit-down dinner. Dancing will follow with Date: February 26, 2022 The Chase Band. Location: Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Price: $200 Description: The luncheon celebrates the opening of CARP’s men’s and Event Contact: Maria Reich women’s 12-step homes. Our celebrity keynote speakers will discuss their Contact Number: 772.287.7533 personal experiences with recovery and transformation. Email:

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach

The Center for Creative Education

Year Founded: 1984 Mission Statement: Serving people in need and creating hope in all stages of life. In living our faith, we build hope for people in need without regard to religion. Through Catholic Charities’ 11 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 donors and volunteers to support our programs and ministries.

Year Founded: 1994 Mission Statement: The Center for Creative Education’s (CCE) mission is to transform teaching and learning through creativity and the arts. CCE’s vision is to be a leader in transforming educational environments and systems to better prepare students to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century with courage and confidence.

9995 N. Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561.775.9567

Head of Charity: Francisco “Frankie” Chevere Title: CEO & Executive Director Event: Eleventh Annual Caritas Dei Bishop’s Gala Date: February 10, 2022 Location: The Breakers Palm Beach Price: $650 Description: Join Catholic Charities for its Eleventh Annual Caritas Dei Bishop’s Gala, which will include a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, dinner, and dancing. Event Contact: Courtney Tellier Contact Number: 561.775.9567 Email:

Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc. 4101 Parker Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33405 561.616.1222


425 24th St. West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561.805.9927

Head of Charity: Robert L. Hamon Title: President & CEO Campaign: Building Blocks for Student Success Description: CCE is just starting to embark on an exciting new step forward and one that will increase the impact in our community and beyond. CCE opened its doors in January 2021 to its first full academic year of our newest initiative, The Foundations School, the latest program designed to fully implement the impact of its 27 years of service to the community. A new campus will allow CCE to expand all its programs and it will provide a home for The Foundations School. The school is specifically designed to support those students who are behind academically, attending poor-performing schools, are often living in challenging economic circumstances, and who based on test scores will not be successful without substantial support. Campaign Contact: Vivianne Hall Contact Number: 561.805.9927 Email:

Chasin A Dream Foundation 305 Ocean Dunes Circle Jupiter, FL 33477 561.315.7005

Year Founded: 2017 Mission Statement: Chasin A Dream Foundation Year Founded: 1961 provides life-changing assistance to local children 1Mission Statement: Center for Family Services meets 14 CENTER FOR CREATIVE EDU.indd 1 9/10/21 9:00 AM the mental health battling cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, blood disorders, and other needs of the most vulnerable residents in Palm Beach County. The Center life-threatening illnesses and disabilities. We accomplish this through a strives to strengthen individuals and families through professional and Financial Assistance Program (rent/mortgage, utilities, food, co-pays, affordable behavioral health and psycho-educational services. medical bills); Hospital Backpack Program, which includes an iPad for each child newly diagnosed and being admitted to the hospital; Head of Charity: Dr. Fabiana DesRosiers and Forever Faith Program, which provides funeral and grief Title: CEO counseling assistance. Event: Twenty-Third Annual Old Bags Luncheon Date: February 11, 2022 Location: The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach Price: $450 Description: Join us for a day on the avenue opening with an extraordinary silent auction of designer handbags, followed by a shopping experience on Worth Avenue with exclusive events and lunch at one of Palm Beach’s renowned restaurants. Stroll the vias with friends and finish with an early-evening cocktail party. Event Contact: Kristen Bardin Contact Number: 561.616.1257 Email:

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Event: Pumpkin Fest Date: October 16, 2021 Location: Harbourside Place, Jupiter Description: Pumpkin Fest is a family fall festival including over 50 vendors, live music, a Kids Zone, pumpkin patch, costume contest, food, drinks, games, and so much more, all benefiting local children battling life-threatening illnesses. It will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. We are seeking sponsors for this event and our upcoming Brunch with Santa in December. Event Contact: Lori Griffith Contact Number: 561.315.7005 Email:

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1000 Wishes Campaign

Angel Crossing Enrichment Center

to build an Enrichment Center on campus

Coming Soon

KidSanctuary Campus Making a difference in the lives of local foster care children HISTORY OF KIDSANCTUARY CAMPUS KidSanctuary Campus was established in 2009 by local Philanthropist, Connie M. Frankino and today has four debtfree cottages on a secure 10-acre campus in West Palm Beach for local at-risk foster care children who receive 24-hour care in a family style home, until they are reunited with parents, adopted, or age out of the system. Today, more than ever, this campus is a vital resource to our community due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the increased need for the placement of foster care children. MISSION Our mission is to ensure that each child that lives on campus receives the benefits of a sense of belonging and permanency in a caring and positive environment that nurtures self-esteem and hope. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW KidSanctuary Campus is reaching out to local community leaders for support to help us to complete and name the campus and build an Enrichment Center. The new Angel Crossing Enrichment Center will be a refuge where intervention programs, educational tutoring, case management, mentoring, social initiatives and family visitations will be scheduled for the children living in our cottages. IMPACT To date over 100 children have resided on campus with some of them staying as long as six years. The children are some of the most vulnerable in the foster care system and they come to our cottages with mental, physical and educational challenges. Many of them are behind in their academic performances and some are at least two years behind their current grade level. The new Enrichment Center will empower the children and give them the space and tools they need to enable them to be able to do their work at grade level. Our Community Partners will design and schedule programs that will further enhance their

social and emotional well being, giving them clear direction and vision for a brighter tomorrow. SUPPORT THE COMPLETION OF THE CAMPUS AND THE ANGEL CROSSING ENRICHMENT CENTER Proud to announce that we have broken ground to build the new Enrichment Center and are in the final Phase of construction in our Development Plan. We are happy to report that we received our first 1 million-dollar gift toward our 3.5 million dollar goal and have raised another $500K in pledges towards this 1000 Wishes Campaign. Our greatest wish is to have a matching 1 million dollar donor that will name the campus and help us complete the final Phase of our Development Plan. We also have other naming opportunities available at different donor levels in the Enrichment Center and throughout the campus. MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF LOCAL FOSTER CARE CHILDREN This is a time of great need in our nation and our foster care system is in crises. Please join our 1000 Wishes Campaign and become an Ambassador of KidSanctuary Campus and leave a legacy of hope for local foster care children. Join us for this season’s upcoming events: Holiday Hoedown by the Sea December 10, 2021 | Pelican Club at 6:30PM

1000 Wishes Luncheon & Runway Fashion Show March 8, 2022 | The Mar-a-Lago Club at 11AM Contact Debra Tornaben at (561) 653- 8274 or visit our website at

Connie M. Frankino

KidSanctuary Founder & Visionary Chairman of the Board

Debra M. Tornaben

KidSanctuary Campus President of Development


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Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County

Dress for Success Palm Beaches

Year Founded: 2010 Mission Statement: The Children’s Foundation of Palm Beach County, administered by the Boca West Foundation, was launched in November 2010. The organization’s mission is to identify and fund projects that assist at-risk children and their families in Palm Beach County. The Foundation has raised $13.1 million in support of more than 30 local children’s charities.

Year Founded: 2010 Mission Statement: The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

P.O. Box 4551 West Palm Beach, FL 33402 561.488.6980

Head of Charity: Sharyn Frankel Title: Board Member Event: Walk the Walk Date: December 11, 2021 Location: Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach Price: $50 Description: The inaugural Walk the Walk at Marathon of the Palm Beaches will raise funds for more than 30 local children’s charities. The festive atmosphere will feature activities for the entire family with food trucks, children’s attractions, and more. Event Contact: Christina Irving Contact Number: 561.488.6980 Email:

Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation

11211 Prosperity Farms Road Suite D325 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561.622.4588 Year Founded: 2013 CHILDRENS FOUNDATION PBC.indd 19 DRESS FOR SUCCESS.indd Mission1Statement: The foundation’s mission is to support Dr. John E.

Upledger’s vision and passion, ensuring that CranioSacral Therapy and other manual therapies are available worldwide to anyone who can benefit from these modalities. The Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation supports and develops therapeutic programs, education research, and treatment to relieve symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Autism, cancer treatment, chronic pain, concussion and traumatic brain injury, PTSD, stress, and tension-related disorders. Head of Charity: Allen Merrell Title: Co-founder and board director Campaign: Specialized programs for treating veterans and the aging population are scheduled throughout the year and are open to the public. To support these programs, please visit our website. Campaign Contact: Allen Merrell Contact Number: 561.622.4588 Email:

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2459 S. Congress Ave. Suite 204 Palm Springs, FL 33406 561.249.3898

Head of Charity: Mary Hart Title: Executive Director Event: Style for Hope Luncheon Date: March 11, 2022 Location: Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion, West Palm Beach Price: $150/individual, $300/VIP Description: The Dress for Success Palm Beaches Style for Hope fundraising luncheon celebrates the empowerment of women and honors a role model who’s embodied that credo with the presentation of the Style Icon Award. For 2022, Dress for Success will be honoring Josie Natori, CEO of The Natori Company. Event Contact: Mary Hart Contact Number: 561.249.2898 Email:

Friends of Manatee Lagoon 6000 N. Flagler Drive Suite 202 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561.626.2833

Year Founded: 2018 Mission Statement: Friends of Manatee Lagoon’s mission is9/10/21 to fund9:03 inspiring exhibits, expanded educational programs, 1 AM and environmental research projects that inform the community about the challenges manatees encounter in Florida.

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Head of Charity: Anne Messer Title: Executive Director Event: Soiree for Seagrass Date: Winter 2022 Location: Manatee Lagoon, West Palm Beach Price: $175 Description: Friends of Manatee Lagoon’s inaugural fundraising event is being hosted to raise awareness of the loss of seagrass—the manatee’s primary food source. Guests will enjoy a lovely evening of elegant catering and live entertainment while learning how they can support our manatee population in this recent crisis. Event Contact: Anne Messer Contact Number: 561.322.8857 Email:

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St. Mark’s Episcopal School Serving PK2 - 8th Grade

St. Mark’s is the premier standard for education inspiring students to achieve, serve, and lead. Since 1979

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561.622.1504 3395 Burns Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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Hanley Foundation

Hanley Foundation

Year Founded: 1986 Mission Statement: Hanley Foundation envisions a world free of addiction, leading the way as the largest provider of educational programs that prevent underage drinking in Florida. Its mission is to eliminate addiction through prevention, advocacy, and recovery support. The foundation offers recovery scholarships, reduces stigma, facilitates trainings to identify the signs of substance misuse, and informs policy through its advocacy efforts. Hanley Foundation educates, changes minds, and saves lives.

Year Founded: 1986 Mission Statement: Hanley Foundation envisions a world free of addiction, leading the way as the largest provider of educational programs that prevent underage drinking in Florida. Its mission is to eliminate addiction through prevention, advocacy, and recovery support. The foundation offers recovery scholarships, reduces stigma, facilitates trainings to identify the signs of substance misuse, and informs policy through its advocacy efforts. Hanley Foundation educates, changes minds, and saves lives.

