May 20, 2024

Why Should I Recommend a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County?

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill, Jay Young,

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are the fastest growing charitable vehicle to offer clients. They’re easy to establish, offer flexibility as to timing to make grants, and the donor immediatel…

December 20, 2023

Putting the “Fun” in Fundraising: the Flanagans and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

By Blog, Scene Magazine,

The high school sweethearts’ love affair with Sarasota began in 1999. Former Chicago and Silicon Valley residents Tom and Nancy Flanagan visited this charming coastal city for vacation a…

November 2, 2023

Year-End Gifting: Important Dates

By Press Release, Blog, Homepage - Blog, Jay Young,

The end of the year is fast approaching, and the outpouring of support that has characterized 2023 is heartwarming. The support our donors have generously given have helped make our community…

October 16, 2023

Offering Aid During the Israel-Hamas War

By Blog,

Our community can help those affected by the violence and destruction of the terrorist attacks and subsequent Israel-Hamas war. Organizations that are providing support and direct relief not…

August 28, 2023

Hurricane Idalia Update, Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund


Out of an abundance of caution, our office is currently closed in anticipation of Hurricane Idalia to allow our team members time to prepare. At this time, the Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fun…

April 28, 2023

Celebration of life set for former ambassador who retired to Sarasota

By Blog, Earle Kimel,

To Ronald Gault, his friend – the late Jim Joseph – was a man for all seasons, with an uncanny ability to engage in debate on a broad range of ideas and react to them almost with a…

April 3, 2023

Investing in the Future: Drs. Wharton and the Community Foundation of Sarasota

By Blog, Scene Magazine,

It was six years ago when Sarasota Scene first got to know Drs. Richard Wharton and Lou Bertha McKenzie-Wharton. At that time, they were recognized for helping provide scholarships to the firs…

March 3, 2023

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

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, SRQ Media,

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…

December 7, 2022

Plans for nearly $5 Million of Hurricane Ian Recovery Charitable Donations Underway

By Press Release,

The Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund has identified common funding gaps, best practices to support strategic grantmaking post-crisis. SARASOTA, FL – In the two months since Hurricane Ian&…