August 1, 2020

Celebrating Students with a Virtual Toss of the Cap

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

For our community’s teachers, students and families, it’s been a long, tumultuous summer. As conversations about reopening schools become increasingly complex, the usual back-to-sc…

June 23, 2020

407 Local Students Awarded $1.30 Million in Scholarships from Community Foundation of Sarasota County

By Press Release, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Scholarships support future academic and professional success, provide opportunities amidst COVID-19 pandemic. SARASOTA, FL – In a year when graduation ceremonies and cap and gown photos…

June 8, 2020

Lemon Zest : Elif Ak's Scholarship Story on Life in the USA & Turkey

By Blog, Elif Ak,

Editor's Note: Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, we will be sharing dispatches and sentiments from students receiving scholarships from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Our fir…

January 30, 2020

Local Students Invited to Participate in 2020 Town Hall Lecture Series

By Press Release,

SARASOTA, FL – Thanks to the generous support of local philanthropists Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf, 28 students from area high schools were invited to attend a lecture with General John F…

January 13, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Accepting Applicants for Scholarship Program through February 18

By Press Release,

SARASOTA, FL – Students from four area counties are now invited to apply for more than 70 scholarship opportunities offered through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. By comple…

December 23, 2019

Scholarship honoring Southeast High teens who died in crash raises nearly $100,000

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured, Ryan McKinnon,

A scholarship fund honoring two Manatee County teenagers who died just after graduating high school has raised nearly $100,000.

December 23, 2019

Scholarship for Southeast HS students continues to grow

By Story, Don Brennan,

A scholarship fund honoring two Manatee County teenagers who died just after graduating high school has raised nearly $100,000.

July 1, 2019

Independence Day, Netflix, and our Courageous Community

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends: Courage is having a moment in pop culture. Forbes Magazine, Vanity Fair, Newsweek and Oprah Magazine are all talking about courage. But not in the way you might expect. Right now…

June 1, 2019

From Surviving to Thriving

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends: These last several weeks area students have marked the end of another school year with graduation ceremonies, year-end band concerts, and celebrations of student athletes. But th…