Striving to break the norm of familiar arts and music within the community, Court Room Sessions returned for its third installment at the Court House Cultural Center. The exhibition featured contemporary works by South Florida artists. Alongside an impressive roster of visual artists, the opening night also featured live musical performances by West Palm Beach-based Holy Dances and Miami-based Monterrey.
The Elliott Museum flashed back to 1969 with more than 300 people dressed as hippies gathered to celebrate the opening reception for the “Summer of ‘69” exhibition showing in the museum's Changing Gallery. The exhibit honors the 50th anniversaries of the crew of Apollo 11's landing on the Moon, the Miracle Mets, the war in Vietnam and Woodstock.
This year's annual bash set a new record, raising $210,300 for maternity and pediatric care, including the Mother & Baby Home Care Program. Hosted by the Cleveland Clinic Martin Health LifeSavers, more than 750 people turned out for the sold-out event at the Jensen Beach Causeway Park.
More than 200 supporters attended United Way of Martin County's second annual “Tikis on the Terrace” presented by Bank of America at The Mansion at Tuckahoe. Guests swayed to island tunes and enjoyed traditional Polynesian entertainment, tropical-inspired food and raffle prizes along with a silent auction.
A gathering of 100 golfers descended on Sailfish Point Country Club to support Young Life Martin County. Participants enjoyed lunch and an afternoon of golf, followed by more guests arriving for a silent auction and dinner. Proceeds supported YLMC ministries, which sends kids to Young Life camps across the southeast.
The Farm Dog Rescue held its inaugural “Black Tie & Tails” charity fundraising event at Ristorante Claretta in Palm City, raising more than $30,000. The “Coming Home” themed event celebrated the love stories of all the animals adopted in the organization's first year.
Ten Treasure Coast non-profit organizations received nearly $345,000 in grants from The Frances Langford Fund for Martin County during a reception at the Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House in Jensen Beach. The largest grant, $95,605, went to House of Hope to build a produce packing center to improve nutrition for at-risk populations.
Hosted at Stuart's Kane Center, the organization's “friendraiser” featured Stories of Hope that were shared by families who have benefited from the agency's generous sponsors and donors.
The Healthy Start Luncheon held at Piper's Landing Yacht and Country Club welcomed guests to a special afternoon of discussing the future of the organization. Jack Levine, a consultant to the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, was a guest speaker.
Members enjoyed the evening breeze at the annual membership drive, hosted by the Florida Oceanographic Society. They received free entry including food and drinks with raffle proceeds benefiting the Coastal Center.
Aycock at Tradition alongside Madison's Miracles hosted the Wild West Murder Mystery Dinner during which local business leaders participated as the cast and worked through clues to solve the mystery. Guests enjoyed a silent auction and raffles in addition to a costume contest and photo booth.
The ARC of Martin County hosted its gala “Las Vegas, The Greatest Show on Earth,” at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa. Guests enjoyed entertainment, casino games and musical performances while helping the organization raise funds to support Treasure Coast special needs individuals.
The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast hosted its inaugural gala themed a “Night at the Oscars” at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club. In total, proceeds from the evening topped $100,000 with the Huizenga Family Foundation donating $20,000 to match its initial $20,000 gift.
The Capital Bank Foundation hosted the sold-out event at The Fox Club to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Guests enjoyed an Italian feast and entertainment from the Sounds of Dennis G in addition to a live auction.
Geoffrey C. Smith Galleries hosted an end-of-season “Vernissage Party” among loyal customers and friends. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were served while guests mingled throughout the gallery to view the sculptures and art.
The event took place on the runway of the Stuart Jet Center and was a huge success with more than 350 in attendance. Guests enjoyed live music, dinner by The Food shack and an exciting auction. More than $130,000 was raised to benefit the organization.
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.
Supporters attended a fundraiser benefiting the USSCMC held at the Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner and a live auction.
Rehmann CPAs, Wealth Advisors & Business Consultants hosted its annual social on the stage of the Lyric Theatre in downtown Stuart. Martin County women walked the red carpet to socialize and network with each other and enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.
Impact 100 Martin's 151 members voted to select the Education Foundation of Martin County as its $100,000 Impact Grant recipient at the collective giving organization's second annual Grant Awards Celebration at Piper's Landing Yacht & Country Club.