About the Fund
Sandoway Discovery Center Endowment Fund (est. 2016)
Founded in 1998, the mission of the Sandoway Discovery Center, a 501©3 organization, is to transform and inspire our visitors through experiential education and conservation, as South Florida's premier coastal ecosystems and marine life center. The Center offers a glimpse into South Florida's fragile marine and freshwater environments through educational exhibits, programs, and hands-on learning experiences.
The Sandoway Discovery Center is an historic home located in Delray Beach, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The open air porch, Dade County pine floors, Bald Cypress ceilings, French doors and arched window on the staircase, are just some of the architectural details that evoke impressions of early beach-front living.
Visitors of all ages can meet sharks and other fish at the coral reef pool, touch stingrays in our stingray touch tank, get an up-close view of some of Florida's native and invasive reptile species, explore Southeast Florida's largest private shell collection and join us for special events such as Earth Day and beach clean-ups. The observation deck and native plant and butterfly garden also allow visitors to learn about our unique coastal environment.
We teach thousands of students per year through our Jr. Naturalist Program, the importance of ocean conservation and preservation of local history. As an environmental education center and community resource to residents and visitors, we are the frontline conservationists who spread the word on the importance of preserving natural resources and our history to benefit future generations. Funding helps support our many different educational programs as well as our animal inhabitants.
Visit the Sandoway Discovery Center website HERE.
If you are considering making a bequest to the Sandoway Discovery Center Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, we recommend the following language:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS)... OR
I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death,...
...to the Sandoway Discovery Center Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, a nonprofit organization located at 700 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401.
If you would like information about other ways to give, including gifts that provide you with immediate tax deductions, income for the rest of your life and preferential treatment of capital gains taxes, click HERE or call the Foundation at 561-659-6800.