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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...

  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...

The woman sat awkwardly on the folding chair outside the dark office of a small business, continually checking the posted hours of operation and the calendar housed on her phone. Without...

Last week a teammate placed a hand-crafted sign on her desk that read, “this is my year” and I believe her.  She is talented, committed and has some big goals. January...

I have long resisted the urge to use the phrase “huddle up everyone” in a team or staff meeting.  As a lover of all things sports and team building, I...

Honored for outstanding evaluation practice and dedication to the evaluation field Cindy Banyai, Ph.D., Evaluation and Design Advisor to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and Principal, Banyai Evaluation & Consulting, was...

If the weather in Southwest Florida dips below 60 degrees I pull out my winter wear. Coats, sweaters, scarves, tights and boots all emerge from my closet and I am...

by Katie Leone, Impact and Sustainability Manager, Southwest Florida Community Foundation When I was little, I loved participating in our church’s charitable toy drive. My mom would let me choose the...

Holiday Greetings That Stand the Test of Time. My love and nostalgia for stories and words prompted me to invite our foundation trustees and team members to share their thoughts...

I knew it wouldn’t be long before someone asked me about ghosts. When the Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently moved into our new home, Collaboratory, we were following in the...

When I was a kid there was a corny saying that worked its way into conversations whenever someone said something that rhymed.  I am guessing most of you have uttered it at...