Entries by Gail Dolan

Uncommon Friends Foundation Elects New Officers

The Uncommon Friends Foundation held its annual board of directors meeting June 28 at the Gale McBride Pavilion at the Burroughs Home & Gardens, 2505 First Street in Fort Myers. Vice President and an Uncommon Friends Foundation co-founder John Albion, a director at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Property Southwest Florida, was elected president. After a record […]

Historic Burroughs Home Property Gets Much Needed Makeover

The historic Burroughs Home & Gardens located along the downtown riverfront at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida is looking better than it has in a century.  The home, built in 1901 and bequeathed to the City of Fort Myers in 1978, is under the management of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The 2½ story, […]

UFF Announces Winners of 2016 Scholarships

Uncommon Friends Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016 student scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students, veterans, struggling adults, and single parents who are pursuing degrees in education, law, technology, and other studies. Nominees came from Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry Counties, need financial assistance, excel in school and in […]

Save the Date for 2016 Uncommon Evening – Nov 3

The Uncommon Friends Foundation hosts its 2016 Uncommon Evening annual gala on Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Gale McBride Pavilion on the grounds of the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens at 2505 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. The annual awards program will feature tours of the historic home, […]

Deadline for UFF 2016 Scholarships is April 1

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is accepting applications for its 2016 scholarships until April 1st. More than a dozen scholarships will be awarded to deserving students, veterans, struggling adults, and single parents of good character who are pursuing degrees in education, law, technology, and other studies. Nominees from Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, or Hendry Counties who need […]

Nominations Open for Teacher of the Year

Nominations for the Character Education Champion Teacher of the Year are open at Uncommon Friends Foundation. Elementary, middle and high school teachers in public, private and charter schools in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry counties are eligible and can nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Nominated individuals must have taught lessons from the Uncommon […]

Teachers to learn UFF’s Character Education Curricula

The Uncommon Friends Foundation will be conducting a free training seminar for local teachers interested in teaching children how to live with integrity and make good decisions. The training program will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center located at 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL […]

Applications Open for 2016 UFF Scholarships

The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to building character education and integrity in tomorrow’s leaders, is now accepting application for its 2016 scholarships.  Scholarships will be awarded to deserving students, veterans, struggling adults, and single parents who are pursuing degrees in education, law, technology, and other studies. Nominees will be from Lee, Charlotte, […]

Volunteer Docents Needed as Tour Guides at the Burroughs Home and Gardens

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is seeking volunteer docents to give historical guided tours at the Burroughs Home and Gardens located on the riverfront at 2505 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Personable people who are passionate about history, architecture and/or storytelling with time to volunteer midday on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays are a perfect fit. […]