Community Foundation Reception

The Martin County Community Foundation had much to celebrate at the Dolphin Bar in Jensen Beach, the former site of Frances Langford’s famed Outrigger Restaurant. Board members and friends of the 28-year-old Foundation were marking the establishment of the New Frances Langford Fund for Martin County, honoring the newly named Emeritus Board and welcoming new board members Ellyn Stevenson and Gytha Von Aldenbruck.

Martin County Community Foundation

It was standing room only at the Dolphin Bar when Elizabeth Barbella, executive director, spoke to 120 invited guests to unveil how the new Frances Langford Fund for Martin County will deliver $300,000 to support services that will benefit Martin County residents through four grants to non-profit agencies.  Nearly 70 agencies were represented. Grant winners will be announced in June.

Wave Hair Studio and Flutter Lash & Beauty Boutique Grand Opening

The grand opening block party for Wave Hair Studio and Flutter Lash & Beauty Boutique took place at its location in downtown Stuart. Patrons enjoyed braid designs and a fresh flower bar over wine and appetizers.


The ARC’s Hurricane Stock Up Party was held at Ground Floor Farms. This year the beach-themed fashion show featured models donning fashions from the beach to the tiki. The party helps the ARC stock up its nine group homes and emergency shelter with hurricane supplies.

SafeSpace ‘Every Woman is My Sister’

SafeSpace ‘Every Woman is My Sister’
 Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Fri, 2015-06-26 09:58 National advocate for domestic violence Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, was the keynote speaker, supported by honorary co-chairs and former NFL players, Rich Campbell and Charles Emanuel. More than 200 supporters came to the sixth annual event held at Willoughby Golf Club, to listen to these inspirational speakers and to celebrate survivors of domestic violence.Read more about SafeSpace ‘Every Woman is My Sister’

Harbour ridge SAFESPACE GALA

Harbour ridge SAFESPACE GALA Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Tue, 2014-06-24 07:25 Harbour Ridge Country Club was the place to be for the sixth annual SafeSpace gala, coordinated by the Harbour Ridge community. Guests enjoyed dinner, a silent auction and entertainment. The event raised more than $75,000.Read more about Harbour ridge SAFESPACE GALA

Elliott museum’s curators and cocktails event

Associate Curator John Giltinan presented a lecture entitled Sir William Lyons and Jaguar Cars, LTD. The talk chronicled the story of Lyons' building the internationally recognized sports car company. A 1954 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe and a 1964 Jaguar XK-E Coupe were on display for the event. This was the first lecture in the 2015 to 2016 Curators and Cocktails series.

Molly’s House Rum Runners Row Garden Bash

Molly’s House was transformed into a speakeasy for the inaugural Rum Runners Row Garden Bash, which raised more than $50,000 to fuel the organization’s mission of keeping families together during medical crises.  More than 300 guests enjoyed live music, a murder mystery and a rum tasting.

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Gala

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Gala Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Wed, 2015-04-29 03:40 More than 230 guests attended the 15th annual black tie gala, 
“Living Lights,” at Mariner Sands Country Club. Attendees enjoyed dinner, dancing and a live auction, which helped to raise more than $500,000 for the VIM Clinic.Read more about Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Gala

National Philanthropy Day Awards and Reception

National Philanthropy Day Awards and Reception Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Wed, 2014-02-19 08:52 Philanthropy, “the love of mankind,” was celebrated at The Kane Center in Stuart, where more than 200 guests attended to watch each award recipient in designated categories take the stage. The annual event is hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a local group representing a variety of non-profits along the Treasure Coast.Read more about National Philanthropy Day Awards and Reception

‘Run for the Roses’

Equine Rescue and Caring Children Clothing Children joined forces to host the Derby Day celebration “Run for the Roses” at Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation. The event raised nearly $8,000 to support the free clothing and literacy programs and the horses for each respective organization.

women in philanthropy summit

women in philanthropy summit Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Mon, 2014-04-28 05:29 Women in Philanthropy of Martin Health Foundation held its fifth Annual Women’s Health Summit at Willoughby Golf Club featuring nationally renowned psychologist and author Dr. Lynn Johnson, Ph.D. Nearly 120 women were in attendance at this free event, which focused on Johnson’s research and book Enjoy Life: Healing with Happiness.Read more about women in philanthropy summit

Bluewater Babes Fishing Tournament

The 10th annual tournament held at Sailfish Marina raised funds to help local women afflicted with breast or ovarian cancer pay for treatment. The two-day event included pre-fishing festivities, fishing and an awards ceremony.


Molly’s House hosted an opening reception titled “Curt Whiticar: 106 years of Life and Art,” an exhibition curated by the late Curt Whiticar’s children. Long-time friends, family and art supporters came to view the local legend’s paintings.

Adams Ranch Cattlemen’s Dance

A crowd of nearly 500 guests put on their jeans and boots for the annual Adams Ranch Cattlemen’s Dance, benefiting the Sunrise Theatre Foundation. Those in attendance enjoyed barbecue and participated in country line-dancing with the Wild Roses Dance Team and music from Nashville recording artist Tom Jackson. 


MICHAEL SHIELDS Memorial INSHORE OPEN Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Fri, 2014-11-28 10:00 Guests and anglers enjoyed the night under the stars at the River Palm Cottages in Jensen Beach before participating in the tournament, which was held the next day. In all, nearly $65,000 was raised to benefit Project L.I.F.T. for a new facility.Read more about MICHAEL SHIELDS Memorial INSHORE OPEN

Habitat for Humanity of Martin County Mr. StudFinder Charity Auction

Hosted at the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, the charity auction began with a VIP meet-and-mingle with 12 “studs” on the ocean deck before heading in for a seafood buffet and live auction. The event supported Habitat for Humanity of Martin County's Women Build program.

Lyric Celebrates 90 Years

More than 300 people contributed to the success of The Lyric Theatre's 90th Birthday Celebration Auction and Roast of John Loesser. The crowd partied in the theater lobby while bidding on exceptional silent auction items, participating in a rousing live auction and enjoying the show.

Temple Beit HaYam Sisterhood Fashion Show

Women joined together for the annual Temple Beit HaYam Sisterhood Fashion Show held in Stuart. Members enjoyed lunch and bid on silent auction items. Sisterhood is an organization of women from the synagogue who join together in friendship and serve the local community. 

The Arts Council of Martin County’s 13th Annual ‘mARTie’s AWARDS’

More than 300 people attended the annual awards ceremony held at St. Mary's Pittenger Center. Guests gathered in the courtyard for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, then moved inside for coffee and dessert while watching performances by the nominees.