Since its inception in 2001, Quail Valley Charities has dedicated their funding to selected non-profit organizations and programs in Indian River County, which focuses solely on children and their education. The first year witnessed the creation of the Charity Cup, a two-day golf tournament, which raised a total of $120,000 – all of which was donated to 12 specifically chosen programs by the QVC Committee. Since then, more than $6,000,000 has been contributed to local nonprofits.
VNA Co-founder Ann Marie McCrystal and Vice President of VNA & Hospice Foundation, Kerry Bartlett, attended the annual breakfast where the grants were distributed to the nonprofit partners. VNA Hospice of Indian River County’s application to support its new overnight Camp Chrysalis was fully funded! As Wanda Lincoln, Chair of the Quail Valley Charities Executive Committee, always says …, “It’s the best day ever!”
Planning for this unique therapeutic camp serving children who have experienced the loss of a loved one such as a parent, sibling or grandparent scheduled for June 2 and 3 at Historic Dodgertown, is well underway. VNA Hospice will also offer a day camp in the fall.
In the photo with Ann Marie and Kerry is Karen Schievelbein, Quail Valley Charities Executive Committee member and VNA and Hospice Foundation Board member.