Recent Grants from CFFK Donor Funds Support Important Community Activities

Grants from CFFK funds are helping support important programs and services that benefit the community.

Bill and MaryCarlin Porter Fund recently awarded a grant from their donor advised fund at CFFK to VNA/Hospice of the Florida Keys for their Nurse Education Program. VNA/Hospice recently became affiliated with Haven Hospice to access greater resources in providing comfort, care and compassion to patients and families in Monroe County.

Bill and MaryCarlin Porter Fund Grant to VNA/Hospice: (left to right) Haven Hospice and VNA/Hospice of the Florida Keys Interim President Jim Poole, VNA/Hospice Corporate Advisory Board Chairman Richard Grusin, Bill Porter, and VNA/ Hospice Corporate Advisory Board Member Stuart Kaufman.

Bill and MaryCarlin Porter Fund Grant to VNA/Hospice: (left to right) Haven Hospice and VNA/Hospice of the Florida Keys Interim President Jim Poole, VNA/Hospice Corporate Advisory Board Chairman Richard Grusin, Bill Porter, and VNA/ Hospice Corporate Advisory Board Member Stuart Kaufman.

Emily Boyd Lowe Grant to TSKW: (left to right) Linda Greenberg (Fund Advisor); Erin Stover-Sickman (Artistic Director, TSKW); Musician Ben Pegg; Margaret Dietz Domanski (Fund Advisor); Vincent Zito (Fund Advisor), and Donald Lowe (Founder of the Fund and Fund Advisor).

Emily Boyd Lowe Grant to TSKW: (left to right) Linda Greenberg (Fund Advisor); Erin Stover-Sickman (Artistic Director, TSKW); Musician Ben Pegg; Margaret Dietz Domanski (Fund Advisor); Vincent Zito (Fund Advisor), and Donald Lowe (Founder of the Fund and Fund Advisor).

The Studios of Key West was recently awarded a grant from the Emily Boyd Lowe Music Fund at CFFK for an upcoming performance by guitarist Ben Pegg. The grant, which supports the work of a KW emerging artist, will help present “Ben Pegg and Friends” at TSKW on February 26th, 2016. Grants from the Emily Boyd Lowe Music Fund, established at CFFK in 2012, help continue Emily’s contributions and legacy to music in our community.

One World One Canvas recently received a $1,000 donation from the Raymond James & Associates Key West Charitable Fund at CFFK. One World One Canvas is a non-profit that sends local KWHS students to various international communities in need to provide food, clothing and art education to children. The group has visited countries including Haiti, Kenya, and Costa Rica.

CFFK’s Funds are an easy way for individuals to manage their charitable giving by making a gift to CFFK and then recommending grants to their favorite charities in their name. For more information about CFFK funds, click here.

Raymond James Fund Grant to One World One Canvas: Tom Nitti of Raymond James & Associates (center) and Shannon Perkins, KWHS art teacher (third from left), with students involved in One World One Canvas.

Raymond James Fund Grant to One World One Canvas: Tom Nitti of Raymond James & Associates (center) and Shannon Perkins, KWHS art teacher (third from left), with students involved in One World One Canvas.

First State Bank Donation to CFFK: (left to right) First State Bank President/CEO Karen Sharp, CFFK Chairman Roger Heinen, and CFFK President/CEO Dianna Sutton

First State Bank Donation to CFFK: (left to right) First State Bank President/CEO Karen Sharp, CFFK Chairman Roger Heinen, and CFFK President/CEO Dianna Sutton

In addition to the grants from CFFK funds, First State Bank of the Florida Keys recently made a $2,500 donation to CFFK to support programs and services.

“For 60 years, First State has been dedicated to giving back to the Keys community that we exclusively serve,” said Karen Sharp, First State Bank of the Florida Keys President & CEO and CFFK Treasurer and Vice Chair-Finance. “As a vital partner to our Monroe County charities, the Community Foundation shares our commitment to locals helping locals.”