PCF is established. First organizational meeting held at the Howard Johnson’s restaurant in Clearwater.
Tax-exempt status granted..
First scholarship fund established to assist students attending University of South Florida.
Public charity designation confirmed.
Founder Ralph Richards, notable Clearwater banker and community activist, dies at 86.
Membership program initiated allowing PCF to accept gifts of all sizes.
A 10-year scholarship fund assists 10 students with annual tuition for St. Petersburg Junior College Clearwater.
PCF receives its largest gift to date: $5.6 million. Annual charitable grant recipients climb from 15 to 25.
Betsy Liedtke’s $10,000 donation marks the first PCF Humanitarian membership.
Competitive grants for special projects are introduced, now known as Capital Improvement and Equipment grants.
Construction begins on the Largo Central Park Performing Arts Center thanks to a sizable PCF endowment.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals establishes a fund.
Anonymous donor establishes a fund to provide annual income to The Florida Orchestra.
PCF receives a new bequest of more than $2 million to support needy Pinellas companion and marine animals.
Selma Graham establishes a Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of Warren J. Bowman to support Pinellas County high school graduates pursuing careers in law and medicine.
Tom Bruckman retires from nearly 23 years of service as PCF’s executive director. He is succeeded by Julie Scales.
The Pinellas County Community Foundation shortens its name to the Pinellas Community Foundation.
PCF celebrates a milestone of having awarded more than $20 million in scholarships since its founding.
PCF provides competitive grants to 65 Pinellas-based charitable organizations and support for 12 scholarship funds.
Duggan Cooley named CEO following Julie Scales’ retirement.
Campaign to end childhood hunger in Pinellas County begins.
PCF celebrates its 50th anniversary of support and service to the Pinellas County community.
PCF provides $20 million for pandemic relief to 100 nonprofits.
PCF helps community reach $10 million goal to save the Gladys Douglas Preserve in Dunedin.