Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program  |  P.O. Box 644017  |  Vero Beach FL  32964



is an all-volunteer organization operating as a 501 (C) (3) non-profit charity,

founded in 2001. Through a direct appeal to Grand Harbor members and residents,

solicitation of corporate sponsorships and hosting several major events, we raise funds which


Providing hope & help to our neighbors in need so they can lift themselves out of poverty

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are distributed to local charities. Nearly 400 donors and volunteers support the activities of GHCOP. We have an active board that oversees all our activities and we are always looking for additional volunteers and board members.  GHCOP raised nearly $500,000 in the 2017-2018 season  and since our founding, has raised over $4.0 million.  We have no paid employees and 100% of each donor’s contribution goes to support a local charity.


Our Philanthropy Committee is made up of over 32 volunteers who review all grant requests from grantees and who arrange visits with management of each applicant.  Financial Analysts support this review with a detailed financial analysis of each application.  All of our grants are made to 501 (C) 3 charities providing needed services in Indian River County. During the last season, the GHCOP Board approved 34 grants totaling $410,150 and our Evening of Giving program in November generated $28,000 for gifts to 14 local charities.  The county has 5 designated pockets of poverty and we focus, though not exclusively, on the Gifford community.


Invitations to apply for a grant are sent out in early September, with grant applications due back by mid October.  Our site teams meet with each applicant from early December to mid February and our Board meets in early March to decide on all grant recommendations from the Philanthropy Committee.  Grant Agreements and checks are typically given to the approved agencies in late March and early April.


The Philanthropy Committee provides volunteers an opportunity to meet and work with other Grand Harbor members and to be a part of a team that recommends grants to help address the needs of at-risk residents in the county.




We welcome volunteers to work on the Philanthropy Committee, support one of our fun events, provide specific skills as a Board member and join our list of  committed donors.  Donations can be made on line by clicking How To Give  (see below) by using your credit card or by check to Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program, Inc., P.O. Box 644017, Vero Beach, FL 32964 or with a tax free contribution of securities (call our Treasurer, Ed Churney, for details , 908-770-6077).



Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program, INC. is a 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit Organization, Federal Tax ID#51-0418002. A copy of the Official Registration and Financial Information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the State of Florida (800) 435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State of Florida. GHCOP Registration # CH15327.

Mission Statement:


The mission of our Outreach Program is to address the unmet needs of at-risk residents in Indian River County through programs that provide hope and help to our neighbors in need so they can lift themselves out of poverty.

Summary of Articles - Sharings (May, 2018 & 2 previous) - Veteran's Council Award - GHCOP reaches $4M in giving - Child Advocate Award to GHCOP - GHCOP honored on Nat'l Philanthropy Day - $12K grant to GYO

GHCOP is a member of the Indian River County Funders Forum. This is an informal association of similar organizations dedicated to maximizing our impact in the community.

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The Philanthropy Committee has the responsibility to conduct a review of all grant applications including a financial review and conduct an on-site meeting with agency management. The committee then recommends a level of funding for Board consideration. The approved grants support programs in Indian River County that address needs of our at-risk residents.


The committee is headed by Liz Crowther, VP of Philanthropy and Co-Chaired by Kathy Tonkel.

The Philanthropy Committee consists of about 32 site volunteers organized into four teams with a captain. Four financial analysts also review all the financial information required in the application. Last season the committee approved grants to 34 non-profit agencies serving residents in IRC (For details click on "GRANTS" above). Below are examples of grants, one in each of the five major catagories :

Programs that teach the essentials of being self sufficient.

$61,500 (15%)

The  support of those in need of special assistance.


$61,000 (15%)

The promotion or family values and the family structure.

$57,000 (14%)

Supporting the basic needs of individuals - food, shelter & clothing.

$128,000 (31%)

Programs that improve social, emotional and academic skills of youth.

$101,5000 (25%)



Annual Fund

The Annual Fund Campaign is the major source of funds for the Outreach effort each season.  Every October we mail a solicitation letter to the residents of Grand Harbor.  Last season 2017 - 2018 we raised a record $332,047.


We hold four fundraising events each season: The Evening of Giving, Gala Dinner & Live Auction, Bridge and Majhong Luncheon,  and our Golf Classic.  For details please see below.

Corporate Sponsors

Each season we have a number of generous sponsors from various local businesses.  These funds cover all of our administrative and event expenses, so that 100% of our members’ contributions go directly to area non-profit programs. Please see page on "SPONSORS" for details.


