June 16, 2022

Masala Giving Circle awards $20,000 in grants to support the African American community in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By Press Release, Story,

SARASOTA - June 29, 2022 Masala Giving Circle has announced the recipients of their 2022 grants. FUNducation, Inc. will receive a grant of $10,000 for their project, “Betty J. Johnson No…

February 17, 2022

Beloved Philanthropist, Jean Weiller, Continues Her Legacy With A Recent Gift Of $1 Million To Boys & Girls Clubs Of Sarasota And DeSoto Counties

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County,

She has been a volunteer, a teacher, an advocate, and a leader. Her name is Jean Weiller, and her legacy is one of philanthropy and service. In 2021, Jean once again proved just how limitless…

December 13, 2021

Paying It Forward: Scholarship Donors Change Futures, Motivated by Life Experiences

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

When Bea Holt was in her mid-30s working as a nurse in Philadelphia, she dreamed of a career in business. With her employer’s financial support, she enrolled in night classes and receive…

December 1, 2021

A Healthier Community: The Caring Legacy of J. Robert and Mary Jane Donnelly

By Story, Scene Magazine, Carol Brzozowski,

When J. Robert and Mary Jane Donnelly moved to Nokomis, Florida in 1987 from Republic, Michigan, they fell in love with their new home and the many possibilities to engage their community on a…

July 23, 2021

Building a More Equitable Sarasota With Philanthropy & Mentoring

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Tom and Carol Beeler believe to invest in a more equitable community means more than just making charitable gifts. It means getting involved in the lives of young people who otherwise may stru…

March 10, 2021

Jo Bowen Nobbe: Equal Opportunity & Access to Education

By Story, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Editor's Note: As charitable giving continues to define our region’s growth and spirit, we will be sharing stories of our remarkable donors, past and present, who have entrusted us with…

March 8, 2021

For the Betterment of LGBTQ+ Youth: The McCauley-Brown Fund

By Blog, Story, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Editor's Note: As charitable giving continues to define our region’s growth and spirit, we will be sharing stories of our remarkable donors, past and present, who have entrusted us with…

March 8, 2021

Education & Empowerment: The Vision of Edward K. Roberts

By Story, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Editor's Note: As charitable giving continues to define our region’s growth and spirit, we will be sharing stories of our remarkable donors, past and present, who have entrusted us with…

March 6, 2021

Personal Touch to Family-Based Philanthropy | Lee Wetherington Foundation

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

In this time when connection means everything, a personal touch is always appreciated. We’ve all experienced it, the glow of a smile when a handwritten thank you note arrives in the mail…