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Philanthropy Notes: Pashmina sales helping local nonprofits

At Evelyn & Arthur, when you buy a pashmina, you support a cancer patient, a child managing autism or a woman overcoming heart disease. In the past, the boutiques gave pashminas to nonprofits as gifts; but now, for more efficiency, they sell them, donating the price of the proceeds back to a charitable organization.
    When an organization wants to encourage sales with an in-store event, Evelyn & Arthur offers a particular hue of pashmina for a week or month, giving the organization’s supporters a chance to buy and share. The pashminas cost $28 and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the charity.
    In February, red pashmina sales support the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women heart health awareness campaign. In March, orange pashmina sales support the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. In April, blue pashmina sales support autism support and work, and in May, orange pashmina sales support The Great Give, an online giving campaign through the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
    For more information, call 572-0900 or visit The coastal South County Evelyn & Arthur is at 277 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan.

3 new board members join FAU Foundation
The Florida Atlantic University Foundation’s board of directors welcomes Marny Glasser, Michael Miller and Bernard Paul-Hus, a trio that Chairwoman Patricia McKay described as having broad experience and insights that will benefit the school community as a whole.
    “I look forward to working with them,” McKay said.
    Glasser chairs the College of Arts and Letters advisory board and established the Harold L. Glasser Collection at the Wimberly Library. Miller is president and CEO of the IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union, which serves FAU’s financial needs with 16 branches. Paul-Hus is president and CEO of Hypower Electrical & Utility Contractor.
    Their combined goal will be to spearhead fundraising efforts and manage the foundation’s assets.
    In other FAU news, the Jerry and Devon Love Endowed Commercial Music Scholarship has been established by Fara Love to create scholarships for students in the school’s commercial music program.
    Fara Love set up the fund in honor of her late husband and daughter. Jerry Love played an important role in building the commercial music program, which is part of the College of Arts and Letters.
    “Jerry Love was my business partner and good friend for many years,” program director Michael Zager said. “Devon … was very artistic and had a great love of music and the record business. While losing a daughter and then a husband in two years is difficult, their legacy will live forever because of Fara’s generosity.”
Spady Museum receives $10,000 grant from NEA
    National Endowment for the Arts Chairwoman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for 2017, and included in it is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum.
    The funds will be used for the Spady Living Heritage Festival, set for Feb. 18 in Delray Beach.
“The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as the Spady Museum, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” Chu said. “Whether in a theater, a town square, a museum or a hospital, the arts are everywhere and make our lives richer.”

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