01 Oct 2019 Community Foundation’s Women’s Legacy Fund to hold Fall breakfast
The Women’s Legacy Fund (WLF) of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will hold its 2019 Fall Breakfast for Contributors, Friends and those interested in being part of the WLF on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
The event will be held at Fort Myers Technical College, 3800 Michigan Avenue in Fort Myers. The cost is $20 per person. Prima Donors are complimentary.
In addition to breakfast, the event will include tours of the Healthcare Sim Lab with students in the program and information on the impact of the three-year grant to the School District of Lee County for Career Pipeline for Women in Health Care.
The Women’s Legacy Fund is a group of women who combine their contributions in this collective philanthropy initiative to foster the immersion of women in philanthropy and develop the region’s next philanthropic leaders.
Since its inception, the WLF has been able to provide more than $200,000 in grants to benefit people and communities in Southwest Florida including this year’s grant of $30,000. Currently, the Fund has $860,670 in endowment that will continue to help fund local issues now and in the future.
Contributors to the WLF give a minimum of $250 each year ($100 for women younger than 25). The first half of contributions is pooled for the purpose of immediate annual grants, while the second half is pooled into the WLF’s endowment fund which provides additional grants to be made both now and in years to come. Prima Donors are local women who have contributed $10,000 or more to the WLF endowment and are committed to making an impact in their community through charitable giving.
To attend please RSVP by October 18 and purchase tickets, please visit floridacommunity.com and click on the Quick Link on the home page, or contact Sydney Roberts at (239) 274-5900 or [email protected]
About the Southwest Florida Community Foundation
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, founded in 1976, cultivates regional change for the common good through collective leadership, social innovation and philanthropy to address the evolving community needs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Foundation partners with individuals, families and corporations who have created more than 400 philanthropic funds. Thanks to them, the Foundation invested $6.3 million in grants and programs to the community. With assets of more than $126 million, it has provided $79.9 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves since inception. The Foundation is the backbone organization for the regional FutureMakers Coalition and Lee County’s Sustainability Plan. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s regional headquarters are now located in the historic ACL Train Depot at Collaboratory in downtown Fort Myers, with satellite offices located on Sanibel Island, in LaBelle (Hendry County). For more information, call 239-274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com