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Our 2021 Unsung Heroes are getting ready for their close-ups! We’ll be shining the spotlight on more than 80 Keys volunteers of the year at the Unsung Heroes Virtual Celebration on Feb. 5th at noon. Keys Weekly is generously taking photos of this year’s honorees, including today, in preparation for the big event (sneak peek below). You won’t want to miss this year’s free party – to be livestreamed Feb. 5th at noon on this page and at cffk.org. Congratulations to all the heroes! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you, CFFK!!🥰
Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Week – Alana Thurston and Coral City Elks Temple #400. ... See MoreSee Less
Now is a great time to start making charitable giving plans for 2021. Nonprofits will be relying on donors to stay afloat and serve our Keys residents who need their programs and services. The recent Coronavirus Stimulus 2.0 Bill includes a one-year extension of several CARES Act’s provisions: 1) Even for taxpayers who don’t itemize deductions, charitable contributions up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for joint filers) are allowed through 2021. 2) Individuals who itemize can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their adjusted gross income. Opening a donor-advised fund is also a powerful estate planning tool. We can help you develop your giving plans for 2021. Learn more at cffk.org or call Jennifer at 305-292-1502. (Photo SOS Foundation) ... See MoreSee Less
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CFFK Live! Hear CEO Jennifer McComb on US 1 Radio’s Morning Show with Joe Moore tomorrow (Jan 13th) at 8:05 a.m. Jennifer will preview this year’s free virtual Unsung Heroes celebration on Feb. 5th and also talk about our 25th anniversary of serving the Florida Keys. ... See MoreSee Less
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For the first time everyone can join the party! 2021 Unsung Heroes Virtual Celebration -- Feb. 5th! ... See MoreSee Less
Key Largo Rotary nominated James ‘Jim’ Hack! Kathy Porter
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Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Week – Lt. Todd Silvers and Monroe County Stars of Hope. ... See MoreSee Less
We’re saddened to lose a Keys community leader, businessman, and long-time member of the Community Foundation family. Jon Allen was a former Chair of CFFK from 2007 to 2010, a donor, supporter, and VIP. His vision and leadership helped CFFK grow and achieve many successes. His community involvement touched many people’s lives in the Florida Keys and we will miss him. A tribute in today’s Citizen… ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks Vin. He will be missed by many. I now wonder what is happening with Island House. I think back many times to Hurricane Wilma and the generosity he/they gave to us. It brings tears to my eyes.
Happy New Year! Start 2021 by investing in the future of the Keys. Whether your interest is the arts, the environment or high school sports, you can create a personalized fund at CFFK and start making grants to your favorite nonprofits. If you don’t want to write a check now, name your fund in your will. Caring individuals and families have pledged millions in future community investments through their wills or estate plans. Learn more about all your options at cffk.org or call Jennifer at 305-292-1502. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy New Year! A big THANK YOU for your continued support of your Community Foundation. Best wishes for health and happiness in 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy New Year!
As 2020 comes to a close (finally!), we hope you'll complete your year-end charitable giving with your Community Foundation! Please make a gift to our 25th Anniversary Fund to strengthen our work together over the next 25 years and beyond. Learn more at cffk.org/25. There’s still time to take advantage of special 2020 tax benefits and other giving options such as bundling or making gifts of stock, life insurance, and more. If you’ve already made a gift, THANK YOU! ... See MoreSee Less
Last Call! Unsung Heroes Nominations Due Thursday! There's still time... all charitable nonprofits based in and serving the Keys can participate. Honorees will be recognized during a festive virtual celebration on Friday, February 5, 2021, at noon (free and livestreamed here). Nomination info at cffk.org/unsung. Special thanks to the Lower Keys Medical Center for sponsoring this year’s event. Pictured: One of last year’s Unsung Heroes, Terry Willner-Tainow (second from left), and members of Just Older Youth in Tavernier. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for being part of our Community Foundation family. Happy holidays to you, your family, and loved ones. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Week – Nancy and Bob Salvage and Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. ... See MoreSee Less
Our best wishes to Keys community leader Retz Reeves, who has left the CFFK Board of Governors following her recent move to Raleigh, North Carolina. Retz, a former Islamorada resident, served on our board for three and a half years and championed the Community Foundation’s work throughout the Upper Keys. Her experience helped the board tremendously, especially as chair of the Investment Committee. We will miss her and are grateful for her service. Please join us in wishing Retz the best in her new adventure in North Carolina! ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoy your new home. It was a pleasure to have served with you at CFFK.
Raleigh is a great City! We will miss you in the Keys! Stay in touch! Thanks for all of your service to the community. 🙏
Oh Retz, we will miss you and your positive attitude...maybe we can meet up in North Carolina next year
Still looking for last-minute holiday gift ideas? You can make a donation to CFFK in the name of a family member or friend or make a memorial gift to honor a lost loved one. Make a gift at cffk.org. Don’t forget you can also shop and support CFFK and your Keys community through AmazonSmile! (Photo: MarineLab’s Art Mitchell Fund enables underserved students to participate in a MarineLab program.) ... See MoreSee Less
Helping Keys students read! Keys to Be the Change has donated more than $600 in books for reluctant readers involved with the MORE Literacy Program at Poinciana Elementary School. The effort is part of a grant made earlier this year from CFFK to Keys to Be the Change, Inc., which provides literacy programs like MORE and other programs for youth and adults to improve health and skills. Thanks to our generous donors who make grants like these possible. Learn how you can help CFFK positively impact Keys residents at cffk.org.
Photo: Amy Harper, Assistant Director and MORE Literacy Coach; Lesley Finigan, Literacy Program Director, Poinciana Elementary School; Heidi Golightly, Executive Director, Keys to Be the Change. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to all involved with Community Wins, winner of one of this year’s Key West Chamber of Commerce “Key West Stars” Awards. CFFK managed the Community Wins Fund and was pleased to be a partner in this special Keys-wide initiative. Kudos to all!Fantasy Fest may have been cancelled for the first time in history, but its spirit lived on!
Accepting one of 6 "Key West Stars" Awards, are Nadene Grossman Orr and Scott Pridgen, on behalf of the “Community Wins Campaign”.
This was a newly formed fundraiser that harnessed the energy of the annual King and Queen Campaign.
With rental assistance identified as one of the biggest needs in our community, volunteers held fundraisers for eight weeks – and then staged a live stream show on October 16th which would have been the evening of the Coronation Ball.
Community Wins raised over $165,000 which was shared equally between AHMonroe , Samuel's House, Sister Season Fund and the The Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, with the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys helping to manage the funds.
The Chamber’s Key West Stars award is presented to individuals who go above and beyond volunteering their time to either the Chamber or other community organizations that make Key West a better place to live.
Join us in congratulating Nadene, Scott, and the rest of the Community Wins team! ... See MoreSee Less
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