The Admiral’s Cove Cares Charitable Foundation (ACCCF) recently hosted a tea to distribute nearly $400,000 in grants to 32 local charities. Recipients included the Loggerhead Marine Life Center.  Deborah Jaffee attended the event to accept the grant award.

Deborah Jaffe (center) accepts a grant from the Admiral’s Cove Cares Foundation.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is committed to the conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through public education, research and rehabilitation with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.  The center features an on-site campus hospital, learning exhibits and aquariums.  Located on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, in Juno Beach, they are open daily and host over 200,000 visitors each year.  The ACCF grant would fund an Invasive Species tank in the education hall which will highlight invasive marine animals now found on Florida’s reef system.

The Foundation raises funds every two years with a Charity Weekend extravaganza.  The 2011 Charity Weekend was chaired by Admiral’s Cove residents and Foundation board members Beth Beson and Dale Abrahams.  More than 615 residents and their families enjoyed an array of exciting weekend-long events, including a walk, golf tournament, tennis round robins, croquet tournament, children’s events, a casino night with a Texas hold’em, boat tour and closing barbeque.

In 2005 and 2007, the Foundation’s Charity Weekend raised a combined total of more than $730,000, which it awarded to charities in Jupiter, Palm Beach County and within the state of Florida. In 2009, Admiral’s Cove Cares Charitable Foundation raised $350,000 from its biennial Charity Weekend. Grants were distributed among the 23 benefiting organizations and charities

The Admiral’s Cove Cares Charitable Foundation, established in 2004, is a non-profit organization committed to the philosophy of giving back to the community. The Foundation is dedicated to providing aid to worthy civic, cultural, education, social and health-related non-profit institutions within Palm Beach County. For more information about The Admiral’s Cover Cares Charity Foundation, please contact The Club at Admiral’s Cove (561) 744-1700.