The season of giving is upon us and with so many different philanthropic groups needing a helping hand, there is certainly no shortage of options when it comes to your charitable donations. With the help of the folks at United Way of Brevard, the Brevard Cultural Alliance and the Community Foundation of Brevard, SpaceCoast Living has assembled a lengthly list of local non-profit organizations. Community Foundation Brevard President/CEO Sandi Scannelli and her staff helped compile this list of 501 (c) groups, all of which are deserving of your attention. And remember, if money is a little tight this year, most would be happy with the gift of your time, so get out and volunteer, and make everyone’s holiday season a little brighter.
Animals & Environment
Animal Love, Inc.
Educating about exotic animals through programs in schools and camps.
Contact Name: Anita Peckham
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Come Walk on The Wild Side
Event Information: We have this event once a year and try to raise money for our animals. We will have a silent auction, unusual pet contest, give-aways, a band, food and craft vendors and lots of animals to see and/or hold or pet. We are looking for more sponsors and contributors for this event. It will be held the beginning of March on a Saturday. As time gets closer we will have more info or you can go to our web site for any contact information. www.animalloveinc.org or email@example.com
Brevard Aiding Shelter Animals Project
Generating resources to enhance Brevard County’s animal shelters.
Contact Name: Sherri Binggeli
Contact Email: contact-us@BrevardASAP.org
Brevard Nature Alliance
Building public awareness and appreciation of the value of Brevard County’s natural resources by fostering and promoting ethical nature-based eco-tourism.
Contact Name: Neta Harris, Executive Director
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival AND The Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition
Event Information: The 16th Annual Festival is scheduled for January 23-28, 2013.
This premier event, the largest such festival in the US, offers opportunities for participants to explore world- renowned natural areas of Florida’s Space Coast, home of the largest collection of endangered wildlife and plants in the continental United States. Field trips and outdoor workshops; Pelagic boat trip; kayak and air boat adventures; nature-based Trade Show featuring the Raptor Project, Art Show and Competition, classroom & keynote presentations, opportunities to meet and interact with national authorities on birds, plants, photography, optics and technology.
The Festival hosts over 5,000 attendees (including local, national and international participants) who spend over 1 million dollars in our community each year.
The Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition
is scheduled for April 6-21, 2013. The Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition is a 15-day event planned to help build awareness and knowledge of the natural
areas of our county primarily through enjoyable outdoor experiences and connect participants with nature. The
Brevard Expedition is a moving festival that will travel up and down the county
over a couple of weeks in early April 2013. Numerous events such as kayaking, hiking and biking will be offered to
reach a broad range of ages, interests and fitness levels. A center of activities will be designated for each day, and the activities are expected to be conducted within fifteen miles of the center.
Promoting wildlife conservation through education and participation.
Contact Name: Karen Davis
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: JAZZOO and Safari Under the Stars
Event Information: JAZZOO — November 10, 2012 and annually every fall.
Safari Under the Stars — April 27, 2013 and annually the last Saturday in April.
Carrots & Cottontails Rabbit Rescue & Adoption, Inc.
Rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing house rabbits of all ages.
(Not a registered 501c3)
Contact Name: Robin W. Lovejoy
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Brevard Humane Society
Providing an animal welfare shelter and programs that foster a humane ethic toward all animals. We also strive to deepen the community’s commitment to spaying and neutering, as well as to the adoption of homeless companion animals.
Coastal Poodle Rescue
Speaking out against the harmfulness of over breeding, promoting the cause of spay/neuter and educating the public about poodles.
Florida Wildlife Hospital Sanctuary
Helps sick, injured and orphaned native Florida wildlife and migratory birds with the goal of returning them to their place in the environment.
Contact Name: Sue Small, director
Contact Email: email@example.com
Friends for Animals Sanctuary, Inc.
Building a No-Kill Sanctuary for all domestic animals in Brevard County, and educating the public on humane treatment.
Contact Name: Gregg Eddie
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Sanctuary Thrift Shoppe Opening!
Event Information: Friends for Animals Inc. will tentatively be opening our new Sanctuary Thrift Shoppe at 5000 N. Wickham Rd. – Suite 110, Melbourne, FL 32940,on Sept. 21st, 2012! — It will be a fun shopping experience in an upscale thrift shop environment, with all proceeds dedicated to building a No-Kill Sanctuary for all domestic animals right here in Brevard County! – Stay tuned for the confirmed opening date!
Green in Brevard
Embracing a greener lifestyle and making a positive impact in Brevard County
(Not a registered 501c3)
Contact Name: Mary Devereaux
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Rock Board and Grow
Event Information: Professional Skateboarding, organic food and drinks, live compost bin painting by Damien Share and Chris Maslow, Band Elephant Gun. September 8th, 6-8 pm.
Again in the spring when local harvest is at its abundance.
Green in Brevard is an advocate for better living. We build organic gardens for depressed population, teach, and developing an agricultural coalition in Brevard
Humane Society of Society of South Brevard
Dedicated to improving the lives of homeless cats and finding permanent homes for them.
Keep Brevard Beautiful
Motivating and educating businesses, schools, groups and individual partnerships to reduce litter, recycle, and beautify for the environmental and economic benefit of Brevard County.
(321) 631-0501 ext 203
Contact Name: Denise Song
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Coastal Clean Up, St. John’s River Clean Up, Trash Bash
Event Information: These three annual events benefit all of Brevard County, with concentration on LITTER CONTROL for our beaches, waterways parks and roads. Information for each event is available on our website, or by calling our offices. (60+)
Sea Turtle Conservancy
Ensuring the survival of sea turtles within the Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific through research, education, training, advocacy and protection of their natural habitats.
Contact Name: Rocio Johnson
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Tour de Turtles
Event Information: Started in 2008, Tour de Turtles (TdT) is a fun, educational journey through the science, research and geography of sea turtle migration using satellite telemetry.
At the end of July each year, Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) hosts a free, live sea turtle release at the Barrier Island Center, which includes fun family-friendly activities and an opportunity to meet turtle researchers. For more information, visit www.tourdeturtles.org.
Sea Turtle Preservation Society
Working to help sea turtles survive.
Contact Name: David Hochberg
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Solar Light for Africa
Transforming lives and empowering the people of Africa by providing light and energy using the natural power of the sun.
Contact Name: Charlene Turner, Executive Director
Contact Email: email@example.com
Space Coast Kibble Kitchen
Giving donated pet food to people in Brevard County facing financial crisis to prevent animal surrender.
SPCA of North Brevard
Protecting and providing a voice to the homeless animals of Brevard County.
Contact Name: Susan Naylor
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Dancing for the Paws
Event Information: 3rd Annual Dancing for the Paws
Saturday, February 9, 2013
LaCita Country Club in Titusville –
This much anticipated gala is always the highlight of our fundraisers and is a favorite social event for many supporters. There will be silent auction items during the event as well as exclusive pre-event items available to bid online prior to the evening.
Tickets include dinner, gourmet dessert and music to dance the night away courtesy of Alan Darcy. This event always sells out, so get your tickets early at www.spcanorthbrevard.com
Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Astronauts Memorial Foundation
Honoring and memorializing those astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program.
Atlantic Center for the Arts
A multidisciplinary artist residency facility located in New Smyrna Beach
Founded in in 1977 by Doris Leeper, an internationally known sculptor and painter, as well as a visionary environmentalist, Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Please visit History of ACA and Locations for more information.
ACA organizes many programs for artists of all ages and professional levels.
The Master Artist Residency was the core program at our founding, and it has served over 3,500 emerging and mid-career artists from many disciplines. The residency is unique in that it is a mentoring program that couples prominent Master Artists with selected Associate Artists for three week periods. Since residencies are process based, and not product-driven, time can be spent on previously existing projects, on new experiments, or on collaborations. The residency is also unique in that it focuses on creating conversations and the sharing of ideas between three disciplines per program, which can include visual artists, writers, dancers, and musicians as well as many other types of art. ACA believes that the spirit and challenges of being an artist are shared by all disciplines and that we can learn much from coming together, sharing our work and ideas, and collaborating on projects. Please visit About the Master Artists-in-Residence Program to learn more.
Beginning in fall of 2012, ACA will launch an innovative Community Artist-in-Residence Program that focuses on bringing artist with a community based practice to New Smyrna Beach. Two four month residencies will occur every year, and will operate out of our Harris House location. During this residency, the artist will create projects and organize programs for everyone in our community.
Another core program of ACA is the annual your word Teen Writing Residency. Structured much like our Master Artist Residency, the program connects teenage writers with acclaimed Master Artists for a 12 day period in the summer.
ACA also has a focus on our community. Programs include a popular Children’s Art Camp, Artist Lectures, Exhibitions, Community Artist in-Residence Events, Images: A Festival for the Arts and Volunteer Opportunities.
Atlantic Center for the Arts internship program provides residential and non-residential opportunities for year-round learning experiences in arts administration to college students or graduates, with a variety of specialization options.
ACA is available for many types of rental opportunities. Many privately organized workshops have been held here for many types of art. Groups have organized events and performances in our theater space, and even designed their own private retreats and residencies that tailor to their own interests and outcomes. Other programs and retreats can also be held here as well, such as Weddings, Parties, and Corporate Retreats.
Becoming a member is the easiest way to show your support for the organization. Your annual membership will help support all of our programs that provide excellent artistic experiences to New Smyrna Beach, the greater Orlando area, the United States and the World!
You can also support ACA by attending fundraising events including our annual auction Horsin’ Around, and an annual open house, ACA Exposed. The events are designed to fun, informative, and socially engaging for all supporters and lovers of the arts!
