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Murray Devine
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By Murray Devine / May 13, 2015
People who give to charitable causes can now access a free, interactive resource to help them understand more about how to maximize their philanthropy.

By Murray Devine / April 2, 2015
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Herald-Tribune Media Group announce that the annual Season of Sharing campaign has reached the $2 million mark. These funds will help more than 2,800 individuals in need to stay in their homes. The $2 million goal was set in order to match the success of last year’s record new height.

By Murray Devine / March 20, 2015
Sarasota was named one of just 30 communities across the nation to be honored with a 2014 “Pacesetter” award by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

By Murray Devine / March 9, 2015
The Aspen Institute announced today that John Annis, Senior Vice President of Community Investment at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, has been selected to join the 2015 class of Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows.

By Murray Devine / March 3, 2015
Since February of 2014, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded 84 grants totaling $165,283 to fund arts and cultural experiences for teachers and students through EdExploreSRQ, a web-based search platform that features hundreds of offerings by local nonprofits and individual teaching artists.

Ralph Smith Inspires All at the 22nd Annual Legacy Society Luncheon
By Murray Devine / January 28, 2015
On Friday, January 23rd, 2015, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County was privileged to have Ralph Smith, Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, as the keynote speaker for the 22nd Annual Legacy Society Luncheon. As Senior Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Smith has concentrated on strategies to improve outcomes for children, especially those from low-income families, by supporting families and communities through education.

By Murray Devine / December 18, 2014
Community leaders have established the Longboat Key Foundation through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County (CFSC).

By Murray Devine / December 18, 2014
Charity starts at home. And now Longboat Key residents who want their charitable contributions to stay at home have a new way to make that happen.

By Murray Devine / December 18, 2014
Longboat Key will no longer have a family care physician after Dr. Pamela Letts, owner of the Centre Shops Family Practice and Urgent Care, retires May 5. As Letts prepares for retirement, various parties are working to make medical services a part of the island’s future.

By Murray Devine / December 18, 2014
Dr. Pamela Letts has a reputation for talking tough to patients. One patient recently stopped by and told her he didn’t like her or what she told him at first, but he had changed his mind.

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