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 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 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…

September 18, 2021

Selby Gardens, Community Foundation Expand Partnership

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, The Herald-Tribune Media Group,

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County are expanding their partnership that connects youth and families to nature and environmental science. The Communit…

August 31, 2021

Local Black-Led, Black-Serving Nonprofit Organizations Raise More than $20,000 during Give 8/28 National Giving Day

By Press Release,

Six organizations were recognized within the top 25 fundraisers out of more than 300 causes nationwide. SARASOTA, FL – During the fourth annual Give 8/28 national giving day on August 28…

July 23, 2021

Building a More Equitable Sarasota With Philanthropy & Mentoring

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Tom and Carol Beeler believe to invest in a more equitable community means more than just making charitable gifts. It means getting involved in the lives of young people who otherwise may stru…

June 9, 2021

Mining The Gap: Helping School Districts and Educators

By Story, Jacob Ogles,

From shutting down schools in 2020 for a spring break that never ended, to challenging teachers and students statewide with remote learning, the COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges largely…

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…