Directly Funding Long-term Capital Needs

A Head Start student at the Economic Opportunities Council learns from a computer funded by John’s Island Foundation.

We create lasting change. The John’s Island Foundation changes the lives of our neighbors in Indian River County by directly funding the long-term capital needs of over 20 deserving agencies in our community. Last year, we provided computer programs for seniors with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, equipped preschool classrooms with SMART boards, supplied housing for veterans, and so much more.

We make an impact. Thanks to the generous support of John’s Island residents, we donated over $750,000 last year for the capital needs of nonprofit organizations. Since our inception in 1999, the Foundation has contributed $9.9 million to our community.

We rely on you to help us in our mission. The John’s Island Foundation is fortunate to have a unique model that does not rely on fundraisers or events. We raise funds solely through your donations. Please consider supporting the Foundation to the extent possible. We have a Leadership Circle that gives special recognition to donors who have shown extraordinary generosity over the previous 12 months:

Leadership Circle Platinum- $15,000 or more
Leadership Circle Gold – $10,000 or more
Leadership Circle Silver – $5,000 or more

The Foundation recognizes Leadership Circle members in its Annual Report and celebrates this elite group at an exclusive cocktail party.

We value our leadership. The John’s Island Foundation is pleased to announce its officers for the 2017-2018 season. Each of these board members brings substantial experience and proven commitment to the Executive Committee.

Ken Wessel, President
Carole Parks, Secretary
Jim Poole, Vice President
Emily Sherwood, Development & Marketing Chair
Steve Anderson, Treasurer
Jay Anglada, Grant Review Chair

Along with board members Pat Brier, Don Kittell, Bill Sayler, Jim Smith, and Steve Trooboff, the Foundation looks forward to another outstanding year of commitment to the community, with an abundance of gratitude to the retiring officers for their hard work and accomplishments over the past three years.

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