Belonging and Culture: Stories of Impact

June 13, 2024

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards $58,000 Eight Local Nonprofits to Stimulate Parent Leadership Strategies

By Press Release, Blog, Homepage - Blog,

Funding supports organizations serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s first Parent Leadership Grant…

April 10, 2024

Community Raises $17.2 Million in 24-Hour Giving Challenge!

By Press Release, Blog,

More than $92 million has been raised since 2012 through nine online giving events supporting nonprofit efforts to address community needs and opportunities. SARASOTA, FL – Within 24 h…

March 8, 2024

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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

Many who know me know that I truly believe in the value of teamwork. Collaboration is critical to making visions become reality, and this is a guiding principle for me, whether I’m consi…

December 21, 2023

Lifelong Learning, Lifelong Benefits

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

For many, learning tends to be an objective-oriented endeavor, first with grades and test scores indicating progress, and later in life linked to professional achievements. While learning can…

December 7, 2023

Sarasota Police take local kids holiday shopping Dec. 9

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact,

Shop with a Cop returns on Saturday, Dec. 9, to provide an opportunity for 150 underserved youth in Sarasota to shop for holiday gifts. The event is a partnership of the Sarasota Police Depart…

August 7, 2023

Propel to Excel

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

For more than a dozen years now, I’ve called Sarasota County home. While I may have lived a longer span of time elsewhere, I feel at home here because of both my love for the location, a…

June 20, 2023

A New Mural in the Rosemary District Pays Homage to Leonard Reid, One of Sarasota's Most Important Black Leaders

By Story, Sarasota Magazine, Story of Impact - Featured,

A large image of Reid, the “right-hand man” of Sarasota’s first mayor, is now displayed on the side of The Sarasota Modern hotel in the Rosemary District. A century-old…

June 2, 2023

Always Remember

By Blog, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Like many Americans, I had the opportunity over the Memorial Day holiday to reflect on the sacrifices of those who gave everything they had to ensure our freedom. It is humbling to consider th…

May 4, 2023

CreArte Latino Cultural Center Presents “Nuestra Comunidad”

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact,

CreArte Latino announces a new informational series called “Nuestra Comunidad” (Our Community). The program, which starts on May 17, features a series of monthly presentations and…

March 17, 2023

The Sarasota Ballet Brings Communities Together to Experience Dance For All

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, SRQ Media,

Following the presentation of Dance Theatre of Harlem by The Sarasota Ballet recently, The Sarasota Ballet offered a special, complimentary matinee performance that was specific in welcoming t…

March 17, 2023

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to embrace 'Big Dreams' at April Fools' Fête fundraiser

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, Sharon Kunkel,

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will celebrate a decade-long tradition when it hosts the music-filled April Fools' Fête fundraiser on April 3 in the ballroom at Michael’s On Eas…

March 13, 2023

Thousands of Manatee, Sarasota students hear stories of diversity for annual reading day

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact,

A story about a parrot named Mango, a Spanish-speaking grandmother and her English-speaking granddaughter grabbed the attention of students at Bayshore Elementary School on Tuesday morning. Ba…