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Lighten the Load: Pop-up Neighbor Event
By Murray Devine / August 24, 2018
On Saturday, community volunteers tried to ease this burden with the Pop-Up Neighbor event at SuperMatt Laundromat in Sarasota. Partnering with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and Project Laundry, neighbors helped neighbors by providing free laundry, detergent and dryer sheets. Free children’s books and refreshments were also offered.

On the Horizon - Strides in Early Learning
By Murray Devine / August 16, 2018
Much like the name implies, Horizons Unlimited Christian Academy has shown that when children, parents, community members, and education professionals come together to create a greater impact, the possibilities can be endless.

By Murray Devine / December 7, 2016
The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is the recipient of $60,000 in leveraged grants made possible through a partnership between Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

By Murray Devine / June 2, 2016
Fifteen high school seniors from area public schools and select private schools who took part in The Ringling College Library Association (RCLA) Town Hall Lecture Series were selected to receive college scholarships from the Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf Town Hall Scholarship Fund and the Dorothy B. Templeton Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The students were among the more than 140 high school seniors sponsored by the Community Foundation and donors, with significant organizational support from the Sarasota County School District, to attend one of the five RCLA 2016 evening lectures at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall as “RCLA Town Hall Scholars.”

By Murray Devine / June 2, 2016
Sarasota and Manatee counties are already known for the arts and gorgeous natural settings, but the area is quickly becoming recognized as a “college town” as well.

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.

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).

Latest from the Foundation Feature 1   Nine Mothers Graduate from Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Nursing Assistant Program The majority of the graduates are single-mothers and are the primary caregiver and financial provider for their families.

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.

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.

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