October 15, 2020

Gifting Appreciated Stock

By Betsy Pennewill,

Gifting appreciated stock you have held for more than a year allows you to deduct the full fair market value on the date of the gift while avoiding paying capital gains tax if you had sold the…

October 15, 2020

The CARES Act: Provisions that Encourage Charitable Giving

By Betsy Pennewill,

The CARES Act provides two provisions that encourage charitable giving during the COVID-19 crisis for year 2020:

Cash Gifts: Itemizers can deduct up to 100% against their adjust…

October 13, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Vice President of Community Impact to Speak at National Conference for Growing Community Foundations

By Press Release,

Russell will join a panel discussion on Grade-Level Reading programs as community resources and networks SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Vice President…

October 2, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Receives Multiple State-Level Awards from Florida Public Relations Association for Website Redesign

By Press Release,

Recognitions include a Golden Image Award and Judges’ Award. SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County was recognized as a recipient of a Golden Image Award and J…

July 13, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Corporate Counsel Betsy Pennewill Named to Florida Trend's Legal Elite

By Press Release,

Pennewill joins the exclusive list as one of the top 1.4% lawyers in Florida, selected by peers for her service in the nonprofit sector. SARASOTA, FL – Betsy Pennewill, Corporate Counsel…

July 9, 2020

Spokes on a Wheel

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Richard Gans,

Editor's Note: Richard Gans, Shareholder at Ferguson Skipper, served from 2011-2020 on the board of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, including a two-year chair service from 2018-20…

July 7, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Welcomes New Board Members, Appoints Officers for 2020-2021

By Press Release,

Pictured Above (from left to right): John Humphrey, Mercedes Soler, Carla Plush Smith, Dr. Janet Taylor, and Judge Charles E. Williams. SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasot…

April 15, 2020

Understanding COVID-19 Legislation: For Individuals, Employees, Donors

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

The United States Congress passed the Families First Response Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to respond to the economic ramifi…

April 10, 2020

Understanding COVID-19 Legislation: For Organizations With Less Than 500 Employees

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

The United States Congress passed the Families First Response Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to respond to the economic ramifi…