If you interested in volunteering your time to the organization, ACA has many ways you can be involved. Volunteers are the backbone of any successful nonprofit and volunteering your time will help ensure ACA can move forward with strength and distinction on in its programming endeavors.
Finally, you can support ACA by sharing our events and mission with your friends and family. You can join our mailing list, become a fan on facebook, follow us on twitter, and visit our youtube channel. We would like everyone to know about the exciting programs that happen here, and everything you share helps.
Brevard Children’s Chorus
Utilizing the power of music to enrich the lives of young people and develop their character.
Contact Name: Joani Slawson
Contact Email: email@example.com
Brevard Community College Foundation
Provides private financial resources to enhance the programs and services of the College and benefit its students, faculty, staff and the community it serves.
Contact Name: Michele Murrell; Executive Director
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Brevard Community College Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization chartered to provide for the financial needs of the college that cannot be met through state aid or student tuition.
The BCC Foundation enhances access and quality of education for students by attracting and managing private donor-driven contributions from individuals, corporations, and private foundations.
With college costs continually on the rise, the challenge remains to provide the means for all students to succeed in reaching their academic goals, regardless of financial circumstances. Scholarships provide students in need the opportunity to start, continue or enhance their education by providing financial support for tuition, fees, books, and other related expenses. By partnering with the BCC Foundation you are creating the means for all students to have the opportunity to succeed, regardless of financial circumstance.
Of the top five reasons students cite for dropping out of college, four are financial. Are you interested in supporting the financial needs of deserving students seeking to obtain a higher education or are you seeking a lasting way to honor or memorialize a loved one? If so, then we encourage you to consider establishing a scholarship through the Brevard Community College Foundation.
Brevard Community College Planetarium and Observatory
Promoting public interest in science through the presentation of multi-media shows, films, exhibitions and events and providing access to the night sky via telescopes in the Observatory.
Brevard Community Chorus
Performing larger works of the choral repertoire.
Brevard Cultural Alliance
Building and sustaining a vibrant and dynamic arts and cultural sector integral to Brevard County’s quality of life.
Brevard Library Foundation
Providing financial resources for the Brevard County Library service to enrich and accelerate innovation within the library experience.
Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science
Educating the public about regional cultural heritage and preserving historic artifacts and natural history specimens that support this mission.
Contact Name: Nancy Rader
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Tours of the Museum
Event Information: Museum tours are available Monday-Saturday. Our docents will lead tour groups through the museum, giving them additional information about every exhibit.
Brevard Schools Foundation
Matches community resources with the needs of Brevard Public schools.
(321) 633-1000; x756
Contact Name: Janice Kershaw
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Back to School Supply Drive
Event Information: More than 32,000 of our public school students come from families with income low enough to qualify for free or reduced lunches. All of these students need the same basic supplies as their peers, and Brevard Schools Foundation helps meet that need for school supplies before school starts and as needs arise during the year.
Each year in July Brevard Schools Foundation holds the Back to School Supply Drive and Safari to provide those basic supplies to income eligible students.
This past July, Brevard Schools Foundation, in partnership with South Brevard Sharing Center and CenterPointe Christian Church, North Brevard Charities Sharing Center, and the Biddix Family Foundation, provided backpacks and school supplies to 4,200 of the 32,000 eligible students.
It is only with the help of the community, either through businesses serving as collection points, financial contributions from businesses and individuals, or volunteering of time, that the Foundation is able to help these students in need.
Brevard Symphony Orchestra
Entertains and enriches individuals and communities by creating exceptional, live symphonic music.
Contact Name: Lesmarie Velez
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Every Note Counts…
Event Information: Beginning October 2012 and continuing through April 2013, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra will hold a general fundraising campaign using community outreach, the BSO website, and social media channels to raise awareness and funds for the orchestra.
As a non-profit orchestra, the BSO depends greatly on the generosity of individuals to help continue to fill Brevard County with beautiful music. Producing quality, professional concerts are very costly. Ticket proceeds cover approximately one-fourth of the orchestra’s expenses. Thanks to the financial commitment of hundreds of BSO supporters the Brevard Symphony Orchestra is able to provide six exciting subscription performances, three matinee performances, two FREE concerts, and much more.
Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra
Provides symphonic training for the youth of Brevard County through a variety of musical experiences.
Contact Name: Lourdes Quintero
Contact Email: Lourdes@BSYO.us
Signature Event: Concerts…
Event Information: Made in America – Sunday, November 4, 2012
Presenting a cornucopia of great music by American composers!
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne
$10.00 Adult/$5.00 Student & Senior (60+)
A Holiday Wish for You! – Sunday, December 9, 2012
Enjoy the sounds of the season including a rousing holiday sing-a-long!
Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras
White Nights in Russia – Sunday, February 17, 2013
Chase your winter cares away listening to the music of the Russian Masters!
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
$10.00 Adult/$5.00 Student & Senior (60+)
A Sunday Musical Soiree – Sunday, March 17, 2013
Join us for a musical journey with selections fitting of a spring Sunday afternoon!
Symphony Orchestra & String Ensemble
Suntree United Methodist Church
$10.00 Adult/$5.00 Student & Senior (60+)
Artistry in Residence – Monday, April 7, 2013
Our annual concerto competition winners will be featured along with smaller chamber ensembles and climaxing with a rousing finale!
Concerto Competition soloists & Philharmonic Orchestra
Outrageous Overtures – Saturday, May 11, 2013
Join us on this special day as we celebrate mothers everywhere with some of the world’s finest overtures!
Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra & String Ensemble
Location: Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr Performing Arts Center
$12.00 Adult/$7.00 Student & Senior (60+)
Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 BSYO Symphony Sprint
Join the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra for a fun-filled day of music, running and more!
Brevard Watercolor Society
Promotes the beauty of watercolor painting through workshops, education, and exhibitions.
Contact Name: Mary Salvage
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Splash! of Watercolor
Event Information: BWS presents its 18th Annual “Splash! of Watercolor” Art Event on Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24, 2013, from 10-5 at the HBCA Building. It’s located at 1500 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., across from the Shriner’s Azan Temple and Eau Gallie First Baptist Church in Melbourne, FL.
Splash draws thousands of visitors yearly with the largest display and sale of watercolor paintings in Brevard. It features state and nationally acclaimed paintings by Brevard Watercolor Society artists in a judged show, as well as a Member’s Showcase and Student Exhibition. Unframed originals, prints and greeting cards are available at the Artist’s Market. Fun art demos, Paint-Around, Silent Auction and Raffle Baskets attract local visitors, who can sit and enjoy delicious food and beverage in a bistro area. Admission Free – Parking Available
Camera Club of Brevard
The Camera Club of Brevard is a diverse group of photographers dedicated to help all photographers at all levels enhance their photographic experience. Our monthly meetings, field trips, and workshops are designed to share photographic skills, technology, and techniques by program-speakers and presentations.
(Not a registered 501c3)
Contact Name: Richard Thomson
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Monthly meetings, 1st Tuesday, 6:30pm, Eau Gallie Civic Center, Melbourne
Event Information: Presentation of Educational Programs.
Exhibiting Member’s Photographic Works.
Photographic Field Trips.
Central Florida Accordion Club-Brevard Chapter
Promotes appreciation of the accordion to the general public.
Contact Name: Ailene Picheco
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: AccordionFest 2013
Event Information: Date: Saturday, Feb 16, 2013
Time: Noon to 6:00 PM
Where: Elks Lodge #2113
2955 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL
Featuring: Jess N’ Joan; and
Frank Moravcik Band
Jams, Raffles; Food Available
Tickets: $12 advance; $14 at the door
345 Hula Circle,
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Chamber Education Foundation
Sponsors and promotes programs allowing businesses to work with educational institutions to expand and promote educational opportunities.
Contact Name: Christine Michaels
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Career Academies Mel High and Viera High
Event Information: The Business and Finance Career Academies at Melbourne High School and Viera High School run throughout the school year and feature guest speakers, job shadowing and internships.
(Seminary Covenant Community) Christian Preparatory Learning Center
Provides quality Christian education to student’s grades 3-12.
(The Historic) Cocoa Village Playhouse
Provides affordable community theater and promotes lifelong education in the performing arts for Brevard County residents and visitors.
Cultural Homestay International
Promotes international understanding, friendship, and goodwill through cultural homestays.
Dance Arts Center
Bringing positive change into the lives of youth through creative movement and the arts.
Contact Name: Sarah Balda
Contact Email: sarah@DanceAC.com
Signature Event: Hear Me Dance
Event Information: Hear Me Dance is an annual dance concert featuring choreography from local dancers. HMD welcomes Brevard County dance schools to participate in this one of a kind event that allows students to express themselves through movement using a creative outlet. All the proceeds benefit a local nonprofit organization.
HMD will take place on Friday, January 25th at 7pm at the Heritage Isle Clubhouse Theater in Viera. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Divine Mercy Catholic Academy
Serving students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
Contact Name: Ron Gagnon
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Car Give-A-Way Fundraiser
Event Information: School Open House, week of November 12th, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm tours of the school
Car Give-A-Way fundraiser, drawing follows the Christmas Program December 14th at 7pm.
Early Learning Coalition of Brevard County, Inc.
Provides leadership and support for School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten programs.
Contact Name: Sky Beard
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Derby Day
Event Information: Due to the generosity of the Rockledge Rotary, the Early Learning Coalition of Brevard has been a beneficiary of Derby Day festivities. Held the first Saturday of May, the sold out event allows attendees to watch the Derby live, participate in live and silent auctions, enjoy great food and drink while at the same time providing opportunities for Brevard County’s children to receive high quality early learning experiences. Each dollar raised locally through the Derby Day event is matched with an additional $16.67 in state and federal dollars.
eARTh Awareness of Brevard, Inc.
