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Uncommon Friends Foundation

2505 First Street
Fort Myers, Florida - 33901 United States
Phone: 239-337-9503
Website: http://uncommonfriends.org/

A spirit of adventure, a sense of purpose, and a commitment to positive values and unending personal growth are the building blocks of the Uncommon Friends Foundation Inc. These noble personality traits were exhibited by some of the greatest men of the 20th century – Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh – and were elaborated on by author Jim Newton, who dubbed this band of visionaries his “Uncommon Friends.”

The Foundation’s passion and goal is to see that the arresting qualities of these historic and bold men continue to be embraced today and for the generations to come. As Jim Newton proclaimed, ”The best is yet to be!” This is the Uncommon Friends Foundation.

Our Mission
The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives.

Call for nominations for Business Ethics Award

Call for nominations for Business Ethics Award

The Uncommon Friends Foundation has opened nominations for the 2017 Business Ethics Award, which are due no later than September 1, 2017. Businesses in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties who consistently demonstrate a system-wide commitment to high ethical…

Save the date for 2017 Uncommon Evening gala – November 2, 2017

Save the date for 2017 Uncommon Evening gala – November 2, 2017

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is pleased to announce its 2017 Uncommon Evening annual fundraiser gala will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gale McBride Pavilion on the grounds of the historic Burroughs…

May 15 deadline approaching for Character Education Teacher of the Year nominations

May 15 deadline approaching for Character Education Teacher of the Year nominations

Monday, May 15 is the deadline for nominations for the annual Character Education Teacher Award to be presented by the Uncommon Friends Foundation at Uncommon Evening on November 2, 2017. Educators in elementary, middle and high schools throughout Lee, Charlotte,…

Dr. Eric Dent of FGCU to present ethics training course to Florida tax collectors

Dr. Eric Dent of FGCU to present ethics training course to Florida tax collectors

Dr. Eric Dent, Chair of Business Ethics at Florida Gulf Coast University will present a training course on ethics to 64 Florida Tax Collectors and staff attending an executive training program May 8 – 12 in Fort Myers, Florida. The…

Jennifer Nelson joins Uncommon Friends Foundation as executive director

Jennifer Nelson joins Uncommon Friends Foundation as executive director

Jennifer I. Nelson has joined the Uncommon Friends Foundation as its new executive director. She will oversee daily operations of the Uncommon Friends Foundation, the operation and maintenance of the Burroughs Home & Gardens, and oversight of the James Newton…

FGCU Business Ethics Competition Team is runner-up in Regional Ethics Competition

FGCU Business Ethics Competition Team is runner-up in Regional Ethics Competition

Students from the Florida Gulf Coast University's Lutgert College of Business Ethics Competition Team finished runner-up in their division at the Southeast Regional Business Ethics Case Competition held at Stetson University March 2 and 3. The students also tied for…

Burroughs Home & Gardens hosts final tea party of the season April 11

Burroughs Home & Gardens hosts final tea party of the season April 11

The historic Burroughs Home & Gardens will host its final tea party of the season on Tuesday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. "The Victorian Fairy Painting Tea" is presented by local historical entertainer Laurie Nienhaus and will include a presentation…

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