December 20, 2023

Putting the “Fun” in Fundraising: the Flanagans and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

By Blog, Scene Magazine,

The high school sweethearts’ love affair with Sarasota began in 1999. Former Chicago and Silicon Valley residents Tom and Nancy Flanagan visited this charming coastal city for vacation a…

June 8, 2023

Report: Future Is Bright, If We Make It So

By Blog, Homepage - Blog,

Our work at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County almost always starts with listening. We listen to learn what the motivations are—personal and collectively—around charitable…

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…

March 10, 2022

How to Help in the Ukraine

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, Jay Young,

Want to help the humanitarian crisis in the Ukraine? The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has evaluated several organizations that can make effective use of contributions made during th…

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…

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…