donation

Firefighters cheer arrival of new lifesaving tools

Firefighters cheer arrival of new lifesaving tools

Patrons of Firehouse Subs are often asked, “Do you want to round up to support local first responders?” Every time someone opts to round up the tab, the extra change goes to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, as does a portion of every sale made at the restaurant franchise. Read the full article in […]

Jubilee land lawsuit may snag gift to county

Jubilee land lawsuit may snag gift to county

Conflict over the ownership of the 2,718-acre parcel known as Jubilee in north Santa Rosa could stall or even stop the planned donation of the property to the county. Atlanta area investor Ron Reeser, who once led the original development group that in 2007 planned to build thousands of houses and a golf course on […]

Pen Air gives UWF million dollars for field

Pen Air gives UWF million dollars for field

What’s the name of a field worth? Apparently a million dollars. Pen Air Federal Credit Union took its partnership with the University of West Florida to another level Wednesday morning with a $1 million gift to the Pensacola school. In doing so, the artificial turf field, which is expected to one day be the site […]

Navarre ROTC unit makes a difference

Navarre ROTC unit makes a difference

The Navarre High School Junior ROTC made a major donation to the Relay for Life committee April 27, handing a check over for $10,000 that will help in the fight against cancer. Kelly Fijalkowski, the event coordinator for Relay for Life, and Diane Maldonado, the senior market manager for the American Cancer Society, accepted the […]

UWF receives historic $5 million gift

UWF receives historic $5 million gift

The University of West Florida received the largest gift from a living donor in its history on Jan. 19. Longtime supporter Harold E. ‘Hal’ Marcus allocated $5 million to the College of Science and Engineering. The college will be named the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering in his honor, marking it the university’s […]

Snowbirds make pillow cases for a good cause

Snowbirds make pillow cases for a good cause

Irene Gillis, Brenda Rister and Cindy Stillwell had no plans to spend part of their winter vacation doing work on sewing machines. But the work was for a good cause as the three ladies, who are spending their winter at the Santa Rosa RV Resort in Navarre, made 26 pillow cases that will be donated […]

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded $25,000

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded $25,000

At the Sept. 10 Santa Rosa School Board meeting, AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs Ray Walker presented Santa Rosa Education Foundation with a $25,000 contribution to support a Career Ops program for 9 -12 grade students in Santa Rosa County public schools.  This donation will allow the school district to provide selected students with experiences in various local […]

Donation a morale booster for Raider Band

Donation a morale booster for Raider Band

The Navarre High School Raider Band had plenty to celebrate last week when Dr. Joel Rudman, of Holley Navarre Medical Clinic, donated $10,000 toward new uniforms. Band Director Dean Barrow said the current uniforms – which are nine years old – have seen better days, and he and his students kicked off a fundraiser to purchase […]

Daughter’s legacy continues through turtle center

Daughter’s legacy continues through turtle center

Growing up on Cape Cod, it was no surprise that Shanna Litterst loved the ocean – as well as its inhabitants. In 2007, the 21-year-old biology major was interning at a fish hatchery on the Cape – her ultimate goal was to become a marine biologist. But six weeks before she graduated college, Shanna was […]

City ready to accept Studer land donation

City ready to accept Studer land donation

The City of Gulf Breeze is about to accept about an acre of land adjacent to Pensacola Bay, Pensacola Beach Road and Soundview Trail that may have the potential to be used to improve stormwater quality before it enters the bay. Quint and Rishy Studer are offering to donate the land to the city. City Attorney Matt Dannheiser noted at the […]

Christmas in January for HNMS

Christmas in January for HNMS

A local company’s generosity will allow students at Holley-Navarre Middle School to stay up-to-date with the most current technology software and programs. Employees from Advanced Enterprises Inc. (AEI) went to HNMS Friday and delivered 145 computer systems, so the school can now install the Windows 7 update, which it was unable to do on its […]