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Your donation will help Charlotte Community Foundation, or one of our agency partners or donor funds, to 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 select the “Charlotte Community Foundation Community Fund”, click “Donate Now”, fill out the requested information and click “Submit”.
If you would like your donation to be applied to a specific fund, select the appropriate fund box, click “Donate Now”, fill out the requested information and click “Submit”.
Charlotte Cares Campaign
Fund Description: Allows the Foundation to increase our capacity to provide additional and continued support for nonprofit projects, the development of community initiatives, and to respond to the community’s most critical issues and needs.
CCF Community Fund
Fund Description: A General Fund supporting the community’s most pressing needs.
Description: Allows CCF to provide a hand-up, not a hand-out, to individuals and families that have a one-time critical need.
PicklePlex of Punta Gorda Fund
Fund Description: The PicklePlex of Punta Gorda at FSW will provide a positive environment for the residents of Charlotte County and surrounding communities for the health and well-being of the public. The complex will provide outdoor and indoor facilities focusing on exercise and competitive sports, including but not limited to pickleball. Emphasis will be placed on educating youth and the underprivileged on the merits of sports activities and fitness. The state of the art facility will attract participants from out of state and all over the world.
Fund Description: Allows CCF to support veteran’s initiatives in Charlotte County.
CCF Agency Partner Funds
Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County
Fund Description: Support for our scholarship program for kids of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County. The agency fund assists Boys & Girls Club carry out its mission: to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity
Fund Description: Agency funds received will be used to continually support our ongoing mission of providing safe, decent, affordable homes for families in Charlotte County. By offering a hand up, not a hand out, Charlotte County Habitat partners with low-income residents by providing an opportunity for a more secure future through our homeownership program.
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition
Fund Description: The Homeless Coalition has been providing life-saving, life-changing and basic need services in our community since 1989. Supporting the Homeless Coalition helps our community reach the most vulnerable people in need. Your contribution will support our daily work through our Hunger Prevention Program, Emergency Shelter, Getting Ahead Classes, and the Veterans Program as we strive to envision a community free of hunger and homelessness.
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Fund Description: Since 2013, the Symphony continues to excel with Raffaele Ponti as Maestro. Under his baton, the Orchestra has flourished and grown in size to over 70 professional musicians drawing audiences from the community and around the world. Your support will allow the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra to continue to distinguish our identity as a community through symphonic excellence and innovation.
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 by-laws.
Fred Lang Foundation
Fund Description: The Fred Lang Foundation’s mission is to aid individuals find the hope for a brighter tomorrow through effective mental health and substance abuse treatment. Funds from the Foundation are donated to the non-profit 501(c)(3) Charlotte Behavioral Health Care to underwrite services for low income residents of Charlotte County. Without the Fred Lang Foundation’s assistance, some children, teens, adults and families might not be able to get the help they need.
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.
PGICA Endowment Fund
Fund Description: Provide an endowment to meet operational, long-term capital requirements, and future building expansion needs.
United Way Foundation of Charlotte County
Fund Description: Almost 20 years ago, a generous gift from the Dr. David Klein Family became the seed for an endowment to support United Way of Charlotte County’s (UWCC) long term operation. Today, our community’s challenges require United Way’s expertise more than ever, the United Way Foundation of Charlotte County is designed to honor donors’ legacies while ensuring UWCC’s ability to fight for the education, financial stability, and wellness of our community and our mission to eliminate poverty.
Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida Care & Maintenance Fund
Fund Description: Fund is invested over time and receives an annual distribution for various care and maintenance needs in order to maintain the condition of the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida.
CCF Field of Interest Funds
Youth Programs Fund
Fund Description: Programs focused on assisting children of low-income families to acquire educational opportunities, to have adequate food and to enable them to access after school and other enrichment programs that their families may otherwise be unable to afford.
Veterans Programs Fund
Programs focused on assisting Veterans transition from military to civilian life, including helping them acquire jobs or job training and providing temporary assistance with food, shelter, clothing and other personal need expenses or supplies that they would otherwise be unable to afford.
Randy Bateman Memorial Fund
The Randy Bateman
Memorial Fund was established by Randy’s family to provide scholarship opportunities for future members of the Power Generation Industry.
Mr. Bateman was a lifelong Floridian who lived his entire life on his family’s ranch. After graduating from DeSoto High School he went on to attend the University of Florida. Soon thereafter, he began his 39-year career with Florida Power and Light, starting out as a mechanic and rising to the position of Central Maintenance Outage Manager. He was committed to provide and participate in safety practices, always encouraging others to make safety a number one priority. Randy was a dedicated and conscientious member of the FPL/NextEra Team. While Randy’s accomplishments were numerous, those he was the proudest of were his wife, children and family.
All proceeds from the Randy Bateman Memorial Fund will be used to grant education scholarships to those seeking a career in the Power Generation Industry.
Susan "Susie" Selleck Memorial Fund
Susan was born in Willimantic Connecticut on Nov. 5, 1943. While in Connecticut Susan worked for Stop & Shop Supermarket for more than twenty years and then went on to purchasing, renovating and flipping old homes.
In 1989 she came to Port Charlotte for the winter with a girlfriend and loved it so much she decided to make it her home. She obtained her real estate license and lived there until she retired to Hiawassee Georgia in 2006. She loved her retirement and living in the mountains. She had a great love for nature, animals and the many friends she had in the area.
Susie had a passion for life, a love for others and a contagious smile. She was known for making intricate pine needle baskets and was a member and past president of the Shooting Creek Basket Weavers Guild. She also enjoyed her card and book clubs although it is believed she liked socializing at the clubs more than reading the books or playing the card games. Susie also loved history and was involved in the creation of the Sunshine Selleck Genealogy Club. She was a member of Unity Church of the Mountains in Blairsville Georgia where she served on the hospitality committee and was known to throw the best church picnics ever.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Susan Selleck Memorial Fund at the Charlotte Community Foundation, 227 Sullivan St. Punta Gorda FL 33950.
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.
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!