As we navigate the new mechanics of charitable giving, three things remain the same. How do we get a group of like-minded people together, discuss common concerns and seek the resources to take action? In this month’s issue, we hear from nonprofit leaders who helped shift in direction as the world closed down, but the need for help was still there.
When people could no longer gather for fundraising events, Rachel Docekal’s long career helping nonprofit organizations led her to come up with innovative ideas that let groups continue their fundraisers, pivoting to a virtual environment. We profile Docekal and her Lyrae Group in this month’s cover story. Next, we meet the mother-daughter duo Julie and Lillian Khanna. After overcoming many obstacles as a young woman, Julie Khanna completed her college degree with young Lillian at her side. Today, they are helping others through their work with the Community Partners of South Florida, a nonprofit that supports children and families facing social, emotional and financial adversity. We also visit with Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta of Danny & Ron’s Rescue, which has found loving homes for thousands of dogs in need. When the pandemic hit, they sprang into action to help feed hungry animals, supporting several local nonprofits, such as Feed the Hungry Pantry and Meals on Wheels.
Also this issue, we chat with show jumper Catherine Tyree, whose early success as a junior rider and young athlete led to big milestones, such as representing the United States show jumping team at just 23 years old. Now 27, she is focused on the business end of the industry, running her own competitive show barn here in Wellington. Our Wellington Heath profile this month is on plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Wisnicki, who combines art and science to provide natural-looking results for his patients.
Wellington Table’s Signature Dish series continues this month with a visit to Raja Indian Cuisine to sample the tender and flavorful rack of lamb. Wellington Real Estate visits a world-class equestrian facility located in Saddle Trail Park presented by the Andrew Burr Group. Finally, our Celebrate Wellington series highlights the amazing work of the Wellington Garden Club. The club has been working hard to help keep our village beautiful since 1981.
As we begin to wrap up the slightly extended equestrian season here in Wellington, we send our well wishes and congratulations to all who will be traveling to the Olympics this summer in Tokyo. We also would like to congratulate Scone for capturing the prestigious CaptiveOne U.S. Open Polo Championship at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. The team of Adolfo and Poroto Cambiaso, Peke Gonzalez and David Paradice did not disappoint in a hard-fought battle down to the final chukker against Park Place. Watch for a fun interview with the father-son duo Adolfo and Poroto Cambiaso in an upcoming issue.
Many thanks to our loyal advertisers in the community, along with our sales team, editorial partners and photographers, who once again did an outstanding job for us this season. Stay well and stay cool, as summer is fast approaching!
Message From The Publisher
Creative Nonprofit Leaders Help
Local Organizations Shift Direction
Joshua I. Manning
senior graphic designer
M. Dennis Taylor
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