Passing on musical traditions to the next generation by buying instruments for elementary school music programs.
Contact Name: Susan Luley
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Space Coast Music Festival
Event Information: E.A.R.T.H. Awareness, Jack Link & Associates and The City of Cape Canaveral prepare annually on the last Saturday of September, when the City of Cape Canaveral host the Space Coast Music Festival, a benefit for E.A.R.T.H. Awareness’s music in the schools program. Aside from the big stage talent and the beautiful waterfront setting, the event features a renowned and diverse array of critically acclaimed art, craft and food vendors. It also features an Eco Awareness Village celebrating National Public Lands Day. It is held at Manatee Sanctuary Park, at 701 Thurm Boulevard in Cape Canaveral. Admission is $5 to enjoy 10 hours of non-stop music.
2 stages of continuous music feature top-notch talent filling the day with unprecedented music.
Florida Historical Society
Preserving Florida’s past through the collection and archival maintenance of historical documents and photographs, the publication of scholarly research and educating the public about Florida history.
(321) 690-1971 ext. 201
Florida Institute of Technology
Providing quality education while furthering knowledge through basic and applied research.
Foosaner Art Museum
Promoting an enduring appreciation of art through exhibitions, collections and educational programs.
Contact Name: Tina Murray
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Ernst Oppler: German Impressionist
Event Information: The Foosaner Art Museum presents a comprehensive exhibition of the work of Ernst Oppler (German, 1867 – 1929).
Oppler studied and worked in Munich, London, Holland and France but eventually settled in Berlin and became an active member of the Berlin Secession, a group of artists who championed the new, Impressionist style.
He became a renowned portraitist and is one of the most important artistic chroniclers of the Imperial Russian Ballet’s German performances. He also chronicled daily life through his drawings, etchings, painted cityscapes and genre scenes.
His art is housed in many international museums and makes up a large part of the German Dance Archives in Cologne, but the largest repository of his work is in the permanent collection of the Foosaner Art Museum.
Greater Canaveral Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society
Promoting and continuing the tradition of barbershop singing (both choral and quartet).
Harbor City Harmonizers
Representing barbershop harmony and supporting our Barbershop Society.
Contact Name: Don Anderson
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Spring Barbershop Show featuring the 3rd Place International Champion Quartet “A Mighty Wind” and the Harbor City Harmonizers
Event Information: Fit Gleason Auditorium 2:00 and 7:00 PM
Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex
Formed to enhance the development and operation of the Moore Memorial Park, Cultural Center and Museum through fund-raising, programs and physical improvements.
Contact Name: William “Bill” Gary
Contact Email: Gweg1999@aol.com
Signature Event: MOORE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS and HUMANITIES
Event Information: Moore festival is scheduled for April 2013 at venues in Titusville, Mims, Cocoa and Melbourne. This four-day event will include educational symposiums at Brevard Community Colleges’ Titusville and Melbourne campuses, a historical presentation at the Florida Historical Society, a Gala Awards dinner at the Space Coast Convention Center and a street festival at the Moore Memorial Park-Mims.
Hearts Out to Haiti
A program of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
Supporting the communities of the parishes in Les Palmes, Morne A Chandelle, and Durissy, Haiti through evangelization, education and empowerment.
Contact Name: Wanda Cordelli
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Schoolhouse 5K Run/Walk
Event Information: On Saturday, October 27th, the Hearts Out to Haiti Mission will sponsor its 1st Annual “Schoolhouse Run” 5k Run /Walk at Ryckman Park, Melbourne Beach, FL. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., the day includes a 5k run/walk, a free kiddie run and free pancake breakfast for participants. 100% of the net proceeds from the race will be donated to the Hearts Out to Haiti Mission for our sponsored schools in Haiti. The mission was started in 1999 and supports the communities of the parishes in Les Palmes, Morne a Chandelle, and Durissy, Haiti through education, evangelization, and empowerment. We provide salary sponsorship for 130 teachers and approximately 4500 children attend schools in our parishes in Haiti. The late Archbishop Miot of Haiti said, “Our schools will feed the children’s minds for years to come… and it is far better than feeding them for only a few days.”
Henegar Center for the Performing Arts
Honor America/Liberty Bell Museum
Indialantic Chamber Singers
(501c3) Application pending
Junior Achievement of the Space Coast
Inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
Contact Name: Kristin Schreienr
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: JASC Business Hall of Fame
Event Information: Saturday, March 9, 2012
Hilton Rialto Melbourne
The Junior Achievement of the Space Coast (JASC) Business Hall of Fame was established in 1986 to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to free enterprise and to society. Each individual inducted into the Business Hall of Fame must demonstrate business excellence, courageous thinking and actions, vision and innovation, inspiring leadership, social responsibility and serving as a role model to those who follow.
Now in its 27th year, the prestigious JASC Business Hall of Fame continues to honor those that have dedicated themselves to inspiring our youth and other business leaders.
(Seminary Covenant Community) Lighthouse Christian Academy of Merritt Island
Providing scholastic excellence through Christ-centered, bible based education.
Literacy Alliance of Brevard
Promoting English literacy skills in individuals so they may reach their full potential in their jobs and communities.
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Providing cultural, educational, recreational and community arts programs and access to high quality, diverse touring programs.
Contact Name: Autumn Shrum
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: The King Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
Event Information: The King Center is pleased to announce its 25th anniversary of excellent performing arts and entertainment on the Space Coast! As we embark on the next 25 years, we are planning a series of fundraisers that will celebrate the legacy of our wonderful facility and raise support for its outstanding programs.
The King Center 25th Anniversary Celebration
What: The main fundraiser for the King Center’s 25th anniversary. The exclusive event package includes an invitation to a cocktail party kick-off event, a ticket to see the “The Boston Pops presents: The Streisand Songbook with Keith Lockhart and Ann Hampton Callaway”, a post-show coffee and dessert meet-and-greet with Boston Pops director Keith Lockhart (pending approval), and a ticket to the musical, Rock of Ages.
When: Cocktail kickoff party—Saturday March 2, 5-7 p.m. (at the home of Phil & Jeanne Farmer)
The Boston Pops concert—Saturday March 2, 8 p.m. (the main theatre)
Post-show coffee and dessert—Saturday March 2 (King Center Rotunda)
Rock of Ages—Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday April 10 (actual KC 25th anniversary!), 8 p.m. both nights (show ticket is for April 10 only). Also includes admission to a 80s-themed pre-show party on April 10!
Cost: $500 per person/$1,000 per couple. Includes admission to all of the above, plus an exclusive King Center 25th anniversary gift tote left in the concert seat on the evening of The Boston Pops concert. Member names will be listed in King Center performance programs and all 25th anniversary fundraising/marketing materials.
25th Anniversary Ticket Raffle
The 25th Anniversary Ticket Raffle is an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see every King Center-presented show in 2013.
When: Raffle launched June 13, 2012 at noon. Tickets available until sold out (only 2,500 tickets available). Official public drawing date on December 22, 2012, the evening of A Christmas Carol.
Cost: $25 per ticket.
25th Anniversary Star Memorabilia Auction
What: An online auction of numerous King Center posters and miscellaneous items autographed by stars who have performed on the King Center stage! Sample auction items:
• Large glossy Johnny Mathis poster signed by Johnny Mathis
• Lennon Sisters comic book signed by the Lennon Sisters
• Bottle of scotch signed by Ron White
• Complete “Seinfeld” series on DVD signed by Jerry Seinfeld
When: Auction launched in January 2013. Runs through April 10, 2013, the King Center’s 25th anniversary date.
Cost: Minimum bids on items will vary.
Contact Name: Karen Wilson
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: King Center Theatre For Youth and Outreach Program
Event Information: The King Center Theatre For Youth & Outreach Program features national and international touring performance groups to offer a diverse array of live theatre arts education programs of dance, music-theatre master classes and summer intensives for students. Outreach effort includes reach out to seniors, persons with disabilities, young adults to include college students.
Melbourne Art Festival, Inc.
Promoting and encouraging artistic endeavors, education and appreciation in Brevard County and organizing and presenting an annual art festival.
Melbourne Chamber Music Society
Contributing to the Cultural Life in Brevard County
Contact Name: Paul Tardif
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Scottish Ensemble & Alison Balsom: Apr. 12, 2013
Event Information: Other Events:
1) Kuss Quartet: NOv. 16, 2012
2) Spanish Brass: Dec. 4, 2012
3) Trio Solisti: Jan. 18,2013
4) Auryn Quartet: Mar. 8, 2013
Melbourne Civic Theatre
Promoting community interest in the performing arts, providing opportunities in all phases of production and theater management and providing cultural entertainment.
Contact Name: Peg Girard
Contact Email: Info@mymct.org
Signature Event: Community Theater with 6 shows a year
Event Information: 2012-2013 Season
The 39 Steps
Adapted by: Patrick Barlow
From the novel by: John Buchan
(from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock)
August 17 – September 23, 2012
Fri and Sat at 8pm
Sun at 2pm
Synopsis: Combining a spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical invention, The 39 Steps is an engaging, fast-paced whodunit that celebrates the magic of theater. Closely following the storyline of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, the play features more than 150 characters brought to life by a cast of just four actors – all putting their many sidesplitting skills to the test in this wildly entertaining experience.
by: Larry Shue
October 12 – November 18, 2012
Fri and Sat at 8pm
Sun at 2pm
Auditions: August 26 & 27 at 7:00pm
Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production.
