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The tables at my favorite coffee shops have been occupied to overflowing the last couple of weeks.  At first glance I thought it was probably the influx of winter residents...

Over the past few weeks I have been telling anyone who will listen that it’s great to be 40…again! Those that know me roll their eyes while those who don’t are...

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available online at www.floridacommunity.com/annual-report. “2015 was a year of major milestones in the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s work as active change-makers,”...

Nothing says I love you like an unloaded dishwasher. Or so goes the firmly held belief of a close friend who claims that she does not need gifts or...

This time of year I begin to take a little closer notice of my mail. Not the electronic mail that daily floods my inbox, but my “snail mail” is what...

I have a serious affection for Peanut Butter Cups. I believe I have definitely eaten more peanut butter cups than vegetables over the course of my half century of living...

As we roll into 2015 we are surrounded by all kinds of encouraging words to get us off to a great start. This year I stayed home with my family...

One of the greatest moments at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is when we contact local nonprofits to tell them that –yes- we will be investing in a project they submitted through one of our impact grant cycles.  This “yes” yields an energizing moment filled with all the possibilities of starting something that could change our corner of the world. It is a fulfilment of our steadfast promise to donors who have opened funds with us and have entrusted us to grant their money out into the community according to their wishes in the most impactful and most effective way possible.