Millennial Brewing Company, in collaboration with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, is kicking off the Millennial Fund for the Environment with a party at the Downtown Fort Myers brewery on Friday, November 9th, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The 1811 Royal Palm Avenue event will include food trucks, live music, donation jars, a raffle and a silent auction. There is no RSVP requirement or entry fee, and food from the trucks, as well as Millennial Brewing beer, will be available for purchase.
The microbrewery and its foundation partner hope to execute philanthropy and regularly support environmental causes and organizations through weekly contributions to the Millennial Fund. These contributions will come from daily taproom sales, customer “roundup” campaigns and donations from every keg that goes into distribution. “Roundup” campaigns occur when customers round their tab to the nearest dollar.
“We’re not millionaires, we’re Millennials. But even so, community support is at the core of what we do. In a given month, you’ll see us supporting 5-10 charities with special events and happy hours. This fund allows us to do it every day and give back to the community who raised us,” said Amber Cebull, co-owner of Millennial Brewing.
“I continue to be inspired by Millennial Brewing Company’s willingness to invest in our community. At every turn, the team finds ways to support local nonprofits and community causes. We are honored to partner with them on the Millennial Fund,” said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.
About Millennial Brewing Company:
Millennial Brewing is a microbrewery located in Downtown Fort Myers and established in 2016 by two Millennials hoping to escape the regular 9-5. Millennial Brewing seeks to provide a comfortable environment where both the novice and beer enthusiast can have a great time, while learning more about craft beer. The brewery is known for hosting unique and creative events that often benefit local nonprofits. In two years, Millennial Brewing helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for more than 75 different nonprofit organizations through beer donations and sales donations, as well as by providing a venue for local causes and nonprofit organizations to raise awareness and funds.
About the Southwest Florida Community Foundation:
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, corporations and families who have created more than 400 philanthropic funds. This allowed the Foundation to invest $6.3 million in grants and programs to the community. With assets of more than $126 million, it has provided a total of $79.9 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. 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 is now located in the historic ACL Train
Depot at Collaboratory, a nonprofit organization in Downtown Fort Myers, with satellite offices located on Sanibel Island and in LaBelle. For more information, call (239) 274-5900 or visit Floridacommunity.com.