Islander wins CARES grant

The Prudential Foundation and Prudential Financial, Inc., recently provided $407,750 in Prudential CARES volunteer grants to 627 nonprofit organizations worldwide, including one Islander.

Mimi Torbush was awarded $1,000 on behalf of her charitable organization The Wishing Well Foundation, Inc.

The Wishing Well Foundation is an organization committed to creating cherished moments for children with life threatening illnesses in Collier and Lee counties as well as offering ongoing love and support to their families.

Torbush, a realtor for Prudential Florida Realty, has been volunteering with The Wishing Well Foundation for 14 years.

Founded in 1977, The Prudential Foundation is the nonprofit grant-making organization funded by Prudential Financial, Inc. It is part of Prudential’s Community Resources Department, a strategic combination of four units: the Foundation, which provides support to innovative direct-service programs that address the needs of our communities in the areas of education and economic development; the Social Investment Program, which makes socially-responsible investments in the primary areas of economic development and education; Local Initiatives, which strengthens Prudential by building strategic relationships through staff initiatives and volunteer empowerment; and Business Diversity Outreach, which facilitates diverse market development and outreach efforts for Prudential businesses.

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Leroy writes:

So this is what Ed Foster (founder of CARES) did with all of the money he collected from the anti-sewer, anti-city people. All this time I thought he just took the money and ran like a rat off of a sinking ship.

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