The primary purpose of the Building The Future Foundation is to strengthen educational institutions and organizations located in the world’s most socio-economically vulnerable locations, with a focus on Colombia and Miami. “We believe that education will allow for less poverty and better lives for these children and their families as well,” says Co-Founder Cheryl Plotkin Lopez. “There have been many students that our foundation has helped achieve not only a traditional education, but a higher education as well, that allows them to become lawyers, engineers and other professions.” The Foundation is well-known for its spectacular fundraisers in support of building libraries, renovating sports fields for schools, beach clean-ups, enhancing school facilities and more. They once made it possible for two students from a rural town in Colombia to visit the U.S. as exchange students to learn English for a whole year. “These children had never stepped foot in another country before, specifically in a country where so many opportunities are present,” she says. “Growing up, my mom always volunteered in organizations, and this stuck with me since I would accompany her to social events as a volunteer. I’ve taught my children and those around me to give back to others and to their community.”; BuildingTheFutureFoundation.org.
Grand Banks yachts are iconic due to classic looks, practical design and the ability to go as far as the owner cares to venture. The new GB 54 does all that, while managing to sneak in a few high-tech improvements.
Key Biscayners rarely miss an opportunity to get in some quality family time in and around town, and this season was no exception. Bon voyage, autumn. Hello, holidays!