Andrea Hetherington and Ewan Hetherington-Rugg

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 2, 2015) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation hosted more than 60 people at its spring art reception on Thursday, March 26.

The spring exhibit included more than 75 art pieces of varied mediums such as watercolor, photography, digital, stained glass and acrylic by Steve Conley, Barbara Chloe Murdoch, Portia Wright, Lisa Peterson and more artists from the Art League of Fort Myers.

A piece by Anne Liebermann was sold, and the artist gave 35 percent of the price to the Foundation’s Fund for the Arts.

Founded in 1956, the Art League of Fort Myers is an organization dedicated to promoting the application, appreciation, enjoyment and distribution of fine art to its members and its community. It sponsors art exhibitions, provides educational opportunities through programs and classes, provides opportunities for local artists to exhibit and sell their works, conducts charitable and educational outreach programs, and collaborates with other nonprofit, business and governmental organizations to attract people to the community through these art-enriching experiences. For more information, visit

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

Tracy Cullimore and Steve Conley

Sue Dunham, James Blanchard, Curt Dunham and Cherie Blanchard

Penny Fox, Portia Wright and Emily Samuelson

Chip and Joanna Olsen

Carol Warren and Sue Dunham

Carl Kerstann