Andrew West                                    Kinfay Moroti

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2015) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host a reception to kick off its Art, Community & Conversation “The Visual Voice” exhibit featuring a photojournalistic view of the Southwest Florida community by award-winning photographers of The News-Press.

The reception will take place Thursday, Sept. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Community Foundation’s Community Hub, located at 8771 College Pkwy, Suite 201, Building 2 in Fort Myers. Reservations are requested by Sept. 10 by contacting Kim Williams at or 239-274-5900.

Attendees may meet the photographers and listen to their experiences photographing events and happenings in the community that often puts a spotlight on social justice issues in our own backyard.

News-Press photographers exhibiting their work and participating in the reception include Andrew West, Kinfay Moroti, Jack Hardman, Ric Rolon, Sarah Coward and Amanda Inscore.

The exhibit is sponsored by Palm Printing Strategic Solutions.

The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 17 through Oct. 23 and be available for public viewing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 $93 million, the Community Foundation has provided $61.2 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. Last year, it granted more than $2.9 million to nonprofit organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts, healthcare and human services. It granted $782,000 in nonprofit grants including more than $551,000 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

Sarah Coward

Jack Hardman

Amanda Inscore mug, headshot

Ricardo Rolon