Belonging and Culture: Stories of Impact

September 16, 2020

The 2020 Census: A Voice for the Future

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Mischa Kirby,

A few years ago, I got the itch to learn more about my family history. My grandmother had recently passed away, and without any living grandparents to affirm or deny any family lore, facts wer…

September 16, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives Strategic Partnership Grant From The Community Foundation Of Sarasota County

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Hermitage Artist Retreat,

Through the generosity of the John J. Clopine Fund, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded the Hermitage Artist Retreat a $30,000 Strategic Partnership Grant to support t…

September 8, 2020

Sarasota-Manatee Black-Led Nonprofits Make National Magic

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

Many significant days in history are remembered because of the great difficulties or tragedies they mark. But how we choose to remember those events is where we can find power and purpose. Aug…

September 4, 2020

Venice Art Center | Youth Art Contest, Week 8 Winners

By Story, Venice Gondolier,

The Venice Art Center named the eighth winner of the weekly South County Student Online Exhibit and Contest. Congratulations to Rainer Dolmanet, 19, of Venice for the graphite “Zoe.”

August 24, 2020

Venice Art Center | Youth Art Contest, Week 7 Winners

By Story, Venice Gondolier,

Congratulations to 1st Place Winner Week Seven: Chau Mai, Age 18, Venice.

August 20, 2020

Venice Art Center | Youth Art Contest, Week 6 Winners

By Story, Venice Gondolier,

Congratulations to 1st Place Winner Week Six: Gianna Rafaniello, Age 17, Osprey.

August 19, 2020

The Inspiration for UNSCRIPTED: Arts from the Inside Out

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Cheryl Mendelson, Andy Sandberg,

Editor's Note: Cheryl Mendelson is CEO of the Van Wezel Foundation and Andy Sandberg is Artistic Director and CEO of The Hermitage Artist Retreat. A few months ago, Roxie Jerde, President and…

August 6, 2020

Venice Art Center | Youth Art Contest, Week 5 Winners

By Story, Venice Gondolier,

The Venice Art Center named the fifth winner of the weekly South County Student Online Exhibit and Contest. The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is assisting with the contest.

July 30, 2020

Venice Art Center | Youth Art Contest, Week 4 Winners

By Story, Venice Gondolier,

Congratulations to 1st Place Winner Week Four: Juliana Courville.

July 25, 2020

The Venice Art Center | Youth Art Contest, Week 3 Winners

By Story, Venice Gondolier,

The 12 weeks of competition continue for students between the ages of 15-20 who live in Venice, Osprey, Nokomis or North Port. The weekly winners receive $50. The overall winner will receive $…

July 20, 2020

End-of-life planning helps bring peace to Tampa Bay seniors during the coronavirus pandemic

By Story, Bailey LeFever,

A St. Petersburg legal aid clinic is getting more funding to help seniors prepare legal documents in the unknown of COVID-19.

July 18, 2020

Venice Art Center | Youth Art Contest, Week 2 Winners

By Story, Venice Art Center,

Congratulations to 1st Place Winner Week Two: Rainer Dolmanet (Age 19).