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Community Foundation hosts spring Art & Community art reception

Community Foundation hosts spring Art & Community art reception

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 4, 2015) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently hosted its spring art exhibit reception, featuring work from the PanAmerican Alliance for Art, Culture and Industry, Inc.

Part of the 2014-2015 Art & Community exhibition series, the newest exhibit includes more than 45 art pieces of varied mediums such as pastels, watercolor, acrylics, jewelry and more from Irma Backelant, Elizabeth Jaramillo, Jefferson Jones, Annie St. Martin and more. The exhibit will run through May 28 and is available for public viewing hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour, call Kim Williams at the Community Foundation office at 239-274-5900.

As leaders, conveners, grant makers and concierges of philanthropy, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is a foundation built on community leadership with an inspired history of fostering regional change for the common good in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Community Foundation, founded in 1976, connects donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $84 million, the Community Foundation has provided $61.2 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. Last year, it granted more than $2.9 million to nonprofit organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts, healthcare and human services. It granted $782,000 in nonprofit grants including more than $400,000 in regional community impact grants and additional $450,000 in scholarship grants.

For more information about the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, call 239-274-5900 or visit

Winifred Hoffmann, Margie Willis, Anne Howard Hamilton and Sue Grimes Sandra Mark and Jacqueline Ehlers Lori Herfurth and Grace Giglio John Merchant and Nancy Terrell Irma Backelant, Diane Dowthitt and Tracey Owen-Cullimore Glenn and Graciela Price Diane Dowthitt and Cello Bennett Barbara Wells and Sarah Owen Annie St. Martin, Pat Papa and Diane Carmen


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