The President’s Club is a community of upper-level executives who are members of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Chamber’s philanthropic arm designated by the state as an official 501(c)3. President’s Club members contribute additional financial and leadership support to the Chamber and are committed to raise funds for collegiate scholarships programs. Currently, over 150 members enjoy exclusive quarterly social networking events, access to fellow community leaders, and invitations to elite regional events. Since 1991, the Foundation has donated more than $100,000 in scholarships to local students, many of whom have returned, post-graduation, to be positive contributors in the region’s growing workforce.
SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS: Two $2,500 scholarships are facilitated annually by the Community Foundation of Southwest Florida for which the application process closes March. Another $800 scholarship is facilitated by Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation for which the application opens November 15th and closes March 1st. Read a letter from one of our scholarship recipients.
"I have been a Lee County resident for 45 years and elected to move our office of U.S. Trust to Bonita Springs last year. During my time in Lee County, I have been involved with just about every organization. I met with Christine Ross regarding the Bonita community and decided to join as a member of the Bonita Springs Chamber, as well as the President's Club. I have found Christine and the Bonita Springs Chamber to be very proactive in all ways. Their staff is very efficient and follow up has been superior. The growth to our area is in Bonita Springs and I feel the Bonita Chamber will help assure that growth is orchestrated well to the best interests of all. I fully recommend the Bonita Springs Area Chamber to all businesses & individuals that want to succeed today and position themselves well in the future."
William R Schroeder, U.S. Trust, Bank of America, NA
"I have been a member of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce President's Club for many years. It has provided me the opportunity to meet and get to know many area business leaders, as well as help fulfill my passion for giving back to the community by providing scholarships for area youth. I highly recommend becoming involved with this group."
Ray Faubion, BB&T - Oswald Trippe and Company