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VOL. 22  NO. 4                                                                                APRIL 2020

      Local Funders Band Together

      To Form The COVID-19 Response Fund

      By Carrie Lavarnga                                 Children’s Service Councils and United Ways in Martin and St.   affected, like the Salvation
         Recognizing the needs of                        Lucie counties and the Hobe Sound Community Chest to ensure   Army of Martin County or the
      individuals due to the virus                       the fund has maximum reach and effectiveness. Individuals,   House of Hope.
      crisis, local funders have                         institutions, companies and other funders are encouraged to      Ten percent of households
      banded together to form the                        contribute to the fund.                           in  Martin County live
      COVID-19 Response Fund.                               The purpose of the Response Fund is to bring together private   in poverty and another 28
      Hosted by The Community                            and public entities that fund local nonprofits. “The motivation   percent are considered income
      Foundation Martin – St.                            is to leverage every human and financial resource available to   constraint where missing one
      Lucie, the Response Fund will                      strategically invest in nonprofits to help our community through   payment makes them unable
      award grants to nonprofits that                    these unprecedented times,” said Elizabeth Barbella, president   to  meet  their  most  basic
      serve the communities’ most                        and CEO of The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie.  needs like food, housing and
      vulnerable populations that are                       A portion of the fund will be used to provide critical financial   healthcare, according to the
      stressed by the virus outbreak.                    assistance to qualified economically disadvantaged individuals   United Way of Martin County.  Elizabeth Barbella
         The Community Foundation will work in partnership   and families, through support of community-based organizations
      with local governments and other local funders, including the   that are directly supporting local families and residents most   Local Funders Band Together on page 3
      It Was A Fabulous February

      At Arts Foundation Of Martin County!

      By Jackie Holfelder
         In a dizzyingly delightful
      two-weekend period, the Arts
      Foundation of Martin County
      presented two of the season’s
      most delightful and unique
         On Feb. 1, an Italian carnival
      theme set the mood for the 40th
      Anniversary Gala: Carnevale di
      mARTin, which took place at the
      Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart.
         An amazing lineup of
      participants, including a
                                Carnevale di mARTin sponsor    Gaffers George Kennard and Tom  Cindy Pelloni of Annual Corporate   Volunteers Jackie Holfelder and
      It Was A Fabulous February  Sandra Byers with sponsor and Gala   Ryder at the  ArtsFest/Corning  Sponsor PNC and her husband,   Robin Stabley greet guests at the
      on page 3                 Chair, Marie Jureit-Beamish    Museum of Glass VIP Reception  Marco                          VIP Lounge.
      14th Annual Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls

      Sets New Record By Providing More Than 86,000 Meals

         The annual Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls Project raised   restaurants and their choice from more than 300 handcrafted
      nearly $11,000, setting a new record for the event and   bowls created and donated to the event by area artists.
      providing more than 86,000 meals for children struggling      In addition, there was energetic bidding for the selection
      with hunger in Martin County.                      of “souper” bowls that well-known local clay artists create
         Patrons formed a long line before the doors opened at the   and donate each year for the Mae Slaton Silent Auction.
      Woman’s Club of Stuart on Feb. 23. For their $20 donation,     This is the 14th year for the event that honors the late
      each received a bowl of savory soup provided by area   ceramic artist, Lundin Kudo. It brings together artists,
                                                                                 local restaurants, dedicated
                                                                                 volunteers and the community
                                                                                 to support Treasure Coast
                                                                                 Food  Bank’s  fight  against
                                                                                 hunger. A portion of the
                                                                                 proceeds also are donated to
                                                                                 Mary’s Kitchen.           Linda Luck and Marcia DeKramer admire bowls created for
                                                                                   “The Lundin Kudo Empty   the 14th Annual Empty Bowls event.
                                                                                 Bowls event is a highlight
                                                                                 each year, and we are grateful   14th Annual Lundin Kudo on page 2
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