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The Take Stock in Children board with Dr. Mark DiSclafani

Dr. Mark DiSclafani recently donated $60,000 to Take Stock in Children, which provides mentoring and a college scholarship program for low-income, at-risk students in grades 6-12 in Manatee County. The gift was made in memory of DiSlafani's father, Dr. Peter DiSclafani.

The Manatee Community Foundation announced this week that during its 2016 scholarship season it awarded 47 scholarships totaling $156,248 from 16 scholarship funds. Students include college-bound seniors pursuing degrees in finance, accounting, health science, education, biology and engineering; graduate and medical students; and adult learners who are returning to school for careers in welding, law enforcement, culinary, nursing and automotive fields.

Children First recently received a $10,000 grant from the Sarasota County Foundation to provide tuition assistance for preschool-age children from low-income families for the 2016-2017 school year. The grant will allow Children First to extend services to more local families living in poverty, so they can benefit from the organization’s infant and toddler care, early childhood education, nutrition and health care support.

Representatives from Regions Bank delivered dozens of brand-new shoes and socks to the School District of Manatee County on Wednesday. The shoes and socks will mostly be given to homeless students. The bank collected items for one week at seven branches throughout Manatee County.

Brothers Dan Snyder and Rob Snyder are hosting the 18th annual Patricia Snyder Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club, 4800 Chase Oaks Drive, Sarasota. Since it began in 1999, the tournament has raised more than $300,000 to benefit the Patricia S. Snyder Children’s Fund at the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation.

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