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…

February 13, 2022

Season of Sharing raises a record $4.4 million from local donors for neighbors in need

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

On the heels of a deadly pandemic, amid a historic housing crisis that has devastated thousands of local families – area residents stepped up like never before to help their neighbors by…

January 19, 2022

Conservation Foundation Permanently Protects 14.38 Acres in Manatee County

By Story, Sarasota Magazine,

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has announced the permanent protection of14.38 acres in Manatee County. This newly protected land is located between Manatee County’s Braden…

December 20, 2021

Florida Studio Theatre Awarded $200,000 from Jack and Priscilla Schlegel to Unite Community, Education, and Engaged Citizenship through Entertainment

By Press Release,

SARASOTA, FL – Florida Studio Theatre (FST) has received a generous, year-end gift totaling more than $200,000 from local philanthropists Jack and Priscilla Schlegel to celebrate how loc…

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 9, 2021

Community Giving Brings “Season of Sharing” to more than $1.7 Million in Early Surge of Generosity

By Press Release,

With three matching gifts contributed by The Patterson Foundation, support raised now will help fellow neighbors for the year to come SARASOTA, FL – One month into the Community Foundati…

December 9, 2021

Community Contributions Lift Season of Sharing at Inspiring Pace

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

One month into the Community Foundation of Sarasota County's annual Season of Sharing campaign, local donors have raised more than $1.7 million to help their neighbors cover crucial expenses,…

December 4, 2021

Unlocking Possibilities Through Year-End Giving

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

Imagine you want to make a difference in your community, but don’t know where to begin. As corporate counsel for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, I am fortunate to meet chari…