Stuart Magazine October 2019

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STUART A Gulfstream Media Group Publication

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Family fortunes: Keeping the family together through generational transitions

Generations of families have wrestled with the same issue–how to keep the family together through generational transitions and transfer of significant wealth while respecting the needs and opinions of all generations. Families are concerned about more than being able to manage, grow and sustain financial assets, or the challenges of operating a family business or enterprise. They want to nurture and maintain family ties from generation to generation as the family grows and changes. Talking about wealth and developing a shared vision and purpose for the future can be challenges, but they are not insurmountable. Common themes are often raised, including: • Maintaining family harmony and making decisions together about shared assets while respecting differences of opinion. • Supporting younger generations so they can follow their passions and maintain a sense of purpose in the presence of family success. • Preparing younger generations to be engaged stewards of family wealth or creators of new opportunities for the family enterprise. Each generation may have its own set of concerns. Some family members may feel that too much focus on family wealth may create a sense of entitlement or lead to a lack of ambition among younger generations. Parents may have concerns about selecting one of their children to lead the family business when they love all their family equally. There may be concerns about the financial impact if children get divorced, or what 1 2

might happen if the family business is taken in new and different directions. Younger generations may have their own questions and concerns. Will they be able to live up to family expectations? Can they tell their parents they want to pursue a different career and not join the family business or family office? How will they work with other family members? Will senior executives in the business or family office respect them? Take steps to ensure a successful transition. Studies exploring 100-year-old family businesses1 reveal common themes for successful transitions.2 Primarily they require intent, communication and preparation. “The glue that keeps a family together is a mix of shared values and shared commitment to success,” says John Smyth. The results demonstrate that focusing on relationships within the family is as important as business resilience and success. Open the lines of communication. Finding a solution requires input from all generations. Louise Armour advises families to “...focus on strengthening and preserving family connections. They are the key to long-term success over generations.” Establish a set of principles that resonate with the entire family. Start by defining the meaning of “wealth.” Most people define wealth as more than their net worth. Happiness, satisfaction, good health and helping others who are less fortunate are some of the terms people use to define wealth. Define who is “family.” Are spouses included? What happens when there’s


a divorce? Are partners or significant others included in the definition? It’s a continuous and evolving journey. Some families choose to create a family constitution, which is not a legally enforceable agreement, but more of a “family pact” that brings clarity and offers a guide for working together. Create a sense of responsibility through shared decision-making. “Success revolves around developing a family mission statement and a set of guidelines that will help when conflicts occur,” advises Sal Tiano. Having a plan in place enables families to build confidence and help individual members become stewards for future generations. This process begins with communication and discussion, as well as formulating a way to make decisions together. Rely on a strong and experienced advisor. Working with an experienced advisor who is knowledgeable about the needs of families when it comes to generational transitions is essential to achieving a successful outcome for the entire family. Sal Tiano, Louise Armour and John Smyth of Tiano, Armour & Smyth Wealth Managers at J.P. Morgan Securities are members of an industry-recognized team with a collective 85plus years of wealth management experience. The team, whose common goal is “client first,” was recently named to Barron’s Top 50 Private Wealth Management Teams for 2019.

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Jaffe, Dennis, “Succeeding against all odds: Lessons learned from 100-year business families,” Trusts & Estates magazine (August 2016). Williams and Preisser, “Preparing heirs: Five steps to a successful transition of family wealth and values” (2003). This is Barron’s first-ever ranking of wealth advisory teams that specialize in serving individuals and families. The teams are ranked on a variety of factors, including their size and shape, the regulatory records and credentials of their members and the resources they have at their disposal to serve their client bases. The teams listed specialize in managing wealth on behalf of individuals and families, as opposed to large organizations and companies. An increasing number of these teams provide services extending beyond investment management: estate planning, taxes and philanthropy. Awards or rankings are not indicative of future success or results. “J.P. Morgan Securities” is a brand name for a wealth management business conducted by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and certain subsidiaries. J.P. Morgan Securities offers investment products and services through J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, member FINRA and SIPC. Bank products and services are offered by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and its bank affiliates.


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D E PA R T M E N T S 14 PUBLISHER’S LETTER Words from Kim Capen


Get in the know on upcoming local events


Fishing advice from a seasoned angler




Home design tips


A guide to social events, dining, contests, promotions, charities, arts and more

Stylish finds in close-by boutiques Local couples tie the knot

24 DINING WITH TISH Discover the area’s best restaurants


Rob Steele aims to breathe new life into the Historical Society of Martin County.


Veterans Cecilia and Don Deyo educate the community in times of crisis with D-Dey Response Group in Palm City.


The Stuart Air Show celebrates its 30th anniversary.


Golf legend and Palm City resident Nancy Lopez on giving back to those in need.



Preview this year’s charity season using our guide to local non-profits and their charitable events.

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learned that golf legend and LPGA winner Nancy Lopez was living in our area several years ago. I remember talking to my mom about it and how thrilled she was to know Nancy could potentially be a feature for Stuart Magazine. My mother was an avid golfer, and both of my parents tried encouraging me to play the sport for years. Unfortunately, I never took a liking to spending time on a golf course. However, meeting Nancy Lopez for the first time made me wish I did! We talked about her growing up in the business; her father; her wins on the green; what it was like to create one of the first ladies golf wear lines; and her wonderful “Nancy Lopez Adventures” events. The Treasure Coast is lucky to have someone like Nancy living in the community and enjoying it as much as we do. I can’t speak highly enough about her charitable giving, especially as the national ambassador to AIM for the Handicapped. Read it on page 42. When the first signs of fall hit South Florida every year (like when pumpkin spice rules every shelf) it’s time for the Stuart Air Show! This year marks its 30th anniversary, and the theme is about teaching children the love of aviation. We are excited to show you its history just ahead of the show’s November debut! See the story on page 34 by Ike Crumpler. As I’m writing this, we are in the middle of an incredible relief effort for the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian’s devastation. Stuart Jet Center along with the Stuart Sailfish Club, Blue Marlin Cove Resort and Marina, Daymaker Charters, TentLogix and Puerto Rico Relief Flight have been flying there to bring much-needed supplies to the people of the Bahamas. As you thumb through this issue, please keep the Bahamas in your thoughts as they will continue to need our support. Speaking of support, this issue features our wonderful Charity Datebook. This invaluable resource guide will give you the listings of every charitable event in Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. Read about the area’s charities, the events you may want to attend, and we hope you will find one to get involved with. We’re excited for a new season to start, and can’t wait for you to see everything we have planned!

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OPENING ACT Photos by Liz McKinley

VNA of Florida Golf Tournament

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Women’s Appreciation Networking Social

Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast ‘Glitter & Glam’ Gala

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The family-friendly Hobgoblins on Main Street costume parade and family festival returns to downtown Stuart on Oct. 26. Children can dress up in costumes and parade down Osceola Street to Haney Circle where merchants will be stationed outside for trick-or-treating. (Free;


WONDERLAND GALA CareBag Inc. will host its Wonderland Gala, “Heart of the Dragon” on Oct. 5 at Tradition Town Hall. Enjoy a magical Asian-themed evening with dinner, dancing, entertainment and auctions.


Join Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation on Oct. 20 for its annual Country Festival. Don’t miss out on pony rides, adoptable horse demonstrations, barn tours, local food vendors and more. Proceeds help with the caring, feeding and veterinary expenses of the horses. ($3/donation;


Time to put on those running shoes for the Treasure Coast Halloween Half Marathon on Oct. 27. It all starts at Stuart Memorial Park where runners will get to view stunning scenes of town and are encouraged to dress up. (Prices from $25;




This fall, rock out to eight hours of live music and enjoy a four-hour beer fest during the Sixth Street Rocktoberfest presented by Terra Fermata and The Crafted Keg. Guests can enjoy Oktoberfest-style games and culinary samples from food trucks during the Oct. 12 event.

Downtown Stuart’s 20th annual Craft Festival returns Oct. 19 to 20 on Osceola Street in historic downtown Stuart. Browse endless art pieces in different mediums to take home.

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Get ready for ghoulish fun on Oct. 24 as the Treasure Coast Professional Photographers Association hosts its inaugural Halloween Party & Costume Contest. Hosted at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, the event will bring locals together for some spooktacular fun complete with games and a costume contest. (Free;

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Christina Elizabeth Pyle & Christopher Jerry Schuyler By Melissa Puppo WHO THEY ARE: Christina, 26, works at Artemis Salon, and

Chris, 27, works for DeFazio Industries.

popped the big question with a hired professional photographer standing by to capture the special moment.

HOW THEY MET: Chris grew up in Hazlet, New Jersey, and

ON THE THEME: Christina’s vision was to keep the decor

HOW THEY KNEW THEY FOUND THE ONE: “We’ve both been through tough times and having each other to fall back on is a true testament of love,” Christina says. “Chris is my biggest supporter, an amazing listener and has an unbelievable sense of humor. I knew I was going to eventually marry him.”


Christina grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, but they found one another through the recovery community. “We both felt from early on that we found the right one for each other and have been in love ever since,” Christina says.

ON THE PROPOSAL: At the time, the couple was living in

Florida and decided to have dinner with Chris’ parents who had flown in for the weekend. What Christina didn’t know was that he arranged for her parents and sister to fly down to Florida as well. After arriving at Stuart Boathouse, Chris told Christina that his parents were running late, so they took a stroll near the water to snap some photos. Chris then got down on one knee and

simple and romantic, so she chose a color scheme of light pink, burgundy and green. Floral arrangements featured pink peonies, white roses and greenery. Sheer curtains with fairy lights behind them, burgundy tablecloths and white draping positioned on the chandelier in the middle of the dance floor decorated the reception hall.

wed at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart. “Once we set foot at the Willoughby, I fell in love with the grounds,” Christina says, “and knew I had to have our wedding here.” They wed outside under a veranda overlooking the golf course.

ON THE SPECIAL MOMENTS: To end the evening, all of their family and friends lined up outside the venue with sparklers as Chris and Christina walked out. Fireworks lit up the night sky to end their magical evening.

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arry & the Natives is a casual restaurant with an eclectic, old Florida ambiance. Popular with locals as well as seasonal residents, it was opened by Jack and Pauline MacArthur in 1952 as The Farm but was renamed when their son Harry, a chef, and daughter Paula took over in 1989. The walls are covered with humorous (and slightly risqué) wooden signs, and most nights there’s live music on the stage adjacent to the large tiki hut dining area. Portions at Harry’s are generous, and the service is fast and friendly. Sunday brunch is very popular here. The menu includes everything from a Belgian waffle, to biscuits and gravy, to the more exotic gator hash with poached eggs. The lunch and dinner menus include an extensive assortment of sandwiches, including hot pastrami and mahi Reuben. There’s also a good variety of burgers available such as the Bistro burger (black-

ened, with bacon, grilled onions and Gorgonzola), the Hangover (bacon, over-up egg and maple mayonnaise) and yes, even a fresh-ground gator burger. In search of some downhome Florida cooking, my husband and I stopped in for dinner recently. We shared a satisfying fried trio platter—a combo of chicken wings, coconut shrimp and house-made onion rings. Adrienne, our enthusiastic server, praised the burgers, so I ordered a bacon cheeseburger with the works, which was juicy and flavorful. My husband opted for the prime rib (a Friday dinner special), which was perfectly cooked and nicely marbled. It came with soup or salad and a side. As for dessert, Harry’s is known for their Key lime pie as well as their Mississippi mud pie. Though we didn’t have room to indulge this time, it gives us another good reason to return to Harry & the Natives very soon.

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Alice L. Luckhardt, a Florida native, Stuart resident since 1972 and former social studies teacher at Stuart Middle School, has established herself as one of the county’s historical researchers, an author and genealogist. She serves on the board of directors of Stuart Heritage Museum, writes historical columns for its monthly newsletter and often participates as a tour guide at the museum. Since 2012, Alice and her husband, Greg, also write weekly ‘Historical Vignettes’ for the TCPalm newspaper. She is active in the community, contributing informational assistance for Stuart Main Street projects, researched facts for the ‘Sailfish Markers’ in Stuart and lectures at various venues with interesting programs about Martin County’s history. Alice and Greg were selected 2013 Historical Preservationists of the Year, she being recognized as the DAR National Historian in 2016.

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hen gearing up for your next fishing excursion, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll pick a spot that you know guarantees constant catching. It makes sense—when we find something that works, we stick to it. Anglers refer to this as their honey hole, the nursery, the production zone, or simply, “the spot.” There are a variety of reasons we are inclined to revisit a certain area. Most important is because that “spot” holds fish. Thick, grassy areas, mangroves, fallen tree limbs, sandy bottoms for bedding fish, or rocky formations that provide fish with hiding places are perfect breeding conditions. Whether fishing inshore, offshore, in freshwater or canals, most fish are converging in an area underwater that has some type of structure. Shadow lines are ambush points off a jetty or bridge and also work well. This provides a constant flow of fish-catching adventures. Whether you’ve found your “spot” or are looking for a new place to fish, keep water temperatures and depth in mind. And if the fish don’t feel like biting because conditions are not right, just be patient and eventually they’ll eat again. While enjoying your newfound honey hole, remember that you shouldn’t go back to the well too often, or the fish will call the movers, pack up their house and be on their way. Don’t be that neighbor that makes a family move. Relax—there’s plenty of water in South Florida to catch a fish!

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bout a year ago, Rob Steele resigned from a management position in the arts and considered retiring in Central America. But when he got a call from the Historical Society of Martin County (HSMC), he agreed to drive from Delray Beach to Hutchinson Island to meet with the HSMC recruiting committee. Once he toured the Elliott Museum, he was immediately charmed by its heart and spirit. Central America could wait, he thought. “I took myself to lunch at Kyle G’s on the island, and it all felt right,” he says. “The conviction that I made the right decision grows stronger every day.” Now, Steele has anything but retired. He’s currently the president and CEO of HSMC, the umbrella organization of the Elliott Museum and the House of Refuge, with big plans to breathe new life into the properties and Martin County as a whole. What drew you to the arts? My career path to becoming the president can be described as a “long and winding road.” I was a banker for the first 13 years of my career, which gave me a decidedly clear understanding of the importance of proper fiscal management in any organization. I owned restaurants for eight years and developed a great sense of the importance of “guest” mentality in achieving superior customer service. Then, I spent 17 whirlwind years serving as the impresario of small and large performing arts venues and discovered just how much I love to make people happy. Somehow this seemingly odd basket of skill works well in a museum setting.



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f you enjoy the Stuart Air Show from the ground, consider the perspective of a performer. Bob Shafer takes in the 1,000-foot view from his Cessna O-2A Fighting Skymaster—employed during the Vietnam War for reconnaissance—and even at that elevation, he still fell in love with the host location. “Stuart is one of the best air shows on the air-show circuit,” says Shafer, a Michigan native and Stuart performer since 2012. “We’ve enjoyed the community enough that we’re invested in it. We bought a place in Palm City.” The move was shaped by his experience at the show, Shafer says. “It’s very well organized,” he says. “The people putting it together do a splendid job. They treat everyone with respect. And this isn’t their first rodeo.” Not by a long shot. The Stuart Air Show will celebrate its 30th anniversary Nov. 1 to 3, filling the sky above and the ground of Martin County Airport (Witham Field) with military aircraft, aerial acrobatics, parachute teams and classic, modern and experimental aircraft on static display, alongside exhibit booths, food vendors and midway rides.

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Easily the most logistically intricate event in the region, the Stuart Air Show—despite encountering occasional turbulence— consistently delivers an experience with enough excitement to entertain, enchant and exhaust the entire family. That’s thanks to the time, toil and tears of an army of more than 800 volunteers. To better understand the common characteristics and uncommon character that bind together this band of brothers and sisters who make it all possible, we tracked down insights into the mindsets and abilities of aviation’s top guns. We discovered several uncanny similarities between Stuart Air Show volunteers and fighter pilots. Yes, fighter pilots.


CONFIDENCE At 70, Rob “Tug” Fink has - Rob “Tug” Fink volunteered with the air show since 1997. The Stuart resident, who used to build aircraft from Grumman Aircraft Engineering, controls the flight line, an This year’s event features the F-16 Viper Demo Team imaginary line pilots aim to adhere to during the show. His and jump performances by the Black Daggers, the U.S. nickname traces to his days driving an aircraft-tug vehicle Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstrathat moved planes into place for display. tion Team (Para-Commandos), and the U.S. Navy’s Para“You have that feeling every year—is it gonna come chute Team, The Leap Frogs. together?” Fink says. “Some of the less-experienced volunteers have that feeling. But I myself know it’s gonna come PASSION off—it’s gonna happen. It’s just like every year at the air Early head sponsors of the air show included the show, except it’s the 30th.” Council on Aging of Martin County and briefly, United Way of Martin County, before the Visiting Nurse AssociaADAPTABILITY tion of Florida (VNA) stepped up in 1999. The roar of fighter jets every Friday before the show “It required full-time involvement, an around-thereliably alerts the public to the event. But securing military clock effort,” says Jennifer Crow, CEO of the VNA. involvement­—the top draw—requires about 18 months of A passion for aviation motivated former CEO Don advance effort, plus flexibility and creativity. Crow to get involved. Over the 11 years that VNA led In 2013, the congressional budget battle (aka, “sethe effort, Crow developed her own affinity for aviation. questration”), curtailed Department of Defense funding After getting to ride along on a T-6 Texan, she even once for tactical demonstration teams. Some 60 percent of air harbored dreams of owning one of the iconic planes used shows nationwide reportedly canceled events. The Stuart during World War II to train U.S. airmen and Royal Air Air Show moved forward, even booking specialized venForce pilots. dors who offered Cobra Attack and Huey helicopters for “I got to experience the positive and negative Gs, public rides. and the feeling of being pushed down into the seat, and



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then seeing the sand that you didn’t even know was on the floor suddenly on the ceiling of the plane,” she recalls. “I wanted to be a pilot at that point and get my own plane.” LOYALTY AND TRUST Before stepping away from lead sponsorship, the VNA seeded funds to the show to position it for ongoing success, says Chuck Cleaver, board treasurer. “We’re now working on sustainability, focused on the mission and making sure what we’re doing continues to benefit the community,” Cleaver adds. “It’s all fitting together nicely.” Operating on what’s basically a “pay-as-you-go” basis, Cleaver says much of the $1 million annual budget covers booking and accommodations for performers. Skylar Gorman, Stuart Air Show’s newly hired executive director, is the only full-time employee. Volunteers pull off everything else, and they’re pumped up for every air show, “regardless if it’s the 30th year,” says Amy Bottegal, board president who through her job at CenterState Bank started with the show 12 years ago.

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“We start in January by having monthly meetings with the key leaders,” she says. “We like to get their involvement, as the more someone feels like they have a say in their area of the show, the harder they’re going to work for us.” HUMILITY, RESPECT, TRADITION Honoring veterans is a foundational component of the air show. “To see the number of veterans that come to the show,” says Nick Blount, vice president of the air show board, “and hear them say, ‘That’s just like the plane I flew on in World War II,’ that’s exciting there.” The featured patriotic traditions often prove as moving for organizers as for attendees. “Seeing the opening parachute team as the National Anthem plays,” Cleaver says, “that just gives me goosebumps.”