Synopsis: The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time “Froggy” has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So “Froggy,” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.
Holidays with Dino
Starring Alfie Silva as Dean Martin
December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2012 at 8pm
December 9, 16, 23, 24, 2012 at 2pm
Auditions: October 14 & 15 at 7:00pm
Synopsis: Join us for a nostalgic look back at the 1960s’ Dean Martin Show, as we enjoy some holiday favorites of Dino’s and his friends who arrive on his doorstep unexpectedly. Last year’s most popular Holiday show of the season is back for more holiday cheer.
On Golden Pond
by: Ernest Thompson
January 18 – February 24, 2013
Fri and Sat at 8pm
Sun at 2pm
Auditions: November 18 & 19 at 7:00pm
Synopsis: The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé and his son in tow. The play explores the often-turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.
Into the Woods
Lyrics and music by: Stephen Sondheim
Book by: James Lapine
March 15 – April 21, 2013
Fri and Sat at 8pm
Sun at 2pm
Auditions: January 20 & 21 at 7:00pm
Synopsis: An ambivalent Cinderella? A bloodthirsty Little Red Riding hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch…who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of The Princess Bride becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a timeless yet relevant piece and a rare modern classic.
by: Ruth and Augustus Goet
Suggested by: Henry James’ novel Washington Square
May 17 – June 23, 2013
Fri and Sat at 8pm
Sun at 2pm
Auditions: March 24 & 25 at 7:00pm
Synopsis: The background of the play is New York in the 1850s and the basic story tells of a shy and plain young girl, Catherine Sloper, who falls desperately in love with a delightful young fortune hunter. Catherine’s lack of worldliness prevents her from realizing that the young man proposing to her is not entirely drawn to her by her charm. Catherine’s father, a successful doctor, sees through the fortune hunter and forbids the marriage, but his daughter proposes an elopement that fails to materialize because the young man knows most of her expected fortune will go elsewhere if he marries her. Catherine retires into a little world of her own. But the fortune hunter turns up once more and again proposes to her. For a moment, Catherine leads him to believe that she will accept him, but when he calls by appointment, she locks the door, blows out all the lights and allows him to realize that she will not be fooled for the second time.
Melbourne Community Orchestra
Increasing the awareness and knowledge of orchestral music within Brevard County.
Melbourne Municipal Band
Creating a sense of community and national pride by providing free, quality musical entertainment to area residents and visitors to the Space Coast.
Native Heritage Gathering, Inc.
Providing cultural education and celebration regarding the Native American Culture.
No Limits Academy
Providing an individually tailored, multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of children with cerebral palsy and other physical disorders.
North Brevard Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Promoting and facilitating preservation of historical structures and sites in North Brevard County.
Old Towne Hall History Center
(Public, owned and operated by the town of Melbourne Beach)
Educating the public about the history of Melbourne Beach and the South Beaches.
Contact Name: Ann Downing
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Christmas Ornaments by ZONTA CLUB and THE ART SHOW ABOUT FLORIDA
Event Information: Various historical events are highlighted in semi-monthly exhibits from Ais Indians, Ponce de Leon landing, Spanish Fleet shipwrecks, and the history of the Town of Melbourne Beach from first Post Office to the Old Casino. Public welcome at no charge. Open Saturdays 11 -3. 2373 Oak St. Melbourne Beach.
Platinum Coast Chorus of Sweet Adeline’s International
Promote the musical art form of Barbershop Harmony through a commitment to performance, education and outreach.
Contact Name: Debra Milligan
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Annual Show @Eau Gallie HS Auditorium, March 2, 2013
Event Information: Barefoot Bay Annual Holiday Show, Nov. 17, 2012, 7:00PM, Recreation Hall
Christmas Show with the Harbor City Harmonizers, Dec. 8, 2012, 2:00 PM, Holy Trinity Academy.
Contact Name: Joan Lister
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Community Outreach Program to Senior Facilities
Event Information: The benefits of singing, and the enjoyment in our performances is plain to see when Platinum Coast Chorus takes our unique style of harmony singing into facilities such as Hibiscus Court Assisted Living or Joe’s Club, the Alzheimer’s Day Care Center.
People, who are normally totally unresponsive, come alive when a song triggers a deeply buried memory. All our audiences love to sing along with golden oldies from the past, invaluable exercise for both the mind and the body.
But over the past few years, PCC has noticed a disturbing trend in the requests for performances we receive from senior facilities. In 2009, out of 18 performances, only 5 were performed free of charge and 9 were given for a reduced fee. Over the past 12 months, those figures have changed to 20 performances, 10 free of charge and 8 at a reduced fee.
By August of 2012, our Performance Manager had already received 7 requests for free performances before Christmas, several from facilities who used to be able to afford our regular fee.
Much as we would love to be able to fulfill all these Outreach requests, we can only commit our volunteers to a certain number of performances per month, and we have financial commitments that must be covered by our paid performances. Funding from sponsors is gratefully received and is essential if we are to be able to continue to offer free performances.
(Historic) Rossetter House Museum and Gardens
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at FIT
Promoting the cultural understanding and appreciation for textiles, fiber arts and associated objects within the University.
Contact Name: Keidra Navaroli
Contact Email: email@example.com
Free Admission. Open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturday noon- 4 p
Space Coast Art Festival
Organizing and promoting annual art festival held every Thanksgiving Day weekend for 48 years in Cocoa Beach.
Space Coast Ballet
Space Coast Jazz Society
Preserving traditional/classic jazz and providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to study music in college.
Contact Name: Pat Aiken, President
Contact Email: Pda811@hotmail.com
Signature Event: Monthly traditional/classic jazz concerts
Event Information: Dedicated to preserving traditional jazz & provide scholarships to graduating Brevard County high school seniors who plan to study music in college.
We host live jazz concerts on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. 2-4:30. $7 for members, $10 for non-members. Log on to www.SpaceCoastJazzSociety.com for more details.
Space Coast Pops Orchestra
Professional orchestra assisting professional musicians, sponsoring and promoting youth programs that will educate and develop future musicians as well as future audience members, and providing “world class”, affordable musical entertainment.
Contact Name: Alyce Christ, Executive Director
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Holliday Gift Concert, 27 annual, Nov.10, 2012 Venue: First Baptist Church of Merritt Island 140 Magnolia Ave. M.I. 32952
Event Information: Nov.10, 2012: Free Holiday Gift Concert, Clair Christy Conductor, 2:30 PM First Baptist Church of Merritt Island Soloists: Sally & Clay Hart, and Joan Taddie & Mark Nelson.
Jan.12, 2013: “New Years Celebration” Dr. Candler Schaffer, Conductor, 2:30 PM First Baptist Church, Merritt Island.
Soloist: Copeland Davis, pianist (Back by Popular Demand)
Feb.9, 2013: “Big Band Bash” Mark Nelson, Conductor, and 2:30 PM First Baptist Church of Merritt Island.
Soloist: Elizabeth Nelson, Soprano (A past Winner of our Brevard Young Performing Artist Competition)
March 9,2013: “March Merriment” Dr. Candler Schaffer, Conductor, 2:30PM First Baptist Church of Merritt Island.
Soloist: Bryan Gatchell, Pianist playing Gershwin’s “Concerto in F” 1st Movement.
April 13,2013: “April Soiree” Clair Christ, Conductor, 2:30PM First Baptist Church of Merritt Island.
Soloists: Suzuki Strings, A History & Performance of this International Group.
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
Space Coast Writer’s Guild
Helping train, develop, and promote writers and the writing profession and providing writing educational opportunities that motivate and advance the works of writers.
Strawbridge Art League, Inc.
Cultivating public appreciation of the visual arts through education and the promotion of Central Florida artists.
Contact Name: Kath McElhinney
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: VISION
Titusville Art League
Sharing and teaching art to all.
Contact Name: Connie Allen
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Spring art show
Event Information: 49th annual spring 2013 annual art show will once again be held at Parrish Medical Central. 951 Washington Ave. Titusville, Florida.
Titusville Playhouse, Inc.
Providing quality live theatre and theatre education to the citizens of Brevard County.
U.S. Space Walk Hall of Fame Foundation
Preserving U S space history, honoring our country’s astronauts and the men and women whose efforts made space flight possible.
Contact Name: Karan Conklin
Contact Email: email@example.com
Space Walk of Fame Museum
Space Walk of Fame Museum is a small, workers museum. We display items from all of the manned and most of the unmanned flights. The museum houses working consoles from Launch Complex 36A, which launched John Glenn on his inaugural Mercury launch. Space suites, flight manuals, flown-in-space gear, ground support equipment, to-scale rocket models, a Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Launch Pad and crawler model with lots of personal memorabilia from space workers and astronauts alike. Too much to mention… this is a must see exhibit for space enthusiasts on any age.
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
Perpetuating the history of military aviation while encouraging camaraderie, research and warbird restoration.
Contact Name: Colonel Terry Yon, USA (Ret), Public Relations Officer
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: 3-day Tico Warbird Airshow held each year in March.
Event Information: See website for additional information.
Museum open 7 days a week from 9AM-5PM.
Helping individuals with disabilities reach their full potential through the arts.
Contact Name: Lori Emly
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Hands On Art Festival
Event Information: This years event will take place March 6,7,8, 2013 at the Brevard Zoo. The event is open to all children with disabilities in Brevard public and private schools. We expect over 1100 children to participate in the 2013 festival. Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. The festival consists of a dozen make and take arts and crafts and specially designed physical activities for the children.
A noncommercial, locally owned and operated public radio station in Brevard County, licensed to the Florida Institute of Technology.
