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Murray Devine
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By Murray Devine / February 28, 2016
Want to go somewhere but don’t want to or can’t drive? It’s easy on Longboat Key. Residents learned their many transportation options at Transportation Awareness Day Jan. 26, at Longboat Island Chapel. Sponsored by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, Aging in Paradise Resource Center and the Longboat Key Foundation, the event hosted representatives from a variety of transportation providers.

By Murray Devine / February 10, 2016
The 2016 Giving Challenge is coming -September 20 & 21, 2016 Noon to Noon.

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Names New Senior Vice President, Marlo Turner
By Murray Devine / February 2, 2016
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County announces Marlo Turner, CFRE as its new Senior Vice President of Donor Engagement and member of the senior executive team.

Foundations Support Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast
By Murray Devine / January 5, 2016
The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Community Foundation of Sarasota County (CFSC) and Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) are partnering to support C4 (Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast).

By Murray Devine / December 2, 2015
More than 500 donations ranging from $5 to $20,000 were received on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Tuesday challenge for the Season of Sharing campaign, raising more than $200,000 together with matching dollars.

By Murray Devine / September 23, 2015
Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that the Community Foundation of Sarasota County in collaboration with noted artist Sol Schwartz have provided a gift of $31,000 for the purchase of essential technology for the new Ringling College Library.

By Murray Devine / September 22, 2015
The Longboat Key Foundation announced that Ocean Properties Ltd. and an anonymous donor have committed $500,000 to support the planned Longboat Key Center for Healthy Living.

By Murray Devine / September 2, 2015
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s 2015 Giving Challenge has raised $3,844,839 through 36,417 gifts, with an added $2,830,000 in matching funding from The Patterson Foundation. In total, $6,674,614 was raised to support 449 local organizations located in or serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.

Nine Mothers Graduate from Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Alta Vista Elementary, Funded by Community Foundation of Sarasota County
By Murray Devine / August 10, 2015
On Friday, July 31st, 2015, nine mothers celebrated graduation from the American Red Cross Certified Nursing Assistant training program in a ceremony together with their children at Alta Vista Elementary School.

By Murray Devine / July 9, 2015
An anonymous donor has granted $25,000 to the Stars and Stripes Foundation, a fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County created by the Military Officers Association of Sarasota and The Pops Orchestra, for the organizations’ successful community Flag Day event on June 14 of this year.

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