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CHARLOTTE CARES allows the Foundation to increase our capacity to provide additional and continued support for nonprofit projects, the development of community initiatives and to respond to the community’s most critical issues and needs.


Our community is truly a treasure.  Through generous donors like you, in 2016, CCF was able to provide a total of $50,000 in grants to 9 nonprofit agencies in Charlotte County.  Unfortunately, we had 28 other agencies requesting an additional $230,000 which we could not provide due to lack of funds. Non Profits look to us for support, and through CHARLOTTE CARES, we will raise additional funds in order to provide even more assistance in 2017.


You. Your business.  Your civic organization.  Your family.  You can become involved in philanthropy!  We have created an opportunity for every size and budget.  Every dollar helps.


Now.  Charlotte Cares is your opportunity to become proactive in helping those in need in your community. Simply put, we need donors like you to help those in need. By joining us in this important initiative, you will become part of the Charlotte Community Foundation family.

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Charlotte Cares!

“We care.”

Eric R. Schaible, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Eye Surgeon and Research Director

Joseph W. Spadafora, D.O.
Eye Surgeon and Medical Director

“We care.”

This is our community. One of the wonderful things about a community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. The doctors and staff of Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center live, work and play in this region. We consider all in our community to be our friends. Whenever we see a need, wherever we can be of assistance, it’s our privilege to step in and lend a helping hand. We hope and pray that our contributions help make our community thrive. 

This is why we are proud to participate in CHARLOTTE CARES with the Charlotte Community Foundation, and we encourage all of our friends to do so as well.

Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center Offices located in Port Charlotte, Venice and North Port

We Care Sponsors

Be sure to thank our sponsors by visiting their website!














Gregory Andrulonis

James & Judith Gontis

Bob & Barbara Neitzke

Robert & Marilyn Pachota

Pat Robinson

Jane Washburn

Walter & Helga Weichselbaum





Bob Bartell, Keith & Christa Callaghan, Roger Eaton – Clerk of the Circuit Court, Vera & Louis Hanisko, Howell Wealth Management LLC, Dr. David & Stephanie Klein, Mike Martin Agency, Rich & Maura Matzko, Ron Prickitt – Digital Home Doctor, Diane Smolen, June B. Stark



We appreciate all our donors at this level! Thank you for your contributions.