Sarah Owen, Chauncey Goss & Robbie Roepstorff
SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2015) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently hosted a showing of the short documentary film “Happy Trails” for its friends and community supporters, followed by a Q&A with the film’s director at the Sanibel Community Church on Sanibel Island.
“Happy Trails,” directed by Rusty Farst, is a documentary film about the journey of Trailways Camp, a camping experience for adults with special needs in Southwest Florida, and its founders Jerry and Sharon Miller, Sanibel residents and founders of the Robert V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.
Trailways Camps create social connections between adults with special needs, provide opportunities to develop socialization skills and build friendships among campers, and support networks while providing respite support for the campers’ families and caregivers.
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 more than $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 also 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 www.floridacommunity.com.
Shirley & Dean Skaugstad
Robbie Roepstorff & Rusty Farst
Jerry Miller & Karson Turner (Hendry County Councilman)
Jane Ranieri with Courtney, Max & Brad Livermon
Gillian & David Bath
Cliff Nolan & Brian Boyd
Dwane Spohn & George Waters
Al Gettemy & Gene Zydyk