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Honor Flight Benefit

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 in Awards & Recognitions, Current Events, Helping Families, Special Events

*Click image to enlarge Uncle Sam Wants YOU! They are known as the Greatest Generation because they are quiet heroes, men and women who sacrificed their lives to defend our freedom in a foreign land during what was called the war to end all wars – World War II. Over 16 million men and women served during World War II, and today, an estimated 855,000 are still alive, but they’re getting old and fragile. The median age of WWII veterans is 95, and an average of 500 WWII veterans die every day. Sadly, the memorial to honor their service was not completed and dedicated until 2004, and many WWII have never seen the memorial to their service. On Thursday, August 6th, from 4-10 p.m. at Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce, volunteers from Southeast Florida Honor Flight, the Van Duzer Foundation, the City of Port St. Lucie, the Board...

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Leaders Share Troop Project

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 in Awards & Recognitions, Current Events, Helping Families, Press Room

By: Bartholomew Sullivan Phone: 202-408-2726 Email: bartholomew.sullivan@tcpalm.com WASHINGTON — Fort Pierce businessman Scott Van Duzer and an entourage from St. Lucie County came away from a meeting with White House officials Wednesday convinced they can “fast-track” their Boy Scout Troop 772 initiative in more than 230 cities across the country. VanDuzer, perhaps best known nationally as the man who gave President Barack Obama a bear hug and lifted him off the his feet at his pizza parlor in 2012, is bringing his success story with Fort Pierce youngsters to the leaders of the president’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. The White House initiative’s name comes from another term for the good Samaritan mentioned in Luke’s Gospel. In a meeting with Special Assistant to the President Michael D. Smith, director of the White House initiative, the group said everyone shared ideas and promised cooperation. PROJECT 1A “We’re going to be lining...

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Van Duzer Founder Receives Jefferson Award

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 in Awards & Recognitions

Scott Van Duzer will represent the S. Florida at the Jefferson Award ceremonies in Washington D.C. • Jefferson Award for Community Service – South Florida Representative • Points of Light Foundation – Presidential Volunteer Click here is see the full...

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Service Awards

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 in Awards & Recognitions

Service Awards For The Van Duzer Foundation • Spirit of St. Lucie Award • Exchange Club Book of Deeds • Awarded Key to the City of Fort Pierce, FL • Spotlighted in PEOPLE Magazine as a Community Hero • Riverside Bank Hometown Hero Award • Indian River State College Pioneer Hall of Fame – First ever inductee • St. Lucie County Fire District Citizen Hero • Florida’s Blood Centers First-ever Ambassador • Honorary Fire Chief – St. Lucie County Fire District • Boys & Girls Club Man of the Year 2010 • Florida Public Relations Association Communicator of the Year Award 2010  ...

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Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in Awards & Recognitions

Scott Van Duzer was named the ‘Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist’ during the 15th Annual National Philanthropy Day by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Friday, November 20 at Harbor Ridge Yacht & Country Club. Big congratulations for being recognized in a category with so many other wonderful nominees....

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The 2009 Man Of The Year

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 in Awards & Recognitions

The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County named Scott Van Duzer the 2009 Man of the Year for the incredible work he does in our community. Dawn and Scott Van Duzer with Charlie...

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