Investing In The Future
The Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program provides hope and help to neighbors in need.
Dale Jacobs of Grand Harbor, along with a number of Grand Harbor volunteers, presents a grant award to Richard Notargiacomo of Habitat for Humanity. The event celebrates the funding of Grand Harbor’s 13th house.
Susanne and Doug Sweeny, Bill Hamlin and Charlene Friedman were strangers when they moved to Grand Harbor. That changed once they became involved with Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program, working together on fundraising events and eventually joining the board of directors.
Today they frequently gather around a table to discuss ways to further funding efforts of the nonprofit organization founded in 2001. Susanne is president; Doug is vice president, philanthropy; Bill is immediate past president; Charlene heads up the annual fund. Along with over 100 other volunteers, they contribute their knowledge, skills and energies to a member-driven organization engaged in addressing unmet needs in the areas of health, education and human services throughout Indian River County.
“The majority of people who live at Grand Harbor are from someplace else, and like us, began helping others when they were young, following examples set by our parents and role models,” says Doug. “You really don’t know the needs that are out there until you get involved with Outreach. We bring together the caring nature and collective generosity of the Grand Harbor community.”