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VOL. 15 NO. 12                                                                         DECEMBER 2020

      Little Smiles Expands Holiday Toy Drive

      To Help More Local Children Than Ever Before

      For The First Time Little Smiles Toy Drive Will
      Benefit Local Children In Need Year-Round

        Little Smiles plans to bring big smiles to more children than ever before this holiday
      season and beyond. For the first time this year, to meet the rising demand, Little Smiles
      plans to use donations from its annual toy drive to help local children all year long!
        “Our role in the community is more important now than ever before,” said Nicole
      Mercado, executive director of Little Smiles. “With the global health crisis and kids
      quarantined for months, we saw a huge increase in the number of families desperately
      needing help and we want them to know we will be there for them during the holidays
      and long after.”
        That’s why this year, Little Smiles set a really big goal for its 11th annual Little Smiles

      Little Smiles on page 3
       BallenIsles Country Club Leaders

       Play Charity Golf For First Tee

        BallenIsles Country Club General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Ryan Walls and
      Director of Golf Jeff Fitzherbert played a combined 250 holes of golf on Monday, Nov. 2
      to raise funds for First Tee of the Palm Beaches. Walls and Fitzherbert were participating
      in the 5th Annual 100 Hole Challenge held at Jupiter Country Club and raised more than
      $15,000 for First Tee through BallenIsles’ member donations and pledges.
        The two played 125 holes each, over eight and a half hours, covering approximately 18
      miles, while playing three balls on every hole but one. Walls used seven Callaway golf balls
      (lost four), went through one Callaway glove and remarkably, made it around using only
      one tee.
        “It was a fun, windy day. I got to hang out with the best pro in town and play golf, literally
      all day,” said Walls. “But importantly, a huge thank you to our incredibly supportive members
      who helped us surpass our initial goal of donations. A big thank you to the leadership of

      BallenIsles on page 2                                                       Participants in the 5th Annual First Tee Palm Beach 100 Hole Challenge, Nov. 2
      Grants Foster Modernization Of The Lighthouse ArtCenter

      300K Grant From The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation And A 200K                $300K and an anonymous donor pledged a $200K dollar-for-dollar matching gift challenge. The
      Anonymous Dollar-For-Dollar Matching Gift Challenge Will Help               exciting renovations are currently under way in the newly renamed gallery and 2-D studio which
      Modernize Facilities                                                        is scheduled to reopen in January 2021 with a season full of enriching and diverse exhibitions. The
                                                                                  school renovations have been completed and in-person and virtual classes are currently in session
        The Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) welcomed a sizable grant from the Cornelia T. Bailey   at the refreshed facility. Those interested in learning more about the matching gift challenge and
      Foundation and an anonymous donor to help cover the cost of modernizing their gallery and school
      of art facilities. The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, known for its commitment to the arts, donated

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