About GiveWell Community Foundation
GiveWell Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity serving Polk, Hardee, and Highlands County, Florida. The Community Foundation holds more than 280 charitable funds established by individuals, families, organizations, and private foundations and serves a wide variety of charitable services.
For the past 20 years, the GiveWell Community Foundation and its fundholders have been investing in the future of our communities through impactful, philanthropic giving.
To champion charitable giving to improve the quality of life in the areas we serve, both now and for future generations.
LAKELAND, Fla. (July 24, 2018) – Terry Simmers, President/CEO of the GiveWell Community Foundation announces that five new board members have joined the community foundation’s board of directors: Wesley Barnett, Jean Bostick, Kimberly Elmhorst, Tom Oldt, and Renee Pobjecky. A native of Lakeland, Wesley Barnett is a managing partner with Treetop Software. After graduating from … Read On
GiveWell Community Foundation is proud to announce and welcome Angela Baragona, CPA as the organization’s Controller. She comes to the Community Foundation with 35 years of experience in accounting. Baragona is resident of Winter Haven, and she holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA and Master’s in Accounting from Louisiana … Read On
Escape to Neverland as Florida Dance Theatre, Polk County’s professional dance company & The Imperial Symphony Orchestra brings Peter Pan to the City of Lakeland. With original choreography and live music, be prepared for a magical evening for the entire family. This whirlwind adventure of epic proportion will be the first full-length collaboration of both Lakeland’s professional performing arts organizations.
Florida Polytechnic University’s premier philanthropic event supporting student scholarships and the University’s mission.
About Imperial Symphony Orchestra The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is committed to the high quality performance of symphonic music to educate, entertain and inspire audiences and enrich the lives of the people of Polk County and neighboring communities. Our fund helps ensure the sustainability of the orchestra and provides free programming, educational outreach, instruments and of … Read On
The Leadership Lakeland Alumni Association is an organization comprised of graduates of the Leadership Lakeland Program. Through its mission and vision, LLAA endeavors to provide leadership experiences and outreach opportunities throughout the Lakeland Community. The sustainable funding of the LLAA Legacy Fund will allow this organization to empower and inspire Lakeland’s current and future leaders. … Read On
FAWQC is an association of professionals dedicated to managing, improving, and protecting the quality of Florida’s waters. As part of our mission, FAWQC provides grants to Florida schools for water quality education. By establishing the FAWQC Environmental Education Fund, FAWQC has ensured that future generations of Florida students will learn to value and protect Florida’s … Read On
Florida Dance Theatre’s Fund provides a safety net for us to continue to bring the art of dance to our entire community through educational, outreach, and scholarship programs for children and exciting entertainment for everyone. It also is used for additional studio equipment and unexpected expenses. Website: www.floridadancetheatre.org
Our fund helps us in our mission to empower girls to achieve their full potential, develop self-esteem, and create skills for success. We’re an affiliate of the national organization Girls Incorporated, with the mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold℠. Website: www.girlsincwinterhaven.org