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Welcome to our CHARITY REGISTER The following pages will introduce you to the wide variety of organizations that make up our regional nonprofit community. The causes addressed by these groups span the entire human experience from animals and children to the environment to social services and everything in between. For ease of use, we have categorized them here. Your time, talents and, yes, your treasures are all needed and welcomed by these groups, for those three ingredients are necessary to keep them all on their missions. Our editors have worked extensively to assure this list is inclusive and accurate; however, if we've omitted any qualified organization (or your information is out of date), please contact us so we may include them in the future, and accept our apologies. 2017 CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC. As the Center for Philanthropy in Charlotte County, we focus exclusively on the needs of Charlotte County, providing over $6.6 million to the community through distributions, grants and scholarships, over $825,000 in 2016 alone. CCF has over $12 million in assets and offers various funding vehicles such as Donor Advised, Field of Interest, Designated, Scholarship and Agency Funds. Contact: Tami Sender, CEO Address: 227 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda FL 33950 Telephone: (941) 637-0077 Website: charlottecf.org Mission: Connecting people who care with causes that matter. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. Contact: Roxie Jerde, President & CEO Address: 2635 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237 Telephone: (941) 955-3000 Website: www.cfsarasota.org THE GIVING PARTNER An exciting online tool to help donors and funders make informed choices about philanthropy in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto Counties. Contact: John Annis, Vice President of Community Investment Address: 2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237 Telephone: (941) 955-3000 Website: www.thegivingpartner.org GULF COAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Created in 1995 from the sale of Venice Hospital, Gulf Coast is now the philanthropic home of more than 650 families who have established charitable funds there. It has awarded over $234 million in grants in health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Contact: Wendy Deming, COO Address: 601 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285 Telephone: (941) 486-4600 Website: www.gulfcoastcf.org Mission: Together with our donors, we transform our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION We believe Southwest Florida’s greatest challenges and opportunities require leadership that spans beyond sectors and jurisdictional boundaries. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation gathers stakeholders motivated by a common purpose, vision, and passion around finding solutions. Significant and lasting change demands the collective action of government, education, business, philanthropists, nonprofit organizations, and citizens. Contact: Sarah Owen, President & CEO Address: 8771 College Pkwy., Bldg. 2, Ste. 201, Fort Myers, FL 33919 Telephone: (239) 274-5900 Website: www.floridacommunity.com Mission: Regional Change for the Common Good UNITED WAY OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY The United Way works to solve the most critical problems facing our community. Working with hundreds of community partners, we assess need, develop strategies to address top priority issues, mobilize partners and resources to implement plans, and measure our results so that our impact can be reported to the community. Our focus is eliminating poverty through education, financial stability and health. Contact: Angie Matthiessen, Interim Executive Director Address: 17831 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Telephone: (941) 627-3539 Website: www.unitedwayccfl.org Mission: Leading the united effort to eliminate poverty by investing in our community Volunteer: Volunteer Center, a countywide volunteer program partnering those that have the desire to volunteer with local nonprofits that need their help VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, a free tax preparation service for qualifying individuals in partnership with the IRS. Main Event: Annual Fundraising Campaign, where donations and pledges are then used to fund local programs that directly serve Charlotte County residents. HARBOR STYLE | 115

2017 Harbor Style Charity Register

The following pages will introduce you to the wide variety of organizations that make up our regional nonprofit community. The causes addressed by these groups span the entire human experience from animals and children to the environment to social services and everything in between. For ease of use, we have categorized them here. Your time, talents and, yes, your treasures are all needed and welcomed by these groups, for those three ingredients are necessary to keep them all on their missions.

Our editors have worked extensively to assure this list is inclusive and accurate; however, if we've omitted any qualified organization (or your information is out of date), please contact us so we may include them in the future, and accept our apologies

CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC.

As the Center for Philanthropy in Charlotte County, we focus exclusively on the needs of Charlotte County, providing over $6.6 million to the community through distributions, grants and scholarships, over $825,000 in 2016 alone. CCF has over $12 million in assets and offers various funding vehicles such as Donor Advised, Field of Interest, Designated, Scholarship and Agency Funds.

Contact: Tami Sender, CEO Address: 227 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda FL 33950 Telephone: (941) 637-0077 Website: charlottecf.org Mission: Connecting people who care with causes that matter.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community.

Contact: Roxie Jerde, President & CEO Address: 2635 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237 Telephone: (941) 955-3000 Website: www.cfsarasota.org

THE GIVING PARTNER

An exciting online tool to help donors and funders make informed choices about philanthropy in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto Counties.

Contact: John Annis, Vice President of Community Investment Address: 2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237 Telephone: (941) 955-3000 Website: www.thegivingpartner.org

GULF COAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Created in 1995 from the sale of Venice Hospital, Gulf Coast is now the philanthropic home of more than 650 families who have established charitable funds there. It has awarded over $234 million in grants in health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment.

Contact: Wendy Deming, COO Address: 601 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285 Telephone: (941) 486-4600 Website: www.gulfcoastcf.org Mission: Together with our donors, we transform our region through bold and proactive philanthropy.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

We believe Southwest Florida’s greatest challenges and opportunities require leadership that spans beyond sectors and jurisdictional boundaries. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation gathers stakeholders motivated by a common purpose, vision, and passion around finding solutions. Significant and lasting change demands the collective action of government, education, business, philanthropists, nonprofit organizations, and citizens.

Contact: Sarah Owen, President & CEO Address: 8771 College Pkwy., Bldg. 2, Ste. 201, Fort Myers, FL 33919 Telephone: (239) 274-5900 Website: www.floridacommunity.com Mission: Regional Change for the Common Good

UNITED WAY OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY

The United Way works to solve the most critical problems facing our community. Working with hundreds of community partners, we assess need, develop strategies to address top priority issues, mobilize partners and resources to implement plans, and measure our results so that our impact can be reported to the community. Our focus is eliminating poverty through education, financial stability and health.

Contact: Angie Matthiessen, Interim Executive Director Address: 17831 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Telephone: (941) 627-3539 Website: www.unitedwayccfl.org Mission: Leading the united effort to eliminate poverty by investing in our community Volunteer: Volunteer Center, a countywide volunteer program partnering those that have the desire to volunteer with local nonprofits that need their help VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, a free tax preparation service for qualifying individuals in partnership with the IRS. Main Event: Annual Fundraising Campaign, where donations and pledges are then used to fund local programs that directly serve Charlotte County residents.

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