05 Jun SWFLCF holds Women’s Legacy Fund 2012 Spring Luncheon
FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 24, 2012) – More than 100 women attended the Women’s Legacy Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation 6th annual spring luncheon on Friday, May 18 at Olde Hickory Country Club.
The luncheon included an update on the impact WLF funding recently had on the issue of homelessness in our community.
A cornerstone of the WLF is contributors taking an active and engaged role in choosing their annual grant focus area each year. At the spring luncheon, contributors voted on the next focus area from the issues of human trafficking awareness, bullying prevention and intervention or children experiencing homelessness.
The newest WLF Angels, Susan Johnson, Gail Markham and Marian Roelant, were also announced during the event. The Angel honorary designation is for mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, grandchildren, friends and other loved ones, either living or deceased, who have had a special impact on the lives of those around them. WLF members can make the special women in their lives a WLF Angel with a minimum contribution of $1,000 in their name.
In just five years of existence, the WLF has been able to provide $60,000 in grants to benefit people and communities in Southwest Florida.
The Women’s Legacy Fund is a fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, created to enable women in Southwest Florida to direct their giving in focused, strategic ways. The fund’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Southwest Florida through a woman’s perspective.
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. The community foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2011 fiscal year, SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services.
For more information, please call the Community Foundation at 239-274-5900.
Contact Melinda Isley, APR, m.creativepr, 239-274-7736, [email protected]