(321) 674 8950
Business, Civic and Other
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Advancing philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising.
Brevard Business Leadership Network
Promoting the employment of qualified workers who have disabilities, and assist businesses and organizations in the recruitment, hiring, training and retention of employees with disabilities.
Brevard County Legal Aid
Providing high quality legal assistance to protect personal safety, establish family stability, and ensure equal access to justice for low income and disadvantaged persons.
CBACC Institute for Best Business Initiative
Supporting advancement of educational, cultural, business, and environmental issues utilizing best practices and to educate the business community to share best practices.
Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Serving as the voice of business, enhancing quality of life in the community and acting as a catalyst for business success.
Cocoa Beach Women’s Club Foundation
Focuses on enriching the lives of individuals and the community locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, through volunteer efforts supporting education, and improvement of life for youth and adults.
Serving the community by fostering the success of new and existing businesses, creating an environment where entrepreneurs are motivated, educated, and encouraged to exchange ideas and information vital to business growth.
Get Social Brevard
Engaging with and enriching those we “know, like and trust” to enhance the community.
Contact Name: Chris Conneen
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Monthly Tweet Ups on second Thursday of every month.
Event Information: Second Thursday of every month from 6-8pm. See website for locations. Opportunities to meet and build relationships with some of Brevard County’s best “Go-Givers”, learn about the top social media platforms and support local non profit
(The) Joe Realino Memorial Fund
Aiding local hospitality workers in their time of need.
Contact Name: Joanna Kemp
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Party with a Purpose and golf event
Event Information: date and time TBD
Junior League of Central and North Brevard
An organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Junior League of South Brevard, Inc.
An organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Contact Name: Kimberly Musselman
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Festival of Trees
Event Information: The Junior League of South Brevard, Inc. is proud to announce the new location of the 28th annual Festival of Trees “A Cherished Holiday Tradition.” This year the annual event will be held at the Viera Regional Community Center on November 17th and 18th. This premier holiday event will feature beautifully adorned trees and wreaths from talented designers, entertainment, a holiday marketplace, pictures with Santa and other children’s activities.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Junior League of South Brevard’s projects. The Junior League of South Brevard’s current focus is “Improving children’s health through nutrition and physical activity.” During its 46 years, the JLSB has supported greater South Brevard through a variety of community outreach programs and projects.
We invite all of our neighbors in and around Brevard County, Florida to participate and attend the Festival of Trees!
Engaging and developing leaders to achieve a preferred future.
Contact Name: Kristin Bakke
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: 4 under 40 Celebrating the Next Generation of Leaders
Event Information: Join LEAD Brevard Friday, February 15,2013 for the annual 4 under 40 gala. 12 Finalists are recognized; the top 4 under 40 awards are presented and the Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon award acknowledges an established community leader for their contributions to the next generation leaders. Visit www.leadbrevard.org for details. Sponsorships are still available.
Melbourne Alumnae Panhellenic
Assists in the promotion of advanced education of National Panhellenic Conference sorority women by granting scholarships to qualified students.
Mission Statement: Since its beginning, the mission of Melbourne Alumnae Panhellenic has been to assist in the promotion of advanced education of National Panhellenic Conference sorority women by granting scholarships to qualified students. In addition to scholarships, Melbourne Alumnae Panhellenic strives to disseminate information about National Panhellenic Conference organizations to qualified under graduate women. The members participate in fund raising activities to implement these scholarship and informational programs.
Contact Name: Jackie Pantello
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: River Rendezvous
Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida
Shaping, facilitating and developing a thriving business environment by promoting and connecting member businesses with business opportunities to assure the performance, growth, survival and long-term prosperity of member businesses.
Molly Roger Rollergirls
The Molly Roger Rollergirls (MRRG) is a full-contact, women’s flat-track roller derby league dedicated to bringing the excitement and passion of the sport to Brevard County. Our league is a not-for-profit organization, 100% skater-owned and volunteer based, and encourages women of all backgrounds to experience the camaraderie, self-confidence and athletic training that MRRG fosters. We always welcome new skaters, volunteers, and sponsors.
(Not a registered 501c3)
Contact Name: Dawn Amos
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Bouts
Event Information: Bouting season is early February to late October. We hold monthly bouts that are family friendly, high energy, and a lot of fun to watch!
(Greater) Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
Serving the business community within Brevard County’s largest city, serving as a voice to improve, expand and continue the exceptional relationship with the city, county and state of Florida.
Pilot Club of Titusville
Furthering Pilot International’s humanitarian efforts through charitable, educational and research programs in communities throughout the world.
Rotary of Palm Bay
Providing service above self and stamp out polio worldwide.
Satellite Beach Lions Foundation
Primary purpose is to make our communities a better place to live. Lions are most noted for their efforts with preservation and restoration of sight and hearing, diabetes, and humanitarian services.
Contact Name: Joe Hauser
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Tournament for Sight
Event Information: Satellite Beach Lions Club 23rd annual Tournament for Sight to be held at The Habitat at Valkaria on November 10 with a shotgun start at 8 AM. Entry fee of $65 includes green fees, cart & lunch; team prizes, and drink tickets. Contact Joe Hauser 321-452-0376 or email email@example.com.
Space Coast Honor Flight
Gives WWII Veterans the opportunity to visit their memorial in Washington DC (free of charge).
Contact Name: Teri Eno
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Veteran’s Day Capital Campaign
Event Information: Capital Campaign raising funds to support mission flights in 2013. Seven flights scheduled to take our WWII Heroes to Washington where they can walk through their memorial, talk with their colleagues and reflect on the sacrifices they and others made that guaranteed the freedoms we enjoy today. Veterans are accompanied by private guardians throughout the trip. This is a life-changing event for all participants!
Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce
Developing, enhancing and maintaining a strong and diverse business climate and supporting a prosperous community.
Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech
Providing women with opportunities, tools and connections to advance their global influence and success.
(321) 674- 7007
Zonta Club of Melbourne
A global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Contact Name: Belinda Stewart
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Annual Chocolate Festival
Event Information: Festival is March 24th, 2013 from 11 AM to 4 PM, at Eau Gallie Civic Center.
Buy tickets at the door, $20.00 regular
$30.00 for Chocolate Martinis and/or wine.
Attendees vote their favorites for Brevard’s Best chocolate Fix.
Health and Hospitals
American Cancer Society-Brevard County Unit
Working to eliminate cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American Heart Association
Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
(800) 257-6941; ext. 8090
Breast Friends of Florida
Helping women survive the trauma of cancer…”one friend at a time”.
Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation
Provides quality, community-based services to frail elders and caregivers with an emphasis placed on Alzheimer’s/dementia-related diseases through care management, adult day care, transportation and home-based services.
Brevard Heart Foundation*
Improves and promotes health care through programs that target identified community needs.
Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Foundation
Provides comprehensive patient/family support services, community outreach and education to cancer patients and their families in Brevard and Indian River Counties.
(321) 952-8837; Ext. 231
Circles of Care
Promotes and provides high quality comprehensive behavioral healthcare services at a competitive cost, in an ethical, fair and courteous manner for individual and corporate customers.
(321) 676-6650 (Community Support Programs)
(Alco-Hall Inc.) Community Treatment Center, Inc.
Assists individuals to obtain and maintain long-term recovery.
Contact Name: Lori Jenkins, Executive Director/CEO
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Treatment
Cornerstone Care Staffing (Cornerstone Foundation)
Assists those unable to afford home care.
Mission Statement: Cornerstone Foundation assists in meeting the needs of individuals concerning their Health & Well Being. We assist members of the community who cannot afford home care or whose health insurance or financial resources are insufficient to cover their needs. With the drastic changes being made in health care, many seniors and other disenfranchised Americans are finding themselves without access to care in their homes.
Contact Name: Eva Littier
Contact Email: email@example.com
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Fighting cystic fibrosis by supporting the development of new drugs, looking for a cure and improving the quality of life for those living with CF.
Contact Name: Lisa Murphy
Contact Email: Lmmurphy@cff.org
Signature Event: 2013 Stomping The Divots Gala presented by Mercedes Porsche Audi of Melbourne
Event Information: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host its 2nd Annual Stomping the Divots Charity Gala on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Our event will be held at The Polo Grounds in Vero Beach starting at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The afternoon will start with sipping cocktails on the sidelines, while enjoying the thundering horses and our celebrity and professional riders as they play a traditional game of polo. Participate in traditional stomping of the divots at half time, have the opportunity to join our Fashionista Hat Contest and then experience a fabulous night of fine dining, dancing and the opportunity to bid on unique items and packages during our signature live and silent auctions.
Health First Foundation
Changing the health and well-being of the community through philanthropic initiatives that support Health First and its family of not-for-profit health care providers including Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Viera Hospital, Hospice of Health First and the Health First Aging Institute.
Hospice of St. Francis
Provides compassionate, quality care for the terminally ill, support for their loved ones and resources for those facing end-of-life issues.
Contact Name: Terry G. Stone
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospice of St. Francis is the only local, independent, non-profit hospice in Brevard and has been since our inception in 1977. We rely on Medicare, Medicaid and insurance for reimbursement. All of our reserves are used to provide care for our patients and support for their families and the community-at-large. In 2012, we have provided more care for patients with little or no coverage than ever before in the history of our organization. Our support programs are available to any Brevard County resident free of charge, whether our hospice services are utilized or not.
Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
Inspiring philanthropy and volunteerism in support of Parrish Medical Center’s mission of healing experiences for everyone; all the time.
March of Dimes
Working together for stronger, healthier babies.
MIMA Foundation of Brevard
Supports health-oriented educational programs and provides assistance grants to patients in need.
