June 10 Webinar on Paycheck Protection Program Compliance for Nonprofit and Small Businesses

With a focus on providing support to regional nonprofit and small businesses, Southwest Florida Community Foundation is offering an upcoming webinar on important information on Safe Harbor Compliance for the Paycheck Protection Program as part of the Foundation’s ongoing Thrivability by Collaboratory program.


Thrivability: You’ve Got the PPP, Now What? will be held on Wednesday, June 10 at 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.  The complimentary program will feature local expert panelists who will cover compliance and other important rules associated with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) such as: permitted uses of PPP; how will PPP affect your business from an accounting standpoint; what can be forgiven; forgiveness application; how forgiveness can be reduced if you lose employees or sufficiently decrease their wages; PPP through the lender’s lens and documentation needed.

Panelists include: Sara Qureshi and Michael Lehnert, Attorneys at Law, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.; Erica Harp, CPA, Hughes Snell & Co., P.A.; Greg Blurton, Vice President, Senior Lender, Edison National Bank.


“Thrivability is a vital link connecting our nonprofit and small business community through supportive programs and peer-to-peer activities,” said Trisha Botty, Head of Social Impact & Connectivity, at Collaboratory. “Our recent flash poll results indicated financial issues as a top issue facing nonprofit organization and we listened. We are bringing in local and national experts in to build strength in our nonprofit community — a community and sector that is essential to support those in need.”


Thrivability is specifically designed to develop and strengthen nonprofits to be resilient and collaborative businesses poised to best serve our community. Programs, like these webinars, are designed to provide nonprofit businesses with connectivity and capability building to assist them in their mission and work in the community. Southwest Florida’s ability to prosper socially, environmentally, and economically lies in the capabilities of individuals, nonprofits, local governments, and businesses. Thrivability by Collaboratory is curating homegrown experts, partners, and global gurus to support change-makers in developing themselves and their organization.


Reservations are required at https://bit.ly/PPPNowWhatRSVP. For more information about other events taking place through Collaboratory, visit our events website at www.floridacommunity.com/events, or call 239-333-GIVE.


The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, founded in 1976, cultivates regional change for the common good through collective leadership, social innovation and philanthropy to address the evolving community needs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Foundation partners with individuals, families and corporations who have created more than 400 philanthropic funds. Thanks to them, the Foundation invested $7.7 million in grants and programs to the community. The Foundation has provided $83.7 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves since inception. The Foundation is the backbone organization for the regional FutureMakers Coalition and Lee County’s Sustainability Plan. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s regional headquarters are now located in the historic ACL Train Depot at Collaboratory in downtown Fort Myers, with a satellite office located in LaBelle (Hendry County). For more information, call 239-274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com


For further information, contact:

Carolyn Rogers 239-850-5020 (cell)