“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

Albert Einstein

“Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special.”

George R. Bach

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi   

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

“Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service.”

Mother Teresa

“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

Maya Angelou

Community leaders breathing new life into heart of Gifford


To many on the outside Gifford is a high-crime, high-poverty African-American community between the cities of Vero Beach and Sebastian. To many on the inside, it is a steadfast community… aware of its problems but tenaciously

Achievement gap in schools getting worse

The achievement gap between black and white students in the Indian River County School District is getting worse, not better, according to 2016-17 Florida Standards Assessment data released by the district.

Marine Bank & Trust continues its support of Leadership Indian River County’s Minority Scholarship Program

Marine Bank President and CEO Bill Penney with Indian River County Minority Scholarship Recipient Jonnie Mae Perry of..