(321) 725-4500, ext. 7274
Project Response, Inc.
Enhances the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS while working to prevent further spread of the disease; reduce fear, ignorance, and discrimination and increase community support and compassion for those affected by AIDS.
Running Zone Foundation
Promotes and encourages health and fitness in our community through running, jogging, walking and related educational programs and publications.
Space Coast Cancer Foundation
Assists cancer patients and their caregivers with the financial and emotional demands that are associated with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Provides direct financial assistance to help pay for pain and anti nausea medications.
Space Coast Runners
Promotes and encourages running as a means of healthful exercise, supports recreational, international, amateur, competitive and non-competitive running and promotes and conducts races or other running-related activities.
VITAS Hospice Charitable Fund
Transforms dying into the final act of living well by improving end of life care for individual patients and their families.
We Care 2, Inc.
Recovery home for women with chemical dependency to alcohol and/or drugs.
Contact Name: Fran Amy
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: 3rd Annual Silent Auction
Event Information: Silent Auction
November 17 @ 6:00PM
DJ & Dancing
$30.00 Per Person
COME SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE
@ International Palms Resort
1300 N Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931
Human and Children Services
Aging Matters (formerly the Community Services Council of Brevard)
Dedicated to helping seniors enjoy happy, healthy, active and secure lives.
American Red Cross-Space Coast Chapter
To provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
AMIkids Space Coast
To protect the public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible by providing education, counseling, behavior modification and treatment to improve the lives of troubled-male teenagers.
Provides programs to assist, entertain and counsel U.S. service men and women (and others).
Contact Name: Kim Cone
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: SUPPORT OUR TROOPS WHEN THEY COME HOME
Event Information: “Welcome Home” AVET Project Recuperation & Reintegration Retreat
WWP is looking to fund programs that enhance the lives of Wounded Warriors and their families by supporting programs that fall into our four core service areas: Mind, Body, Economic Empowerment, and Engagement. We are especially interested in those opportunities that focus on the mental health of this generation of Wounded Warriors or expand services to Wounded Warriors living in remote or underserved areas.
AVET Project invites you to join us in meeting the NEEDS of our brave men and women who are currently serving in combat and those who have returned home.
These patriotic Americans have voluntarily given up so much to keep us safe, AVET Project is on a mission to raise money as well as collect donations for Project Recuperation and Reintegration (PR&R), a retreat-based outreach program.
Once a military member returns from duty in a combat zone, AVET Project selects applicants on a first-come, first-served basis to participate in a retreat where they can decompress, relax, and reconnect with one another.
AVET Project staff members and volunteers provide instruction on reintegration issues, coping methods, relaxation skills, as well as stress mediation techniques. Suicide risk assessment and PTSD/TBI screenings are provided along with personal and group therapy regarding these and other reintegration issues facing our warrior’s return to civilian life. A flexible itinerary is followed so the participant can choose to partake or simply skip a topic, if desired.
In addition, certified hypnotherapists & counselors holding certification from DoD Center for Deployed Psychology assist each participant in dealing with unresolved issues.
Ground transportation, meals, lodging, course materials, massage, and recreational opportunities are provided absolutely FREE. Every program & service offered by AVET Project is totally free to the participant
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida
To help at-risk youth reach their greatest potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida-Brevard County
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Brevard Achievement Center
Assists individuals with disabilities achieve vocational and social independence.
Contact Name: Rosalind Weiss
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: One Sweet Night: A Celebration of Coffee and Chocolate
Event Information: National and local eateries will bring their best chocolate-themed treats and coffee creations to the Space Coast Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm for guests to savor. In addition, the Bay Kings Band, a Tampa-based band whose members have played for artists like Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Gotye and Alicia Keys, will provide the entertainment. And our famous silent auction will be back with over 70 themed baskets and unique items to bid on. All proceeds go directly toward programs that offer employment opportunities and habilitation services for people with disabilities.
Strengthening families-“Whatever it takes!”
Contact Name: Valerie Holmes
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Kayaking for Kids
Event Information: Kayaking for Kids will raise local awareness about the efforts to reduce child abuse and neglect in Brevard County and raise funds to support to child and family safety programs provided by Brevard C.A.R.E.S. In partnership with Space Coast Paddlers.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Indian River Lagoon – Titusville area
•Kayaking tours in selected areas of the Indian River Lagoon for families.
•Kayaking games and events deemed easy and safe for children and families.
•Kayaking games and events for more experienced/advanced kayakers.
•Land-based activities for children and families (e.g., corn-hole, kids games, arts/crafts, face painting, etc.).
•Interactive displays by outdoor adventure companies.
•Lunch for all participants.
For more information call 321-632-2737
Brevard Family Partnership
Protecting children, strengthening families, changing lives.
Contact Name: Stephanie Strodtman
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Run and Walk for Love 5K
Event Information: Join us on November 17th at Church at Viera for the 7th Annual Walk for Love and NEW this year, the Inaugural Run for Love 5K!
Both of these fun, family-friendly events will support adoptive services for children in Brevard who are searching for their “forever family”. Since 2006, over 500 of Brevard’s children have been adopted into a loving family.
We know all children are special… but adopted children are chosen! Adoption is permanence for a child; it means the child has a “forever” family who will be there for them through the good times and the challenges.
We hope you will join us for these exciting, one-of-a-kind events on the Space Coast! Your support will enable us to continue to help hundreds more children in need of a forever family in our local community.
Visit www.runforlove5K.org for more information and registration.
Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition (BNDC)
Revitalizing impoverished Brevard County neighborhoods.
Contact Name: Lynn Brockwell-Carey
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brevard Rescue Mission
Providing women with children housing, access to healthcare, transportation, education, nutrition, job training and life skills in a safe, Christ-centered residential setting.
Mission Statement: Brevard Rescue Mission works to permanently break the cycle of homelessness in families by providing women with children housing, access to healthcare, transportation, education, nutrition, job training and life skills in a safe Christ-centered residential setting. The 12-24 month program is designed to lovingly transform families from dependency to self-sufficiency through daily accountability, personal responsibility and goal advancement.
Contact Name: Jennie Kriete
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Women Who Care Share Luncheon
Event Information: Brevard Rescue Mission hosts an annual “Women Who Care Share” ladies’ luncheon in Melbourne. The event will highlight the work of the mission, which is to break the cycle of homelessness by providing homeless women with children housing and resources, which enables them to achieve self-reliance in 1-2 years. Stacia Glavas, the founder and CEO, will share a testimony from former clients who has achieved self-sufficiency. Because this is a benefit for the women and children of Brevard Rescue Mission, guests will be asked to make a donation during the luncheon. Corporate Sponsorships are also available.
Bridges Btc, Inc.
Dedicated to preserving and enhancing informed choices for children and adults with disabilities through employment, residential, advocacy, therapeutic and educational programs.
Candlelighters of Brevard
Offers emotional support and financial assistance to children with cancer and their families.
Contact Name: Adis Perez
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program
Event Information: Our Holiday program provides joy to families who finds the season especially difficult while coping with a child diagnosed with cancer.
The many generous contributions to the Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program have helped lighten and brighten the holidays for our Candlelighters families throughout the years.
Please contact us at 321-728-5600 or email email@example.com to adopt a Candlelighters family for the upcoming holiday season.
Catholic Charities of Central Florida
Provides vital social services to those in need regardless of race, religion or social status.
Contact Name: Beverly Lampley
Contact Email: Beverly.firstname.lastname@example.org
(Friends of the) Children’s Advocacy Center
Improves community response to child abuse and neglect.
Contact Name: Teresa Munroe
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Harlem Ambassadors basketball game
Event Information: Hosted by the Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard (a 501 (c) (c) organization). Second annual game scheduled for Sunday, February 24, 2013. More details soon, including the location and what team will challenge the Ambassadors; at the 2012 inaugural game they went up against the Brevard Sheriff’s All-Stars.
Contact Name: Sandra Miller (President)
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Super Hero Run 2013
Event Information: Saturday January 12, 2013 … 7AM-11AM
Helping children and having a great time!
7:00 Packet Pickup and Late Registration
7:45 Registration ends
8:00 Race begins
9:15 Free Kids Superhero Run
*Awards ceremony following the race… plus food and drink and prizes: T-shirts, medals, door prizes.
For more information and registration http://www.galsuperherorun.com/
(The) Children’s Center
(A program of Parrish Medical Center Foundation)
A collaborative, community focused organization designed to meet the education needs of our community by providing access to services for children and their families.
Children’s Home Society of Florida, Brevard Division
“Embracing children. Inspiring lives.”
(321) 752-3170; ext.235
Contact Name: Leslie Bardo
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Portraits of Possibilities
Event Information: Our signature event each spring, Portraits of Possibilities, is a wonderful celebration of the tastes and sounds of different cultures. The funds raised are used to protect children in our community from abuse and neglect. In June of each year, we also host the Caribbean Island Party, held in loving memory of Tracey Bagwell, to provide scholarships for young women who are transitioning to independence from foster care or homelessness. For more information about our fundraising events, contact Leslie Bardo at 321-752-3170 ext 235.
During the holidays, we provide gifts to hundreds of children in our care, thanks to the generosity of the Brevard community. If you are interested in sharing the spirit of the holidays with our children, please contact Christa Waddy at 321-752-3170 ext 237.
(The) Children’s Hunger Project
Provides hungry young people on the Space Coast with weekend food backpacks with a goal of ensuring elementary school-age children do not have to experience hunger.
