Charlotte Cares!

As children, our parents, friends, schools and churches formed our core values, the very foundation of being contributing members of our community. On vacations, we traveled around the country, witnessing healthy, financially strong and educated communities seeking the same ideals of dignity, opportunity and prosperity for their people.  Our lives, like the mission of the Charlotte Community Foundation, have been devoted to educating, offering a hand up, and strengthening communities by helping others.

We are proud to support CHARLOTTE CARES, which will ensure that Charlotte County continues to grow and be a strong, vibrant place to live, work and play.


Lee Sender

Tami Sender

Darin Sender

2016 Charlotte Community Foundation Grant Recipients 

AMIKids Crossroads Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County Charlotte County Homeless Coalition Charlotte Technical College Englewood Community Care Clinic Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens Punta Gorda History Center Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic Yah Yah Girls: The Backpack Kidz

Charlotte Cares Logo, Charlotte Community Foundation


CHARLOTTE CARES is an exciting new initiative led by the Charlotte Community Foundation (CCF).  Our goal is to increase the amount of grant funds available to qualifying nonprofit agencies in the Charlotte community.


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.

Forms & Quick Links

Sponsor Levels

Pledge Card

Charlotte Cares Brochure

Donate Online Here

Sponsor Level

Sponsorship Levels


  • One high quality Charlotte Care t-shirt
  • Charlotte Cares promotional logo window decal for your office, home or car


  • The same as Community Sponsors plus:
  • Your name, business or logo included in the Charlotte Sun newspaper Charlotte Cares Annual Campaign Thank you ad
  • Your name or business posted on Charlotte Cares promotional material and Charlotte Cares webpage


  • The same as Supporters Sponsors plus:
  • Your name, business or logo posted on Charlotte Cares promotional material and Charlotte Cares webpage with link to your website
  • Your name, business or logo  on a banner in the Virginia B. Andes “Training & Education Center and on a banner at the Charlotte Cares Celebration Event
  • Use of Charlotte Cares logo on your company website


  • The same as Friends Sponsors plus:
  • Become a member of the Charlotte Cares Leadership Club (members will be invited to exclusive events) and receive a quality donor plaque for home or office display


  • The same as Leaders Sponsors plus:
  • You or your business featured on a full page Charlotte Cares promotional ad in Harbor Style magazine (first 12 only)
  • One high quality Charlotte Cares polo shirt
  • Commemorative 8×8 brick located in CCF courtyard


  • The same as Heroes Sponsors plus:
  • Your business logo prominently placed on the sleeve of Charlotte Cares high quality t-shirts and polo shirts (approx. 300 t-shirts)
  • Commemorative 12×12 brick located in CCF courtyard
  • Photo and feature article on CCF website


  • $10,000 Matching: agree to match the first $10,000 raised through Community giving
  • The same as Champions Sponsor plus:
  • Photo and feature article in CCF Annual Report

  • Please contact us if you wish to be a Champion!
  • (941) 637-0077 or

We Care Sponsors

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Kathryn Costello

Leon Demere

Digital Home Doctor

Esterly Fund

Vera & Louis Hanisko

Howell Wealth Management LLC

Mike Martin Agency

Barbara Morrison

Pat Robinson

Diane Smolen

June B. Stark

Vernon Litigation Group

Jane Washburn & Ron Prickitt

Bill & Linda Wood


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