by Richard Weinstein, President and COO
Ocean Reef Community Foundation

The Ocean Reef Community Foundation is excited to welcome three new Preferred Partners. The Preferred Partner program began 10 years ago by inviting select companies to serve the Ocean Reef Membership by supporting our All Charities Weekend Fundraising Event. In turn Members have shown their strong support for those same companies through their patronage. These relationships continue because of our shared desire and efforts to improve lives in Ocean Reef and our surrounding Communities of Key Largo, Florida City and Homestead. Learn About our Newest Preferred Partners below and be sure to visit our website for additional information on all our Preferred Partners.

Baer’s Furniture Co. Inc.

Baer’s Furniture is a top 100 retailer and leader in high quality furniture and interior design across Florida. Baer’s Furniture was founded in 1945 on one concept: offer customers famous brands that they can trust to provide quality craftsmanship and lasting design, and do it all at the guaranteed lowest prices. Now, with Baer’s welcoming their 4th generation of family members into the business, the Baer’s Furniture commitment to high quality and design at great prices continues.

Baer’s has consistently won “Best of” customer awards in the markets they serve. The family and company are also recognized for their charitable support, including City of Hope, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Research Center, Moffitt Cancer Research Center, United Jewish Appeal, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Ocean Reef all Charities  and many others.

With 75 years’ experience, this family owned and operated business has 17 showrooms and over 700 employees  to provide you the very best in service, quality furniture, and interior design.  Visit for more information.

Grand-Craft Boats

Founded over 42 years ago, Grand Craft Boats has been building new mahogany boats since 1979. After four decades of boatbuilding heritage in Holland, Michigan, Grand Craft recently relocated its operations just outside of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Known for captivating, timeless designs and solidly-built vessels, Grand Craft has catered to the Who’s Who; whether it is titans of industry, professional athletes or Hollywood’s elite, Grand Crafts grace the waters from coast to coast. Some notable owners include Robert Redford, George Clooney, Tim Allen and Jennifer Lopez.

Grand Craft builds their boats by hand using the finest mahogany. It is our passion. Grand Craft melds state-of-the-art woodworking with Old World craftsmanship; modern performance technologies with traditional styling. The result is a runabout that looks as if it was lifted from the pages of The Great Gatsby, yet is as dependable and maintenance-free as any contemporary watercraft.

Grand Craft utilizes a special wood epoxy saturation technique when constructing all of our boats. Not only does this technique bond multiple layers of wood for unsurpassed flexibility and strength, our process also makes the hull virtually impervious to any damaging effects of salt or freshwater; a watertight foundation for a stunning depth of image in the final finish.

In addition to protecting the wood, this epoxy saturation process eliminates the need for “soaking up” the hull, a task traditionally associated with wooden hulls. Grand Crafts are ready for immediate use when launched. Learn more by visiting


Seabourn is the pioneer of ultra‐luxury cruising that has earned unanimous accolades from cruising guidebooks, travel critics and traveler polls since its launch in 1987. With five all‐suite vessels roaming the globe and two brand-new purpose-built expedition style ships on the way, Seabourn has earned a reputation for extraordinary levels of personalized service, with nearly one staff member per guest.

Seabourn represents the pinnacle of ultra‐luxury travel with intimate ships offering key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas and all 100% ocean front; superb dining in a choice of venues; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times; award‐winning service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home on board. The ships travel the globe to many of the world’s most desirable destinations, including marquee cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites thanks to the line’s official partnership, and lesser‐known ports and hideaways.

Traveling with Seabourn is luxurious, yet relaxed; elegant, yet casual; sumptuous yet understated – all in vessels of size, style and intimacy that feel more like yachts than cruise ships. The benefits play out continuously, enabling Seabourn vessels to access ports that many larger ships must bypass – smaller, more intimate and less‐populated locations that very few travelers have the opportunity to visit, creating a travel environment with rich potential for authentic discovery. Seabourn vessels share harbors with private yachts, navigate rivers, and usually dock in the heart of town. Life aboard Seabourn is refined and intimate. Oceanfront suites are comfortable, spacious enclaves – large enough for extended journeys, as well as inviting guests in for meals or cocktails. Start your journey here.