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

Limelight

Sarasota Art Museum Grand Opening Gala

After years in the making, the museum opened its doors to an excited crowd in a glamorous evening at the re-imagined Sarasota High School building.

12/09/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Rock Royalty

AC/DC's Brian Johnson Donates Property to All Star Children’s Foundation

Johnson and his wife, Brenda, donated a property that sold for $335,000.

12/06/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Neurochallenge Cause for Fashion

Sarasota Magazine publisher Kelley Lavin and Mary Kenealy-Barbetta chaired this 11th annual inspirational event, which features models who have Parkinson's Disease.

12/05/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Art

The Ringling Receives Significant Gift From Stanton and Nancy Kaplan

The Kaplans' gift includes a major photography collection, a scholars' rock collection, and funds to endow a curatorial position and programming.

12/03/2019 By Staff

Grants

Literacy Program Receives $100,000 Grant From Manatee Community Foundation

The grant will support the school district in providing opportunities such as free family nights and summer programs for pre-K students.

12/03/2019

Philanthropy

Foundation Delivers 'Comfort Totes' to Ovarian Cancer Patients

The Gail Baird Foundation supports initiatives committed to raising awareness about, researching and curing ovarian cancer.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

InStride Therapy Raises More Than $100,000 for Equine Services

The organization uses horses to help individuals of all abilities to reach their fullest potential and partners with Easterseals Southwest Florida therapists to ensure high-quality care.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $728,000 in Grants

The funding will support local efforts to fight hunger, provide safe housing for struggling single mothers, expand trauma-focused services for children, and more.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Musical Philanthropy

The Sarasota Buskers Play Music for a Good Cause

Proceeds from the new group's performances benefit the Child Protection Center.

11/22/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Say thanks

Nonprofits Looking for Volunteer Help This Thanksgiving

Give thanks and give to others. Both HOPE for North Port and Meals on Wheels Sarasota say they could use some help on Thanksgiving.

11/21/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Season of Sharing

Additional $100,000 contributions will be made each time the community raises $500,000 to support people on the verge of homelessness.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Laurel Civic Association Reaches '50-50-50 Challenge' Goal

The challenge was to match donations up to $50,000 made in 50 days to recognize the 50th anniversary of the organization.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe 20th Anniversary After Party

"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now!" was the overall theme for the event, which included performances recapping the company's show history.

11/19/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Venice Symphony Gala 2019

The gala offered cocktails, dinner, a live auction and music from conductor Troy Quinn and the Gala Orchestra.

11/19/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Grants

PEL Grants $12,700 in Funding to Coastal Behavioral Healthcare

The grant supports Coastal Behavioral Healthcare's Compass Center, which provides treatment for boys and girls ages 13-17 with substance abuse and mental health disorders.

11/18/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Wine, Women and Shoes Luncheon 2019

The annual luncheon at the Ritz brings out hundreds of those who love fine footwear and wine.

11/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

Library Foundation for Sarasota County Announces 'Creativity Endowment'

The endowment is funded by more than $100,000 in private gifts and pledges from 35 donors.

11/14/2019 By Staff