Bayfront Planning Organization Hits $2.1 Million Fundraising Goal

Nearly 60 donors have invested in a planning initiative to reimagine Sarasota's bayfront and many foundations also provided financial support.

By staff November 29, 2017

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The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization has reached its $2.1 million fundraising goal for a professionally prepared master plan for the redevelopment of 42 acres on the Sarasota bayfront. Nearly 60 donors have invested in the planning initiative to reimagine the property. Many foundations also provided financial support, including The Patterson Foundation, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation. The year-long volunteer fundraising effort was led by Drayton Saunders, Veronica Brady and Shaun Merriman.

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