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Murray Devine
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By Murray Devine / June 2, 2016
For a second year in a row the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has recognized Sarasota County as a Pacesetter for leading by example to solve the challenges that undermine early literacy – school readiness, school attendance and summer learning loss. The acknowledgment was due in part to a Community Solutions Action Plan, submitted by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, outlining the impact being made in four focus schools, Alta Vista Elementary.

By Murray Devine / March 31, 2016
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts (LBKCA), a division of Ringling College, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Longboat Key with an art show featuring work inspired by or created on Longboat Key. “The Best of Longboat Key Exhibition” will be on display April 9-May 12 at LBKCA, 6860 Longboat Drive S. Artists are invited to submit work for consideration.

By Murray Devine / March 1, 2016
Longboat Key’s long wait for a family doctor will soon be over. The Longboat Key Foundation announced that the Longboat Key Center for Healthy Living will open on March 31 at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive in the Centre Shops on Longboat Key.

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.

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