November 29, 2022

Important Year-End Giving Dates

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Jay Young,

It's hard to believe the year is almost over, and we're so moved by the outpouring of generosity that has characterized 2022. In a year of many needs, this community has risen to the challenge…

November 9, 2022

Events Season and Donor Advised Funds

By Blog, Jay Young,

Fundraising events are as critical as ever to many local organizations to support their important missions. We are grateful for the generosity and collaboration of many donors in supporting t…

September 13, 2022

Win an Income-Tax Trifecta With Charitable Donations


From The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 2, 2022 by Laura Saunders Death is a certainty, but some taxes actually aren’t when you make charitable bequests using individual retirement account…

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…