Groundbreaking

One More Child Breaks Ground on Sarasota Campus

The campus will include villas for single moms and children, foster family homes and a children’s center.

02/12/2020 By Staff

Grants

Community-Wide Investment Supports Child Protection Center Program

Funding—including a $300,000 investment from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—will be used to support CPC's Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program.

02/11/2020 By Staff

Limelight

Selby Gardens' "Expect the Unexpected" Orchid Ball Celebrated Salvador Dali

More than 500 guests attended the ball at the gardens, which was decorated in the style of the Surrealist artist.

02/10/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Limelight

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast Extravaganza

The "Live, Laugh, Love" Extravaganza at the Ritz featured luncheon, vendors and a Bigs & Littles fashion show.

02/10/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Thunder By The Bay Kickoff Party

The "Born to Be Wild" party took place at the White Buffalo Saloon and featured country casual wear.

02/10/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

Tidewell Hospice Announces Intent to Establish Tidewell Foundation

Tidewell expects to launch the foundation, which will help support its fundraising capabilities, on July 1, 2020.

02/05/2020 By Staff

Limelight

Voice + Visibility Women's Summit

This inaugural event at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota welcomed keynote speakers including Nely Galan, Abby Wambach, Aisha Nyandoro, Natasha Chen and Ingrid Harb.

02/05/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Donates $250,000 Match for Global Disaster Recovery

The donation supports disaster-recovery efforts worldwide.

02/04/2020 By Staff

Limelight

SKY Family YMCA Gala

The 33rd annual event featured dinner, dancing and both silent and live auctions.

02/03/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Circus Arts Gala 2020

Performances from both Sailor Circus and this season's Circus Sarasota entertained the crowd under the Big Top.

02/03/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Senior Friendship Center's Blooming Friendships

Selby Gardens was the fitting backdrop for Senior Friendship Center's Blooming Friendships dinner-dance.

01/31/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Halo Arts Project

Halo Arts Project held its first annual Angels for Artists event with a silent auction to help fund the work and advancement of local artists.

01/31/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $4.9 Million in Grant Funding

The funding focuses on mental health, education, and creating intergenerational cycles of opportunity for families.

01/31/2020 By Staff

Limelight

Generocity 2020

Sarasota Magazine's event at the Municipal Auditorium brought together more than 60 nonprofits and guests from Lakewood Ranch to Venice interested in learning about them.

01/30/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Embracing Our Differences 2020 Annual Luncheon

Supporters of the annual outdoor art exhibit at Bayfront Park filled Michael’s On East to celebrate its mission.

01/29/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Grants

All Faiths Food Bank Receives $108,000 in Grants

Funds will benefit the food bank's DeSoto Food and Resource Center expansion, cooking programs and school initiatives.

01/27/2020 Photography by Staff

Limelight

Seafood & Sailboats

Historic Spanish Point supporters gathered at the bayfront White Cottage, part of Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer’s original winter estate, to feast on smoked mullet and christen a new volunteer-built sailboat.

01/27/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Sarasota Concert Association 75th Diamond Anniversary Celebration

The brunch at Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens brought together fans for festive food and the music of the Brandon Goldberg Trio.

01/27/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Forks and Corks 2020 Grand Tasting

This year's food and wine event in the Ringling Museum courtyard was blessed with perfect weather.

01/27/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Mr. Worldwide

Pitbull to Headline 2020 Firefly Gala

This the gala’s 10th and final year. It raises money for Forty Carrots Family Center.

01/23/2020 By Staff