May 21, 2024

The Forever Promise of a 2Gen Approach

By Blog, Homepage - Blog,

There’s an old saying:
“A parent is only as happy as their least happy child.” For many, this sentiment rings true as an illustration of the interdependency of parents a…

May 20, 2024

Why Should I Recommend a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County?

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill, Jay Young,

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are the fastest growing charitable vehicle to offer clients. They’re easy to establish, offer flexibility as to timing to make grants, and the donor immediatel…

May 17, 2024

2024 Giving Challenge Competitive Campaign Prizes Awarded to 63 Nonprofits

By Press Release, Blog, Homepage - Blog,

Nearly $100,000 was awarded to organizations through contests of creativity and strategy. SARASOTA, FL – Prizes for the 2024 Giving Challenge have been announced, with an additional 63…

May 9, 2024

Hope in the face of opportunity

By Press Release, Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

It is human nature to rush in to help in the aftermath of a crisis. We see it time and again after natural disasters or accidents, the immediate aid given to help restore normalcy. While this…

May 1, 2024


By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

One of the great joys and excitements of the Giving Challenge is the numbers. The ticker rapidly rolls for 24 hours, a mesmerizing sight. Many people find themselves fixated by the leaderboard…

April 10, 2024

Community Raises $17.2 Million in 24-Hour Giving Challenge!

By Press Release, Blog,

More than $92 million has been raised since 2012 through nine online giving events supporting nonprofit efforts to address community needs and opportunities. SARASOTA, FL – Within 24 h…

April 5, 2024

Ready, set ... give!

By Blog, Observer Media Group,

Philanthropy is like a sport in Sarasota-Manatee. It is no surprise Sarasota has its own Super Bowl of giving. Turn on your generosity engine. On a countdown clock ticks…

April 2, 2024

Best 2024 Giving Challenge Video Winners

By Blog,

It's so exciting and heartwarming to see how many local nonprofits there are talking about the upcoming 2024 Giving Challenge! As part of the festivities leading up to the event, the Community…

April 1, 2024

The Power of One

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, The Patterson Foundation,

Many of us can look back and recall a person that had an enormous impact on our life. These special people may have been ordinary in many ways, but their kindness and generosity at a time when…