November 1, 2022

Amidst Grief, Gratitude

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

These past few years have brought significant challenges—the pandemic, with its ensuing, ongoing recovery, and Hurricane Ian testing the resolve of our communities. But the challenges ha…

October 5, 2022

Rebuilding a Community

By Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

While the storm itself is now in the rearview mirror, the damage unleashed by Hurricane Ian is very much with us now and will be felt for many years in the future. Our neighbors in the Suncoas…

September 26, 2022

Supporting Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund for All Communities

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Like you, we here at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County are watching news reports, hearing from our neighbors around the suncoast, and learning of the scale of damage left in Hurrican…

September 1, 2022

Kernels of Joy

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

This summer marked the 25th time I crossed the state of Iowa by bicycle with my husband, Mike. After a two-year hiatus, we were eager to return to the camaraderie of more than 20,000 people wh…

July 7, 2022

Right On Time

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Timing. There are many expressions about time that can be applied to put our hopes and desires in perspective. “Time flies. “All good things come to those who wait.” “T…

June 2, 2022

Traditions, Trust, and Transformation

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, Story of Impact - Featured,

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that the patterns of our lives—the reliable and newly familiar—are constantly in flux. Since January, I have fou…

May 1, 2022

Magic Revealed

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Magicians like to keep their secrets just that – secret. It keeps the audience curious and awaiting the next trick. But this also keeps that mastery among a select few and puts their cra…

April 1, 2022

Generosity, Love, and Opportunity

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, Story of Impact - Featured,

It was 10 years ago I first wrote to you about the Giving Challenge. Over the course of eight online giving events, $59 million in gifts have been made in unrestricted funding for hundreds of…

March 1, 2022

Matching Passions with Possibilities

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Next week, there is an exciting matchmaking of arts professionals and cultural organizations taking place that while small, is a huge opportunity for our community. Some 35 college students pu…