As we enter the holiday season, all of us here at the John’s Island Foundation want to express our thanks and gratitude to our many generous donors who have supported the needy in our community while creating lasting change for the future.
On November 8, Emily and Ned Sherwood opened their home to host a special Foundation reception, sponsored by Northern Trust, for Leadership Circle donors (those whose gifts were $5,000 or more).
On January 29, the Annual Donor Reception will be held at the Golf Club starting at 6 pm. The reception is funded by our generous sponsors to date: The Hill Group, John’s Island Real Estate, The Law Offices of John E. Moore, III, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Audi of Melbourne and Vero Insurance. All current donors (those who have contributed between 6/1/16 and 12/31/17) will be invited to attend.
Over the past year, contributions enabled the Foundation to donate over $869,000 to fund capital needs for over 20 agencies in our Indian River community. An example of one such agency is the Economic Opportunities Council to which we provided over $21,000 for new computers for a Head Start classroom.
Please consider joining one of our site review teams in the coming year. In the past, members have found it to be a great way to learn about and address the needs and challenges existing in our local community while sharing their financial, analytical and other skill sets with the Foundation. Thank you for your support of the John’s Island Foundation.