Rooms To Go Donates 80 Rooms of Furniture for Hurricane Irma Victims in Collier County

11/09/2017

Naples, FL (November 9, 2017) – Rooms To Go has donated 80 rooms of furniture, along with a $25,000 donation, for Hurricane Irma victims in Collier County through the Collier Comes Together Fund, held at the Community Foundation of Collier County in partnership with the United Way of Collier County. The delivery of 40 rooms… Read the full story…

Allyn Family Philanthropy

10/26/2017

Nestled in the beautiful Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, the Allyn family has called the area home for five generations.  Winding roads, farms, corn fields and charming houses dot the beautiful countryside, with the Skaneateles Lake as the centerpiece of the close-knit, hardworking community. It was in this area, in 1915 that William… Read the full story…

The Curtain Rises

10/26/2017

Supporting youths’ exposure to the performing arts is a passionate goal of the Cole Caruso Family Fund at the Community Foundation Youth acting classes and live theatre performances had a profound impact on Cole Caruso—and it’s a passion he’s sharing in the community through his donor-advised fund. “It built the foundation of who I am… Read the full story…

A Recipe for Social Investment

10/26/2017

Johanson Vilsaint is the first in his family to go to college. After attending Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, the 18-year-old Immokalee High School graduate intends to transfer to the University of Florida to get a bachelor’s degree in business administration. A few years ago, this vision wasn’t on Vilsaint’s radar. He didn’t think… Read the full story…

Collier Comes Together To Provide Local Hurricane Relief

10/26/2017

On September 10th, Collier County received a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, the largest hurricane to ever hit Florida, leaving behind major damage to Marco Island, Everglades, Chokoloskee, Goodland, Golden Gate, East Naples, and Immokalee as well as the City of Naples.  This massive storm claimed 34 lives in Florida, two in Collier County. According to Collier County… Read the full story…

Sustaining Your Family’s Philanthropic Legacy

10/26/2017

Donor-Advised Funds as a charitable solution for high-net-worth families We all hold a special place in our hearts for the charities and other non-profit organizations that are dedicated to serving our community and our country. In gratitude for their admirable initiatives, many of us feel compelled to support these community organizations by donating our time,… Read the full story…

Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund Receives $1.24 Million in Commitments for Hurricane Irma Relief

10/12/2017

The Collier Comes Together Fund, held at the Community Foundation of Collier County in partnership with the United Way of Collier County, has received $1.24 million in commitments to distribute to nonprofits for Hurricane Irma victims.  Of the $945,407 in donations received so far, $558,712 has been distributed to nonprofits to provide for immediate disaster… Read the full story…

Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund Receives $50,000 From Structure Medical to Assist Hurricane Irma Victims

09/26/2017

The Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund, established by the Community Foundation of Collier County in partnership with the United Way of Collier County, has received a $50,000 donation from Structure Medical of Naples, FL to provide assistance to Hurricane Irma victims in Collier County and the nonprofits that support them. Structure Medical, founded in… Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Receives $20,000 From BankUnited to Assist Hurricane Irma Victims

09/21/2017

The Community Foundation of Collier County has received a $20,000 donation from BankUnited in Miami Lakes, FL for the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund to provide assistance to Hurricane Irma victims in Collier County and the nonprofits that support them. BankUnited, N.A., a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), is… Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Provides $225,000 for Immediate Assistance to Hurricane Irma Victims

09/19/2017

The Community Foundation of Collier County,  in partnership with the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and the United Way of Collier County, has purchased $150,000 in Visa/MasterCard gift cards to be distributed to Hurricane Irma victims from donations to the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund to help with immediate needs for food, water, gas,… Read the full story…