July 23, 2021

Building a More Equitable Sarasota With Philanthropy & Mentoring

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 8, 2021

The Hermitage Greenfield Prize: Artists, Impact, and Legacy

Editor's Note: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is pleased to help share stories of the important work undertaken by our nonprofit grantees. Sharing stories of impact helps the comm…

April 6, 2021

Community Voices: Arts & Healing

Editor’s Note: This article was inspired by the insights shared during a Spring 2021 session of “Community Voices,” a series of virtual panel discussions that was created by…

April 6, 2021

Robots, Collections, and Healing Connections at The Ringling

Laura Steefel-Moore is Head of Educational Programs at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The newest tour guide at The Ringling weighs only 18 pounds and is made of metal, 3-D printed…

April 3, 2021

An Artful Approach to Community Healing

What defines an artistic masterpiece? Some point to technique, others admiration. While the beauty of a piece will always remain in the eye of the beholder, a year of instability across all st…

March 25, 2021

Serving Food for the Spirit al Fresco with the Sarasota Orchestra

Guided by a belief in the arts’ vital importance to the community’s well-being, Sarasota Orchestra has sought to share delightful, uplifting, and joyous musical experiences in a co…

March 17, 2021

Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative Panel | Diversity in Arts & Media

The Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that promotes using the unifying power of the arts to nurture inclusion and diversity across the regional arts and cultural land…

February 26, 2021

Carole Crosby: Philanthropic Passion in the Peforming Arts

As you might expect from the president of the Asolo Repertory Theatre board of directors, Carole Crosby cares deeply about arts and culture. It’s “what makes me tick,” she sa…