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2016 Giving Challenge Raises $13.4 Million for Area Nonprofits

2016 Giving Challenge Raises $13.4 Million for Area Nonprofits ›

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s 2016 Giving Challenge has raised more than $5.6 million through 63,567 gifts, with an added $7.5 million in matching funding from The Patterson Foundation. More than $200,000 in grant prizes from partner foundations will be awarded to the organizations receiving gifts from the highest number of individual donors, organizations with the highest total of returning dollars and the highest total of new dollars, and a variety of other “Best Of” prizes. In total, $13,386,909 was raised to support 559 local organizations located in or serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties on Sept 20 & 21, noon to noon.

Community Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift Towards New Players Centre for Performing Arts Complex

Community Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift Towards New Players Centre for Performing Arts Complex ›

The Players Centre for Performing Arts received a $1 million gift toward its new state-of-the-art complex in Lakewood Ranch. The donation is the lead gift since the theatre announced plans last year to sell its current property and move to Lakewood Ranch’s newest village, Waterside, in Sarasota County.

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