October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Other News

Innovative PopUp Parties benefit local women and girls

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida is launching a new fundraising concept that will directly benefit local organizations dedicated to supporting women and girls in Southwest Florida. More...

FUTUREMAKERS COALITION

CHANGES FUTURE FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

DURING THE PAST YEAR, THE WORK OF FutureMakers in the Southwest Florida region has gotten the attention of Lumina Foundation. More...

The Financial Challenge

The Florida College Access Network got the attention of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s Initiatives team when it reported more than $100 million in Pell Grants — free money for college — went unclaimed by Florida’ More...

RiverFest, a fall tradition, returns this weekend

You know autumn has arrived in Bonita Springs as planning for the 8th annual RiverFest is about complete.  More...

Stars Under The Stars to feature auction of extraordinary sweater

Attendees at The Stars Under The Stars charity fashion show will have the opportunity to take home a limited edition sweater knit of Vicuña, the world’s most expensive yarn. More...

Komen offers grants for local nonprofits

Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida is offering grants of up to $125,000 for projects in the area of breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and education, including both survivorship and outreach programs. More...

Hump day celebration: seven ways to Wednesday

EXPLORE SWFL

We are half-way to the weekend on Wednesdays, so celebrate with a little relaxation time exploring the treasures of the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Enjoy your time off or go ahead, play hooky! More...

Kids Helping Kids Fest starts with 5K, keeps the fun going all day

Alliance Financial Group will present the second annual Kids Helping Kids Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in Centennial Park in the downtown Fort Myers River District.  More...

Spooky pets, Bailey Fest and tennis event on tap

ISLAND HOPPING

Any day is a good day if you have the chance to be on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. So I was in a state of bliss at the luck of spending the weekend on Sanibel. More...

Under the Harvest Moon to celebrate the abundance of autumn

Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, Under the Harvest Moon dining and auction event is scheduled from 5:30-9 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Club at Renaissance, 12801 Renaissance Way in Fort Myers. More...

Better Together

IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO? I WAS ASKED THIS recently about our work in the Southwest Florida region.  The SWFL Community Foundation, once strictly a granting organization, has evolved to that of a convener, leader and change maker. More...

FGCU presents open forum on the refugee experience

Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public to participate in “FGCUnited: An Evening on the Refugee Experience” from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.  More...

FSW to honor veterans on Nov. 5

Florida SouthWestern State College’s Armed Service Members Continuing Education club, along with The Office of Student Life and The Veteran Affairs Office, are hosting a Pre-Veteran’s Day ceremony to honor all who have served our country. More...

Shop for the holidays and fund education

American Business Women’s Association Cape Coral Caloosa Chapter will host its second annual Holiday House beginning Saturday, Nov. 8. More...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENTS

¦ Think Pink Through Oct. 25 Tanger Outlets, Fort Myers   More...

Surfers For Autism comes to Fort Myers Beach

Surfers are heading to Fort Myers Beach, but not for the massive waves. Fort Myers Beach and the Best Western Plus Beach Resort are hosting the 4th annual Surfers For Autism Gulf Coast Beach Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Fourth annual HOPE Clubhouse Mental Health Symposium

1. Dottie Pacharis, Deb Webb, Marshall Bower and Marlene Hauck 2. Will Prather and Heather Fitzenhagen 3. Michel Doherty, Therese Everly, Ingrid Molina, Kappy King and Jeanne Sweeney More...