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Murray Devine
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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.

By Murray Devine / June 30, 2015
The Longboat Key Foundation announced that it is seeking to raise $1.6 million in private funding to establish the Longboat Key Center for Healthy Living. The center will offer immediate and primary health care services, which have not been available to residents and visitors on Longboat Key since the community’s sole primary care doctor retired in May 2014.

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards More Than $1,600,000 in Traditional and Adult Learner Scholarships
By Murray Devine / June 8, 2015
From June 2014 to May 2015, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded 575 college scholarships to local area students and residents, totaling $1,602,296. 451 graduating high school seniors from Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties received scholarships from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County this spring, totaling $1,386,649 in funding.

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.

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