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…

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…

November 4, 2021

The CARES Act: 2021 Provisions To Consider For Charitable Giving

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

As long as the market remains strong and because the CARES Act is still in effect, 2021 is the year to consider making a significant charitable gift. However, first and foremost, always talk…

November 4, 2021

Gifting Appreciated Stock: 2021 Year-End Charitable Giving Opportunity

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

As long as the market remains strong and because the CARES Act is still in effect, 2021 is the year to consider making a significant charitable gift. However, first and foremost, always talk t…

November 1, 2021

A Commitment to Our Community, No Matter the Crisis

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

If 2020 was summed up by how we respond and recover in the face of crisis, then 2021 is defined by how we continue to reimagine the opportunities as we adapt following a very trying time. We&…