April 6, 2021

Community Voices: Arts & Healing

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Editor’s Note: This article was inspired by the insights shared during a Spring 2021 session of “Community Voices,” a series of virtual panel discussions that was created by…

April 6, 2021

Robots, Collections, and Healing Connections at The Ringling

By Blog, Laura Steefel-Moore,

Laura Steefel-Moore is Head of Educational Programs at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The newest tour guide at The Ringling weighs only 18 pounds and is made of metal, 3-D printed…

March 31, 2021

The Building Blocks of Nonprofit Capacity

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Dear Friends: Childhood favorite toys like a box of LEGO® or Lincoln Logs gave many of us our first taste of complex thinking. Between sorting shapes, sizes, and colors, we also had to thi…

March 25, 2021

Serving Food for the Spirit al Fresco with the Sarasota Orchestra

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Sarasota Orchestra,

Guided by a belief in the arts’ vital importance to the community’s well-being, Sarasota Orchestra has sought to share delightful, uplifting, and joyous musical experiences in a co…

March 1, 2021

One Year Through the Looking Glass

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Dear Friends: There is real comfort in knowing. Knowing when our next paycheck will be delivered, where our next meal will come from, what the next step in our lives will bring us. Knowledge…

February 16, 2021

My College Journey in the Age of COVID-19

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Sachit Gali,

Editor's Note: Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, we will be sharing dispatches and sentiments from students receiving scholarships from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Our fou…

February 1, 2021

Paths of Possibilities

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Dear Friends: There is a lot of talk right now about terms like equity and inclusiveness. That’s a good thing. The moment demands it. But not just this moment. And while we need to talk…

January 28, 2021

A Legacy of Love Lives On: The Father Connie Dougherty Memorial Scholarship Fund

By Blog, Homepage Spotlight Item, Hunter Carpenter, Lindsey Masterson,

When Tammi (Cowan) Peters was growing up in Sarasota, Father Connie Dougherty was a household name. Her mother would fondly recall stories about the priest who once divided his time between In…

January 1, 2021

Completing the Circle

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Dear Friends: Most of us crave clean-cut beginning and end points throughout life. Traditions guide us, or at least mark stages in our lives, helping us reflect on who we were, who we are, and…