Category: Philanthropy

Generosity On, Off Campus Fuels Florida Tech Emergency Relief Fund Aided by Salary Reductions

Aided by significant voluntary salary reductions from senior university leadership initiated by Florida Tech President Dwayne McCay and generous donations from members of the Board of Trustees, the Florida Tech Emergency Relief Fund established in the midst of the coronavirus crisis will provide financial assistance to individuals and families affected by the challenging business climate created by the pandemic. […]

Ways You Can Help Brevard Zoo Weather the COVID-19 Storm and Preserve the Efforts of the Past 26 Years

If you’re a longtime Brevard County resident, you’ll recall that the Zoo was built from virtually nothing. In the 1980s, a group of local leaders banded together around the vision of a world-class zoological park on Florida’s Space Coast, ultimately recruiting more than 16,000 community volunteers to build the Zoo. […]

VIDEO: Cocoa Police Officers and Employees Thank Teen for Above and Beyond Act of Kindness

A young lady’s kind gesture for police officers and employees made a big impact this week.  On Monday, 18-year-old Annie Mitchell delivered a poster-sized invitation with her photo on it, offering to treat everyone at the police department to lunch at the 5-Points Café, located around the corner from the Cocoa Police Department. […]

Space Coast Daily TGIF Show July 3rd Edition: Carroll Distributing, Rising Tide, and Space Coast Symphony Orchestra

This week’s Space Coast Daily TGIF Show features note-worthy weekend beverage options for your July 4th weekend from Carroll Distributing’s Ron Chabot, plus Rising Tide Tap & Table and an update by Aaron Collins from the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. […]

Florida Tech’s weVENTURE Awarded $420,000 to Expand Support for Pandemic-Affected Businesses

weVENTURE, the Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech’s Bisk College of Business, has been awarded $420,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration under the federal CARES Act to expand its services assisting small businesses in Brevard, Indian River, and St. Lucie counties in responding to and recovering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

MEMORIAL DAY SPOTLIGHT: Brevard Veterans Memorial Center Features Dedicated Army of Volunteers

The army of Brevard Veterans Memorial Center volunteers have grown to almost 100 individuals who work at the museum, library, store, vet support activities and management and maintenance of the Center and the adjoining 82-acre Veterans Memorial Park. […]

Crosswinds’ Children’s Shelter Receives Great Generosity From Local Contractors

Crosswinds’ Youth Shelter has received a new roof for their important facility in Cocoa, from two caring and generous Brevard county companies. Crosswinds’ has provided a temporary home and loving, heartfelt care for thousands of children in Brevard County or decades. […]

WATCH: Don’t Miss Today’s Exciting Space Coast Daily TV Programming Featuring Important Brevard County Topics

Don’t miss today’s exciting programming live from the Mike Erdman Cadillac Space Coast Daily TV studios on Merritt Island that will feature Brevard County leaders discussing a variety of issues that affect your life here on Florida’s Space Coast. The Space Coast Daily–Friday Night Locker Room Mike Erdman Cadillac Studios are located at 110 S. Plumosa Street in Merritt Island, Florida. […]

Space Coast Area McDonald’s Owners Help Feed Brevard County Frontline Medical Workers

Space Coast McDonald’s owner-operator Samuel Houston has restaurants throughout Melbourne and Palm Bay, and as part of his contribution to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, he and his crew have been feeding the emergency room and operating room staff at the Holmes Regional Medical Center every Wednesday for two shifts, and will continue until the end of the health crisis. […]

Erin Harvey of Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida Devotes Her Time to Supporting Brevard Families

Nowhere in Erin Harvey’s job description is picking up day-old sandwiches at WaWa to feed hungry children, or sourcing peanut butter. As Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s Development Officer for Brevard County, Harvey typically spends her days raising funds to support Club operations, and planning donor stewardship outreach and events. […]

WATCH NOW! Great Brevard Duck Race Goes Virtual on Space Coast Daily TV

Due to the recent COVID-19 restriction on public gatherings Crosswind Youth Services will hold an exciting virtual rendition of their 22nd Annual Great Brevard Duck Race on Saturday, March 28, as viewers can watch an animated version of the race Live on starting at 3:30 p.m. […]