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Donor Stories

Central Florida Foundation is home to more than 400 charitable funds established by generous individuals, families and corporations. People like you who want to build community by building philanthropy. Here are some of their stories. We’d like to help you create your story too.

Local Businessman Gives Back to the Community that has Been So Good to Him

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Rick Baldwin will tell you that he’s not a “philanthropy guy.” While he might not have adopted a title, he has a huge heart for the community that has been so good to him.

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Autumn Ames and Family Give Back in a New Way

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“We like the community focus of knowing we are a part of something bigger.” —Autumn Ames

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Young Professionals Look to the Central Florida Foundation for Giving Wisdom

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“We picked the Central Florida Foundation because of its community connection. Our family will live here for the long term and we want to put roots here. We have already met wonderful people and we know Orlando is a great place to raise our family. I find it refreshing for the soul to meet people who have the same desire to do good.” - Avani Desai

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Creating a Legacy to Transform the Central Florida Community

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“Central Florida Foundation makes giving easy.” - Evans Hubbard

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Central Florida Perspective: Elizabeth Brothers

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“What I quickly realized is that some people can give more if they planned now and did it later.” - Elizabeth Brothers

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DeLand Native Honors Loved One’s Memory Through an Endowed Scholarship

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“As a teacher, instead of showing students the one right answer, my aunt gave them the tools and encouragement to find their own answers. She made mathematics an integral part of her students’ liberal education. I wanted to do something for the community that would carry on her name.” – Robert Hutchings

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John and Rita Lowndes - Creating a Family Tradition of Giving

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“We didn’t want our charitable giving to be a one time windfall for a 501(c)(3), but rather a reliable source of revenue now and for generations to come.” – John Lowndes

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AOL Power Couple Connects Their Passion To Impact in the Community

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“Our vision is that the Cancer Library will become an integral part of the healing plan by helping foster patient advocacy and serving as a reliable source of information on cancer.” – Lyn and David Berelsman

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