The ENPYs: Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly Awards

In the spirit of generosity, the Cape Coral Community Foundation is introducing a brand-new tradition – one that will showcase the extraordinarily hardworking individuals in our community who dedicate their time and talent within the nonprofit sector.

The ENPYs will showcase excellence in nonprofit performance by recognizing the very best nonprofit organizations, executives, board members, staff, volunteers, and business partners. The Foundation has created an event to celebrate individual efforts and revel in the incredible impact made within Southwest Florida and beyond.

An unknown author once said, “Purpose is the reason for your journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way.” On October 18 at Crowne Plaza Bell Tower, the community will gather for an empowering afternoon to applaud the awe-inspiring work in Southwest Florida!

The Tabor Award

The Elmer Tabor Generosity Award is presented annually to Cape Coral community members for exceptional generosity, motivational civic and charitable responsibility, and inspirational leadership in making a difference in Cape Coral. Established as the namesake of the Foundation’s first honoree – Elmer Tabor – one of Cape Coral’s most generous and civic-minded community members. Tabor moved with his family to Cape Coral in 1960 when the community was just getting started. His legacy of generosity began soon after and continues today.

Each year the Tabor Award is presented to celebrate “ordinary philanthropists” who are known for their service to the Cape Coral community, inspiring others to a life of generosity – a key value of the Foundation.

In addition to Elmer Tabor, other recipients include Dave Gomer, Mary Lou Griffith, Tom Giles, Barbara Watt-Biggs and Bob Biggs, Boots and Earle Tolles, and Paul Sanborn. Each of these recipients are generosity advocates – bringing awareness to the Foundation’s non-profits and social services organizations.

The Tabor Award Winner for 2017 is Michel Doherty who has worked diligently in the development of substance abuse treatment programs in conjunction with Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan. In her honor, the “Michel Doherty Friends of the Foundation Fund” was formed and will serve to drive the Foundation’s strategic leadership initiatives.