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SWFLCF holds spring Legacy Society reception

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation held its spring luncheon for Legacy Society members Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Cypress Lake Country Club in Fort Myers.

Guest speaker Jim Nathan, president and CEO of Lee Memorial Health System, addressed the 100 attendees on why giving matters from real people offering real solutions for real community change.

Santini grant recipients were also presented including Cecilia St. Arnold, program director Junior Achievement of Southwest FL, Jessica Pralle, program manager Boys and Girls Club Charlotte County, Alexis Loukota, student at Port Charlotte Middle, John Gamba, board of trustees, AFCAAM, Robert Kenny, Ph.D., department chair, Leadership, Counseling and  Educational Technology, FGCU and Veronica Torres, Digital U. program student.

Legacy Society members include any individual who has established an endowed fund or informed the SWFLCF that, upon their passing, an endowed fund will be established. Being a member of the SWFLCF Legacy Society provides opportunities for meeting other supporters of the community foundation and developing new friendships.

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has been supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties for 34 years. With assets of more than $59 million, the community foundation has provided more than $48 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. For more information, call 239-274-5900.

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. The community foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2011 fiscal year, SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services.

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