Head of Charity: Jan Cairnes Title: CEO Event: Palm Beach Dinner Date: January 20, 2022 Location: Sailfish Club of Florida, Palm Beach Price: $500/person, $350/ages 40 and younger Description: The Palm Beach Dinner will be an elegant evening with live entertainment benefiting Hanley Foundation’s mission to protect children’s dreams and futures through prevention programming and restore dreams for people with substance use disorders through recovery support. Chairs include Judy and Fritz Van der Grift and Stacey Leuliette.

Head of Charity: Jan Cairnes Title: CEO Event: Twenty-Seventh Annual Family Picnic Date: March 6, 2022 Location: National Croquet Center, West Palm Beach Price: $225/adults, $50/children 4-17, free/children ages 3 and younger Description: To underscore the foundation’s belief that “family time is time well spent,” the picnic will include lunch, activities, and silent auction items for kids and adults. The picnic will benefit substance misuse prevention programming throughout Florida. Chairs include Kelly and Joe Rooney and Ann-Britt and Christian Angle.

Event Contact: Maria Bertuzzelli Contact Number: 561.268.2355 Email:

Event Contact: Maria Bertuzzelli Contact Number: 561.268.2355 Email:

Hanley Foundation

Hannah’s Home of South Florida, Inc.

700 S. Dixie Highway Suite 103 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.268.2355

700 S. Dixie Highway Suite 103 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.268.2355

700 S. Dixie Highway Suite 103 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.268.2355

P.O. Box 4512 Tequesta, FL 33469 561.277.9823

Year Founded: 1986 Mission Statement: Hanley Foundation Year Founded: 2003 envisions a world free of addiction, leading the way22 asHANLEY the largest HANLEY FOUNDATION 1.indd 1 FOUNDATION 2.indd Mission 1 9/13/21 1:06 Hannah’s PM Statement: Home of South Florida, Inc. provides provider of educational programs that prevent underage drinking in a safe and loving Christian environment for single, pregnant young Florida. Its mission is to eliminate addiction through prevention, women. Through counseling, life skills, and continuing education, we advocacy, and recovery support. The foundation offers recovery offer hope and transform lives. scholarships, reduces stigma, facilitates trainings to identify the signs of substance misuse, and informs policy through its advocacy efforts. Head of Charity: Joanne Dively, MSW Hanley Foundation educates, changes minds, and saves lives. Title: Chief Operating Officer Head of Charity: Jan Cairnes Title: CEO Event: Monday After the Masters Golf Classic Date: April 11, 2022 Location: Bear Lakes Country Club, West Palm Beach Price: $1,000/golfer, $4,000/foursome, $750/ages 40 and younger Description: This long-standing benefit will raise funds for addiction treatment scholarships. The event will begin with a shotgun start, followed by 18 holes of competitive play. A silent auction, lunch, and awards presentation will follow. Chairs include Nellie Benoit, Nancy Caraboolad, and Virginia Mortara.

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Event: Faith is Our Foundation Date: February 3, 2022 Location: Pelican Club, Jupiter Price: $250 Description: Hannah’s Home is hosting an exquisite evening to raise funds for the entire build-out of its campus. Hannah’s Home is stepping out in faith to host a night of powerful testimonies, wonderful auction items, and amazing food. Event Contact: Robert Flynn Contact Number: 561.277.9823 Email:

Event Contact: Maria Bertuzzelli Contact Number: 561.268.2355 Email:

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Hibiscus Children’s Center

Hobe Sound Nature Center

Year Founded: 1985 Mission Statement: 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.

Year Founded: 1973 Mission Statement: The mission of the Hobe Sound Nature Center is to increase public awareness of man’s relationship with the natural environment through educational programs and encouraging stewardship. The center offers hikes, camps, lectures, programs, and interactive exhibits. Hobe Sound Nature Center travels to an estimated 100 schools to provide invaluable environmental lessons.

4001 NE Savannah Road Jensen Beach, FL 34957

P.O. Box 214 Hobe Sound, FL 33475

Head of Charity: Matt Markley Title: President & CEO Event: Great Gatsby Casino Annual Gala Date: January 9, 2022 Location: Sailfish Point Country Club, Stuart Price: $250 Description: Enjoy a lively casino, gourmet dinner, music by DJs Jimmy Dee and Albert Lostol, and fabulous live entertainment by Daryl Magill.

Head of Charity: Debbie Fritz-Quincy Title: Director Event: Tales of the Wild: evening benefit with Jeff Corwin Date: April 7, 2022 Location: Jupiter Island Club Price: $250 Description: Hobe Sound Nature Center is excited to welcome wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin as its speaker. Jeff has won three Emmys for his shows on Disney Channel, Animal Planet, ABC, NBC, and Nat Geo Wild. Jeff is a leader in conservation, recognized through his work as a television host, producer, and explorer.

Event Contact: Lori Swift Contact Number: 772.634.1312 Email:

Event Contact: Susan Hemmes Contact Number: 772.546.2067 Email:





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2840 Sixth Ave. S. Lake Worth, FL 33461 561.383.9800 Year Founded: 1979 Mission Statement: HomeSafe is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s most vulnerable residents—victims of child abuse and domestic violence. Through its results-driven approach, the organization has grown into a leading provider of prevention and intervention services, serving more than 14,500 infants, children, young adults, and families each year. Head of Charity: Matthew Ladika Title: CEO Campaign: Healing the Hurt Description: Donations to the Healing the Hurt campaign will transform HomeSafe so that it can provide children with space and support to heal from their trauma and find confidence in their future. For more than 41 years, HomeSafe has adapted to meet the evolving needs of vulnerable children in Florida. Campaign Contact: Laura Golden Barker Contact Number: 561.383.9829 Email:

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. Palm City, FL 34990 772.223.8822

Year Founded: 1955 Mission Statement: The mission of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is to provide compassionate care and to nurture the bond between people and pets. HSTC is the only open-access, no-kill animal welfare organization in Martin County and accepts all pets regardless of health, age, temperament, or breed. With 3,000 animals being rehomed annually through aggressive adoption programs and other services, HSTC has joined leading shelters around the state and country as a model organization for lifesaving culture change in its community. As a result of its commitment to excellence and fiscal responsibility, HSTC has received a four-star rating by Charity Navigator for the past 7 years. Head of Charity: Frank Valente Title: President & CEO Event: Paws & Claws Gala Description: The Paws & Claws Gala is the Humane Society’s signature premier event. Featuring premium cocktails, flavorful fare, live entertainment, and much more, this fundraiser is a can’t-miss event of the season! You can find all the details for the 2022 Gala, in addition to other HSTC signature events, as they become available online. Event Contact: Courtney Zanetti Contact Number: 772.600.3211 Email:

Impact100 Martin

Impact the Palm Beaches

Year Founded: 2017 Mission Statement: Impact100 Martin creates positive, lasting change in our community through collective giving by 28 HUMANE SOCIETY TC.indd women. Membership in Impact100 empowers women to be a part of a greater effort, funding significant community projects in a way none of us can do alone. It’s also a great way to learn about local nonprofits and meet dynamic women in the community. Under the Impact100 model, membership drives philanthropy. Each member contributes $1,000 toward grant monies, and for every 100 members, a $100,000 Impact Grant is awarded. Every member has an equal vote in choosing which nonprofit organizations receive that funding.

Year Founded: 2015 Mission Statement: Impact the Palm Beaches is a philanthropic organization where women collectively give to nonprofits 1 9/10/21 9:12 AM in Central and Northern Palm Beach County to ignite transformational change through five core service areas: arts and culture; education; environment; health and wellness; and family. Its progressive members possess a shared commitment to invest in innovative projects in the community. The collaborative structure of this efficient model empowers women to create waves of positive change. Since 2015, Impact the Palm Beaches has awarded $878,050 in grants. Impact the Palm Beaches is a charitable fund of the Town of Palm Beach United Way.

Head of Charity: Genevieve George Title: Executive Committee Chair Event: Impact100 Martin Kickoff Date: November 2, 2021 Location: Florida Oceanographic Society, Stuart Description: Join Impact100 Martin at its fifth season kickoff to hear about plans to award a total of $1,000,000 to Martin County nonprofits in our first five years. Registration is required on our website

Head of Charity: Elizabeth Truong Title: President Event: 2022 Impact Awards Celebration Date: April 28, 2022 Description: The 2022 Impact Awards Celebration will be an exciting event where finalists (local nonprofits) present their proposals for funding to Impact members. A vote will be taken, and grants will be immediately awarded. Impact the Palm Beaches will award one or more $100,000 Impact grants.

851 SE Monterey Commons Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996 772.288.3795

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Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Year Founded: 1965 Mission Statement: As the city hall of the Jewish community, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County addresses the most vital causes in the Palm Beaches, Israel, and beyond. Fueled by the generosity and leadership of dedicated philanthropists, federation cares for those who need help, connects people with their Jewish identity, and creates a secure community that stands up to antisemitism.

Year Founded: 1965 Mission Statement: As the city hall of the Jewish community, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County addresses the most vital causes in the Palm Beaches, Israel, and beyond. Fueled by the generosity and leadership of dedicated philanthropists, federation cares for those who need help, connects people with their Jewish identity, and creates a secure community that stands up to antisemitism.

Head of Charity: Hope Silverman Title: Board Chair Event: The Fourth Annual H. Irwin Levy Founders Dinner Date: January 13, 2022 Location: The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach Description: This annual event honors leading philanthropists who contribute $50,000 or more to Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County in 2022, or who have established an endowment of $1 million or more. Guests will enjoy an exclusive performance by award-winning jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater. Mickey Beyer is the event’s chair.

Head of Charity: Hope Silverman Title: Board Chair Event: The Lions’ Pride Event Date: February 7, 2022 Location: Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach Description: This celebration welcomes women who give at the Lion of Judah level to any Jewish Federation in North America in 2022, or have established a Lion of Judah Endowment in the Palm Beaches. Sandra Bornstein and Roberta Kozloff are the event’s chairs.

1 Harvard Circle Suite 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561.478.0700

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1 Harvard Circle Suite 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561.478.0700

Fourth Annual H.Irwin Levy Founders Event Thursday,January 13,2022,at 6 p.m. Chair: Mickey Beyer

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Celebrating Philanthropy: A Major Gifts Event Sunday,March 20,2022,at 6 p.m.

Jeanne Levy Community Leadership Award Recipient: Barry S. Berg Chairs: Nancy & Joel Hart 9:15 AM Linda & Myron Teitelbaum Presenting Sponsor: First Republic Bank Join together to celebrate donors who contribute $10,000 or more to Federation in 2022, or who have established an endowment of $200,000 or more.

The Lions’Pride Event Monday,February 7,2022,at 11:30 a.m.

Legacy Donor Appreciation Event Wednesday,April 6,2022

Show your Lion of Judah pride during this event, which welcomes women who give at the Lion of Judah level to any Jewish Federation in North America in 2022, or who have established a Lion of Judah Endowment in the Palm Beaches.

