March 22, 2023

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County Announces Date of Giving Challenge 2024

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The 24-hour giving event gives local nonprofits much-needed funding boost SARASOTA—The Community Foundation of Sarasota County on Tuesday announced that it will host a Giving Challenge f…

March 17, 2023

The Sarasota Ballet Brings Communities Together to Experience Dance For All

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Following the presentation of Dance Theatre of Harlem by The Sarasota Ballet recently, The Sarasota Ballet offered a special, complimentary matinee performance that was specific in welcoming t…

March 17, 2023

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to embrace 'Big Dreams' at April Fools' Fête fundraiser

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, Sharon Kunkel,

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will celebrate a decade-long tradition when it hosts the music-filled April Fools' Fête fundraiser on April 3 in the ballroom at Michael’s On Eas…

March 13, 2023

Thousands of Manatee, Sarasota students hear stories of diversity for annual reading day

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A story about a parrot named Mango, a Spanish-speaking grandmother and her English-speaking granddaughter grabbed the attention of students at Bayshore Elementary School on Tuesday morning. Ba…

March 8, 2023

Women Leaders: Community Engagement in Preservation and Heritage Tourism

By Blog, Nosipho Vilakazi,

Editor’s note: This blogpost was written as a part of Ringling College of Art and Design’s Writing for Storytelling for Social Justice and Community Engagement course, fall semeste…

March 6, 2023

Home is Where the Heart Is

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Story of Impact,

Our basic need for a home—for the shelter, security, and sanctuary a home provides—is a universal human need. While headlines are aswirl with stories of rent escalations and affor…

March 6, 2023

New Sarasota housing collaborative partners with landlords for more rentals amid crisis

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, Saundra Amrhein,

Jonathan Frankel has called Sarasota home for 33 years. His kids went to local schools, he owned a nice house, and he ran a thriving tiling business. “I was the marble man for the rich a…

March 3, 2023

Power Couple: Guided by their faith, David and Adie Rubin are brightening the way for others and themselves with their generosity.

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Good Hero philanthropic award recipient David Rubin and his wife Adie have deeply impacted our community through thoughtful charitable giving with a focus on uplifting others through education…

March 3, 2023

Performers, local officials salute Circus Train Car Museum at dedication in Venice

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VENICE — Retired circus performers, owners of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and local officials turned out recently to celebrate the new Circus Train Car Museum with…