A Night to Remember

Here's a Preview of Our Best of Sarasota 2017 Party

Enjoy all the decadence and fun that you've come to expect from the biggest party of the year.

03/29/2017 By Riley Board

Heat Index

Employment Recruiter Doug Warrington Helps a Local Youngster Thrive

Warrington reached out to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast in 2013. The rest is history.

03/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Guide to Giving

Meet our 2016 Volunteers of the Year

Young brothers who make reading fun. A 98-year-old Compeer volunteer. A woman who ensures no cat is left uncuddled. Our Volunteers of the Year have a whole lot of heart.

09/07/2016 By Hannah Wallace and Ilene Denton

Guide to Giving

The 2016-2017 Guide to Giving

544 ways to volunteer, give back and love our city.


Why I Care

Young at Harp Uses Music to Raise Money for Children's Hospitals

Young at Harp raises money for children’s hospitals

05/31/2016 By Ilene Denton


Firefly Gala 2016

This year's Firefly Gala featured Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

05/03/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Applause and Accolades

Sarasota Magazine Group Publisher Kelley Lavin Honored by Neuro Challenge Foundation.

Along with founder Doreen Sutherland, Kelley Lavin was recognized for her longtime service to the organization.

03/25/2016 By Pam Daniel


Former Wyeth CEO Helps Raise $40 Million for Mote Marine Lab Program

Robert Essner, former CEO of Wyeth (now Pfizer), is chairing Mote's Oceans of Opportunity campaign.

01/01/2016 By Ilene Denton


The Giving Register 2015

Our comprehensive listing of local nonprofits, compiled with the aid of the Giving Partner.

09/03/2015 By Hannah Wallace


Sarasota's ShelterBox Provides Relief After Nepal Earthquake

When disaster struck in Nepal, Sarasota-based ShelterBox reached across the world to help.

09/01/2015 By Anu Varma Panchal


How to Raise Charitable Kids

Tips for raising little philanthropists.

09/01/2015 By Chelsey Lucas


Embracing Our Differences is Adapted in Israel

Embracing Our Differences has been embraced in Israel with the exhibit "Different Together" in Jaffa.

09/01/2015 By Kay Kipling


From the Editor: Giving, Sex and Other Surprises

We know philanthropists give. But you might be surprised by what they get in return.

09/01/2015 By Pam Daniel


Circus Sarasota Shares Lessons From the Human Cannonball

How math and physics make Circus Sarasota possible.

09/01/2015 By Megan McDonald


Downtown Sarasota Pianos Strike a Chord

The Arts and Cultural Alliance's Sarasota Keys project goes viral.

09/01/2015 By Megan McDonald


New Audubon Center Opens at Sarasota's Celery Fields

Bird lovers will be delighted to hear this.

09/01/2015 By Hannah Wallace


New Programs Protect Local Animals

SPARCC, Meals on Wheals and Donte's Den are making sure your pet is cared for.

09/01/2015 By Chelsey Lucas


Legal Aid of Manasota Offers Help and Hope

When much is at stake, Legal Aid of Manasota fights for those in need.

09/01/2015 By Tony D'Souza


What Makes a Great Board Member?

Four fundamental rules of board service.

09/01/2015 By Ilene Denton


Sarasota Ballet Dancers Show Off This Season's Hottest Gala Fashion

Sarasota Ballet dancers take black-tie dressing to dazzling new heights.

09/01/2015 By Sarasota Magazine