CFF News Archives

Central Florida Estate Planning Attorney Gives the Community Options to Leave a Legacy

January 10 2017 • Rachel Calderon

{image:url:title} Richard T. Hurt, more commonly known as “Rick,” is one of the most respected voices for estate planning in Central Florida. In his over 35 years of practice, he has earned the respect of his clients helping them with their estate planning needs. His devotion to his clients shows through...

Winter Park Community Foundation announces $51,500 in grants to area nonprofits

February 18 2016

{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. — February 17, 2016 — Winter Park Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Florida Foundation today announced the award winners from its grant round. Development of a marketing plan, social media advertising and website design at Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden; rebranding and website development at...

A Day for the History Books
Mr. Kenneth F. Murrah, Esq. To Be Named Outstanding Philanthropist at National Philanthropy Day

November 06 2015

{image:url:title} Friday, November 13, marks the 30th anniversary of National Philanthropy Day. At Central Florida Foundation, we are honored to present the first Kenneth F. Murrah Esq. Award for Outstanding Philanthropist. Although Mr. Murrah passed away in December 2014, his legacy will continue in Central Florida forever. In light of this...

Central Florida Foundation Names Sandi Vidal Vice President of Community Strategies and Initiatives

September 25 2015

{image:url:title} September 25, 2015 – Orlando, Fla. - The Central Florida Foundation announced today that Sandi Vidal has been named vice president of community strategies and initiatives. In her role as part of the executive team, Vidal is responsible for implementing the vision and mission of the Central Florida Foundation through...

Who's Who?

April 28 2015

{image:url:title} Continuing from yesterday’s post about the goals of our community around solving homelessness, today’s post is about the roles of Central Florida Foundation, Central Florida Commission on Homelessness and Corporation for Supportive Housing. The issue of homelessness is not just the responsibility of one organization or one sector, but it’s...

Our Knowledge Is Your Giving Wisdom

April 17 2015

{image:url:title} Nonprofit Search is the place for discovering Central Florida nonprofits. You can search for nonprofits you know and love, or learn about the work of an organization that’s new to you. It’s a tool for everyone to use to better understand and invest in the nonprofits serving our region and...

Central Florida Perspective: Elizabeth Brothers

April 03 2015

{image:url:title} Elizabeth Brothers is one of the earliest voices on philanthropy in the Central Florida community. Her passion started at an early age and she remembers her parents being involved with their church and her father was part of the veteran’s organization that collected used toys and made them like new....

Winter Park Community Foundation Awards Grants to Area Organizations

December 02 2014

{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. — DECEMBER 2, 2014 — The Winter Park Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Florida Foundation today announces the award winners from its grant round this year held in collaboration with Rollins College students enrolled in the undergraduate course called “Impact Investing” designed to allow students to...

Central Florida Foundation Launches Central Florida Focus: Homeless Impact Fund

November 11 2014

{image:url:title} ORLANDO, Fla. — November 11, 2014 — Central Florida Foundation, in partnership with the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, today announces the establishment of the Central Florida Focus: Homeless Impact Fund. This new fund creates a platform for investment in evidenced-based strategies to change the course of homelessness in Central...

Mark Brewer discusses the research findings on the values and priorities of Central Floridians

July 15 2014

{image:url:title} In Central Florida, we love our low taxes and especially our shopping malls. We think crime is our biggest single problem, followed closely by all that irritating traffic we sit in. We’re happy with our health-care system, and we think someone should do something about the poor and homeless —...

Annual survey provides valuable information for donors, nonprofits

June 25 2014

{image:url:title} Central Florida Foundation partnered once again with Cross, Fernandez & Riley — one of Central Florida’s largest locally-owned public accounting firms — to analyze the results of the firm’s 5th Annual Central Florida Public Charities Survey. Designed to help nonprofits make strategic decisions about their organizations and missions, the survey...

Celebrating 20 Years of Philanthropy in Central Florida

June 06 2014

{image:url:title} This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Central Florida Foundation. It’s an exciting milestone and one that’s only been possible through the generosity of individuals, families and corporations who have played such a key role in building community by building philanthropy. Their efforts have enabled us to become the...

“Overhead”

December 20 2013

{image:url:title} By Mark Brewer, Foundation President/CEO Central Florida Foundation applauds the effort by GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance to educate donors about the myth of overhead costs as an indicator of a nonprofit’s performance. In The Chronicle of Philanthropy article, GuideStar President, Jacob Harold, points to the...

Regional Priorities Call for Leadership from the Independent Sector

December 20 2013

{image:url:title} By Mark Brewer, Foundation President/CEO As the business community continues to look at future priorities for Central Florida, the Board of the Central Florida Partnership has called on leaders in the Independent Sector to take the lead in redefining the future of myregion.org, a line of business of the Partnership....

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