Barton elected to Community Foundation Board

VERO BEACH – The Board of Directors of the Indian River Community Foundation recently elected John’s Island resident, Andrew P. Barton, Jr., to serve a three-year term as a director.

“We are very excited to welcome Drew to our board,” said Becky Allen, the organization’s board chair. “Not only does he have knowledge of how community foundations can benefit a community, he has also been active in several philanthropic endeavors within Indian River County.”

Barton has been visiting Vero Beach since the early 1970’s and became a part-time resident in 1989. He said the Indian River Community Foundation is an important vehicle to assist residents who want to continue contributing to Indian River County beyond their lifetime.

“The Community Foundation can be particularly helpful to retirees with children who live elsewhere and would find it difficult to continue their parents’ charitable giving in Indian River County,” Barton said.

Barton holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He previously served on the board of directors of the John’s Island Foundation, the Cincinnati Council of World Affairs, and was a volunteer for the United Way of Indian River County.

The Indian River Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides donors with flexible philanthropic tools to achieve their current and long-term charitable giving goals.

The foundation’s mission is to build a stronger community through donor-driven philanthropy.

For more information, contact Kerry Bartlett at (772) 492-1407 or kerry@ircommunityfoundation.com.

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