Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 

Community Foundation Connection 
Winter, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 -  National Philanthropy Day, Tampa 
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - National Philanthropy Day, Pasco County
Making a difference for years to come  
Celebrating the legacies of ordinary people with extraordinary stories
Dan Curtis and his current wife sat at the table with his two sons and their wives, poised and ready to honor the life of a  
Marguerite Curtis
Marguerite Curtis
remarkable woman.  Marguerite Curtis, Dan's first wife who died several years ago, was "tiny, 100 pounds soaking wet," Dan said. "She was brave," he added. "She was always trying to help people who needed help."

A former board president of The Home Association, Marguerite wanted to continue helping the residents of the home even after she passed, and Dan created a fund at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay following her instructions.

Last month, the Curtis family joined over 70 people at the Tampa Yacht &  Country Club for an annual Legacy Society luncheon, celebrating those donors who have included the Foundation in their estate plans.
During the luncheon, attendees watched PostScripts, a video program honoring Legacy Society members who have passed away and highlighting the gifts they've made to area nonprofit agencies. 
Dan Curtis and Family

The Curtis family from L to R: Laurie and Bob, Dan and Olivia,  and Stacy and Bill.

Our hope is that, through the sharing of Legacy stories and visions for a better tomorrow, we can convey to donors why we are so grateful for legacy gifts and how important they are," said Denise O'Brien, Vice President of Donor Relations with the Foundation.  "Their legacy is not just something they leave behind - it's something they can create while living, too."


Click here to watch PostScripts: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories.

For more information about the Legacy Society or to learn more about the PostScripts program, contact Denise O'Brien, Vice President of Donor Relations at 813.282.1975 ext. 105 or


In honor of Calyx and Beau Schenecker
GrillSmith donates to Schenecker Memorial Fund 


GrillSmith Schenecker Check
Proceeds came from a weeklong fundraiser based on Calyx and Beau Schenecker's favorite GrillSmith dishes. From L to R: Corporate chef Joe Guli, GrillSmith of New Tampa managing partner Joe Brooks, GrillSmith President Billy Grimm, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay President and CEO David Fischer.


WEDU Estate Planning Seminar success
The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and WEDU partnered in October to host the Sixth Annual Estate Planning Seminar for CPAs, CFPs, trust officers, and attorneys. Thank you to WEDU, the panelists, and the engaging group of professional advisors who attended.
Simon Howarth Fischer WEDU
From L to R: Geoff Simon, Board Member for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and WEDU;  Susan Howarth, President and CEO of WEDU; and David Fischer, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

Welcome Louanne Walters our new Communications Manager

Louanne Walters

Louanne Walters was raised in a miliary family, moving throughout the United States and Europe during her father's Air Force career. She received a B.A. in Communications with a double major in Political Science from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.


Louanne has extensive experience in marketing and finance in several industries. She has worked as an NBC affiliate news anchor/reporter, a Royal Caribbean cruise director, a Raymond James and Associates financial advisor, and most recently in the nonprofit sector as a director of community relations for Community Tampa Bay, and event consultant for Alpha House of Tampa. 


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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
Legacy Society luncheon - PostScripts program
GrillSmith donation
WEDU estate planning seminar success
Welcome Louanne Walters
Estate Planning with Stacy Eastland
Welcome new Council members
The joy of giving
Community Foundation hosts Stacy Eastland


Stacy Eastland of Goldman Sachs provided some intricate twists to estate planning for a select group of attorneys and CPAs at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in September. Approximately two dozen advisors attended Eastland's advanced presentation as an added value to their membership in our professional advisory committees.
Brian Burek and Stacy Eastland

Brian Burek and
Stacy Eastland

Welcome to our new Council members 

We are pleased to announce our new Council members for our divisions the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center and the Community Foundation of Greater St. Petersburg.
Follow this link for the official announcement, or visit our website.
Tips for joyful year end giving
Remember that gifts made now can generate income tax deductions that could help reduce your tax bill for 2011.

  • Add to your existing fund.
  • Establish a new fund.
  • Provide income for you or others by establishing a charitable gift annuity.

Visit us online at or call us at 813.282.1975.