Grant Report

Healthcare Foundation Receives $2 Million Gift for Behavioral Health Pavilion

Plus, CreArte Latino Center is the recipient of a Covid-19 Community Impact Grant and Goodwill receives a donation of art from Patriot Plaza.

By Staff May 26, 2022

Barbara and Gary Rodkin

Barbara and Gary Rodkin

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation recently received a $2 million gift in support of the Cornell Family Behavioral Health Pavilion at Sarasota Memorial Hospital from Barbara and Gary Rodkin. The Rodkins’ donation will be used specifically to support geriatric services at the Cornell Family Behavioral Health Pavilion, which is currently under construction on Sarasota Memorial’s Sarasota Campus. The new $71 million pavilion is slated to open in 2023 replacing Sarasota Memorial’s Bayside Center for Behavioral Health with a modern facility that enhances, expands and centralizes care for people affected by mental and behavioral health challenges.

CreArte Latino Cultural Center has been selected to receive a $6,900 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The grant will support funding facilitators for CreArte Latino’s many classes and workshops for adults, children and families. The bilingual arts and education nonprofit serves as a creative hub for the growing Latino/Hispanic communities in Sarasota and Manatee counties. CreArte Latino’s mission is to be a connector between Latinos/Hispanics and the community at large through arts and education opportunities and events.

Goodwill Manasota's veterans services office was one of the beneficiaries of pieces of that had previously stood within the Testimonies art installation at Patriot Plaza. The Patterson Foundation led the effort; the Goodwill piece, titled Integrity, features a replica of the famous photo of the American flag raising at Iwo Jima. Goodwill hosted a private unveiling event on May 25; members of the community are now welcome to visit, enjoy, and honor the bravery and legacy of service of our country’s veterans.