A particularly poignant moment at the close pays homage to the ultimate sacrifices paid by pilots in aerial battlegrounds in wars’ past. “The salute to the veterans, and the missing man formation at the end—that’s my favorite part,” Crow says. “I still cry every time. Just to have a moment like that to teach kids what that means is really important.” INSPIRED AND INSPIRING Every year, the air show makes donations to the numerous non-profits that lend volunteers to help, Cleaver says. But this event will unfurl a new special exhibit to excite kids about aviation through an attraction originally instituted by a reoccurring sponsor. In 2015, the Stuart Jet Center created the program “Cleared for Takeoff ” to interest students at J.D. Parker Elementary in aviation. Sessions on helicopter engineer-

ing, rocket propulsion and drone demonstrations complemented the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum. On Friday afternoons of the air show, Stuart Jet Center arranged for the students to watch from its hangars. “We thought what they were doing was incredible, so we approached them about hosting the kids from J.D. Parker on the air show grounds and they said, ‘Yes, absolutely,’” Bottegal says. In addition to hosting J.D. Parker students on air show grounds for the Friday viewing, the event will feature a STEAM World tent with interactive displays such as in-flight virtual reality experiences, drone flying and robotic airplanes. “We’ve always believed in doing everything possible to introduce kids to aviation and get them engaged,” says Dan Capen, president of the Stuart Jet Center, which also hosts free flights for kids through the ongoing Young Eagles program. “Kids have a natural fascination with aviation—that’s when I first fell in love with it. They’re the next generation of pilots, engineers and mechanics who will take what’s been created and make it even safer, quieter and cleaner. The air show is just going to make these encounters even more exciting for them.” EMBRACING CHALLENGE Every member of the air show team has a love for challenges of immense proportions. “It goes back to my FPL days,” says Blount, who spent 42 years in operations, externals affairs and community relations for the energy giant, “when we would have hurricanes and we would have all those restoration efforts over at the airport—the excitement of the big event and the success when it’s over.” That dedication—to the task and community—is perhaps the most com-

mon shared quality. “The monstrosity of the event is such a huge undertaking that it brings out people in this community who really want to take on something like that and be a part of it,” says Bottegal, who dedicates one of her two weeks of annual vacation time

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uring an interview with Nancy Lopez, the iconic, Hall-of-Fame golfer’s eyes well up as she shares some of the laurels and highlights from her life and illustrious career. She’s the mother of three daughters and grandmother of two grandchildren; she’s won 48 LPGA tournaments; she brought home the USGA Bob Jones Award in 1998; she captained the U.S. team at the 2005 Solheim Cup; and most recently, she helmed the U.S. team as assistant captain at this year’s Solheim Cup in Scotland. “I feel like I should mention my new husband, Ed [Russell],” she says. “He’s always been my best friend and my biggest supporter.” Fixed up by their mutual friend and pro golfer, Debbie O’Connell, the couple discovered they had much in common, including a passion for travel and golf. After seven years of dating, they tied the knot in 2017. Today, when they’re not traveling for work or pleasure, they enjoy spending time at the homes they share in Palm City and Denver, Colorado. According to those who know Lopez, the New Mexico native has always




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with tears running down her face and she looked at me and said, ‘You’ve got everything I have,’” Geiger says. “I’ve had her support for 40 years now, and she never gets credit for what she’s done for us because she doesn’t talk about it that much.” Lopez currently serves as the national ambassador to AIM. In 1981, they co-launched the Nancy Lopez/AIM Golf Tournament, a one-day event that has evolved into a three-day golf tourney played at the Nancy Lopez Legacy Country Club in The Villages, Florida. The event, which commemorated its 39th season in October, has raised millions for the non-profit thanks in part to its star-studded dinner gala and silent auction, and to golf greats like Chris DiMarco who lend a hand by playing pro bono. When she learned the charity didn’t accept governmental aid, only private gifts, Lopez found more ways to aggrandize the philanthropy’s fiscal footprint. Geiger enjoys telling the story of when Nancy played at an LPGA charity auction in Houston, Texas, and she donated a round of golf to local charity Folds of Honors. Lopez, who freely admits she can chatter in perpetuum about her pet charity, said she was at the third hole when a woman asked, “If I gave AIM $100,000, would you come to Denver and play golf with me and two of my friends?” Nancy agreed. By the 18th hole, she was prepared to finance a brand new facility. “As of today, this woman has given us over $3 million,” Geiger says. “We also have friends that help us raise money and, of course, donate all the time or will send a $100 check every month,” Lopez says. “They know me and Dr. Jo, but they fall in love with the charity. That’s how you make money for charities—when you have their heart.” Lending her star power to organizations that tug at her heartstrings has become something of a full-time job for the prolific player, but she doesn’t mind. Skim through her 2019 calendar, and you’ll find it inked up with special events, corporate outings, pro-ams and PGA and LPGA tournaments benefiting charities like the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Swinging With Purpose, a Naples non-profit that provides aid to local grass-

roots organizations that are transforming the lives of women and children. As swamped as her schedule might seem, the 62-year-old still manages to make time for other passion projects, such as overseeing the design of her eponymous collection of ladies golf apparel for Nancy Lopez Golf, a subsidiary of ACI Brands Inc. While many designers will seek out a muse to propel their collections, Lopez takes a page from her past. “I always seemed to play better when I felt I looked really sharp in my clothes,” she says. “It’s all about comfort when you’re playing golf.” Always comfortable yet tailored and classy, her sartorial silhouettes easily float from the links to après-golf apéritifs. Nancy Lopez Golf Adventures is another source of joy and pride. Now in its fifth season, her company offers immersive and educational golfing experiences at some of the world’s grandest greens. Co-taught with Teresa Zamboni and Sue Powers, both LPGA Class A professionals and LPGA Teachers of the Year, players are given game-changing tips coupled with positive affirmatives (like “playing happy is the key to playing better”) Lopez learned early in her career from her father and coach. Her gratitude is self-evident when she speaks of her family’s late patriarch. “I was successful because of my dad. He didn’t allow me to be lazy, and I always knew there was a big light at the end of the tunnel if I worked for it.” Often, he would tell her that success was just about being happy. “That’s what I’ve done all my life,” she says. When asked what she would do if she couldn’t play golf, Lopez says she went to The University of Tulsa because she wanted to get a degree in engineering. She didn’t know if she wanted to build a golf course, or even what kind of engineering to get into. But as time went on, she understood she just loved to be on the golf course, “cutting grass on a big, old tractor.” “Whenever I would smell cut grass, I would tell my dad, ‘It smells like a tournament,’” she recalls. “I always thought about that. I didn’t have to be rich and I didn’t have to have everything—I just wanted to have peace. I think that’s my peace, the golf course.”






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“Advancing Precision Medicines to Stop Cancer, ALS, Muscular Dystrophy and More” Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 4-6 pm Michael Farzan, PhD Co-Chair, Department of Immunology and Microbiology

“Next-Generation Vaccines to Stop HIV, Influenza, Zika and Beyond” Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 4-6 pm

Rodney B. Fink Education Pavilion 120 Scripps Way, Building B, Jupiter, FL 33458 The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP today to reserve your space at For questions or more information, call (561) 228-2084 or email

Charity D A T E B O O K 4KIDS 2717 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Ph: 954.979.7911

Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation 555 NW Fourth St. Delray Beach, FL 33444 Ph: 561.266.0003

Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc. 1712 Second Ave. N. Lake Worth, FL 33460 Ph: 561.253.1361

President: Kevin Enders Year Founded: 1997 Info: 4KIDS is propelled by the vision of a home for every child. Since 1997, more than 25,000 lives have been impacted through hope, homes and healing. 4KIDS families in Broward, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast counties give love and refuge to our community’s most vulnerable children every day. Through the 4KIDS EPIC Therapeutic Approach, kids and young adults are learning to break cycles and thrive. Oct. 14 10th Annual South Florida Orphans Classic; Coral Ridge Country Club Nov. 9 Clays 4KIDS; OK Corral Gun Club Feb. 14 Galentine’s Day Brunch; Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast

Chief Executive Officer: Stephanie Seibel Event and Communications Director: Jessica Hall Year Founded: 1969 Info: Celebrating its 50th year, Achievement Centers for Children & Families is a community-based organization dedicated to serving under-resourced children and families. Programs are designed to meet a child’s academic, social, emotional and physical needs. Participation in programs benefits children and families on multiple levels from nurturing healthy development to providing a safe environment for out-of-school time. Interested in volunteering? Please contact jgregoire@ Oct. 26 Witches of Delray; 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Delray Beach City Hall; $25 Dec. 2 Swing For A Cause; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Seagate Golf & Country Club; $5,000 March 11 19th Annual Delray Beach Home Tour; 10 a.m. 4 p.m.; Lake Ida Neighborhood of Delray Beach; $100

Board Chair: Penny Heller CEO: Matt Constantine Year Founded: 1983 Info: Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc. is dedicated to providing programs, services and solutions to homeless and at-risk families experiencing a crisis to achieve stability and self-sufficiency. The organization continuously creates innovative programs designed to increase opportunities that help achieve stability and self-sufficiency, including its newest effort, the “Hope Begins with a Home” campaign to build Third Avenue Homes; an education-centric housing program with 14 units of housing and a community center to provide families with the tools they need to break the cycle of homelessness. Dec. 3 Adopt-A-Family 35th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration; 6:30 p.m.; The Sailfish Club; $350 Spring Better Ball Golf Tournament; West Palm Beach

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

Alpert Jewish Family Service

PO Box 6161 Delray Beach, FL 33482 Ph: 561.265.3797

1649 Forum Place, Ste. 2 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Ph: 561.841.0900

5841 Corporate Way, Ste. 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Ph: 561.684.1991

President and CEO: Pam O’Brien Year Founded: 1985 Info: AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. Oct. 1 Investing in a Violence-Free Future Breakfast; 7:30 p.m. to 9 a.m.; Delray Beach Golf Club; free Jan. 11 20th Annual Race for Hope; 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; John Prince Park, Center Pavilion; $10 to $35 Feb. 26 13th Annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon; 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Royal Palm Yacht Club; $175, $1,750/table

CEO and Founder: Johanna Kandel Chair of the Board of Directors: Leah Wypych Year Founded: 2000 Info: The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach, education, early intervention and advocacy for all eating disorders. Founded in October 2000, The Alliance has worked tirelessly to raise awareness; eliminate secrecy and stigma; promote access to care; and support those susceptible to, currently struggling with and recovering from eating disorders. Oct. 21 Second Annual Courses & Conversations; 6:30 p.m.; Meat Market Palm Beach; $250 Feb. 10 10th Annual Valentine’s Treats & Sweets; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., VIP from noon to 1 p.m.; Flagler Museum; $150, $300/VIP Feb. 29 Ninth Annual “Not One More” – The Alliance Walk for Eating Disorder Awareness; 9 a.m.; Sunset Cove Amphitheater; $25

Board President: Michael A. Lampert Year Founded: 1974 Info: Alpert Jewish Family Service is a nationally-accredited, non-profit organization serving the Greater Palm Beaches since 1974. Its services address the well-being of children and families, the independence and care of older adults, and the optimal quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Its comprehensive approach to caring for individuals and families is the reason why so many turn to Alpert JFS during challenging times in their lives. Feb. 25 16th Annual No Excuse for Abuse Luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion; $225 March 12 The Road to Resilience Luncheon: Mental Health and Addiction; Wycliffe Country Club; $118 April 23 The Alpert Cup; Inaugural Alpert JFS Golf Tournament; High Ridge Country Club


Charity D A T E B O O K Alzheimer’s Community Care 800 Northpoint Parkway, Ste. 101B West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Ph: 561.683.2700

American Heart Association - Palm Beach County 2300 Centrepark W. Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Ph: 561.697.6626

American Humane 241 Bradley Place, Ste. C Palm Beach, FL 33480 Ph: 561.537.5887

President and CEO: Mary M. Barnes Year Founded: 1996 Info: Alzheimer’s Community Care is dedicated to promoting and providing community-based, family-centered care for patients and their caregivers living with neurocognitive disorders, through the belief, that where there is help, there is hope. Nov. 20 Lighten Your Load Caregiver Forum; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Blake Library; free Jan. 16 Treasure Coast Seasons of Life Luncheon - Summertime; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club; $125 Feb. 12 Palm Beach Seasons of Life Luncheon - Summertime; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; The Beach Club; $200

Board Chair: Melissa Mickle President of the Board: Darryl Miller, MD Year Founded: 1924 Info: The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in our community. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. Nov. 16 Palm Beach County Heart Walk; 8 a.m.; Meyer Amphitheatre; free Feb. 14 Palm Beach Heart Ball; 6:30 p.m.; The Breakers Palm Beach; $875 April 3 Go Red for Women Luncheon; 11 a.m.; PGA National Resort and Spa; $275

President and CEO: Dr. Robin Ganzert SVP and Chief Operating Officer: Jack Hubbard Year Founded: 1877 Info: For more than 100 years, American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives— from our “No Animals Were Harmed” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country—American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation. Jan. 23 American Humane Pups4Patriots Military Gala; 6 p.m.; Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa; $350 Feb. 24 American Humane Hero Dog Awards Gala Luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; The Sailfish Club of Florida; $300

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

The ARC of Martin County

The Arc of Palm Beach County

253 Barcelona Road West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Ph: 561.832.5328

2001 S. Kanner Highway Stuart, FL 34994 Ph: 772.283.2525

1201 Australian Ave. Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Ph: 561.842.3213

Board Chairman: Frances Fisher Year Founded: 1977 Info: The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is a non-profit foundation established in 1977 by resident sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). An urban sanctuary of almost two acres, the compound comprises Norton’s historic house with exhibition galleries, her studio, monumental sculptures and tropical gardens of rare palms and cycads. Nov. 16 Third Annual Sculpture in Motion: The Art of Pre- and Post-War Automobiles; Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Evening: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens; Day: $25/adults, $15/members, $8/children Evening: $200/members, $275/non-member Dec. 15 Holiday Jazz Tribute Honoring Veterans- The Inaugural Jazz in the Gardens; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Jan. 8 An Evening of Music and Art in the Gardens - Performance by John Lloyd-Young; 6 p.m.; Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens; $500 includes Gardens Conservancy membership

President and CEO: Keith Muniz Chief Operations Officer: Danielle SextonWills Year Founded: 1956 Info: We are a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest potential through residential, vocational, educational, behavioral and other healthcare services. Our goal is to provide support, assistance and training that will enhance the abilities for those with disabilities to thrive each day. Please call for information on volunteer opportunities. Nov. 2 Swinging Fore The ARC Golf Tournament; 7:30 a.m.; Piper’s Landing Yacht & Country Club; Tickets from $300 April 18 The ARC of Martin County Evening of Entertainment; 6 p.m.; Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa June 13 ARC’s Seventh Annual KDW Fishing Tournament; 7 a.m.; Port Salerno Manatee Island Bar & Grill

President and CEO: Kimberly McCarten Year Founded: 1958 Info: The Arc of Palm Beach County envisions a community where every person feels welcome, connected and well cared for. We are changing the conversation around disabilities by defying definitions, inspiring possibilities and improving the lives of the people we serve, their families and our community. March 7 Off the Wall Gala; 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Norton Museum of Art; $500 Fun takes shape at the Off the Wall Gala, benefiting The Arc of Palm Beach County. Ballgowns and bow ties are not required, but exhibiting your creativity is essential. Works by the masters serve as the backdrop for this colorful evening at the Norton Museum of Art. Dine, dance and watch art come to life as The Arc goes Off the Wall. April 14 The Arc Invitational; 9 a.m. Shotgun Scramble; The Dye Preserve Golf Club; $750, $2,500/foursome


Charity D A T E B O O K Artists and Charities Hand in Hand 230 Flanders E. Delray Beach, FL 33484 Ph: 415.419.4292

Ballet Palm Beach

The Benjamin School

10357 Ironwood Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Ph: 561.630.8235

11000 Ellison Wilson Road North Palm Beach, FL 33408 Ph: 561.472.3451

Founder/Curator: Ingrid Robinson Year Founded: 2018 Info: Our mission is to provide artists a first-class, fine art show venue with access to art buyers and collectors while accelerating fundraising for local worthwhile charities. Our inaugural Fine Art Show featuring 100 artists will debut in West Palm Beach and will benefit three charity partners: Armory Art Center, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Nov. 2, 3 Artists and Charities Hand in Hand Fine Art Show; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Palm Beach County Convention Center; free, $10 donation suggested

Founding Artistic Director: Colleen Smith Year Founded: 2001 Info: Ballet Palm Beach is dedicated to preserving the art of classical ballet, cultivating new visions in choreography, impacting the next generation and enriching the community. The professional non-profit ballet company of the Palm Beaches enhances the community through main stage performances and outreach programs. Join Friends of Ballet Palm Beach, a volunteer group that assists with events and the ballet boutique at performances. Nov. 2 to 3 “Cinderella”; Times vary; Rinker Playhouse, Kravis Center; $42 Dec. 6 to 7 “The Nutcracker”; Times vary; Dreyfoos Hall, Kravis Center; Prices vary Jan. 31 Ballet Palm Beach Cocktail Fundraiser; Anka Palitz, Honorary Chair; Theodora Aspegren and Robert Bailey, Co-Chairs; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Rinker Playhouse, Kravis Center; $200

Interim Head of School: Thomas J. Reid Year Founded: 1960 Info: The mission of The Benjamin School is to provide a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment. The School motivates students to master the skills of learning, communicating and evaluating choices, and encourages them to grow intellectually, socially, morally, aesthetically, and physically to their fullest individual potential. Benjamin inspires its students to develop a coherent set of values that includes love of learning, personal responsibility, self-motivation, concern for others and a commitment to serve society. Nov. 8 Lower School Open House; 8 a.m.; Lower/Middle School Campus; Free Nov. 15 Upper School Open House; 8 a.m.; Upper School Campus; Free March 14 BASH Gala; 6:30 p.m.; Pelican Club; $350

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties 101 SE Central Parkway Stuart, FL 34994 Ph: 561.727.3450

Big Dog Ranch Rescue Foundation 14444 Okeechobee Blvd. Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470 Ph: 561.651.9147

Boca Helping Hands 1500 NW First Court Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States Ph: 561.417.0913

CEO: Yvette Flores Acevedo Vice President of Programs: Katie Knapfel Year Founded: 1986 Info: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties is a mentoring organization founded in 1986, expanding into the Palm Beaches in 2010. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things someone will ever do. Volunteers can mentor at their place of business, select schools or out in the community. For just a few hours a month, mentors have the opportunity to help a child (ages 6 to 18) achieve their potential. Oct. 15 The Big Taste of Martin County; 5:30 p.m.; Stuart Jet Center; $45 Dec. 5, 6 Santa Open Golf Tournament; Thursday 6 p.m. party, Friday 9 a.m. shotgun start; Stuart Yacht & Country Club; Ticket prices vary April 4 Bowl for Kids’ Sake; noon; CineBowl & Grille Delray Beach; $75

Founder and President: Lauree Simmons CEO: Christopher Kraus Year Founded: 2008 Info: Big Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill dog rescue in the U.S. We save all sizes and breeds in hopes to one day end the senseless euthanasia of dogs simply to space and time. Our goal is to give the gift of life to as many dogs as humanly possible, to enrich the lives of those who adopt them and in doing so, help create a better world. Our 33-acre cagefree campus is in Loxahatchee Groves. Dec. 6 11th Annual Winter Bark Bash; 6:30 p.m.; Trump National Golf Club; $350 Feb. 14 Third Annual Big Dogs Valentine’s Night Out; Big Dog Ranch Rescue Campus March 14 Seventh Annual Wine, Women & Shoes for Big Dog Ranch Rescue with honorary chairs Lara Trump and Georgina Bloomberg; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Mar-a-Lago Club; Tickets from $400

President of the Board: Gary Peters Vice President: Dr. Eric Shaw Year Founded: 1998 Info: Boca Helping Hands (BHH) provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency. BHH offers job training and mentoring programs; serves lunch six days a week and a Thursday night family dinner; distributes 5,000 pantry bags monthly to qualified residents; and helps 1,000 elementary students in ten schools through BHH Backpacks. We are always looking for individual and group volunteers to help our mission. If interested in volunteering, email Melissa Keklik, Volunteer Program Manager at April 18 MONOPOLY Event & Casino Night; 6 p.m.; Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club; Tickets from $200 Aug. 30 Bowling for Bread Event & Food Drive; 2 p.m.; Strikes@Boca; Tickets from $200




WED N ES DAY MARCH 4, 2020 Join us for the 3rd Annual Women’s Health & Wellness Conference at the Pelican Club in Jupiter, as the area’s top physicians and specialists from Jupiter Medical Center share the latest in women’s wellness and address your questions on a variety of health-related issues. Keynote Speaker Award-winning writer and world-renowned speaker Barbara Hannah Grufferman – a leading voice for positive aging and living a better, longer, healthier life.

