Uncommon Friends Foundation announces Business Ethics Award finalists

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Event, General, Press Releases | 0 comments

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Business Ethics Award. The finalists are CPR Tools, Inc., Gecko Hospitality and Lee County Electrical Cooperative (LCEC). As part of the final judging, finalists will participate at the 11th Annual Ethical Leadership Conference in early November hosted by the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. The roundtable discussion will focus on the ethical challenges Southwest Florida executives face in business. The winner will be announced at the...

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Uncommon Friends Foundation Remembers Dr. David Robinson

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in General, News Article, Press Releases | 0 comments

The Uncommon Friends Foundation mourns the loss of Dr. David G. Robinson, a personal friend of Jim & Ellie Newton and longtime board member who served the foundation with a terrific sense of service. Uncommon Friends Foundation president John Albion released this statement today: “We have genuine sadness today, mixed with gratitude for the success instigated and accomplished by this uniquely capable man. Dr. Robinson will be remembered as an outstanding mentor at nurturing people and a visionary for his ability to seek out new...

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Deadline for Business Ethics Award nominations is September 1

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in General, News Article, Press Releases | 0 comments

The deadline for the 2016 Uncommon Friends Foundation’s annual Business Ethics Award nominations is fast approaching. Applications are due by Thursday, September 1. While time is short, there’s still time to apply. High quality companies from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties are eligible to apply for the prestigious award. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong internal commitment to ethical leadership and decision making practices. If your company is one that takes the high road in contacts and dealings with...

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Uncommon Evening Sponsorships Available

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in News Article, Press Releases | 0 comments

Sponsorships and individual tickets are available for the 2016 Uncommon Evening event on Thursday, November 3, 2016, hosted by the Uncommon Friends Foundation. Kerri Goldsmith, Financial Advisor with HBKS Wealth Advisors, has been named chairperson of the event. Sponsorships range from $1,500 to $10,000. The presenting sponsor will take to the stage and announce the winner of the Business Ethics Award, and additional sponsors will present the Champion Teacher and Student Scholarship awards. Sponsorships already committed for 2016 include...

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Uncommon Friends Foundation Seeks Business Ethics Award Nominations

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in News Article, Press Releases | 0 comments

The 2016 Uncommon Friends Foundation Business Ethics Award nomination deadline has been extended to September 1 to accommodate the arrival of the new Florida Gulf Coast University Chair of Business Ethics, Dr. Eric Dent, who will help lead the nomination team.  The Chair of Business Ethics position is funded in part by an endowment offered through the Uncommon Friends Foundation and is a staple of its mission to raise the bar of the ethical culture of businesses in Southwest Florida. Businesses and individuals who demonstrate a commitment to...

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Uncommon Friends Foundation Elects New Officers

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in News Article, Press Releases | 0 comments

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 seven years at the helm, Gray Davis, agency executive, senior Vice-President at BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company, stepped down as president and into the role of immediate past...

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Historic Burroughs Home Property Gets Much Needed Makeover

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in News Article, Newsletter, Press Releases | 0 comments

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, 6,000 square foot home is a fine example of turn-of-the-century Georgian Colonial Revival architecture common in Fort Myers at the time. Many needed repairs and upgrades to the home have been completed over the last nine months to...

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Uncommon Friends Foundation announces winners of 2016 Scholarships

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in General, News Article, Press Releases | 0 comments

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 their personal lives, and possess high quality character traits. Berne Davis Future Teacher Scholarship (new) – Kerri Houghton, Cape Coral High...

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Save the date for 2016 Uncommon Evening – November 3, 2016

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Event, News Article, Press Releases | 0 comments

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, followed by outdoor dining and entertainment as the sun sets over the beautiful Caloosahatchee River. The Uncommon Friends Foundation will announce the winners of the annual Business Ethics Award, student...

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April 1 deadline fast approaching for Uncommon Friends Foundation scholarships

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Event, News Article, Press Releases | 0 comments

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 financial assistance, excel in school and or in life, and possess good character traits are eligible to apply. Scholarships vary in application requirements,...

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