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The Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida chilled out with the Southwest Community Foundation at Collaboratory on July 10, 2019. Financial advisors, bankers, and the Community Foundation team shared some...

By Lauren G. Schmidt, Health Education Program Consultant, Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County received a $25,000 Community Impact grant from the...

Rose is pictured with her Big Sister Alex.  My name is Rose and I am a graduating senior. I am a happy, healthy, well adjusted, young woman who excels in school...

When I was a kid it was always a really big deal to stay up late enough to watch network television sign off for the night.  I don’t remember exactly...

It feels like summer because things are heating up outside and inside Collaboratory. Last week alone we attended a cocktail party for the LGBT Community Fund of Southwest Florida, hosted a...

Recently I had the honor and privilege to say a few words of love and remembrance at the Celebration of Life for Kappy King, a beloved wife, mother, friend, philanthropist...

The thirty-something skateboarders served as a Venice Beach Boardwalk choir of sorts. Their cathedral was the small skate park just a few hundred feet away from the famous Venice Muscle Beach. It’s...

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...

The Foundation team and our co-collaborators in Collaboratory are coming together in celebration of Earth Day. Our staff has formed a Green Team as we seek ways to continually have...

The team at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is constantly learning.  We are committed to staying connected to the community and are always on the lookout for ways to engage...

Floridians learn to be creative in marking the seasons.  Since nature does not provide the obvious clues in the form of fall foliage, snow days and cherry blossom blooms, we...

Springing Into Action. Spring has definitely sprung at the Foundation and we are seeing lots of action and collaboration happening in our region. This season we partnered with our Midwestern...

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation hosted friends from the Battle Creek Community Foundation for the Inaugural C3 Luncheon, Calhoun County Connections. Community Foundation CEOs Sarah Owen, of Southwest Florida, and...

  It wasn’t easy to jump into the fray of all the fundraising pledges happening under the tent on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, but leave it to a strong,...

As a rule, I like to look at the things I have rather than the things I don’t.  Focusing on gratitude can be a life-changing experience.  I am fortunate in...

The first cup of my vacation coffee was bitter and full of grounds.  As my family planned a week of high adventure, going as fast as they could down mountains,...

If you live in Southwest Florida year-round, you know the absolute best time to get outside and be active is the beginning of the year.  The skies are blue. The...

  During this month of “love,” I am pleased to share a love poem to the community written by residents who joined the trustees and team of the Southwest Florida Community...

For the past year I have been wearing a simple gold ring in the shape of a circle.  It isn’t an infinity sign, but the continuous circle serves as a...

For nearly 30 years a woman I never met has been whispering in my ear every time I sit down to write.  Sometimes she shows up in everyday conversations as...

  Over the holidays a friend stopped by with a fresh baked cherry pie – so fresh it was still steaming from her oven. Standing there on our doorstep three days...