25th Anniversary Fund — Community Foundation of the Florida Keys

Your community foundation is celebrating 25 years of connecting people, resources, and needs through philanthropy. Respected community leaders are making a pledge to honor the collaborative work of the Community Foundation to build a fund to strengthen its work over the next 25 years and beyond. Special ‘Major Match’: Give now and double your donation. Thanks to a generous legacy gift from Dr. Patricia Major, all contributions to the 25th Anniversary Fund are being matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $500,000). Read more about the ‘Major Match’ here.

Want to Help? 

Mark Your Calendars! Spectacular in-person Silver Anniversary Gala will be held December 2, 2021, at the Key West Marriott Beachside. Plan to dance the night away with the Prime Movers!

Join a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have your name included on a permanent list of respected community leaders. Together, we’re pledging to honor 25 years of collaborative work of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, and build a fund to strengthen its work over the next 25 years and beyond.

All 25th Anniversary Campaign contributions are invested in a permanent, endowed fund to ensure the sustainability, vitality, and stability of philanthropy in the Florida Keys.

A minimum donation of $1,000 ensures you an exclusive invitation to join your fellow community leaders at a special 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Learn more about giving levels here.

Together We Are Stronger

What began in 1996 as a dream of a handful of passionate Key West residents brainstorming in a swimming pool has grown to be the community’s #1 trusted resource for philanthropy.

The Florida Keys faces its biggest opportunities in the decades ahead as we adapt to a changing climate, fragile infrastructure of bridges, challenges to the economy, needs of aging residents, and unstoppable renaissance of art and culture that is unique to the Keys.

Your contribution to the 25th Anniversary Campaign will bolster our collective efforts to:

  • respond to critical community issues;
  • be a robust donor in the Keys, funding health care services, educational opportunities, environmental preservation, arts and cultural programs, and much more;
  • assist in times of disaster, supplying relief from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery following natural disasters like Hurricane Irma;
  • strengthen nonprofits through leadership, education, and endowment funds, and provide grants that will impact thousands of individuals;
  • be an organization that is truly Keys-wide;
  • provide leadership and stability;
  • be independent of our own fundraising.

Invest Now for the Future of the Keys

Projects come and go, facilities require updates and renovations over time, and community leadership changes. With your help the Community Foundation can be the bedrock of philanthropic resources for the Keys. Your pledge will be supporting hundreds of Monroe County nonprofits including new ones that emerge and thrive, even after your lifetime, far into the 22nd Century.

You can make your contribution to the 25th Anniversary Campaign by:

  • Check or Wire Transfer
  • Credit Card at CFFK.org
  • Pledge to Pay Over Future Years
  • Transfer from Donor Advised Fund or Family Foundation
  • Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
  • Individual Retirement Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Business Holdings
  • Fine Arts, Gems, and Other Appraised Assets

For more information, contact Jennifer at 305-292-1502.

Thank you for making a gift to support 25 years of working together and ensure an even better future for our Keys.

In Paradise For Good

Making a Donation

You may make an online donation on this page (click button at top). If you are making a donation by check, please send to the CFFK office, 300 Southard St., Suite 201, Key West, FL 33040.

You may also make gifts to this fund by stock, wire transfer, real estate, and more. Please click here for instructions.

If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift to CFFK through your will or estate plan, please contact Jennifer McComb at 305/292-1502 or email here.

Thank you for your generosity.

 

About Your Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys manages over 145 funds and endowments throughout the Keys and is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit (EIN #65-0648968). Since 1996, the Community Foundation has been helping individuals and families leave a legacy in the Keys by inspiring giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every resident from Key Largo to Key West. Over $30 million in grants have been made to student scholarships, arts and culture, beautification and preservation of the Keys, health and human services, hurricane relief, and youth programs. The Community Foundation, In Paradise For Good, will celebrate its 25th year in 2021. CFFK is known for its signature “Unsung Heroes” event which honors nonprofit volunteers. For more information, call (305) 292-1502 or click here.

DONATIONS TO THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE FLORIDA KEYS, A 501(C)(3) CHARITY, ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE AS ALLOWED BY LAW. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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