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What's Your Word? Every week we will feature one of our Faces of Philanthropy in honor of the Foundation's 40th anniversary. Everyone has something to share in our community. Please engage...

My friend had tears in her eyes as she shared her visit with a woman she hadn’t seen in years at an assisted living complex in town. The facility was comfortable...

Are you a student of wonder? One of the 5 values that guides our team’s work at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is encouraging curiosity and exploration to promote learning and...

Recently there has been quite a bit of talk about bridge building in our nation and in our communities. Not the literal infrastructure kind of construction but rather symbolic scaffolding...

A friend invited me to lunch last week.  Not long ago she had a highly successful career, owned her own business, and was a leader in her field.  Those were...

Last week I was driving down College Parkway in Fort Myers and noticed a car stalled out in a turn lane.  A moment later people were racing across the road...

Over the last several years, I have met with hundreds of individual donors, businesses, the faith community and family foundations who are looking for ways to fund great ideas and...

Happy Valentine’s Day. To our donors, past and present, our fundholders, supporters, and friends. Thank you to those in our community and our Foundation family who give to make Southwest...

The first home my husband and I bought together was a 1920s bungalow just a couple blocks off Daytona Beach. It had hardwood floors hidden under carpet and many other quaint...

What's Your Word? Every week we will feature one of our Faces of Philanthropy in honor of the Foundation's 40th anniversary. Everyone has something to share in our community. Please engage...

This FGCU publication, the Chautauqua, is focused on collaboration in our efforts to address the economics, equity, and environment that are the “triple bottom line” of sustainability. The Southwest Florida...

As I pulled up to a busy Southwest Florida intersection last week I noticed a long line of cars backed up in the opposite direction.  For a moment I reconsidered...

What's Your Word? Every week we will feature one of our Faces of Philanthropy in honor of the Foundation's 40th anniversary. Everyone has something to share in our community. Please engage...

What's Your Word? Every week we will feature one of our Faces of Philanthropy in honor of the Foundation's 40th anniversary. Everyone has something to share in our community. Please engage...

In December, there is always a long list of fun activities going on at the kids’ elementary school.  My two little ones love to dress up on theme days, participate...

What's Your Word? Every week we will feature one of our Faces of Philanthropy in honor of the Foundation's 40th anniversary. Everyone has something to share in our community. Please engage...

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...

What's Your Word? Every week we will feature one of our Faces of Philanthropy in honor of the Foundation's 40th anniversary. Everyone has something to share in our community. Please engage...

Neon orange shirt, crisp khaki shorts, tennis shoes, snowy white beard affixed with elastic band and a traditional red Santa hat.  He looked exactly like what you might imagine for...

What's Your Word? Every week we will feature one of our Faces of Philanthropy in honor of the Foundation's 40th anniversary. Everyone has something to share in our community. Please engage...

What's Your Word? Every week we will feature one of our Faces of Philanthropy in honor of the Foundation's 40th anniversary. Everyone has something to share in our community. Please engage...