Charity Datebook 2018 - 2019

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SafeSpace Inc.

CEO: Jill Borowicz, MSW

612 SE Dixie Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: SafeSpace is a 501c3 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, supportive living, 24/7 crisis hotline, extensive outreach programs and services are available for victims. 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. Variety of volunteer opportunities; Contact Volunteer Coordinator Janet Farnan-Dyer.

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Sandhill Cove Retirement Living

Marketing Director: Jill Burton

1500 SW Capri St., Palm City, FL 34990

About Charity: Sandhill Cove is a Life Plan Retirement Community providing resort-style amenities and services for active adults. At Sandhill Cove, waterfront living is enriched through a personalized approach to holistic wellness with a full continuum of care, offering a progressive and reputable choice in Martin County. Sandhill Cove has a solid reputation in the community that we serve and our commitment to charitable support is ongoing throughout the year. Our staff and resident members participate in fundraising activities such as walks for a cure, on-campus events in which proceeds are donated and many other local charitable campaigns to benefit a diversified group of Martin County residents. Our annual Indoor Art Sale and Show benefits Helping People Succeed and features the work of more than 75 local artists, including a new segment of whimsical décor.

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Seagull Services

President and CEO: Barbara Nurenberg

3879 Byron Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33404

About Charity: 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.

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Soroptimist International of Stuart

President: Jill Keegan

819 S. Federal Highway, Ste. 300, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: 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.

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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

President: Lew Crampton

4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach, FL 33405

About Charity: The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium provides an entertaining and educational journey through the latest discoveries in science and technology. Featuring more than 100 interactive exhibits, an immersive fresh and saltwater aquarium, full-dome digital planetarium and a new Florida conservation-themed miniature golf course, the South Florida Science Center offers a mind-opening experience for all. “A Journey Through the Human Brain,” the nation’s most advanced exhibit on the most complex organism in the universe, the human brain, is scheduled to open in 2019.

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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church & School

Rector: The Reverend James B. Cook

3395 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

About Charity: The St. Mark’s Cornerstone Scholarship program assists promising students from neighboring underserved communities to obtain an academically sound education in a nurturing Christian environment where every student is respected, affirmed and loved. Volunteers and donors are encouraged to support the scholarship’s friend-raising and fundraising efforts by contacting St. Mark’s Director of Development, Michaela Kennedy.

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StarStruck Theatre

Co-founders: Jennifer and Peter Jones

2101 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: StarStruck Theatre is a non-profit Children’s Performing Arts Center that enhances the lives of children and their families by providing a safe and educational space for growth and performance thereby creating citizens of exemplary character in our community and beyond.

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Susan G. Komen South Florida

Board President: Jill G. Weiss, P.A.

1309 N. Flagler Drive, Fifth Floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s promise is “to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures.” This mission is fulfilled locally by making grants to hospitals and clinics to provide breast cancer screenings, diagnostics and education to the underserved in our community.

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