This celebration recognizes donors who strengthen our Jewish future with legacy gifts. It is presented by our Jewish Community Foundation for all legacy donors to Federation and our local partners in the LIFE & LEGACY® program.

Chairs: Sandy Bornstein and Roberta Kozloff

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Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Junior League of the Palm Beaches

Year Founded: 1965 Mission Statement: As the city hall of the Jewish community, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County addresses the most vital causes in the Palm Beaches, Israel, and beyond. Fueled by the generosity and leadership of dedicated philanthropists, federation cares for those who need help, connects people with their Jewish identity, and creates a secure community that stands up to antisemitism.

Year Founded: 1941 Mission Statement: The Junior League of the Palm Beaches is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, which is composed of 291 Junior Leagues across the United States and in four countries. 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. The Junior League welcomes all women who value its mission statement.

1 Harvard Circle Suite 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561.478.0700

Head of Charity: Hope Silverman Title: Board Chair Event: Celebrating Philanthropy: A Major Gifts Event Date: March 20, 2022 Location: The Breakers Palm Beach Description: This celebration will recognize donors who contribute $10,000 or more to Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County in 2022, or who have established an endowment of $200,000 or more. First Republic Bank is the event’s presenting sponsor. Nancy and Joel Hart and Linda and Myron Teitelbaum are the event’s chairs. Event Contact: Sarah Rogers Contact Number: 561.242.6633 Email:

Jupiter Medical Center Foundation 1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy. Jupiter, FL 33458


470 Columbia Drive Building F West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561.689.7590

Head of Charity: Alexandra Chase Title: President Event: Thirteenth Annual Deck the Palms Boutique Market Date: November 20-21, 2021 Location: Palm Beach Outlets, West Palm Beach Price: $5 Description: Deck the Palms is a festive outdoor shopping market hosting local and international purveyors of fine goods, including jewelry, home decor, apparel, children’s wares, artisanal goods, and more. Follow @deckthepalms for updates and schedule. Event Contact: Kirsten Davis and Wallis O’Hagan Contact Number: 561.689.7590 Email:

KidSanctuary Campus, Inc. 700 S. Dixie Hwy. Suite 101 West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Year Founded: 2009 Mission Statement: Since 2009, KidSanctuary Campus has been the leader in strategically designing a campus that provides 24-hour care to abused, 1 9/10/21 9:18 AM abandoned, and neglected children who have been removed from their homes and placed into foster care.

Year Founded: 1989 Mission Statement: Since its founding in 1989, Jupiter Medical Center Medical Center’s 1Foundation (JMCF) has raised funds to support Jupiter 34 JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PB.indd mission to reimagine the delivery of health and wellness to the region. JMCF is committed to transforming regional healthcare through patientcentered care, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art facilities. Head of Charity: Connie M. Frankino As the leading, not-for-profit healthcare provider in the region, Jupiter Title: Founder & Chairman Medical Center relies on philanthropy to maintain patients’ well-being Event: Annual Holiday Hoedown by the Sea and deliver world-class healthcare. Date: December 10, 2021 Location: The Pelican Club, Jupiter Head of Charity: Michael J. Morsberger Price: $250 Title: Chief Philanthropy Officer and President Description: This is a party for a purpose at the holidays! Join us and Event: Forty-Fourth Annual Black-Tie Ball make a difference in the lives of local foster care children. Date: March 12, 2022 Location: The Breakers, Palm Beach Price: $850 Description: Top philanthropists, business leaders, and friends of JMC come together every spring at the foundation’s annual black-tie ball. This formal event boasts an elegant evening with cocktails, live music, an auction, a delectable dinner, and more. Proceeds benefit the Surgical Institute.

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Event Contact: Debra Tornaben Contact Number: 561.653.8274 Email:

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KidSanctuary Campus, Inc. 700 S. Dixie Hwy. Suite 101 West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Year Founded: 2009 Mission Statement: Since 2009, KidSanctuary Campus has been the leader in strategically designing a campus that provides 24-hour care to abused, abandoned, and neglected children who have been removed from their homes and placed into foster care. Head of Charity: Connie M. Frankino Title: Founder & Chairman Event: 1,000 Wishes Annual Luncheon – Breaking the Chain of Abuse Date: March 8, 2022 Location: The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach Price: $250 Description: This luncheon will support the completion of the KSC Angel Crossing Enrichment Center for the foster care children living on the 10-acre campus in West Palm Beach. Event Contact: Debra Tornaben Contact Number: 561.653.8274 Email:

Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE) 1720 S. Ocean Blvd. Manalapan, FL 33462 561.582.8083

Year Founded: 1993 Mission Statement: 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, LIFE has provided aid, assistance, and awards for disabled veterans, medical research, college scholarships, humanitarian relief, the performing arts, and animal welfare. Head of Charity: Lois Pope Title: Founder & President Event: LIFE’s Twenty-Eighth “Lady in Red” Gala Date: January 9, 2022 Location: The Breakers, Palm Beach Price: $1,000 Description: The evening includes cocktails and dinner. Headliners are Dionne Warwick along with Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr., and comedian Rita Rudner. Proceeds benefit Lois’ Food4Kids program at the Palm Beach County Food Bank and Pups4Patriots program at American Humane. Event Contact: Nicole Voigt Contact Number: 561.582.8083 Email:

The Leeds Endowment 435 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405 561.659.3134

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Lighthouse ArtCenter 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, FL 33469 561.746.3101

Year Founded: 2010 Year Founded: 1964 Mission Statement: The Leeds Endowment is Mission Statement: Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery committed to helping disabled individuals with the resources they need & School of Art is a not-for-profit art center dedicated to the visual arts 38 LEADERS IN FURTHERING EDU.indd 19/13/21 1:07 PM to live healthy, productive, and independent lives. Our fundraising efforts whose mission is to inspire, engage, and connect the community through raise awareness and make it possible to donate the resources needed to a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions, and diverse special events. The help individuals living with disabilities in the Palm Beach County area. center has grown into a three-building campus consisting of a Gallery & 2D Studio, 3D Studio, and a Jewelry & Textile Studio. Supported by memberHead of Charity: George Ford ships, tuition, grants, and donations, Lighthouse ArtCenter serves over 20,000 visitors, 3,000 students, and hundreds of youth and adults through Title: Founder a comprehensive art outreach program in underserved populations. Event: Party with the Pack Date: November 19, 2021 Location: Leeds Custom Design Showroom, West Palm Beach Head of Charity: Nancy Politsch Price: $150 Title: CEO/CFO Description: Party with the Pack is back! Join us for another Event: D’Art for Art unforgettable evening of celebration and fundraising to support the Date: January 8, 2022 disabled individuals of Palm Beach County. Dance the night away with Location: Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, Tequesta entertainment provided by The Powerhouse Group and show your Price: $500 support through bidding on exclusive auction items. Description: D’Art for Art is the ArtCenter’s annual signature fundraiser. This fast-paced event will feature exceptional art, jewelry, and artisan home Event Contact: Susan Ford decor donated by local and national artists and collectors. Guests will enjoy cocktails and delicious cuisine and take home a fabulous piece of art. Contact Number: 561.659.3134 Email: Event Contact: Susan Snyder Contact Number: 561.746.3101 Email: OCTOBER 2021 | JUPITER

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Little Smiles of Florida, Inc.

3569 91st St. N. Suite 4 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403 561.899.4700

3651 Quantum Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33426 561.279.9103

Year Founded: 1999 Mission Statement: Little Smiles helps heal hearts and create smiles by providing essentials, gifts, and fun activities to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness, or tragedy. Little Smiles believes every child deserves to smile.

Year Founded: 1989 Mission Statement: The mission of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy.

Head of Charity: Nicole Mercado Title: Executive Director Event: Stars Ball Date: October 23, 2021 Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach Price: $300 Description: Each year nurses and law enforcement agencies partner with Little Smiles to nominate children to receive recognition at the Stars Ball for their extraordinary bravery and character. The evening features a red carpet celebration of the stars, live and silent auctions, dancing, and more.

Head of Charity: Kristin Calder Title: CEO Event: Thirtieth Annual Love of Literacy Luncheon Date: November 16, 2021 Location: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach Price: $150 Description: Michael Connelly, the bestselling author of 36 novels with 80 million copies sold worldwide and hit TV shows including Bosch on Amazon and The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix, is the featured speaker. The event raises funds for local literacy programs. Event Contact: Dawn Larkin Contact Number: 561.767.3370 Email:

Event Contact: Nicole Mercado Contact Number: 561.837.0667 Email:

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loxahatchee Guild P.O. Box 4544 Tequesta, FL 33469 561.707.7032

14200 U.S. Hwy. 1 Juno Beach, FL 33408 561.627.8280


Year Founded: 1983 LITTLEecosystems SMILES FL.indd Mission Statement: To promote the conservation of42ocean with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. Head of Charity: Dr. Kyle Van Houtan Title: President & CEO Event: Go Blue Awards Date: October 22, 2021 Location: Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach Price: $400 Description: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) will be hosting its prestigious and thirteenth annual Go Blue Awards at its expanded campus. This year’s keynote speaker will be the world-renowned Dr. Sylvia Earle, president and chairman of Mission Blue and The Sylvia Earle Alliance. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Director of Development, Pam Dyar. Event Contact: Pam Dyar Contact Number: 561.627.8280 Email:

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Head of Charity: Cynthia Wester Title: President Event: Party for Preservation Date: February 24, 2022 Location: Pelican Club, Jupiter Price: $150 Description: Now in its fortieth year, the Loxahatchee Guild will celebrate at the annual Party for Preservation. Members and guests will enjoy an entertaining evening on the Loxahatchee River at the lovely Pelican Club. The guild will recognize its achievements with the local preservation projects. Event Contact: Mary Grace Richardson Email:

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Loxahatchee River Historical Society

500 Captain Armour’s Way Jupiter, FL 33469 561.747.8380 Year Founded: 1972 Mission Statement: The 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is the Palm Beaches’ most treasured landmark. Today, the Loxahatchee River Historical Society operates and beautifully preserves the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, providing memorable experiences to families, students, and visitors from around the world. Educational programs and exhibits showcase a unique 5,000-year-old history. Annual events include Family Adventure Day and Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The lighthouse offers free admission for active-duty U.S. military and families year-round. Head of Charity: Dr. Robin Sykes Title: Board Chair Event: Rendezvous at the Light Date: November 20, 2021 Location: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum Price: $125 Description: Rendezvous with your friends at this sparkling waterfront fundraiser that benefits the iconic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. You’ll love sampling fine wine, craft beer, and hors d’oeuvres from the area’s top restaurants, plus live music and a magical silent auction.

