The United Way of Martin County Foundation recently presented Bob and Karen Croce with the 2022 Frances Langford Humanitarian Award during a reception held at Sailfish Point.
The couple was honored for their ongoing philanthropic endeavors directly benefiting United Way as well as a multitude of nonprofit organizations throughout the community.
"We made a conscious decision to give back to the community through United Way because they provide a broad spectrum of services to address many issues -- from helping victims of domestic violence to youth substance abuse to caring for the elderly. It is the most efficient and strategic way to help local people reach their full potential," Bob Croce said.
The Croces have a long history of supporting the United Way. Prior to relocating to Florida, Bob was involved with a United Way in New Jersey for 15 years, serving as campaign chair and chairman of the board. Bob and Karen have supported United Way of Martin County as Tocqueville donors since 1989. Bob also served as chair of United Way of Martin County’s Tocqueville Society for 10 years. Over the years, Bob and Karen have supported other nonprofit organizations including the Children’s Home Society, Hibiscus Children’s Center, Project Lift, Florida Oceanographic Society, Treasure Coast Food Bank, Sailfish Point Foundation, Molly’s House, Hope Center for Autism, and the Martin Health Foundation.