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The Plight of Florida Caregivers is Taking a Toll

The Plight of Florida Caregivers is Taking a Toll

June 21, 2018 is the longest day of the year and the day set aside by the Alzheimer’s Association to show love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The truth is, every day can be the longest day for women who carry the responsibility of lovingly caring for a person with any type of disability.

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias demand intense caregiving and women shoulder a particularly heavy burden. The care they provide can be more physically and emotionally demanding and more time-consuming, and it takes a heavier toll on their work and family life. Women, as caregivers, often do not get the help and support they need to provide the years (even decades) of care required for loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She is drained emotionally, physically and financially.

Peter Simmons Is Named Development Director of Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation

Peter Simmons Is Named Development Director of Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation

The Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation announced today that Peter Simmons has been named Development Director.

"We are thrilled that Peter has joined the Foundation's team to increase our capacity to serve Southwest Florida and the state of Florida while helping us build upon and increase our development and outreach, which we have worked on diligently since 2011,” says CEO Brenda Tate.

Florida Almost Flunks When it Comes to Working Women

Florida Almost Flunks When it Comes to Working Women

I recently heard one of the most inspiring speeches in my life about the future of women business owners and entrepreneurs in this country. Jennifer Hyman, creator of the multi-million dollar company, Rent the Runway, shared her amazing entrepreneurial story, as well as some personal issues about sexual harassment she endured along the way to building her fashion leasing empire

Southwest Florida Women’s Fund Receives $50,000 Impact Grant to Support Higher Education and Financial Literacy for Florida Women

Southwest Florida Women’s Fund Receives $50,000 Impact Grant to Support Higher Education and Financial Literacy for Florida Women

The Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation which was leveraged into $200,000 through matches to support the Earn to Learn Florida Program, an initiative of the Southwest Florida Women's Foundation. Earn to Learn Florida helps low to moderate income students pursue higher education with little or no student debt. It’s a simple formula that combines student savings with financial aid, required financial literacy training and success coaching.

Partnership of Women’s Foundations Invests $58.4 Million Over Two Years to Create Pathways to Economic Security for Women and Their Families in America

Partnership of Women’s Foundations Invests $58.4 Million Over Two Years to Create Pathways to Economic Security for Women and Their Families in America

To Kick-off Women’s History Month 2018, today the Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation joins members of Prosperity Together, a nonpartisan partnership of 32 public U.S. women’s foundations, to announce Year 2 (2017) results of its collective five-year, $100 million funding commitment to ensure economic security for low-income women and their families across the country.