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...

Supporting a City’s Rebirth

When you ride a canary yellow bike — for free — along Punta Gorda’s Harborwalk, take a stroll through the city’s Artisan’s Atelier at Herald Court or even pull a weed in a community garden, that’s Charlotte Community Foundation at work connecting people who care with...

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...

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...