Leaps + Bounds: Commemorating our Collective Impact

 

Throughout its 43-year history, the Community Foundation for Brevard has served as a trusted resource and leader for philanthropic individuals and organizations. We help to make our community a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

We strengthen our region by connecting generous and visionary donors with the causes that matter most to them. Since 1981, we have helped individuals, families, and businesses contribute more than $32 million to make positive change in Brevard and beyond. In 2023 alone, we granted nearly $3 million to help create a better world.

 

To commemorate the collective impact of our fundholders, board of directors, nonprofit partners, circle of professional advisors, and community leaders, Robin and Rhoda Fisher graciously hosted our Celebration of Philanthropy at their home in historic downtown Titusville. Robin has served on the Community Foundation board since 2021. He has also served as an elected official on both Palm Bay and Titusville city councils and as a two-term Brevard County Commissioner for District 1. He and Rhoda are deeply committed to our entire community.

The celebration’s theme, “Leaps and Bounds,” is a nod to 2024’s bonus day – Leap Day. We asked all attendees to participate in a visionary activity, writing down their hopes for Brevard before the next Leap Day in 2028. All responses are stored in the “Capsule of Possibility.” We will open the capsule in four years and see the wishes we collectively made come true.

During remarks, Theresa Grimison, President and CEO of the Community Foundation, shared the organization’s focus on inspiring and amplifying philanthropy to create an even stronger tomorrow.

“Every one of our fundholders and community partners—past and present—are integral to all we have accomplished thus far,” said Grimison. “Looking to the future, we are working toward a community that is healthy, life-affirming, and actively good for all.”

Corey Williams, Team Owner of the Space Coast Stars Academy, shared his wish with the crowd – the importance of coming together to invest in future generations’ success.

The Community Foundation for invites anyone interested in maximizing their philanthropic impact to join us as community co-creators. Please reach out to learn more.

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