GATE Foundation Raises $180,000 for Local Council on Aging

The group’s annual charity golf tournament resumed a two-day in-person format this year.

December 21, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—The GATE Foundation, the philanthropic affiliate of GATE Petroleum Company, raised $180,000 to benefit the St. Johns County Council on Aging (COA) at its Annual Charity Golf Tournament.

After two years of a condensed event schedule due to the pandemic, The GATE Foundation returned to a two-day in-person event this year.

“The GATE team and our vendor partners were thrilled to return to our normal event format this year,” said Kathy Brady, executive director of The GATE Foundation. “At dinner we all appreciated hearing from a family that has been positively impacted by the myriad of services offered by the COA. We are grateful for the opportunity to support this organization’s important work in our community.”

The COA has been serving St. Johns County older adults, their families and caregivers since 1973. The COA operates six senior community centers, delivers over 300 Meals on Wheels every day and offers five Integrative Memory Enhancement Programs and an Adult Day Care Center. They provide services and companionship to elder residents and have a schedule of classes and activities that include writing, exercise, painting, yoga, book clubs, movie clubs and more. The COA also supports caregivers with resources, strategies for dealing with health challenges and information on wellness.

"What The GATE Foundation is doing for St. Johns County seniors with this generous gift is profound," said Becky Yanni, COA executive director. "Their support will go a long way in helping local seniors enjoy their best lives at every age. We are extremely grateful to have The GATE Foundation as partners in our mission."