Charity Foundation

The Frenchman’s Creek Charity Foundation is dedicated to rendering financial and in-kind support to civic and not-for-profit organizations whose purposes are to provide civic and cultural programs, community and social services, and educational programs designed to assist, encourage, and promote the well-being of the residents and their communities.

Designated Recipients for 2017

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Recreation Department
(Learn to Swim Program)
Jupiter Medical Center
(Pediatric Kaleidoscope "Breathing Tubes")

Fire Department
(Inflatable Boats)
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
(Junior Naturalist Program)

Police Department
(Camera for Patrol Cars/License Plate Reader)    
Connor Moran Children's Cancer Foundation
(Aid to Families with Children Who Have Cancer)

Alzheimer's Community Care
(Funding to Relieve Family Caregivers)
El Sol
(English Language Program)

Pathways to Independence
(Individual Wheelchair Evaluations)
Furry Friends
(Supplying Service Dogs for Veterans)
Educational Support Group Allamanda School
(Art/Music Teacher for Special Needs Students; Sponsor 5th Grade Safety Patrol Trip to Washington D.C)

Palm Beach Gardens High School
(Learning for the Disabled, Field trips and Computer Carts)




Town of Juno Beach Police Department
(Cameras for Patrol Cars/License Plate Readers)
(Children and Adults that are severely disabled and non-communicative; a van to help with transportation with accessories)

Loggerhead Marine Life
(English Language Program)
Jerome Golden Center
(Children and Adults that are severely disabled and non-communicative; a van to help with transportation with accessories)

School of the Learning Center (Renaissance Center) Ernie Els Autism School of Learning
(Art and music program)

Epilepsy Foundation
(Summer camp for 20 children)

  • Men's Health Charity
    • Cardiac Catheterization at Jupiter Medical Center

      Addressing a Community Healthcare Priority

      In order to expand the high quality clinical care to patients at Jupiter Medical Center with various degrees of cardiac and vascular disease, the Medical Center intends to integrate the medical cardiology services already offered at JMC with the creation of a new interventional cardiovascular program.

      The development of a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is central to the plan.

      With the addition of a diagnostic cardiac catheterization laboratory, Jupiter Medical Center will be able to provide interventional cardiology, specifically stenting and angioplasty. This in turn will position the Medical Center to move into open heart surgery, electrophysiology studies and cardiac ablation, and interventional neuro-radiology.

      The new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory will require 12,800 square feet in total. A new, 2 story, 5200 square foot structure will be constructed in the current garden courtyard. An adjacent, existing 3800 square feet will be fully renovated with minor cosmetic work in the remaining public corridors. A second room will be relocated from Radiology and upgraded to accommodate the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

      The expansion and enhancement of cardiovascular services was identified as a high priority by the Board of Trustees. The strategic imperatives for developing a catheterization laboratory are:

      Jupiter Medical Center currently captures 37% of the cardiovascular services market from its primary service area, but the demand is higher.
      501 patients were transferred from Jupiter Medical Center in 2007 and 471 in 2008 for cardiac catheterization elsewhere.
      Cardiologists’ have voiced support for this program based upon Jupiter Medical Center’s reputation for quality of care and strong community support.
      In fact, the community repeatedly requests cardiac interventional care to be provided at Jupiter Medical Center.

      In tandem with infrastructure planning for the new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, interventional cardiologists and radiologists are moving forward with credentialing, clinical policy and procedure. Jupiter Medical Center physicians are also in advising on the design and equipment requirements.

      Further, as cardiovascular services grow into stenting and angioplasty, additional inpatient volume is anticipated which will require the addition of ICU beds to accommodate this increased inpatient volume. Specifically, to open the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory will require five (5) additional ICU beds. To create and equip these five ICU rooms will cost an additional $5 million, and reflects both construction and equipment cost.

      Frenchman's Creek is in full support of such a worthy cause, raising $150,000 in support of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory shows how generous our community is and we look forward to a continued relationship with Jupiter Medical Center.

  • Ladies Health Charity
    • Frenchman's Creek Women For Cancer Research - raising funds to find cures for cancers that affect women

      Cara_MacVane, a member of the Treasure Coast community. This story is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with this site.

      Originally published 02:27 p.m., January 29, 2010 Updated 03:02 p.m., January 29, 2010


      More than 200 women attended Frenchman's Creek Women For Cancer Research (WFCR) annual fundraising luncheon recently to help find cures for women's cancers. This event celebrated the organization's ongoing partnership with Scripps Research Institute/Scripps Florida. Before the luncheon, the ladies competed in a golf tournament which completed a host of fundraising events. Anne Stanfield and Helene Shuter served as co-chair persons of this highly-successful event along with their hardworking committee.

      "It is with the deepest gratitude that we thank WFCR for undertaking the challenge of conquering cancer through research,... and so graciously having chosen to do so by supporting the innovative cancer research underway at Scripps Florida," said Barbara Suflas Noble, Director of External Affairs at Scripps Florida.

      One hundred percent of the WFCR philanthropic contributions are being put to work in the laboratory directly supporting two Frenchman's Creek Women for Cancer Research Fellows in Cancer Biology at Scripps Florida. They are working with Professor Howard Petrie, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Kendall Nettles, Ph.D., and have made significant inroads in advancing breakthrough research in the role of the immune system in cancer and the impact of steroid hormones; and the contribution of Notch 3, a key regulatory protein and known cause of cancer, to the development or progression of cancer.

      "On behalf of all of us in the Department of Cancer Biology and The Scripps Research Institute, we are so grateful for WFCR generosity and thoughtfulness in sustaining the WFCR Postdoctoral Fellows at Scripps Florida," said John L. Cleveland, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cancer Biology. "WFCR has forged a partnership with the Institute in making way for not only the critically important work in cancer biology to move forward without encumbered nuances, but also supporting and engaging the next-generation of young scientists and physicians."

      Other committee co-chairs for the WFCR included:

      Gale Salz, Mikki Rocker, Flo Goodman, Barbara Hanig, Sue Guthmann, Judy Petricoff, Ruth Stavisky, Irma Blauner, Lila Silver, Carol Corwin, Syd Shaw, Sandi Lamm, Ruth Peckman, Barbara First, Adele Shamban, Laurie Comiteau, Gail Halpern, Kathy Azeez, Bobbi Sobel, Doris Ackerman, Joy Hecht, Mickey Berman, Debbie Butler, Shirley Goldberg and Denise Siegel.

      About the Scripps Research Institute

      The Scripps Research Institute is one of the world's largest independent, non-profit biomedical research organizations, at the forefront of basic biomedical science that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Scripps Research is internationally recognized for its discoveries in immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases, and synthetic vaccine development. Established in its current configuration in 1961, it employs approximately 3,000 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, scientific and other technicians, doctoral degree graduate students, and administrative and technical support personnel. Scripps Florida, the Institute's first campus outside of La Jolla, Calif., was founded in 2004 and is a state-of-the-art facility focusing on basic biomedical and energy research, drug discovery, and science education.