STUART, FL – The United Way of Martin County Foundation recently honored John and Linda Loewenberg with the 2020 Frances Langford Humanitarian Award during a reception held at Harbour Ridge.
The couple was honored for their ongoing philanthropic endeavors directly benefiting United Way as well as a multitude of nonprofit organizations throughout the community.
Over the years, John has volunteered extensively. He was a trustee of Springfield College, the National Computer Museum, the Clarke School for the Deaf, the Pioneer Valley United Way, a Director of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, and participated in several Treasure Coast nonprofit advisory committees. At the same time, Linda served for nine years on the Martin Health System Foundation Board, chaired the Chrysanthemum Ball and was involved in several Harbour Ridge committees. In 2011, John joined the Martin Health System Board of Directors and was Chairman from 2015 to 2019. As Chairman, he played a vital role in the merger of Martin Health System and Cleveland Clinic.
The couple’s heartfelt compassion earned them the prestigious Frances Langford Humanitarian Award that recognizes community leaders, who, like Langford, demonstrate the caring commitment and compassion for humanity in their lives and deeds.
“We are humbled and blessed to be honored with this Frances Langford Humanitarian Award. Humbled because there are so many generous people in this room who deserve equal credit,” Mr. Loewenberg said. “And blessed because there are many people outside of these walls that are not as fortunate as we are, and we believe that with our good fortune, we have an opportunity to make the Treasure Coast a better place.”
Previous humanitarian award recipients include:
2011 – Robert & Carol Weissman
2013 – Barbara Briggs Trimble
2014 – Prestley & Helen Blake
2015 – Douglass & Patricia Stewart
2016 – John & Susan Sullivan
2017 – H. William Lichtenberger
2018 – Bob and Jan Crandall & Bill and Audrey Crandall
2019 – Joe and Margaret R. Temple
The Frances Langford Humanitarian Award sculpture is a signature piece by Geoffrey C. Smith created especially for the United Way of Martin County Foundation.
Top reception sponsors included Bob and Jan Crandall, Bill and Audrey Crandall, Saelzer/Atlas Wealth Management Group of Raymond James and US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, H.W. Lichtenberger and Robert and Carol Weissman.
The Frances Langford Humanitarian Award reception is the signature event of the United Way of Martin County Foundation. The Foundation is an independent public charity uniquely positioned to accept legacy gifts and build an endowment fund to meet the current and future unmet needs of Martin County.
United Way of Martin County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Since 1972, the United Way has been working to create long-term social change and provide support to Martin County residents by investing in programs that strive to enhance healthy living, improve education and support financial stability.
For more information about United Way of Martin County, visit www.UnitedWayMartin.org or call 772-283-4800, ext. 227.