Sheriff Wayne Ivey Focuses Energy, Leadership, Vision For Brevard Nonprofits
By Maria Sonnenberg // October 17, 2015
embodiment of 21ST CENTURY LAWMAN
ABOVE VIDEO: The question is never which organization Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey backs, because he backs them all, focusing his leadership and vision to generate success, and not just financial support, for Brevard nonprofits.
Attend a charitable event in Brevard County and you stand a great chance of meeting Sheriff Wayne Ivey, who must be able to clone himself to be at so many different places to emcee a fundraiser or serve as an auctioneer.
The question is never which organization Ivey backs, because he backs them all, focusing his leadership and vision to generate success, and not just financial support, for Brevard nonprofits.
The list of nonprofits and fundraising events to help nonprofits includes the United Way of Brevard, Moments to Remember, Dancing with the Space Coast, Grape Escape, Honor Flight, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Heart Foundation, Candlelighters, Cattle Baron’s Ball, Children’s Advocacy Center, Aging Matters, Boys & Girls Club, Handlebars for the Holidays, Police Athletic league, Brevard Humane Society, Take Stock in Children, Big Brother Big Sisters, AMI Kids, Serene Harbor, Women’s Center, Prevent, Children’s Hunger Project, Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts, Links of Hope, Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Brevard Library Foundation, Cocoa Rotary, Brevard County Public Safety Charity, Pet Posse and Reserve Work Force.
Sheriff Ivey currently serves on the board of the American Cancer Society, AMI Kids, Eastern Florida State College Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs, Circles of Care, CrimeLine, Crosswinds Youth Services, Sheriff’s Police Athletic League, United Way of Brevard and the YMCA of Titusville, and is also honorary board member for Promise Foundation and the Heart Foundation.
Of course, crime prevention is the Sheriff’s primary goal and he pursues that objective with such dedication that he earned the prestigious President’s Award from the Florida Crime Prevention Association.
The award honors the law enforcement leader who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to crime prevention by involving his community in crime prevention strategies that save lives.
21st CENTURY LAWMAN
TIME TO BE A PARENT AGAIN
Among Ivey’s initiatives was the creation of the Brevard Safe Kids Academy, which instructs children ages five to 12 on home, fire and internet safety, anti-bullying and stranger awareness.
Ivey also designed “Time to be a Parent Again,” a program that seeks to lower juvenile crime rate – and crime rate in the future – by empowering parents to hold their children accountable for their actions.
As you can see, the man is busy and humans aren’t the only ones who benefit from Ivey’s efforts.
This year, the Brevard Humane Society presented Ivey with the Richard H. Stottler, Jr. Humanitarian Award for his continued dedication and commitment to help homeless animals.
A law enforcement officer for more than three decades, Ivey knows that nonprofits play a critical role in any strong, law-abiding community and that his position as Brevard’s top lawman affords him a unique opportunity to come to the rescue of any worthy charity.
ABOUT THE 2015 CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN AWARDS
Recognizing Outstanding Individuals & Organizations Who Dedicate Their Time, Talent and Treasure
The 2015 Central Florida Humanitarians include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities.
The Central Florida Humanitarian honorees will be recognized during a Gala event on Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created six years ago by Maverick Multimedia, publisher of Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and Space Coast Daily, to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that dedicate their time, talent or treasure to help people in need locally – and around the world.
TIME: In this category consider candidates who have selflessly and consistently devoted their time as volunteers at hospitals and nursing homes, in activities for the less fortunate and as organizers, administrators or operatives in the many other altruistic endeavors in our community.
TALENT: In this category give consideration to those who have volunteered their special talents and expertise to address specific circumstances in which the lives of those in need are improved.
TREASURE: The humanitarians in this category will include those who have generously shared their monetary good fortune and/or volunteered their time and efforts in fund raising for the advancement of a philanthropic cause.
All 2015 honorees will be featured in the Oct/Nov 2015 edition of Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com.
The first Gala was held in 2010 and is produced by Brevard Productions.
ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS SELECTED TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
• Brevard Family Partnership
• Brevard Neighborhood Coalition
• Brevard Special Olympics – Debbie Spence
• Lila Buescher
• Canine Companions for Independence
• Childrens Hunger Project
• Circles of Care
• Ginger Davis
• Cove Merchants Association
• Dr. Brian Dowdell
• Early Learning Coalition of Brevard
• Betsy Farmer
• Darcia Jones-Francey
• Harris Corp. Foundation
• Malak Hammad
• John & Cynthia Handley
• John Harper
• Mike & Stephanie Haridopolos
• Sheriff Wayne Ivey
• Robert Jordan
• Dr. John Lovejoy Jr. & Dr. John Lovejoy III
• Victor Luebker
• Rita Pritchett
• David Schmitt
• Oscar & Turney Sieveking
• The 2015 Central Florida Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement honoree is Dr. Anthony Catanese.
HONORING SELFLESS VOLUNTEERISM
As always, the Central Florida Humanitarian committee will also honor hospital and hospice volunteers from Health First Hospice, the Dr. Jey Pillai Center for Hospice Care at Wasdin Woods, VITAS, Hospice of St. Francis, Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First Viera Hospital, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First Palm Bay Hospital, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Melbourne, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge, the VA Clinic in Viera, and Sebastian River Medical Center.
“Over the years, our editorial team has had the distinct honor and pleasure of identifying and featuring the many members of our community who give back so much and are dedicated to reaching out and helping others, here and throughout the world, in a multitude of ways,” said Maverick Multimedia Editor-In-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo.
“For the sixth consecutive year, we will once again produce the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala on the first Thursday of November. This year, more than 42 deserving humanitarians will be honored during the Gala.”
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will be part of Space Coast Medicine Week, a comprehensive series of health and educational events produced by Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and Space Coast Daily.
JOIN US FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENING
This inspiring and compelling event is sponsored by M.H. Williams Construction, Parrish Medical Center, SOAR, Brighthouse Networks, Wuesthoff Health System, First Choice Medical Group, Clear Choice Health Care, Florida Pain Institute, Brevard Geriatrics, Knudson Brain & Spine Law Injury Office, Dr. Mark Pinsky, Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com. Each honoree or organization will be presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe.
“We would like to thank our long list of sponsors who support the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards and who make this wonderful event possible,” said Giles Malone, a partner with Maverick Multimedia and Brevard Productions, who annually produce all the events of Space Coast Medicine Week.
COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES
Stay tuned to SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine for exclusive and comprehensive multimedia coverage of each honoree as we present their compelling stories.
“Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 5 to celebrate and be inspired by these incredible individuals and groups,” said Maverick Multimedia President & Publisher Tom Palermo.
“In the meantime, please click the link below that showcases the distinguished Central Florida Humanitarian Alumni.”
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN ALUMNI
FOR MORE INFORMATION or to make a reservation to attend the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111 or e-mail MaverickMultiMedia@gmail.com
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ABOVE MAP: The 2015 Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will take place Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, located at 200 Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.