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News, Updates, and Future Developments of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

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By Murray Devine / September 30, 2014
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Alta Vista CNA Program Graduation
By Murray Devine / August 4, 2014
Ten single mothers celebrated during an inspiring and tear-filled graduation ceremony at Alta Vista Elementary School.

Contestants Bite off More Than They Can Chew at Snooty's Lettuce Eating Competition
By Murray Devine / July 16, 2014
Five of the best and brightest Manatee County community personalities came together to go head to head in “Snooty’s Lettuce Eating Contest” at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. The contest was part of an effort to raise awareness for the care that is required for the manatees that reside at the South Florida Museum as well as promote the Birthday Bash for Snooty, the world’s oldest known manatee, happening on Saturday, July 19.

By Murray Devine / April 2, 2014
Locally and nationally, evolving societal, economic and political forces are challenging nonprofit executives and their boards to rethink the way they pursue their missions.

By Murray Devine / March 20, 2014
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County granted $5,000 from the Libby Yungblut Field of Interest Charitable Fund to WEDU PBS. The grant funds will support expanded outreach efforts of WEDU’s "American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen" initiative, which includes a campaign to create public awareness and help find solutions to the school drop-out crisis in West Central Florida.

By Murray Devine / March 19, 2014
The Lighthouse of Manasota has received an Immediate Impact Grant of $5,000 from the Arthur T. Esslinger Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The Lighthouse will use the funds to purchase Donor Perfect donor management software.

By Murray Devine / March 19, 2014
The Adult Day Training program of Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc. has purchased new plumbing fixtures and hand dryers for its Haven Industries facility thanks to $2,800 in funding provided through the Sarah Greer Mayer Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

By Murray Devine / March 13, 2014
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County was recently announced as a member of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, a new network of leading organizations using two-generation approaches to disrupt poverty and create economic mobility for families. The Community Foundation is one of the initial 58 organizations, selected from 24 states and the District of Columbia, that represent the leading edge of a national movement around two-generation approaches.

By Murray Devine / March 7, 2014
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is thrilled to announce that the annual Season of Sharing campaign has reached new heights, breaking the $2 million mark. These funds will help more than 2,800 individuals in need to stay in their homes.

CFSC CEO presents at regional conference
By Murray Devine / March 5, 2014
Community Foundation of Sarasota County president and CEO Roxie Jerde served as a presenter during a session on the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading at the recent Florida Philanthropic Network Winter Summit in Orlando. Jerde discussed the work the Community Foundation is leading along with community partners to ensure all Sarasota County students read at the third-grade level by the end of third grade, and why this work is needed.


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