Contact Name: Bob Barnes
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Food Wrapping Sessions
Event Information: The Children’s Hunger Project program to feed hungry children on weekends is about as simple in concept and implementation as our nine-word business plan. SEE A HUNGRY KID. BUY FOOD. FEED THE KID. Every Friday, kids who we can afford to help get food to carry home in their backpack. Food items include, for example, ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, milk, juice, breakfast bar, cereal and other similar food items. This type of food is kid-friendly…meaning it is lightweight, healthy and easy for the kids to handle since no cooking is required. On Monday, the kids return to school but with a better and healthier foundation for learning. Then the cycle begins again the next Friday. At least on weekends, “our” kids have basic nutrition.
The Children’s Hunger Project does not discuss social issues, the parent’s lifestyle or what their responsibility should be. We focus only on the fact that there are kids in our town going hungry on weekends. We solve that weekend hunger problem for some elementary school kids.
What does Brevard County get in return? Comments and evaluations by educators all over the country show that students with lessened hunger risk because of programs such as ours have marked improvement in a number of areas. Improved school attendance and reading skills, better test scores, positive behavior, better health and everything else you can imagine that goes hand in hand with healthy children getting a good education.
Provides free after-school programming, as well as summer activities, to students in grades 1st-12th living in economically disadvantaged communities.
Crosswinds Youth Services
Creates opportunities for youth to succeed.
(321) 452-0800; ext.208
Contact Name: Jan Lokay
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Great Brevard Duck Race
Event Information: The Annual Great Brevard Duck Race is held in late spring every year at the Indian River Festival, Sand Point Park in Titusville. 2013 marks Crosswinds’ 15th Duck Race. The public is invited to make donations to this major fundraiser for Crosswinds Youth Services, and when they do so they “adopt” plastic ducks that will be among thousands dropped in the water to race to the finish line. Those with the winning duck numbers receive great prizes! Duck adoptions will be available beginning in March 2013 at many local bank branches and from friends and supporters of Crosswinds. Proceeds help provide shelter, counseling and other services to children and youth in crisis.
Daily Bread, Inc.
Dedicated to improving the dignity and quality of life of the hungry and needy.
Contact Name: Pam Whittington
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Daily Bread 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
Event Information: The tournament will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Mallard’s Landing on Lake Washington Road.
Shotgun Start at 10:30am. Tournament is being held in conjunction with the Darren Daulton Foundation. Special Celebrity Guests Darren Daulton of the Phillies and Steve DeBerg, Former NFL Quarterback. Contests, food and drinks all included in player’s fee. For more information, or to get on the players mailing list, call Pam Whittington at 321-723-1060 or email email@example.com
Behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our community. A comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational and employment programs and services that positively impacts the lives of individuals and families.
Donate a Car for Charity
Dedicated to financially supporting children and families of children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Contact Name: Bryan
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate a Car for Charity, a donation aid to the American Children’s Society, is a non-profit organization with a 501©(3) ruling from the IRS.
We exist entirely on public support and do not receive any federal and state grants or loans
Promotes the well being of children and families in need of a second chance.
Contact Name: Richard Rogers
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Brevard Walk of Fame
Event Information: Only the most prominent and influential business and community leaders and celebrities in Central Florida are selected to be honored at the prestigious Brevard Walk of Fame™. The black tie gala begins with a celebrity VIP reception. Upon their arrival, honorees and guests will walk the red carpet entrance while paparazzi vie for the best photos. The evening also includes an exquisite dinner, live entertainment, silent auction, and an unforgettable ”Walk of Fame” featuring the night’s honorees. In addition, Eckerd will also announce the 2013 Children’s Hero of the Year awards, honoring individuals that have selflessly dedicated their time, talent, and treasure to the youth of Brevard. This red carpet event is scheduled for Saturday March 9th, 2013 from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Holiday Inn Space Coast Convention Center, Cocoa, FL with a Celebrity “VIP” mingle at 5:30 p.m. and a “VIP” after party immediately following the event.
Family Counseling Center of Brevard
Provides counseling, education and social services.
Families Exploring Down Syndrome of Brevard, Inc.
Promotes inclusion and raises awareness of citizens living with Down syndrome.
Family Promise of Brevard, Inc.
Provides temporary shelter for homeless families.
Contact Name: Chiffone Sandberg
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: First Annual Brevard Family Promise Golf Scramble
Event Information: Indian River Colony Club
1936 Freedom Dr., Viera, FL 32940
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Sign in 7:00 a.m.
Single Player $75, Foursome $280.
Incl. Green Fees, Practice Range, Lunch, Door Prizes and more.
Register NLT Nov. 4th
For Info Contact: Chiffone 321-255-1182
Freedom Seven Citizens Community Center
Provides social, educational, wellness and recreational activities, primarily for seniors.
Friends of Children of Brevard County, Inc.
Improves the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected children and supports the Guardian Ad Litem program.
(A program of KLD Youth Foundation)
Innovative weekend events and discussion groups designed to equip, empower and ignite the potential of our youth.
Contact Name: Christine O’Shea
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: The Mission Potential
Event Information: An interactive weekend event with parents and young adults to inspire. Dates are November 9-10-11
Genesis House, Inc.
Provides safe shelter for women with children, pregnant and student mothers.
Mission Statement: It is the mission of Genesis House, Inc. to provide safe shelter for homeless women with children, pregnant women and student mothers with children. Genesis House, Inc. is committed to providing a safe, supportive, caring environment. Education, self-discipline, self-reliance, and independence from the welfare system are earnestly promoted. Counseling and appropriate health care is obtained for all residents. Classes in childbirth and parenting are provided as needed.
Contact Name: Vonnie Marian
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: 8th Annual Genesis House Golf Tournament
Event Information: The annual golf tournament is the largest fund raising event for Genesis House. The tournament will be in late April or early May 2013. Sponsors, players and volunteers are needed. Many other volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. Please go to our web site: www.genesishouse-shelter.org for more information.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County, Florida, Inc.
Helps grandparents raising grandchildren identify financial, social, health and legal resources available to them.
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc.
Christian housing ministry works to eliminate substandard and inadequate housing by building and restoring homes with community partners and low-income families in need.
Contact Name: Charlotte Hutchinson
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Strawberry Festival
For the past 25 years, Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County’s (Habitat) Annual Strawberry Festival has drawn over 45,000 vendors and participants from all over Central Florida. The festival is the affiliate’s signature fundraising event.
Habitat’s mission is to eliminate substandard and inadequate housing in Brevard County. Habitat has served over 294 families throughout Brevard County since 1985 and has the 2013 goal of serving 25 low-income families with opportunity to purchase a simple, decent, affordable house. Our objective is to support low-income families, working families, with a “hand up”, not a “hand out”. This can only be accomplished with community support.
Please visit our website at www.brevardhabitat.com for more information
Harmony Farms, Inc.
Provides equine assisted therapy and activities to disabled individuals of all ages.
Contact Name: Pamela Rogan
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Buckaroo Ball & Blizzard at the Barn
Event Information: Buckaroo Ball – Dinner, dance, auction event, now to be held annually in February.
Blizzard at the Barn – Holiday Open house, Dec. 9, 2012. Pony rides, vendors, Pet & feed horses, farm animals, food and more. Free admission.
(The) Haven for Children
Meets the needs of neglected, abandoned and abused children through the highest quality of care.
Contact Name: Kimberly Straehla
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: The Havenly Affair
Event Information: The Havenly Affair
Corporate Golf Challenge
Downtown Melbourne 5k
Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard
Establishes a system that guarantees all women have access to prenatal care.
Helping Seniors of Brevard County, Inc.
Advocates, educates and raises funds on behalf of senior citizens to improve elder care.
Contact Name: Joe Steckler
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home at Last Adoption Agency
Provides permanent and loving homes to children in need of a “forever” family.
Contact Name: Jessica Nixon
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Thanksgiving Food Drive/Christmas Toy Drive
Event Information: Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive/Christmas Toy Drive for the birth parent families and their children. Donations begin in November as we collaborate baskets of food with a prepared turkey to be delivered for the birth parent families. Our collection of toys and food continues through December as we assist our birth parent families to joyously celebrate the holidays!
Contact Name: Sylvia Faniel
Contact Email: Sylvia@homeatlastadoption.com
Signature Event: Circle of Life Breakfast
Event Information: To celebrate National Adoption Awareness in the month of November Home at Last will present the Circle of Life Breakfast to raise funds to assist birth mothers who are making an adoption plan.
Homeless Family Center
(Indian River County)
Provides opportunities for homeless families to end homelessness.
Contact Name: Liz Mayo
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: 7th Annual Dinner “The American Dream”
Event Information: VERO BEACH — On the eve of the presidential election, come celebrate USA, the American Dream & Apple Pie Ala Mode this fall at the Homeless Family Center’s annual fundraiser dinner.
Save this date and join us on Monday, Nov. 5 at the “fit for a president” Orchid Island Beach Club at 5 p.m.
Wear your best red, white or blue and enjoy our stars & stripes event with live music, ocean view cocktails & dining, history making live entertainment and a prosperous silent auction that people only dream of!
This event always sells out, so cast your vote today to make your reservations to attend.
Tickets are $150 per person for the cocktail reception and dinner event and $50 per person for the cocktail reception only.
If you are interested in attending or sponsoring this event and information on the VIP pass, call Connie Utter at 772-567-5537 ext. 326. Tickets are also available on-line at www.HomelessFamilyCenter.com.
Proceeds of this event will provide HFC families new hopes and dreams of a better future.
The Homeless Family Center is a non-profit organization committed to changing lives one family at a time.
To learn more about HFC, stop by for a “Wednesday Walk” tour every Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m., visit www.HomelessFamilyCenter.com or “like” it on Facebook.
