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4KIDS of South Florida

Contact Number: 954.979.7911
2717 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Board Chair: John Foreman
Executive Vice President: Mathew K. John
Year Founded: 1999

4KIDS has served and cared for more than 20,000 abused and neglected children in Broward and Palm Beach Counties “one child at a time.” 4KIDS has recently expanded to license foster families in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. 4KIDS is committed to accomplishing the vision of “A Home for Every Child” through programs offering protection, prevention, provision and permanent solutions. A continuing accomplishment is the operation of SafePlace 4KIDS, the emergency assessment center for children removed from their homes in Broward or Palm Beach County as they begin their foster care journey.

Oct. 12: South Florida Orphans Classic; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Coral Ridge Country Club; $300/$1200/$50; 954.979.7911 or

211 HelpLine

Contact Number: 561.383.1128
P.O. Box 3588 Lantana, FL 33465
Executive Director: Susan Buza
Vice President: Raymond Ellis
Year Founded: 1971

211 is a community helpline and crisis hotline where highly trained and accredited Resource Specialists offer guidance and support in helping teens, adults, families, seniors, caregivers and professionals find the services they need. Calls to 211 HelpLine are free, confidential and available 24/7. “Our name is our number!” 211 is the easy to remember 3-digit phone number that provides service for everyday needs and in times of crisis. 211 HelpLine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing crisis intervention, information, assessment and referral to community services in Indian River, Okeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.

Oct. 19: Dine for a Cause to benefit 211 HelpLine; 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Table 26 Palm Beach; $180; 561.383.1128
Nov. 20: The Great Gatsby; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Camelot Yacht Club, West Palm Beach; $150; 561.383.1128
Feb. 27: Le Cirque du Palm Beach; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach; $300; 561.383.1128

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery

Contact Number: 772.465.0630
500 N. Indian River Drive Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Executive Director: Kathleen Fredrick
Year Founded: 1960

The Museum’s mission is to promote the arts in the community and perpetuate the artistic and humanitarian legacy of A.E. Backus, and houses the nation’s largest exhibit of original Backus paintings. Grounded in history, yet rich in contemporary relevance the museum exhibits original paintings by A.E. Backus, Florida Highwaymen. Throughout the season the Museum features changing national exhibits and two juried competitions. Volunteers needed for educational programs, special events, visitor services/docents/ facility maintenance.

Jan. 31: Sunday in Key West Auction; 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pelican Yacht Club, Fort Pierce; $75; 772.465.0630
March 6: “All You Should Eat” Brunch and Backus Original Painting Raffle; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; A.E. Backus Museum , Fort Pierce; $15 in advance, $20 at the door; 772.465.0630

Achievement Center for Children & Families

Contact Number: 561.266.0003

555 NW Fourth St.Delray Beach, FL 33444

CEO: Stephanie Seibel
Year Founded: 1969

The Achievement Centers for Children & Families is a community based, social service organization whose mission is to ensure school readiness, provide skill building opportunities, promote academic achievement and support healthy lifestyles. The affordable, nationally accredited programs allow families to work, increasing their economic stability. The Centers serve over 1,000 children and 750 adults at three campuses in Palm Beach County.

Jan. 22: Stiletto Race; 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Downtown Delray Beach; $25 Race Entry; 561.266.0003;
March 17: 15th Annual Delray Beach Home Tour; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Lake Ida Neighborhood; $100; 561.266.0003;
April 14: The Proper Affair; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Boca Raton; $125; 561.266.0003;

Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches

Contact Number: 561.253.1361

1712 Second Ave. N. Lake Worth, FL 33460

Board Chairman: Garth Rosenkrance
CEO: Matthew Constantine
Year Founded: 1983

Adopt-A-Family is dedicated to strengthening families with children in their efforts to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services. To achieve this mission, Adopt-A-Family provides physical housing units, rental assistance, and supportive services to families in crisis.

Dec. 1: Tree Lighting; 6:30 p.m.; The Sailfish Club; $350; 561.253.1361
Date: TBD: Better Ball Golf Tournament; 12 p.m.; Pine Tree Golf Club; $500/player or $2,000/foursome; 561.253.1361

Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

Contact Number: 561.841.0900
1649 Forum Place #2 West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Founder & CEO: Johanna Kandel
President of Board: Leah Wypych
Year Founded: 2000

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (The Alliance) is dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach and education related to health promotion, including all eating disorders, obesity, positive body image, and self-esteem.

Feb. 8: 6th Annual Valentine’s Day Treats & Sweets; 1 p.m.; Flagler Museum, Palm Beach; $125; 561.841.0900
Feb. 27: 5th Annual celebrate everyBODY Walk; 9 a.m.; Sunset Cove Pavilion, South County Regional Park; $25; 561.841.0900
April 1: 4th Annual Alliance Golf Classic; 8 a.m.; PGA National Golf Club, Champion Course; $900/foursome; 561.841.0900

American Cancer Society

Contact Number: 561.650.0143
621 Clearwater Park Road West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CEO: Gary Reedy
Year Founded: 1913

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Feb. 20: Celestial Gala; 6 p.m.; Admirals Cove, Jupiter; $350; 561.650.0143

American Heart Association

Contact Number: 561.697.6609
2300 Centrepark West Drive West Palm Beach , FL 33409-6470
CEO: Nancy Brown
Year Founded: 1924

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The organization has established an impact goal by 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.

Feb. 14, 2016: Palm Beach Heart Ball; 7 p.m.; The Breakers, Palm Beach; $800; 561.697.6607
Feb. 20, 2016: Boca Raton Heart & Stroke Ball; 6:30 p.m.; Boca Raton Resort & Club; $400; 561.697.6683
April 7, 2016: Palm Beach County Go Red For Women Luncheon; 11 a.m.; Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach; $250; 561.697.6683

American Lung Association in Florida

Contact Number: 561.659.7644
2701 N. Australian Ave., Ste. 100 West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Area Director: Lea Tate
Year Founded: 1904

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, research and advocacy. When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow

Oct. 3: Delray Bash; 7 p.m.; Old School Square Park, Delray Beach; $50; 561.640.9504
Feb. 19: Breath of Life Luncheon; 11 a.m.; Club Colette, Palm Beach; $250; 561.640.9504
May: LUNG FORCE Walk; 8 a.m.; Location: TBD; Free; 561.640.9504

ARC of Martin County

Contact Number: 772.283.2525
2001 S. Kanner Highway Stuart, FL 34997
President/CEO: Keith W. Muniz
Chief Operating Officer: Robyn Ducharme
Year Founded: 1956

The ARC of Martin County, Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged, is a private, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering children and adults with developmental and other disabilities to achieve their fullest potential. We accomplish this by providing advocacy, opportunities, education, choices, vocational and community supports and family supports.

Jan. 30 and 31: The ARC’s Treasure Coast Bike Fest; for details
April 9: Evening of Entertainment
June 11: KDW Fishing Tournament