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Celebrating the WiseTribers of the Year

2021 awards

WiseTribe annually issues awards to the individuals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to our mission. This year we give a giant shout-out to Nanette Saylor, longtime WiseTriber, for creating fun, creative and customized awards for our very deserving recipients. Nanette is a life and business coach who supports high-achieving women who seek to create more purpose and joy in their lives. She is a Creativity Curator and Possibility Partner for organizations and individuals who embrace creativity, sustainability and enhance community well-being.

Congratulations to this years winners!

Wise Newcomer & Instant Impact Player

Susan Weiner instantly brought funds, networks and wise counsel to WiseTribe this year. She is a firm believer that the first part of one's life is to learn, the middle part is to earn, and the next part of life is to return both of these items to society. We are so grateful she lives and leads by example and now is helping WiseTribe to do its work.

WiseTribe Service awards

  • Dr. Patricia (Patty) Thomas Shutt, Psy.D, former WiseTribe board member and certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor and therapist designed our summer camp mindfulness programming and invested several hours of her personal time making sure our camp staff and teen leaders were trained to lead a variety of mindfulness activities with our campers. 
  • Sandra Maier, Master Gardener in the making, volunteered and paid for a butterfly pollinator garden at SouthTech Preparatory, which the children absolutely loved it! The six-week lesson plan she created to provide children with hands-on experiential learning about pollinators and the role pollinators in the food system truly helped students to grasp how interconnected our world is and the importance of protecting eco-systems for a healthy, balanced planet.
  • Alex Orozco is an engineer by training who joined us as a lead agri-tinkerer volunteer. He led a small group of passionate volunteers in setting up our aquaponics system at SouthTech. Alex is now our Food Citizenship Committee Chairman and the newest member of WiseTribe's Board of Directors.

WiseTribe Family of the Year

The Josephs have six children, and WiseTribe has worked with each on some level. The Josephs completed a family farmyard pilot project with WiseTribe, and their mom, Marie, taught us a lot about healing medicines that she and her family bring from Haiti. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Marie Joseph and her oldest daughter Claudia helped WiseTribe deliver approximately 45,000 meals to local families as part of our COVID family food solutions work over the course of five months, every Friday. 

WiseTriber of the Year 

Kim Marrone, WiseTribe's first volunteer in Delray Beach and a member of our Board of Directors, exemplifies the essence of a WiseTriber in that she is constantly supporting the health and wellbeing of individuals and the community. Kim shares holistic health information and provides experiential learning experiences. She is a hands-on volunteer who helped WiseTribe in several food and wellness projects, including delivering food solutions to families for five months every Friday during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her functional medicine firm has sponsored several educational initiatives, including our Garden Tribe at Cason Community Organic Garden.  

WiseTribe Superhero of the Year

Matt Gracey is WiseTribe's first philanthropist in Delray Beach and a long-time supporter. He graciously gives time, talent and treasure to WiseTribe, believing in our 4Cs process, which includes having fun while we co-create solutions for a better world. Matt is a medical insurance executive by day and WiseTriber by night, and you can often find him co-creating art with others in his painting studios.