Community Involvement

Community Involvement

The local foundation with an eye on Jupiter’s youth

By Melissa Puppo
Courtesy of Jupiter Magazine

Philanthropy abounds in Palm Beach County—just ask the team behind the Waterfront Way Foundation. Launched in 2018 by Rob Thomson, managing partner of Waterfront Properties & Club Communities, the foundation has focused mainly on serving those “who don’t necessarily fit in someone else’s box,” says Thomson.

Such was the case when Waterfront Way gifted Jupiter High School students a shiny new school bus as a holiday gift following a match-by-match donation where a total of $107,000 was raised for the new bus. The old bus had no air conditioning nor wheelchair access, making travel difficult for those in the Exceptional Student Education Program,…

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Place of Hope’s annual Sporting Clays Fun Shoot is a unique event in which people of various ages and professions are united by a common interest to support the mission of Place of Hope. This event is unlike any other major event that Place of Hope organizes, and Waterfront Properties is a proud sponsor!

In its ninth year, this event at South Florida Shooting Club is not to be missed! Shooters, sponsors, and attendees enjoy one of three courses, raffles, exciting games, a wonderful breakfast, and a huge BBQ lunch.

Place of Hope helps hundreds of children across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, and human trafficking. These children desperately need hope,…

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Say hello to the newest member of the Waterfront family, “Topsy”! As a very thoughtful holiday thank you gift, our gracious friends from A1 Moving & Storage have adopted her in our name! Topsy is a green sea turtle receiving care at our beloved Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach after being rescued by the Coast Guard. She came in with unintentional boat strike injuries to the carapace which caused a systemic infection, hypoglycemia, and inability to dive and stay underwater. Her white blood cell count has increased and has been monitored closely since arrival, and she has gone through various surgeries and procedures to repair her carapace using implants.

Thanks to Loggerhead Marinelife Center, she is in excellent health, but still needs to…

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by Chase Scott – InFlorida.com

Special needs students at Jupiter Community High School put out a call for help last September. The kids are part of the “exceptional student education program” which brings them to area businesses to learn about jobs and careers and also provides training. An aging bus with no access for wheelchair bound students, no air conditioning and a multitude of other issues made the trips nearly impossible. 

Jupiter Realtor Rob Thomson of Waterfront Properties was touched by the story and immediately offered to match all donations. He also took on the role of chief fundraiser to help the students saying, “The most needy kids have the worst transportation.” Several months later Robs’ outreach to the community succeeded.…

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As we ring in 2020, we reflect on a turbulent year helping our friends at Old Bahama Bay rebuild after Hurricane Dorian. Winner’s Circle Charities was the first organization cleared by the President of OBB to arrive at the docks, and swiftly organized donation drop-off locations, sponsored Costco trips, and secured hundreds of boats to respond to the needs of families and friends in the Bahamas. Rest assured, OBB is back and better than ever! If it wasn’t for the Winner’s Circle Charities Fishing Tournament every year, Winner’s Circle Charities would not have had the immediate resources available to facilitate such a timely response, so thank you so much to all of the teams and sponsors who participate every single year!

“We’re excited to be able…

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