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Wells Fargo Pledges $200 Billion Towards Clean Energy

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04/26/2018

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), a diversified, community-based financial services company, announced last week that it has committed $200 billion to sustainable business, with 50 percent focused on clean technology and renewable energy transactions. The institution made this commitment at a keynote delivered by CEO Tim Sloan at the CECP CEO Force for Good Investor Forum in San Francisco.

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Working together to raise the grade for women

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04/25/2018

This data dive brings me back to my grade angst. This time it wasn’t math, but the D+ assigned to Florida via the results of the 2016 Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty and Opportunity Report, and a new Economic Status of Women in Florida fact sheet released in March. We use these reports to help shape our luncheon discussion.

The report and fact sheet were released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in partnership with the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance of which the SWFLCF is a member along with many other Women’s Foundations in the region and across the state.

Innovative Program Improves Kids' Literacy and Shelter Animals' Adoptability

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04/25/2018

The program admits school-age children, who attend a short information session, a shelter tour and a free book, courtesy of The Jim Moran Foundation. They're taught how to read an animal's body language in a stressful shelter setting. Some animals get very lonely being in a shelter environment and they enjoy the company. To encourage interaction, the young volunteers offer treats to animals when they approach the front of the kennel, positively reinforcing their behavior. Once the animals associate humans with happy things, they're more likely to interact with potential adopters and find their furever home.

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Charities honored for their work building community

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04/25/2018

One of Clay County’s oldest nonprofits was honored this week for serving citizen with intellectual disabilities.

The Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation awarded Challenge Enterprises of North Florida the top prize of $10,000 for outstanding community service at its 25th Celebrate Clay breakfast on April 24. The event was held at the Thrasher-Horne Center on College Drive.

Challenge Enterprise’s Katie Vineyard said the funds will go towards the nonprofits’ mission of empowering those with disabilities to rise above their challenges and become enterprising members of the community. This has been their mission since the beginning.

Jobsite Theater to stage Orwell's '1984'

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04/24/2018

Jobsite Theater will bring George Orwell’s dystopic literary masterpiece “1984” to life in a gripping stage adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan, running April 27 through May 20, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. Macinnes Place, Tampa.

Jobsite Theater is the resident theater company at the Straz Center. Jobsite is funded in part by the state of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Gobioff Foundation, Rollin’ Oats Tampa, Creative Loafing, and Illumination Advertising. Jobsite is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all gifts made to Jobsite are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

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Lake County Rowing Association Names Its Sleek Racing Shell “Foundation”

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04/23/2018

This past year Lake County Rowing Association (LCRA) received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of South Lake County (CFSLC) which was used to purchase a competitive 8+ racing shell.

On Friday, April 20, LCRA’s Youth Team hosted a ceremony, christening the sleek black racing shell, “Foundation” in honor of its generous sponsor. With champaign bottle in hand, CFSLC Executive Director Michael Herrera officially christened the boat while rowers, staff, city officials, family, and friends looked on with pride.

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