IRCF Team Works Hard, Plays Hard, All in the Name of Better Giving
Indian River Community Foundation's staff spent the Friday before the Labor Day holiday on a team retreat. This day away from the office gave the four of us the opportunity to dive into the topic of "Building Creative Confidence," helping to strengthen our commitment to service excellence. A bike-and-skateboard tour of Orchid Island reminded us that we didn't have to look far to see the impact of charitable giving in our community, as we rode past the Vero Beach Dog Park, the site of the new Vero Beach Rowing Boathouse, the Cole Coppola Memorial Fishing Pier, and Riverside Theatre. We ended our day with a visit to Vero Beach Museum of Art to view the "Astronomy Photographer of the Year" exhibit, where the photographer Giorgia Hofer's note beneath her photo "Super Moon" caught our attention. "On the night of 14 November 2016 the Moon was the closest since 1948. It will not be closer again until 2034." Time is fleeting, and our community needs are more pressing than ever. A great day of reflection, now time to get back to work!