About Us 

By hosting your event at The Kane, you are supporting the Council on Aging of Martin County!

The Kane Center is the home of the Council on Aging of Martin County - a private, non-profit organization that has served our area's seniors for over four decades.

 

The Council's mission is to be the primary provider of comprehensive life-saving and life-improving services and programs for seniors in Martin County. Itsvision is seniors living well at any age, remaining independent and living in a home-like environment.

Proceeds from event rentals at The Kane support the Council's many services, including Meals on Wheels, the Adult Day Club, the Joseph C. & Ann S. Day Medical Center, Care Management and Caregiver Support. The Council is the longest-standing organization in the county dedicated to serving our senior population.

The Charles and Rae Kane Center is the home of the Council on Aging of Martin County. The Kane Center is specially designed for seniors of all capabilities and walks of life – as well as their families and caregivers – to come together in a secure, comfortable atmosphere where they truly feel at home.

Named for a local couple who have championed senior issues for decades, the $15 million facility was developed through a public/philanthropic partnership, including $5.8 million from public funds, the Florida Legislature and a grant from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

The Kane Center is a nine-acre wooded campus located on Salerno Road just east of Kanner Highway. It is less than one mile from Martin Memorial South Hospital, the Robert Morgade branch of the Martin County Library System and the Chastain Campus of IRSC.

 

Meet the Team

Krystle Andrew

Manager of Event Services

After working in the hospitality field,

I discovered my passion and love for special events. Combining my creativity and organizational skills, I decided to become an events coordinator, and I haven't looked back since!  With over 15 years of experience in special events, and being one of the few local natives to St Lucie / Martin County area, I've developed numerous strong relationships with many wonderful, reliable vendors.

It has truly been my joy to work side-by-side with couples and their families during their most memorable occasions.  I love that I get to develop a personal relationship with each client, and I feel that it is the key to making each event unique.

Enough business talk... I am also a wife to my amazing husband and a new mommy of a beautiful baby girl and a handsome fur baby boy.

 

I love anything outside or on or in the water, and a good hot yoga class!

Christopher Collier 

Executive Chef

Chef Christopher Collier is a Martin County local, born and raised on the Treasure Coast, and an American Culinary Foundation Certified Chef.

 

Chef Chris started his career as at Pirates Cove Resort and Marina in Port Salerno where he led the food service team for the 300 seat restaurant, bar, resort and marina. Pirates Cove hosted thousands of guests and hundreds of weddings, as well as the world-renowned Sailfish Classic sport fishing tournaments and award ceremonies. Chef went on to be part of the team that opened the exclusive Pine Creek Sporting Club in Okeechobee with Stephen E. Myers, golf legends Jack W. Nicklaus and Nick Price, and former NFL star Tucker Frederickson. As the club’s Chef, he prepared gourmet dishes for an elite membership of hunting enthusiasts.

 

After the initial success of Pine Creek, Chef Chris learned that the Council on Aging of Martin County was opening a new community center and jumped at the opportunity to give back to the community where he grew up and serve the local people he knows and loves. As the Kane Center’s Executive Chef, he is responsible for every dish prepared in its kitchen, including the 300+ Meals on Wheels that are delivered daily to low-income, home-bound seniors in Martin County; dozens more Kane Cuisine home-delivered meals; soups, salads and sandwiches sold in the Kane Bistro; and the exceptional breakfast, luncheon and dinner menus served by Kane Catering.

 

Throughout his career, Chef Chris has donated his time and talents to helping others. He worked with the Chef and Child Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters Taste of the Treasure Coast, JAKES “Kids in the Outdoors” program, and has sat on the advisory board for adult education at Indian River State College. Chef is an avid outdoorsman, fisherman, and devoted husband and family man. When he’s not in the kitchen, you will likely find him with a line in the water and—with any luck—a fish on the hook.

Nicole Vigilainti

Banquet Manager

Events Assistant

Monica Holgerson
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(772) 223-7819

thekane@kanecenter.org

900 SE Salerno Rd Stuart, FL 34997