Madison’s Miracles 101 SE Central Parkway Stuart, FL 34994 772.419.8029

Year Founded: 2016 Mission Statement: Madison’s Miracles is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced stillbirth, pregnancy, or infant loss. Head of Charity: Christina Stamper Title: Founder Event: Enchanted Forest Gala Date: April 2, 2022 Location: Flagler Center, Stuart Price: $175 Description: Enjoy an evening of enchantment at Madison’s Miracles Enchanted Forest Gala to raise awareness and support for pregnancy and infant loss. There will be a plated dinner, open bar, music, and a live and silent auction. Participate in the costume contest for fabulous prizes. Event Contact: Christina Stamper Contact Number: 772.419.8029 Email:

Event Contact: Katrina Heller Contact Number: 561.747.8380, ext. 100 Email:

Mary’s Home 1033 SE 14th St. Stuart, FL 34996 772.223.5000


Year Founded: 2010 Mission Statement: Mary’s Home provides a Christian, transitional pathway leading expectant women to a life of 1 46 MADISONS MIRACLES.indd self-sufficiency and dignity for themselves and their babies. Saving lives two at a time. Head of Charity: Alean Timm Title: Interim Executive Director Event: Fundraising Event Date: January 25, 2022 Location: Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart Price: $125 Description: Mary’s Home’s trendy and always-sold-out event is a gathering not to be missed. It begins with fabulous shopping opportunities from local boutique vendors and silent auction items. The highlight is the Fashion Show & Luncheon with Kelley Dunn, WPTV5’s special host. Event Contact: Alean Timm Contact Number: 772.223.5000 Email:

Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation 11780 U.S. Hwy. 1 Suite 105 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 561.630.0025 Year Founded: 2004 1Mission 9/10/21 9:27 Jack AM and Barbara Nicklaus founded the Nicklaus Statement:

Heads of Charity: Jack and Barbara Nicklaus Title: Founders Event: Golden Heart Luncheon Date: Spring 2022 Price: $350 Description: The Golden Heart Luncheon will feature a notable speaker, an enticing silent auction, and a delectable lunch to raise funds to help continue the foundation’s mission. Event Contact: Jillian Halay Contact Number: 561.630.0025 Email:


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Children’s Health Care Foundation in 2004 to provide families access to world-class pediatric healthcare. As young parents, they pledged to each other that if they were ever in a position to help others, they wanted to help children. The foundation supports Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and innovative programs focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of childhood illness.


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Opportunity, Inc.

Palm Beach County Food Bank

4171 Westgate Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561.712.9221

701 Boutwell Road Suite A-2 Lake Worth Beach, FL 33461 561.670.2518

Year Founded: 1939 Mission Statement: Empowering the children of working families to achieve academic and life success through educational programs that embrace the whole child and through family programming.

Year Founded: 2012 Mission Statement: Historically, the Palm Beach County Food Bank provided access to nutritious food for more than 200,000 hungry Palm Beach County residents every month. Since COVID-19 disrupted the county’s economy, the demand for the Food Bank’s services has tripled. While pre-COVID 19 distributions averaged close to 5 million pounds per year, the current facility is now distributing close to 1.5 million pounds of food per month. The Palm Beach County Food Bank procures food from grocery stores, farmers, food distributors, wholesalers, and other sources and provides it to almost 200 local community partners.

Head of Charity: Alice Eger Title: Executive Director Event: Opportunity Holiday Sip. Savor. Shop! Date: December 8, 2021 Location: The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach Price: $200 Description: Start the season in style at the Opportunity Holiday Sip. Savor. Shop! Find comfort and joy as you shop pop-ups from exclusive brands. The most wonderful part? You’ll be making spirits bright at Palm Beach’s oldest children’s charity.

Head of Charity: Jamie Kendall Title: CEO Event: Canstruction Date: March 7-20, 2022 Location: The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens Description: Architects, designers, builders, and other teams compete to create giant works of sculptural art, made entirely out of non-perishable foods. The event is designed to raise funds and bring awareness to the mission of the Palm Beach County Food Bank and its partner agencies.

Event Contact: LC King Contact Number: 561.712.9221 Email:

Event Contact: LaShaundra Highsmith Contact Number: 561.670.2518 Email:

Palm Beach Symphony

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

400 Hibiscus St. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.655.2657


Year Founded: 1974 Mission Statement: Palm Beach Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate, and entertain the Palm 50 Beaches through live PBC FOOD BANK.indd performances of inspiring orchestral music. Now in its forty-eighth season, the symphony has earned a stellar reputation as a world-class orchestra with a mission that includes carefully designed education and community outreach initiatives. The 2021-2022 season offers a series of concerts crafted by the symphony’s internationally acclaimed music director Gerard Schwarz, as well as a variety of music education and community outreach events. Head of Charity: David McClymont Title: CEO Event: “A Musical Journey” Twentieth Anniversary Annual Gala Date: February 21, 2022 Location: The Breakers Palm Beach Price: $750 Description: Palm Beach Symphony invites patrons and friends to mingle with musicians and enjoy an unforgettable black-tie gala evening. The elegant affair will feature live music, dinner, dancing, and a live auction that benefits the symphony’s world-class concerts, community outreach, and music education programs. The gala will also honor Palm Beach Symphony’s late President Dale Archer McNulty.

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Year Founded: 1969 Mission Statement: To inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the 9/10/21 9:32 AM natural world.

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Head of Charity: Margo McKnight Title: President & CEO Event: Do at the Zoo Date: December 2, 2021 Location: Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach Price: $200 Description: Chaired by Ruth Baum, Dan Comerford, and Cy and Lulu Ryan, Do at the Zoo guests will stroll this annual alfresco culinary evening under the stars. Enjoy animal encounters, holiday lights, classic cocktails, and delightful bites from local top-rated restaurants while supporting conservation and the zoo! Event Contact: Karen Carr Huebbers Contact Number: 561.533.0887, ext. 222 Email:

Event Contact: Hulya Selcuk Contact Number: 561.568.0265 Email:

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Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Year Founded: 1969 Mission Statement: To inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world.

Year Founded: 1925 Mission Statement: Peggy Adams’ mission 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 animals; and to advocate animal welfare, community involvement, and education to further the bond between people and animals. Peggy Adams saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County.

1301 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405 561.547.9453

Head of Charity: Michele Kessler Title: Board Chairman Event: Tropical Safari Gala: Journey to Africa Date: January 28, 2022 Location: Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach Price: $900 Description: Chaired by Michele Kessler and Thomas C. Quick, Tropical Safari supports the zoo’s conservation mission and expert animal care. The gala features haute cuisine dining, dancing, a live auction, and wildlife encounters. JoAnna and Stephen Myers will be honored with the Gala Stewardship Award. Event Contact: Karen Carr Huebbers Contact Number: 561.533.0887, ext. 222 Email:

3200 N. Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561.686.3663

Head of Charity: Rich Anderson Title: Executive Director/CEO Event: Fiftieth Anniversary Christmas Ball Date: December 9, 2021 Location: Sailfish Club of Florida, Palm Beach Price: $1,000 Description: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is excited to announce its Fiftieth Anniversary Christmas Ball. A favorite event of Palm Beach pet lovers where simplicity and elegance are cherished traditions. Guests are greeted by a receiving line of tail-wagging adoptable pets and enjoy a festive holiday evening. Event Contact: Joanne Pellecchia Contact Number: 561.472.8842 Email:

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9078 Isaiah Lane Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 561.775.7195

Year Founded: 2001 Year Founded: 1969 Mission Statement: Place of Hope is a faith-based, Mission Statement: The Pine School is an state-licensed organization focused on providing programs and services to independent college preparatory school educating 54 students in PEGGY ADAMS RESCUE.indd 1 9/10/21 9:35 AM end the cycles of abuse, neglect, homelessness, and human trafficking. We Kindergarten through twelfth grade. We promote academic, artistic, and offer support to children, youth, and families in need. We are the largest, athletic excellence in a close-knit learning environment that extends from most diverse, residential children and family organization in Palm Beach the classroom to our expansive natural campus and beyond. County and the Treasure Coast. Place of Hope’s goal is to help those we Our challenging curriculum cultivates intellectual curiosity and honors serve to find healing and restoration, which leads to a successful future. each student’s voice as we strive for inclusivity. From a strong sense of community and connection, Pine School students become inspired and Head of Charity: Charles L. Bender III prepared to navigate a complex and changing world. Title: Founding CEO Campaign: Twentieth Anniversary and Sixteenth Annual Hope Bash Head of School: Binney Caffrey Palm Beach Title: Head of School Campaign Description: Over the last 20 years, Place of Hope has been Event: Saturday Knight Live – Evening of Celebration able to serve 17,000 children, youth, and families in Florida. Since 2001, we Date: November 6, 2021 have created 320 forever families through adoption, kept nearly 600 siblings Location: The Pine School, Hobe Sound together, and have 1,000 kids in our care annually. Charity Navigator rated Price: $100 Place of Hope No. 1 in the nation and state of Florida for youth development, Description: The Pine School’s Annual Evening of Celebration is a silent shelter, and crisis services. We look forward to raising support for continued and live auction fundraiser that supports financial assistance, operations at our Sixteenth Annual Hope Bash Palm Beach on February 11, scholarships, and faculty professional growth. The evening features 2022 at Trump National Golf Club Jupiter. Co-chairs include Trish Bender, cocktails, delicious food, and entertainment all encompassed in a Nicole Bessette, Sue Ende, Michelle Grande, and Danielle Jenkins. special theme. Event Contact: John Boyer Contact Number: 772.675.7013 Email:

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Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

Year Founded: 1992 Mission Statement: 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 nearly 3 million students 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.

Year Founded: 1995 Mission Statement: The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation has been working locally and nationally for over 25 years to raise awareness about prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma. The focus is education and programs such as distributing sunscreen dispensers in parks, beaches, schools, and sports venues. The Students Against Melanoma Club and SunSmart America curriculum educate students on techniques to reduce the risk of melanoma and save lives.

