Philanthropy

V Foundation Announces 15th Annual Dick Vitale Gala

The honorees at this year's gala are Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, Gonzaga University head coach Mark Few and ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith.

01/16/2020 By Staff

Limelight

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala 2020

The evening raised more than $1 million to support Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s cancer services, specifically patient care.

01/13/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

Area Family Gives Major Donation to Community Day School

Sarasota's Mitch and Colleen Blumenthal donated $500,000 in support of Community Day School's new middle school building.

01/08/2020 By Staff

GeneroCITY

Join Us for GeneroCITY 2020!

Sarasota Magazine’s fourth annual GeneroCITY celebrates the organizations that make Sarasota-Manatee one the most "giving" areas in the country.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Local Author Donates Proceeds From First Book to Area Nonprofits

Mitchell Epstein's book was inspired by his time mentoring homeless youth.

01/06/2020 By Staff

Limelight

Sarasota Ballet Gala 2020

This year's gala honored Margaret Barbieri, assistant director of the ballet and longtime prima ballerina at The Royal Ballet.

01/06/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

FCCI Charitable Foundation Makes First Gift

All Faiths Food Bank received $80,000 from the foundation.

01/03/2020 By Staff

Grants

William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Awards $77,000 Grant to Children First

The grant will fund improved security at four of Children First's locations.

12/30/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Raises More Than $1 Million for Season of Sharing

The milestone sparked a second $100,000 contribution to the campaign from The Patterson Foundation.

12/27/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Debutante Ball 2019

This season, 28 new debs, their escorts and their families graced the annual event at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.

12/26/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Launches Upgraded Platform for The Giving Partner

The launch is in advance of the 2020 Giving Challenge.

12/19/2019 By Staff

Grants

Children First Receives More Than $45,000 in Grants

The funds will be used to support scholarships for high-risk children and classes and workshops at the agency’s Families First Institute.

12/19/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Museum of Consciousness Fund Raiser

This inaugural event took place at the coming museum's site on Fruitville Road.

12/16/2019 Photography by Nancy Guth

Good Deeds

Darwin Brewing Company Partners With Grocery Stores, Distributors to Support Mote

The company's Revival Session IPA and Leatherback Lager are available at local Winn Dixie stores now.

12/15/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Builders Exchange Members Donate to Women's Rehabilitation Facility

Prodigal Daughters offers rehabilitation for women suffering from addiction, human trafficking and abuse.

12/15/2019 By Staff

Awards

Joe and Barbara Najmy Receive John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award

The Najmys have been active in giving and fundraising locally.

12/15/2019 By Staff

Grants

All Faiths Food Bank Receives $165,000 in Grants

The funds are in support of the food bank's mobile distribution and children, family and veterans programs.

12/13/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Day School Receives $500,000 Gift

The funds will be used to create an endowment fund for scholarships and to support the building of the school's new Offutt Art Studio.

12/11/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Celebrating Bruce

The retirement of Bruce Rodgers, executive director of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, was an occasion for remarks, videos and more.

12/10/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

The Patterson Foundation Invests $250,000 in the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The foundation has contributed more than $1.5 million to the campaign since 2013.

12/09/2019 By Staff