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The Beaches Community Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, will distribute more than $280,000 this year to local Beaches-area nonprofits to improve the lives of their fellow citizens who may be struggling. After just four years of grantmaking, the Beaches Community Fund has invested more than $988,000 in Beaches-area organizations that seek solutions on behalf of those who need assistance. more
Ponte Vedra resident Andrea Anthony has recently been elected to serve on the Board of Directors at the Betty Griffin Center. Anthony has nearly 30 years of experience in public accounting and has served as a director and treasurer for several nonprofit boards. more
The Boy Scouts of America All-Girls Troop 291 attended their first Court of Honor on the evening of May 23 in Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church. more
During cookie season, Girl Scouts learn to make decisions, manage money, demonstrate confidence, use ethics and make goals while selling Girl Scout Cookies. This season, the girls of Troop 1027 decided to donate the profits from the cookie sale to the Kate Amato Foundation to support pediatric cancer research. They called their project “Cookies for Kate.” more
Jeremiah Blocker is the new executive director the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans (ASDPMV). more
When Ponte Vedra native Gabbi Lutz decided she wanted an education that focused on community service and volunteerism, she knew the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts was the right choice. Four years later, this past May, Lutz graduated from the college with a degree in psychology, but left her mark on the school by leading April 2019’s Build Day event for the Working for Worcester program. more
The PAWs (Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers) Act was introduced to Congress on June 5 by Florida Rep. John Rutherford and, if passed, will require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide service dogs to veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The bill is supported by K9s For Warriors, the largest service dog provider for disabled post-9/11 veterans in the U.S. more
Local Rotary clubs made quite a showing at the recent Rotary District 6970 conference in May in Daytona Beach. Pictured is Nicole Hamm of Beaches Rotaract, who won the Rotaract Rising Star Award; Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach President Vickie Cavey, who displays the district's Public Image Award on behalf of her club; Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra President Kelly Altosino-Sastre, who won the Brent Williams Spirit of Rotary Award; and Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Rotarian Ed Dalton, who won the Rising Star Award. more
The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) recently announced that Sulzbacher Village in Jacksonville is a 2019 recipient of the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Award, recognizing excellence in the affordable housing industry and organizations that have demonstrated especially impactful use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). more
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