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Creating a brighter future for the Keys and changing the education experience! A group of community leaders joined together to create the Phyllis Allen Teacher Recruitment Fund at CFFK to address the need for diversity among local educators and build relationships with children of all races to end racial stereotypes. First up for fundraising opportunities are virtual wine tasting events, kicking off Nov. 12 and being held on various dates through November and December. Learn more at the Fund’s new website at www.allen-fund.com. The fund is named after lifelong Key West resident and 50-year educator in Monroe County, Phyllis Allen. You can make a donation at cffk.org/diversity. ... See MoreSee Less
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In case you missed the news…. Community Wins raised over $165,000 to provide housing assistance to those in need due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. CFFK has been managing the Community Wins fund for more than two months. Check out the new video below. Proceeds benefit A.H. of Monroe County, creators of the initiative which replaced its annual royal fundraising campaign, Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, The Sister Season Fund, and Samuel’s House. Thanks to all who participated in hosting events, donating, and supporting these important efforts to benefit our incredible community. Special thanks to the top Community Wins donors of $10,000 or more – CFFK, Denison Tempel, Lookout Foundation, and the Edward B. and Joan T. Knight Foundation. Wow! Thanks for making a difference.
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And the winner is… the Keys community! Just announced at tonight’s finale, Community Wins raised a whopping $165,846, surpassing the goal. A huge THANK YOU to all of the generous supporters. CFFK has been managing the Community Wins fund for more than two months to help provide housing assistance to those in need due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeds benefit A.H. of Monroe County, Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, The Sister Season Fund, and Samuel’s House. Special thanks to the top Community Wins donors of $10,000 or more – CFFK, Denison Tempel, Lookout Foundation, and the Edward B. and Joan T. Knight Foundation. Wow! Thanks to all of you for making a difference. ... See MoreSee Less
TONIGHT! Live Stream Variety Show on Facebook to Benefit Community Wins at 7 p.m. Don’t miss tonight’s final event (Oct. 16) to benefit housing assistance to those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CFFK is managing the fund, which has raised over $100,000 to date. Special thanks to the top Community Wins donors of $10,000 or more – CFFK, Denison Tempel, Lookout Foundation, and the Edward B. and Joan T. Knight Foundation. THANK YOU! Learn more and donate at cffk.org/communitywins. Special raffles and prizes during tonight’s show! ... See MoreSee Less
Shop and Help the Keys! Amazon’s annual Prime Day is here (this year, it’s actually two days) – Oct 13 and 14. Visit Smile.Amazon.com, Select Community Foundation of the Florida Keys as your charity to benefit, and Amazon will donate a percentage of purchases to support CFFK programs and services here in the Keys. The deal is available to prime members. Thank you for making a difference…In Paradise For Good. ... See MoreSee Less
Don’t Miss the Live Stream Variety Show for Community Wins This Friday at 7 p.m.! The Community Wins initiative ends with a live show filled with singing, dancing, comedy, raffle drawings, and more! All the fun will benefit housing assistance to those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CFFK is managing the fund, which has raised nearly $70,000 to date. Learn more and donate at cffk.org/communitywins. ... See MoreSee Less
CFFK Makes Historic First Grant to New Nonprofit! The Marion Stevens Fund at CFFK has awarded a grant to Cornerstone Resource Alliance Inc. to support the operation of KW’s homeless shelter and case management services. It’s the first grant to the new nonprofit, which received the city’s contract to manage the shelter. Grant funds will be used to purchase computers, data collection equipment, and other electronic equipment needed to provide and record client services. The grant from the Marion Stevens Fund, created at CFFK in 2001, is in keeping with causes the late activist championed, including improving quality of life, advancing those improving humanity, and creating change in our community. Pictured: CRA President and Founder Elicia Pintabona (center), with CFFK Fund Advisors for the Marion Stevens Fund Rev. Sarah Fowler (left) and Rev. Steve Torrence (right). Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less
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Milestone Anniversary! Your Community Foundation will celebrate 25 years of incredible accomplishments in 2021 thanks to our collaborations with generous Keys partners including you. We’ve created a new logo to mark the occasion and are making plans now to celebrate our joint successes serving the Keys for more than two decades. Watch for details! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Week – Karen Haack and Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less
This Sunday, Oct 4th – Two big events to benefit Community Wins! First, 6 of KW’s best remote-control boat captains will race to take home the title of “Super Star Power Boat Champion,” 10 a.m. to noon, to be live streamed. Then, get out your flapper dresses and linen suits for the Great Gatsby Dinner Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at LaTeDa. Tickets $125-$150. All the fun benefits Community Wins to provide housing assistance to those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CFFK is managing the Community Wins fund, with proceeds to benefit AHMonroe, Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, The Sister Season Fund, and Samuel's House. Make a donation and get more info at cffk.org/communitywins. ... See MoreSee Less
Please join us in welcoming Key Colony civic leader Marian Buccafurni as our newest board member! A philanthropist and business and legal professional for many years, Marian is CFFK’s first board member from Key Colony (pictured). Says CFFK Chair Dr. Susanne Woods, “Marian will be key to the Board’s ongoing efforts to broaden outreach and further philanthropy throughout the entire Keys.” You can learn more about Marian and our 10 other board members at cffk.org. Welcome Marian! ... See MoreSee Less
Community Foundation of the Florida Keys updated their cover photo.
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Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Week – Amy Lachat Lynch and Monroe County Education Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less
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Leaving a Legacy -- We’re honoring the life of Richard P. Jones, one of our Community Foundation family members who recently passed away at age 105. For nearly 25 years, Dick Jones spent his time between Key West and Southampton, NY. An active member of the Keys community, he and his partner, Dominique Del Monte, created the Jones-DelMonte Endowment at CFFK in 2007. Grants from the fund have supported numerous Keys nonprofits for projects in health and human services and arts and culture. A retired ad agency executive and avid golfer, gardener, and lover of classical music, Dick Jones moved to Pompano Beach, FL, in 2002, where he passed away on Sept. 5. Monies from his estate will continue to fund the Jones-DelMonte Endowment and provide generous support for the Keys for generations to come. ... See MoreSee Less
And the winner is… Community Wins! This year, the 7th annual Bubba Awards (Key West People’s Choice Awards) will benefit the Community Wins initiative. Special thanks to presenter Keys Weekly and all the amazing sponsors who have already raised over $5,500. This year’s awards will be virtual and you can vote now for your local favorites at keysweekly.com (through Oct. 16). CFFK is managing the Community Wins fund to provide housing assistance to those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can make a donation and learn more at cffk.org/communitywins. ... See MoreSee Less
Generous individuals provide 10% of all charitable giving in America. Individual giving through contributions and bequests has climbed over the past four years and last year hit more than $43 billion annually for the nation, according to the most recent “Giving USA” study. Interested in helping our wonderful Keys community for future generations? Join CFFK’s Legacy Society by pledging a gift through your will or estate plan. Find out more at cffk.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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