Delray nonprofits receive grants

The Delray Beach Public Library and Sandoway Discovery Center recently received grants from Community Foundation.

The library received $25,000 from the Forever Nonprofit Endowment Challenge funded by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fund and the Martens Fund. Sandoway received $62,679 for its Jr. Naturalist Program funded by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fund.

The Jr. Naturalist Program will be expanded to include environmental crises classes that emphasize participation, protection and preservation to more Title 1 students. It also includes transportation, as part of the problem is getting disadvantaged students to the center to give them this type of hands-on education.

Morikami has new board president

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, has announced Celia “CiCi” Turner Zahringer as its new board president.

The daughter of a longtime trustee of the Museum serving on the board for 17 years, Zahringer believes she has an opportunity to honor her father’s passion for the beloved organization.

Zahringer will head the board of directors and will serve as the spokesperson for the organization.

“I understand how to bring people together and organize,” she said. “I want to spread the word that Morikami is more than a Japanese museum – it’s a look into a different culture and represents a chance for people to really appreciate each other.”

Delray travel agency gives back when you book Caribbean getaway

Delray Beach-based is giving back when you book a Caribbean Cruise this month.

The travel agency will donate $25 for every Caribbean Cruise booked from now until December 31 to All Hands Volunteers, an organization dedicated to rebuilding communities impacted by natural disasters.

The goal is to donate $10,000.

“With 70 percent of the Caribbean Islands untouched, or minimally affected by hurricanes, there is still plenty of the Caribbean for visitors to experience and we hope they will do so with our many cruise options,” said co-founder and co-president of Uf Tukel. “Taking a cruise to the Caribbean, experiencing the excursions offered, shopping, and eating at the local restaurants, are all great ways to support the local economy.”