-Winston Churchill


Highlights from 2017-18 Season

Evening of Giving

Dinner & Live Auction

Annual Luncheon

Charity Golf Classic

Celebrate Outreach

The Evening of Giving will be held on

November 8, 2018

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The Gala Dinner & Live Auction was held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Grand Harbor Clubhouse.

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The Annual Bridge and Mahjong Luncheon was held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Oak Harbor Clubhouse.

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The Annual Golf Classic was held on Monday, April 9, 2018 on the  Harbor Course.

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Outrageous Olympics was held on Friday, April 6, 2018 on the Clubhouse lawn overlooking the golf course.

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2018 - 2019 Season Upcoming Events

November 8, 2018

February 6, 2019

February 11, 2019

April 1, 2019

April 5, 2019

April 8, 2019

May 3, 2019 

Evening of Giving at Grand Harbor Clubhouse

Gala Dinner and Live Auction at Grand Harbor Clubhouse

Bridge and Mahjong Luncheon at Grand Harbor Clubhouse

Philanthropy Agency Award Breakfast at Grand Harbor Clubhouse

Volunteer Appreciation Event at Grand Harbor Clubhouse

Golf Classic  at Grand Harbor Golf Courses

Major Donor and Corporate Sponsor Recognition at Grand Harbor Clubhouse




Grand Harbor Community Outreach

2017  -  2018 Corporate Sponsors

Depicted below are this year's Corporate Sponsors by category. Contact information is provided as well as direct access to the sponsor's website for those with a light blue background.


Stacey Clawson 772‐559‐7984 &

Diane DeFrancisci 772‐538‐1614

2901 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach,

Florida, 32963,

Click to visit Diane & Stacey's Grand Harbor's website


Alan P. Romano, President, 100 Vista Royale Blvd Vero Beach, Florida 32962,

Tel: 772‐567‐0808,

Click to visit AR Choice Management Inc. website

Tom Hall, President , 7080 57th Street

Vero Beach, Fl., 32967, Tel: 772‐567‐3885

Sandy Hall, President, 5145 U.S. Hwy1

Vero Beach, Fl., 32967, Tel: 772‐562‐2280

Terry McGuire


Brett Hall, VP, 5145 U.S. Hwy #1

Vero Beach, Fl, 32967, Tel: 772‐778‐4577


Danny Colontrelle, General Manager

1936 Commerce Ave., Vero Beach, Fl. 32960, 772-562-2103

825 US#1, Sebastian, Fl. 32958, 772-589-9899



Yolanda Sheppard, Celebrity Cruises

Tel: 786-925-6880, E-Mail:

Dee Bannon, Frosch

Tel: 772-913-1669, E-Mail:

William King, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch,

660 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach, Fl., 32963

772-231-9037: e-mail:

Click to visit The King Group website

Attorney John E. Moore

3240 Cardinal Dr., Suite 200

Vero Beach, Fl. 32963

Tel: 772-234-8344, E-Mail:

Peter B. Lake, Chairman

Christopher H. Lake, President

300 Northpointe Circle

Seven Fields , PA 16046


6210 N. Highway A1A

The Village Shops

Vero Beach, FL



Simeon Spagnulo, President

670 8th Court, Vero Beach, Fl. 32962


Click to visit ABCO website

Tim Jobe

4340 U.S. Highway 1, Vero Beach,

Florida 32967, 772‐569‐5457

Amy Selby

5115 Indian River Boulevard

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

 Amy - 722-978-9292,

Robby Vaccaro, General Manager

722 3rd Place, Vero Beach,

FL 32962, 772‐567-7461, robbie@hbsglass

Joe Mossali, General Manager

2800 U.S. Highway 1, Vero Beach,

Florida 32960, 772‐794‐7215,

Comprehensive Dental Care for all Ages Geoge G. Collins III DMD, PA 1575 Indian River Blvd., Suite C140 Vero Beach Fl., 32967 772-770-3246

Anthony P. Guettler, LLM

Andrea Smith, Marketing Director

979 Beachland Boulevard, Vero Beach, Fl. 32963


Kelly Williams‐Puccio, Executive Director

Publix Super Markets Charities

P.O. Box 407, Lakeland, Florida 33802‐0407


Ali A. Qizilbash, P.E., President

P.O. Box 781686

Sebastian, Fl. 32978