Kelly Decowski joins Education Foundation of Martin County board


Kelly Decowski, an award-winning realtor at RE/MAX of Stuart, has joined the board of directors of the Education Foundation of Martin County (EFMC).

Lisa Rhodes, Executive Director of the nonprofit shared news that the Palm City resident has become part of the team that enriches and enhances educational opportunities for all students and teachers in the Martin County School District, through effective fundraising efforts, positive collaborative partnerships, innovative programming, and efficient allocation of resources.

Decowski is a product of the Martin County School District, graduating from Martin County High School in 1993. She went on to earn a B.A. in Communicative Disorders and an M.A. in English Education from University of Central Florida.

After working in real estate from 1997-2004, Decowksi taught in public schools in Orange and Martin counties from 2004-2014, before re-entering the world of real estate as a full-time agent in 2014.

As Team Leader at The Kelley Decowski Team at RE/MAX of Stuart, she’s also known for philanthropic endeavors, which have always included education. She says she joined the EFMC board “in order to work with other like-minded individuals who want nothing more than to see our schools succeed.”

Decowski is a former board member of Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast, past president of Hibiscus Children's Center Guild, supporter of Martin County High School and Gertrude Walden Child Care Center. She’s also a member of Cleveland Clinic/Martin Health System’s Mum Ball committee.

Her two children, Tyler and Sarah, are learning to follow in the footsteps of their community-minded mom who says, “I think it's really important for kids to learn about social responsibility from an early age. There are all sorts of ways we can help other people and it's not always monetary. Sometimes the best gift we can give is our time.”

In her spare time, Decowski loves to run and is an avid reader.

She’s looking forward to working with the EFMC Board of Directors under the direction of EFMC’s new executive committee, Kate Cotner, president; Patrick McNealy, first vice president; Karina Talalay, second vice president; Michael Moehring, treasurer; Tyson Waters, secretary and Arati Hammond, immediate past-president, to ensure that the not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), community investment organization comprised of business leaders, community volunteers, and school officials has its most successful year ever.

To learn more about the Education Foundation of Martin County, visit


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