November 21, 2022

Dreams on hold: Season of Sharing impacts two generations hurt by Sarasota housing crisis

By Blog, Saundra Amrhein,

Pamela Dillon remembers when Sarasota felt like the rainbow’s end. It was 17 years ago, and Dillon was 13, a teenager happy to trade in Vermont’s winter clothes for a bathing suit…

November 16, 2022

Suddenly alone: Season of Sharing helps Sarasota woman on a new path in retirement

By Blog, Story, Saundra Amrhein,

Agnes Hollander, 75, of Sarasota, with her late husband Frank. PHOTO PROVIDED BY AGNES HOLLANDER They fell in love with Florida together. Like many retirees, Agnes Hollander moved to…

November 15, 2022

Season of Sharing is an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors in Sarasota-Manatee

By Blog, Story, Roxie Jerde, Jennifer Orsi,

Although Hurricane Ian brought terrible devastation to many people in our region, it also reminded us of what makes our community so special. Assisting with storm shutters, giving rides to she…

November 15, 2022

As Season of Sharing launches new campaign, need is high in Sarasota and Manatee counties

By Blog, Story, Saundra Amrhein,

For many local residents, the last several years have felt like a three-punch knockout. Just as the region was still reeling from the pandemic and the housing crisis, Hurricane Ian hit. T…

November 9, 2022

Events Season and Donor Advised Funds

By Blog, Jay Young,

Fundraising events are as critical as ever to many local organizations to support their important missions. We are grateful for the generosity and collaboration of many donors in supporting t…

November 1, 2022

Amidst Grief, Gratitude

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

These past few years have brought significant challenges—the pandemic, with its ensuing, ongoing recovery, and Hurricane Ian testing the resolve of our communities. But the challenges ha…

September 26, 2022

Supporting Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund for All Communities

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Like you, we here at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County are watching news reports, hearing from our neighbors around the suncoast, and learning of the scale of damage left in Hurrican…

September 6, 2022

Dialing in a New Frequency

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

When I meet someone new, I always ask what drew them here or what connects them to this community. Expected answers like “family” and “the weather” come up often but ro…

September 1, 2022

Kernels of Joy

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

This summer marked the 25th time I crossed the state of Iowa by bicycle with my husband, Mike. After a two-year hiatus, we were eager to return to the camaraderie of more than 20,000 people wh…