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The Community Foundation Unveils Southwest Florida's Most Influential Icons at Board Leadership Awards 2024

JoAnn Elardo, Gary Griffin, Gary Tasman, Paula Malone, Marshall Bower, and Robert Galloway, selected as this year's most outstanding board members for charitable organizations. Additionally, we recognize Horizon Foundation, Florida Gulf Coast University, United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Lee Health, and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. as the top six boards of directors.

The Board Leadership Awards, generously sponsored by Regions Bank. The event is hosted by Wendy Fullerton Powell, Regional News Editor at News-Press and Naples Daily News, and Michael Chatman, President & CEO of The Community Foundation.

In a celebration reminiscent of TIME Magazine's annual TIME100 list, The Community Foundation proudly presents Southwest Florida's Most Influential Icons, who also serve as dedicated board members for leading charitable organizations. The Board Leadership Awards, sponsored by Regions Bank, will take place on February 6, 2024, from 8 am to 10 am at the Crowne Plaza Bell Tower in Fort Myers, Florida.

Drawing inspiration from TIME's prestigious recognition of global influencers, The Community Foundation aims to shine a spotlight on the remarkable doctors, attorneys, business owners, financial investors, and inheritors of wealth who not only wield unparalleled influence but also actively contribute to the betterment of the vibrant Southwest Florida community.

As Michael Chatman, President & CEO of The Community Foundation, noted, "We are thrilled to celebrate these individuals whose leadership extends to the boards of vital charitable organizations." Similarly, The Community Foundation looks forward to bringing together these prominent figures who are driving positive change in the region.

The Community Foundation's event promises to be an unforgettable occasion, uniting leaders, and icons from various sectors to inspire positive action and foster a better future for Southwest Florida. Join us for this momentous gathering at the Board Leadership Awards 2024, where we honor those who shape the destiny of our community.

The 2024 Board Leadership Awards will recognize influential individuals, while The Community Foundation will also honor the leading board of directors for charitable organizations in Southwest Florida.

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Congratulations to the top 6 Most Outstanding Boards of Directors of the year, who will be recognized at the annual Board Leadership Awards event.

This event brings together the most influential individuals in Southwest Florida.

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"The Community Foundation, proudly hosts Southwest Florida's Annual Board Leadership Awards, celebrating the region's Most Influential Icons in Charitable Board Service."