Andrea Melendez, Jon Kleinow & Amanda Inscore with Parker Whittamore
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2015) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation hosted a reception on Sept. 17 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.
Attendees had the opportunity to 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.
Participating News-Press photographers included Andrew West, Kinfay Moroti, Jack Hardman, Ric Rolon, Sarah Coward and Amanda Inscore.
The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 23 and be available for public viewing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit is sponsored by Palm Printing Strategic Solutions.
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 or the exhibit, call 239-274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com.
Steve & Ingela Conley
Sarah Owen & Mike Jung
Rusty Brown & John Sheppard
Ric Rolon & Jack Hardman
LaDonna Cody & James Ross
Kinfay Moroti & Tessa LeSage
Kathie Zunich, Ruth Edwards & Barbara Bacon
Holly & Tom Smith
Betsy Alderman & Janice Heligman
Andrew West, Lisa Namm & Aline Flynn