Timeline

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  • 2012 - 2013
  • 2011 - 2012
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 2008 - 2009
  • 2007 - 2008
  • 2006 - 2007

25th Anniversary

Grande Escape Weekend

Many of our members and supporters enjoyed a Grande Escape weekend at the Ritz Carlton, our 3rd annual Derby Gala at the Alfond Inn, and participating in our Taste of Windermere event held once again at The Pines.

Provided a Total of $108,000 Charitable Grants

We provided a total of $108,000 in charitable grants to the following worthy charities: Harbor House of Central Florida, Primrose Center, A Gift for Music, Camaraderie Foundation, The Garden Theatre, and Quest Inc. / Life Concepts.  We also provided a $2,000 stipend to The Boys and Girls Club of South Lake County.

Compassion Funding

This year’s compassion funding provided two $500 grants to benefit Blessings in a Backpack and Fern Creek Foundation. Eleven college scholarships totaling $33,000 were awarded to deserving college bound young ladies, and one young man was awarded the George Fortier Memorial Scholarship.

Service Projects

Our members organized and volunteered at service projects for each of last year’s selected charities.  Additionally, our members volunteered their time at Feeding Children Everywhere packaging meals for hungry children. 

Team building a Home

CFWL also volunteered a team to spend a day building a home for a hardworking family through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando’s Women Build project.

Raised over $183,000

Our 2nd Derby Gala

Many of our members and supporters enjoyed a Grande Escape weekend at the Ritz Carlton, our 2nd annual Derby Gala at the Citrus Club, and participating in our rapidly expanding Taste of Windermere event held once again at The Pines.

$90,000 in Charitable Grants

We provided a total of  $90,000 in charitable grants to the following worthy charities:  Matthew’s Hope, Edgewood Children’s Ranch, Orlando Health’s Level One Trauma Center, The Russell Home for Atypical Children, and TransLife.

Lancaster Elementary Literacy Program

We also provided compassion funding assistance to provide computers to assist Lancaster Elementary School’s literacy program. 11 college scholarships totaling $33,000 were awarded to deserving young ladies, and one young man benefited as the George Fortier Memorial Scholarship recipient.

Service Projects

Our members organized and volunteered at service projects for each of last year’s selected charities.

Continued with our Tradition to Serve

Over $150,000 Raised

Over $150,000 was raised this year by our members, sponsors, benefactors and friends of the league. We started the year with a new event ‘Dinners and More” that was a special treat for those who participated.

Taste of Windermere Event

We had a truly “Grande Escape” at the Ritz Carlton, Orlando. Another signature event was the “Taste of Windermere” at The Pines. This event was a huge success with the help of over 24 local restaurants and Tim Webber Catering.

Recipients of this Year

We finished the year with our “Derby Gala Party” at the Citrus Club. The deserving recipients this year are, The Florida Hospital Breast Cancer Fund, Apopka Family Learning Center, PALS providing Autism Links and Services, Grace Medical Center and Seniors First.

10 Scholarships to Local Area Girls

We also awarded 10 scholarships to local area girls from Dr. Phillips High School, Olympia High School, Ocoee High School and West Orange High School.

Raiser over $127,000

Fresh Market Wine Tasting

The CFWL events began with our annual Fresh Market Wine Tasting Reception, followed by our 10th annual Golf Tournament held at Marriott's Grand Pine Golf Club, and culminated with our "Escape to Paradise Gala" held for the second year in a row at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club.

Awarded Five Charities

The funds raised have been awarded to five (5) charities which include, The Foundation for Foster Children, Edgewood Children's Ranch, B.A.S.E. Camp Children's Cancer Foundation, Hubbard House, and Bread of Life Fellowship.

Ten Senior High School Students

In addition, ten (10) senior high school students from West Orange, Dr. Phillips, Olympia, and Ocoee received partial College Scholarships. This was our highest number of recipients since we began awarding these grants.

21 Years of Giving Back

In our 21 years we have given back to the community in the way of grants, scholarships and compassion funding almost $1,500,000. These monies went to serve a total of 52 charities and provided 99 students with college scholarships.

Our 20th Anniversary Year

Signature Events

This year's signature events included the Fresh Market Wine Tasting, the 9th Annual Golf Tournament held at   Orange County National, and our "Escape to Paradise" Gala at Disney's Yacht Beach Club Resort.

$109,000 Raised for the Foundation

Through our fundraising efforts, we raised $109,000 for the Foundation. The following charities received grants: Nathaniel's Hope, Autism Society, Hope Community Center, Shepherd's Hope, and Freedom Ride.

Scholarships to Twelve Students

Scholarships were awarded to twelve students from the following schools: PACE Center for Girls, Dr. Phillips, Ocoee, Olympia, and West Orange High Schools.

Continued with our Grand Tradition

2nd Annual Miniature Christmas Tree Sale

Through our signature events - the Fresh Market Wine Tasting, the Upscale Rummage Sale at Camp Down, our 2nd Annual Miniature Christmas Tree Sale at the December Luncheon, the 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Keene's Pointe, and our Spring Gala, "Escape to Paradise" at the Rosen Shingle Creek, we were able to raise over $160,000.

Selected Charities

The following charities were selected to receive grants: Hospice of the Comforter, Harbor House, Russell Home, and New Hope for Kids.

Scholarships to Ten High School Seniors

Scholarships were awarded to ten deserving high school senior girls from Dr. Phillips, Ocoee, Olympia, and West Orange High Schools.

Three Charities from Last Year

Three of our charities from last year, the Boys and Girls Club, A Gift for Teaching, and Share the Care, were the recipients of Service Projects.

A Milestone Year for CFWL

Upscale Rummage Sale

Our fundraising events, The Upscale Rummage Sale, the Fresh Market Wine Tasting, the 7th Annual Golf Tournament held at Grand Cypress, the Poinsettia Sale, and the gala, "Moroccan Mystique" at the Royal Pacific Resort were all major successes once again.

Three Charities to Receive Grants

We selected the following charities to receive grants:  Share the Care,  Gift for Teaching, Boys and Girls Club, and Mustard Seed.

Scholarships awarded to seven local High School Seniors

Scholarships were awarded to seven local high school seniors and Jeanne Fortier presented the four-year George Fortier Scholarship to Anthony Morrison from West Orange High School.  The League raised money for Compassion Funding by decorating and selling miniature Christmas trees at the Holiday Luncheon.  Compassion Funding donations were presented to Anthony House, Children's Home Society, and the American Red Cross.


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