CEO, Tami Sender’s Q & A in Charlotte Sun “Funding the Community”

We are thankful to Elaine Allen-Emerich and the Charlotte Sun for publishing the featured article with our CEO, Tami Sender.

We are also happy to say that CCF, United Way of Charlotte County and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation have joined in partnership and established a fund to respond with relief and recovery efforts left in Hurricane Irma’s wake.

Our K-2 Initiative has wrapped up with the delivery of 167,000 books to the Kindergarten through 2nd Grade classroom libraries in the Charlotte County School System.

“I care.”

Since joining the Fawcett Memorial Hospital family four years ago, it has been an honor to work with a dedicated team who have been delivering compassionate care to the members of our community since 1975. And much like the Charlotte Community Foundation is planning...

“We care.”

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...

“I care.”

Since joining the team of Bayfront Health a year ago, I have been proud to team with the talented caregivers who serve our patients and strengthen our community in so many ways. Here, I am surrounded by many caring and compassionate individuals who are dedicated to...

Fundraising for Nonprofits Workshop – July 27, 2017

WHEN July 27, 2017 | 9 to 11 a.m. Light snacks and drinks will be provided Cost $25 WHERE Charlotte Community Foundation 227 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda WHO Nonprofit staff, board members and program volunteers TOPIC How to find major donors, secure corporate...

2017 Board and Officers

Charlotte Community Foundation Appoints 2017 Officers & Directors Tami Sender, CEO; Robin Vazquez, Treasurer; Jane Washburn, Secretary; Mary Byrski, Chair; Jill McCrory, Vice Chair Charlotte Community Foundation proudly announces the appointment of the following...

“We care.”

Giving back to our community is one of the most important and valuable things a person can do. We care about Charlotte County, which is why we have chosen to participate in the CHARLOTTE CARES initiative through the Charlotte Community Foundation. The monies raised...

Charlotte Community Foundation Eyes New Donors

Charlotte Community Foundation announces new partnership with Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center’s Partners, Dr. Joseph Spadafora and Dr. Eric Schaible. Dr. Joseph Spadafora and Dr. Eric Schaible were recently honored as “Heroes” level Donors to...

New Workshops in June @ Charlotte Community Foundation

The Role and Function of the Board (6/1/17) Strategic Planning (6/8/17 and 6/15/17)   The Role and Function of the Board (6/1/17) Registration is now open for our June 1 workshop, The Role and Function of the Board (8:00-10:00 a.m.) $15 per participant; includes...

UPDATE: Storytelling with Grant Writing – Grant Writing 101

Due to an overwhelming response and space limitations, registration for this workshop is now closed. We are excited about hosting this session and will be posting new workshops and events as they become available. Thank you for registering. Watch for New Workshops in...

New Director of Marketing & Development

 Charlotte Community Foundation Announces New Director of Marketing & Development Punta Gorda, FL– The Charlotte Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Ashley Maher recently joined the organization as the Director of Marketing & Development....

Apply for a Scholarship

Many scholarships are available for college-bound students thanks to generous donors who have established scholarship funds at Charlotte Community Foundation.  Applications are accepted through March 15, 2017.  In 2016 we awarded $88,000 in Scholarships.

CHARLOTTE CARES a SUCCESS!

The Charlotte Community Foundation appreciates all who donated to our First Annual CHARLOTTE CARES Campaign. With a stretch goal of $100,000, your donations exceeded that target for a total amount raised of $105,042.50, which will allow the Foundation to increase our...

Charlotte Community Foundation Announces $100K Anonymous Donation

Punta Gorda, FL, January 31, 2017 – The Charlotte Community Foundation announced today a $100,000 anonymous donation has been made to the Foundation’s Community Fund. “The Charlotte Community Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of this very generous...

New Year Message From Our CEO

As we reflect on 2016, the Charlotte Community Foundation is proud to have played a part in a number of significant activities that have led to positive results in our community.  Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation was able to provide more than $827,000 in...

Peace River K9 Search and Rescue Receives Grant for Animal Welfare

The Peace River K9 Search and Rescue has received a $3,399.30 grant from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare. This year, Charlotte Community Foundation is thrilled to award this check to Peace River K9 Search and Rescue.  The funds will be used to attach GPS...

Suncoast Humane Society receives Grant for Animal Welfare

Suncoast Humane Society receives $11,908.59 from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare Lillian Adams passed away in 2011 but her legacy lives on in yearly disbursements from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare held at the Charlotte Community...

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity receives $8,297.75 from the Barbara and Henry Haug Fund Barbara Haug passed away in March 2007.  Barbara and her husband, Henry’s legacy live on in yearly disbursements from the Barbara and Henry Haug Fund held at the Charlotte...

