Barbara Meek, Dawn-Marie Driscoll and  Kristine Meek

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 12, 2013) – The officers and trustees of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation held their spring luncheon for Legacy Society members Thursday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Forest Country Club in Fort Myers.

Guest speaker Dr. Dave Fleming addressed the 100 attendees on how the Community Foundation is living and leading well and impacting our region through the 3D Initiative. The 3D Initiative, which stands for data, dialogue and decisions, establishes a collaborative network and platform that will allow our region to identify, execute and sustain social transformation.  The 3D Initiative creates a platform that enables regional efficiencies, the sharing of resources and the open communication needed to make informed decisions that strengthen our nonprofits.

Legacy Society members include any individual who has established an endowed fund or informed the SWFLCF that, upon his or her passing, an endowed fund will be established. Being a member of the SWFLCF Legacy Society provides opportunities for meeting other supporters of the community foundation and to learn more about the impact of their philanthropy.

The SWFLCF is celebrating its 36th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $65 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $54 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services.

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