Join fellow community leaders at the Annual Breakfast and Leader Awards hosted by
Gulf Coast Partnership & Together Charlotte!

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WHEN: Friday, February 1st from 8AM-10AM
WHERE: Isles Yacht Club – 1780 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (View Map)

Once a year, the Gulf Coast Partnership accepts nominations for employers and educational institutions who enrich the lives of homeless and extremely low-income people in Charlotte County through employment, supported employment programs such as work training, internships, and apprenticeships. These are businesses in our community that help people join or re-join the local workforce.

At the Annual Leaders Breakfast, business and government leaders come together to honor those organizations, nominated by their peers, who have implemented special programs or otherwise displayed vision in employment for those who are struggling. The Gulf Coast Partnership, in collaboration with the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and Charlotte County Economic Development, present these awards.

We are proud to announce the 2019 Community Leader Award Winners:

Waste Management of Charlotte County
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte

Educational Institution:
Florida SouthWestern State College

Community Champion:
Donna Barrett of CDBIA

Together Charlotte will share their 2019 Focus Area and give an update on the 2018 Focus – Charlotte County’s Housing Crisis and release of the 20/20 Housing Report.

Tickets are $25 per person and sponsorship opportunities are still available through or by calling Tracy at (941) 626-0220 x2.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our current sponsors: WellCare Health Plans, Inc., Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic, Grafico Industries, Charlotte Community Foundation, and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

The Gulf Coast Partnership brings practical innovations that help people and organizations. Through capacity building, collaboration, research, and awareness, the Gulf Coast Partnership brings our community together while focusing our limited community resources on the most vulnerable populations.

Together Charlotte is a collaborative coalition that empowers and encourages our community to champion high-quality health and human services. Together Charlotte envisions a safe, healthy, educated and vibrant community where individuals, families, and organizations are encouraged, engaged, and empowered to actively participate in achieving financial stability and in creating a sustainable quality of life for all.