On Wednesday, May 10th, the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation continued its annual tradition of awarding both academic scholarships to area students and donations to charitable organizations in need. Due to a variety of successful fundraising efforts, 3 scholarships were awarded this year after careful review of 15 applicants; Sydney Wallace, Jordan Wallace and Madison Tezak each received a scholarship.
Charity Awards: The following awards, totaling $9000, were presented to representatives from each organization:
Choice Market $1000
St Vincent DePaul $1000
Guardian Ad Litem/Bedz for Kidz $1000
Laces of Love $1000
Mound House $500
Sew Sews $500
Friends of Matanzas $500
Renee’s Closet $300
US Power Squadron $200
It was a celebration of joy and tears of appreciation as after President Sheryl Bowman welcomed the members of the Foundation, scholarship recipients and charitable organizations, she and members of the foundation went on to distribute $23,000 in scholarships and charitable awards! Many of these organizations rely solely on donations and carefully manage their funds to maximize the impact of every donation for their targeted need.
The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation, dedicated to working cooperatively to improve the quality of life in Fort Myers Beach and surrounding communities, meets the 3rd Wednesday night of every month from October – May. Anyone interested in obtaining more information or joining the Foundation may contact Jan Falkum at email@example.com or visit their website at www.fortmyersbeachcf.com