701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.833.8300

Head of Charity: Jeffrey A. Stoops Title: Board Chairman Event: Kravis Center Gala Date: March 4, 2022 Location: Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach Price: $1,250/gala patron, $650/young gala patron Description: The Kravis Center Gala will feature showbiz icons Steve Martin and Martin Short with prime reserved seating in Dreyfoos Hall. The black-tie event continues with a dinner dance in the Gimelstob Ballroom. Gala Chairs are Kathryn Vecellio and Monika Preston. Honorary Chairs are Christine and Bob Stiller. Event Contact: Kimmie Kiely Contact Number: 561.651.4273 Email:

Rooney’s Golf Foundation 1111 N. Congress Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561.683.2222


2751 S. Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach, FL 33405 561.655.9655

Head of Charity: Debbie Kann Schwarzberg Title: Founder/President Event: Twenty-Second Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show Date: January 24, 2022 Location: The Breakers Palm Beach Price: $425 Description: This highly anticipated event will feature a world-class silent auction, gourmet luncheon, and stunning runway fashion show featuring designer J. Mendel. Event Contact: Jenique Crawley Contact Number: 561.655.9655 Email:

The Salvation Army Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee 821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Stuart, FL 34994 772.288.1471

Year Founded: 2001 Mission Statement: Since its launch in 2001, the Year Founded: 1865 Rooney’s Golf Foundation has donated over $1,161,388 to local Palm 58 RICHARD KHAN FOUND.indd Mission 1 9/10/21 9:37 The AM Salvation Army, an international movement, Statement: Beach County charities through its fall and spring golf tournaments, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is 5K Run/Walk, bowling tournament, and guest speaker luncheons. The based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission Overcomer Breakfast focuses on Autism Awareness, and The Armed is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His Forces Appreciation Luncheon celebrates veterans and the active name without discrimination. military community. Head of Charity: Patrick Rooney Jr. Title: Director Event: Fifteenth Annual Rooney’s 5K Run/Walk Date: April 16, 2022 Location: Palm Beach Kennel Club, West Palm Beach Price: $25-$40 Description: A fun family event for the serious and not-too-serious runner held on the roads of the Historical Westgate CRA in West Palm Beach. Registration and finish line are located at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. All runners and guests are treated to our famous French toast breakfast, beer, and raffle prizes! Event Contact: Alexis Barbish-Sommer Contact Number: 561.683.2222, ext. 141 Email:

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Heads of Charity: Capts. Jeff and Sheena Marquis Title: Corps Officers Event: Wings of Hope Luncheon & Silent Auction Date: November 13, 2021 Location: Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, Jensen Beach Price: $125 Description: The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s Twentieth Annual Wings of Hope Luncheon will feature an array of silent auction items and guest speaker Rob Lord, president of Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army’s Compassion House Shelter for homeless women and children. Event Contact: Andrea Shaffer Contact Number: 772.288.1471, ext. 206 Email:

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Scripps Research

Scripps Research

Year Founded: 1924 Mission Statement: Scripps Research advances scientific understanding, educates the scientists of tomorrow, and impacts human health across the globe. We are science changing life.

Year Founded: 1924 Mission Statement: Scripps Research advances scientific understanding, educates the scientists of tomorrow, and impacts human health across the globe. We are science changing life.

Head of Charity: Peter Schultz, PhD Title: President and CEO Event: The “I Love Science” Project Date: November 1, 2021 Description: Be an advocate for science! Through the “I Love Science” Project at Scripps Research, tell the world why you support science by emailing and making a gift. All gifts are matched dollar-for-dollar through the generosity of the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation and the Palm Beach Investment Research Group.

Head of Charity: Peter Schultz, PhD Title: President and CEO Event: The Front Row Virtual Lecture Series Date: November 17, 2021 Description: Take a front-row seat as Scripps Research’s top scientists describe their discoveries. Register today for October’s virtual lecture on aging and longevity, November’s on reversing arthritis, and December’s on fitness trackers and the future of clinical trials.

130 Scripps Way Jupiter, FL 33458 561.228.2000

130 Scripps Way Jupiter, FL 33458 561.228.2000

Event Contact: Jenna Davis Contact Number: 561.228.2084 Email:

Event Contact: Jenna Davis Contact Number: 561.228.2084 Email:

Self less Love Foundation

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

1095 Military Trail Suite 1033 Jupiter, FL 33458

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Heads of Charity: Ed and Ashley Brown Title: Founders Event: Fifth Annual Gala Date: May 14, 2022 Location: The Breakers Palm Beach Price: $2,000 Description: This exclusive, signature event will host nearly 200 guests for an intimate evening to benefit foster children. Comedian and actress Melissa Peterman will host, and guests will have the opportunity to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and fantasy items during the live auction. Event Contact: Stephanie Absmeier Contact Number: 954.372.7760 Email:

Year Opened: 1961 9:40 The AM South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s Mission 9/10/21 Statement: mission is to “Open Every Mind to Science,” and we are delivering on this promise with an indoor/outdoor venue featuring hands-on educational exhibits, a 10,000-gallon fresh and saltwater aquarium, digital planetarium, Pre-K focused “Discovery Center,” an 18-hole conservation-themed mini-golf course, and a quarter mile–long outdoor science trail. In addition to seasonal exhibitions, the science center boasts the exhibition, Journey Through the Human Brain.

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Head of Charity: Kate Arrizza Title: President and CEO Event: 60 Years of Science: An Electrifying Experience Date: December 4, 2021 Location: South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, West Palm Beach Price: $500 Description: Join the center for an evening of electrifying entertainment, captivating cuisine, and exhilarating craft cocktails. Guests will enjoy “shocking” performances from ArcAttack and immersive experiences highlighting the center’s transformative future. Event Contact: Marcy Hoffman Contact Number: 561.370/7738 Email: OCTOBER 2021 | JUPITER

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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church & School 3395 Burns Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561.622.1504

Year Founded: 1962 Church, 1979 School Mission Statement: St. Mark’s Episcopal School is the premier standard for PK2 through grade 8 education, inspiring diverse, well-rounded, and adaptable students to achieve, serve, and lead. St. Mark’s offers a safe and welcoming community for children of all faiths. Teachers cultivate the best in each child and are dedicated to St. Mark’s mission of providing an academically enriched program in a nurturing Christian environment. Small class sizes allow educators to provide personal attention as well as build strong partnerships with school families. St. Mark’s gracefully integrates the development of faith and character into its educational experience. St. Mark’s understands the importance of preparing students for a rapidly changing world, and graduates gain admission to top area high schools. Head of School: Deborah A. Strainge Rector: The Rev. James B. Cook Event: St. Mark’s School Auction Date: April 1, 2022 Location: The Pelican Club, Jupiter Description: The annual auction raises funds to support major school upgrades and enhancements. Event Contact: Alison Samarias Contact Number: 561.623.2623 Email:

Treasure Coast Food Bank 401 Angle Road Fort Pierce, FL 34947 772.489.3034

Year Founded: 1989 Mission Statement: As the largest hunger-relief organization and food bank in our four-county region, the Treasure Coast 5 ST MARKS EPISC CHRH.indd 1 66 SUITS FOR SENIORS.indd Food Bank’s mission is to alleviate hunger by obtaining and distributing food and other essentials in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties. The Food Bank provides 400 very active pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior housing, and low-income day-care centers with large quantities of food from name-brand manufacturers and USDA commodities daily. It also operates various mobile food pantries throughout the service area and assists pantries that provide backpacks to hundreds of children on the weekend.

Suits for Seniors 5762 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33417 321.604.7590

Year Founded: 2015 Mission Statement: Suits for Seniors’ mission is to provide high school seniors attending Title-1 schools in low-income communities with an eight-week college readiness, career exploration, and mentoring program. Its purpose is to help students who may be in jeopardy of not graduating high school overcome barriers to high school graduation and further their post-secondary education. Students learn from volunteer experts, community leaders, and business executives that reflect their cultural backgrounds and living circumstances. SFS volunteers motivate students that with education and hard work, they too can have exciting, aspirational career opportunities with better-earning potential and ultimate self-fulfillment. Upon completion, each young man and woman is awarded a personally tailored suit and each young woman, a strand of pearls. Head of Charity: Jervonte Edmonds Title: CEO and Founder Event: Golf and Give Date: March 9, 2022 Location: Drive Shack, West Palm Beach Price: $100 Description: This is a fundraiser for scholarships and an end-of-the-year holiday celebration to make a positive change for at-risk high school seniors. Event Contact: Jervonte Edmonds Contact Number: 321.604.7590 Email:

Treasure Coast Food Bank 401 Angle Road Fort Pierce, FL 34947 772.489.3034

Year Founded: 1989 Mission Statement: As the largest hunger-relief organization and food bank in our four-county region, the Treasure 1 9/10/21 9:51 AM Coast Food Bank’s mission is to alleviate hunger by obtaining and distributing food and other essentials in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties. The Food Bank provides 400 very active pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior housing, and lowincome day-care centers with large quantities of food from name-brand manufacturers and USDA commodities daily. It also operates various mobile food pantries throughout the service area and assists pantries that provide backpacks to hundreds of children on the weekend.

Head of Charity: Judith Cruz Title: President & CEO Campaign: Hunger Action Month Date: September 2022 Description: September is Hunger Action Month. Across the nation, individuals, businesses, and community centers participate in this month-long event. Hunger Action Month spreads awareness, educates, and advocates for a healthier and hunger-free tomorrow. Please visit our website to participate in our many events.

Head of Charity: Judith Cruz Title: President & CEO Event: Pack the House Date: October 29-30, 2021 Location: Treasure Coast Food Bank sorting facility, Fort Pierce Description: The Seventh Annual Pack the House will be a two-day event including daily opportunities for sponsors and individuals to come and pack food boxes for families this holiday season. Each day will have a fun theme for volunteers to participate in while packing boxes.

Event Contact: Dana Trabulsy Contact Number: 772.475.3883 Email:

Event Contact: Dana Trabulsy Contact Number: 772.475.3883 Email:

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Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation

Tykes & Teens

3577 SW Corporate Pkwy. Palm City, FL 34990 772.220.3439

1201 SE Indian St. Stuart, FL 34997 772.403.4500

Year Founded: 1996 Mission Statement: Prioritizing children’s mental health in our families, schools, and communities through prevention, education, and treatment.

Year Founded: 1982 Mission Statement: Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation is a nonprofit, community-based organization that raises funds to support hospice and grief support programs for patients and families in Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties. Treasure Coast Hospice provides access to compassionate, caring, and professional hospice and grief support services to patients and families at the end of life. Thanks to generous donors, the foundation can fund indigent hospice care, a pediatric hospice program, music therapy, and grief support programs, including bereavement services and Camp Good Grief for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Head of Charity: Eric Garza, MHA, LCSW Title: CEO Event: Fourteenth Annual Festival of Trees & Lights Date: November 19, 2021 Location: Flagler Center, Stuart Price: $150 Description: The annual week-long Festival of Trees & Lights brings joy and cheer to the community and raises vital funds for the high-quality mental health care Tykes & Teens provides. We are excited to be reintroducing Joy to the Girls and Afternoon Champagne Tea again this year.

Head of Charity: Jackie Kendrick, CHPCA Title: CEO Event: Annual Rose Ball - A Night at the Oscars Date: February 12, 2022 Location: Mariner Sands Country Club, Stuart Price: $150 Description: A night of dinner, dancing, and fun with live and silent auctions. Proceeds to benefit Treasure Coast Hospice’s Little Treasures Pediatric Care Program.

Event Contact: Courtney Nientimp Contact Number: 772.210.0145 Email:

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Vita Nova Inc.