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Charity D A T E B O O K Boca Raton Museum of Art

Boca West Children’s Foundation

Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County

501 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432 Ph: 561.392.2500

20583 Boca West Drive Boca Raton, FL 33434 Ph: 561.488.6980

11954 SE Dixie Highway Hobe Sound , FL 33455 Ph: 772.545.1255

Chair: Jody Harrison Grass Vice Chair: John DesPrez III Year Founded: 1950 Info: Looking, learning and creating are core values that are vital across our creative campus: 1) Museum & Sculpture Garden in Mizner Park, where 20,000 children and 100,000 visitors experience the beauty and diversity of the visual world. 2) Art School, where 5,000 students discover and grow their talent through quality art instruction. 3) Artists Guild, where 300 local artists share ideas and exhibit their work. Please visit our website for more information on volunteer opportunities. Nov. 4 70th Anniversary Season Launch Benefactors Circle Conversation & Exhibition Preview; 6 p.m.; Boca Raton Museum of Art; free/Patron ($1,250) level and above Jan. 25 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Dance; 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. dinner; Boca Raton Resort & Club; Tickets from $400 March 9: Leadership Dinner and Dedication; 5:30 p.m.; Boca Raton Museum of Art; By invitation to Leadership Fund Donors

Executive Director/COO: Jennifer Bate Richy Year Founded: 2010 Info: Boca West Children’s Foundation’s mission is to identify and implement projectbased programing assisting at-risk children and their families in Palm Beach County. The organization has many events throughout the season and welcomes volunteers. To give your time, please email Natalia at Feb. 3 Fourth Annual Walk In The Woods; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Boca West Country Club; $50 March 1 Boca West Children’s Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala; 6 p.m.; Boca West Country Club; $500 March 30 Eighth Annual Golf Challenge; 11 a.m.; Boca West Country Club; $650

President and CEO: Keith “Fletch” Fletcher Year Founded: 1991 Info: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County works to save and change the lives of youth and teens, especially those who need us most. We provide a safe, positive and engaging environment, and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. When you donate and/or volunteer at a Boys & Girls Club, you can make a difference in the lives of youth and give back to your community. Whether you help with homework, coach a game, or teach an art project, you’ll have the opportunity to build healthy relationships with young people eager for adult guidance. Jan. 30 The Annual Benefit; 6 p.m.; Jupiter Island Club Golf House; $500 to $1,000 Feb. 24 Youth of Year Celebration; 6 p.m.; Willoughby Golf Club; $25 April 16 Second Annual Art Auction; 6 p.m.; Harry & The Natives; free

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary 2500 Jupiter Park Drive Jupiter, FL 33458 Ph: 561.575.3399 Executive Director: Amy J. Kight Assistant Director: Lisa Wynne Year Founded: 1983 Info: The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary protects and restores native wildlife for the benefit of its unique animals, environment and people. Our goal is to inspire and educate the community in leading local conservation and wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts. Volunteers are essential and important at the sanctuary; a wide range of opportunities are available including assisting in the wildlife hospital, caring for and feeding animals, meal prep, trail guides, guest greeters in our Welcome Center, maintenance and administrative support and help with fundraising events. Dec. 7 Wine in the Wild; 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Busch Wildlife Sanctuary; $60

Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, Inc.

Caring Children Clothing Children

350 S. County Road, Ste. 207, Palm Beach, FL 33480 Ph: 561.748.7227

7985 SW Jack James Drive Stuart, FL 34997 Ph: 772.221.8777

CEO: Stanton Collemer Board Chair: Chris Cox Year Founded: 2003 Info: The Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, Inc., is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of local children, women and men and their families, who are touched by cancer, by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and access to services in our community. Feb. 26 Shop the Day Away Luncheon; 10 a.m. Silent Auction; 12:30 p.m. Luncheon with celebrity speaker.; The Breakers Palm Beach; $450, $650/VIP March 19, 20 Fourth Annual Golf Tournament; The Preserve at Ironhorse Country Club; $50/cocktail reception and silent auction; $1,200/foursome April 5 Brunch with Purpose; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; The Colony Hotel Palm Beach; $250, $500/VIP

Executive Director: Gigi Suntum Board President: John Lendman Year Founded: 1997 Info: Caring Children Clothing Children (4Cs) provides clothing new socks, underwear and shoes, as well as reading intervention and literacy materials at no cost to children in need in Martin County, to improve children’s self-esteem, interest in school and reading skills. The 4Cs mission is to distribute free, gently-used clothing to children who have been qualified as living at or below the poverty level. We have 65 schools and and social service agencies sending families to our store, which is located in Stuart. Oct. 26 23rd Annual Golf Tournament, Auction and Dinner; noon; Monarch Country Club; $160 Dec. 9 Holiday Cookie Lunch and Competition; 11 a.m.; Mariner Sands Country Club; $75 April 2 A Night at the Lyric Theatre: Atlantic City Boys; 6 p.m.; Lyric Theatre; $65


Charity D A T E B O O K Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach

Center for Child Counseling, Inc.

Center For Constitutional Values

9995 N. Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Ph: 561.775.9560

8895 N. Military Trail, Ste. 300C Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Ph: 561.244.9499

PO Box 1303 Hobe Sound, FL 33475 Ph: 772.266.3386

Executive Director: Francisco Chévere Board President: Marietta Muiña McNulty Year Founded: 1984 Info: Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all of its stages. In living our faith, we create hope for people in need, without regard to religion. Through our programs and ministries, we empower individuals, deliver social services and collaborate with others in building just and compassionate communities. Catholic Charities continually seeks generous and dedicated volunteers to work in the 15 various programs and ministries. Jan. 22 Ninth Annual Caritas Dei Bishop’s Gala; 6:30 p.m.; The Breakers Palm Beach; $500 Feb. 22 Birthline/Lifeline 10th Annual Dinner Dance; 6 p.m.; Cathedral of St. Ignatius Parish Hall; $125

CEO: Renee Layman Chief Program Officer: Lauren Scirrotto Year Founded: 1999 Info: Center for Child Counseling is building the foundation for playful, healthful and hopeful living for children and families in Palm Beach County. CFCC provides services and support for children, families and caregivers impacted by adversity, violence and abuse and other traumatic circumstances through prevention, early invention and counseling at childcare centers, schools, shelters, homes and office locations. CFCC’s primary focus is early childhood, when most brain development happens, extending beyond third grade so children have the emotional readiness required to grow up healthy, learn, and succeed in life. Nov. 13 Baubles & Baskets Holiday Happy Hour; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Hog Snappers; $25 Dec. 12 Sip & Shop for a Cause; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Lilly Pulitzer Palm Beach; free Feb. 15 Seventh Annual Black Ties & French Fries Gala; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Mirasol Country Club; $175

Chairman: Kathleen Boland Vice-Chairman: Thomas Campenni, Year Founded: 2013 Info: The Center for Constitutional Values (CCV) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), which encourages Constitutional literacy in the community. Working in partnership with the Martin County School District and the YMCA Youth In Government, CCV sponsors scholarship competitions, enabling students to continue post secondary educational experiences. To further community education, the CCV Speaker Series presents noted scholars and commentators at scheduled events. Jan. 23 Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall; noon; Pipers Landing Country Club; $50 includes lunch Feb. 20 Pacific Legal Foundation Sr. Attorney Mark Miller; noon; Pipers Landing Country Club; $50 includes lunch March 23 First Annual Awards Dinner; 5 p.m.; Mariner Sands Country Club; $100 includes dinner

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

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

Child Rescue Coalition 4530 Conference Way S. Boca Raton, FL 33431 Ph: 561.208.9000

Board Chair: Karen Swanson Vice Chair: Tamera Pompea Year Founded: 1961 Info: Our mission is to strengthen individuals and families through behavioral health services and education. Programs include Individual, Children and Family Counseling, Substance Abuse Recovery, an Employee Assistance Program, and four home-based parenting programs designed for pregnant moms, new parents and parents of children from infant through teenage years. The Center also operates the S.A.F.E. Kids Program treating victims of abuse and/or violence. These programs empower our clients and give them a voice and the confidence they need to heal, grow and lead meaningful lives as productive members of the community. Nov. 7 Seventh Annual Dinner Dance; 7 p.m.; Club Colette; $500 Jan. 22 21st Annual Old Bags Luncheon; 10:30 a.m.; The Breakers Palm Beach; $450

President/Executive Director: Lori Griffith Board Chair: John Huempfner Year Founded: 2017 Info: To assist local families with children battling cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart disease and other life threatening illnesses in Palm Beach and Martin County. We are locals helping locals and believe in keeping donations in the community and transparent. We welcome volunteers at all of our events and throughout the year administratively. Oct. 19 Pumpkin Fest; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Harbourside Place; Free Dec. 14 Kiting For Kids Family Fun Day/Toy Drive; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Jupiter Pointe Club & Marina; $20/brunch, Free/event April 1 We Walk As Lions Fashion Show; 11 a.m.; The Club at Mirasol Place; $150

Founder and CEO: Carly Yoost President: William Wiltse Year Founded: 2013 Info: Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a south Florida-based non-profit organization with global reach, has spent the past decade building the world’s most sophisticated technology to hunt online predators. Through proactive partnerships with law enforcement, the non-profit’s system has tracked 54 million offenders around the world in order to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. With a mission of protecting innocence through technology, the technology developed by CRC has aided in the arrest of more than 11,000 child predators and rescued over 2,500 abused children in the past five years. Oct. 26 Third Annual Coalition Cup Golf Tournament; 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Boca Country Club by Waldorf Astoria; $225/player, $800/ foursome, $60/general April 4 Child Rescue Coalition Fifth Annual Gala; Delray Beach Marriott; $300


Charity D A T E B O O K Children’s Healing Institute

Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast

Cleveland Clinic Martin Health Foundation

2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Ste. 212 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Ph: 561.687.8115

1707 NE Indian River Drive Jensen Beach, FL 34957 Ph: 772.225.7575

P.O. Box 9010 2135 SE Ocean Blvd. Stuart, FL 34996 Ph: 772.223.5634

CEO: Dr. Sandy Munoz Board President: Christoper Keller Esq. Year Founded: 1988 Info: The mission of The Children’s Healing Institute is to prevent child abuse by strengthening families facing crisis, challenge and change. The Children’s Healing Institute changes the course of children’s lives by partnering with their parents through mentoring, education, support and advocacy. Be a Course Changer! Become a mentor, volunteer or join our board. GET INVOLVED! Oct. 24 National Conference on the Wellbeing of Children and Families; 8 a.m.; Palm Beach County Convention Center; $150 Feb. 11 Breakfast at Tiffany’s; 2 p.m. to 4 pm; The Chesterfield Palm Beach; $125 April 3 Drive Out Child Abuse Golf Scramble; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; PGA National ,The Champion golf course; $375, $1,400/foursome

Executive Director: Tammy Calabria Board President: Peggy Wood Year Founded: 2001 Info: To offer children and families a safe place to explore and learn through hands-on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state-of-the-art, environmentally conscious environment where curiosity and self-confidence are fostered in children, adolescents and adults. The museum is a not for profit 501(c)3 and welcomes volunteers ages 12 and older to assist with office duties and during events. Nov. 16 Wild West Children’s Ball; 6 p.m.; The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast; $40/adults, $30/children Feb. 13 Ladies’ Night Out; 6 p.m.; The Mansion at Tuckahoe; $35 April 4 Kids at Heart Gala; 6 p.m.; Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club; $175

Chairman of the Board: John P. Keller Vice Chair of Philanthropy, Florida Region: Jessica J. McLain Year Founded: 1983 Info: Cleveland Clinic Martin Health offers world-class care to nearly 500,000 residents in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Philanthropic support provides 50 percent or more of our health system’s bottom line every year. The Foundation has raised $182 million since October 1983 and has supplied state-of-the-art equipment, ongoing training for clinical staff, facility renovations and additions, expansion of services and financial assistance to patients in need. Donors like you make it possible to accomplish our mission of providing exceptional health care, hope and compassion to every person, every time. Nov. 9 Chrysanthemum Ball; Cleveland Clinic Martin South Hospital; Sponsorships from $1,500 to support the purchase of vital technology for Cleveland Clinic Martin Health neuroscience care

The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie

Council on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Center

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

900 SE Salerno Road Stuart, FL 34997 Ph: 772.223.7800

President and CEO: Elizabeth A. Barbella Year Founded: 1988 Info: The Community Foundation MartinSt. Lucie inspires philanthropists to establish funds to impact communities in Martin and St. Lucie counties, throughout Florida, across the United States and around the globe. TCFMSL is a tax-exempt non-profit organization that enables charitable giving through endowed and donor-advised funds established by individuals, families or businesses to support the causes they care about. TCFMSL facilitated more than $1 million in grants to charitable organizations and educational institutions last year. Originally established as the Martin County Community Foundation, TCFMSL is celebrating 30 years as the face of philanthropy on the Treasure Coast. Board members include Ellyn Stevenson, W. Scott Wade, Joe Paskoski, Kenneth A. Norman, Nancy Crowder-McCoy, John C. Doody, Jack Forde, Brian E. Foss, Kathleen M. Freihofer, Michael A. Kelly, Gytha Von Aldenbruck and Theora “Bunny” Webb.

President and CEO: Karen Ripper, RN, MBA Year Founded: 1974 Info: The mission of the Council on Aging of Martin County is to be the unparalleled resource of expertise, programming and support for seniors in Martin County. Its vision is to inspire a community that embraces, uplifts and encourages seniors to maintain lives of quality and purpose. Volunteer opportunities include Meals on Wheels, adult day club, Kane Center welcome desk, Kane Bistro, Kane Kitchen, special events and clerical assistance. Dec. 4 Poinsettia Power! Holiday Bazaar, Luncheon & Fashion Show; 10 a.m.; Kane Center; $100 Jan. 17 Kane Concert Series presents Atlantic City Boys; 7 p.m.; Kane Center; $40 March Sage Awards

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 700 S. Dixie Highway, Ste. 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Ph: 561.683.9965 Board Chairman: Suzanne Malamala Vice Chairman: Fred Menowitz Year Founded: 1955 Info: The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis (CF) and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care. The organization is driven by a dream that one day, not one person will lose a life, child, sibling, parent, or friend to CF. Volunteers are the backbone of the Foundation’s initiatives and are invited to contact us for information on how they may participate. Nov. 15 65 Roses Evening on the Ave; 6 p.m.; Old School Square; $175 Jan. 30 65 Roses Golf Classic; 11 a.m.; High Ridge Country Club; $650 April 4 Palm Beach Songwriters; 6 p.m.; Lucky Old Sun Ranch; $200



Believe Endowed Scholarship Dinner FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020 Hosted by Lt General and Mrs. Richard Y. Newton III, USAF (Ret) 6:00PM Palm Beach Yacht Club 800 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, FL

At Jupiter Christian School...

Believe each student has a story, and every one counts. Believe each child should have the opportunity to cultivate their We

We God-given gifts, talents, and abilities in a loving Christ-filled environment. We Believe in honoring our military men and women and first responders, and their families with an area of the scholarship to specifically benefit their children. We Believe that when we give a child the chance to learn and grow and achieve, the possibilities are endless and the impact they will have on the world is priceless.

“Believe with us in the future of a child.” The Jupiter Christian School Believe Endowed Scholarship.

Tickets are $250/couple. Contact JCS Chief Advancement Officer Darlaine Sisk at to RSVP or to learn how you can make an incredible difference in the life of a child with a JCS education.

Charity D A T E B O O K Dana- Farber Cancer Institute

Delray Beach Public Library

220 Sunrise Ave., Ste. 204 Palm Beach, FL 33480 Ph: 561.833.2080

100 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach FL Ph: 561.266.0798

Diocese of Palm Beach 9995 N. Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Ph: 561.775.9590

Event Chair: Phyllis Krock Year Founded: 1948 Info: From achieving the first remission in cancer with chemotherapy in 1948 to developing the very latest new therapies, DanaFarber is renowned for using its discoveries to improve cancer treatment for children and adults in Palm Beach County and around the world. It is the only cancer center ranked in the top four of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals for both adult and pediatric cancer care. Feb. 8 29th Annual Discovery Celebration; 6:30 p.m.; The Breakers Hotel; $1,250; The Discovery Celebration will include a festive cocktail hour, a fabulous dinner and exciting entertainment. Stay tuned for the announcement of this season’s performer.

President of the Board of Directors: Nancy Dockerty Vice President of the Board of Directors: Robert Currie Year Founded: 1913 Info: Our mission is to enrich the lives of the individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities and provide support to local businesses by creating and sustaining superior public library services through responsive staff, dynamic collections, effective programming, appropriate technology and access to global information. Nov. 7 Pride and Prosecco; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Delray Beach Public Library; $65, $100/pair Feb. 7 Laugh with the Library; 7 p.m.; Delray Beach Marriott; $250

Bishop of Palm Beach: The Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Gary Gelo Year Founded: 1984 Info: The 31st Annual Lumen Christi Scholarship Gala is a black-tie dinner dance event that supports the Diocese of Palm Beach’s Catholic schools, both elementary and secondary. Diocesan Catholic Schools provide for the education and formation of more than 6,000 students throughout five counties, including Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River. One hundred percent of the net proceeds are allocated to tuition scholarships enabling students to attend Catholic schools. Dec. 6 31st Annual Lumen Christi Scholarship Gala; 7 p.m.; The Breakers Palm Beach; $400

Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation

Dress for Success Palm Beaches

Education Foundation of Martin County

11211 Prosperity Farms Road, Ste. D-223 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Ph: 561.622.4588

2459 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 204 Palm Springs, FL 33406 Ph: 561.249.3898

1650 S. Kanner Highway, Ste. 212 Stuart, FL 34994 Ph: 772.600.8062

Co-founder and Board Director: Allen Merrell Year Founded: 2013 Info: The foundation’s mission is to support Dr. John E. Upledger’s vision and passion to ensure 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. Nov. 18 to 22 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Releasing the Grip of Physical, Emotions and Psychological Trauma; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; Upledger Clinic; $3,200 (Open to the Public)

Executive Director:Mary Hart Board Chair: Diane Katz, PhD Year Founded: 2010 Info: Our mission 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. Volunteer opportunities include administrative assistance, personal shoppers, clothing sorters, mentors and event committee members. We also welcome groups of volunteers to assist during our major fundraising events as well as to assist with quarterly inventory. Oct. 3 to 6 Shop for Success Pop-Up Sale; Oct. 3 (VIP Reception) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 4 to Oct. 6 (Open to the Public) 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Palm Beach Outlets; $50/VIP Reception March 6 Style for Hope Luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center; $150

Executive Director: Lisa Rhodes Board President: Linda Fitzpatrick Year Founded: 1991 Info: For more than 25 years, the Education Foundation of Martin County has been recognized for facilitating private investment in public education while creating, supporting and promoting world-class innovation and excellence in all of Martin County’s public schools. Signature programs include EFMC PLAYS; Literacy Initiatives; Elementary Book Bowl; Innovative Project Grants; Robotics; Artist Residencies; STEAM Initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math); Re-Engineering Algebra; Professional Development; and Martin County Teacher of the Year. The foundation’s “Your Classroom Connection” campaign is aimed at connecting our community to local classrooms. The campaign highlights the foundation’s original online modules: Adopt-a-Class, Fund-a-Project and Bulletin Board Listings. Feb. 15 Evening of Excellence, Bids for Kids Auction; 6 p.m.; Mariner Sands Country Club


Charity D A T E B O O K The CenTer For ConsTiTuTional Values

2019-2020 Jewish Federation

signature events

Jan. 23

Former Missouri Prosecutor and Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall

Business & Professionals and NextGen Kickoff Event

12 p.m. • Piper’s Landing Y&CC, Palm City $50 per person, includes lunch

Lake Pavilion, West Palm Beach Featured Speaker: Kasa Bainesay-Harbor Israeli Deputy Consul General

Feb. 20

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – 6 p.m.

