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…

September 15, 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…