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Windsor Charitable Foundation Announces Funds Raised at 2024 Polo Cup

Today, the Windsor Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2024 Charity Polo Cup presented by PNC Bank raised $400,000 in net proceeds. The funds will be divided equally among the event’s local non-profit beneficiaries: the Homeless Children’s Foundation of Indian River County, Indian River Land Trust, and Ballet Vero Beach.

“This year’s polo event was our most successful since the event’s inception in 2012. We are extremely thankful for the generous support of our sponsors and donors, and the Weston family for their commitment to the equestrian program at Windsor,” said Betsy Hanley, CEO and President of Torwest, Inc. and President of Windsor Real Estate, Inc.

Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank had the honor of naming the two teams, one for PNC Bank and the other for its wealth management services division, PNC Private Bank. Players on the PNC Bank Team were Hope Arellano, Mackenzie Weisz, Manu Calafell, and Finn Secunda. While on the PNC Private Bank Team were Nacho Figueres, Lucas Criado, Felipe Viana, and Sebastian Koga.

The fast-paced match was cut short one chukker due to rain and tied with a final score of 6-6. During the closing ceremonies, Hope Arellano was named Most Valuable Player and an 8-year-old Dark Bay named Nicki, who was played by Mackenzie Weisz, was named Best Playing Pony.

Over at the Tailgate section, enthusiastic eventgoers participated in the themed tailgate competition entitled “Fashion Trends Through The Decades.” The winning tailgate took it back to 1974 with its “Peace, Love and Happiness” tailgate complete with a vintage Volkswagen van. In second place was the “Truman Capote Black & White Ball” tailgate inspired by the legendary 1966 mascaraed ball at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Donning togas, sandals, and gladiator armor, the tailgate “Windsor Acrop-Polo-is of Fashion” came in third place.

Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank was joined by an impressive roster of corporate and luxury sponsors, including Windsor, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Audi of Melbourne, VISTA/XO, Seaman Schepps, Barth Construction, Inc., J.McLaughlin, the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, Rehmann, VRG Capital, L3Harris Technologies, CBRE Group, Inc., JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Champagne Jeeper, Casa Dragones, Allen Brothers, Carroll Distributing Company, Palm Beach Coffee Roasters, Saratoga Spring Water, Equestrian Living, and Vero Beach Magazine. Members of the Windsor community were also generous contributors to the event as sponsors and donors.

For additional details on the Windsor Charity Polo Cup, please visit

About Windsor and the Windsor Charitable Foundation:


Established in 1989, Windsor is a private residential sporting club community spanning 472 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. In the early 1990s, W. Galen Weston and the Hon. Hilary M. Weston of Toronto, Canada visited South Florida in search of a winter home for themselves and their children. In Vero Beach they became enchanted by a property that over the next decades would become a cherished home, passion project and ultimately a critically acclaimed residential community. Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in the New Urbanism style of residential living. It offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates its tropical and unspoiled setting. Windsor is comprised of 350 homesites in various styles, including village homes, cottages and country estates, all remarkable for their signature Anglo-Caribbean architecture and gracious living. Residents enjoy privacy and seclusion combined with the finest amenities, exemplary services and sporting activities. Windsor is embarking on its final development phase with the launch of the North Village, a 47-acre neighborhood featuring 40 residences, new and enhanced amenities and a heightened commitment to sustainability.

Windsor Charitable Foundation

The Windsor Charitable Foundation’s primary goal is to use the power of philanthropy to change people’s lives and improve the local community. The Foundation raises funds from within the Windsor community, and through fundraising events for the purpose of making grants to fund programs offered by local charitable organizations. Primarily, grants are awarded to support basic human needs such as food, shelter, assistance with disabilities and health issues, children’s education, medical research, protecting the environment and animal advocacy. In addition, the Foundation provides support to Windsor Properties and Club employees experiencing unforeseen hardship.

About the 2024 Presenting Sponsor and Event Beneficiaries:

PNC Bank

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.

Homeless Children’s Foundation of Indian River County

The Homeless Children’s Foundation of Indian River County (HCF) funds year-round enrichment activities for local homeless children, including after-school programs and summer camp. Founded by Windsor Members in 2015, HCF now serves 375 children annually. Prior to HCF’s existence, most children were left in cars or motels so their parents could work. The support HCF provides assists the entire family unit: children are provided programs which open doors of opportunity, meanwhile parents can work additional hours, save, and come out of homelessness.

Ballet Vero Beach

Ballet Vero Beach (BVB) challenges the notion of what an arts organization is capable of. The company not only presents a full season of the highest quality productions but has received international attention for its education and community engagement efforts. Fostering a love of our natural world, ensuring access to the arts for all, and combating the early literacy crisis for the children of Indian River County are just some of the ways BVB leverages dance to effect positive change.

Indian River Land Trust

The Indian River Land Trust (IRLT) has protected more than 1,200 acres of environmentally sensitive land throughout Indian River County, including 12 miles of Indian River Lagoon shoreline. IRLT remains focused on preserving wildlife habitat, protecting scenic waterfront, and providing access to nature for the public. For nearly a decade, IRLT has partnered with a variety of organizations to provide local youth groups and students with unique educational and research opportunities to engage in nature on IRLT properties.


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