July 1, 2023

Land of Opportunity

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Last month I had the pleasure of attending a very special birthday party: the quinceañera for a girl who has become a dear part of my world. The party celebrated the 15th birthday of Ro…

June 9, 2022

Speed of Trust

By Blog, Story, Kirsten Russell,

By Kirsten Russell, Vice President, Community Impact For more than a decade, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has been building trust among small cohorts of parents to improve the l…

February 1, 2022

A Family Story, One Decade in the Making

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, Story of Impact - Featured,

Think of how much our families evolve in 10 years. A seven-year-old will move from second-grade spelling tests to walking down the hallways of their dream university. At the same time, their p…

December 2, 2021

A Generous Mindset and Courageous Leadership Warm All Hearts

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

While I’ve traveled across Florida and the southeast this last year and half, it’s been a while since I had the chance to gather with leaders from other philanthropic institutions.…

October 2, 2021

Partnership Blooms for Tomorrow's Environmental Caretakers

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

Our region’s relationship with the beaches, swamps, pastures and estuaries that enrich our lives is inseparable. This is something many of us only rediscovered during the pandemic (or ga…

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…

July 16, 2021

Nonprofit Efforts Rally for Summer Learning and Student Success with Support from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

By Press Release,

Closing the achievement gap and extending learning gains have never been more crucial for students following a year of tremendous changes. This summer, the Community Foundation of Sarasota Cou…

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…

June 1, 2021

Early Learning, Parent Pathways, and Investing in the Whole Family

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Dear Friends: Do you remember the name of your first teacher? My first two were named Edie and Blake, or as my siblings and I called them, Mom and Dad. Some of us may have first had a grand…