Bank donates $3K to Habitat group
On June 28, representatives of Bank of America presented Indian River Habitat for Humanity with a check for $3,000.
Present from Bank of America were Hala Laviolette, vice president of small business banking; Phillip McLaughlin, vice president, banking center leader; and Matthew S. Miller, assistant vice president, financial solutions adviser.
Receiving the donation were Habitat President/CEO Andy Bowler, Development Director Peggy Gibbs, and Grant Coordinator Robin Benjouali.
Through the branches, Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Bank of America Matching Gift Program, the Bank of America family has donated close to $34,000 to Indian River Habitat for Humanity.
The majority of funds has been received for the operating budget, but Habitat home construction and the scholarship program also have been supported through these donations. Two of the local bank’s employees are Habitat homeowners.
For more information, contact Habitat at 772-562-9860 ext. 209.
Kip Jacoby named chair at United Way
C.J. Kip Jacoby, CPA, Morgan, Jacoby, Thurn, Boyle, Associates, P.A. of Vero Beach, has been elected to chair the Board of Governors for United Way of Florida.
Jacoby was elected to the United Way of Indian River County board of directors in 2000, serving two consecutive three-year terms and holding the office of Treasurer before serving as board chair through the hurricanes and the community recovery efforts of 2004-2005.
He has gone on to serve in various aspects including chair of the Community Investment Process and the Annual Campaign, and currently serves on the United Way Foundation Board as treasurer.
He received the Ralph T. King award in 2007 for extraordinary service and commitment to Indian River County.
Jacoby currently serves as an ex-officio member of the local United Way Board representing the United Way of Florida.
In addition to his United Way commitment, he also was a member of the Indian River County Children Services Advisory Council, Florida Institute of CPAs and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives.
For more information, call 772-567-8900 or visit www.unitedwayirc.org.
Florida Eye Institute backs ‘Girls on Run’
“No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable.” These words drive the mission of Girls on the Run, a local charitable organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through creative programs that incorporate running.
The program targets girls in grades 3 to 8, meeting after school for inspirational learning sessions that culminate in a 5K run scheduled July 26 at Pointe West in Vero Beach.
Florida Eye Institute donated race bags for the event last year and increased their sponsorship this year by adding a monetary donation.
Learn more about the 5K from Girls on the Run Facebook page www.facebook.com/gotrtc.
4 Habitat homes dedicated June 22
Four Habitat homes were dedicated in ceremonies that took place in the Oslo Park neighborhood June 22.
The Dembroski house was the 11th Habitat house the Realtors Association has sponsored. The Realtors and Circle of Faith were the financial sponsor and volunteer sponsor. McDonald’s Restaurant was the business partner.
Also dedicated were the Douglas home, sponsored by The Moorings as financial, volunteer and business partner; the Joseph home, sponsored by The Moorings (financial), Collegiate Challenge (volunteer), and Kemp’s Boutique and Shoe Salon (business partner); and the Jones home, sponsored by Publix (financial), Women Build and Collegiate Challenge (volunteer), and Vero Beach Chrysler Jeep Dodge (business partner).
Sponsors, volunteers, staff, family, and friends watched with pride as the homeowner families received Bibles and front door keys and cut the ribbons across their front porch entryways.
4-H Horse Masters assist Okla. club
The UF/IFAS Indian River County 4-H Program’s Horse Masters Club collected items that will be sent to the 4-H families that own horses and are in need of crucial equine items in Oklahoma’s Cleveland County.
The Horse Master’s 4-H Club members wanted to do something for the 4-H families affected by the tragedy and decided to assist the 4-H horse club in Cleveland County by collecting horse blankets, halters, lead ropes, bandages and wraps, ointments and antibiotic creams, saddle pads and other items that are necessary for owning a horse.
Along with these items, a sizable donation was included from the club members and the Indian River County 4-H Foundation, an affiliated fundraising organization. The UF/IFAS Indian River County 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach and caring adults to help youth gain the knowledge and life skills they need to be productive, responsible citizens.