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Hosted at Mariner Sands Country Club, the Women of Distinction awards acknowledged four women for their extraordinary work in the community. This year’s winners included Dr. Lisa Grassam Smith, Anita Cocoves, Mariam McKinney Carpenter and Caroline Nolan.
The foundation honored the mayors of Stuart with a dinner dance at Mariner Sands Country Club. Along with Mayor Kelli Glass Leighton, many past mayors and family members were in attendance. The Stuart Rotary Club Foundation also awarded the annual “Service Above Self Awards,” which were given to Doris Fenton, Milton Leggett and Dan Parz.
The organization hosted its 18th annual gala at Mariner Sands Country Club where guests were transported to the streets of New Orleans for its themed gala, “All Jazzed Up on Bourbon Street.” The event raised funds and awareness for uninsured Martin County residents.
A crowd of 250 individuals enjoyed a traditional New England clambake along with live music by Jason Montero and a comedy show by headliner Peter Fogel. The sold-out event benefited Project LIFT’s mission to help at-risk teens overcome mental health and substance abuse issues.
Patricia Lambrecht hosted the private party at her Palm Beach home in celebration of StarStruck Theatre’s building purchase, bringing StarStruck’s dream of having a "forever home" to fruition. The party also marked the launch of the non-profit Children’s Theatre capital improvement campaign to revitalize the nearly 20-year-old building with necessary maintenance and upgrades.
The women of Impact 100 Martin held an inaugural award celebration at Piper's Landing Yacht & Country Club where they heard presentations from three finalists hoping to receive the collective giving group's first $100,000 grant. The winner was Project LIFT (Life Initiatives for Teens) for its Pathway Academy of Innovation.
Almost 200 guests attended “Tea Around the World” at the Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce. The sold-out event raised $15,000 to support Treasure Health’s pediatric care program, which provides hospice and palliative care services to children facing serious illness.
Ken Pruitt, who has served St. Lucie County as a state senator, state representative and property appraiser, was presented with the prestigious Pete Hegener Leadership Award during the annual dinner and celebration held at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club.
The event benefiting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities took place at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa in Jensen Beach. This is the Arc Of Martin County’s premier fundraising event, generating monies to support its programs.
Gerry Czarnecki, chairman and founder of National Leadership Institute, presented a workshop titled “Fearless in the Boardroom: Modern Governance Skills Essential for Mission Success” to board members and staff of the Treasure Coast AFP. The event was held in the Mayes Center at Treasure Coast Hospice.
The second annual Top Chef event benefiting House of Hope welcomed a packed audience who cheered on cooking competitors while enjoying music and dancing, gourmet tasting stations, boutique shopping and raffle prizes. Tina Kraft was named the overall winner and also took home the honor of Best Dish.
Audubon members and friends from the Treasure Coast gathered at the Possum Long Nature Center for the annual garden party, which featured a special presentation from the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center. The event honored chapter volunteers who lead and organize special programs throughout the year.
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