Page 8 - Palm City Spotlight - October '18
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      Happenings from page 7                                                                               impact on the lives of our neighbors,” Castrillo said. “The
                                                                                                           support from individuals and local businesses is critical
       a culture of giving and                                                                             to helping shape our community, which is why we want
       volunteerism.”                                                                                      to increase our engagement even further. Every dollar
         United Way  presented                                                                             makes a difference!”
       the Spirit  Award to                                                                                  Keynote speaker Ergetu Merete, business banking
       Triumph Aerostructures,                                                                             division manager, Wells Fargo, discussed Wells Fargo’s
       highlighting their renewed                                                                          partnership with United  Way and challenged other
       commitment to United                                                                                organizations to get involved. Wells Fargo has long been
       Way. The  Pennsylvania                                                                              committed to United Way’s mission of improving lives
       based organization with                                                                             and building stronger communities.
       400 employees in its
       Stuart facility hosted                            Children from Gertrude Walden Child Care Center, a United
       several events including a                        Way funded program, serenaded the crowd with an adorable
       golf tournament and chili                         rendition of The World is a Rainbow.
       cook-off  in  addition  to  Dave Wishart, Pratt &
       challenging key leadership  Whitney and Tammy Matthew,     The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to
       to be game changers by  Bank of America           Gene Zweben of Zweben Law Group. Zweben has served
       investing in United Way.                          on United Way of Martin County’s board of directors for
         The Collaborator of the Year Award was provided to   several years, most recently as Fund Distribution Chair
       the Martin County School District for their partnership   and currently as Chair-Elect. Each year he spearheads
       on early learning initiatives, United Way’s CHARACTER   the Zweben Bike Drive to raise funds to provide bicycles
       COUNTS! program and for their successful United Way   to children in need during the holidays through United
       fundraising campaign that increased 66 percent over the   Way’s White Doves Holiday Project.
       prior year.                                         Each year, United Way raises funds through its annual
                                                         campaign  and  invests  in  high-quality  local  programs
                                                         that improve lives and create lasting change. Last year,   Ademil Castrillo, Wells Fargo; Carol G. Houwaart-Diez,
                                                         United Way made a $2.204 million investment in Martin   United Way of Martin County; Ergetu Merete, Wells Fargo
                                                         County that helped families struggling to put food on the
                                                         table receive much needed relief, students in low-income
                                                         households get off to a good start in school, and at-risk
                                                         youth learn vocational and technical skills, and more.
                                                           This year, 2018/2019 United Way Campaign Chair
                                                         Ademil Castrillo hopes to invest even more to help our
                                                         most vulnerable residents. “Every year our generous
                                                         community members step up and make a tremendous

       Sailfish Point was again recognized as the Most Generous                                            Teresa Lamar-Sarno, Consultant; Taryn Kryzda, Martin
       Community in Martin County. Left to right: Mike and Linda                                           County Board of County Commissioners
       Evans, Sailfish Point residents with United Way Campaign
       Cochairs Bob and Amy Brunjes.                                                                         “The  Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
                                                                                                           is our internal, annual employee-giving campaign that
                                                                                                           supports our team members contributing to causes they
                                                                                                           are passionate about through their time, talent, and
                                                                                                           financial  resources.  Just  in  2017,  our  team  members
        Captain’s was established in 1980 servicing                                                        pledged more than $85 million to nonprofits during the
        Palm Beach County and is a privately                                                               Community Support Campaign,” Merete said.
        owned and managed company.                       Kyle Merical, Howard Jacas and Tim McAlice from Pratt     To learn more about United Way of Martin County
        Captain’s is committed to providing              & Whitney                                         visit or
        dependable, reliable and professional                                                              UnitedWayMartin.
        ground transportation to and from all
        South Florida Airports and Seaports.  PBCVH212                                                     Top 10 Most Generous Workplaces
           To reserve your vehicle:                                                                        1.   Publix
       561-798-2180 or 800-634-7890                                               2.   Florida Power & Light
                                                                                                           3.   Seacoast Bank
                                                                                                           4.   Raymond James Associates/Saelzer/Atlas/Silcox
                                                                                                           5.   Martin Health System
                                                                                                           6.   Pratt & Whitney
                                                                                                           7.   UPS
                                                                                                           8.   Triumph Aerostructures
                                                                                                           9.   Martin County School District
                    772.286.7521                                                                           10.   Wells Fargo
                                                                                                           Top 10 Most Generous Communities
                                                                                                           1.    Sailfish Point
                                                                                                           2.   Harbour Ridge
                                                         Thelma Washington, Gertrude Walden Child Care Center;   3.  Loblolly
                                                         David Dyess, City of Stuart; Gigi Suntum, Caring Children   4.   Mariner Sands
                     Anthony Lavargna                    Clothing Children                                 5.   Pipers Landing
                                                                                                           6.   Sandhill Cove
                                                                                                           7.   Jupiter Hills
                                                                                                           8.   Jupiter Island
                                                                                                           9.   Sewall’s Point
                                                                                                           10.  Monarch
                                                                                                           About United Way Of Martin County
                    Carrie Lavargna                                                                          United Way of Martin County’s mission is to improve
        Board Certified Real Estate Attorney                                                               lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.
            Accredited Estate Planner (AEP)                                                                Since 1972, the United Way has been working to create
                                                                                                           long-term social change and provide support to Martin
                                                                                                           County residents by investing in programs that strive to:
              Wills, Trusts & Probate                                                                      enhance healthy living, improve education, and support
            Real Estate & Business Law                                                                     financial stability.

                                                                                                              Photo Credit: Chaplain L C Campbell Jr. with Treasure
        New location at The Stuart Financial Center                                                                 Coast Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory
                                                        Amy and Bob Brunjes, United Way of Martin County
                                                        Campaign Cochairs                                  Happenings on page 9

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