Adding their in-depth knowledge of the impact of community service to the premier private funding agency for non-profits in Martin County, Gytha Von Aldenbruck and Ellyn Stevenson have joined the board of directors for the Martin County Community Foundation. Von Aldenbruck and Stevenson join the Community Foundation’s 28-year history of inspiring and facilitating informed philanthropy to transform lives through thoughtful, innovative and effective giving.

“These two leaders have given back through their smart fiscal and programmatic efforts and dedicated volunteerism,” said Elizabeth Barbella, the executive director of the Martin County Community Foundation. “We are honored to have them join us on the board.” Von Aldenbruck, a resident of the Treasure Coast for 40 years, was a former First Vice President of Morgan Stanley, where she was recognized as a member of the prestigious Director’s Club. She is widely known for her fundraising efforts in Martin County, most notably on behalf of Treasure Coast Hospice and Alzheimer’s Community Care. She is a devoted volunteer who facilitates grief support groups and is an advocate for Memory Bridge, which brings hope and human connection to those afflicted with dementia.

Stevenson moved to Stuart in 1992, after a career in medical social work in South Carolina, where she established a groundbreaking statewide program for victims of sexual assault. As the Director of Stevenson Asset Management, she is managing partner of limited liability companies in Florida, Georgia and Colorado. She is a former board chair of Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

Von Aldenbruck and Stevenson join Chair Kenneth A. Norman, Vice Chair Nancy B. Crowder-McCoy, Treasurer Joe Paskoski, and Bridget Baratta, Michael A. Kelly and W. Scott Wade as board members. Similar to the 750 community foundations throughout the nation, the Martin County Community Foundation is a tax-exempt, public charity that works closely with individuals, families and businesses helping them reach their philanthropic goals though funds aimed at long-term change and benefits to society.