September 16, 2020

The 2020 Census: A Voice for the Future

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Mischa Kirby,

A few years ago, I got the itch to learn more about my family history. My grandmother had recently passed away, and without any living grandparents to affirm or deny any family lore, facts wer…

September 8, 2020

An Organization with Heart

By Blog, Chip Gaylor Esq.,

Editor’s Note: Chip Gaylor Esq., Attorney at Law at Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves & Waskom, P.A., serves as Legal Counsel to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, previously servin…

August 31, 2020

Drafting Our Story of Recovery with Season of Sharing

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends: If journalism is our first rough draft of history, then caring for community is today’s frontpage headline. From neighbors embracing mask fashion to safely maneuver social…

August 19, 2020

The Inspiration for UNSCRIPTED: Arts from the Inside Out

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Cheryl Mendelson, Andy Sandberg,

Editor's Note: Cheryl Mendelson is CEO of the Van Wezel Foundation and Andy Sandberg is Artistic Director and CEO of The Hermitage Artist Retreat. A few months ago, Roxie Jerde, President and…

August 13, 2020

Curls: Alise Fortune's Scholarship Story on her Journey to Self-Love

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Alise Fortune,

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 sec…

August 11, 2020

Adapting the Human Services Model During a Pandemic

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has put newfound emphasis on the human in Human Services. Headlines, surveys, and reports abound with sector trends that reveal startling realities faced by individuals a…

August 6, 2020

Great Futures Academy: Restoring a Sense of Safety through Education

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Story of Impact - Featured, Dawn Page,

Editor’s Note: Dawn Page is the Vice President of Operations at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County For 50 years and through thick and thin, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota…

July 30, 2020

Riding Toward Ambiguous Finish Lines

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends: Normally, at this time of year I would be writing to you about how was I inspired by caring Iowans during my annual cycling trip across Iowa, RAGBRAI, Des Moines Register's Ann…

July 29, 2020

The Changing Landscape of Education: Adapting and Innovating During a Crisis

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

The challenges facing our education sector are revealing. From overcoming technology barriers to fulfilling the basic needs of our families, the students, parents, teachers, and providers with…