March 3, 2021

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Appoints Vice President of Philanthropy

Jay Young will oversee efforts to cultivate donor relationships and lasting legacies by connecting philanthropic passions with charitable causes. SARASOTA, FL – As charitable giving con…

December 4, 2020

Evolving Philanthropy: Innovative Approaches to Social Investments

For more than 40 years the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has developed relationships to help build and enhance our community through charitable giving. Along the way, we have had the…

October 15, 2020

Gifting Appreciated Stock

Gifting appreciated stock you have held for more than a year allows you to deduct the full fair market value on the date of the gift while avoiding paying capital gains tax if you had sold the…

October 15, 2020

The CARES Act: Provisions that Encourage Charitable Giving

The CARES Act provides two provisions that encourage charitable giving during the COVID-19 crisis for year 2020:

Cash Gifts: Itemizers can deduct up to 100% against their adjust…

October 13, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Vice President of Community Impact to Speak at National Conference for Growing Community Foundations

Russell will join a panel discussion on Grade-Level Reading programs as community resources and networks SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Vice President…

October 2, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Receives Multiple State-Level Awards from Florida Public Relations Association for Website Redesign

Recognitions include a Golden Image Award and Judges’ Award. SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County was recognized as a recipient of a Golden Image Award and J…

July 13, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Corporate Counsel Betsy Pennewill Named to Florida Trend's Legal Elite

Pennewill joins the exclusive list as one of the top 1.4% lawyers in Florida, selected by peers for her service in the nonprofit sector. SARASOTA, FL – Betsy Pennewill, Corporate Counsel…

July 9, 2020

Spokes on a Wheel

Editor's Note: Richard Gans, Shareholder at Ferguson Skipper, served from 2011-2020 on the board of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, including a two-year chair service from 2018-20…