Community Foundation of Collier County thanks Covid-19 Superheroes


NAPLES — The Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC) recognizes the extraordinary efforts of Collier County Public Schools and NCH Healthcare System staff during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. CFCC has shown its appreciation by posting thank you signs at 60 CCPS elementary, middle, and high schools, adult and workforce technical schools, alternative schools, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center, and NCH Baker Hospital and NCH North Naples Hospital.

Community Foundation staff and their families spread out across Collier County over the weekend from Immokalee to Everglades City to place signs to thank teachers, administrators, doctors, nurses, frontline workers, and support staff from office personnel and cafeteria workers to custodians and bus drivers. CFCC thanks these superheroes for their dedication to helping our students continue their education both virtually and in-person and the selflessness, professionalism, and commitment of the NCH staff to combating the virus.

“The Community Foundation Board and staff are extremely grateful to all those at Collier County Public Schools and NCH Healthcare System for going above and beyond in times of extreme crisis,” said Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation President & CEO. “Their dedication to educating our students, keeping our community safe, and treating and caring for our patients emphasize the strength and resilience Collier County is known for.”

The Community Foundation of Collier County has been connecting people who care to causes that matter, growing charitable legacies, and funding nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Collier County for 35 years. CFCC manages more than 750 funds, collaborates with hundreds of nonprofits, holds $250 million in assets, and has distributed nearly $200 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs.