Charity Datebook 2018 - 2019

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Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE)

President: Lois Pope

1720 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, FL 33462

About Charity: Since 1993, Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE) has been dedicated to helping and improving the lives of the voiceless and vulnerable in our society—those who are disadvantaged, marginalized, or forgotten because of disabilities, socio-economic status, neglect, age, abuse and other barriers. Founded by Lois Pope, one of America’s most committed and creative philanthropists and humanitarians, LIFE provides aid and assistance for disabled veterans, medical research, humanitarian relief and animal welfare.

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Legacy Foundation of Palm Beach County

President and Executive Director: Jonathan Lappin

801 Northpoint Parkway, Ste. 9, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

About Charity: Providing instruments, lessons, scholarships, music camp funding and other opportunities to talented youth between the ages of 6 and 18. Funds are available for those who cannot otherwise afford to pursue their musical aspirations. Applications are available online at our website. Application windows open for 30 days the last Mondays of February and August.

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art

Executive Director: Nancy Politsch

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

About Charity: Celebrating 55 years of excellence, 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. Exhibitions this season include September’s “Art of Association,” “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” in October/November, December’s “Art of the Figure” and “Jupiter Island Lens” in January/February. The nationally recognized sixth annual Plein Air Festival takes place March 9 to 17. Don’t forget to check out the fabulous workshops and classes for adults and children year-round at the School of Art.

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Board President: Tom Streit

3651 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33426

About Charity: To improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy for adults and children. Community members support literacy by volunteering as reading tutors, making donations, organizing book drives, attending literacy events and participating in literacy initiatives such as “Read for the Record” and the fall “Read Together Palm Beach County” campaign, a one book, one community initiative, September through December.

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Little Smiles of Florida

President: Chip Lubeck

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

About Charity: Little Smiles helps heal hearts and create little smiles by providing gifts and fun activities to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness or tragedy. Little Smiles is a South Florida non-profit organization that partners with nurses, social workers and staff in hospitals, shelters and other facilities to provide wish fulfillment and celebrations for children in their care. From hospital room pizza parties and visits from Santa to its grand “Stars Ball” gala, Little Smiles gives kids the chance to be kids during difficult times.

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center

President and CEO: Jack E. Lighton

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

About Charity: Loggerhead Marinelife Center is an ocean conservation organization and sea turtle hospital located adjacent to one of the most important sea turtle nesting beaches in the world. Open seven days a week, the center features free admission and hosts more than 300,000 visitors each year. Our mission is to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.

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Loxahatchee River Historical Society

Board Vice Chair: Robin Sykes, MD

500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469

About Charity: The 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse—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. Annual events include Sea Fest for Kids, Wild & Scenic Film Festival and Autism Family Night at the Light. Provides free admission for active-duty US Military & families year round.

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