Charity Datebook 2018 - 2019

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The Arc of Palm Beach County

President and CEO: Kimberly McCarten

1201 Australian Ave., Riviera Beach, FL 33404

About Charity: Since 1958, The Arc of Palm Beach County has provided quality services, education and advocacy for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Our programs offer a continuum of care from birth throughout a person’s life.

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The Benjamin School

Head of School: Robert S. Goldberg

11000 Ellison Wilson Road, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

About Charity: At The Benjamin School, we see a multitude of talents in each child and join with parents to discover, nurture, apply and celebrate each student’s unique gifts. From Early Childhood through Upper School (grades PK3-12), we offer a wide range of possibilities for students across broad horizons. Our dedicated teachers encourage students to explore an array of experiences, from academics to the visual and performing arts and athletics. Students graduate prepared for a bountiful range of opportunities, including admission to many of our nation’s finest colleges and universities.

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The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast

Executive Director: Tammy Calabria

1707 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

About Charity: 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.

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The Hobe Sound Nature Center

Board Member and Chair of Benefit: Susan Hemmes

P.O. Box 214 13640 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

About Charity: The Hobe Sound Nature Center was created with a mission to educate people of all ages about Florida’s fragile environment. The center enjoys a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which allows it to conduct education and awareness programs on site. Educational programs include turtle walks, field trips, school programs, lectures, live animal exhibits, summer camps and more. Teenage and older volunteers welcome.

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The Leeds Endowment, LLC

Chairwoman: Arlette Gordon

435 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405

About Charity: The Leeds Endowment, Inc. is committed to helping disabled individuals with the resources they need to live healthy, productive and independent lives. Our fundraising efforts help to raise awareness and makes it possible to donate the resources needed to help disabled individuals in the Palm Beach County area.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Chairman Board of Trustees: Sam Forrest

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

About Charity: Our organization’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

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The Loxahatchee Guild

President: Mary Grace Richardson

P.O. Box 4544, Tequesta, FL 33469

About Charity: The Loxahatchee Guild is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and promote the local history in northern Palm Beach County. Since 1981 the Guild has raised funds for the construction, maintenance, acquisition and restoration of historical structures, as well as educational programs. The Guild’s projects have included Jupiter’s 1915 FEC train station, Palm Beach County’s1896 Dubois House, the 1892 Tindall Pioneer House and the 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. More than $1 million has been raised by The Loxahatchee Guild in the past 35 years. All work done is on a volunteer basis.

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The Lyric Theatre

Board President: Patty Downing

59 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: The Lyric Theatre has been a community-owned, gem in downtown Stuart since 1926. Friends of The Lyric, Inc., a 501c3 not-for-profit theatre, presents world-class performers, national touring productions and a variety of performances and music genres that engage diverse audiences. As a catalyst for economic growth on the Treasure Coast, The Lyric is dedicated to strengthening our commitment to empower, educate and inspire our youth and to provide the community opportunities to experience professional performances while preserving our historic landmark.

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The Pine School

Head Of School: Binney Caffrey

12350 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

About Charity: The Pine School has served as Martin County’s only independent Kindergarten through Grade 12 college-prep day school. The school’s relationship-based education consistently returns SAT & ACT scores higher than national and state averages with students earning acceptances to some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities. In addition to challenging academics, competitive athletics and inspiring arts are offered. Over half of the faculty have participated in Project Zero workshops at the Harvard School of Education. Our faculty are highly experienced and encourage creative problem solving, public speaking and cooperative development. All of this is provided on a beautiful 142-acre campus.

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Treasure Coast Food Bank

President and CEO: Judith Cruz

401 Angle Road, Fort Pierce, FL 3034

About Charity: To alleviate hunger by obtaining and distributing food and other essentials in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties

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Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation

Vice President of Philanthropy: Kenneth “Murray” Fournie

1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997

About Charity: 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 guided patients and their loved ones through their most difficult stages of life, providing extraordinary end-of-life care to our community.

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Tykes & Teens

Chief Executive Officer: Jeff Shearer

3577 SW Corporate Parkway, Palm City, FL 34990

About Charity: Tykes & Teens is dedicated to strengthening Treasure Coast families and preventing suicide, substance use and other dangerous behaviors by ensuring that all children have access to high-quality mental health services, regardless of financial status. Our programming spans four counties and includes General Mental Health Counseling, The Family Abuse Treatment Program, The Alternative to Out of School Suspension, Youth Enrichment Services, Prevention Services, Infant Mental Health, Healthy Families Indian River County and Trauma- Informed Care. We also provide outreach and education, mental health advocacy and on-site counseling in Martin County and Okeechobee schools. Volunteers are utilized in November for our annual Festival of Trees & Lights.

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