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1. VA accredited attorney aims to help veterans

Iberia Bank presents Veterans Affairs accredited attorney Daniel Burzynski, J.D., who will help local veterans better understand the many benefits available to them for serving our country.

Dr. Deborah Lux will also join the presentation to talk about Collier County Honor Flight, an organization that was created to help transport America’s war veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials that are dedicated to honor their sacrifices.

The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, at the Marco Island Branch, 605 Bald Eagle Drive. The event will begin with a welcome reception at 5:30 p.m. and the formal presentation will start at 6.

Burzynski will cover a broad range of topics including eligibility of veteran and spousal benefits, income limits and unreimbursed medical expenses, asset qualifications, planning options, claim requirements and more.

Seating is limited. Call 239-393-2400 to make a reservation. Admission is $3 per person.

Information: 239-403-5105.

2. Kathryn Pasternak earns designation in global real estate

Kathryn Pasternak of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/Florida Realty and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/New England Properties has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing her among 3,400 elite real estate professionals in over 45 countries. The designation was awarded to her by the National Association of Realtors for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business.

As a designee, Pasternak has the knowledge and resources to efficiently work with international buyers, including U.S. residents looking to invest overseas and foreign buyers purchasing in the United States. Ms. Pasternak is a real estate broker licensed in Florida, Connecticut and New York.

3. Marco Lutheran distributes $113,500 in grants

Marco Lutheran recently distributed $113,500 in grants to 10 community organizations throughout the region, the nation and the world.

The Marco Lutheran Church Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by the congregation in 1999.  Its mission is to receive charitable gifted funds, invest and manage these funds, and to provide funds for education, charitable, and religious programs of Marco Lutheran, the local community, and around the world. The foundation has provided $804,943 in grants since its inception.

“The heart of Marco Lutheran is sharing the gospel locally, in our surrounding community and throughout the world,” said Kevin Koenig, senior pastor.

Information: marcolutheran.giftlegacy.com.

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