Kiwanis Club of Melbourne, Florida, Foundation
Serves children of the world.
Contact Name: Denwood Parrish
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Cole Bros. Circus
Event Information: Wickham Park Pavilion area, Brevard Community College Melbourne Campus,
KLD Youth Foundation
Changes lives by educating and empowering young people, one life at a time.
LOVE Inc. of Brevard
Mobilizes the church to transform lives and communities.
Contact Name: Dan Walker
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Love INC Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Event Information: Each July, Love INC gathers over 400 individuals from local churches, businesses, agencies and ministries to focus on collaboration for life transformation. Love INC partners over 100 local organizations to offer case management, basic needs referrals, home repairs, furniture/appliances, personal care items and educational opportunities to people in need.
(The) M.O.R.G.A.N Project
National, community based organization that promotes awareness and facilitates support of parents caring for children with special health care needs.
Contact Name: Kristen Malfara
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Turtle Splash!
Event Information: When is Turtle Splash?
The 1st Saturday of May every year.
What is a Turtle Splash?
The idea is quite simple. People everywhere will adopt our cute little plastic turtles. We will hold our Turtle Splash event, and race the turtles at Ryckman Park during their Founder’s Day Celebration. They “splash” their way to the finish line. The adoptive “parents” of the winning and placing turtles win valuable prizes. The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project gains community exposure, raises lots of money, helps children with special needs, and everyone has FUN in the process!
Nana’s Children’s Home, Inc. (Nana’s House)
Provides a safe, secure, loving Christian home for neglected, abused, needy or abandoned children.
North Brevard Charities Sharing Center
Fills in the gap and provides emergency assistance to those individuals and families who may not otherwise qualify for assistance through other agencies.
Palm Bay Police Athletic League Mentoring Program
Improves self-esteem, attitudes, academic performance, socials skills and work habits of young people.
Pregnancy Resources, Inc.
Free service to educate and support women and families facing unexpected pregnancy.
Contact Name: Shari Hoover
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Information: Walk for Life: March 16, 2013 8:30am – Noon, Gleason Park in Indialantic
PREVENT! of Brevard
PREVENT!’s 22 programs touch the lives of more than 15,000 Brevard residents every year by working to prevent destructive behaviors, protect and nurture children, redirect high-risk youth, treat addictions while strengthening and reuniting families.
Event Information: PREVENT! Jamboree
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Promise in Brevard
Provides a place where people with diverse abilities can have a life filled with opportunities and freedom.
Reduce Obesity in Central Florida Kids (ROCK)
A program of the local Health Council of East Central Florida, Inc.
Educates children and families to embrace a healthy lifestyle to prevent and reduce childhood obesity.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
A private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 500 partner agencies in six Central Florida counties including Brevard.
A program of Aging Matters in Brevard
Provides safe and dependable transportation for homebound seniors and frail elders.
Serene Harbor, Inc.
Reduces the incidence of domestic violence through intervention, prevention, social change, enlightenment, education and engagement of the community.
Contact Name: Nancy Peltonen
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Purses with a Purpose
Event Information: This luncheon occurs every October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It includes a live auction of new designer purses and a silent auction with a large variety of items. There are also vendors selling merchandise, raffles and a guest speaking discussing the issue of domestic violence. All proceeds benefit the women and children who come into Serene Harbor and enables us to continue providing community trainings and our prevention program.
Sharing Center of Central Brevard
Provides emergency assistance to those in our community who are struggling to obtain life’s most basic needs.”
Shiloh Adventure, Inc.
Creating enthusiasm in young people for Christ and for life, seeking to build a Christian Camp and Retreat Center for our youth, our churches, and our community (Brevard and surrounding counties).
Contact Name: Lou Larsen
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Week-Long, Overnight Summer Camp
Event Information: Shiloh Adventure Camp provides week-long, overnight summer camps for boys and girls ages 8-15 in air conditioned mobile cabins at Long Point Park, Melbourne Beach, FL. We offer a fun and Christ-filled week of games, activities and adventures, like fishing, canoeing, sailing, tubing, paddle-boarding, excursions to a local waterpark and indoor gym, worship, devotions, and much more.
We are a Christian camping ministry whose focus is to make a positive impact in the lives of youth through the personal attention of loving mentors; safe, well-supervised, fun activities and adventures; and above all, sharing a contagious enthusiasm for Jesus Christ.
We have a particular heart for foster care, orphaned and underprivileged youth, raising campership funds for nearly a quarter of our camper slots for the disadvantaged.
Our vision is to find land and build a permanent camp and retreat center for the youth, churches, parachurch and other non-profit organizations in our community to enjoy the natural beauty of God’s creation.
Member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.
South Brevard Sharing Center
Provides short-term emergency assistance to needy individuals and families, in the Brevard County Area where Federal, State, and County funds are not available.
(321) 727-8581 (Melbourne)
(321) 676-2965 (Palm Bay)
Space Coast Center for Mothers with Children
Working to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty by providing safe housing, spiritual guidance and supportive services.
Contact Name: President/CEO Lila Buescher
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: James Buescher Golf Tournament
Event Information: Inaugural tournament to be held at Suntree Country Club Monday, January 28,2013.
Space Coast Early Intervention Center
Preschool for development, hope and inclusion for children with and without disabilities.
Contact Name: Leslie Roth
Contact Email: Lroth@sceic.com
Signature Event: Cycle Jam for the Kids
Event Information: Our fully supported, noncompetitive bike ride through scenic Brevard County is held every April. We offer riders a variety of distances including the English Century (100 miles), Metric Century, (66 miles), Half Century (33 miles) and Family Fun Ride (10 miles). Join 400 riders for this fun, healthy event that supports the children and families of Space Coast Early Intervention Center.
Space Coast Kids
”Pay It Forward From Your Heart”.
(Not a registered 501c3)
(321) 289-2978 cell (321) 507-1030
Contact Name: Ana (Angel) Knight
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: Back To School BackPacks & Easter Picnic & Christmas Party
August: Give out backpacks with school supplies
October: Give out Halloween costumes
November: Give out food baskets with a turkey
December: Give out presents to kids and a pic with Santa, raffle prizes and food
April: Give out Easter Baskets to kids and a pic with the Bunny, raffle prizes and food
New Born Baby Baskets: (ALL YEAR) Give out baskets with basics a new parent will need
Birthday Packages: (ALL YEAR) Give out a cake or cupcakes and a present to kids
Food Pantry: (ALL YEAR) Give out a basket of non perishable foods to families who need
Fund Raisers & Benefits: (ALL YEAR) Help raise money and donations for families who have lost loved ones, or victims of fire or abuse
We also do Fundraisers and Benefits to help raise money for families who
lost a loved one or lost their home etc.
We help support local businesses and promote at Home Mom Businesses.
A program of Aging Matters in Brevard
Promotes and maintains independence and quality of life for the elderly and disabled.
Szuba Guardian Care Solutions, Inc.
Supports vulnerable individuals who need help.
Contact Name: Telethia D. Szuba
Contact Email: Telethia@Szubaguardiancare.org
Taylor 4 Teens, Taylor King’s Legacy Foundation, Inc.
Bringing awareness to teen issues and guiding teens to available resources.
Contact Name: Pam Harrell
Contact Email: Pam@Taylor4Teens.org
Signature Event: Annual Angelversary (September of each year)
Event Information: Annual Angelversay is held every September in memory of month we lost Taylor. Event is held at “The Courtyard at the Oaks”. Updates on dates and times can be found at Taylor4Teens.org.
Taylor 4 Teens also participates at every Friday Fest held at Downtown Melbourne the 2nd Friday of each mo
United Way of Brevard
Mobilizing the caring power of our community through a wide range of funded services that help make a difference in the lives of people and improve the quality of life in our community.
Veterans Memorial Center
Provides services and facilities to veterans and the community through a museum, library, and VA benefits counseling. Meeting rooms and low cost rentals available.
(The) Women’s Center
Empowers women and their families by providing counseling, support, education, information and services to allow them to develop healthy and self-sufficient lives.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Women’s Center is to empower women and their families by providing counseling, support, education, information, and services. Our vision is to be a progressive center, serving our community; to expand and grow to meet the changing needs in women’s lives; to help women and families help themselves to develop safe, healthy and self-sufficient lives; and to provide the gift of hope and courage, changing lives for the better – forever. The Women’s Center has provided services throughout Brevard County, Florida for over 37 years – addressing issues of domestic violence, childcare, homelessness, health and employment. The Women’s Center offers domestic violence shelters, transitional housing, case management, counseling, advocacy for victims of violence, career counseling, violence prevention programs, classes and community workshops—all designed to fill the needs of women and families in our community through the services of qualified professionals.
Contact Name: Dr. Jenny Gessler
Contact Email: email@example.com
Signature Event: Uncorked
Event Information: Uncorked, Friday, November 2, 2012 at the home of Dr. Ross and Dani Clevens. Enjoy wines, food and dancing on the river in support of the Women’s Center.
Improves family life and prevents child abuse and neglect through education, social service and community awareness.
Contact Name: Terri Mermis, Executive Director/CEO
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Event: $10,000 Reverse Raffle
Event Information: Sponsored by The National Exchange Club a silent auction and reverse raffle takes place at the Hilton Rialto where the last raffle ticket drawn earns $10,000 for one lucky winner. Proceeds beyond the $10,000 from raffle ticket sales and the silent auction are donated to Yellow Umbrella to assist children and families.
YMCA (Central Florida YMCA Foundation, Inc.
Connects individuals, families and communities with opportunities based on Christian values that strengthen the spirit, mind and body.