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

2724 N. Australian Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561.689.0035

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Year Founded: 2006 Mission Statement: Vita Nova is a safe bridge to independence for former foster care, LGBTQ, and70homeless youth TYKES AND TEENS.indd through supportive housing, education, employment, and life skills training. As the voice of homeless young adults, Vita Nova is working to eliminate homelessness for youth ages 18 to 25 years old in Palm Beach County. Head of Charity: Jeff DeMario Title: CEO Event: Fifth Annual Manatees & Martinis Date: March 19, 2022 Location: Manatee Lagoon, West Palm Beach Price: $175 Description: Guests of Manatees and Martinis will experience an exhilarating evening on the water featuring an array of culinary delicacies, exotic beverages, and live music. They will also have the opportunity to bid on unique auction items, party in paradise with “Jimmy Stowe & The Stowaways,” and more. Event Contact: Ashley Berry Contact Number: 561.472.4809 Email:

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Year Founded: 1995 10:20 For AM over 25 years, VIM Clinic’s mission has been to Mission9/14/21 Statement: provide free, comprehensive health care to Martin County adult residents who earn less than 200 percent of the poverty level and are without access to health care. VIM Clinic provided more than $10 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 the community. Head of Charity: Mary Fields Title: Executive Director Event: VIM Gala 2022 “Peace, Love & Flower Power” Date: January 29, 2022 Location: Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart Price: $400 Description: One of the most anticipated events of the year, the annual black-tie optional gala fundraiser will include an evening of dinner, dancing, and entertainment. Event Contact: Petra Eberle Contact Number: 772.463.4128, ext. 216 Email:


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Wayside House, Inc.

Zoe Loren Make a Difference Foundation

378 NE Sixth Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33483 561.666.9154

Year Founded: 1974 Mission Statement: The mission of Wayside House is to be a healing environment that helps women with drug and alcohol dependence by providing them with tools to rebuild their lives, reconnect with loved ones, and recover from active addiction. Head of Charity: Lisa McWhorter Title: CEO Event: Spring Boutique & Trunk Show Date: February 22-24, 2022 Location: Old School Square, Delray Beach Description: From February 22-24, browse nearly 30 vendors from throughout the United States offering a wide variety of items such as jewelry and high-end accessories, decor, high-end women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, shoes, scarves, and more. Event Contact: Tammie Sellman Contact Number: 740.816.5619 Email:

7111 Fairway Drive Suite 302 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 561.704.8556

Year Founded: 2011 Mission Statement: The mission of the Zoe Loren Foundation is to enrich the lives of Palm Beach County’s children by providing opportunities for exploration and inspiration. To date, the foundation has donated more than $200,000 to area students in the form of educational scholarships and enrichment activities. Head of Charity: Bruce Loren Title: Director Event: Zoe Loren Foundation 5K Run/Walk Date: November 7, 2021 Location: Carlin Park, Jupiter Price: $35 Description: The Eleventh Annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser for the Zoe Loren Make a Difference Foundation will begin at 7:30 a.m. There will be finisher medals, awards, face painting, tech shirts, music, and food! Visit and search “Zoe” to find the race. Event Contact: Evonn Loren Contact Number: 561.704.8556 Email:

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Flavor Treasure Coast Dining A Selection of Area Restaurants MARTIN COUNTY AMERICAN CASTAWAYS As a self-proclaimed “Treasure Coast craft beer destination,” Castaways serves brews from Florida and around the world. The gastropub also offers a full menu to complement your beer of choice. 911 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.618.3838 CHEF’S TABLE A sophisticated New American/Italian restaurant offering a fine selection of wine and seasonal menus in understated, rustic digs. 2313 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.287.5599 FLANIGAN’S SEAFOOD BAR AND GRILL South Florida chain sports bar and grill, open until midnight (or later) 365 days a year. 950 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.220.0039 FREDGIE’S WORLD FAMOUS HOT DOGS If you have a hot dog craving, Fredgie’s has your fix. Enjoy a waterfront view and outside seating—and dare to try their peanut butter and chili dog. 3595 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.209.2005 HARRY AND THE NATIVES This longstanding family business in Hobe Sound offers a selection of traditional American favorites and

a casual atmosphere. 11910 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound;; 772.546.3061 KORK Globally inspired and locally sourced small bites, dinners, and brunch with premier cocktails and courtyard outdoor seating. 11970 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound;; 772.245.8182 OCEAN REPUBLIC BREWING Stuart’s family-owned and operated craft brewery known for its laid-back lifestyle and pours like Feelin’ the Squeeze and Because Ordinary is Boring. 1630 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.600.5596 PINEAPPLE JACKS BISTRO Bring the whole family to Pineapple Jack’s and enjoy a three-course dinner or a weekend brunch in a nautical setting. 1897 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.444.3550 SOUTHERN PIG AND CATTLE Stop by for steaks and barbecue favorites in addition to a large salad bar. 2583 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.324.3141 SPRITZ CITY BISTRO An upscale American bistro featuring tapas and small plates like Kung-Pao cauliflower and roasted veggie flatbread along with entrees. 61 SW Osceola St., Stuart;; 772.320.9100 TASTE CASUAL DINING Taste looks just as bright and colorful as it, well, tastes. Stop by for a chill bite; there is something

for everyone. 11750 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound;; 772.546.1129 THE CRAFTED KEG Where growlers, affordable bites, and beer flights unite. This brewpub, located inside a former grocery store, serves a wide selection of craft beer, wine, and soda along with typical bar foods, and meat and cheese platters. 555 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart;; 772.600.8218 TOWNIES TAVERN A casual yet sophisticated restaurant serving American eats and bar food in a Prohibition-era setting, with outdoor deck seating available as well. 2277 SW Martin Hwy., Palm City;; 772.291.2115 VINE AND BARLEY Quench your thirst with a pour of wine or a pint of beer and stay for the tasty sampling of bites like cheese plates, local-made fish dip, and “brat dogs” wrapped in rosemary dough. 301 SW St. Lucie Ave., Stuart;; 772.781.1717

ASIAN ASIAN CHAO Mix and match Chinese entrées, sushi, and sides from the buffet-style counter takeout. Choose from a variety of classic dishes like orange chicken, lo mein, and California rolls. 3174 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.692.3674


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Flavor BROTHERS’ Q BBQ Barbeque doesn’t get much better than Brothers’ Q. Try the Sunday smoked wings, three-cheese smoked mac, or brisket sandwich. 4480 SE St. Lucie Blvd., Stuart; 484.619.1488 ITAL BOWLS FOOD TRUCK Right across from Stuart Beach, Ital bowls offers organic acai bowls and cookies, smoothies, and coffees for your post-beach satisfaction. Nutritious add-ons include spirulina, CBD oil, bee pollen, and more. 650 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.905.7503 SUNSET SLIDERS FOOD TRUCK Delicious, Instagram-worthy sliders and sides with vegetarian options. 3385 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.224.0893 TACO TRUCK OF STUART Tasty Mexican fare that’s quick and convenient. Take it to-go or eat at a stool by the truck. 31 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.486.6639 TAQUERIA SOLAVINO 2 Authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, quesadillas, gorditas, and a wide selection of meat options. 10835 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; 772.485.6994



3 BARISTAS Organic coffee and smoothies, as well as beans in bulk and café fare such as quiches, spinach and feta sandwiches, and various baked goods. 241 SW Monterey Road, Stuart; 561.402.5976 BOMBOLONI BAKERY CAFÉ Authentic Italian bakery and café offering pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, and coffee. 3980 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.261.8913 IMPORTICO’S BAKERY CAFÉ Specializing in pastry and breads, with additional menu items like sandwiches and coffee. 3800 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.286.0204 STUART COFFEE COMPANY Located in the heart of downtown, Stuart Coffee Company is the perfect spot to enjoy wraps, sandwiches, bagels, salads, and more. 55 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart;; 772.600.8243

11 MAPLE STREET Where French country meets Florida. 11 Maple Street offers a dining experience with fare resembling art. Chef Michael Perrin prepares his plates with some of each season’s peak items, including locally sourced produce and humanely raised meats. 3224 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach;; 772.334.7714


ASIAN SPICE BISTRO Small, contemporary Asian eatery specializing in sushi plates and boats. 1888 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.208.5164 CAFE BOONMA “Boonma” means good karma and that good times and things are coming—something owner and Chef Rampai lives up to at this traditional Thai spot offering wok dishes and house specials like duck with tamarind sauce. 3720 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.291.2320 EMMAN’S ASIAN GOURMET Filipino Chef/owner Emman Eugenio creates small plates of Asian-fusion cuisine in a casual setting. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 105, Stuart; fusionofec; 772.888.3171 KRUA THAI RESTAURANT Authentic Thai dishes served family-style in an eclectically themed restaurant. 3283 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.600.8114 TWIN DRAGONS RESTAURANT Conventional Chinese restaurant serving fine dining options as well as take-out, delivery, and catering. 2389 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; 772.291.2102

FOOD TRUCK BAGEL BOYZ Swing by for New York–style bagels served fresh from a custom wood-fired oven. A few favorites include The Cowboy and Hangover Helper. During lunch, grab a pizza, wings, or a salad. 4504 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 561.379.3771

GERMAN ETHAN’S GRILL Chef Lenh offers an exciting menu featuring American fusion and German favorites such as potato pancakes, schnitzel, and sauerbraten. 5687 SE Crooked Oak Ave, Hobe Sound;; 772.210.2350 THE HOFFMANN Enjoy traditional German and American fare while relaxing at the expansive outdoor seating and barn. 3825 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.444.3697

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN MR. GYROS Treasure Coast chain serving authentic Greek and Mediterranean comfort food, including gyros, pitas, entrées, appetizers, and sides. 2383 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.463.3127

PORT BARNA Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with an American and Spanish twist. 3478A NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.232.6738

INDIAN BOLLY TWIST Bolly Twist offers an array of Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine, including tandoori dishes, meat and vegetarian entrées, dosas, and special platters. 5563 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.210.6793 INDIA PALACE Modern interpretation of classic Indian dishes, with creative uses of fresh ingredients. Enjoy a sampling of South Indian and Indo-Chinese specialties that pair well with oven-baked Peshawari naan stuffed with raisins, nuts, and cheese. 890 SW Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.288.6262 NAMASTE GRILL Nepalese and Indian cuisine inside a relaxed, contemporary space in the heart of downtown Stuart. Menu highlights range from tandoori and grilled meats to goat curry with Nepalese spices simmered in a dark stew. 2500 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.283.5515

ITALIAN 18 SEMINOLE ITALIAN BISTRO Inside this quaint, historically preserved building lies one of the area’s most intimate and romantic atmospheres. All meals are made to order with top-quality, local seasonal ingredients. 18 SE Seminole St., Stuart;; 772.463.0059 DIAMOND TEA ROOM & BISTRO Opt for the six-course high English tea, served all day, or order from an à la carte selection of teas, tea sandwiches, scones, tea cookies, and other favorites. An updating bistro menu satisfies larger appetites. 3868 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.781.5153 DOWNTOWN BENNY’S PIZZA Italian fare and New York–style pizza are the specialties at Benny’s. Enjoy the fresh ingredients on pizzas or other menu items, ranging from wings and Philly cheesesteaks to salads and gyros. 2230 NE Dixie Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.232.6422 DRIFT KITCHEN & BAR This premier oceanfront restaurant located at Hutchinson Shore Resort features fresh seafood and Italian specialties in a contemporary space. Choose between the lounge/chef’s bar or the veranda to dive into brick oven pizzas, house-made pasta, and house

