Dear Readers:

Dear Readers:

Welcome to our annual Giving Issue, without a doubt my favorite issue of the year because it highlights what I appreciate most about this incredible community we live in: our philanthropic nature. There are many things to love about the greater Charlotte Harbor area. We have a thriving arts scene. We have a wide array of restaurants and bars catering to everyone’s tastes. On any given weekend, there are more festivals and special events than you could ever hope to attend … at least during season. And, of course, we have our great outdoors and year-round sunshine. Yes, this is a mighty

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The Faces of Philanthropy

Erik and Diane Hoffer believe in helping people and creatures, big and small, and hope to inspire others to do the same. READ ONLINE

2019-2020 Charity Register

Find a cause that speaks to you in our annual nonprofit reference guide, presented in partnership with the Charlotte Community Foundation. READ ONLINE

Achieving Self-Sustainability

For 30 years, the Homeless Coalition of Charlotte County has worked to prevent and alleviate homelessness and hunger in our community. READ ONLINE

New Leash on Life

To fulfill its mission of reducing the number of homeless animals, the Suncoast Humane Society is working toward building a new home of its own. READ ONLINE

The Way to Inspire and Give

The Twig boutique offers a promise of change for children who’ve endured trauma, by empowering and loving them for who they are and can become. READ ONLINE

A Vision Come to Life

With a new home and face of its own, the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda is finally the destination attraction it was always meant to be. READ ONLINE