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Getting the Most Out of Giving

Eileen Connolly-Keesler’s fresh thinking is making the Community Foundation of Collier County a driving force in upgrading services for the needy.
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Speaking Out: Amanda Sterk, director of accelerated pathways at Florida SouthWestern State College

“What used to be guaranteed if you’re at the top of your class, isn’t.”
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Fran Mainella: A Force For Nature

Even in retirement, Fran Mainella, onetime head of Florida State Parks and the National Park Service, battles on for conservation and recreation.
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Debbie Toler: A Magnet with a Mission

Toler puts her considerable social skills to good use in promoting causes like SWFL Children's Charities.
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How Ruth Graham Healed Herself

The daughter of late Minister Billy Graham has survived serious personal and family issues and now reaches out to help those in...
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School Safety in Southwest Florida: When the Students Take Action

Of all we learned about school safety post-Parkland, two stories most caught my attention. In both cases, students are taking ownership of...
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School Safety in Southwest Florida: More Locks, More Cops and Bigger Hearts

A year after Parkland, we check in on area schools to learn how adults and kids alike are enhancing safety
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How to Bring Tourism Back

Southwest Florida’s creative solutions for luring visitors here in tough times.