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specialties like blue crab-crusted grouper. 3793 NE Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.405.9215 FAIELLA’S WINE BAR & RESTAURANT A cozy fine-dining option serving Italian dishes and a variety of wines within a warm ambience. 11970 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound; 772.546.2900 FANTINI’S NEW HAVEN STYLE APIZZA Known for its delicious New Haven–style thin crust, Fantini’s offers old-school Italian “soul” food cooked fresh to order. A fan favorite is the White Clam Apizza. 1560 NW Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.692.9980 MARIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Longstanding, casual dining joint serving classic Italian meals in delicious and generous portions. 1924 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.283.6660 MICHELINA’S Modern take on classic Italian dishes and a friendly staff at this family-owned restaurant. 1835 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.286.3455 PEPE & SALE Expect modern Italian dishes with a focused wine list in a fine dining atmosphere inside a bistro-like setting. 101 SE Ocean Blvd. Suite 103, Stuart;; 772.872.6251

PIETRO’S ON THE RIVER Under the supervision of Chef Robert King, the kitchen puts out authentic Italian dishes such as swordfish puttanesca. 8735 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.229.7575 PUSATERI’S CHICAGO PIZZA A “real” taste of Chicago pizza, Pusateri’s offers thin-crust pizza cut into squares. 221 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.288.9810 THE GROVE, PIZZA, CUCINA, WINE, MARKET & CHARCUTERIE The Grove is a great place for friends, family, and business colleagues. Chat over charcuterie boards, Italian classics, and Mediterranean dishes. 8815 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound;; 772.402.5410 TWO BROTHERS PIZZA Two Brothers offers a selection of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and more. 8423 SE Church St., Hobe Sound;; 772.402.5056

JAMAICAN CLASSIC JAMAICAN JERK STOP Authentic jerk house offering fresh favorites like beef patties and jerk chicken served with rice and peas, plantains, or steamed vegetables. 2200 SE Indian St., Stuart;; 772.266.8678

MEXICAN CASA TEQUILA Authentic Mexican cuisine from burritos to fajitas. Stop in Fridays for mariachi band performances. 1725 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.600.5482 MR. JALAPEÑO STUART Authentic Mexican cuisine with bold flavor. 1602 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.287.8161 RANCHO CHICO Enjoy a range of classic Mexican platters in a warm setting with colorful folk art. 91 SW Monterey Road, Stuart;; 772.288.6741 TACO SHACK Creative, one-of-a-kind tacos prepared by owner/ Chef Julie LaFrance-Lentine. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 102, Stuart;; 772.288.9696 TAKO TIKI Come to Tako Tiki for craft cocktails, nightly live music, and a menu of small plates, sandwiches, and salads. Oh, and tacos! 3340 NE Pineapple Ave., Jensen Beach;; 772.208.5554 TAQUERIA LOS MEXICANOS Authentic Mexican food and setting, offering tacos, sandwiches, salads, seafood, and house dinners. 2425 SE Bonita St., Stuart;; 772.287.7747 Gray/Brown


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Flavor TAQUERIA TORRES Authentic Mexican fare featuring tacos and other traditional plates. 2995 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.678.9014 PUEBLO VIEJO A family-owned local chain restaurant offering Mexican fare, drinks, and a tropical mural setting. 3181 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.934.6683; (second location) 291 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772.336.5050

POLISH POLKA EUROPEAN MARKET AND RESTAURANT An authentic, Mom and Pop Polish restaurant with a European market attached. 3950 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; 772.692.1112

SEAFOOD BASIN SEAFOOD & FRESH FISH MARKET Fresh seafood on ice available for purchase as well as dining options and charming outdoor and indoor seating. 4150 SE Salerno Road, Stuart; 772.287.5771 BONEFISH GRILL A casual environment with seafood favorites like wood-grilled lobster and rainbow trout with just the right amount of kick. 2283 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.288.4388 CRAWDADDY’S Every day is Mardi Gras at Crawdaddy’s, where Cajun cuisine reigns supreme. 1949 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.225.3444 DOLPHIN BAR & SHRIMP HOUSE A fine waterfront retreat with panoramic river views. The menu features plentiful seafood selections, wood-grilled meats, and home-style specials. 1401 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.781.5136 FRESH CATCH SEAFOOD GRILL Owner Eric Olson guarantees the freshest of seafood dishes and a raw oyster bar. 1411 SE Indian St., Stuart;; 772.286.6711 KING NEPTUNE Serving the finest seafood soups, salads, and dishes, King Neptune lives up to its reputation of knowing how to “talk fresh, local seafood.” 4795 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.287.9630 MANATEE ISLAND BAR & GRILL Boasting locations in Port Salerno and the Fort Pierce Inlet on Hutchinson Island, this laid-back spot is ideal for those who arrive by land and sea. 4817 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.464.2700 NEW ENGLAND FISH MARKET & RESTAURANT New England has you covered with fresh seafood, available for purchase in their market or as a classic meal in their restaurant. 1419 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.334.7324; (second location) 3102 SW Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City; 772.872.7355


RIVERWALK CAFE AND OYSTER BAR A top stop for fresh-caught seafood and drinks in a casual atmosphere. Try the oyster stew and lobster ravioli, two favorites, and see why the venue fills up so quickly every night. 201 SW St. Lucie Ave., Stuart;; 772.221.1511 SAUDER’S LANDING This small fish house with a thatched-roof patio and dining room features fresh-caught seafood like its famous crab cakes. 9815 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.229.0246 SHRIMPERS GRILL AND RAW BAR Discover a relaxed, tropical environment and sunset specials at this waterfront gem in Stuart. 4290 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.220.3287 SHUCKERS ON THE BEACH Enjoy the sea breeze and take in the view at Shuckers, located at the Island Beach Resort. From ribs to raw oysters, every dish is perfection. 9800 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; dining; 772.229.1224 STRINGERS TAVERN & OYSTER BAR Located at the former Pawnbrokers Grill in Harbour Bay Plaza, this new eatery captures the area’s local boating history, and its decor mimics the interior of a boat. Dive into an array of oysters served on the half shell plus surf and turf favorites. 3754 SE Ocean Blvd., Sewalls Point, Stuart;; 772.210.2876 STUART BOATHOUSE A stunning waterfront setting, an outstanding happy hour, enticing specials, and live music all weekend make Stuart Boathouse a go-to on the local dining scene. 49 SW Seminole St., Stuart;; 772.266.4586 TAUSHA’S SEAFOOD MARKET Tausha’s gets all of its seafood fresh off local boats each morning. It’s available for purchase in their market (along with a wide selection of sides) as well as on the restaurant menu. 4533 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.288.6500 THE BLACK MARLIN Head to The Black Marlin for everything from local seafood to late-night martinis. This cozy hideaway was once the site of the oldest tavern in Stuart. 53 SW Osceola St., Stuart;; 772.286.3126 THE DECK RESTAURANT Located inside Harbor Inn & Marina, The Deck is dedicated to providing diners classic favorites with a twist, like the BLGT po’ boy with bacon, lettuce, and fried green tomatoes, along with beautiful sunsets and a gorgeous view of the St. Lucie River. 307 NW North River Drive, Stuart; the-deck; 772.692.1203 THE MAGIC OYSTER BAR AND SEAFOOD GRILL A wide selection of Gulf, East, and West Coast oysters paired with wine, local brews, and tropical cocktails make this casual eatery a must-visit for oyster lovers. 10999 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.877.3139 THE QUIET CRAB Owner and chef Jeff Goldstein brings his Rockville,

Maryland, roots to this restaurant that receives steamed blue crabs weekly. 6075 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.210.5154 THE TWISTED TUNA Between the live music, waterfront views, freshcaught seafood, and sushi bar, it’s no surprise that The Twisted Tuna is one of Stuart’s most-loved dining destinations. 4290 SE Salerno Road, Stuart;; 772.600.7239 TIDEHOUSE Dine from the second floor overlooking the Harborage Yacht Club & Marina. Expansive views span from the St. Lucie River to the Roosevelt Bridge. Fresh Florida seafood purchased from local fishermen, plus flatbreads, prime rib, and more. 915 NW Flagler Ave., Stuart;; 772.444.3166

STEAK HOUSE 1120 PRIME STEAKHOUSE Classic steak house food and atmosphere with fresh farm-to-table salads. 11220 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound;; 772.742.2856 KYLE G’S PRIME SEAFOOD & STEAKS Eclectic, seafood-centric menu that blends the freshest daily catches, highest-quality raw bar, and shellfish selections. Plus, premium cuts of meat—all with stunning water views. 10900 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.237.5461 MANERO’S RESTAURANT Enjoy steaks cooked to order, a shrimp cocktail, or other classic American dishes. 2851 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City;; 772.220.3011 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Sink your teeth into steaks and seafood from this well-known Australian-themed chain. 3101 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.286.2622 THE GAFFORD Family-run establishment with Southern hospitality and perfectly executed plates such as Mabel’s fried chicken, a local favorite. The signature “Gafford” is a 20-ounce bone-in prime Revier rib eye that pays homage to owner Rick Wilson’s grandfather and the steaks they used to cook together. 47 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart;; 772.221.9517

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/HEALTHY 3NATIVES Florida health chain offering smoothies, acai bowls, salads, bagels, wraps, juices, and shots in a relaxed, beachy environment. 870 SE Indian St., Stuart;; 772.266.9431 BERRY FRESH CAFE This Treasure Coast breakfast and lunch spot is a GMO- and preservative-free cafe serving healthy fare that tastes great and feels even better. 1429 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.324.8287 CITY BEETS Vegan and vegetarian options are included on City Beets’ menu, which features smoothies, bowls, juices, and café fare made with locally sourced products. 2761 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.247.7485


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DELITEFUL KITCHEN Artisan market, community hub, and cafe boasting healthy, organic, and farm-to-table fare. 2401 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.324.3413 FIRST WATCH Grab breakfast, brunch, or lunch from this healthminded cafe chain. 2125 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.220.4076 MODERN JUICE CO. STUART Enjoy made-to-order juice, poke bowls, and blended bowls in a quick, casual setting. 2325 SE Federal Hwy. Suite 428, Stuart;; 772.291.2640 TABULEH CAFÈ AT PLANET OZONE Tabuleh Café sits within the Planet Ozone market, the first “green” commercial building and gas station in Martin County. Enjoy organic, gluten-free, Halal, and locally sourced selections. 1601 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.403.2199 THE SOCIETY MARKET CAFE Healthy, fresh, and local—what more could you ask for? This restaurant has everything from smoothies and sandwiches to juices and wines. 320 SE Denver Ave., Stuart;; 772.247.7071 TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ Get a refreshing smoothie from this tropical chain along with wraps, and supplements. 6134 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.283.7377