Women’s Season Opener

Thursday, December 12, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.


2020 Speaker Series

The National Croquet Center, West Palm Beach Featured Speaker: Susan Solomont Author, Lost and Found in Spain: Tales of an Ambassador’s Wife Chair: Sandy Krakoff

King David Society Dinner

Pacific Legal Foundation Senior Attorney Mark Miller

12 p.m. • Piper’s Landing Y&CC, Palm City $50 per person, includes lunch

Mar. 23

First Annual Awards Dinner

5 p.m. • Mariner Sands Country Club, Stuart $100 per person, includes dinner

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – 6 p.m. The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach

Featured Speaker: Deborah Lipstadt

American Historian and Author, Denying the Holocaust and The Eichmann Trial Chairs: Penny & Harold Blumenstein, Linda & Myron Teitelbaum

PO Box 1303 • Hobe Sound, FL 33475 772.266.3386 •

Minimum Gift to Attend: $25,000

Lion of Judah Luncheon

Monday, January 27, 2020 – 11:30 a.m. High Ridge Country Club, Lantana

Featured Speaker: Marlee Matlin

Academy Award-Winning Actress and Activist Chairs: Gigi Aron and Penni Weinberg Minimum Gift to Attend: $6,000

Celebrating Philanthropy: A Major Gifts Event

Diocese of Palm Beach 31st Annual

Monday, February 10, 2020 – 6 p.m.

Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach

Featured Speaker: Michael Solomonov James Beard Award-Winning Chef Honoree: Judith A. Levy Honorary Chairs: Rita & Charles Bronfman Chairs: Hope & Gene Silverman Minimum Gift to Attend: $10,000

Reach for the Ruby

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Private Home

Women’s Applause Luncheon

Monday, March 30, 2020 – 11:30 a.m. Fountains Country Club, Lake Worth Chairs: Judith Javer and Sandra Kant

Supporting Catholic School Scholarships in the Diocese of Palm Beach

“IGNITE THE FUTURE”  Please Join Us 

H. Irwin Levy Founders Dinner Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 6:30 pm Featured Speaker: Dr. Rick Hodes

Medical Director, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in Ethiopia Chair: Stacey Levy

Minimum Gift to Attend: $50,000

See the full list of upcoming events at

Friday, December 6, 2019 ~ 7:00 p.m. The Breakers Palm Beach --

Contact: Dave Walsh (561) 775-9590 •

or call 561.242.6612


Charity D A T E B O O K Environmental Studies Council

Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation

Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida

2900 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957 United States Ph: 772.219.1887, ext: 121

2701 N. Australian Ave., Ste. 205, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Ph: 561.868.7070

P.O. Box 11010 Tallahassee, FL 32302 Ph: 850.922.1066

President: Kim Waser Nash Vice President: Kari Polhemus Year Founded: 1978 Info: The Environmental Studies Council was established to support, protect and enhance the unique environmental education programs of the Environmental Studies Center. The Council promotes and extends environmental awareness through community education and supports the Center’s science-based, handson environmental education curriculum to students in Martin County. The Council most recently raised funds for a new classroom exhibit, the sea turtle exhibit, and renovations to the River Scout, the Center’s boat used for exploratory field trips. Oct. 5 Open House; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Environmental Studies Center; free Feb. 1 Grandparent’s Day; 9 a.m. to noon; Environmental Studies Center; free TBA Annual Fundraiser

President: Trixy Walker Year Founded: 1982 Info: Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation, Inc. was founded by senior professional and executive women in Palm Beach County to support and advance women in business and community leadership. Today, EWPBF’s membership includes leaders in arts and culture, banking, business, construction, education, finance, government, healthcare, law, marketing, non-profit management, publishing, real estate, utilities and other fields in Palm Beach County. Throughout its history, the foundation has contributed to increasing opportunities for girls and women in our community. The organization has awarded over 200 scholarships and more than 40 significant grants to local non-profit programs. October Fall Luncheon December Holiday Luncheon April 22 37th Annual Women In Leadership Awards Luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion; $150

President and CEO: Andrew Walker Year Founded: 1994 Info: The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to protect our outstanding animals and plants, and the lands and waters they need to survive. We work closely with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and many other public and private partners. Since our founding in 1994, we have raised and donated more than $36 million for conservation and outdoor recreation, including youth outdoor education. April 3 A Night for Nature; 6 p.m.; Pelican Club; Sponsorships available from $5,000 Join us and follow your instincts to A Night for Nature. The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida celebrates everything wild—from outdoor recreation to creatures and their habitats. Frolic and fete in a setting overlooking nature’s bounty, which we seek to protect. The event honors the conservation efforts of Jack Nicklaus and Paul Tudor Jones

Florida Oceanographic Society

Furry Friends Adoption Clinic and Ranch

GFWC Woman’s Club of Stuart

890 NE Ocean Blvd. Stuart, Florida 34996 Ph: 772.225.0505

100 Capital St. Jupiter, FL 33458 Ph: 561.747.5311

729 E. Ocean Blvd. Stuart, FL 34994 Ph: 772.288.3227 Executive Director: Mark Perry Year Founded: 1964 Info: Florida Oceanographic Society is a nonprofit organization with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy. Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a 57-acre marine life nature center located on Hutchinson Island in Stuart situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. As a leading state and nationally recognized environmental organization, Florida Oceanographic offers educational programs to people of all ages and conducts research and restoration programs that lead to healthy coastal ecosystems. Select Tuesdays from January to March: Coastal Lecture Series; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Blake Library; free Sunday mornings January to February: Guided Beach Walks; 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Stuart Beach

President: Pat Deshong Year Founded: 1985 Info: The Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/ Tequesta, Inc. DBA Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch, the only no-kill shelter open to the public in northern Palm Beach County, has been rescuing, rehabilitating, re-homing and providing a safe harbor for homeless animals for more than 30 years. We offer full-service affordable, quality medical care options. Community programs include its Shelter to Service Dog and Senior to Senior Programs and children’s outreach. Its Jupiter shelter and 27-acre Palm City Ranch are home to hundreds of animals that have not yet found their forever home. We are not affiliated with HSUS. Nov. 2 Furry Friends and Fancy Things Fashion Show and Luncheon; 10:30 a.m.; Pelican Club; $200 Nov. 15 Land Rover Palm Beach presents Pull for Paws Charity Clay Shoot; 7:30 a.m.; South Florida Shooting Club; $250 Feb. 21 The Gimme Shelter Gala; 6:30 p.m.; Pelican Club; $400

President: Jo Baxter Vice Pesident: Sharon Mason Year Founded: 1913 Info: The Woman’s Club of Stuart, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, is a group of 180 women dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. Although there is diversity in the ages, interests and experiences of our members, we are united by a common goal of community service—and we have a lot of fun along the way. We have six community service committees, which offer every member a chance to volunteer in an area of their interest. Dec. 8 11th Annual Holiday Home Tour; noon to 6 p.m.; GFWC Woman’s Club of Stuart and six homes in Martin County; $45, $75/VIP bus tour Feb. 1 Food, Friends and Fashion; 11:30 a.m.; Mariner Sands Country Club; $50 March 28 Treasures from the Closet; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; GFWC Woman’s Club of Stuart; free


Charity D A T E B O O K Social Enterprise benefiting Treasure Coast Food Bank

Catering For A Cause

Our team of culinary professionals offer a variety of menu selections for all of your event needs. — Cocktail/Dinner Parties — — Luncheons — — Corporate Meetings — — Non-Profit Galas — — Weddings —

Proceeds directly benefit Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Culinary Training Academy, a 12-week program for qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults on the Treasure Coast. This program teaches employable life and culinary skills needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food and hospitality industry. By choosing Healthy Harvest Catering for your event, you are giving back in a way that directly benefits our community.

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KidSanctuary Campus


FOR EVENTS THAT CHANGE LIVES Celebrating the 10th Anniversary Season

Annual Luncheon

1000 Wishes The Mar-a-Lago Club

Holiday Hoedown by the Sea Friday, December 13, 2019 6:30 p.m. Spirits & “Lucky 13” Luxury Raffle followed by Holiday Feast & Dancing Pelican Club 1065 North Highway A1A | Jupiter, FL

MARCH 10, 2020

11:00 a.m. Reception/Raffle 12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Runway Fashion Show Suggested Attire: Red Fashion Presented by

Support these Landmark Events! Make a difference in the Lives of Local Foster Care Children. Tickets: $250 per person. For more information please call 561-653-8274 or visit


Charity D A T E B O O K Gift of Life Marrow Registry 5901 Broken Sound Parkway NW Ste. 600 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Ph: 561.982.2900

Grace Notes Foundation 500 Commerce Way W., Ste. 9 Jupiter, FL 33458 Ph: 561.747.6878

Guardians for New Futures, Inc. 776 SW Munjack Circle Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Ph: 772.807.3868

CEO and Founder: Jay Feinberg Year Founded: 1991 Info: At Gift of Life we believe every person battling blood cancer deserves a second chance at life—and we are determined to make it happen. We are singularly passionate about engaging the public to help us get everyone involved in curing blood cancer, whether as a donor, a volunteer or a financial supporter. Winter Steps for Life Run & Walk 5K of South Florida; Boca Raton Jan. 19 Steps for Life Run & Walk 5K of South Florida; Florida Atlantic University; $30/adults, $15/students

Director: Sandra Baran Program Coordinator: Laura Mozena Year Founded: 2010 Info: The mission of Grace Notes Music Foundation is to create dynamic music programs and fund instruction for students of culturally diverse, racial and ethnic backgrounds in South Florida. We believe that music is the core aspect of education and must be available to all students. Come join us in February for the opportunity to listen to many young musicians performing live music throughout the day. Our scholarship recipients will perform as well as be recognized for their talents. Please come ride the carousel and join us for our family friendly annual event. Donations and sponsorships provide for the scholarship and outreach programs for children in South Florida throughout the year. For more details, please visit our website. Feb. 22 Grace Notes Music Foundation Annual Carousel Concert-Thon; Downtown At the Gardens

President, Board of Directors: Debbie Butler Vice President: Honorable Shaniek Maynard Year Founded: 1991 Info: GFNF’s mission is to support the unfunded needs of abused and neglected children while increasing community awareness and education to further protect children. Nov. 18 to Dec. 18 Holiday Gift Drive for Abuse & Neglected Children Kick-off; Various drop off locations throughout the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee Sep. 22, 23 Treasure Coast GFNF Child Summit; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Indian River State College, Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex; free

Habitat for Humanity of Martin County

Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County

2090 NW Federal Highway Stuart, FL 34994 Ph: 772.223.9940

6758 N. Military Trail, Ste. 301 Riviera Beach, FL 33407 Ph: 561.253.2080

Habitat For Humanity of South Palm Beach County 181 SE Fifth Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33483 Ph: 561.819.6070

Executive Director: Margot Graff Year Founded: 1986 Info: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Martin County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. HFHMC Runs on Volunteer Power! We have volunteer opportunities in construction, our ReStore, office and more. Oct. 1 Home Dedications run throughout the year; 9 a.m.; East Stuart, Carter Park and Hobe Sound; free

CEO: Bernard J. Godek Year Founded: 1986 Info: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope for low-income families. Since being founded in 1986, HFHPBC has constructed 237 affordable homes. Volunteer opportunities include working on construction sites, helping out at HFHPBC’s ReStores or lending a hand at the Habitat Thrift Store. These positions are available year-round, as is the opportunity to assist at our administrative office. The affiliate holds multiple events each year, which also require volunteers to be successful. Nov. 1 The Habitat Gala “There’s No Place Like Home”; 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; The Breakers Palm Beach; $450 April 27 Habitat for Humanity’s “Home in One” Golf Classic; BallenIsles Country Club; $1,500/foursome January Women Build; West Palm Beach

President and CEO: Randy B. Nobles Chief Financial Officer: Reg Hoskins Year Founded: 1991 Info: Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat’s mission provides a hand up, never a hand out for hardworking, low-income families who earn and qualify for Habitat’s zero-interest mortgage program, through 300 hours of sweat equity and financial literacy classes. With the community’s support, Habitat helps and empowers families through building a stronger community. Oct. 18,19 CEO Build with Honorary Chair Douglas Fash; 8 a.m. to noon or noon to 4 p.m.; Boynton Beach; $2,500/CEO Builder; Sponsorship opportunities available Nov. 8 Veterans Build; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Boca Raton Sand Pine Park; Home Sponsors at $5,000 May 7 to 9 Habitat for Humanity SPBC Women’s Build; 8 a.m. to noon or noon to 4 p.m.; Delray Beach or Boynton Beach; $1,000/Women Builder; Sponsorship opportunities available


Charity D A T E B O O K


Charity D A T E B O O K Hanley Foundation 700 S. Dixie Highway, Ste. 103 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Ph: 561.268.2355 CEO: Jan Cairnes Year Founded: 1989 Info: Mary Jane and Jack Hanley retired to Palm Beach County to discover the absence of any facilities dedicated to quality substance abuse treatment. Through the couple’s leadership and community support, Hanley Center and the Hanley Center Foundation were established. Nearly 40 years later and now expanded throughout Florida, the community continues to recognize the stand-alone Hanley Foundation for its thought leadership and evidence-based programming. The charitable 501(c)(3) organization provides statewide resources for substance use disorder advocacy, education and access to quality treatment. Jan. 23 Palm Beach Dinner; 6 p.m.; Sailfish Club of Florida; $500, $350/age 40 and younger March 8 25th Annual Family Picnic; 11 a.m.; National Croquet Center; $195/adults, $50/child, free/age 3 and younger April 6 21st Annual Golf Classic; 7:30 a.m.; Admirals Cove; $1,000/person, $4,000/foursome, $500/juniors

Helping People Succeed 1601 NE Braille Place Jensen Beach, FL 34957 Ph: 772.320.0770

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation 3545 Ocean Drive, Ste. 201 Vero Beach, FL 32963 Ph: 772.466.9876 President and CEO: Katha Kissman Chair of Board: Michael O’Reilly Year Founded: 1971 Info: The mission of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Inc. (HBOIF) is to support the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, a research institute within Florida Atlantic University. HBOIF provides funding and support for research and education in marine sciences and ocean engineering. Our goal is to support FAU’s Harbor Branch as it increases understanding of oceans and coastal areas through exploration and scientific investigation. Feb. 7 Love Your Lagoon; 6 p.m.; Oak Harbor; Sponsorships start at $1,000 Feb. 13, 14 Indian River Lagoon Symposium; 8 a.m.; Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU; Price TBA

Hibiscus Children’s Center P.O. Box 1406 Jensen Beach, FL 34958 Ph: 772.334.9311

Heathcote Botanical Gardens 210 Savannah Road Fort Pierce, FL 34982 Ph: 772.464.4672 Executive Director: Diane Kimes President of the Board of Trustees: Christina Adams Year Founded: 1985 Info: Heathcote celebrates 33 years as a nonprofit public garden, committed to providing families an escape from their wired world to experience nature. Our mission: to educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty and serve as a resource for the conservation of our environment. Volunteer programs include admissions, gift shop, propagation, education, outreach and event planning—all advance knowledge about plants and the environment. Home to James J. Smith Bonsai Collection and member of the American Horticultural Society. Nov. 28 to Dec. 31 Fifth Annual Garden of Lights; 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Heathcote Botanical Gardens Feb. 29 10th Annual Bonsai Bash; 6 p.m.; Heathcote Botanical Gardens; $100 March 23, 24 Spring Plant Sale; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Heathcote Botanical Gardens; free

HomeSafe 2840 Sixth Ave. S. Lake Worth, FL 33461 Ph: 561.383.9800

President and CEO: Suzy Hutcheson Vice President: Kathy Derringer Year Founded: 1964 Info: Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment. Volunteer opportunities range from working in the office with administrative tasks to assisting adults with intellectual disabilities. There is a volunteer opportunity for everyone. Nov. 23 Pinot & Picasso; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club; $200 April 1 to 30 April Showers; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Helping People Succeed; Donations of baby items June 27 White Shirt Night; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Taste Casual Dining; $50

President and CEO: Matt Markley Year Founded:1985 Info: 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. Dec. 6 Hibiscus Children’s Center Martin County Gala “Broadway at the Shores”; 6 p.m.; Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa; $250 March 2 Hibiscus Children’s Center “29th Annual Jo Covelli’s Ladies Luncheon”; 11 a.m.; Sailfish Point Country Club; $175 May 2 Raise the Roof for Hibiscus Children’s Center “Hats, Horses and Hope” Kentucky Derby; 5 p.m.; Indian RiverSide Park, Frances Langford Pavilion; $75

CEO: Matthew Ladika Year Founded: 1979 Info: HomeSafe provides a continuum of care that has evolved over the agency’s 40 years in existence. We screen new mothers for postpartum depression and provide free screenings to identify developmental issues in young children. Our residential program provides a haven for abused children ages 8 to 17 who have been removed from their home and require therapeutic treatment for their trauma. Domestic violence victims break free from the cycle of abuse with immediate intervention and prevention services through the SafetyNet program. Young adults who have aged out of foster care can access affordable housing through our Pond Place program. Feb. 15 The Classic Rock & Roll Party with celebrity host Nicko McBrain, Iron Maiden Drummer and co-chairmen Aggie and Jeff Stoops and Steve Bernstein and Abby Bernstein-Henderson; 6 p.m.; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; $500, $5,000/table May HomeSafe Charity Golf Tournament


Charity D A T E B O O K The Hometown Foundation, Inc.

