February 10, 2011
Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) announced the appointment of Jerry W.
Allender, Titusville attorney, as chairman of the foundation’s community grants
committee. Allender, who has served on the JPMF Board of Directors since 1993
and chairman from 2006 to 2008, is serving a second year as chairman of this
committee. Also serving on the committee
are: Hugh Brown, Santi Bulnes, Kathy Dunn, David Ferguson, Robert Jordan, Jr.,
J.J. Parrish III, Patricia Parrish, Howard Rinker, D.D.S., and Jason Snodgrass.
community grants committee provides small grants totaling $50,000 or more each
year to not-for-profit organizations that offer health and wellness related
services to North Brevard residents. The
foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the National Coalition on Black
Civic Participation’s Black Women’s Roundtable, which supported the group’s
National Empowerment Tour Kick-Off held on February 5, 2011. The event brought
more than 150 women together representing diverse views and interests within the
black community and focused on motivating women to engage in being healthy,
wealthy and wise to improve and advance the community they live in.
“As a non-profit organization raising funds to
promote the health and wellness of North Brevard, it is with great pleasure that
we are able to award grant funds to small organizations with a shared passion
for helping our community,” said Allender.
may apply for grant funds four times per year. The second quarter grant
applications are due March 7, 2011. An application may be obtained by contacting
JPMF at 321-269-4066.