About Heart of Volusia

Heart of Volusia’s all-volunteer Board of Directors has held true to the goals of HOV’s founder, Martin Sandler, owner of a pharmaceutical firm, who retired to Daytona Beach in the ’50s. Back then, Sandler’s close friend died of a heart attack and left a large bequest to be used for charitable purposes that would be directed to this area only. Sandler chose to set up a non-profit heart association in 1957 that would collect and disburse monies locally – today’s Heart of Volusia, Inc. He served on the board until his own death in 1972. Deciding on a beneficiary, remembering a loved one or making a charitable donation?

Our Mission – What We Support

Heart of Volusia, Inc. is not associated with any national organization. Because of its stated mission and its size, HOV does not offer monetary assistance to persons outside the health-care profession with the exception of scholastic awards. Activities include distributing information through organized events, assisting cardiac health care professionals to further their education, encouraging young people to consider a career in the health care field, and making the public aware of life-style risks associated with heart disease. This corporation is not a membership organization. There is a Board of Directors, elected for two-year terms. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, excluding July and December. All Board Officers and Directors receive no reimbursement for their services; they serve on a volunteer basis only. Originally founded as the Heart Association of Volusia County (now known as Heart of Volusia, Inc.), this not-for-profit organization was incorporated in 1957. The purpose of the association is to promote and engage in education, research and community service in the causes, prevention and treatment of heart problems and heart-related diseases. Its funds benefit only the people of Volusia and Flagler counties.

Glenn Vincent, board member, presents a heart-shaped sculpture to Sally Baumeier-Stevens

Glenn Vincent, board member, presents a heart-shaped sculpture to Sally Baumeier-Stevens, who recently retired from Heart of Volusia’s Board of Directors, after 43 years’ service.

Board member Mary Frances Aumiller goes over details with colleagues Glenn Vincent, seated, and Ari Morse.