Philanthropy Friday, June 23, 2017
Winner of the Week: Community Tampa Bay
2017 WEDU Be More Encouraged, Judges’ Choice Award Winner
Community Tampa Bay’s vision is a community free from all forms of discrimination. Community Tampa Bay works toward this ambitious vision by cultivating inclusive leaders to change communities through dialogue and cross-cultural interactions. Community Tampa Bay gives people the tools to have hard conversations with people who don’t look like them and empowers them to build relationships based on understanding and mutual respect.
Community Tampa Bay offers programs such as college and university partnerships, youth leadership conferences, professional education, and a 5-day, 4-night residential conference for teens called ANYTOWN. To learn more about these programs and the work this organization is doing in our communities, visit communitytampabay.org.
The WEDU Be More Encouraged, Judges’ Choice Award is decided entirely by the panel of judges without any specific criteria but is based on overall appeal and gives the judges’ an opportunity to say “keep up the INCREDIBLE work that you do and thank you for serving our community.”
Past Philanthropy Fridays
Friday, June 16, 2017
Children First, Inc.
The mission of Children First is to strengthen children and families by improving the quality of their lives through a comprehensive approach to development, education, health and well-being.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Thank you to the 2017 WEDU Be More Awards sponsors. Your support helps spread the message of nonprofits around the Tampa Bay Area.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Melanie is a stage-three breast cancer survivor. Following treatments and once she was strong enough, Melanie walked 30 miles to raise awareness and funds for Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation.
Friday, May 26, 2017
My Warrior’s Place in Ruskin, Florida, was founded by Kelly Kowall whose son Corey gave his life for our continued freedom. Each program offered by My Warrior’s Place plays an important role in the healing and coping process.
Friday, May 19, 2017
The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation
As a service provider for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for 58 years, The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation has a long history of advocacy efforts in support of their mission, including a robust calendar of activities with special events like “A Night to Shine.”
Friday, May 12, 2017
Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan, Inc.
Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan (THAP), Inc.’s mission to provide results-driven programs that meet the economic, educational, health, housing, and social needs of urban and rural residents who experience challenges accessing mainstream resources.
Friday, May 5, 2017
For the third year, WEDU PBS has partnered with The Junior League of Tampa to present The Luminaries – an annual recognition program to showcase outstanding individuals who have made a lasting impact on our community.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Coco’s Pet Ranch
Coco’s Pet Ranch works to rescue hard to adopt animals from unnecessary euthanasia, providing a safe, loving forever home for seniors, injured, blind, etc. or emergency shelter and rehabilitation for those “code red” animals.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Ryan Regan, a young volunteer with Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health in Clearwater has contributed more than 1,000 volunteer service hours in support of more than 240 families.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Give Day Tampa Bay
Give Day is your opportunity to learn more about the hundreds of nonprofits in our community and to support causes you care about. For the third year in a row, WEDU PBS is serving as the headquarters and media hub for Give Day, providing live streaming coverage of the event on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Angel Snugs, Inc.
Angel Snugs, Inc. started with the passion of wanting to help others and a hobby of knitting scarves. In the first year, Angel Snugs expanded nationally through the honor of being placed in the American Cancer Society's database as a patient resource providing scarfs or “snugs” to patients.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Announcing the return of Philanthropy Fridays
The WEDU Be More Awards were created to pay tribute to the many unsung heroes in the community served by WEDU – the area's primary PBS station and public media company. Continuing this mission, Philanthropy Fridays will highlight these award-winning volunteers and nonprofit organizations, encouraging a larger conversation about the benefits of philanthropy in our communities.