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The Sanctuary of the Treasure Coast is a 501(c)(3) community center formed in April of 2021 to serve the LGBTQ+ population in the Treasure Coast area.  Our Mission is to provide a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment to inspire LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies to be themselves, to share with new friends, and to engage in activities which promote and unite our community.



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Midway Specialty Care Center

Not-for-profit clinic

At The Sanctuary of the Treasure Coast, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Health Clinic is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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"All of us who are openly gay are living and writing the history of our movement. We are no more - and no less - heroic than the suffragists and abolitionists of the 19th century; and the labor organizers, Freedom Riders, Stonewall demonstrators, and environmentalists of the 20th century. We are ordinary people, living our lives, and trying as civil-rights activist Dorothy Cotton said, to 'fix what ain't right' in our society."

Senator Tammy Baldwin

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Our Board Members

Committed to the Cause

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of The Sanctuary of the Treasure Coast. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.


Donna Pixley 

President / LGBTQ+ Director of Affairs

Donna currently works at the WPB VA Medical Center and has been there over 18yrs. She is also the executive VP of her local union. Donna is an activist and champion for Human Rights. She is a Florida native and came to Port St Lucie in 2015.

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Ashley Peterson

Vice President

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Ron Sebben


Ron came to the Treasure Coast in 2020 with 25 years of experience working with non-profit organizations from band booster groups to community vocal and instrumental performance ensembles.  He has served as president and development director in the past but always keeps cash in descending order with corners uncurled in his wallet.  His experiences have helped him realize the great need for support and community in the LGBTQ+ world and that need is what inspires him to take part in the mission of The Sanctuary.

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Donna Pixley

LGBTQ+ Director of Affairs

Donna currently works at the WPB VA Medical Center and has been there over 18yrs. She is also the executive VP of her local union. Donna is an activist and champion for Human Rights. She is a Florida native and came to Port St Lucie in 2015.

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Peggy J Ashley

Member Liaison

Peggy has lived in Florida since age 5, grew up in Miami (GO DOLPHINS) and moved to the Treasure Coast 25 years ago. She came out 30 years ago and was disowned by her family; because of that, today she  have the passion for supporting and being there for anyone who has experienced the same path. In Peggy’s off time, she can be found down by the water relaxing or fishing. 

Peggy has a degree in Music Education and loves teaching & training music. Peggy loves to communicate Thru her music. She also has over 25 years total of Store Management.

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Joseph Butler

Events Coordinator

Joseph Butler has worked in customer relations, contract negotiation, advertising, and corporate event planning. He has a bachelor's degree in creative writing for entertainment with a focus on marketing amd branding, a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary studies. And currently a full time student in Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, Masters in Clinical Nutrition, and Masters in Ayurvedic and Integrative medicine. He has worked with non-profit organizations the mass majority of his life. Starting in the 4th grade to fundraising for LGBT+ communities in Indiana and Orlando. Fundraising for health and wellness non-profits.

Joseph has learned that life is short, and his joy in life comes from helping to create a loving and positive world where no one has to hide who they are. He is extremely proud and excited to hold the Board Member Position as the Events Coordinator. Where he can utilize his experience to help the Sanctuary of the Treasure Coast manifest their mission.

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Contact The Sanctuary of the Treasure Coast

21 SE Central Pkwy, Stuart, FL 34994-5907

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The Sanctuary Store

Need a T-Shirt, Hoodie and coffee mug? The Sanctuary store has you covered. Order directly on the merch store and show your love and support for our community!