May 13, 2021

2021 Charitable Incentives under the CARES Act

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

In 2020, the CARES Act was passed to provide relief to individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it created new charitable incentives to encourage…

May 6, 2021

Small Community, Big Heart

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Jay Young,

While meeting with a wonderful couple who have partnered with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for many years, one donor mentioned that as I get to know Sarasota County, I will find…

March 6, 2021

Personal Touch to Family-Based Philanthropy | Lee Wetherington Foundation

By Story, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured,

In this time when connection means everything, a personal touch is always appreciated. We’ve all experienced it, the glow of a smile when a handwritten thank you note arrives in the mail…

March 5, 2021

Lee Wetherington Foundation Surpasses $2 Million in Grants Supporting Local Nonprofit Causes

By Press Release,

Knowledge and support from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County help guide Wetherington’s charitable investments. SARASOTA, FL – Nearly two decades since its inception, the…

March 3, 2021

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Appoints Vice President of Philanthropy

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Jay Young will oversee efforts to cultivate donor relationships and lasting legacies by connecting philanthropic passions with charitable causes. SARASOTA, FL – As charitable giving con…

February 26, 2021

Carole Crosby: Philanthropic Passion in the Peforming Arts

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Sylvia Whitman,

As you might expect from the president of the Asolo Repertory Theatre board of directors, Carole Crosby cares deeply about arts and culture. It’s “what makes me tick,” she sa…

February 8, 2021

“Season of Sharing” Reaches More than $3.7 Million in Donations throughout 21st Annual Campaign

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Since March 2020, the community-wide campaign has raised more than $6.5 million to provide stability for the community’s most vulnerable. SARASOTA, FL – Three months of unparallele…

January 5, 2021

Masala Giving Circle gives toys, books to Newtown community

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On December 19, 2020, The Masala Giving Circle partnered with Dollar Dynasty, Inc. to distribute toys, books, school supplies and other needed items to children in the Newtown community. Masa…

December 13, 2020

Carol McCloud's Bucket "Fillosophy" To Giving

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Carol McCloud learned at an early age from the vinyl-lined booth of a diner about the power of giving. Whenever young Carol would visit her Uncle Frank in Chicago, they would go out to eat at…