Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 

Community Foundation Connection 
Spring, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - Donor Appreciation Luncheon    Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - Agency Appreciation Luncheon    Maestro's Restaurant, Straz Center, Tampa
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - CPE Extravaganza
A la Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa 
George Baxter
George Baxter Honored 

Hearty congratulations to George Baxter, President Emeritus of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, on the occasion of his induction into the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame!

George served as President of the Community Foundation from its inception in 1990 until his retirement in 2004.  His fourteen years of dedicated service brought philanthropy into the spotlight with an organization that continues his efforts of giving back for the benefit of the entire region.  Starting with nothing, George, with his wife Debbie at his side, created the opportunity for others to change lives and build a community we can all be proud to call home.

George, we salute you - for your vision, your commitment, your generosity of spirit, and this well-deserved honor. 

To read more about this award click here

ShareforGood LogoShareforGood
Experience the economics of sharing 


Nonprofits in the Tampa Bay area are encouraged to join our ShareforGood website ( for FREE and start sharing resources.  Individuals may also contribute resources.  


ShareforGood WorkshopOn Wednesday, February 9, the Community Foundation of Greater St. Petersburg, a division of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, hosted a ShareforGood workshop with over 60 nonprofit professionals from all over Pinellas County.  Many great ideas were shared there and will be posted to the wikispace over the coming weeks.  Remember, this program only works if members participate.  So encourage the nonprofits you know to join today!  


For more information, visit us online at or email Kara Dwyer at


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"Waiting for Superman"
Raising Community Awareness  

As part of our current focus on at-risk youth, we recently convened a group of approximately 60 donors and friends of the Foundation for a private showing of "Waiting for Superman."  This award winning documentary has been hailed by 60 Minutes and Oprah in addition to newspapers and magazines for its portrayal of the state of public school systems in this country.

The documentary is one producer's thought-provoking depiction of today's failing system and is apropos to current efforts in Hillsborough County to bring about meaningful change.  Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine calls the movie 'An electrifying call to action.'

After the showing, representatives from the Hillsborough County School District, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association, and Hillsborough Education Foundation participated in a panel discussion and shared their thoughts about the film and education in our community.  A high level of interest and concern was apparent as audience members engaged individual panelists in discussions at the conclusion of the program. 

For more information about the movie, go to:
CPECPE Extravaganza


Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Registration: 7:45 - 8:15 a.m.

Program: 8:15 a.m. - 4:05 p.m. 


Location:  A la Carte Pavilion, Tampa

Registration Fee $175 (includes lunch and 8 hours of A&A)


Register by April 26, 2011  

Register Online 

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Inc.  meets all requirements specified by the Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act.   A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 800.435.7352 within the state.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. One hundred percent (100%) of each contribution is received by the Community Foundation. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services number SC-00793.

In This Issue
George Baxter Honored
Waiting for Superman
CPE Extravaganza - Register Online
83 Degrees
Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund
83 Degrees Article
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay featured in 83 Degrees  

A recent surge in donations and a rebounding stock market could mean a banner year for the charities and community organizations funded by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.

Read the full article: 
Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund  

In lieu of flowers, the family of Calyx and Beau Schenecker have set up a Memorial Fund through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.  The family intends to use this fund to support the C. Leon King High School's Relay for Life benefiting the American Cancer Society.  

How to donate:
You can write a check to:

Calyx and Beau Schenecker
Memorial Fund
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
550 N. Reo Street 
Suite 301
Tampa, FL  33609

Questions? Call us at:

Read the ABC Action News article here