Scholarship Recipient Sue Zawacki

I received my BSN in 1985 and after 33 years of practicing nursing I made a decision to go back to school to earn a master’s degree in nursing leadership. The scholarship I received from the Charlotte Community Foundation is extremely valuable as it eases the...

Why We Are an Agency Partner

“Being an agency partner with the Charlotte Community Foundation aligns us with a strategic partners who all have a shared vision of making Charlotte County a better community.” Thank you for all you do for kids!   Lynn Dorler/Executive...

Why I Started a Fund

Christel Gerdel, who established the David Gerdel Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of her husband: “It’s so rewarding to help a promising student succeed. You never want financial need to be the obstacle to a student’s success. My scholarship fund is named in...

Vernon Peeples Speaks on Giving Back

Vernon Peeples received the Charlotte Community Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the community and education....

Cristina Calderon – Nursing Scholarship Winner

Hello, I hope everyone had a great year! I know I did! Thanks to you and/or your organization I was able to attend my first school choice!  The transition from high school to college was a nothing that I couldn’t handle.  With the help of my professors, resident...

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...