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The Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice held its opening meeting at the Harbour Ridge home of Emily Atkins for the ‘Wine, Women and Wisdom” event. FFOTCH president Stephanie Barnard presented a check in the amount of $60,000 to Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation to benefit Treasure Health Grief Support Youth and Family programs.
A gathering of 110 Planned Parenthood supporters came together at a waterfront home during the 11th annual “Cocktails for a Cause” fundraiser. Proceeds from the sold-out fundraiser will ensure access to reproductive health care and information in Martin County and surrounding areas.
More than 100 guests attended the fifth annual “All Hands on Deck” High School Sailing Program Fundraiser at the U.S. Sailing Center Martin County (USSCMC) in Jensen Beach. The public event featured live music by the Pine School Steel Drum Band and the Reel Ting by George Pollis, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres.
Proceeds from the three-day annual Charity Doubles Tournament hosted by Buttonwood Tennis Club benefited House of Hope, supporting the agency’s mission to empower Martin County residents to overcome hunger and hardship. The tournament included the Serve Some Hope VIP Party and Pro-Am competition.
Unveiling its newest development in Hobe Sound, Habitat for Humanity of Martin County concluded a week of celebration with its “Rock the Block for Pettway Park” fundraiser at St. Christopher’s Church. The event featured live music and a live auction, plus 501 Auctions was on-site to keep track of the six homes that were funded throughout the evening.
The exclusive gathering featured an unveiling of the newest sculpture by wildlife artist Geoffrey C. Smith at his gallery in Stuart. Hundreds of collectors, admirers and community leaders got a first look at “Community Gathering,” a bronze cypress tree serving as a perch for life-sized kingfisher, snowy egret, two ibis and a rosette spoonbill.
The Elliott Museum hosted “Thanks for the Memories: A Celebration of the 1940s, Bob Hope, Frances Langford, the USO, Big Band Music, Swing Dance and Golf.” Guests danced the night away and enjoyed wining and dining, a costume contest, raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Elliott Museum’s Annual Giving Campaign.
Set at Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off event featured MC Scott Bristow from Scott 93.7 GYL, guest speaker Denise Sanderson, M.D., a trivia game from Tony Solomon as well as the revealing of the Real Men Wear Pink candidates. The walk took place at Stuart Memorial Park.
Guests had the opportunity to play Vegas casino games, participate in a silent auction and stop by the photo booth during Casino Night for Elev8hope. Participation at the event supports Elev8hope's mission and benefits low-income families and individuals across Martin County to move up to self-sufficiency and beyond.
Audi Stuart transformed its service area into the setting for the Woman’s Club VIP Cocktail Party. The occasion was held as a pre-event party for sponsors, donors and homeowners whose homes were featured on the group’s ninth annual Holiday Home Tour in December, which raised funds for college scholarships and for other programs of the club. This year, $33,000 in scholarships was awarded to eight local high school students and three adult women returning to college.
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