Canine Castaways Receive Funding for Animal Welfare

Canine Castaways receive $11,908.59 from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare Lillian Adams passed away in 2011 but her legacy lives on in yearly disbursements from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare held at the Charlotte Community Foundation. ...

Punta Gorda Lions Foundation

Charlotte Community Foundation Awards Grant to Punta Gorda Lions Foundation The Punta Gorda Lions Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the Pauline Adele Kelly June Fund. The June Fund provides care and services for those with hearing issues to help them achieve...

Hearing Impaired Persons of Charlotte County

Hearing Impaired Persons of Charlotte County receives a Grant from Pauline Adele Kelly June Fund at the Charlotte Community Foundation   Pauline June suffered from long term tinnitus and eventual hearing loss.  Pauline wanted to be able to help individuals and...

Military Heritage Museum

Military Heritage Museum receives 2016 Disbursement from the Hugo and Wallie Spatz Fund at the Charlotte Community Foundation Wallie Spatz passed away in August 2011 and her legacy still lives on in her yearly disbursements from the Hugo and Wallie Spatz Fund held at...

Hurricane Matthew

The Charlotte Community Foundation is now taking monetary donations for the victims of Hurricane Matthew which has devastated the east coast of Florida. Eight people have died due to Hurricane Matthew in Florida.  More than 300,000 people are still without power in...

CCF 2016 Grant Awards Celebration

Charlotte Community Foundation Awards $50K in Grants to Nine Nonprofits The Charlotte Community Foundation announced today that $50,000 in grants have been awarded to nine nonprofits located across Charlotte County. An Awards Celebration was held at the Charlotte...

NEW CEO

 Charlotte Community Foundation Taps Seasoned Nonprofit Executive as CEO Punta Gorda, FL, August 17, 2016 – The Charlotte Community Foundation announced today that Tami Sender will join the organization as chief executive officer, effective October 3, 2016. Sender,...

In Memory of Corporal Paul Hanson, USMC

Grant awarded to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition in memory of Corporal Paul Hanson, USMC   On June 16, 2016, more than 20 donors and friends attended a check presentation in memory of Corporal Paul Hanson, USMC. Dr. Mark and Cindy Hanson are longtime...

2016 Board and Officers

Charlotte Community Foundation Appoints 2016 Officers & Directors Mary Byrski, Board Chair  Charlotte Community Foundation proudly announces the appointment of the following Officers to the 2016 Board of Directors: Chair – Mary Byrski, Attorney at Law, Byrski...

Derek Dunn-Rankin

Derek Dunn-Rankin passed away April 17th at age 88. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty, and their children Peter, David (Janie), Jeff (Mary Lou), Debbie and Michael, all of Venice Florida. Derek also has four grandchildren he adored, Sarah, Rachel, Matthew...

City of Punta Gorda Golf Championship

City of Punta Gorda Golf Championship Donates Proceeds to Charity With special thanks to Platinum Sponsor Gene Gorman’s Family of Automobiles and Gold Sponsor Presley Beane Financial, the 3rd Annual Punta Gorda Amateur Golf Championship was a great time for a great...

Lion’s Club at Joyful Noise

In August of 2015, the Punta Gorda Lion’s Foundation received a $5,000 grant from the Charlotte Community Foundation on behalf of their Donor Pauline Adele Kelly June Fund.  Half of the $5,000.00 grant was to be used for the Early Learning Coalition’s health screening...

Season of Sharing

Season of Sharing Challenge raises funds for residents facing homelessness. In a local Season of Sharing campaign led by the Charlotte Community Foundation, $59,440 was raised for families and individuals on the verge of homelessness in Charlotte County. The total...

Solicitation of Contributions Act

In 2016, when renewing your organizations Solicitation of Contributions, you will now be required to provide a Conflict of Interest Policy. Go to http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Consumer-Services/Business-Services/Charitable-Organizations for more...

Congratulations 2015 Community Fund Grant Recipients

More than 40 community leaders gathered on the brick courtyard of Charlotte Community Foundation Thursday, September 24th to celebrate the Foundation’s Annual Grant Recognition Awards.  Board Chairman Ron Olsen, CEO Julia Steele and Community Investment Chair Jane...

In Memory of Matthew Stephens

Jan Stephens, of the Charlotte Community Foundation, donated a $684.41 check in memory of her son, Matthew Stephens, to the band program at Punta Gorda Middle School on Tuesday morning — the first day back for teachers. Her son was killed in a car crash at age 19 on...

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...

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...