Community Foundation of Sarasota County Receives Multiple State-Level Awards from Florida Public Relations Association for Website Redesign

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Recognitions include a Golden Image Award and Judges’ Award.

SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County was recognized as a recipient of a Golden Image Award and Judges’ Award by the Florida Public Relations Association during its first-ever virtual Golden Image Awards Gala. The multiple state-level awards underscore the foundation’s efforts to further connect the community through its redesigned website launched in October 2019 by enhancing its transparency, storytelling capabilities, and mobile-responsive, multilingual platform.

“Now more than ever, our community has found comfort and opportunity in all things digital, and this includes the timeless power of storytelling,” said Mischa Kirby, APR, Vice President of Strategy and Communications at the Community Foundation. “We are honored that our website is recognized as a trusted resource and connector, and we will continue to expand and improve this virtual space to share more voices and positive stories of impact.”

Held annually, the Golden Image Awards recognize excellence in public relations campaigns and practitioners, especially those who excel in innovation, planning, and design. As standards of excellence in the state of Florida, Golden Image Awards are presented to the top-scorning entry in each category, whereas Judges’ Awards represent an entry that achieves maximum results while remaining within budget.

The website was designed by, a software company and digital design agency specializing in strengthening the vision of nonprofit organizations worldwide. With more than 1,500 completed projects, combines CMS software with cutting-edge responsive design to create webpages that are emotional, engaging, and easily shareable from all devices, including mobile.

To view the Community Foundation’s award-winning website, visit


About the Community Foundation of Sarasota County: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. With assets of $418 million in more than 1,500 charitable funds, the Community Foundation awarded grants and scholarships totaling $21.5 million dollars last year in the areas of education, the arts, health and human services, civic engagement, animal welfare and the environment. Since its founding, the Community Foundation has been able to grant more than $274 million to area nonprofit organizations to our community thanks to the generosity of charitable individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit or call (941) 955-3000.