Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation of Collier County President/CEO and Class XVIII member, just announced that it now manages $100 million in charitable assets, ranking it in the top ten of Florida community foundations.

This represents a 56 percent increase in asset size since June, 2013. The Foundation has distributed more than $9.8 million to nonprofit organizations in the last 12 months, a significant increase over the previous fiscal year.

CFCC Board Chair, Jennifer Walker, Class IX, says that “the Foundation is developing a reputation for looking forward and actively bringing all the parties together to seek solutions to community problems.”

Addressing the future, Connolly-Keesler commented that “what will matter in the coming years is that community philanthropy continues to thrive–that people have access to what they need to take action and improve the places they care about.”