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Thank you for choosing to support Charlotte County. Your donation will help the Charlotte Community Foundation, or one of our agency partners or donor funds, improve the quality of life in Charlotte County. If you wish to make a donation to the Charlotte Community Foundation’s Community Fund which will be used to address the most pressing needs in our community, please click on the Charlotte Community Foundation’s Community Fund, fill out the requested information and click donate. If you would like your donation to be applied to a specific fund, please select the appropriate fund below, fill out the requested information and click donate.
Charlotte Community Foundation Community Fund
Fund Description: Support the Charlotte Community Foundation to address the communities most pressing needs.
K-2 Comprehensive Literacy Framework Program
The Charlotte Community Foundation (CCF) and the Smugglers Foundation have partnered to provide Matching Gifts to secure funds that will support a new Charlotte County Public School Comprehensive Literature Framework Initiative.
Funds raised will provide Kindergarten through 2nd grade educators in the CCPS district with classroom libraries which will be utilized during the required 90 minutes of reading instruction provided daily in all K-2 elementary classrooms. These libraries are designed to improve the Independent Reading component of the framework.
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition Fund
Fund Description: Support the programs and services of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Inc. to carry out its role and mission as described by its by-laws.
Jenny A. Young Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund seeks to award scholarships to students pursuing a career in Education at a 4-year accredited college. Students who show a need for college funding must also show a resume reflecting personal integrity and honor.
Dr. Young (PhD. In Leadership and Public Policy, Ohio State University) spent 30 years in education, first as a math teacher, later retiring as a high school vice-principal in Worthington, Ohio. She dedicated herself to making schools more responsive to students, to helping teachers achieve their maximum potentials and to developing more competent and humane administrators. A resident of Port Charlotte, she had a gentle nature that belied her competitiveness.
If your passion is supporting education and training for future teachers, we invite you to donate to this fund!
Harry Chapin Food Bank Endowment Fund
Fund Description: Support the programs and services of Harry Chapin Food Bank to carry out its role and mission as described by its by-laws.
CHEC Endowment Fund
Fund Description: Support current and future programs and services of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center to carry outs its mission to raise public awareness of the value of our natural and cultural resources by providing environmental education, recreation, research and management of conservation lands and as its role as described by its bylaws.
PGICA Endowment Fund
Fund Description: Provide an endowment to meet operational, long-term capital requirements, and future building expansion needs.
Karen Cline Wedemeyer Memorial Fund
The Karen Cline Wedemeyer Memorial Fund is established in memory of Karen Wedemeyer, a resident and active supporter of many organizations in Punta Gorda, FL. She believed deeply in improving her community by supporting education and civic institutions. Karen was a resident of Punta Gorda for more than 20 years and was passionate about the area and its residents.
In Punta Gorda, Karen realized a life’s dream to build a college preparatory school. Working with the leadership of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Karen launched a K-8 program and led a fundraising effort to construct a new school building in 2006. Karen retired from Good Shepherd Day School in 2008.
Karen was also an active community leader. She was a board member of the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association and she chaired fundraising efforts for Team Punta Gorda and The Tidewell Hospice Cup Regatta. Karen was an active member of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club and the Mariners Boat Club.
Proceeds from the Karen Cline Wedemeyer Memorial Fund will be used to grant education scholarships to families in need and to support local charities in Charlotte County. Through these grants, Karen’s family hopes to support her vision to create a stronger community.