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June 1, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Partners administer ‘good deeds’ foundation Partners administer ‘good deeds’ foundation Associate Editor Call it the case of a heartfelt donation from an old woman that keeps saving lives after she is dead and gone.It all began when Jonathon Marks, a North Miami Beach lawyer, found himself in an unusual conversation with a client named Fay Parkin. She was an elderly lady who was friends with his wife, Merry Marks, from once living in the same condo.As it turns out, Parkin had no husband and no children, just some far-flung relatives she wasn’t close to, and she was looking for a meaningful way to let her estate do some good after she passed away. She brought her sister with her to the lawyer’s office with the idea of leaving it all to the Marks.“I told her, ‘Look, I can’t draw any kind of a will that would make me a beneficiary or my wife,’” Marks said.Ultimately, Jonathon and Merry Marks suggested Parkin consider creating a foundation in her name, so good deeds could be carried out without a lot of bureaucratic red tape and requirements that the big organized charities are prone to have. Rather than a final donation to a charity then to be forgotten, her name could live on through the Fay Parkin Foundation that would continually find ways to do good things for others.“She lit up, and her sister lit up. They lit up together,” recalled Jonathon Marks. “That made more sense to her than the alternative.”As fate would have it, Parkin, in her late 80s, died only a few months later.“It was a very unusual situation, because there was nothing in place to guarantee that would happen except my word,” Jonathon Marks said. “She trusted me.”Her trust was well-placed.Marks got the foundation approved by the IRS and made sure it complied with state laws. He and his partner, Paul Robinson, would serve as administrators, and Merry Marks would spend time running the office, day-to-day.After enduring a few far-flung family squabbles in probate court, the Fay Parkin Foundation was in full swing in 1999.People in need started being helped in small, but magnanimous, ways.“The idea originally was that my wife would scour the papers and look for ways to give. Really, it’s something small, a mom-and-pop operation. But we wanted to give direct cash to normal people. If somebody needed a wheelchair, for crying out loud, here, have it and enjoy it. It’s a gift. That’s what the idea was,” Jonathon Marks said.“It’s very discretionary. I have to make certain disclosures to the IRS, but I got what I consider a very liberal interpretation of how this foundation can give out money — even to the point if, so warranted, we could directly write a check to an individual, somebody in need.”When a Highway Patrol officer in Broward County lost both legs in the line of duty, Marks pulled out the checkbook and wrote him a $500 check.When Kim Goedde, a motivated single mom, needed to get her nonprofit organization, The Look for Success, off the ground, it was the Fay Parkin Foundation that gave her that first crucial grant that sparked other donations.She’s been able to help more than 1,000 women with what she calls “makeup for the soul” — self-esteem boosting Estee Lauder make-overs for women going from welfare to work, as well as women recovering from substance abuse and domestic violence, women reentering the outside world from jail, cancer patients, and the elderly.“A lot of women have never applied makeup before. Afterwards, when they look in the mirror, they just glow,” said Goedde.“Jonathon is an awesome lawyer. And it was just a great feeling to know Fay Parkin’s legacy was beginning with The Look for Success.”The good deeds branched out from there, when Jonathon Marks happened to chat with a stranger in a donut shop.That person turned out to be Richard C. Schulman, city historian of the four-year-old town, Sunny Isles Beach, population 15,000, where mostly elderly retirees live.“We struck up a conversation, and one thing led to another,” Schulman said of that chance meeting.Schulman introduced Marks to Sunny Isles Beach Mayor David Sampson, and before it was over, the new city’s police patrol cars and beach patrol boat were outfitted with defibrillators to rescue heart attack victims, thanks to the Fay Parkin Foundation.One of the town activists running for office, Norman Edelcup, wanted to buy even more defibrillators and donated to the Fay Parkin Foundation for the eventual purpose of buying even more, for a total of about 50.“They have already saved two or three lives,” Schulman said. “You can’t put a dollar amount on saving lives.”Priceless philanthropy. When a Jewish community center called Marks asking for a defibrillator, too, he was happy to help.“Jonathon and his partner are certainly, to me, examples of hometown heroes,” Schulman said. “As attorneys, they’ve done a wonderful, wonderful thing.”Marks admitts he gets “a nice kick” out of signing the checks for what he calls “little stuff that might make a difference.”By keeping his promise to his client, the legacy of a generous woman, Fay Parkin, lives on.