July 23, 2020

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Celebrated as National Pacesetter for Sixth Consecutive Year

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, The Patterson Foundation,

As a driving force of innovation, impact, and improvement in its work to support early school success, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has received multiple Pacesetter Honors fro…

July 7, 2020

2020 Great Futures Academy Summer Program

By Story, Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County,

Thanks to lead support from our wonderful community partners for making the 2020 Great Futures Academy Summer Program possible, Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Community Foundation…

December 11, 2019

Empowering Families and Individuals to Succeed

By Story, Hunter Carpenter,

While we each aspire to lead a successful life in our own way, the path to reaching our greatest potential is often found through education. Education breeds skills and, more importantly, conf…

July 8, 2019

The Power of Summer Learning: Thoughts on My Alta Vista Eagle Academy Experience

By Blog, Matt Twargoski,

My name is Matt Twargoski, and I am a rising junior at the University of Notre Dame participating in the Notre Dame Summer Student Learning Program (SSLP) here in Sarasota. In this program, I…

July 1, 2019

Independence Day, Netflix, and our Courageous Community

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends: Courage is having a moment in pop culture. Forbes Magazine, Vanity Fair, Newsweek and Oprah Magazine are all talking about courage. But not in the way you might expect. Right now…

June 1, 2019

From Surviving to Thriving

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends: These last several weeks area students have marked the end of another school year with graduation ceremonies, year-end band concerts, and celebrations of student athletes. But th…

April 1, 2019

Hope & Belonging

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends: In January, I wrote to you about the values that were guiding my focus for this year. There were 10 principles, and each continues to inform all we do with our donors and non-pro…

February 5, 2019

Sowing the Seeds that Create Meaning in Our Lives

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends: I have been thinking a lot lately about my favorite line from Lois Ehlert's children's book, Planting a Rainbow. "We sow the seeds and set out the plants in the soil, and watch…

October 17, 2018

One Child and One Family at a Time

By Blog, Kirsten Russell,

Editor’s Note: This post is based on the speech Kirsten Russell, Vice President of Community Impact at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, gave at the Suncoast Campaign for Grad…