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Monday, June 11, 2018
United Way of Martin County took a major step to make sure children start school ready to learn, graduate more students, lift families and individuals to financial stability and create a healthier community by investing $2,204,848 million in the community in 2018-2019.  As part of this impact, United Way today announced community impact grant awards for 47 local programs and initiatives totaling $983,042 – a 5 percent increase in these grant awards compared to last year. When you combine this...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
 Research shows that older adults are the most likely group of people to serve 100 or more hours per year as volunteers. This statistic rings true in Martin County where many local nonprofits benefit from the volunteer service of hundreds of seniors in United Way of Martin County’s RSVP program. More than 100 of these volunteers were honored for their service during the RSVP volunteer appreciation breakfast held at Mariner Sands Country Club on May 23.  Volunteers who reached the following...
Thursday, May 3, 2018
In many ways, golf is like life. A round is long, endlessly challenging and filled with the unexpected. More than anything, the game reveals character.  With this connection in mind, what better way to tee up support for character initiatives than with a golf tournament? On April 27, 96 golfers did just that by participating in the 16th annual Tee It Up for Character Charity Golf Tournament at Monarch Country Club to benefit United Way of Martin County’s CHARACTER COUNTS! program.   In addition...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
United Way of Martin County President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez spends her days advocating for Martin County’s most vulnerable residents by raising vital funds that are invested in local health and human service programs. What many don’t know is that for the last several months, Houwaart-Diez has been moonlighting every Wednesday evening as a volunteer tax preparer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). For more than a decade, United Way of Martin County has offered free tax...
Thursday, April 26, 2018

By Gene Zweben, Esq.,  Fund Distribution Chair for United Way of Martin County and managing partner of Zweben Law Group, P.A.

It’s not an easy job to determine the amount of money that each program requesting funds from United Way will receive – so many needs exist in our community and there is never enough money to take care of them all. In light of this, it is even more crucial that funds are distributed in the most effective way possible.    As the fund distribution chair for United...

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