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Martin County Community Foundation hosted a holiday celebration at its new Stuart location. New and existing board members along with guests were welcomed to ring in the season and celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in the community.
Young Professionals of Martin County hosted its annual Holiday Party at Harborage Yacht Club & Marina with the theme “red hot.” Attendees contributed toys to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin counties.
Steven Vitale, owner of the Old Colorado Inn and five historic homes on Seminole Street, which have been remodeled into charming guest cottages, made the buildings available to Mary's Shelter to use as a fundraising event. The event helped to raise funds to benefit the organization.
A crowd of art supporters and Lyric Theatre patrons gathered for a pre-concert party at the Geoffrey C. Smith Gallery in downtown Stuart to welcome world-class violinist and composer Itzhak Perlman. The event was underwritten by developer John J. Doyle of Seminole Bluff, a new development of waterfront condominium homes in downtown Stuart.
The Council on Aging of Martin County's annual fundraiser for Meals on Wheels took place at The Kane Center and raised more than $87,000, exceeding the goal of funding 10,000 meals for low-income, homebound seniors.
The organization held its opening meeting at the Harbour Ridge home of Rabbi Dannel Schwartz and Suzi Romanik. During the meeting, the group presented Jacki Nardone, director of Grief Support and Pediatric Services at Treasure Coast Hospice, with a $40,000 check.
Held at Mariner Sands Country Club, the luncheon was sponsored by Treasure Coast Legal and installed new directors and recognized special community leaders.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County hosted an appreciation event for its supporters at a private motor-showroom. Guest were entertained by a string quartet ensemble of young students, and former club member chef Howard Farro provided the food and was a guest speaker.
Fashionistas were invited to Flagler Place for the winter edition of Treasure Coast Fashion Night. Inspired by New York Fashion Week, the charitable event, organized by Msebenzi Masondo, real estate strategist with Engel & Völkers, benefited StarStruck Theatre.
The annual event attracted approximately 3,000 visitors and raised more than $135,000. Funds from the week-long holiday event support direct patient care, allowing local families in need access to high-quality mental health services for their children.