The Hope Center for Autism

6231 PGA Blvd., Ste. 104-383 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Ph:561.310.6591

1695 SE Indian St. Stuart, FL 34997 Ph: 772.334.3288

House of Hope 2484 SE Bonita St. Stuart, FL 34997 Ph: 772.286.4673

Founder: Michael A. Bozzuto Year Founded: 2001 Info: The Hometown Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and their families in hometowns and surrounding communities in which we operate. The Hometown Foundation, Inc. honors and assists five distinct areas of charity: Animal Welfare, Emergency Response Personnel, Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities or in Need, Major Illness and the Military. Our Dream Cars & Cocktails gala is one of the foundation’s largest annual fundraising events held in Palm Beach Gardens. Each year, Cars & Cocktails is adorned in a different theme, but always features live entertainment, auction items, delectable food and good company. Community members, busines leaders and the likes attend as well as special guests such as Congressman Brian Mast. Feb. 8 Seventh Annual Dream Cars & Cocktails; 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; PGA National Resort; $350

Executive Director: Joanne Sweazey Assistant Director: Beth Rautenstrauch Year Founded: 2002 Info: Opening doors for people with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. Volunteer opportunities are available for fundraising, event planning and preparation, assisting in classrooms with students (appropriate clearance required), paperwork and preparation of classroom materials. Nov. 2 Golf for Hope; 8 p.m.; Santa Lucia River Club at Ballantrae; $200/golf and lunch; Sponsorships available from $250 to $5,000 March 28 Sporting Clays, The Rabbit’s Revenge; 7:30 am; OK Corral Gun Club; $200; Sponsorships available April 18 Poker Run

CEO: Robert Ranieri Chairman of the Board: Scott Moore Year Founded: 1984 Info: House of Hope reaches about 5,500 people per month with services that include basic needs—food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance—and long-term case management that help people build life skills for a more self-sufficient future. The agency has service centers and thrift stores in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown and Jensen Beach. The nutrition gardens and production farm provide nourishing food to the community as well as vocational training opportunities for local career seekers. The Golden Gate Center for Enrichment offers free programs, technology and workshops designed to enhance life skills, earning potential, health and overall well-being. Nov. 15 Serve Some Hope Charity Tennis Tournament; Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club Winter Hearts for Hope Luncheon Spring Top Chef Martin County

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

Impact 100 Martin

Impact the Palm Beaches

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

P.O.Box 31717 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420 Ph: 347.266.4501

CEO and President: Frank Valente Year Founded: 1955 Info: The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is Martin County’s only open-access, no-kill non-profit animal welfare organization. Since 1955, the HSTC has remained true to its mission: To Provide Compassionate Care and Nurture the Bond Between People and Pets. HSTC provides the only high-volume, lowcost spay-neuter program in our area, and also offers adoption programs, humane education services, partnerships with like-minded organizations and volunteer opportunities at its shelter and thrift stores. This year, HSTC will be adding the Frank and Millie Savastano Dog Play Areas and the Jane and Shirley Wurz Obedience and Education Center! Feb. 22 Paws & Claws Gala; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Location TBA; $275 March 28 Mutt March & WaterFest; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Memorial Park; free April 25 Bunfest; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; The Kane Center; $5/adult; free/kids ages 10 and younger

Chair, Executive Committee: Nancy Wong Year Founded: 2017 Info: Women creating positive, lasting change in our community through collective giving. A minimum of 100 women each contribute $1,100 ($1,000 grant monies/$100 administration) and join forces to award a game-changing $100,000 grant to the nonprofit organization where it will have the most impact in Martin County. We invite women who want to make a difference to contact us to learn more. Our Executive Committee includes Nancy Wong, Chair; Denise Belizar; Genevieve George; Arati Hammond; Betsy Johnson; Elaine Matts; Laurie Steiger; Linda Weiksnar; and Rita May Wright. Impact 100 Martin maintains a field of interest fund with The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie. Nov. 4 Season Kick-Off; 5:30 p.m.; Elliott Museum April 2 Grant Awards Celebration; 9 a.m.; Willoughby Golf Club

Co-Founder: Deborah Johnson 2019-2020 Chair: Jessica Ransom Info: Impact the Palm Beaches is a unique organization of dynamic women who create transformational change in their local community through collective philanthropy. Impact members each contribute $1,000 annually and award at least one $100,000 Impact grant to a local non-profit organization. Impact grants focus in the following areas: arts and culture, education, environment, family and health and wellness. Impact the Palm Beaches serves the northern portion of the county from Lake Worth Road north to the county line. Impact funds are held by The United Way Town of Palm Beach. Feb. 27 Impact Awards Celebration; 5 p.m.; Els Center for Excellence in Jupiter; free/members, $25/guests


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JARC Florida

4200 N. University Drive Sunrise, FL 33351 Ph: 954.749.7230

21160 95th Ave. S. Boca Raton, FL 33428 Ph: 561.558.2550 Executive Director: Sarah Franco Director of Operations and Clinical Services: Wendy Jenkins Year Founded: 1992 Info: JAFCO’s mission is to care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities in the Jewish community and to work in partnership with families and the entire community. We believe that the care of children in our community is our responsibility, one we accept with joy, pride and love... giving every child a place to belong. Jan. 11 An Evening with Robert Klein; 6:30 p.m.; The Country Club at Mirasol; $250 Feb. 5 Luncheon & Card Party at Mirasol; 10 a.m.; The Country Club at Mirasol; $125 Feb. 26 Luncheon & Card Party at Admirals Cove; 10 a.m.; The Club at Admirals Cove; $125

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County 1 Harvard Circle, Ste. 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Ph: 561.478.0700

JDRF Greater Palm Beach 1641 Worthington Road, Ste. 340 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Ph: 561.801.7271

CEO: Jeffrey M. Zirulnick COO: Michael J. Hopper Year Founded: 1986 Info: JARC Florida provides programs and services to educate and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. JARC offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. For example: music, art, reading, walking club and bingo. There are also many options in the Jeffrey & Nicole Goldberg Ability Garden. Nov 4. JARC Golf Tournament; 12:30 p.m.; St. Andrews Country Club; $450, $1,700/foursome Dec. 5 JARC’s Fashion Show With Heart; 11:30 a.m.; Lord & Taylor; Tickets from $50 March 8 JARC’s 34th Annual Gala; 6 p.m.; Boca West Country Club; $250

Board President: Rebecca DiStefano Vice President: David Lubetkin Year Founded: 1970 Info: JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure. Oct. 24 to 25 JDRF CCIM Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Reception; Thursday Reception 5:30 p.m., Friday Golf 7:30 a.m.; PGA National Resort and Spa Feb. 8 35th Annual Gem of an Evening Gala: Carnival in Venice; 6 p.m.; EAU Palm Beach Resort and Spa; $350 March 7 JDRF One Walk; 9 a.m.; Meyer Amphitheatre

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast 6903 Vista Parkway N., Ste. 10 West Palm Beach, FL Ph: 561.242.9468

Junior League of Martin County 759 S. Federal Highway, Ste. 200 Stuart, FL 34995 Ph: 772.291.6595

President and CEO: Michael Hoffman Year Founded: 1962 Info: Through the generosity and leadership of community members, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County addresses the most critical causes facing the Jewish community in the Palm Beaches and across the globe. Federation stands up to antisemitism and bigotry; creates a Jewish future by connecting children and teens to their Jewish identity; and ensures the most vulnerable have the support to live with dignity. Jan. 14 King David Society Dinner; The Colony Palm Beach; $225 Jan. 27 Lion of Judah Luncheon; High Ridge Country Club; $150 Feb. 10 Celebrating Philanthropy: A Major Gifts Event; Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center; $225

President: Claudia Kirk-Barto Year Founded: 1919 Info: Junior Achievement is dedicated to giving local youth the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement’s programs focus on financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship for grades Kindergarten through 12. All JA programming is provided at no charge to the youth and schools, thanks to our generous local community supporters. JA seeks to ignite the spark in young people to recognize the opportunities and realities of work and life in an ever-evolving society, and to switch their mindset from “I can’t” to “I can.” Oct. 19 Caribbean Wind; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Rybovich Superyacht Marina; $150 Dec. 13 JA Golf Classic; 8:30 a.m.; Jonathan’s Landing Old Trail; $250, $1,000/foursome March 21 JA Hall of Fame Gala; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Kravis Center; $250

President: Dr. Teena White Vice president: Charlene Lyons Year Founded: 1992 Info: The Junior League of Martin County, Inc. (JLMC) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLMC is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, which is comprised of 291 Junior Leagues across the United States and in four countries. The Junior League of Martin County welcomes all women who value our mission statement. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities. Dec. 7 11th Annual Rudolph’s Reindeer Dash 5K and 10K; 7 a.m.; Memorial Park March LUNAFEST- a traveling film festival showcasing women in film May Pineapple Palooza- A Southern Summer Soirée


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Charity D A T E B O O K Junior League of the Palm Beaches 470 Columbia Drive, Building F West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Ph: 561.870.9083

Jupiter Christian School 700 S. Delaware Blvd. Jupiter, FL 33458 Ph: 561.747.1003

Jupiter Medical Center Foundation 1210 S. Old Dixie Highway Jupiter, FL 33458 Ph: 561.263.3709

President: Laura Wissa Executive Vice President: Felice Shearer Year Founded: 1941 Info: We are 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 our Mission statement. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities. Nov. 23 Deck the Palms Boutique Market; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Palm Beach County Convention Center; free March 7 Into the Wild Gala; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society; $500

President: Dr. David Breslin Chief Advancement Officer: Darlaine Sisk Year Founded: 1963 Info: Jupiter Christian School is committed to excellence in teaching the mind, reaching the heart and inspiring servant leaders who will impact the world for Jesus. We believe each child should have the opportunity to cultivate their God-given gifts in a Christ-filled environment. Feb. 21 Jupiter Christian School’s Believe Endowed Scholarship Dinner hosted by Lt. General and Mrs. Richard Y. Newton III, USAF (Ret); 6 p.m.; Palm Beach Yacht Club; $250/ couple; RSVP to Darlaine Sisk at

President: Liv E. Vesely, MA, MPH Chairman of the Board: Joseph Taddeo Year Founded: 1989 Info: Since its founding, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has empowered Jupiter Medical Center with the financial resources to impact the delivery of health and wellness for the region. JMCF, together with JMC, is committed to transforming regional health care through a combined vision using innovative techniques and technology, world-class physicians and high-quality, patient-centered care, all housed within extraordinary facilities. Nov. 11 41st Annual JMCF Charity Golf Classic; 8:30 a.m. shotgun start; McArthur Golf Club, Hobe Sound and Old Palm Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens; $1,500 March 4 Women’s Health and Wellness Conference; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; The Pelican Club, Jupiter; $250 April 4 44th Annual Black-Tie Ball; 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; The Breakers Palm Beach; $750

KidSanctuary Campus 700 S. Dixie Highway Ste. 101 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Ph: 561.653.8274

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

Founder and Chairman of the Board: Connie M. Frankino President: Debra M. Tornaben Year Founded: 2009 Info: KidSanctuary Campus was founded in 2009 by Connie M. Frankino with the mission to ensure that each foster care 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. The children stay in one of four family style cottages on a secure 10-acre campus in West Palm Beach. Our annual events will support the new Angel Crossing Enrichment Center that will be built on campus to serve as a nucleus for the children living in our cottages and will provide a space for a case management, tutoring, family visits and therapy. Dec. 13 Holiday Hoedown by the Sea; 6:30 p.m.; Pelican Club Jupiter; $250 March 10 1000 Wishes Luncheon & Runway Fashion Show; 11 a.m.; Mar-a-Lago Club; $250

Chairperson: Arlette Gordon Year Founded: 2010 Info: Leeds Endowment is committed to assisting disabled individuals with the resources they need to live healthy, productive and independent lives. Its fundraising efforts help to raise awareness and to donate the resources needed to help disabled individuals in the Palm Beach County area. Nov. 22 Party with the Pack; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Leeds Custom Design Showroom; $150/adults, $100/junior

Legacy Foundation of Palm Beach County 801 Northpoint Parkway, Ste. 9 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Ph: 561.832.7677 President and Executive Director: Jonathan Lappin Year Founded: 1992 Info: Providing instruments, lessons, scholarships, music camp funding and other opportunities to talented youth between the ages of 6 and 18. Funds are available for those who cannot otherwise afford to pursue their musical aspirations. Applications are available online at our website. Application windows open for 30 days the last Mondays of February and August.


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Kitty Catalina Wine Mixer | HSTC Memorial Garden September 20, 2019, 6pm – 8pm

Shelter Appreciation Week | visit November 3-9, 2019

To Provide Compassionate Care and Nurture the Bond Between People and Pets

Pooch Plunge | Sailfish Splash Waterpark December 7, 2019, 10am – 1pm

Holiday Hoopla | HSTC Thrift Stores December 7, 2019, 10am – 5pm

Paws & Claws Gala | Stuart February 22, 2020, 6pm – 11pm

Mutt March 5k & Festival | Memorial Park March 28, 2020, 10am – 2pm

Bunfest 10th Anniversary | The Kane Center OBEDIENCE CLASSES HSTC offers a multitude of classes to help your dog become the best version of itself! Visit

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

4100 SW Leighton Farm Avenue, Palm City, FL 34990 (772) 223-8822

Poinsettia Power! A Holiday Bazaar, Luncheon and Fashion Show Proceeds to help feed homebound seniors in Martin County through the Meals on Wheels program.

April 25, 2020, 10am – 4pm

Shop and Donate gently used appliances, clothing and furniture at either of our Thrift Stores in Stuart. Thrift Store Central 2585 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart (772) 286-6909 10am to 5pm

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Charity D A T E B O O K The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

LIFE (Leaders in Furthering Education)

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art

3230 Commerce Place, Ste. B West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Ph: 561.616.8682

1720 S. Ocean Blvd. Manalapan, FL 33462 Ph: 561.582.8083

373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, FL 33469 Ph: 561.746.3101

Board Chair: Troy Rice Year Founded: 1949 Info: The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. The organization is the voice for all blood cancer patients, and works to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. Nov. 22 Light The Night Walk; 5 p.m.; FITTEAM Ballpark Jan. 25 Epic, the Annual Black-Tie Gala; 7 p.m.; The Breakers Palm Beach; $800, $550/juniors (40 and younger) May 19 Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale; 7 p.m.; Hilton West Palm Beach; $200

President: Lois Pope Vice President: Robert C. Miller, Esq. Year Founded: 1993 Info: Since 1993, Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE) has been dedicated to helping and improving the lives of the voiceless and vulnerable in our society—those who are disadvantaged, marginalized or forgotten because of disabilities, socio-economic status, neglect, age, abuse and other barriers. Founded by Lois Pope, one of America’s most committed and creative philanthropists and humanitarians, LIFE provides aid and assistance for disabled veterans, medical research, humanitarian relief, and animal welfare. Jan. 3 LIFE’s 26th Annual Lady in Red Gala starring Diana Ross; 6 p.m.; The Breakers Palm Beach; $1,000

Executive Director: Nancy Politsch Year Founded: 1964 Info: After 55 years, we are “Raising the Roof!” The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is a not-for-profit art center dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions and diverse special events. We are in the midst of the second phase of our Capital Campaign to add a second story to accommodate more class and exhibition space. Exhibitions include “TATTOO: The Renaissance of Body Art” and “LUSH: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition.” Our nationally recognized Annual Plein Air Festival takes place March 7 to 15. Jan. 11 D’Art for Art; 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Pelican Club; $500 Feb. 14, 15 Benefit Concerts by Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band; 6:30 p.m.; Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery; $10 March 13 Seventh Annual Plein Air Festival Collectors’ Party; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery; $50

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

3651 Quantum Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33426 Ph: 561.279.9103

14200 U.S. Highway 1 Juno Beach, FL 33408 Ph: 561.627.8280

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

Board President: Tom Streit CEO: Kristin Calder Year Founded: 1989 Info: Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy. In our 30th year, we continue to help 27,000 adults and children acquire literacy skills to be successful in school and in life. Community members support literacy by volunteering as reading tutors, making donations, organizing book drives, attending literacy events and participating in literacy initiatives such as “Read for the Record” and “Read Together Palm Beach County.” Feb. 29 LOOP and Leap for Literacy, Walk, Run, Bike; Times vary; Bryant Park, Lake Worth Beach; Registration from $10 March 12 Love of Literacy Luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Kravis Center; $150/luncheon, $300/includes reception with speaker April 17 Literacy Links Golf Tournament; 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start; Palm Beach Par 3; $200/person, $700/foursome

President and CEO: Jack E. Lighton Board Chair: Lynne L. Wells Year Founded: 1983 Info: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is an ocean conservation organization and sea turtle hospital located adjacent to one of the most prolific sea turtle nesting beaches in the world. Open seven days a week, the Center features free admission. LMC also manages the Juno Beach Pier and annually both campuses welcome nearly 500,000 guests. LMC’s mission is to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. Oct. 25 11th Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Kravis Center; $125 December/January TBA Beach Bash Palm Beach; 8 p.m. to midnight; Palm Beach; Tickets from $250 March 21 TurtleFest; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Loggerhead Marinelife Center; free

President: Cindy Wester Vice-President: Nancy Stainback Year Founded: 1981 Info: The Loxahatchee Guild is the premier historic preservation organization in northern Palm Beach County. Founded in 1981 by Mrs. Anna Laird Minear, the mission of the Guild is to preserve, protect and promote historical projects through fundraising. Projects that have benefitted from the Guild’s generosity include the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the Tindall Pioneer House, the DuBois House and the Jupiter F.E.C. Train Depot. Feb. 27 Tastes from Around the World Cocktail Party; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Pelican Club; $150


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Charity D A T E B O O K Loxahatchee River Historical Society 500 Captain Armour’s Way Jupiter, FL 33469 Ph: 561.747.8380

The Lyric Theatre

Madison’s Miracles

59 SW Flagler Ave. Stuart, FL 34994 Ph: 772.220.1942

PO Box 241 Stuart, FL 34996 Ph: 772.285.1802

Board Chair: Robin Sykes, MD Board Vice Chair: Chris Nielsen Year Founded: 1972 Info: The 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is our area’s 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. The Lighthouse site includes a restored 1940 History Museum, 1892 Tindall Pioneer Homestead, 1920s Keeper’s Workshop and natural habitat walkways. Educational programs and exhibits showcase a unique 5,000 year-old history. Nov. 23 Rendezvous at the Light; 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum; Tickets from $100 March 11 Lighthouse Luminary Luncheon; noon to 2 p.m.; Pelican Club; Tickets from $125 April 10 to 11 Wild & Scenic Film Festival; 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum; $15

Board President: Todd Laycock Executive Director: Kia Fontaine Year Founded: 1926 Info: The Lyric Theatre, in historic downtown Stuart, has been a community-owned gem for 93 years. The intimate performing arts venue has only 500 seats and offers a wide variety of programming from blues and jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and doo-wop, divas and tenors, comedy and dance, family fun and more. The Lyric is committed to provide a cultural resource that enhances the quality of life, educates and inspires our youth and supports the local economy. Jan 22, 23 An Evening with Branford Marsalis; 7 p.m. Feb. 5 National Geographic Live! Hidden Wild Secrets of the Everglades with Conservation Photograher Carlton Ward Jr.; 7 p.m. Feb. 25 Shelea - Natural Woman: A Night of Soul from Aretha to Adele; 7 p.m.

Founder/President: Christina Stamper Vice President: Chris Stamper Year Founded: 2016 Info: Madison’s Miracles was founded after the loss of Chris and Christina’s daughter, Madison. It is intended to give families all of the experiences and resources that were not available to them. Madison’s Miracles provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced stillbirth, pregnancy or infant loss by providing cuddle cot placements, hospital grieving packets for patients, nurse training, free support groups, remembrance events, counseling assistance and funeral expense assistance (qualifications apply). March 2, 3 Celebrity Chef Night; 6 p.m.; Fujiyama Stuart; $65 May 2 Remembrance Walk & Butterfly Release; 8:30 a.m.; Stuart Memorial Park; $30

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Mary’s Shelter

1001 E. Indiantown Road Jupiter, FL 33477 Ph: 561.972.6150

1033 SE 14th St. Stuart, FL 34996 Ph: 772.223.5000 Producing Artistic Director and Chief Executive: Andrew Kato Year Founded: 2004 Info: The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is a professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. Feb. 15 Maltz Jupiter Theatre Gala, The Roaring 2020s; Honoring the Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation. Honorary Chairs are Isanne and Sandy Fisher; 6:30 p.m.; The Pelican Club; Sponsorships available April 4 Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory Awards; noon; Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa; $75; An inspiring afternoon of performances and awards as the Theatre recognizes 10 bright and outstanding students. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Erin Tartaglia at 561.972.6124 or

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens 4000 Morikami Park Road Delray Beach, FL 33446 Ph: 561.495.0233

Executive Director: Gina Thompson Year Founded: 2010 Info: Mary’s Shelter mission is to provide a transitional, caring, educational, spiritual and supportive housing environment for homeless, pregnant women and their babies offering a pathway to self-sufficiency, and a life of dignity and respect. Volunteer Opportunities include the need for drivers, life skills instructors, internship opportunities at local businesses, babysitters, reception and secretarial help, quarterly newsletter mailing help, event volunteers and more. Jan. 21 Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon; 10:30 a.m.; Willoughby Golf Club; $95 Feb. 29 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Gala; 5:30 p.m.; Piper’s Landing; $200 March 9 Girls Night Out, Frank Marino’s DIVAS Absolutely HER-larious; Pre-party at Vine & Barley Stuart 5:30 p.m., Show at The Lyric 7 p.m.

