Restaurants participating in Dining for a Difference, which takes place Tuesday, Jan. 12, will donate 15 percent of all proceeds from customer food and beverage purchases to help fund community grants through Designing Daughters of Sarasota, a donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Visit designingdaughterssarasota.com for a complete list of participating eateries.
The Wilson Wood Foundation granted Forty Carrots Family Center (fortycarrots.org) $10,000 to help underwrite classes for parents ordered by the court to participate in parenting education. The gift will help offset increased costs associated with new, more stringent requirements set forth by the 12th Judicial Circuit.
A new Sarasota Music Club (sarasotamusicclub.org) and Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota (artistseriesconcerts.org) partnership has created Suncoast Music Scholarships, which will offer up to $20,000 in music scholarship awards through a competition open to Sarasota and Manatee high school students. Four awards are available for graduating seniors: First place, $5,000; second place, $4,000; third place, $3,000; and fourth place, $2,000. These awards are to be used for advanced music education.