The Women's Legacy Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation held its 6th annual spring luncheon on Thursday, May 9 at Fiddlesticks Country Club for more than 125 contributors to the fund and women who are interested in making a difference in their community.
On April 10, 2013, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida inducted Gail Markham of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A. into their 2013 Business Hall of Fame. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.
$20,000 grant will assist those in need with food and other emergency services
Community leaders celebrated the grand opening of the Bonita Springs United Way House on Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 25300 Bernwood Parkway, Unit 6 next to the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. A $20,000 grant from the Bonita Springs Community Fund, a fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and an ongoing financial commitment from the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, will enable the location to house various social services to improve the lives of many Bonita Springs residents.
Seasoned marketing/fundraising executive to head up development and communications.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 19, 2013) – Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation announces that Carolyn Rogers will be joining the foundation as vice president of development and communications.
Rogers has more than 25 years of experience in public relations, marketing, advertising and nonprofit fund development. She holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications with a specialization in public relations from the University of South Florida, Tampa. Rogers has achieved Certification as a Public Relations Counselor (CPRC) and the Universal Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), and is also a member of the Florida Public Relations Association's Counselor's Network. In addition, she has held the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy & Association of Fundraising Professionals since 2000. Rogers is registered in the state of Florida as a fundraising consultant.
The Bonita Springs Community Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation has named Ray Faubion, Jr. the 2013 Love of Bonita Award recipient.
The award, given annually, honors a Bonita Springs resident who exemplifies the goal of helping to build a stronger community.
A native Floridian, Faubion grew up in Fort Myers where his family started a State Farm Insurance agency in 1961 and relocated his family to Bonita Springs in 2005. He is a graduate of Bishop Verot Catholic High School and Florida Southern College.