March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Response

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog, Story of Impact - Featured,

(Updated 10:00 a.m., 3/23/20) Dear Friends, The changes taking place in our community and across the world in response to coronavirus are happening rapidly and can be overwhelming. At the Comm…

March 11, 2020

7 Things You Need to Know about the 7th Giving Challenge

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Erika Kelly, Madeline Hansen,

Editor’s Note: The Giving Challenge is first and foremost a 24-hour online giving day and will remain scheduled from Noon to Noon, April 28-29. The 2020 Giving Challenge will be one of s…

March 10, 2020

The Abundance of Diversity

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Think back to your high school economics course. Amidst the swirl of supply and demand curves, graphs, and calculations, you may remember your teacher talking about the fixed pie analogy. In e…

March 2, 2020

Legacy Lunch 2020: Celebrating Our Collective Impact

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Kim Micalizzi,

Our Legacy Luncheon began in 1993 under the leadership and direction of longtime Community Foundation of Sarasota County CEO Stewart Stearns to formally celebrate the philanthropic spirit of o…

February 24, 2020

Breaking Barriers and Embracing Diversity at National History Day

By Blog, Nicole Light, Homepage - Blog,

A seventh- grade student sits next to a laptop at the end of a long conference table located inside the front office at Sarasota Middle School. At the other end sit four judges waiting for thi…

February 14, 2020

No More “Secure Stretching” in Retirement

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

At the end of 2019, the most significant federal retirement reform in more than a decade was passed by the U.S. Congress. A month later, a national leading expert on estate planning shared his…

February 14, 2020


By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

The SECURE Act (“Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement) which passed on December 19, 2019 is considered the most significant retirement reform in more than a decade and a…

February 10, 2020

Embracing Your Pride Points

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

There are a few words in the English language that have some cautionary meanings associated with them. “Pride” is one of those words. Beginning in childhood, we are encouraged to s…

February 3, 2020

Season of Sharing: Lasting for a Long Time

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Christina Russi,

Author's Note: Christina Russi is Community Fiscal Agent and Liason at the Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center. A family in need…a call for help…twenty years ago, a caring a…