Page 8 - Palm City Spotlight - June '22
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        During COVID, Pat
      and Michelle met in
      Zoom breakout rooms and
      scheduled  personal Zoom                             Junior League Of Martin
      sessions during which they                           County Celebrates 30 Years
      could talk.  The duo also
      participates in CricketTogether,                     Of Service
      a digital penpal program
      offered by BBBS.                                       In celebration of
        Pat also is a volunteer                            30 years of service
      in the nonprofit’s School to                         in the community,
      Work program and was one of                          the Junior League
      the first mentors in its virtual  Renee Schultz      of Martin County
      School to Work program.                              (JLMC) hosted
        To learn more about how you can participate in the Big/  a  Spring  Soiree                         Junior League of Martin County Board of Directors Karen
      Little program, visit             at the Florida                                  Moore, Kathleen Joy, Emily Karr, Taylor Gilmour
        Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties   Oceanographic
      also announced the addition of two Match Support Specialists   Coastal Center. Nearly
      to its staff.                                        100  volunteers,
        Channing Gerber believes that supporting each part of a   donors, and sponsors
      match to create a successful lifelong relationship between mentor   joined  together  on
      and mentee is a key part of her job. She graduated from Palm   the  oceanographic  Two of Junior League of Martin
      Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary   center’s rooftop to  County’s founders: Suzy Karr and
      Education, specializing in Pre-K Primary and is a member of the   celebrate. Proceeds  Beth Conway
      Palm Beach Women’s Network.                          of this fundraising
        In her spare time, Gerber enjoys exercising and being active   event will be used to support the Junior League’s current
      with her own three children, ages 8, 5 and 3. She says her main   philanthropic focus to support young adults in Martin
      motivation for taking her new job is helping children achieve their   County aging out of the foster system.
      full potential so they can live successful, fulfilling, joyful lives.     “Our league is so grateful to celebrate our organization’s   Cody Azzi, Ashley Connors, Kathleen Joy, Malcolm Joy
        Before joining BBBSPBMC earlier this year, Riley   impact and legacy in our community over the past 30 years,
      Remington spent eight years travelling the world as an   and that so many of our volunteer members – past and   leadership for meaningful community impact through
      educator and childcare professional. She has a Bachelor of   present – could join us for such a special occasion,” said   volunteer action, collaboration, and training. For those
      Science in Psychology and Political Science from Central   JLMC President-Elect Taylor Gilmour. “We look forward   interested in learning more about the Junior League of
      Michigan University and has earned certifications in Special   to further serving our community over the next 30 years!”   Martin County, visit
      Needs Appropriate Practices, Behavioral Observation, and     In addition to its own signature programs and projects,          Photos by Doreen Poreba
      Child Growth and Development from the Florida Department   JLMC  has  a  rich
      of Children and Families.                            history of collaboration
        A lover of travel, food, painting and her pet guinea   with other nonprofit
      pig, Remington believes that every child deserves a safe   organizations to better
      place, kindness, and time to just be a kid. She knows that   serve the Martin County
      BBBSPBMC offers that opportunity and is grateful to be a   community, including
      part of it.                                          House  of  Hope,  the
        Last but certainly not least, local resident Renee Schultz   Children’s Museum
      was recently appointed to the Board of Governors of BBBS   of the Treasure Coast,
      of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. During a 22-year career   Indian River State
      at Fannie Mae, Schultz held leadership roles involved in   College,  Hibiscus
      providing liquidity to Fannie Mae’s customers and the broader   House, and more.
      capital markets. As senior vice president of capital markets,     The Junior League
      she managed Fannie Mae’s capital markets pricing and sales   of Martin County is a
      desk, credit risk transfer programs, structured transactions,   part of the Association
      whole loan conduit, and oversaw the securitization policy   of Junior Leagues
      team, which ensures proper administration of matters related   International (AJLI) – a
      to the strategy and business value of Fannie Mae securities.   women’s organization
                                       Photos provided by   whose mission is  Dianne Kimes, Karen Janson, Beth Conway, Julia Sansavere, Mindy Nunnelee, Suzy Karr,
           Big Brothers Big Sisters Palm Beach & Martin Counties  to advance women’s  Mary Fields

       Channing Gerber         Riley Remington

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