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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Jul. 14, 2014 5 years ago

BIZ BUZZ: Matching grant promised for backpack program

by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Also: Merrill Lynch announced addition to staff.

Gloria Max, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, has announced that a foundation has promised a matching grant in the organization’s school backpack program.

The Abram and Ray Kaplan Foundation has agreed to match $15,000, if that amount can be raised in July. Max said the foundation has been a long-time supporter of area charities, but left the area last year and announced it would not donate to anymore Florida nonprofits. They recently made an exception.

“They love the school supply project,” Max said.

Max said the backpacks are filled with age-appropriate supplies for disadvantaged youth in Volusia and Flagler counties. She said a card is included with the names of the businesses and organizations that donate.

“You’d be surprised how many kids write back that they didn’t know so many people cared about them,” she said.

Call 672-0294 or send a check to Jewish Federation School Supply Kits, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, Fla., 32174.

Financial group marks anniversary

Glenn Yarbrough, of Yarbrough Wealth Management Group, has announced that his sister, Locksley Yarbrough Simmons, has joined him as financial advisor at his Yarbrough Wealth Management Group, a Merrill Lynch company located at 1616 Concierge Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Yarbrough, of Ormond Beach, also is celebrating a one-year anniversary with Merrill Lynch. Yarbrough is a certified financial planner and wealth advisor. Simmons has 30 years of business experience.

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