CONTINUING THE CHALLENGE:
THE GIB PETERS ENDOWMENT
Gib Peters never backed down from a challenge -whether it was his health, his writing, or one of his charitable interests. Gib passed away from Lou Gehrig’s Disease this past spring -The Gib Peters Endowment will continue this legacy.
Donations will be used to permanently endow an on-going acquisition fund to enhance the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum collection, which was Gib's passion. The endowment will be permanently held at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. Gib was a founder of the Community Foundation and a long time officer of the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society.
Gib loved the water-both boating and diving. While diving when he was in the Navy, he found some cannonballs and got hooked on the idea of what may be lying on the ocean floor. When asked to serve on the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society's board, he knew he'd be following a life-long interest. Gib and his wife Marcia had an opportunity to dive with a National Geographic team and museum curators on the Henrietta Marie, his response: "It was an amazing experience, so moving.
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Timothy F. Baines, Ray Baker and
Joe Viana, Ed Block, Madeleine Burnside, PhD, Community Foundation of the
Florida Keys, Cooke Communications LLC, John Kent Cooke Jr., Darryl M. Diamond, MD, Hector
Guzman, DDS, Bobby Highsmith, Mangoes, Phil Miani, Marcia Peters, Betty Rubenstein,
Herbert and Ruth Schimmel, Shorewood High School Class of 1954, James and Marilyn Smith, Key West
Sunrise Rotary Club, Kent and Stacey Weimer.
Special Thanks To: Diana
Sutton, Mary Ann Westerlund