President, Board of Directors: Celia Zahringer Year Founded: 1977 Info: Since 1977, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has offered visitors a window to Japan through sprawling historic gardens, a world-class bonsai display, captivating exhibitions, signature cuisine and a distinctive Museum Store. Morikami fulfills its mission to provide Japanese cultural experiences that educate and inspire with unique year-round programming, festivals and special events. Nov. 9 Anime Architecture; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Prices vary; Exhibition closes April 3 Jan. 12 Oshogatsu: New Year’s Festival; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Prices vary Feb. 8 Moon Over Morikami Gala 2020; 7 p.m.; Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens; $400


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Charity D A T E B O O K New Horizons of the Treasure Coast & Okeechobee

Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation 11770 US Highway One, Ste. 308 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 Ph: 561.630.0025

4500 W. Midway Road Fort Pierce, FL 34981 Ph: 772.468.5600

Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center 1713 Quail Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Ph: 561.712.9221

President and CEO: George Shopland Chief Development Officer: Lisa Rymer Year Founded: 1958 Info: New Horizons is the largest mental health and addiction recovery agency in the region, serving 14,000 children and adults annually, regardless of their ability to pay. No one is turned away due to lack of financial resources. New Horizons has two outpatient offices in Stuart, three in Fort Pierce, two in Vero Beach, and one in Okeechobee. The main campus also houses 100 inpatient clients in crisis as a Baker Act and Marchman Act receiving facility for children and adults, and offers residential detox and substance use disorder treatment programs. The agency partners with the court system, law enforcement, school districts, as well as provides a mobile crisis response team that operates 24/7. March 14 Red, White & YOU: A Star Spangled Night; 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club; $200

Co-Founder and Chairman: Barbara Nicklaus Year Founded: 2004 Info: Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing and enhancing health care for children. Through the support from the foundation, a pediatric partnership between Jupiter Medical Center and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was established, paving the way to make world-class pediatric care accessible to residents for Palm Beach and Martin counties. January Golden Heart Luncheon; The Country Club at Mirasol; $350

Executive Director: Alice M. L. Eger, M.A.Ed. Year Founded: 1939 Info: Empowering the children of working families to achieve academic and life success through educational programs that embrace the whole child and through family programming. Our volunteer opportunities include academic tutors, classroom support, and enrichment for sports, music, dance and visual arts. Dec. 4 Opportunity Annual Holiday Luncheon & Boutique; 10:30 a.m. shopping boutique, noon luncheon; Sailfish Club of Florida; $200 April 4 Opportunity Gala; 6:30 p.m.; Private residence in Palm Beach; $450

Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller 201 Plaza Real, Ste. 140 Boca Raton, FL 33432 Ph: 561.350.1230

ORT America 777 Yamato Road, Ste. 100 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Ph: 561.997.1071

Palm Beach County Food Bank 525 Gator Drive Lantana, FL 33462 Ph: 561.670.2518

Commander: Isabelle Paul Year Founded: 1048 Info: The Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Malta), Knight Hospitaller is one of the oldest Order of Chivalry in existence. The organization’s motto, “Pro Fide, Pro Utilitate Hominum—For Faith, For Service to Humanity,”—is synonymous with philanthropy, generosity and compassionate care. The Order’s vibrant chapter, Florida Commandery, is led by Commander Isabelle Paul and is based in Boca Raton. It is focused on activities and fundraising for critical local charities serving the sick and the poor. The Order of St. John brings together ladies and gentlemen known for their love of humanity and who are contributors to the good of their communities. Those interested in applying for a membership should contact Mary Csar at Nov. 2 Knights and Dames Gala; 6 p.m.; Royal Palm Yacht Club; $275

Director of Florida Region: Robin Isaacson Year Founded: 1880 Info: ORT breaks through social and economic barriers to transform lives. When underserved students access high-quality education, they are better positioned to enter the job market with marketable skills, become leaders and invest back into their communities. Our global educational network, schools, colleges and international programs propel 300,000 students to develop careers and lead fulfilling, independent lives. ORT’s 139-year history proves that education has the power to link generations before us with generations to come, connect communities near and far and dovetail learning opportunities in the present with prosperity in the future. Nov 3. Gary Rosenthal is Coming to Town; 10 a.m. Bellaggio, 3 p.m. Ramat Shalom Nov. 4 Gary Rosenthal is Coming to Town; 10 a.m. Mizner Falls, 7 p.m. Huntingon Pointe Dec. 10 The spORT of Giving; 6 p.m.; Boca Grove; $1,000 minimum gift

Executive Director: Karen Erren Year Founded: 2012 Info: The Palm Beach County Food Bank’s mission is to alleviate hunger in Palm Beach County. It provides access to nutritious food for more than 100,000 hungry residents every month. The Food Bank procures approximately 5 million pounds of food annually from grocery stores, restaurants, food distributors, wholesalers and other sources and provides it to more than 200 local community partners, including food pantries, soup kitchens and residential housing programs. Palm Beach County Food Bank programs reach families, school children and seniors, and connects those in need of available benefits and resources. Dec. 8 Empty Bowls Delray Beach; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Old School Square; $25/advance, $30/door Feb. 28 Palm Beach Empty Bowls; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea; $25


Charity D A T E B O O K Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation 44 Cocoanut Row, Ste. #M207 B Palm Beach, FL 33480 Ph: 561.832.8585

Palm Beach Opera

Palm Beach Symphony

1800 S. Australian Ave., Ste. 301 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Ph: 561.833.7888

400 Hibiscus St., Ste. 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Ph: 561.655.2657

President of Membership Board: Mark W. Cook Chairman/COO: Peter Summers Year Founded: 1985 Info: Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation has been dedicated to the support of Palm Beach County’s hospice care organization for more than 35 years. Through the tireless efforts of its all-volunteer group, the foundation provides essential resources that support patients and their families of those who are facing advanced illnesses. Each year, the foundation hosts one of the signature events of the Palm Beach season. Hospice Evening invites friends and supporters to celebrate the foundation’s work and to raise additional funds for hospice care. Jan. 16 Hospice Evening 2020 “Among the Palms”; 7 p.m.; The Flagler Museum; $900, $500/junior

General Director: David Walker Chairman: Dennis K. Williams Year Founded: 1961 Info: Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence, to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs and to training the next generation of opera stars. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera produces mainstage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of OPERA America and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Dec. 6 Opening night “Hansel and Gretel”; 7 p.m.; Crest Theatre at Old School Square; Tickets from $25 Jan. 24 Opening night “Turandot”; 7:30 p.m.; Kravis Center; Tickets from $20 Feb. 10 2020 Gala, An Evening with Christian Van Horn; 6:30 p.m.; The Breakers Palm Beach; $1,000/person; Sponsorships available

Executive Director: David McClymont Board President: Dale McNulty Year Founded: 1974 Info: Palm Beach Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate and entertain through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. Now in its 46th season and under the leadership of Executive Director David McClymont, 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 2019-20 season offers masterworks and chamber music series, crafted by Maestro Gerard Schwarz, that are performed in venues such as the Kravis Center, the Society of the Four Arts and the Norton Museum of Art. Dec. 17 Holly Jolly Symphony Fête; 11 a.m.; The Beach Club Palm Beach; $200 Feb. 17 18th Annual Gala “The Magic of Music”; 7:30 p.m.; The Breakers; $750; Feb. 17 Young Friends Annual Gala-Night Party; 7:30 p.m.; The Breakers; $250

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League 3100/3200 N. Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Ph: 561.472.8842

The Pine School

Place of Hope

12350 SE Federal Highway Hobe Sound, FL 33455 Ph: 772.675.7005

9078 Isaiah Lane Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408 Ph: 561.775.7195

Executive Director/CEO: Rich Anderson Chairman of the Board: Lesly S. Smith Year Founded: 1925 Info: Our mission is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County. Nov. 30 The Young Friends of Peggy Adams hosts its inaugural Party Animal Gala; 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; The Norton Museum of Art; $275, $500/couple Dec. 5 48th Annual Christmas Ball; 7 p.m.; Sailfish Club of Florida; $750 Feb. 22 19th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals; 9 a.m. to noon; Meyer Amphitheatre; free; incentives start at $35

Head of School: Binney Caffrey Year Founded: 1969 Info: The Pine School is a vibrant and unified K-12, college-prep community, bound together by a shared sense of pride in our students. The Pine School has always sought to prepare students for the world of tomorrow. From our enriching off-campus, beyond-the-classroom experiences to our commitment to service that develops a deeper sense of compassion, our students are exceptionally well-rounded and attractive to top universities. Our curriculum is specially designed to focus on collaborative and creative problem-solving skills to create lifelong learners. Inspiring arts and competitive athletics are part of the balance. We invite you to tour our beautiful 142-acre campus. Nov. 2 Evening of Celebration Gala; 6 p.m.; The Pine School; $150 Nov. 16 PineFest 50th Anniversary Celebration; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Pine School; $5 Jan. 18 100 Years of Cars Show; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Pine School; $10

Founding CEO: Charles L. Bender III COO: Shannon Anderson Year Founded: 2001 Info: Place of Hope is a unique, faith-based, state-licensed children’s organization providing family-style foster care (emergency and longterm); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking; transitional housing and support services for youth aging out of foster care; housing and support services for homeless families; foster care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect throughout our region. Oct. 18 Peninsula Dinner: Celebrating Old Florida’s Forgotten Treasures; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; BMR Stables; $150 Dec. 6 Paradise Found: A Dinner Celebrating Florida’s Treasures; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Adam’s Ranch; $125 Jan. 17 Sporting Clays Fun Shoot; 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; South Florida Shooting Club; $1,500


Charity D A T E B O O K Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida

Port Salerno Seafood Festival 4745 SE DeSoto Ave. Stuart, FL 34997 Ph: 772.359.7555

2300 N. Florida Mango Road West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Ph: 561.472.9966

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Ph: 561.833.8300

President and CEO: Lillian Tamayo Year Founded: 1971 Info: The mission of Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida is to provide comprehensive sexual health care through the provision of clinical services, education and advocacy. We do so by understanding and responding to the needs of those seeking our services, and by protecting and respecting the essential privacy rights, dignity and culture of each individual. Oct. 24 Martin County Cocktails for a Cause; 6 p.m.; Private home in Stuart; $150; Sponsorship opportunities available Feb. 6 Palm Beach Dinner Dance; 7 p.m.; $800; Sponsorship opportunities available March 5 Tradition of Choice Luncheon; 10:30 a.m.; Kravis Center; $175; Sponsorship opportunities available

Presidente: John Hennessee Vice President:Melody Fortier Year Founded: 2006 Info: Welcome to the 14th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival. This year’s event for the first time is a TWO-DAY event. The Seafood is prepared by Port Salerno’s fishermen. This event would not be possible without the dedication of the local fishermen of Port Salerno. They catch, clean and cook most of the seafood, and their families serve it up at the festival for all to enjoy. As usual, there will be lots of mermaids and pirates, a kids zone, ferris wheel, and three stages with music all day long. There will be more large tenting to make this a rain or shine event. Advance sale tickets are available online. Jan. 25 to 26 Port Salerno Seafood Festival; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Port Salerno Waterfront; $15/day, $20/two-day pass

Board Chairman: Jeffrey A. Stoops Chief Executive Officer: Judith A. Mitchell Year Founded: 1992 Info: 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 more than 2.6 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. Jan. 20 Palm Beach Wine Auction; 6 p.m.; 1000 NORTH, Jupiter; $1,250 advance reservation required March 14 Kravis Center Gala; 5:30 p.m.; Kravis Center; $1,250/gala patron, $650/young gala patron; advance reservation required

Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation

SafeSpace, Inc. 612 SE Dixie Highway Stuart, FL 34994 Ph: 772.223.2399

2751 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33405 Ph: 561.655.9655 Founder and President: Deborah Kann Schwarzberg Year Founded: 1995 Info: The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation has been working to raise awareness about prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma. The Foundation’s vision is to educate communities on the importance of primary prevention and seeing a dermatologist yearly. The Sun Smart America curriculum and Students Against Melanoma Clubs educate students K-12 about sun safety. RDK and Hall of Fame baseball player, Mike Schmidt, launched The Mike Schmidt Sun Smart USA program in 2017. This grassroots program strives to protect the public at beaches, parks and stadiums with sunscreen dispensers inspiring life-long habits for prevention of skin cancer. Jan. 20 RDK Melanoma Foundation’s 21st Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show “Eclipse 2020”; 10:30 a.m. silent auction, noon luncheon and fashion show featuring J. Mendel; The Breakers Palm Beach; $375 CEO: Terri Hamrick Year Founded: 1979 Info: SafeSpace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates programs in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. SafeSpace offers victims of domestic violence safety, support and education, empowering them to create an independent life free from violence. Emergency shelter and supportive living/transitional housing programs, 24/7 crisis hotline and extensive outreach advocacy services are available for victims and their children. SafeSpace offers services to all victims and their dependents regardless of race, gender, age, religion, political belief, national origin, immigration status, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation or language spoken. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities; please contact Janet Farnan-Dyer, Resource and Volunteer Coordinator. Oct. 19 40th Birthday Bash; 6 p.m.; Treasure Coast Lexus; $200

The Salvation Army of Martin, St. Lucie & Okeechobee Counties 821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994 Ph: 772.288.1471 Corps Officers: Jeff and Sheena Marquis Year Founded: 1865 Info: The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Volunteer opportunities include bell-ringing at our red kettles at Christmas, sorting donations in our thrift stores, serving meals in our soup kitchen and homeless ministry. We help families in need with things such as food, clothing, emergency financial assistance and disaster services. We also serve the homeless through our Compassion House and Adam’s Place shelters. Nov. 11 Wings of Hope Luncheon & Silent Auction; 10:30 a.m.; Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa; $125 Feb. 28 “Stayin Alive” Fundraiser; 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.; The Lyric Theatre; $75 March 12 “The Jersey Tenors” Fundraiser; 7 p.m.; The Lyric Theatre; $75


Charity D A T E B O O K Schoolhouse Children’s Museum 129 E. Ocean Ave. Boynton Beach , FL 33435 Ph: 561.742.6780

Scripps Research

Seagull Services

120 Scripps Way Jupiter, FL 33458 Ph: 561.228.2016

3879 Byron Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33404 Ph: 561.842.5814

Executive Director: Suzanne Ross Year Founded: 1996 Info: Inspire and engage children and families to explore, play, learn and discover through creative, interactive learning opportunities that integrate the arts, humanities and sciences in cultural and historical settings. April 23 Too Cool For School; Co-chairs Paula Melley and Allan Hendricks; 6 p.m.; Benvenuto; $125

President and CEO of Scripps Research: Peter Schultz, PhD Executive Vice President of Scripps Research: Douglas Bingham, Esq Year Founded: 2003 Info: At Scripps Research, we expand basic knowledge in the biosciences, and use these fundamental advancements to develop profound innovations that improve wellbeing. Our researchers lead breakthrough studies that address the world’s most pressing health concerns. Our educational and training programs mold talented and committed students and postdocs into the next generation of leading scientists. We are accelerating the creation and delivery of medical breakthroughs to better human health around the globe. Dec. 3 Women in Science Education (WISE) Kick-Off event; Scripps Research Auditorium followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Jan. 22 Inaugural Front Row Lecture Series featuring Peter Schultz, PhD; Scripps Research Auditorium; additional lectures throughout the season

President and CEO: Dan Stanislawczyk Board Chair: Laura Fowler Year Founded: 1979 Info: Seagull Services is a private, non-profit dedicated to facilitating improvement in the quality of life of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Seagull offers advocacy and a variety of programs designed to promote achievement, self-reliance and economic independence. Those include vocational training, educational services and supported employment. Volunteer opportunities are available during agency events and at Seagull’s work center and charter school, Seagull Academy for Independent Living. Businesses may partner with Seagull Services to provide job training opportunities for clients and internships for high school students. Feb. 21 The Chef Event;11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa; $150

Selfless Love Foundation 1095 Military Trail, Ste. 1033 Jupiter, FL 33458 Ph: 954.372.7760

Soroptimist International of Stuart

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church & School

819 S. Federal Highway, Ste. 300 Stuart, FL 34994 Ph: 772.323.6764

3395 Burns Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Ph: 561.623.2624

CEO and Founder: Ashley Brown Year Founded: 2015 Info: Selfless Love Foundation (SLF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of current and former foster youth through awareness and strategic partnerships. To fulfill its mission, Selfless Love Foundation focuses its efforts on independent living and adoptions, helping former foster youth bridge the gap between dependence and independence and finding forever families for children in foster care. Volunteer opportunities are available and ongoing throughout the year. Please inquire by sending us an email. Oct. 19 “Party for a Cause” Halloween Party; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Seminole Casino Coconut Creek April 18 Third Annual Gala; 5:30 p.m.; The Breakers Palm Beach

President: Jill Keegan Vice president: Marney McKee Year Founded: 1954 Info: A commitment to enhance the lives of others by promoting friendships, providing community service and applying our skills, talents and resources toward the betterment of women and their families. March 31 Women of Distinction; 6 p.m.; Mariner Sands Country Club; Price TBA; Visit our website for more information.

