Testimonials we received.


Response to our March 4, 2017 Lasagna Dinner fundraiser from a Facebook post by JeanD:

Can't even begin to express my gratitude for all who organized and participated in the Reaching Out Lifting Up Foundation fundraiser held at the Jazzercise of Fort Lauderdale studio.  It's aptly named because our family is so uplifted by the effort and the response.  To know that we are part of a community of loving and generous people is truly amazing.  So much is heard of the "dark side" of South Florida society but we are really part of a "small town" here in Wilton Manors and at Jazzercise of Fort Lauderdale and the love and support we've received is truly priceless.  Thank you to all.  Please tag the many that should be included on this post.

Kate’s Bio



“Reaching Out, Lifting Up represents the fulfillment of a long-time dream for me. Adopted as an infant by a loving family, I have always wanted to give back and help children who are not as blessed as I have been.”    –Kate Donohue

Kate spent nearly 30 years on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as a wife, and mother, and a small business co-owner. Actively involved in her sons’ lives, she volunteered at many school, sports, and church activities. She also did free-lance writing and editing.

After years of snow birding, Kate “retired” to Wilton Manors in 2008 and immediately became a dedicated community activist. She has held board positions with an active neighborhood association, an international service organization, and her church. She serves on the committee of the massive county-wide Christmas in July event which outfits more than 1,500 homeless and shelter children and their families for the upcoming school year, and is a Reading Pal at Dillard Elementary School. She is a member of the Wilton Manors Historical Society and Friends of the Library, and is an active volunteer and choir member in her church.

Kate was honored by proclamation from the City of Wilton Manors on March 14, 2017, as a Distinguished Woman of the Community as part of Women’s History Month which celebrates the contributions of women “who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force, and contributed to the growth and development of Wilton Manors.”

Still looking for a free day to relax, Kate lives with rescue dogs Bella and Oreo and enjoys knitting, socializing, tending her orchids, frequent visits from sons John and David – AND serving her community.




Creating a better community for all through volunteerism and generosity of time and donated resources.



Kate Donohue,                   President                                    

Tina Murto,                        Vice President

Robert Moelius,                  Secretary/Treasurer

Board Members (at Large):

Richard Stieff

Cathy Cerniglia




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Creating a better community for all through volunteerism and generosity of time and donated resources. 



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