PORT ST. LUCIE/FORT PIERCE AMERICAN 2ND STREET BISTRO This lively bistro, located in historic downtown Fort Pierce, highlights local produce in its delicious dishes. The extensive beer list features a brew to complement every meal and satisfy everyone’s taste buds. 122 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce;; 772.293.9191 ARCHIE’S SEABREEZE This island shack–style, “no shoes, no shirt, no problem” restaurant has been open for more than 70 years. Enjoy sandwiches, seafood, and drinks while live music and the beach set the scene. 401 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.460.3888 BONEFISH MAC’S A comfortable, sports bar environment to catch a game and savor casual bites with friends. 662 SE Becker Road, Port St. Lucie;; 772.344.6227 JAMMBAR WINGS For finger-licking bar food, JammBar’s wings can be customized to order, whether you prefer flats or drums, soft or crispy, or one of the 17 different sauces or plain. 8031 S. Federal Hwy., Port St. Lucie;;

772.237.4802; (second location) 2903 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; 772.448.8670 LINDA’S TOO CAFE Homestyle breakfast and brunch and ever-changing specials round out Linda’s Too Cafe. 10106 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie;; 722.281.2549 MANATEE ISLAND BAR & GRILL Manatee Island Bar and Grill offers options from seafood to steak to veggie burgers. 4817 Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.872.7288; (second location) 1640 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 772.242.8460 OASIS DINER Quaint and cozy diner offering a variety of breakfast, lunch, and brunch items. Classics and comfort food abound. 901 U.S.Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce;; 772.828.3302 PICKLED Bright and spacious restaurant with late hours and flavorful eats including wagyu sirloin, duck pot pie, truffle mac and cheese, and charcuterie boards. 201 N. 2nd St, Fort Pierce;; 772.448.4239 SAILFISH BREWING COMPANY American warehouse–style eatery offering beers and eats from the pizza kitchen. 130 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce;; 772.577. 4382


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Flavor SEAWAY SMOKEHOUSE Classic and hearty barbeque served from a charming two-story space. In-store and outdoor seating available. 101 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.577.6350 SHINDIG IRISH RESTAURANT AND PUB With decor reminiscent of an old Irish pub and a menu that embodies contemporary Irish fare, Shindig transports diners straight to Ireland without leaving the Treasure Coast. 464 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.785.6202 SPIRO’S TAVERNA Greek-American fare like gyros and sandwiches, along with beer and wine, in a casual setting. 1738 St. Lucie W. Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.879.4083 SUNRISE CITY CAFE Located in the heart of downtown historical Fort Pierce, Sunrise City Cafe serves breakfast and lunch with a hometown feel. 204 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce;; 772.242.1833 THE S&S CAFÉ & WINE BAR Globally inspired with an emphasis on health, the S&S offers plenty of wholesome vegan options. 148 Depot Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.461.8354 WORLD FAMOUS NUNU’S SWEET SOUL FOOD Get out-of-this-world soul food—all of the favorites you know and some you may not have tried. 3210 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce;; 772.828.3144

ASIAN PHO DELI Authentic Vietnamese restaurant in a casual setting with a counter-serve option and dishes from Pho to Bahn Mi. 466 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.877.2133; (second location) 1007 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 772.882.9584 RAMEN HANA AND WINGS Ramen that warms the mouth and soul. Choose between small and large plates of various ramen flavors or try the namesake wings in four flavors. 6935 Heritage Drive, Port St. Lucie;; 772.444.2825 SEOUL GARDEN Korean establishment serving the culture’s favorites: kimbap, short rib, han-sik, bi-bi-bop, and housemade kimchi available for market purchase. 2510 U.S. Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce;; 772.462.6588 WASABI THAI SUSHI Stop by for good food, large portions, and delicate ambience—plus a full liquor bar. 217 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce;; 772.242.1310

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN OLYMPIC TAVERNA Part of the Spiro’s empire, Olympic Taverna serves traditional Greek cuisine as well as American favorites including the meze sampler, Greek burger, and dolmades platter. 2951 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City;; 772.781.8461


THINK GREEK First a food truck and now a full-fledged restaurant, Think Greek offers Greek classics with a truly American twist. 644 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.800.3128

INDIAN TAJ INDIAN Curries steal the show at this establishment that offers a wide range of cultural favorites in addition to vegan and halal foods. 529 NW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.237.4567

ITALIAN ANGELINA’S PIZZERIA Along with mouth-watering pizzas, the family-run pizzeria also offers a variety of Italian appetizers, pastas, and salads. 1126 Colonnades Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.302.3591 FRANCESCA’S PIZZA Come to Francesa’s for tasty pizza and even tastier apps in an unassuming environment. 3961 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.344.4748 PIE HOLE WOOD PIZZA Pizza pub with classic pizza, subs, wings, and salads served in a vintage-style setting with dark wood, stone and brick walls, shuffleboard, and charming outdoor seating. 2510 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.971.0120 RUFFINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA This family-owned restaurant boasts authentic Italian fare from a menu of more than 70 choices, as well as daily specials. 1145 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.335.2988 TUTTO FRESCO An elegant Italian restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating featuring upmarket entrées, steaks, and a full bar. 9501 Reserve Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.464.8988

JAMAICAN JERK CITY Located at an unassuming strip mall, Jerk City offers diners the best of island specialties. Favorites include curry goat and chicken to specials like curry shrimp and crab. Catering is also available. 8007 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie;; 772.871.2552 ONE LOVE JAMAICAN This eatery serves delectable seafood platters like corn, crab legs, blue crabs, sausage, boiled egg, and potatoes. 3453 SW Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.985.3128

LATIN AMERICAN/CUBAN DOM RICO CAFE Specializing in Puerto Rican and Dominican cuisine, this restaurant features favorites like skirt

steak with chimichurri, fried mashed green plantains, and, for dessert, tres leches. 1180 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;;772.204.2318 MERVIS’ CAFÉ & GRILL This Fort Pierce establishment doubles as a USPS contract unit and serves up one tasty Cuban sandwich that has locals coming back for more. They also offer satisfying bites like sweet plantains, croquettes, and empanadas. 402 S. 5th Street, Fort Pierce;; 772.462.6600 PORT SAINT WICH Cuban café specializing in sandwiches, desserts, and Cuban coffee. 3961 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.266.5152 THE MOFONGO KING This Puerto Rican outpost is known for its namesake mofongo—a dish packed with fried plantains stacked high with an assortment of shrimp, tostones, and more. Bonus: Mofongo offers two-for-one draft beers every day. 295 SW Port St Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.777.4080

MEXICAN CASA AMIGOS AUTHENTIC MEXICAN RESTAURANT A hit with the locals, visit for a dynamite meal and atmosphere. 7950 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie;; 772.204.2744 LA HACIENDITA SUPER TAQUERIA Don’t let the quaint, unassuming atmosphere fool you—this hole-in-the-wall packs a punch with intense flavor at a small price. 3211 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; 772.801.5090 TACO DIVE Taco Dive offers craft beers with their homemade Mexican fare featuring fresh ingredients. 10501 SW Village Center Drive, Port St. Lucie;; 772.345.3483; (second location) 2025 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 772.242.8635 TAQUERIA MONTANO’S This restaurant offers small plates of Mexican fare for a quick bite of comfort food. 10786 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie;; 772.777.3406 ZAPATA’S MEXICAN GRILL Zapata’s has eye-catching decor and even more eye-catching drinks and meals. Drop by for tasty, authentic Mexican food. 6700 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie;; 772.464.7288

PORTUGUESE FERNANDO’S DOCKSIDE GRILLE Take a tour along the coasts of the Atlantic with Chef Fernando Dovale, who is whipping up Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine from shrimp scampi to pork Alentejana to seared scallops. 2214 SE Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie;; 772.337.1110 LUSO PORTUGUESE GRILLE Portuguese outpost reflecting the country’s coastal heritage with a focus on seafood like octopus and shrimp cooked Mozambique-style. 10511 SW Village


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SEAFOOD 12A BUOY Wide array of dishes in a casual setting, leaving both stomachs and wallets happy. 22 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Pierce;; 772.672.4524 CHUCK’S SEAFOOD From New England clam chowder to shrimp Parmesan, this eatery delivers affordable seafood to every table. 822 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; chucksseafood; 772.461.9484 COBB’S LANDING A quality waterfront dining experience, the menu features hearty servings of pasta, seafood, and meat, along with live entertainment and a buzzing mojito bar. 200 N. Indian River Drive Suite 4424, Fort Pierce;; 772.460.9014 CRABBY’S DOCKSIDE Enjoy fresh catches like stuffed grouper and hogfish snapper, plus other entrees including pasta, pizza, and more. Signature drinks like the rum punch—and amazing views of the inlet and lagoon— round out the experience at this new location. 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce;; 772.252.5672

CROCADILLOS BAR AND GRILL Tons of outdoor seating and a stage allow Crocadillos to host events throughout the year. Combined with tasty grill eats and cold beverages, it’s a guaranteed good time at a good price. 109 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Pierce;; 772.409.4495 HARBOR COVE BAR & GRILL Located inside the Harbor Town Marina, Harbor Cove Bar & Grill seamlessly merges waterfront views and casual dining. 1930 Harbortown Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.429.5303 ON THE EDGE BAR & GRILL Thirst-quenching cocktails, splendorous eats, and grill favorites enjoyed waterfront with sunset views—what’s not to love? We recommend trying the Key West coco onion rings and gourmet lobster mac and cheese, which won’t disappoint. 1136 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.882.9729 PELICAN YACHT CLUB Members can expect excellent service, beautiful sunsets, and an array of dishes ranging from herb and pistachio–crusted sea scallops to Asianglazed short ribs. 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.464.2700 RHUMCAY BEACH RESORT AND ISLAND GRILLE A quality beachside culinary experience that is well-

coupled with oceanfront accommodations. 110 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.882.3602

STEAKHOUSE BUFFALO CHOPHOUSE Backed by 20 years of experience and local farmfresh ingredients, Buffalo Chophouse has your steak house favorites with none of the compromise. 918 SW Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.621.7900 MEATING STREET STEAK & SEAFOOD The Lamarra family offers USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and indulgent sides at their Tradition outpost. 10553 SW Meeting St., Port St. Lucie;; 772.348.3805 OAK AND EMBER STEAKHOUSE Local favorite Chef Kyle G brings you Oak and Ember, an upscale classic steakhouse with meats, sides, and craft cocktails. 848 SE Becker Road, Port St. Lucie;; 772.224.2553

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/HEALTHY BEACH BOWLS FORT PIERCE Organic fruit blended into smoothies and smoothie bowls in downtown Fort Pierce. 217 Avenue A, Fort Pierce;; 772.448.4097 ❖


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Fiery Fun Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park is teaching locals about Florida’s relationship with fire—and having a little fun along the way. The organization will host FireFest, its largest fundraising event, on October 16, featuring educational activities, fall-themed fun for kids, live music, and more. Get all the details at

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