Susie Bennett, Sarah Owen and Andrea McKiddie

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2015) – As part of its “Legacy Society In Gratitude” event, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently hosted fund holders, donors and supporters at the Community Hub at the Foundation office on Jan. 18.

Legacy Society members enjoyed a reception followed by the Rat Pack concert by the Gulf Coast Symphony at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

Legacy Society members include any individual who has established an endowed fund, made a one-time gift or informed the Community Foundation that, upon his or her passing, a gift will be established. Being a member of the SWFLCF’s Legacy Society provides opportunities for meeting other supporters of the Community Foundation and developing new friendships.

As leaders, conveners, grant makers and concierges of philanthropy, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is a foundation built on community leadership with an inspired history of fostering regional change for the common good in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Community Foundation, founded in 1976, connects donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $84 million, the Community Foundation has provided $61.2 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. Last year, the Foundation granted more than $2.9 million to nonprofit organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts, healthcare and human services. The Foundation granted $782,000 in nonprofit grants including more than $400,000 in regional community impact grants and additional $450,000 in scholarship grants.

For more information about the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, call 239-274-5900 or visit

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