Stuart residents and local advocates kicked off their shoes on the beach for a seaside soirée benefiting the Florida Oceanographic Society. The 65 guests enjoyed live music, hors d’oeuvres and tropical cocktails while dancing and relaxing poolside on the patio of the Courtyard by Marriott on Hutchinson Island.

Elliot Museum’s ‘A View From Washington’ Luncheon

The Elliott Museum presented “A View from Washington,” a luncheon featuring Mara Liasson of Fox News and National Public Radio. A sold-out crowd filled the Willoughby Golf Club main dining room in Stuart, while discussions ensued about the Trump presidency, the news media and more.


Extraordinary partners were honored in the fight against hunger and hardship in Martin County. Two dozen individuals, groups, businesses, churches, schools and volunteers received awards for their long-term, wide-ranging or otherwise significant relationships with House of Hope. The event was held at St. Mary's Pittenger Center.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin counties ‘Let the Good Times...

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.

Hobe Sound Chamber Dine Around: Progressive Dinner

A sold-out crowd spent an evening at Hobe Sound Golf Club indulging in cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before dispersing into groups to enjoy themed dinners at eight different celebrity chefs’ homes. Guests then moved to Flash Beach Grille for an after party with live music by the Bryce Allyn Band.


Women in Philanthropy hosted its sixth annual affair at Willoughby Golf and Country Club in Stuart. Nearly 200 women (and some men!) attended the event featuring Barbara McFarland, Ed.D., psychologist and author, who spoke on “The Extraordinary Woman.” Members have funded nearly $180,000 in projects since 2010.

Mariner Sands Charity Week

Mariner Sands Charity Week was “Off to the Races” with its kick off for a week-long calendar of events. Each year residents of Mariner Sands raise funds for local charities. Since its inception, Charity Week has given close to $2.5 million to Martin County charities serving the needy, particularly children.

LifeBuilders Cocktail party

LifeBuilders Cocktail party Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Fri, 2014-11-28 10:00 Nearly 200 guests attended the fourth annual fundraiser at the PGA Country Club in Port St. Lucie. Belly dancers, fire eating and henna tattoos were all part of the fun, with live and silent auctions raising more than $54,000. LifeBuilders helps those involved in the court system be successful.Read more about LifeBuilders Cocktail party

‘Diamonds in the Ruff’ fundraiser

‘Diamonds in the Ruff’ fundraiser Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Wed, 2015-04-29 03:40 The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast celebrated 60 years at its annual Paws and Claws Gala, held at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails were enjoyed by guests during the silent auction. Dinner, live auction and dancing rounded out the evening. More than $250,000 was raised to help sheltered animals.Read more about ‘Diamonds in the Ruff’ fundraiser

Samaritan Center’s ‘The Great Chef Adventure’

Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families hosted a three-course luncheon prepared by area chefs for “The Great Chef Adventure” event. Guests helped to raise funds for the Samaritan Center, which works to keep families together and boys out of the juvenile court system, and bid on items during a silent and live auction. 

Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival White Party

Guests sipped and savored the experience at Cinema De La Mer, the first super-secret white party held at Royal Palm Pointe Park in Vero Beach. Following a Veuve Clicquot Champagne toast, the dates were announced for the summer—June 8 to 11. After sunset, all enjoyed an open-air screening of “The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship."

Literacy Award Luncheon

The Library Foundation of Martin County and Knight Kiplinger honored May Smyth as this year's recipient of the Kiplinger Literacy Award during the Literacy Award Luncheon at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club. The luncheon featured Kiplinger as the keynote speaker who gave his perspective on finance and politics.


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

‘A Paris Winter’s Night’ Benefit

More than 300 attended an elegant Parisian affair held at Mariner Sands Country Club to benefit the Little Treasures Pediatric Program of Treasure Coast Hospice. The event featured a live and silent auction, a raffle, dinner and dancing. Little Treasures offers pediatric palliative and hospice care to families in Martin and St. Lucie counties.   

Place of Hope’s Sea of Hope Luncheon

Nearly 230 guests adorned tropical attire during Place of Hope's Sea of Hope Luncheon “A Day in Old Havana” at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club. Guests were treated to hand-rolled cigars, a live four-piece band, raffles and silent and live auctions.

Elliott Museum ‘genome’ exhibit opening

Elliott Museum ‘genome’ exhibit opening Edit Delete Unpublish Submitted by admin on Fri, 2014-11-28 10:00 More than 150 guests gathered to celebrate the opening of the Museum’s new exhibit “GENOME: The Secret of How Life Works.” This exhibition uses interactive displays, visually rich environments and family-friendly activities specifically designed to help visitors understand the genome’s function and its role in daily life.Read more about Elliott Museum ‘genome’ exhibit opening

Roseann Gregory Cancer Foundation BEACH RUM PARTY

Supporters enjoyed a casual evening of food, games, entertainment, raffles and libations at The Inlet Beachfront Grill in Fort Pierce. Proceeds will benefit Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute's Marine Biomedical and Biotechnology Research program.