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When COVID-19 closed schools in the spring, it also shut down a primary food distribution channel for Brighter Bites, a nonprofit organization that stocks elementary school pantries with nutritious food...

Cone of uncertainty. The term crossed my mind as I watched reports on Tropical Storm Arthur, which flared up before hurricane season even officially began. We’ve grown  accustomed to hearing...

Like so many Southwest Floridians, I’ve been remotely working from home, as the Southwest Florida Community Foundation stands with all those striving to balance health and safety while remaining efficient...

Our world has changed, collectively and individually.   Last week I was walking around Collaboratory and missing the energy of people meeting and connecting in the building.  If I am honest,...

Each week the goal of this column is to connect the beautiful act of giving to things happening in the world, our community and individual stories.  Sometimes the subject matter...

This column is difficult for me to write as it hits close to home.  My birth year of 1963 places me on the cusp of the baby boomer generation, and...

Recently I attended a round table formed to discuss and explore aging in place in Southwest Florida.  As our nation and community approach what has been coined the Silver Tsunami,...

Over the last few weeks, hundreds of volunteers have walked through the doors of Collaboratory.  The space doesn’t provide direct services to individuals so volunteering here takes on a different...

I am a data geek and believe that a commitment to measuring and evaluating progress is key to a strong strategic business plan.  I am always filled with hope and...

Recently I heard the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, speak on the culture of collaboration in his City.  Pittsburgh is a big-time sports town, so he used a striking sports...

I wait with anticipation for “this time last year” photo alerts on my phone. Sometimes I feel let down when it is a misguided shot of my shoe from 2016, but...