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“My three passions in life are people, community, and advocating for those in need,” says Dr. Kameron Hodgens, CEO of the Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center. Her leadership at the Center allows her to embrace those passions by strengthening our community’s only collaborative nonprofit campus, which houses 18 tenant partner agencies who provide more than 80 human service programs to those in need.

Mrs. Schoenbaum, our community’s well-known, from-the-heart philanthropist, who supports many local, national and international causes, says of her efforts, “I love what I’m doing. I get up in the morning and start thinking, what can I do for other people that are underprivileged?” With her husband Alex’s gift to Dr. Glasser in 1986, the construction mortgage for the Center was secured and the doors opened in 1990.

Today the campus touches the lives of over 45,500 people. Funding for the partner agencies on the campus totals more than $16.8 million, representing a tremendous economic impact as well. While the tenant partners are charged only $8.50 per square foot for their space, the operational cost to the Center is almost double that amount.

Dr. Hodgens says, “Affordable rent and one-stop access for clients will remain our primary goals. It just makes sense.”

Achievements:

Dr. Hodgens:

Women in Business Winner, SRQ Magazine

Public Citizen of the Year, National Association of Social Work

M.A. & Ph.D. - Developmental Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Leadership Council and Program Graduate, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

 

Mrs. Schoenbaum:

President, The Schoenbaum Family Foundation, Inc.

Lifetime board member of The Ohio State University Foundation & The Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center

Honorary Doctorates from The Ohio State University & from the University of Charleston, West Virginia

 

Address:

1750 17th St.

Bldg J-1

Sarasota, FL 34234

(941) 365-4545

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