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SPOTLIGHT: INDIAN RIVER HEALTHY START COALITION

The John’s Island Foundation is proud to be a long-time supporter of Indian River Healthy Start Coalition, currently, the only agency in the county offering prenatal, childbirth, and new baby education. “We are basically the spot for mothers and babies,” states Executive Director Andrea Berry. “Our goal is to touch every mom at least three times – prenatally, at the hospital bedside, and through nurse visitation in the home following childbirth.” The Foundation recently supported Healthy Start with a remodeled community room that they use to provide educational training for their young mothers and hold meetings and conferences. We are justifiably proud of our role in helping to improve maternal health, birth outcomes, and early infant development in Indian River County!

AN IMPRESSIVE GROUP OF NONPROFIT AGENCIES
The John’s Island Foundation is preparing to make its 2018-19 grant awards to an impressive group of nonprofit agencies throughout Indian River County. We could not do this without our eight site captains and 37 team members who reviewed grant requests totaling over $1 million.

JI Foundation thanks its 2018-2019 Site Team Captains: Pat Brier, Rob Elliott, John Hessian, Don Kittell, Dennis Longwell, Jim Poole, Lila Stillman, and Margie Wheeler

GOIN’ BACK IN TIME As our 20th Anniversary year kicks off this spring, we thank the Foundation’s original Board of Directors whose vision and dedication will be long remembered:
President – Ellie McCabe
First Vice-President – Jay McNamara
Secretary – Caroline Ervin
Directors – Don Macrae, John Fauver, Donald O’Neill, Lessie Davidson and Marty Gibson

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