Head of School Deborah A. Strainge Rector The Rev. James B. Cook Year Founded: 1962 Church, 1979 School Info: St. Mark’s offers a safe, welcoming community for children of all faiths. Educators cultivate the best in each child through nurture and challenge. Students are provided with a balanced exposure to enriched core academics as well as an innovative STEM curriculum in the STEM SmartLab, programs in world language, athletic offerings, service learning opportunities, and courses in fine and performing arts. A deep commitment to helping others and serving the wider community provides the cornerstone for character development. A robust after-school program helps students build on individual interests. Tours are offered by appointment. Oct. 24 Fall Open House; 9 a.m.; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church & School Feb. 20 Spring Open House; 9 a.m.; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church & School April 25 St. Mark’s School Auction Celebrating 40 Years!; 6:30 p.m.: The Pelican Club


Charity D A T E B O O K Treasure Coast Food Bank

Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation

401 Angle Road Fort Pierce, FL 34947 Ph: 772.489.3034

1201 SE Indian St. Stuart, FL 34997 Ph: 772.403.4500 President and CEO: Judith Cruz Year Founded: 1988 Info: Treasure Coast Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization and only food bank serving Martin, Indian River, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties, works with more than 300 partner agencies to provide nutritious food and other essentials to nearly 100,000 individuals struggling with hunger each week. Volunteer opportunities range from sorting and packing food; direct distribution at our mobile pantries; food drive pick-ups and more. Oct. 26 Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House Golf Tournament; 11 a.m. shotgun start, 5 p.m. reception and award ceremony; The Shores of North River Club and Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House; $70, $280/foursome Feb. 23 Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Women’s Club of Stuart; $20 per bowl/soup March 15 Spring Forward for Hunger Farmto-Table Brunch; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Kai-Kai Farm; $75 CEO: Jackie Kendrick, CHPCA Year Founded: 1982 Info: Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation is a non-profit, community-based organization that raises funds to support hospice and grief support programs for patients and families in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Since 1982, Treasure Coast Hospice has provided access to compassionate, caring, expert and professional hospice and grief support services to patients and families at the end of life. Thanks to the support of generous donors, the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation can fund indigent hospice care, a pediatric hospice program, music therapy and comprehensive grief support programs. Jan. 20 Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice Food & Wine Extravaganza; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Harbour Ridge Country Club; $150, $125/early bird Feb. 8 Annual Rose Ball – Roaring 20s Gala; 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Mariner Sands Country Club; $150, $125/early bird Feb. 29 Sporting Clay Shoot; 8 a.m.; OK Corral Gun Club; $250

Unicorn Children’s Foundation

United States Sailing Center - Martin County

21100 Ruth & Baron Coleman Blvd. Ste. 200 Boca Raton, FL 33428 Ph: 561.620.9377

1955 NE Indian River Drive Jensen Beach, FL 34957 Ph: 772.334.8085

Tykes & Teens 3577 SW Corporate Parkway Palm City, FL 34990 Ph: 772.631.7653 Chief Executive Officer: Jeffrey Shearer Board President: F. Shields McManus Year Founded: 1996 Info: Our mission is prioritizing children’s mental health in our families, schools and communities through prevention, education and treatment. Counseling services are provided on a sliding scale at more than 50 locations across the Treasure Coast including outpatient offices in Palm City, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach and Port St. Lucie and onsite in Martin County and Okeechobee schools. Volunteers are utilized during the agency’s signature annual week-long fundraiser, The Festival of Trees and Lights taking place in November in Stuart, and for the Ride for Mental Health taking place in Port St. Lucie in May. Nov. 17 to 23 12th Annual Tykes & Teens Festival of Trees and Lights; Times vary; Flagler Place; Prices vary May Ride for Mental Health & Family Fun Day; Port St. Lucie Civic Center; Prices vary

Urban Youth Impact 2823 N. Australian Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Ph: 561.832.9220

President: Angela Fisher Vice-President: Alisa Bachana Jaffe Year Founded: 1994 Info: Unicorn Children’s Foundation exists to support cradle to career pathways that will help kids and young adults with special needs excel in their community. Our volunteer opportunities include graphic design, grant research and writing, general office assistance, committees and special events, administration, fundraising, marketing and ambassadors. Nov. 22 Community Inclusion Awards; 11:30 a.m.; Boca West Country Club; $125, $1,000/table of 10 March 7 25th Anniversary Royal Ball; 6:30 p.m.; Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa; Tickets from $300 April 4 Game On! Sprint for Special Needs; 7 a.m.; South County Regional Park, Tickets from $30

Executive Director: Alan Jenkinson President of the Board of Directors: Charlie MacNider Year Founded: 1997 Info: The U.S. Sailing Center - Martin County is committed to broadening the base of the sport of sailing through dedicated, affordable community sailing programs for youth and adults, and providing support for the development of future champions and Olympic racers. Join us to make friends, volunteer and support our community. We are looking for sailors, boaters, race committee, organizers, workers, handymen, promoters, teachers, technology specialists and more. Please contact to support our fundraising efforts and a Capital Campaign to expand our building and facilities. Nov. 9 All Hands on Deck - High School Sailing Fundraiser; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; U.S. Sailing Center - Martin County; $50 April 3 Ports of Call - Fundraising Gala; 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion; $75

President and CEO: Chris Tress Year Founded: 1997 Info: Urban Youth Impact exists to love, equip and empower inner-city youth to fulfill their God-given purpose. Nov. 9 Fall Stampede 5K; 8 a.m.; Flagler Drive; $35 March 14 Impact Gala; 6 p.m.; Sailfish Club of Florida; $200 April 27 Golf Classic; 6:30 a.m.; PGA National Resort and Spa; $4,000/foursome



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Visiting Nurse Association of Florida 2400 SE Monterey Road, Ste. 300 Stuart, FL 34996 Ph: 772.286.1844 CEO: Jennifer Crow Year Founded: 1976 Info: For over 40 years, the VNA has provided patients with a wide range of quality home healthcare services. Our charitable arm, the Visiting Nurse Foundation, utilizes donations to provide disease prevention, education and free health care to those in need. Our fundraising events support the Florence Nightingale Express Mobile Medical Clinic, VNA patients during financial need and the annual scholarship fund for high school seniors pursuing nursing. Donors make it possible for us to promote community health and assist patients in improving their quality of life. Oct. 19 Seventh Annual Sporting Clay Shoot; Quail Creek Plantation; Sponsorships available Jan. 18 Denim & Diamonds Ball; 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; The Hitchin Post at Rockin H Ranch; $150; Sponsorships available May 7, 8 27th Annual Golf Tournament & Auction; Thursday 6 p.m., Friday noon; Willoughby Golf Club; Sponsorships available

Priced: $595 to $7,500 Vita Nova, Inc. 2724 N. Australian Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Ph: 561.689.0035

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CEO: Jeff DeMario Chair of the Board of Directors: Frank Gulisano Year Founded: 2005 Info: Since 2005 Vita Nova, Inc. has been finding solutions for young adults ages 18 to 25 in Palm Beach County who have aged out of foster care or are homeless. This solution involves programs designed to ensure that there is No Kid Homeless. Vita Nova provides housing; a homeless drop-in center; employment readiness training; life coaches for older foster youth; and a Thrift Store to end homelessness. Vita Nova means “new life” and was founded by Father Leo Armbrust, who believed that foster youth deserved a better quality of life. March Fourth Annual Mallets & Martinis; The National Croquet Center $150

816 - 818 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-462-3222


Charity D A T E B O O K Volunteers in Medicine Clinic

West Palm Beach Library Foundation

YWCA of Palm Beach County

417 SE Balboa Ave., Stuart, Florida 34994 Ph: 772.463.4128

411 Clematis St., Third Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Ph: 561.868.7793

1016 N. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Ph: 561.640.0050

President: Howard Voss, MD and Medical Director Vice President: Charles Phillips, MD Year Founded: 1995 Info: For more than 20 years, VIM’s mission has been to provide free, comprehensive health care to legal, adult residents of Martin County who earn less than 200 percent of the poverty level, and are without access to health care. VIM Clinic provided more than $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 our community. Jan. 25 Speakeasy VIM Gala 2020; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Mariner Sands Country Club; $400 May 15, 16 Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf Tournament & Reception; Friday 6 p.m., Carsons Tavern, $50; Saturday 11 a.m., Willoughby Golf Club, Sponsorships available

Chairwoman: Natalie M. Alvarez Year Founded: 2000 Info: The West Palm Beach Library Foundation was created to raise critical funds for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, an important institution that serves over a thousand people a day and is a community builder and center of inspiration and learning for all people. The Foundation supports the Library’s collections, services and programs that include literacy, education, art, health and enrichment workshops and classes that elevate children, adults and families. Invest in the Foundation to ensure that the library you love will continue to offer free programs and services that help children excel and adults thrive. April 4 Food For Thought, An Evening of Great Conversation; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach; $350

CEO: Kathleen N. Spears, PhD Board President: Kalinthia Dillard, Esq Year Founded: 1917 Info: The YWCA, dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women, is celebrating its 102nd year serving women and their families in Palm Beach County. It operates the Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House, a shelter for abused women and children; a 24-hour domestic violence hotline; Rapid Re-Housing for domestic violence victims; a Child Development Center serving low-income families; Y-Girls and Y-Teens, after-school activities for girls ages 8 to 18 in the Glades; Y-SAV, an anti-violence education program; and several racial justice initiatives. Dec. 9 Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House Luncheon: ‘Cause It’s the Season, Let’s Flamingle; 11 a.m.; Sailfish Club of Florida April 7 Stand Against Racism Luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Kravis Center April 30 Run for the Roses Tea; 2:30 p.m.; The Beach Club, Palm Beach

Zoe Loren ‘Make a Difference’ Foundation 127 Siesta Way Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Ph: 561.704.8556 Directors: Bruce and Evonn Loren Year Founded: 2011 Info: The mission of the Zoe Loren Foundation is to provide opportunities for growth and enrichment to under-served children in Palm Beach County. Since 2011 we have donated more than $150,000 in scholarships and grants. Please vist zoeloren. org/events to register for our events. Nov. 10 Ninth Annual 5K Run/Walk; 7:30 a.m.; Carlin Park; $35/pre-register, $40/day of; early-bird and group discounts available; ocean course, tech shirts, age-group awards, finisher medals, fun run and a kid’s 100-yard dash.

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Program & Events • Nature Trails History Museum • Gift Shop • Weddings 561-747-8380 x101 500 Captain Armour’s Way Jupiter, FL 33469

501(C)3 nonprofit Sponsored in part by the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.


Charity D A T E B O O K

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Tour Our School 561.622.1504 | 3395 Burns Road | Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Serving others provides the cornerstone for character development Graduates gain admission to outstanding high schools and colleges

JDRF Gem of an Evening Gala 35th Coral Anniversary Gala Co-Chairs Linda Poletti Ashley & Victoria Rautbord

LOVE. E Q U I P. EMPOWER. We are on a mission to love, equip and empower inner-city youth to fulfill their God-given purpose.

EVENTS Fall Stampede 5K

Impact Gala

Golf Classic

Saturday | Feb 8, 2020 | 6pm

November 9th, 2019 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach

March 14th, 2020 Sailfish Club of Florida

April 27th, 2020 PGA National Champion & Fazio Courses

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(561) 832-9220 2823 N. Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407


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2ND STREET BISTRO 122 N. Second St. Fort Pierce 772.293.9191 Located in historic downtown Fort Pierce 2nd Street Bistro features delicious dishes made from local produce and is sure to become a frequented restaurant. The extensive beer list is sure to satisfy any taste bud and compliment any dish. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday 11 to 1 a.m. Saturday from 10 to 1 a.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

11 MAPLE STREET 3224 NE Maple Ave. Jensen Beach 772.334.7714 Where French Country meets Florida. 11 Maple Street offers guests a dining experience with fares that look like “works of art.” Chef Michael Perrin prepare his dishes with locally sourced produce and meat raised in humane ways to highlight some of the season’s peak items. Open Wednesday through Saturday 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

12A BUOY 22 Fishermans Wharf Fort Pierce 772.672.4524 12A Buoy offers an array of dishes in a casual setting leaving your stomachs and wallets satisfied. Open Sunday through Thursday, except Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

18 SEMINOLE ITALIAN BISTRO 18 SE Seminole St. Stuart 772.463.0059 Inside this quaint, historically preserved building is one of the most intimate and romantic atmospheres. All food is made to order and cooked with top quality, seasonal ingredients that are locally grown. Open six days a week for dinner.

Sunday through Thursday 4:30 through 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 4 to 10 p.m. Closed Monday.

ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA 2343 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.287.7741



2283 S. Federal Highway Stuart 772.288.4388

911 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. 772.618.3838

Bonefish Grill serves an array of meats and seafood in a comfortable, intimate atmosphere. Open for dinner daily from 4 to 10:30 p.m.


When Anthony, co owner of Anthony’s Runway 84 in Fort Lauderdale, thought about pizza what came to his mind was New York style pizza. That sparked the idea of introducing coal oven pizza to South Floridians. Since it’s introduction to South Florida Anthony’s now has various locations around the East Coast and continues to serve its patron quality coal fired pizza. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bonefish Mac’s provides a comfortable, sports bar environment to catch a game and enjoy some food with friends. Open daily. Sunday from 11 to 12 a.m. Monday to Thursday 11 to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday 11 to 2 a.m.



3602 SE Ocean Blvd. Stuart 772.286.0740 Benihana has been a go-to dining establishment for diners for over 50 years. This family-friendly staple offers Japanese dishes prepared right before the diners’ very eyes. The Japanese farmhouse interior and colorful umbrellas added to every cocktail are what put this restaurant on the map. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday noon to 10 p.m. Sunday noon to 9 p.m.

BERRY FRESH CAFE 1429 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.324.8287 This Treasure Coast breakfast and lunch spot is a GMO and preservative-free cafe. Berry Fresh Cafe serves healthy food that tastes “berry” good and is even better for your body. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch; 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

BLUEWATER BEACH GRILL 2025 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce 772.466.0023

With menus titled Epic Grinds and Awesome Drinks it’s hard to resist finding out what this restaurant has to offer. Open seven days a week 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Happy Hour is served daily from 4 to 7 p.m.

662 SE Becker Road Port St. Lucie 772.344.6227

2282 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.283.0078 Indulge in true Southern, pit barbecue. At Bono’s all food is cooked over a wood burning pit to enhance natural smokey flavors. Enjoy anything from smoked wings to a BBQ Po Boy. Open daily. Sunday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CANTON HOUSE CHINESE 6095 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.288.1126 With a menu that fuses sweet and savory, it’s hard to order just one dish. Chef Jacob Liu learned the art of cooking from his grandmother and has found ways to combine traditional Chinese cooking with new and innovative techniques. Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday 4 to 9:30 p.m.

CASA BELLA 512 W. Third St. Stuart 772.223.0077 Northern and Southern Italian Cuisine is combined under one roof. This quaint little restaurant serves some big flavors and provides diners with beyond satisfactory Italian dishes. Open six days a week for dinner, 5 to 10 p.m.

Self proclaimed “Treasure Coast craft beer destination” Castaways serves craft beer from around the world and Florida. The gastropub also offers a full menu to compliment your beer of choice. Open Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 to 12 a.m. Happy hour is available Monday through Friday 3 to 6 p.m.

CHARLIE’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & GRILL 400 SW Parrot Circle Stuart 772.288.4326 The menu features American staples with a Charlie twist. The restaurant’s casual atmosphere lends itself to a night full of food, games and music. Open daily from 9 to 2 a.m. Recovery hour from 9 to 11 a.m.

CHINA STAR 1501 SE Federal Highway | Stuart 772.283.8378 Look no further than China Star for quality Chinese takeout. With its modern take on classic Chinese dishes, China Star takeout boxes will make their way into many homes at least once a month. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

CHUCK’S SEAFOOD 822 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce 772.461.9484 Ranging from New England clam chowder to shrimp parmesan, this restaurant brings affordable seafood to every table. Open six days a week. Tuesday through Thursday 3 to 9 p.m.; Friday 3 to 10 p.m.; Saturday 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 9 p.m.

COBBS LANDING 200 N. North Indian River Dr. Fort Pierce 772.460.9014 For a quality waterfront dining experience look no further than this restaurant. The menu offers a hearty serving of pastas, seafoods and meats. Also, check out the signature pineapple mojito from the Mojito Bar.

Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Happy Hour served daily from 4 to 7 p.m.

CONCHY JOE’S SEAFOOD 3945 NE Indian River Dr. Jensen Beach 772.334.1130 With a seafood centric menu, Conchy Joe’s offers guests the freshest seafood. The Bahamian inspired menu features dishes such as conch salad, Conchy’s seafood feast and Alaskan King Crab Legs. Open daily. Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.

CRAWDADDY’S 1949 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. Jensen Beach 772.225.3444 Bringing a taste of N’awlins to Florida, Crawdaddy’s serves Cajun inspired foods. Just simply walking into the restaurant will leave diners feeling like they are part of a Mardi Gras celebration. Open daily. Sunday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

DIAMONDS BY TERRY 3868 SE Dixie Highway Stuart 772.781.1133 For the tea lovers Diamonds by Terry offers a selection of teas, tea sandwiches, scones, tarts, tiny cakes, truffles and tea cookies. For those feeling a little hungrier try any dish from the the constantly updating bistro menu. Open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

DISTRICT TABLE & BAR 900 SE Indian St. Stuart 772.324.8357 Cooked to order by Chef Jason, District is home to everything from lamb meatballs to quinoa. Plus, all oyster shells are used to rebuild local reefs and oyster beds. Need we say more? Open for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday. Open 5 to 10 p.m Friday & Saturday. Closed Mondays.




1401 NE Indian River Drive Jensen Beach 772.781.5136

1729 SE Indian St. Stuart 772.283.1201

301 S. Colorado Ave. Stuart 772.287.3334

Hanging over the river with panoramic views, The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House has proven itself the area’s finest waterfront retreat. An across the board menu features plentiful seafood selections, wood grilled meats, and home-style specials such as Turkey Pot Pie and Beef Stroganoff. Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Happy Hour from 3 to 7 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hurricane Grill & Wings is unlike any other wing restaurant’s here you can escape any time you like. Just walk in, take a seat, kick back, and experience a world of delicious food, exhilarating flavors and no worries. Open Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Happy Hour drink and food specials daily.

Formerly known as Gusto’s, the restaurant went through a facelift and remodel. The downtown eatery takes diners on a unique tour of Italy offering items like Gnocchi Di Zucca, potato and butternut squash gnocchi, gorgonzola sauce topped with walnut and coffee powder. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 to 12 a.m. on Sunday.




4795 SE Dixie Highway Stuart 772.287.9630 kingneptuneseafoodrestaurant. com

724 S. Colorado Ave. Stuart 772.678.6627 Those looking to indulge in healthy, fresh foods look no further. Fruits and Roots plant based menu serves cold pressed juices, smoothies, juice shots, oat bowls, salads and sandwiches all made with locally harvested ingredients. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday from 1 a.m to 4 p.m. Closed on Sunday.

HARBOR COVE BAR AND GRILL 1930 Harbortown Drive Fort Pierce 772.429.5303 Located inside the Harbor Town marina, this restaurant mixes casual dining and dinner with a view seamlessly. Open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

HARRY AND THE NATIVES 11910 SE Federal Highway Hobe Sound 772.546.3061 Located right off of U.S 1, Harry and the Natives has been a longstanding family business in Hobe Sound. Offering a selection of traditional American favorites and a casual atmosphere locals, or “natives”, have made this restaurant a Florida staple. Open for breakfast on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

King Neptune’s has got seafood down to a science. Ranging from coconut shrimp to fried clams, oysters, conch salad and seafood bisque, this restaurant lives up to its reputation of knowing how to “talk fresh, local seafood.” Open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Closed Mondays.

LA BORGATA RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA 3227 SW Mapp Road Palm City 772.288.2121 With 50 years experience under its belt, La Borgata takes its patron on a tour of Italy with no passport required. The menu features Italian dishes we’ve come to know and love prepared to order. Open daily for lunch, dinner or both. Monday 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 4 to 9 p.m. Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 4 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday opens at 4 p.m.

LA FORCHETTA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 7820 SW Lost River Road Stuart 772.872.7333 This family-owned gem is home to an extensive list of gourmet pasta including lobster ravioli, penne alla vodka and gnocchi Capri. Add hand-tossed pizza pies, a warm, Italian setting, and attentive staff— Mama Mia! Open for lunch Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open for dinner at 4:30 p.m. Seven days a week.

4817 Dixie Hwy. Stuart | 772.872.7288 1640 Seaway Dr. Fort Pierce | 772.242.8460 Manatee Island Bar and Grill serves tasty seafood, sandwiches and 7 for $7 deal. Nothing is better than an affordable and delicious meal. Open for lunch and dinner. Service began at 11:30 a.m.

MARIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 1924 SE Federal Highway | Stuart 772.283-.6660 This longstanding casual dining joint serves plentiful, delicious Italian classics. You are guaranteed to leave Mario’s with leftovers for the following day. Open daily 1 to 10 p.m.

MAYA’S MEXICAN GRILL & BAR Martin Downs Village Center 3099 SW Martin Downs Blvd. Palm City 772.221.1093 Authentic Mexican food is hard to come by in Florida, we know, but search no more. Maya’s has got it taken care of whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, or anything in between with an extensive list of quesadillas, salads and burritos. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week at 11 a.m. Closes at 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

MICHELINA’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA 1835 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.286.3455 A modern take on classic Italian dishes comes to life at Michelina’s. While chefs create said dishes, guests can expect service from a friendly staff in a family-owned restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner six days a week 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sundays. Catering available.

