Support Your Community during National Community Foundation Week

11/09/2018

By Eileen Connolly-Keesler/ Community Foundation of Collier County President and CEO For Larry Halpin, charitable giving through his donor advised fund has been a learning process, and he is thoroughly enjoying the education. His mother, Margaret (Peg) Halpin, met and married Henry Haegg, Jr. five years after the death of Larry’s father.  When Henry passed… Read the full story…

Donor advised funds allow charitable giving to causes close to your heart— no matter where they are

11/08/2018

For Larry Halpin, charitable giving through his donor advised fund has been a learning process, and he is thoroughly enjoying the education. His mother, Margaret (Peg) Halpin, met and married Henry Haegg, Jr. five years after the death of Larry’s father.  When Henry passed away a few years ago, he introduced his five stepchildren to… Read the full story…

The Women’s Foundation of Collier County Announces New Board Members for 2018-2019

10/26/2018

The Women’s Foundation of Collier County announced the addition of three new members to the Board of Directors. Anne Fleming, Kate McGinnis, and Sharon Treiser joined the Board on July 1, 2018. The Women’s Foundation of Collier County is a field-of-interest fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County whose mission is to serve the… Read the full story…

Sweet & Tangy

10/26/2018

Taste of Immokalee has rolled out a new salsa and barbecue sauce and has expanded participation to all Collier County high schools The students who run the Taste of Immokalee listened carefully to customers’ suggestions and responded with its two latest products. They partnered with Kensington Country Club Executive Chef Ralph Feraco for more than… Read the full story…

Driving Meaningful Philanthropy

10/26/2018

A Guide to Charitable Giving Vehicles Pledging your hard-earned money to support a good cause can be an enormously gratifying experience. To further enhance the power of your charitable giving, however, you may want to consider planning your philanthropy in advance with the guidance of your advisory team and your family. A strategic approach to… Read the full story…

Our Changing Needs Fund Is Critical To Our Community

10/26/2018

The Changing Needs Fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County strengthens our community and the lives of the people here. As the needs of Collier County change, gifts to the fund enable Community Foundation staff and the Board to ignite action and mobilize funds quickly to address local needs and challenges, be it a hurricane, red tide, or whatever… Read the full story…

Paying it Forward

10/26/2018

A local scholarship recipient establishes one to honor her parents and her alma mater At 22, Amy Mendez is a true role model for what it means to give back—by establishing a scholarship at the Community Foundation of Collier County to support students at Immokalee High School, her alma mater. Mendez, a 2014 graduate, received… Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Distributes over $2.5 Million in Grants during 2018-19 First Quarter

10/25/2018

The Community Foundation of Collier County has distributed $2,538,052 in grants in the first quarter of 2018-19 fiscal year (July 1-September 30, 2018) to nonprofit agencies and scholarships for secondary education and specialized training. The distributions included $36,000 to the City of Naples for the Blair Foundation Tree Challenge to help reforest the City which… Read the full story…

Year-End Charitable Gifting FAQs

10/23/2018

If you are making charitable donations this holiday season, you stand to benefit from understanding the potential tax savings that can be achieved through proper planning. By addressing these three frequently asked questions about year-end philanthropy, you can strategically maximize the impact of your gift. How do I deduct charitable gifts from my tax return?… Read the full story…

It’s Personal

10/23/2018

The Merrill Lynch Naples Employees Giving Fund brings a local office together for the greater good. A few years ago, the employees of Merrill Lynch Naples decided to start their own corporate-advised fund so they could have a responsive—and personal—impact in Collier County communities. When the Merrill Lynch Naples Employees Giving Fund reached a sustainable… Read the full story…