Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation  
Community Outreach

Miami Metro Zoo

Zoo Miami (also known as The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens) is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida, and the only tropical zoo in the continental United States.

 The unique climate in South Florida allows us to keep a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa, representing a broad mix of species that is unlike any other zoo in the country.

 Our animals are grouped according to their geographic territories, with species that live together peacefully in the wild placed in exhibits together here at the zoo. Our trees, foliage and even our soil are matched as closely as possible to the native habitats of our animals.




The Conservatory was the vision of Herbert and Nicole Wertheim, who donated funds for the construction of the Conservatory and the Auditorium in 1990. State funds matched the donation, and construction started in 1991 and was performed by the National Greenhouse Company, Atlanta, Georgia. The glasshouse was nearly complete in August 1992 when it was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew. It was rebuilt in 1993, after which it was used for research space until a curator position was funded and an interior design contractor found. Planting and interior design was initiated in fall 1996 by Bruce Morgan. The initial planting was completed in January 1997. The Conservatory was formally dedicated in April 1997 by Sir Gillian Prance, then director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK).


San Diego Zoo Global is a not-for-profit organization that operates the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. It was founded on October 2, 1916, by Harry M. Wegeforth, M.D, and has an 11-member Board of Trustees headed by Robert Horsman; Douglas G. Myers is our president/CEO.

San Diego Zoo Global is the largest zoological membership association in the world, with more than 250,000 member households and 130,000 child memberships representing more than a half-million people. Members enjoy free admission to the Zoo and the Safari Park, a subscription to the magazine ZOONOOZ, and other benefits. Both Zoo and Park are open every day of the year.



We all have a stake in what befalls our fellow man. We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when someone finds a job that will help them provide for their family, or when more people are able to access quality, affordable health care.

The solutions we create for communities around the world go beyond short-term charity for a few. When United Way’s support for Community Schools helps increase the graduation rate in the Vallejo City Unified School District by 11 percent in just three years, it’s not just the students, or even just the families of those students who benefit. Those proud graduates now have a much better chance of landing a job that pays a livable wage, of staying out of trouble with the law, and of living longer, healthier lives — and that translates into a safer, healthier and more prosperous community for everyone.

We rise or fall together. With your support, we are reaching for great new heights.



Inspired by Jewish values, we broaden and deepen engagement in Jewish life to strengthen Jewish identity, foster dynamic connections with Israel, and care for all Jews in need.

We mobilize our community’s resources, leaders, and organizations to address the community’s most critical needs, creating profound impact locally, in Israel, and around the world.



Mission Statement: Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) works to advance health and wellness for the most vulnerable – the poor, working poor, children and homeless in San Diego & Imperial Counties.

Vision Statement: We envision a San Diego & Imperial County region where equitable health resources lead to universal health & well-being.

We strive to advance health and wellness in San Diego & Imperial Counties, with special emphasis on the medically underserved. We accomplish this work through collaborative grant-making, advocacy, and education.

We look for ways to reduce costs, increase capacity and improve quality in the services and organizations that advance health and wellness.



The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.


Harvest Project serves Metro-Vancouver’s North Shore, extending a hand up to those in need. Helping to restore our neighbours to health and stability benefits the whole community. Our vision is to enlarge our work as a sustainable and compassionate presence for North Shore residents, by North Shore residents.

In one of the wealthiest regions in Canada, critical family needs are often hidden and services are scarce for those who find themselves in desperate times. About 1 in 5 North Shore families are headed by a lone-parent – representing thousands of people. These families, and many others, are at-risk of losing access to physical, social and economic resources and opportunities.

For more than 20 years, Harvest Project has been reaching out to those who are experiencing extreme challenges with family break-downs, illness, job loss, and poverty. As a social enterprise, our programs provide individual client-coaching and active-listening, provision of food, clothing supports, assistance for workforce re-entry, food-recovery and redistribution, and our retail Clothes For Change Thrift Boutique.


Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle.

There are many different kinds of muscular dystrophy. Symptoms of the most common variety begin in childhood, primarily in boys. Other types don’t surface until adulthood.

Some people who have muscular dystrophy will eventually lose the ability to walk. Some may have trouble breathing or swallowing.

There is no cure for muscular dystrophy. But medications and therapy can help manage symptoms and slow the course of the disease.


The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.


It comes as a surprise to no one that the Vail Valley is a remarkable place. Since 1981, the Vail Valley Foundation (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) has been working toward preserving that reputation and the quality of life in the Vail Valley for its residents and guests.

A commitment to leadership in athletic, cultural, educational and community-based endeavors through annual programs such as the Vail International Dance Festival, Vilar Performing Arts Center, the Korbel American Ski Classic, Summer & Winter Mountain Games and World Cup Ski Racing and major international events such as the upcoming 2015 Audi FIS World Alpine Ski Championships collectively allows us to help keep this community vital and exciting.

Because community enrichment and vitality begins with our youth, the Vail Valley Foundation’s Youth Foundation supports a variety of year round programming, from early childhood enrichment to scholarship support. Education is the key to fulfilling our mission and holds a significant presence in every project and partner we support.


Join the Friends of Vail Public Library this week with Stress-Less coloring! There will be an adult’s as well as a children’s coloring table available for you to relax at and enjoy. We are also sending out our Annual Membership Appeal this week and we hope you’ll consider donating to Vail Public Library. Previous donations have funded RFID and self-check, the Community Room’s audiovisual and technology improvements, as well as all equipment in the Tech Studio. This year’s donations will be used for our Digital Archives Initiative, to help fund opportunities for students in our community, and to develop new ways to serve our community.


Colorado Public Radio (CPR) enriches the Colorado community by providing news, information and music for people who want to be informed, enlightened and entertained.


American Red Cross


The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors—in its international and national capacity—to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.


It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.


In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Red Cross may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.


The Red Cross is independent. The national societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with Red Cross principles.


The 1970s and 1980s brought additional buildings, a new main entrance, more beds and expanded space for emergency care and surgery. New services included an addiction treatment program, a cardiac catheterization lab and a full oncology department.

South Miami now houses such innovative programs as the Center for Robotic Surgery, the Center for Women & Infants, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Image of Hometown Update BrochureWhat hasn’t changed at South Miami Hospital is the belief that the patient comes first. The hospital and its staff stayed true to their guiding principles of quality, service, safety and diversity.

South Miami Hospital opened a new Emergency Center and Surgical Suites in January 2013 and is expanding and renovating its imaging area to provide the very best patient care to the community. The project is expected to be completed within the next two years.