Tag Archives: The Foundation

Scholarships Available for Local Arts Majors

Submitted Each year the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students who will be majoring in an area of the arts. Since 2007 the non-profit organization has been awarding scholarships to local students who plan to major in visual arts, literary arts or performing arts. With the cost of a higher education ... Read More »

News From The Nest Three Times a Charm!

By Linda J. Turner, Communications Director Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary In the bald eagle nest at the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary are, not one, not two, but three eaglets! This is the first time in many years that more than two eaglets have hatched on this property. All three eaglets appear to be healthy, eating well ... Read More »

News From The Nest: Keeping An Eagle Eye On Bald Eagles, Paleo And Calusa

By Linda J. Turner Finally! There are two eaglets in the nest at the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. Last week, through a high-powered lens, two small, fuzzy, eaglet heads were seen reaching up for food being delivered into the nest by the adult eagles. One eaglet appears considerably larger than the other, an indication that the two ... Read More »

Swing Through Time In Hollywood

Submitted The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled’s (FDD) Hollywood Swing Through Time- themed Gala takes place March 4 from 6–11 PM at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. The evening features an elegant cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing. Guests can take part in the unique Diamond Drop, where they can win diamond earrings from Yamron ... Read More »

Pancakes at the Firehouse

By Coastal Breeze News Staff On November 13, pancake lovers of all ages gathered to enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Marco Island firehouse. Throughout the morning people came in waves, many arriving in their Sunday best following church services. Volunteers flipped endless pancakes and served scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice to hungry guests. Many came back for seconds, ... Read More »

Avow Foundation Charity Golf Tournament planned October 24th

Proceeds support families touched by serious illness and loss. Golf lovers in southwest Florida have an opportunity to play for a cause this fall. The second annual Avow Open Charity Golf Tournament is planned on Monday, October 24 at the Audubon Country Club in Naples.  Funds raised through the event will support the non-profit palliative and hospice care services provided by Avow. Registration begins ... Read More »

Rib Cook-off Raises Heat

By Samantha Husted  Barbecue lovers, grill enthusiasts and meat-eaters alike came out April 16th to celebrate and chow down at the 5th Annual Rib Cook-off at the Marco Island Brewery. All proceeds from the event went to the Marco Island Police Foundation and its scholarship fund. The Foundation also assists members of the Marco Island Police Department should an emergency ... Read More »

A Celebration of Achievements

By Coastal Breeze News Staff This year’s Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation’s Annual Luncheon and general meeting took place at the Island Country Club. Above all else, it was a “Celebration of Achievements.” Fire Rescue Foundation President Dianna Dohm led the luncheon program, which began with board member Mike Stapleton leading the packed house in the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor ... Read More »

Fundraising Gala to Bring Help to Cancer Patients in Need

Fundraising Gala to Bring Help to Cancer Patients in Need Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment is stressful enough without having to worry about how to pay for essentials such as rent or the electric bill. Patients suddenly discover that cancer not only strikes their body, but their family, friends, profession and their finances. Elaine Miller had to ... Read More »

Carlton Ward Jr. Wins Prestigious Conservation Leadership Award

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida (FWFF) has named Carlton Ward Jr. winner of its 2015 BlueGreen Conservation Leadership Award in Florida. The award is given each year to an individual who has contributed substantial time, effort and leadership toward promoting and implementing effective conservation for the state’s natural resources. Previous winners include Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro ... Read More »

The George DeMarco Foundation Celebrates 10 years and $100,000

The George DeMarco Foundation celebrates over ten years and $100,000 in donations. Initially created to provide proceeds as charitable contributions with a principal focus on the needs of construction academies, the Foundation has expanded to include other endeavors benefiting the children in Collier County. The Foundation has committed over a decade to improving the lives of the young people in ... Read More »

DISTRACTIONS FOUR TIMES MORE PREVALENT IN TEEN CRASHES THAN PREVIOUSLY REPORTED

Unprecedented Look into the Causes of Teen Crashes by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Broadcast Quality B-Roll (Preview / Download) Broadcast Quality Sound Bites (Preview / Download) TAMPA, Fla. (March 25, 2015) – The most comprehensive research ever conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely much more serious a problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation ... Read More »

TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE

Local Letter Carriers will help Santa and The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program on Saturday, December 6th. Toys left by mailboxes will be collected for distribution by The Salvation Army to underprivileged children. Residents are encouraged to leave a new, unwrapped toy by their mail box on Saturday, December 6th. The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for ... Read More »

Mackle Park Referendum: Island Parks & Rec Foundation Rallies Support

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com Greg West is no stranger to the Mackle Park Community Center referendum, which is set for a vote in the Aug. 26 election. Until recently, West served as the chairman of the city of Marco Island’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC), and was one of the masterminds behind the committee’s marketing plan for the ... Read More »

Help America’s Forests: Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 Trees Will Be Planted in High-Need National Forests

America’s forestland is a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins in July by planting 10 trees in forests that have been devastated by wildfires, insects and disease. ... Read More »

A Special Luncheon Invitation

Submitted A luncheon has been planned by the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts for Saturday, May 24, at Wesley’s Fellowship Hall. Scholarships will be presented to Marco Island students pursuing college studies in the arts. Scholarship recipients include Christopher Niemczyk, Theodore Schimek, Richard Stein and Tyler MacDonald. Local artist Melinda Trick also will be honored as “Artist of the ... Read More »

Marco Police Foundation

The Marco Police Foundation was established in October 2001 when Roger Reinke was the Police Chief. He saw a need to establish a support group for the department and met with several Marco Island civil leaders and shortly thereafter the organization was formed including The Marco Police Foundation Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under Federal and State laws and ... Read More »

1st Annual Chili Cook-Off

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Whether you’re a chili cook or an avid chili taster, you will definitely want to come on down to the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation’s First Annual Jerry Adams Chili Cook-off. Held on Saturday, October 12, the event will take place at CJ’s on the Bay in the Esplanade between 2 and 5 PM. Chili ... Read More »

Island Club Swings for Charity

The Island Country Club has had a rich tradition of supporting charities in the Marco Island and Naples area. The Foundation has its roots dating back to the Gene Sarazen Foundation. Gene was a member of the Island Country Club. After his death, the Island Country Club’s Foundation was formed in 2000. It was established that year as a tax-exempt ... Read More »

21st Century C.A.R.E. Foundation

21st Century C.A.R.E. foundation, the national nonprofit foundation dedicated to serving cancer patients, survivors and their families, is pleased to announce that the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation has awarded a $9,000 Promise Circle Grant in support of 21st Century C.A.R.E.’s patient financial assistance program. “We are honored to receive this donation from the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation,” says Solomon Agin, D.D., Chairman ... Read More »