Charity Datebook 2018 - 2019

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JAFCO (Jewish Adoption & Family Care Options)

Executive Director: Sarah Franco

4200 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351

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

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JDRF Greater Palm Beach

Board President: Rebecca DiStefano

1641 Worthington Road, Ste. 340, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

About Charity: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) 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. The mission is accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. 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.

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Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Board Chair: Ira M. Gerstein

1 Harvard Circle, Ste. 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

About Charity: Through the generosity and leadership of dedicated community members, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County leads a powerful response to causes that affect the Jewish people locally, in Israel and 70 countries across the globe. Jewish Federation empowers community members to address the causes they care about and transform thousands of lives while building a more active, vibrant and impactful Jewish community.

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Junior Acheivement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, Inc.

Chairwoman: Dena Kennedy

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

About Charity: Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs. JA’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, our classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them that they can make a difference in the world and achieve their own dream. For a list of current volunteer opportunities please visit our website.

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Junior League of Martin County

President: Rosi M. Shepard

759 S. Federal Highway, Ste. 200E, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: The Junior League of Martin County, Inc. (JLMC) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLMC has provided more than 8,000 books to Martin County teachers through our Books for Kids program that began in 2015. Our community partners are numerous and include The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, Gertrude Walden Child Care Center, House of Hope, Hibiscus Children’s Center and many other various non-profits geared to women and children in Martin, Saint Lucie and Eastern Okeechobee counties.

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Jupiter Medical Center Foundation

President: Liv E. Vesely, MA, MPH

1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, FL 33458

About Charity: Since its founding in 1989, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, through philanthropic gifts, has empowered Jupiter Medical Center with the financial resources to reimagine the delivery of health and wellness to the region. JMCF, together with JMC, is committed to transforming regional health care through leading-edge technology, patient-centered care and enhanced facilities. The foundation has funded the De George Pediatric Unit in partnership with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital; the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center; The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center; the Frank E. and Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program; and the Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department.

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