The American Red Cross was one of 21 organizations that recently attended a luncheon hosted by The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties at Lady Ann’s Restaurant and Tea Room in Stuart. The event recognized the charitable work of the organizations and awarded more than $67,000 in charitable support from the permanently endowed Briggs-Trimble Family Charitable Fund. Robin Hicks Nunley, Executive Director and Ken Ringe, Martin County Board Member of the Greater Palm Beach and Martin County Chapter of the Red Cross attended the luncheon to accept the $7,500 gift.
“We are honored that Bobbie Trimble thought enough of the work of the Red Cross to include us in her plans to ensure we can continue to help people in our community be prepared and respond when they need it most,” said Nunley. “Knowing the funds will provide a yearly source of income in perpetuity will help us address the needs in our community, including support of our youth program in Martin County.”
Martin County philanthropists Barbara “Bobbie” Briggs Trimble and her husband, Edward “Ted” C. Trimble, established the Briggs-Trimble Family Charitable Fund in 1989 at the Community Foundation to assist their favorite Martin County organizations.
About the Community Foundation:
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has provided $120 million in grants and scholarships over its 43-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross.