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…

December 18, 2020

Sharing the Warmth of the Season by Putting Food on the Table

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, All Faiths Food Bank,

For decades, All Faiths Food Bank has brightened the holidays for people who are struggling to put food on the table. This year, with the need significantly increased due to the coronavirus pa…

December 13, 2020

Carol McCloud's Bucket "Fillosophy" To Giving

By Blog, Homepage Spotlight Item, Story of Impact - Featured, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Carol McCloud learned at an early age from the vinyl-lined booth of a diner about the power of giving. Whenever young Carol would visit her Uncle Frank in Chicago, they would go out to eat at…

December 4, 2020

Evolving Philanthropy: Innovative Approaches to Social Investments

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

For more than 40 years the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has developed relationships to help build and enhance our community through charitable giving. Along the way, we have had the…

November 30, 2020

2020 to 2021...Crisis, Unity, Possibilities

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Dear Friends: At the start of 2020 I shared with you my New Year’s resolutions. Yes, like many I wanted to capture the momentum and hope that came with ushering in a new decade. Those pi…

November 18, 2020

From “Odd Ball” Class to Lifelong Passion

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Alexis Vargas,

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 thi…

November 1, 2020

Gratitude Unexpectedly, Perfectly, On Time

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Dear Friends: Sitting in my home office this summer on what had become a typical pandemic day, the mail had an unexpected large manila envelope that intrigued me on that hot, hazy afternoon. M…

October 16, 2020

Mi Voto, Mi Futuro: Let's Make our Voices Heard

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Bella Macias, Leilani Monterde,

Bella Macias (right) and Leilani Monterde (left) are Student Ambassadors participating in Mi Voto, Mi Futuro, a campaign launched by UnidosNow to support and encourage the Latinx community, es…

September 30, 2020

New Stages, Reimagined Futures, and the Art of Enduring Legacies

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Dear Friends: Our cultural calendars are quite different this Fall. Performances under the bright lights of theater stages now dazzle us from screens we are accessing with clicks and fire stic…