Charity Datebook 2018 - 2019
Charity Datebook 2018 - 2019
Executive Director: Lisa Rhodes
1650 S. Kanner Highway, Ste. 212, Stuart, FL 34994
About Charity: For more than 25 years, the Education Foundation of Martin County has been recognized for facilitating private investment in public education while creating, supporting and promoting world-class innovation and excellence in all of Martin County’s public schools. Signature programs include 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.
Executive Director: Albert Simbritz
825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996
About Charity: The Elliott Museum enriches the community through a wide variety of exhibits, collections, classes, guided tours and lectures, all designed to serve the interests of the people who live in and visit the Treasure Coast. We are the treasure of the Treasure Coast. You will find a significant collection of classic cars, trucks, bicycles and boats; baseball memorabilia; local history, Americana; a variety of art, a tribute to actress Frances Langford; and even a Foucault Pendulum. Volunteers help with almost every aspect of the museum and are a valued part of our team.
President: Kim Waser Nash
2900 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
About Charity: The Environmental Studies Council was established to support, protect and enhance the unique environmental education programs of the Environmental Studies Center. The council promotes and extends environmental awareness through community education and supports the center’s science-based, hands-on environmental education curriculum to students in Martin County. Throughout the year, the council hosts free open house events for the public interested in touring the aquariums, shark tank, turtle tank, Joey the Alligator and butterfly garden. The council most recently raised funds for a new sea turtle exhibit, mangrove exhibit and renovations to the River Scout, the center’s boat used for exploratory field trips.
President: Denise LeClair Robbins
6400 SW Martin Highway, Palm City, FL 34990
About Charity: The Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Inc. (ERAF) is a non-profit 501c3 organization devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, re-education and adoption of abused, slaughter-bound, abandoned and neglected horses. Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Volunteer activities include: working in the barn and pastures; grooming and feeding horses; landscaping; helping with special events and fundraising; and office work. Not all jobs require contact with the horses. To learn more, visit our website and complete the form in the About Us section. Orientation is held monthly.
President: Denise W. Valz
2701 N. Australian Ave., Ste. 205, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
About Charity: Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation was founded by Cynthia Allen Gracey and other 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, business, construction, education, government, healthcare, law, publishing, real estate and many other business endeavors. The organization has awarded more than 200 scholarships to deserving young women and more than 40 significant grants to local non-profit programs.