Shoppers’ Loose Change Benefits Local Schools, The Avenue Viera Donates Fountain Change to Brevard Schools Foundation

Thursday, Jan 14, 12:00PM
Viera, Fla. – Making a wish at The Avenue Viera’s fountain now also will help to grant the wishes of Brevard County Schools. The Avenue Viera is donating the change collected in its fountain, located in the center’s Central Park, to the Brevard Schools Foundation, which provides resources for teachers to undertake special projects not supported through existing budgets and programs. With The Avenue Viera’s first donation, $1,700 collected from April to December 2009, Brevard Schools Foundation created a scholarship fund for graduating seniors, provided headphones to schools for computer-based testing and will address other critical school needs.
“The fountain has always been a popular meeting place at The Avenue Viera,” said Pamela Marticke – marketing manager, The Avenue Viera. “We’re pleased to be able to put all of the wishes made at the fountain to good use and give back to the Brevard community.”
Established in 1987, the Brevard Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization that matches community resources with the needs of local schools. It provides teacher grants, student scholarships, supplies and more.
“We appreciate having this fund that we can go to as needs arise,” said Lynn Clifton – executive director, Brevard Schools Foundation. “The Avenue Viera has been a wonderful partner to our foundation and Brevard County schools, and we look forward to a successful relationship.”
About The Avenue®
The Avenue, introduced by Cousins Properties Incorporated in 1998, is an outdoor lifestyle center concept with eight locations throughout the Southeast. The Avenue offers a dynamic mix of premier national retailers, select local merchants and specialty restaurants reflective of local demand and fashion trends. The shopping destination features an open-air, pedestrian friendly setting convenient to major metropolitan areas. Shoppers can visit The Avenue at one of its five metro Atlanta locations, or in suburban Nashville, Tenn., suburban Memphis, Tenn. or Viera, Fla. For more information about The Avenue, please visit

About Brevard Schools Foundation
Brevard Schools Foundation directly supports Brevard County public schools. The Foundation provides scholarships, school supplies, mentoring programs, Space Week, classroom grants and other direct support designed to enhance education. The Foundation welcomes financial contributions or in-kind gifts of goods or services. Please call (321) 633-1000 ext. 756 or visit
For more information, contact: Reneé Spurlin, communications 21, 404-814-1330,