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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...
Monday, March 19, 2018
Set amidst a backdrop of palm trees, tiki torches and breathtaking views of the Indian River Lagoon, more than 200 people clad in island attire came out to luau for literacy at United Way of Martin County’s inaugural Tikis on the Terrace presented by All About Achieving Learning Centers. The event was held on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at Tuckahoe Terrace at the Mansion at Tuckahoe, where guests partied Polynesian-style to raise critical funds for Martin County’s education initiatives. The event...
Monday, March 19, 2018
United Way of Martin County Foundation recently honored Bob and Jan Crandall and Bill and Audrey Crandall with the 2018 Frances Langford Humanitarian Award during a reception held at Piper’s Landing Yacht and Country Club.   Both couples were honored for their ongoing philanthropic endeavors directly benefiting United Way as well as a multitude of nonprofit organizations throughout the community.     The Crandalls have been members of the United Way Tocqueville Society for over a decade,...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Family and friends of 20 outstanding students packed into the Wolf-High Technology Center at Indian River State College's Chastain Campus in Stuart on Feb. 28 for the annual Joe Kordick Youth Character Awards.    Presented by United Way of Martin County's CHARACTER COUNTS! program and sponsored by Phyllis Kordick; Carr, Riggs & Ingram, PLLC; Kramer, Sopko & Levenstein, PA; and Tykes & Teens, Inc., the awards are presented annually to middle school students and high school seniors in...

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