The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently celebrated the closing of its 40th Anniversary “Faces of Philanthropy” exhibit with a wrap party.
The special photo exhibit, donated by award-winning editorial and commercial photographer Brian Tietz celebrated outstanding philanthropist faces from the region and honored those passionate about our community and who give back through their time, talent and treasure.
Those featured were given their portraits as a thank you during the wrap party.
“Faces of Philanthropy was a celebration of the giving spirit in Southwest Florida,” said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. “It all started when photographer Brian Tietz offered the gift of his talent to capture the essence of Southwest Florida philanthropists through his portraits. This was a perfect way for us to celebrate our 40-year history and honor the legacy of our founders by capturing the faces of those who are making a difference in our community now.”
More than 60 photos were part of the exhibit and included faces from all walks of life and individuals as young as eight years of age up to 90. Subjects, who were nominated for their philanthropy, included a judge, retired teachers, business owners, attorneys, entrepreneurs, community volunteers, donors, Community Foundation fund holders and more.
Note: Gulfshore Life featured several of these philanthropists in a recent article.