Sutter roofing president doug sutter children first president ceo philip tavill sucyoe

Sutter Roofing president Doug Sutter (left) and Children First CEO Philip Tavill

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Children First, Sarasota County's provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The grant was provided by the Enterprise Holdings Foundation at the request of Sutter Roofing. The grant will further Children First's mission of strengthening children and families by improving the quality of their lives through a comprehensive approach to development, education, health and well-being.

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently received a $10,000 Arts Work award from the National Endowment for the Arts to help underwrite its 2018 production of The Mountaintop, a fictional account of the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life.

The Eluned and Edward Russell Charitable Fund recently awarded Child Protection Center’s Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program $7,500 to provide prevention and educational programs on child maltreatment throughout the community. The ultimate goal of the program is to eliminate child abuse in our community through educational programs for children, parents and more.

The Junior League of Sarasota recently held its annual dinner and announced highlights of its 2016-2017 giving season. The organization generated 7,300 hours of local volunteer work, raised $126,500 and donated $34,000 in grants, helped 1,400 family members through its hunger programs, collected 1,500 pounds of food, packed 5,200 meals and donated more than 315 slow cookers and cookbooks to needy families.

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