Nominations Open for Lee County Philanthropist of the Year

Cape Coral Community Foundation to Bestow Elmer Tabor Generosity Award

The Cape Coral Community Foundation (CCCF) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open throughout Lee County for the Foundation’s philanthropy award—the Tabor Generosity Award.

Nominees may be full- or part-time residents of Lee County who have demonstrated generosity through their actions as well as financial commitments.  “Philanthropy is about more than writing a check for a good cause,” says CCCF President & CEO Michael Chatman.  “It’s about fully giving of yourself, your time, talent and treasures, in a way that has meaningful impact.  We are blessed to have many true philanthropists in Lee County.”

Nominations may be submitted by an individual, a group or through self-nomination.  All nominations will require an essay of up to 300 words describing why the nominee should be elected and explaining how the nominee has demonstrated generosity. One or two letters of recommendation are also requested. Suggestions for a strong nomination:

  • Show excitement and enthusiasm for your nominee
  • Describe how their efforts have encouraged others
  • Explain how the individual serves the mission of the CCCF
  • Impact matters

The award is named after its first recipient, Elmer Tabor, who was presented this honor in 2007.  The deadline to submit nominations is close of business on Thursday, February 28th. The nomination form can be filled out online; for other options, feel free to call the CCCF offices at 239.542.5594.

Nominations Open for Lee County Philanthropist of the Year

The Cape Coral Community Foundation was founded in 1973 to create a funding source to benefit the Cape Coral community.  Visit: