November 25, 2019

Warmed by Solutions in Chilly Atlanta

By Blog, Mischa Kirby,

With temperatures 20 degrees below average, Atlanta played host to the 50th annual meeting of the Southeastern Council of Foundations, where more than 1,000 people gathered to discuss the resp…

November 7, 2019

Cornerstone of the Community

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

When visitors arrive at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, we often are asked about the generous people whose names are found throughout our building. Over the years, every room at t…

October 1, 2019

Sea Turtles, Safe Shores, and Balancing Decisiveness and Risk

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends: Usually when I hear someone mention our work at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the metaphor of growing seeds into saplings and cultivating strong roots promptly c…

September 27, 2019

Ed-stravaganza and the Power of Collaboration

By Blog, Nicole Light, Homepage - Story of Impact,

A plume of mist lifts from a stainless steel mixing bowl as Doug Shenk from the Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream exploration demonstrates the science behind making ice cream with liquid nitrogen. A…

August 30, 2019

Supporting Emergency Needs & Disaster Relief for all Communities

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Like you, we here at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County are anxiously watching the latest reports on Hurricane Dorian and preparing for needs we know will come whatever path the storm…

August 1, 2019

Crossing the Finish Line

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends: As my fellow avid bicyclists may know, each year my husband Mike and I participate in RAGBRAI, Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, journeying 480 miles f…

July 25, 2019

The Fun in Summer Learning Academies

By Blog, Alisa Mitchell, Homepage - Blog,

What’s been the hottest ticket in town this summer? For young students and their families, it just might be Sarasota County Schools’ Summer Learning Academies. “My kids were…

July 16, 2019

What Makes Sarasota Great: What I Learned About My Hometown Through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

By Blog, Reagan Seyer,

My name is Reagan Seyer and I am a rising junior at Furman University, majoring in Communication Studies. I have lived in Sarasota my whole life and would consider myself to have known this pl…

July 8, 2019

The Power of Summer Learning: Thoughts on My Alta Vista Eagle Academy Experience

By Blog, Matt Twargoski,

My name is Matt Twargoski, and I am a rising junior at the University of Notre Dame participating in the Notre Dame Summer Student Learning Program (SSLP) here in Sarasota. In this program, I…