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This mural hangs in the Central Division office in First Ward

Lunch With Friends

Yesterday we took several, past and present, Central Division Officers to lunch. Those who attended enjoyed a great meal and those who had other commitments were missed (and yes, we talked about you). It was nice catching up with our friends who have moved to other areas of the city. Several have been promoted and […]

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Bob Szy... with Marguerite Caputo Suppa and Tom Seaver.

Take a Slice Out of Cancer V

Last evening several residents of First Ward and members of our board attended the fifth annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer fundraiser at Villa Francesca. Each year the event gets bigger and better with a veritable who’s who of Charlotte in attendance. Now, while the event is a party, the emphasis is on defeating […]

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Bob Szymkiewicz talks education in First Ward.

School Supplies for First Ward

Today the First Ward Community Fund donated nearly $1,500 in school supplies to sixty-five children living in First Ward. Thanks to a generous donation from the NATCA Charitable Foundation we were able to supply our young residents with school supplies for the upcoming school year. In addition to these supplies, the High School and Middle […]

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bill and cecil

Happy Fourth Y’all

Today I spent some time with our  friends at the CMPD Central Division Office. It’s always nice to catch-up with Lt. Cunningham and Officer Rowland. I did get to meet the new members of the leadership team and just hang out with the Police and chat. It seems all is well and solid plans are in […]

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Red, White and Food

It’s that time again. Each year, on Independence Day, the First Ward Community Fund provides lunch for the men and women on duty at Fire Station One. This is how we, in First Ward, says thank you to the Charlotte Fire Department for helping to keep us safe each and every day. The loss of […]

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Baseball

The First Ward Community Fund is helping our friends at Carolinas Metro Inc raise money for  their U18 baseball team to attend a tournament in Atlanta. Recruiters from Historically Black Colleges and scouts from Major League Baseball attend this event. The group is holding a raffle to fund the cost of the trip. We offer […]

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Heading out from CMPD HQ

2013 Law Enforcement Ride to DC

Once again, the First Ward Community Fund donated $500.00 to help support CMPD’s annual bike ride to our nation’s capitol. Members of the local law enforcement community make the trek each year to honor and remember those who have died in the line of duty. The five-hundred mile trip takes four days and it culminates […]

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First Ward and the Bobcats

The Charlotte Bobcats ended the season with a three game win streak and they are a team looking forward to next year. First Ward resident will be looking forward too. This year we gave away one-hundred-sixty-four tickets to our friends and neighbors. Children who did well in school or who did volunteer work or adults […]

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Bob Szymkiewicz presents a donation on behalf of the First Ward Community Fund

Tis The Season

Today, after a guided tour, the First Ward Community Fund donated $600.00 to Safe Alliance’s new Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter. The shelter, which is featured in this Charlotte Observer article, is incredible. With 40,000 square feet and 80 beds Safe Alliance will no longer have to turn victims away. The Community Fund […]

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VK, Bob Szymkiewicz and Stan

Take A Slice Out Of Cancer

Today several members of the First Ward Community Fund board delivered a donation and few items which will be auctioned at the annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer event at Villa Francesca. Stan Washington, VK Simpson and I had the chance to spend some time with Louie Suppa who is the brains behind this […]

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