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    Impacts Matter

Community That GIVES BACK

All Southworth clubs, including The Abaco Club, are strongly committed to supporting causes surrounding our private club communities. We want to honor the causes our members and teams hold most dear—where we can make tangible impacts on the lives of those around us. Our community-specific initiatives fill this very important need.

Our members are incredibly philanthropic, and we are passionate about providing them opportunities to give back to the communities they love. Over the years, Southworth has raised more than $20 million in support of various community organizations and causes, many focusing on creating positive impacts for children. In addition to financial support, we proudly support local community initiatives, such as volunteer days—including for Habitat For Humanity, hosting of high school golf teams for play and practice, and providing access for local youth to learn the game of golf.

The Winding Bay FUND

From Hurricane Relief To Ongoing Support

Following Hurricane Dorian which devastated the Abaco Islands in 2019, including areas near The Abaco Club owned by Southworth Development, the company launched the Abaco-Winding Bay Relief Fund—a 501c(3) organization. Members, including Joe Deitch and other corporate leadership, raised more than $3 million dollars to help evacuate and house displaced staff and their families and to help Abaconians with assistance for housing, transportation, clothing, medical needs, therapy and more.

Although we closed out the hurricane relief fund in 2023, our strive to create a greater community in Abaco continues with the Winding Bay Fund, overseen by our dedicated member board. The impacts of the Winding Bay Fund have been truly remarkable. Through generous member donations, we can provide scholarships and educational grants to deserving students, ease the financial burden of funeral expenses for bereaved families, offer vital support for individuals facing medical challenges, and initiate community outreach programs that foster a stronger and more inclusive society.

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flag pole of The Abaco Club


Local Causes WE SUPPORT

Fauna and flora found at The Abaco Club

Friends of the Environment

The only Abaco-based non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of Abaco's environment and effecting
Abaco Club staff member helping a child with her homework

Every Child Counts

A non-profit school located in Abaco, Bahamas, that strives to provide full-time individualized education to students with a wide range of disabilities
Sunset view from a wooden pier at The Abaco Club, overlooking a tranquil beach with a boat, exemplifying peaceful coastal living in the Bahamas

Cherokee Sound Fire & Rescue

Provides critical first response to the area, helping ensure the safety and security of the club and surrounding communities.
Volunteers from The Abaco Club participating in a philanthropic event, a woman and young boy in matching blue shirts share a moment while organizing donated items, demonstrating the club's commitment to supporting communities in the Bahamas

The Pilot Club of Abaco

The local chapter of a global organization that prepares youth and young adults for volunteer service, encouraging brain safety & health, and supporting those who care for others.
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