Friends of Palm Beach, FL
2019 Immediate Need Fund
As a life long diver, Diane saw the need to rid the waterways of trash to protect marine life and decided to do something about it. Diane left her career in finance to pursue keeping the beaches of Palm Beach clean full time. Since 2013, she has hosted thousands of school children seeking community service, has employed over 30 clients from organizations through her transitional work program, and has collected 109,932lbs (54 tons) of plastic and trash from the beach hence keeping it out of our oceans protecting marine life. Funds went towards gas cards and upkeep of the UTVs used to maintain the beaches.