January 13, 2020

Tolerance Leads Us, Opportunities Guide Us

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends: Ushering in the New Year is an exercise in balancing realistic expectations with fantastical possibilities. From the moment the clock strikes twelve, each of us resolution makers…

January 2, 2020

From Reflections Come Resolutions

By Blog, Nicole Light, Homepage - Blog,

Last week, I was fortunate enough to join my colleagues here at the Community Foundation, including our CEO Roxie Jerde, in a resonant and fulfilling discussion of the profound ideas put forwa…

December 27, 2019

A Community Collaborates to Share the Gift of Reading

By Blog, Alisa Mitchell, Homepage - Blog,

For students attending Cranberry Elementary School in North Port, the holiday season got off to a spectacular start, thanks to the generosity of local Barnes & Noble customers. For several…

December 16, 2019

Abigail's Farewell Message: Reflections on Four Years of Community Impact

By Blog, Abigail Oakes,

Dearest Friends, It is with mixed emotions that I share some news with you – Friday, December 20 will be my last day at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Over the past four ye…

December 1, 2019

Sharing the Gift of Kindness

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

With each holiday season, you can expect a dazzling array of new films, long-awaited sequels, and blockbusters to debut upon the big screen. One box-office hit has been capturing and moving he…

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…