A Letter from Ashley

This scholarship has not only provided me with means to attend school but it has also provided me with fuel to pursue my dreams. Dear Charlotte Community Foundation, In this past year at FSU I have both grown as a person and have gotten closer to my goal of one day...

Wotitzky Scholarship Makes a Difference

The support you have shown has encouraged me to always try my best. My academic and community achievements would not be possible without you. Dear Leo Wotitzky Scholarship Committee, I want to thank you for your ongoing support in all my endeavors. I truly enjoy...

A Wall that Heals

When the Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Wall came to Punta Gorda in 2009, more than 80,000 people came to view it. The community witnessed the power of this important memorial as visitors laid flowers and bowed silently before the names of the more than 58,000 men and...

CCF Awards Student Scholarships

Although they’ve never personally met their benefactors, 21 college-bound students are grateful for the scholarships they recently received thanks to some visionary and generous people who have established scholarship funds at Charlotte Community Foundation. For some...

A Legacy That Transforms Lives

Virginia B. Andes was born in Canton, Ohio, in 1919. She graduated from McKinley High School and Kent State University. In 1944, she began her career at IBM, where she was a pioneer in developing new accounting systems and processes in a field with few women. Her work...

Honoring a Lifetime of Community Service

The Charlotte Community Foundation named Vernon Peeples, one of the Foundation’s founding board members, as the recipient of the our 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. This fifth-generation Floridian was a historian, author and former state lawmaker. He passed...