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Endowment Partner Spotlight: Youth Sailing of IRC
The mission of Youth Sailing Foundation is to provide Indian River County with educational, recreational, and competitive sailing programs for all ages in a fun and safe environment. One program the organization uses to achieve their mission is the Squadron Sailing for Elementary and Middle...

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Community Foundation, United Way Join Childcare Resources to Share Insights on Progress, Ongoing Challenges for Indian River County's Children in Need Community Foundation, United Way Join Childcare Resources to Share Insights on Progress, Ongoing Challenges for Indian River County's Children in Need
Jeff Pickering, President and CEO of Indian River Community Foundation; Meredith Egan, Executive Director of United Way of IRC with children. Photo by: Maureen Nicolace. On February 7, Indian River Community Foundation President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, and United Way President and CEO, Meredith Egan,...

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Weekly Insights: The Samaritan Center of Vero Beach Weekly Insights: The Samaritan Center of Vero Beach
Pictured from left to right: Renee Bireley, Development Manager; Vania Bartee, Children's Coordinator; Vanessa McGriff, Operations Manager; Kris Rivera, CCPBD Operations Director. The Samaritan Center provides transitional housing and guidance to homeless families in Indian River County and prepares them to live independently. The average length of stay is 6-9 months....

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Continuing the Remarkable Legacy of Ellie McCabe Continuing the Remarkable Legacy of Ellie McCabe
Ellie McCabe passed away at the age of 87 on December 26, 2021. She was a well respected philanthropist and advocate for mental health. Her philanthropic efforts began with her father through The Wahlstrom Foundation, later renamed The Robert F. and Elenora W. McCabe Foundation,...

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Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine
In partnership with Vero Beach Magazine, Indian River Community Foundation’s President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, writes a monthly column called Indian River Insights. These articles explore the root causes of community needs, celebrate successes, analyze meaningful solutions, and offer insights into persistent challenges. In the...

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EPP Spotlight: Indian River Golf Foundation EPP Spotlight: Indian River Golf Foundation
Indian River Golf Foundation promotes and expands interest in the game of golf for golfers of all ages, encourages participation, awareness of opportunities and encourages high levels of performance, enjoyment and appreciation for the game.  The Foundation's Starting New At Golf (SNAG) Program introduces golf...

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Weekly Insights: Dogs for Life Weekly Insights: Dogs for Life
According to Indian River Indicators, 11.9% of adults in Indian River County are veterans, compared to 8.6% of all adults in Florida. As many as 30% of veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dogs for Life is devoted to improving the quality of...

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EPP Spotlight: Vero Beach Opera EPP Spotlight: Vero Beach Opera
Vero Beach Opera has a mission to enrich the cultural lives of our community through fully staged professional opera productions, concerts and international vocal competitions of the highest quality which promote an increased awareness and deeper appreciation of opera to expanding and diverse audiences of...

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EPP Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Their Passport to Literacy Program uses the mentoring between adults volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 4 to 18...

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Weekly Insights: ORCA Weekly Insights: ORCA
The Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) endeavors to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies, science-based conservation action, and community education and outreach. ORCA is committed to returning the Indian River Lagoon to a vibrant,...

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