Billionaire MacKenzie Scott donates to South Florida organizations

South Florida organizations with a mission to serve the community are grateful for the generosity of philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Last year, the writer committed to the Giving Pledge, an initiative started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates that encourages the world’s richest people to donate their money to charitable causes. As part of

Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum undergoes renovation

With the new year, the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is going through a makeover. During the past few months, the BRHS&M went through a $3.9-million reimagination, redesign and renovation in preparation for a soon-to-be-announced reopening to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 20222. Executive director Mary Csar said the museum worked with Creative Art

Knight Foundation invests in local arts organizations

Long known for its commitment to the arts, the Knight Foundation is supporting arts institutions that need more support than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, the organization continues its support with the announcement of a $2.2 million investment in nine Miami arts organizations. This latest investment follows the foundation’s Knight New Work 2020,

Restaurants give back in Coconut Grove

Restaurants losing business amidst the shutdowns and restrictions and cash-strapped locals struggling to put food on the table. Filling in the gap with help for both is the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District’s Grove Stove program through which restaurants are paid to provide meals for the community. Through a $150,000 contribution, the Grove Stove program

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade announces 2021 board

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade has a few new team members onboard to continue its mission. The organization, which has provided $4 million of funding to support almost 500 programs serving over 75,000 women and girls throughout Miami-Dade County, recently appointed its 2021 board of directors. Newly elected board chair Gloria Romero Roses is a managing

Baptist Health opens new center in Plantation

The region’s largest not-for-profit health system—which includes 11 hospitals and more than 50 outpatient facilities—has a new presence in Broward. Baptist Health held a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new wellness and medical complex in Plantation. The 112,000-square-foot facility offers urgent care, primary care, endocrinology, cardiology, cancer care, orthopedics, spine

A&E Roundup: Early December

For the ocean. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation takes its fundraiser online. During the 12th annual event, Harvey and GHOF Project Manager Jessica Harvey will broadcast from their home port of Grand Cayman, where they will take viewers on a tour through the year of GHOF research. Viewers will get face to face with sharks, marlin

Honeyman launches site for condo owners

With home improvement, it’s all about the process. The easier and the fewer steps, the better. That’s where Honeyman steps in. Miami-based home improvement and maintenance platform Honeyman—co-founded by “queen bees” advertising and marketing professional Cynthia McFarlane and real estate and business development consultant Aleksandra Baucal Karavias—recently launched a site and services for South Florida

Feeding South Florida hosts Thanksgiving distributions throughout South Florida

As the leading hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, Feeding South Florida is stepping up its mission to help families experiencing food insecurity this Thanksgiving. The second-largest food bank in the country will distribute turkey, protein, fresh produce, dairy and shelf-stable items on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last at the following locations. Nov. 21, 8-11

Ultimate South Florida Thanksgiving Guide

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa Have Thanksgiving dinner overlooking a private white sand beach. Guests can choose between a traditional turkey dinner or switch it up with a Thankful brunch from at 3800 Ocean. Brunch highlights: Poached eggs benedict, Beef tenderloin medallion with fried eggs and Cinnamon apple and brioche french toast. Dinner highlights: Roast turkey

Business As Unusual: Albizu University

Lifestyle continues to reach out to businesspeople all over South Florida to ask questions about the impact COVID-19 has had on their businesses—and what the future holds. Today, we check in Tilokie Depoo, chancellor of the Miami campus of Albizu University. Business backstory: Founded 55 years ago, Albizu University is a private, nonprofit organization with

Ways to give back this Thanksgiving

Now through Nov. 23, Feeding South Florida invites the community to participate in Adopt-A-Family. For $25, the domestic hunger-relief organization provides a Thanksgiving meal box to a family of four with one turkey, fresh produce, traditional sides, gravy mix, and dessert mix. Click here to donate. With the pandemic still disrupting lives, Boca Helping Hands