NY CHINESE 1365 SW Martin Highway Palm City 772.463.5552 ny-chinese-restaurant This quick service Chinese restaurant offers all our traditional favorites Open daily for lunch and dinner. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.


1136 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce 772.882.9729 A small menu that offers all the classic seafood favorites. From shrimp baskets to blackened salmon On The Edge offers its diners with simple, delicious and affordable eats. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 3101 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.286.2622 This national chain has made its way into many homes across the country. We recommend trying their ribs, steak, bread or famous Bloomin Onions. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

PALM CITY GRILL Martin Downs Village Center 3208 SW Martin Downs Blvd. Palm City 772.220.4745 Where do Bambam shrimp, parmesan crusted sea bass, cheese pizza and all-American cheeseburgers all exist on one menu? The Palm City Grill. With a following as large as its menu, this understated pub-style corner eatery serves up the works.

Open for dinner seven days a week at 4 p.m. Closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Happy hour daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

PELICAN CAFE 351 SW Flagler Ave. Stuart 772.283.3133 Pelican Cafe offers its diners dinner with a view. Located on the St. Lucie River this cozy outdoor cafe serves a menu ranging from boom boom shrimp to fish tacos, lobster rolls and even Cuban sandwiches. Bring your furry friends as well. The restaurant is pet friendly. Open six days a week from 11 a.m. through dinner. Closed on Mondays during the summer. Only offers outdoor dining and subject to weather conditions.

PETER’S STEAKHOUSE 3200 NE Maple Ave. Jensen Beach 772.225.2516 Peter’s Steakhouse offers succulent dry aged steaks, simple sides and wine. A popular restaurant located in historic downtown Jensen, be sure to visit and discover why Peter’s is the talk of the town. Open seven days a week 5 p.m. to closing.

PIETRO’S ON THE RIVER 8735 S. Ocean Drive Jensen Beach 772.229.7575 Pietro’s On The River takes Italian and American cuisine to the next level. Under the supervision of Chef Robert the kitchen creates delicious Italian and American dishes such as the Roasted Long Island Duckling and Swordfish Puttanesca. Open Thursday through Sunday 4:30 to 9 p.m.

PIRATES LOFT AT PIRATES COVE Resort & Marina 4307 SE Bayview St. | Stuart 772.223.5048 For a great lunch or fabulous dinner, join us at the Pirate’s Loft where the food rivals the fantastic views of the Marina and Manatee Pocket. From flavorful salads to outstanding seafood, there is something for everyone on our extensive menu. Serving lunch and dinner daily.

PLANET OZONE 1601 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.403.2199 Planet Ozone is a space that wears many hats. Doubling as an environmentally friendly gas station convenience store, Planet Ozone promises to have any product you’re looking for. Did we mention there’s also an organic food cafe inside the market? Open Sunday through Thursday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

PUSATERI’S CHICAGO PIZZA 221 SE Ocean Blvd. Stuart 772.288.9810 Chicago is known for its deep dish pizza, but Pusateri’s brings Florida the “real” taste of Chicago. Pusateri’s slings THIN crust pizza doused in sauce unique to the various cities and suburbs and cut into squares. Open six days a week. Monday, Wednesday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 1 to 8 p.m. Closed Tuesday.

RISTORANTE CLARETTA 1315 SW Martin Highway Palm City 772.219.9940 A restaurant that prides itself on serving authentic Italian dishes, Ristorante Claretta has been in business for almost 20 years. At Ristorante Claretta you will taste a true difference. All ingredients are imported fresh from Italy and all seafood comes straight from the Mediterranean Sea. Ristorante Claretta is an Italian fine dining experience. Open five days a week for dinner. Wednesday through Sunday 5:30 to 10 p.m.

RIVERWALK CAFE & OYSTER BAR 201 SW St. Lucie Ave. | Stuart 772.221.1511 Offering fresh-caught seafood such as shellfish, mussels and fish in a cozy and casual setting, Riverwalk Cafe is the ultimate stop for fresh seafood or even a quick drink. Try the oyster stew and lobster ravioli, two favorites, and see why the venue fills up so quickly every night. Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dinner only on Saturdays from 4 to 10 p.m. Reservations recommended.

RUFFINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA 1145 SE Port Saint Lucie Blvd. Port St. Lucie 772.335.2988. The story begins with a man and a woman falling in love and moving to Florida. There they opened Ruffino’s and the rest is history. Their love for one another is translated into their food. The result a menu full of comforting,classic Italian dishes. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday noon to 9:30 p.m.

SAKE HOUSE JAPANESE RESTAURANT 2277 SW Martin Highway Palm City 772.221.1966 sakehousejapanese Known in Martin County for its sushi, Sake House satisfies any craving for Asian cuisine. From vegetarian dishes to tempura platters, from rice noodles to hand-rolled sushi and sashimi, this renowned restaurant has got the power to delight your taste buds. Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner is served from 4:30 to 9:45 p.m.

SAILOR’S RETURN 625 SW Anchorage Way Stuart 772.872.7250 Serving fresh seafood, chops and steaks, all complemented by the most beautiful sunset on the Treasure Coast, Sailor’s Return is located on the wide river at Sunset Bay Marina & Anchorage. Boasting 220 seats with your choice of inside dining or patio dining, Sailor’s Return also offers two full-liquor bars—one inside and one outside. Open everyday for lunch and dinner, 11:30 a.m. to close. Live music 7 days a week.

SHINDIG IRISH PUB 464 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd. Port St. Lucie 772.785.6202 With decor reminiscent of old Irish pubs and menus that embody contemporary pubs, Shindig Irish Pubs transports its diners straight to Ireland without leaving the Treasure Coast. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week. Happy hour is served everyday from 3 to 7 p.m.




204 Orange Ave. Port Saint Lucie 772.242.1833

555 S. Colorado Ave. Stuart 772.600.8218

Shrimpers Grill and Raw Bar brings a relaxed and tropical environment to Stuart. When a place serves you sunset shrimp and dinner specials it’s hard to say no. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Located in the heart of downtown historical Fort Pierce, Sunrise City Café offers breakfast and lunch with a hometown feel. Open six days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where growlers, cheap bites and beer flights all come together. The brew pub sits inside a former grocery store location and serves some of the best crafted beers, wines and sodas. Open Sunday through Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.


55 SW Flagler Avenue Stuart 772.600.8243

4290 SE Dixie Highway | Stuart 772.220.3287

9800 S. Ocean Drive Jensen Beach 772.229.3006 Enjoy the sea breeze and take in the view at Shuckers, located inside the Island Beach Resort. Choose from a menu that offers a variety of dishes such as seasoned to perfection ribs or raw oysters. Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

SONNY’S BBQ 1961 S. Federal Highway Stuart 772.223.0077 Surprisingly, coming by some good Southern BBQ in Florida presents quite the challenge. However, Sonny’s has brought traditional,smokey BBQ to our backyards. With a menu that offers pulled pork and brisket, it’s hard not to leave feeling a little more Southern. Open daily. Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

STUART BOATHOUSE 49 SW Seminole Street Stuart 772.266.4586 Reserve you party in our Captains Loft or on our private beach on the waterway with Events Coordinator, Paige Beauchamp. Call 772.919.1850 or email Open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to Midnight. Happy Hour drink and food specials daily! Live music every Friday and Saturday night and Sunday day!


Coffee, Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Teas, Frappes, Smoothies, Fresh Baked Goods, Breakfast, Panini, Wraps, Salads, Grilled Cheese, Acai Bowls & Smoothies, Beer, Wine, Desserts, Snacks & much more. Summer hours: open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Now offering Breakfast all day!

SUPREME MEATS & GOURMET MARKET 2026 S. Federal Hwy. Stuart 772.283.7567 Supreme Meats & Gourmet Market, purveyor’s of the finest quality meats and prepared foods since 1985. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays.

TACO SHACK STUART 555 S. Colorado Ave. Stuart 772.288.9696 Handcrafted tacos prepared by The “Taco Queen.” The Taco Shack Stuart slings one of a kind, unique tacos to all patrons. Open six days a week, Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

THE BLACK MARLIN 53 W. Osceola St. Stuart 772.286.3126 This seafood centric restaurant serves everything from fresh local seafood to pizza. The cozy dining room and bar make it a go to on anyone’s list. Open daily for dinner. Sunday through Thursday 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 5 to 11 p.m.

THE DECK RESTAURANT 307 NW North River Drive Stuart 772.692.12000 the-deck The Deck Restaurant, located inside Harbor Inn & Marina, is dedicated to providing diners with free sunsets and a gorgeous view of the St. Lucie River. The quaint restaurant serves classic favorites with a unique take, like the BLGT Po Boy, with bacon, lettuce and fried green tomatoes. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

THE GAFFORD 47 SW Flagler Ave. Stuart 772.221.9517 With a history rooted deep in family ties, The Gafford brings their version of southern hospitality. Their signature item “the Gafford” pays homage to owner Rick Wilson’s grandfather, and the 18 ounce ribeye they used to cook together. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 4 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 4 to 10 p.m.

THE INLET GRILL AND BEACHFRONT INN 110 S. Ocean Dr. Fort Pierce 772.882.3602 A quality beachside culinary experience that is well-coupled with oceanfront accommodations. Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

THE MAGIC OYSTER BAR AND SEAFOOD GRILL 10999 S. Ocean Drive Jensen Beach 772.877.3139 | themagicoyster. com Offering a varied selection of Gulf, East and West Coast oysters, The Magic Oyster will satisfy the taste bud of any oyster lover. The casual atmosphere makes it the perfect place to unwind with friends while sipping on tropical cocktails or local craft beers. Open daily for dinner, 4 to 9 p.m.

THE TWISTED TUNA 4290 SE Salerno Drive Stuart 772.600.7239 Listening to live music, eating freshcaught seafood and overlooking the water? The Twisted Tuna’s got you covered. Between the $1 bucket of shucked oysters and the sushi bar, it’s no surprise that this seafood destination is one of Stuart’s best. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Monday to Thursday from 11 to midnight; Friday and Saturday from 11 to 1 a.m; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

TOO JAYS 2504 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.287.6514 It’s hard to resist a place that promises to serve hearty portions of beloved breakfast foods. This breakfast joint offers diners a menu ranging from chicken and waffles to meat lovers skillets to lighter fare. Open daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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by Liz McKinley Submit your Martin and St. Lucie County events to to become eligible for post-event coverage.


The ARC of Martin County hosted its gala “Las Vegas, The Greatest Show on Earth,” at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa. Guests enjoyed entertainment, casino games and musical performances while helping the organization raise funds to support Treasure Coast special needs individuals.





1. Robert Coker, Denny Sullivan and Keith Muniz 2. Luis and Diana Acosta 3. Jody and Monica Velie with Natalie and Renzo Navarette 4. Mitchell and Nicole Krauss


The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast hosted its inaugural gala themed a “Night at the Oscars” at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club. In total, proceeds from the evening topped $100,000 with the Huizenga Family Foundation donating $20,000 to match its initial $20,000 gift.



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1. Lisa and Richard Baron 2. Katie Makemson, Kathy Carmody, Colleen Holmes, Kira Libratore, Marsha Cetta, Peggy Wood, Tammy Calabria and Kristin Crall 3. Holly Digirolamo with Brad and Tiffany Sellick 4. Jay and Pam Alexander, David Smythe and Karin Leone 5. Nina Ferraro, Susan Maxwell, Luli Chapman, Robin Hyre, Kathleen Wyatt and Victoria Padden






The Capital Bank Foundation hosted the sold-out event at The Fox Club to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Guests enjoyed an Italian feast and entertainment from the Sounds of Dennis G in addition to a live auction.





1. Denise Bunk, De Anna and Josh Folds, Jason Bunk and Yvette Flores 2. Adam Doner and Teresa Norvell 3. Tanya and Eric Schmidt with Shaun and Suzana Williams 4. Dr. Reza Ardalan with Heidi and Gregg Kambour


Geoffrey C. Smith Galleries hosted an end-ofseason “Vernissage Party” among loyal customers and friends. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served while guests mingled throughout the gallery to view the sculptures and art.






1. Larry and Jeanette Mueller 2. Geoffrey Smith with Lisa Marie and Gary Oster 3. Ed and Jacqui Lippisch 4. Jane Kiehart and Roni Rottner 5. Front: Prest Blake; Back: Edgardo Abello, Helen Blake, Susan Abello, Deena Rahill and Rob Steele






The event took place on the runway of the Stuart Jet Center and was a huge success with more than 350 in attendance. Guests enjoyed live music, dinner by The Food shack and an exciting auction. More than $130,000 was raised to benefit the organization.





1. Mike and Julie Collins 2. Kenn and Kristen Dibbley 3. Tim and Charlotte Nichols, Tara Suanno and Kaile Suanno 4. Ashlee and Jeff Register with Amy and Bobby McKee






Hosted at the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, the charity auction began with a VIP meet-and-mingle with 12 “studs” on the ocean deck before heading in for a seafood buffet and live auction. The event supported Habitat for Humanity of Martin County’s Women Build program.


1. Vivianna Hernandez, Mike and Kimberly Izzolo, Ken Hazlett, Morgan Callea, Sarah Powell and Donna Forte 2. Matt and Krista Singleton 3. Jeff Sabin, David Guizerix and Brian Moriarty 4. Rick Mancil, Margot Graff and Larry Mckay 5. Jake Hoefler, Kelsy Waack and Jon Beery







Rehmann CPAs, Wealth Advisors & Business Consultants hosted its annual social on the stage of the Lyric Theatre in downtown Stuart. Martin County women walked the red carpet to socialize and network with each other and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.




1. Heather Conte, Alicia Blackard and Lynn Fischer 2. Lindsay Adams and Patricia Pike 3. Lynn Melendez, Tammy Mitchell and Darlene Wozny 4. Susan Majette, Cheri Jones and Carla Gubernick



Impact 100 Martin’s 151 members voted to select the Education Foundation of Martin County as its $100,000 Impact Grant recipient at the collective giving organization’s second annual Grant Awards Celebration at Piper’s Landing Yacht & Country Club.






1. Nancy Wong and Suzi Romanik 2. Robin Cartwright, Tiann Berhoff and Genevieve George 3. Tracey Miller, Dianne Memmer-Novak, Julie Stellman and Laurie Gaylord 4. Elizabeth Barbella, Wendy Steele and Carrie Morgridge 5. Barb Clifton, Diane Hughes, Laurie Steiger, Arati Hammond, Pam Heeb and Barbara Bounty





VNA OF FLORIDA GOLF TOURNAMENT The 26th annual golf tournament and auction took place at Willoughby Golf Club and raised more than $80,000. The two-part event included a cocktail reception, a live and silent auction and a call to action in support of the Florence Nightingale Express, a 38-foot mobile medical clinic.





1. Rob Crowder, Gerry Saelzer, Debbie and Bill Fowler and John McCoy 2. Greg and Shannon Smith, Teresa Crow and Nicolette Christie 3. Tiffany Sellick, Laura McKinney, Laura Baird, Holly Digirolamo, Alison Partin, Tina Schmitt, Denise Buckner, Veronica Shimko, Ashley Rukeyser and Jennifer Crow 4. Stephanie Brookshire, Patrick Cyrgalis, Jason Loomis, Desiree Cyrgalis and Patty Brookshire


Hobe Sound Nature Center’s “Whatever the Weather: Jim Cantore Has It Covered” benefit took place at the Jupiter Island Club’s Golf House to raise funding for the Nature Center’s programs, operating expenses and scholarships for school children for attending our programs.






1. Remy and Joan Cribb, Michelle and Adrian Reed and Herold and Susan Jenkins 2. Debbie Fritz-Quincy, Jim Cantore, Susan Hemmes and Sally Roosevelt 3. Thomas Aiken, Kelsy O’Connor, Clare Van Doren, Shari Newman, Dirk Van Doren and Nancy and Dr. David Auth 4. Jamie Bond, Cathy Crosby, Susan Burk and Cyndi MacDonald 5. Dr. Ken Grey with Jan and Jim Bruner 100






Supporters attended a fundraiser benefiting the USSCMC held at the Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner and a live auction.




1. Debbie and James Arthur 2. Fran Pfeifle and Allison Childs 3. Nancy Clark, Diana Rell Dean and Laura Kay Darvill 4. Dave Ottaviani, Charlie MacNider, Rip Fischer and Lisa and Doug Smith


Craig Ahal took the top honors winning both “Best Dish” and the title of “Top Chef Martin County 2019” during the third annual chef competition benefiting House of Hope sizzled at its new venue at the District Table & Bar.






1. Jeremy Singer, Dina and Don Colantrello and Rick and Cay Batchelor 2. Sam Botti, Dalton Pidcock and Chelsea O’Neill 3. Claudia Blekicki, Phoebe Kraft, Allison Caron and Christopher Turner 4. Julie Witham-Harwiger, Diane Slater, Colleen VanSuetendael and Mike Braid 5. Tammy Matthew, Michelle Maguire, Jennifer DiTrapani, Ed Ciampi, Tina Kraft and Craig Ahal





‘DRESS FOR SUCCESS IN THE TROPICS’ FASHION SHOW A group of 75 women came together for the inaugural Women’s Council of Realtors Stuart-Martin Chapter “Dress for Success in the Tropics” fashion show. Taking place at Yacht & Country Club Clubhouse in Stuart, the event featured lunch, shopping, networking and fashions with proceeds benefitting Safe Space of the Treasure Coast.





1. Jen Mercer, Jacqui Brock LaLone and Sophia Valente-Mateus 2. Susie Sopko, Jessica Zyak and Roz DeGraff 3. Beth Callahan, Susan Anderson and Jody White 4. Lorna Moody, Joyce Page, Janet Farnan-Dyer, Sue Anderson, Carol Dols and Anna Valencia


The Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County presented Tammy Roncaglione, community president for CenterState Bank, with the Pete Hegener Leadership Award during the leadership dinner. The award is presented annually to a dedicated business leader who has made significant contributions to St. Lucie County’s economy and quality of life. The celebration welcomed more than 200 guests at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club.






1. Howard Ehrsam, Karen and Rod Kennedy, Susie Caron and Tiffany and Mike Owen 2. Judy Cruz and Will Armstead 3. Walter and Vicki Miller, Joey Miller, Amy Boyd and Doris Vickers 4. Eric Camehl, Bella Paz and Linda and Keith Moore






The Soroptimist International of Stuart honored four deserving women for their dedication and outstanding contributions in Martin County during a ceremony at Mariner Sands. Those honored include Jay Sharpe, Glenna Parris, Heidi Monsour and Nicole Daly.





1. Jane Cebelack and Vicki Davis 2. Amy Chappel and Jeanine Webster 3. Joanne Zarro, Lynne Spraker and Rosi Shepard 4. Jay Sharpe, Nicole Daly, Heidi Monsour and Glenna Parris


Board Director Mary Baysinger hosted New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee’s “Flamingle” at her waterfront home in Palm City for a meet-andmingle with friends and neighbors interested in learning more about the organization. Some 50 guests met the newly appointed CEO of New Horizons, George Shopland, as well as Congressman Brian Mast and State Representative Toby Overdorf.







1. Lisa Rymer, Clare Crowley, Mary Basinger and Maggie Overdorf 2. Jeff and Ellie Lafer 3. Garry Wilson with Debbie and Jeff Clemons 4. Toby Overdorf, Mary Basinger, Brian Mast and George Shopland 5. Bill Crandall and Pat Austin