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      Florida Oceanographic Society, Treasure Coast Food Bank,
      Sailfish Point Foundation, Molly’s House, Hope Center for
      Autism, and the Martin Health Foundation.

                                                         Rip Fisher with Aleta and Geoffrey Smith          Ted Brown, Linda and Dennis Longstreet, and Carol Webb

                                                           The  couple’s  heartfelt  compassion  earned  them  the     For more information about United Way of Martin County
                                                         prestigious Frances Langford Humanitarian Award that   Foundation, visit or call
                                                         recognizes community leaders who, like Langford, demonstrate   (772) 283-4800, Ext. 2212.
                                                         the caring commitment and compassion for humanity in their                     Photos by Liz McKinley
                                                         lives and deeds.
      Sandy and Mehdi Razavi with Mike and Linda Evans     During the reception, the United Way Foundation also
                                                         announced that it is halfway to its goal of building the
                                                         organization’s endowment fund to $13 million. Once this goal
                                                         is reached, the interest earned on the invested principal will
                                                         generate an additional $500,000 annually that United Way
              Services for your peace of                 can infuse back into our community every year. “Building
                                                         our endowment will ensure stable funding during challenging
                                                         economic times – like now – when human service needs are
               mind while you’re away!                   heightened. It will also expand capacity for emergency response
                                                         programs in times of crisis or natural disaster,” said Stephen
                                                         Pinnacoli, United Way of Martin County Foundation chair.
                                                         Previous Humanitarian Award Recipients Include
                                                         2011 – Robert and Carol Weissman                  Bill and Audrey Crandall with Bob Crandall
                                                         2013 – Barbara Briggs Trimble
                                                         2014 – Prestley and Helen Blake
                                                         2015 – Douglass and Patricia Stewart
                                                         2016 – John and Susan Sullivan
                                                         2017 – H. William Lichtenberger
                                                         2018 – Bob and Jan Crandall and Bill and Audrey Crandall
                                                         2019 – Joe and Margaret Richebourg Temple
                                                         2020 – John and Linda Loewenberg
                                                         2021 – Fred and Betty Kopf
                                                           The Frances Langford Humanitarian Award sculpture is a
                                                         signature piece by Geoffrey C. Smith created especially for the
                                                         United Way of Martin County Foundation.
                                                           Top reception sponsors included Bob Crandall, Bill and
                                                         Audrey Crandall, John and Linda Loewenberg, Robert and   Noreen Fisher, Sue Mathias and Muffin Adamiak
                                                         Carol Weissman, Saelzer/Atlas Wealth Management Group
                                                         of Raymond James and H.W. Lichtenberger.
                                                           The Frances Langford Humanitarian Award reception
                                                         is the signature event of the United Way of Martin County
                                                         Foundation. The foundation  is an independent public
                                                         charity uniquely positioned to accept legacy gifts and build
                                                         an endowment fund to meet the current and future unmet
                                                         needs of Martin County.
                                                           United Way of Martin County’s mission is to improve lives
                                                         by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Since 1972,
                                                         the United Way has been working to create long-term social
                                                         change and provide support to Martin County residents by
            Whether you are season, own a                investing in programs that strive to enhance healthy living,              John Loewenberg and Bob
                                                         improve education and support financial stability.   Walter and Kate Morris   Weissman
           second home or travel frequently,

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                professional, reliable, and
                                                           Break Through Brick Walls                         George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars,
            personalized services to meet all                                                              Inc., Tampa,  Fla., which  has been training library
                                                           With The Martin County                          personnel and genealogists since 1996. His interest
                      of your needs                        Genealogical Society                            in genealogy began at age 9 when he discovered his
                                                                                                           family history preceded the American Revolution.
                                                             In genealogy research impasses are inevitable, but   Since  then,  George’s  genealogical  research  has
                           they don’t have to be permanent stoppers. A number of   expanded to include all the branches of his family tree.
                           methods can be employed to break through brick walls.   Libraries, archives, courthouses and cemeteries are
                                                                                                           among his favorite haunts, and he will leave no stone
                                                           At the Martin County Genealogical Society’s (MCGS)
                                                           May meeting, George G. Morgan, a member of the   unturned. He works with and understands all types
               772-403-7766                                Genealogy Guys podcast series, will share proven   of genealogy records in the United States, Canada,
                                                                                                           the UK and Australia. He is a recognized expert in
                                                           strategies for circumnavigating some of the most
                                                           stubborn roadblocks one might encounter. Morgan’s   genealogy software programs, databases, Internet
                                                           presentation, ”Getting Past Brick Walls,” is based on   resources and social media.
                  Insured - Bonded                         the best-selling book, Advanced Genealogy Research     In addition to its monthly meetings and special
                                                           Techniques, he co-authored with Drew Smith.     courses, the genealogical society offers a variety of
                                                             Free and open to the public, the meeting will be at   services at the genealogy room in the Blake Library in
                                                           the Blake Library in Stuart from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday,   Stuart including an extensive research library, access to
                                                           May 20. The meeting is in person, but the presentation   several genealogy websites and assistance from MCGS
                                                           will be virtual. To participate via Zoom, go to mcgsfl.  volunteers. For more information about membership,
                                                           org and register before May 19.                 activities and services go to

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