The Sarasota Charity Register

By staff September 1, 2004

The Sarasota Charity Register

An introduction to 211 Sarasota causes.

By clicking on the link below, you will be transferred to a complete PDF file of all the organizations listed in this year's Charity Register.

SARASOTA Charity Register 2004-2005

Note: The following organizations were incorrectly omitted from this listing.


A comprehensive center for alcohol and drug rehabilitation serving adolescents and adults since 1968.

Executive Director: David Beesley

Address: 1970 Main St., Fifth Floor, Sarasota, FL 34236

Telephone: (941) 366-5333

Web Site:

Mission Statement: Prevent and treat alcohol/drug addictions and associated disorders to promote fully functioning, productive individuals whose lives are positive.

Volunteer Opportunities: Infant caregivers, clerical, housekeeping, maintenance, committee members, fund-raising.

Main Fund-raising Event: First Step Annual Golf Classic

Date: April 25, 2005

Location: Prestancia Country Club

Ticket Price: TBA

Event Chairs: Gail Sack and Lynne Ross-Hall

Contact Telephone: (941) 552-2065


Volunteer community theater group.

Executive Director: Burton Wolfe

Address: 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Telephone: (941) 365-2494

Web Site:

Mission Statement: Produce and present plays, musicals and special events as a volunteer community theater to the greater Sarasota/Manatee county areas and also supply educational opportunities to youth and adults.

Volunteer Opportunities: Box office: clerical and ushering. Production: props, costumes, backstage crew.

Main Fund-Raising Events: Various, including galas, casino nights and special interest theater tours in New York and London.

Event Chair: Karen Rodemaker

Contact Telephone: (941) 365-2494


Professional theater company.

Executive Director: Jerry Finn

Address: P.O. Box 49483, Sarasota, FL 34230

Telephone: (941) 358-5330

Web Site:

Mission Statement: Perform plays of literary merit.

Volunteer Opportunities: Ushers, backstage, prop seekers.

Contact Telephone: (941) 351-1277

ALSO: Designing Women was incorrectly listed as not having tax exempt status. It is a 501c3 organization.

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