The Onyx & Breezy Foundation – of which Corey Ribotsky is a supporter – just held its Second Annual Island Gala. In attendance were 155 supporters of the foundation which was set up to safeguard the welfare of domestic animals.
Guests were privy to stand-up comedienne Wendy Liebman an American Comedy Award “Best Female Stand-Up” winner and the actor Ken Howard who is the charity’s executive board member and national spokesman. The latter pointed out how donors need not worry; every dollar is going to the care of the animals. Indeed Wanda Shefts expanded this point by saying, “every dollar that we raise, through fundraising efforts like the Island Gala, goes towards helping animals in Lee County. In a way, we feel like we're a compliment to organizations like CROW. They help the animals in the wild, and we help the animals in your home.”
This certainly is good news for those like Corey Ribotsky who work hard to support the important work of this foundation. The last thing you want is to be putting your money into an organization, only to discover later on that it is not going directly to the care of the animals, about whose welfare you are extremely concerned.
The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, which looks out for the welfare of animals, has recently welcomed some new members to the Foundation Family. The Foundation Family includes Trustees Mark Shefts and Wanda Shefts; Advisors such as Carole Bernstein, ESQ; Executive Board Members such as Kimberly Towers; and Foundation Members like Corey Ribotsky of the NIR Group.
Recently, a few people have joined the Foundation Family. Michelle and John Baldino are now part of this family. They have always been helpful to the Foundation. Michele, according to the Onyx & Breezy Foundation most recent newsletter, recently ran a marathon to benefit the Foundation.
Another addition to the Foundation Family is Dr. Christopher Hunt, an Orthopedic Surgeon at Animal Emergency Referral Associates. He has supported the Foundation since its founding and he has provided medical care at discounted prices for many emergency cases.