TICKETS AVAILABLE    Celebration of Giving - Sunshine Awards      

In honor of National Philanthropy Day, Sumter Sunshine Community Foundation is hosting a Celebration of Giving, an evening to celebrate philanthropy.  Join us as we recognize individuals, businesses and groups with big hearts that benefit and pay tribute our growing communities.  The evening will include dinner, awards, live music, open bar and live and silent auctions. Also an opportunity to benefit
 other local nonprofits.    It will be held Saturday, November 19th at the Wildwood Country Resort from 6pm – 9pm.  

    Click the link below to purchase your tickets:                     Dress Code:  Evening Wear -  The theme is Making Lives Brighter.


     You don't have to have a large sum to start your own foundation fund.  Sumter Sunshine Community Foundation is a publicly supported organization created by and for local citizens to benefit our region.  Our business is growing endowments for local causes ensuring strong communities and a stronger economy.  We are a 501c3, and 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) recognized public charity. Tax ID 27-5062397.  Community Foundations are set up by region and our region serves the area surrounding The Villages, Sumter County and North Lake. We can set up funds for organizations locally, nationally and internationally and work with other Community Foundations around the globe.  Call 352-587-2710 to get started.

            Make a Difference Today that Last Forever by Establishing a Fund!  Call 352-587-2710 for Information On Ways that We Can Serve You.
Sumter Sunshine Community Foundation works closely with individuals, families, and organizations to create charitable legacies that benefit the residents of our community and strengthen our economy.

Our donors come from many backgrounds and have their own charitable interests but share a common commitment to the community they call home.

Each fund is separately accounted for and has is own name and purposes as determined by the donor who established the fund.

GIVE - Through the Community Foundation, you can direct your charitable giving to the causes that matter most to you. We’ll help you create a legacy that will make an impact—forever.

ADVICE - Professional advisors, we'll work with you to provide your clients with charitable options that fit with their philanthropic goals, strengthening our entire community as a result.

RECEIVE - The Community Foundation supports our community’s nonprofit organizations through grants and encourages our students with a range of scholarship opportunities.

LEARN - We identify shared issues and concerns within our community, we convene groups to facilitate dialogue about those issues, and—once we’ve gathered as much data as we can and listened to as many voices as possible—we propose solutions.

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Become a Corporate Sponsor.  We recognize that adding to the quality of life through community enrichment adds economic value to our region. We allow community investors the opportunity to make a lasting difference.
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International Initiatives:
We can assure that your money goes where it is most needed through our disaster fund.

Community Initiatives:
We are working with the Homeless Coalition, Habitat for Humanity and the Leesburg Partnership to find a solution to homelessness in the region. 

Organizational Needs:
There are many organizations in our area doing outstanding work.  We are identifying organizations serving the same clientele and offering similar services and helping them partner together to differentiate services,  reduce duplication, maximizing resources.  If your organization is serving the homeless or backpack programs please contact us.

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