Category: Stories

Pinellas Donor Story – On Using IRA Required Minimum Distributions

Pinellas Donor Story – On Using IRA Required Minimum Distributions

Meet Hal Freedman and Willi Rudowsky “All of a sudden, we have some money that we don’t count on for living expenses that we can donate or put into a fund for occasional special donations – and that’s how we got involved with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The more I learn about the […]

Pinellas Donor Story – Meet Jane Egasti

Pinellas Donor Story – Meet Jane Egasti

Meet Jane Egasti Pinellas Regional Council Member “Huge needs are being met through the guidance of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. It is such a value to our community.” The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has four Regional Councils – Pinellas, South Shore, Tampa Metro and Nature Coast. Our Regional Councils are made up […]

Pinellas Donor Story – The Long Center – A donor’s view on the power of endowment to sustain a valuable community resource

Pinellas Donor Story – The Long Center – A donor’s view on the power of endowment to sustain a valuable community resource

“Having the vision of a recreational facility and pool in 1974 and being involved on opening day sixteen years later on July 1, 1990 was a very proud moment in my life.”  – Frederick E. Fisher By Frederick E. Fisher The unique Long Center opened on July 1, 1990 at 1501 Belcher Road in Clearwater.  […]

Conversation, education decrease stigma around mental health 

Conversation, education decrease stigma around mental health  Love IV Lawrence 2019 post-it

The family and friends of Lawrence Hundley Dimmitt IV wanted to take action after his death by suicide in 2017 at 32. They created Love IV Lawrence Foundation, which works to overcome the stigma surrounding depression and suicide and promotes an open dialogue about mental health. Lawrence was a compassionate and magnetic connector who enjoyed […]

Wimauma Community Education Partnership Showing Results!

Wimauma Community Education Partnership Showing Results! Wimauma Classroom

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Concept College inspires students to aim high

Concept College inspires students to aim high Julia Eccles

Julia Eccles has always struggled with school. Julia’s learning disability was diagnosed when she started pre-K. Her teacher noticed that she had trouble following along with the curriculum and moved her into a class that gave her specialized attention. She had an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) throughout school. She still struggled with test anxiety and […]

2019 Community Foundation’s Investment Briefing

2019 Community Foundation’s Investment Briefing

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The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Stetson University College of Law form new partnership

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Stetson University College of Law form new partnership

The Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy to benefit the Tampa Bay community The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Stetson University College of Law have formed a new partnership to benefit the Tampa Bay area. The two organizations have created the Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy, which will align the power of advocacy with the […]

Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

As Hurricane Irma threatened in Fall 2017, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and other local funders sprang into action. They joined to provide a trusted source to gather and disburse disaster relief and recovery funds. Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, the Pinellas Community Foundation, four area United Ways and others pooled their […]

Big Idea Grant – Second Chance Tiny House Manufacturing Company

Big Idea Grant – Second Chance Tiny House Manufacturing Company

Pinellas Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition (PERC), which provides job training and support to help keep clients from returning to jail, saw a gap and a way to fill it – and make money to support its mission all at the same time. The need: Ex-offenders need training for jobs that pay more than minimum wage so […]

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