Friday, January 28, 2022

Woman’s philanthropy awards $46,506 to improve communityFree Access

ABOVE: Carol Joyner will use her grant to put on the second “Night to Shine” event for people with disabilities.

ABOVE: Carol Joyner will use her grant to put on the second “Night to Shine” event for people with disabilities.

A new splash pad where children will frolic in dancing waters, solar panels to educate high school students about sustainable energy, a special evening for the disabled, a performance floor for thespians and complete, up-to-date uniform patches for the JROTC cadets, previously just ideas, will become realities, thanks to the generosity of Gulf Breeze Will Do members.

On Sunday, Nov. 5, members gathered at St. Ann Catholic Church’s Nickelsen Hall to hear presentation from eight grant finalists. Members cast their ballots and the winners were announced.

ABOVE MIDDLE: Students from Gulf Breeze High School will use their grant to install solar panels at the school as part of an educational process.

ABOVE MIDDLE: Students from Gulf Breeze High School will use their grant to install solar panels at the school as part of an educational process.

President Wei Ueberschaer congratulated all the winners and urged those whose projects were not winners to keep applying.

Gulf Breeze Will Do was formed in 2015 and relies solely on its membership dues to fund grants that benefit projects in the “greater Gulf Breeze” areas in zip codes 32561 and 32563. Those areas include Pensacola Beach and Tiger Point.

So far, membership dues have funded 31 grants totaling $200,000. Each grant is worth up to $10,000.

ABOVE: Gulf Breeze Director of Parks and Recreation Ron Pulley won a grant to install a splash pad near the Gulf Breeze Community Center.

ABOVE: Gulf Breeze Director of Parks and Recreation Ron Pulley won a grant to install a splash pad near the Gulf Breeze Community Center.

A membership drive is under way for 2018 and forms can be accessed at gulfbreezewilldo.org.

Several membership socials are planned, with the next one on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at LaBrisa Restaurant.

Members and potential new members, as well as anyone curious about the mission of Gulf Breeze Will Do, is welcome to attend.

RIGHT: Jenny Rushing won a grant to purchase a portable dance floor for the Gulf Breeze High School Drama Department.

RIGHT: Jenny Rushing won a grant to purchase a portable dance floor for the Gulf Breeze High School Drama Department.

LEFT: Gulf Breeze Will Do President Wei Ueberschaer announced a surprise fifth grant, using additional funding, to help Lt. Col. David Landfair, director of Gulf Breeze High’s AFJROTC, upgrade cadet uniform patches.

LEFT: Gulf Breeze Will Do President Wei Ueberschaer announced a surprise fifth grant, using additional funding, to help Lt. Col. David Landfair, director of Gulf Breeze High’s AFJROTC, upgrade cadet uniform patches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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