V Foundation Confirms Celebrity Guests for 2021 Dick Vitale Gala

To date, Dick Vitale has raised $37 million for pediatric cancer, and his foundation has distributed more than $55 million in pediatric cancer research grants.

04/12/2021 By Staff


The Hermitage Greenfield Prize Celebration 2021

This year's winner, playwright Aleshea Harris, received the prize officially at a dinner Sunday evening.

04/12/2021 Photography by Lori Sax


Safe Children Coalition, Inc. Receives Donation for Schoolhouse Link Program

The $55,000 donation will be used for the Schoolhouse Link program to help support homeless youth.

04/08/2021 By Staff

Public Art

First 1,000 Days Sarasota County Launches 'Color the Community' Campaign

First 1,000 Days Sarasota County is encouraging the community to create sidewalk chalk art inspired by early learning principals.

04/07/2021 By Staff


Thunder By The Bay Raises $224,000 For Suncoast Charities

Each year, special event net proceeds raised by Suncoast Charities are granted to the Suncoast Foundation to provide support to six area nonprofit agencies.

04/06/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens Receives Gift for Media Center, Virtual Programming

The gift—an undisclosed amount—will launch the Deb Kabinoff Media Center at the gardens.

03/31/2021 By Staff


Goodwill Manasota Expands Supported JobsPlus Program

The program helps provide employment for individuals with severe disabilities.

03/31/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Corporate/Nonprofit Partnership Forms Local Supply Chain for PPE

To date, this partnership has distributed 140,000 masks, 14,500 pairs of gloves, and 1,200 bottles of hand sanitizer to 33 local organizations

03/31/2021 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Grants Child Protection Center $300,000

CPC reports that child sexual abuse has increased by 23 percent during the pandemic and more than 3,800 child abuse reports were referred to the agency last year.

03/29/2021 By Staff


Photos: The Ringling's Wine and Roses 2021

For the first time in a long while, people dressed up and headed to a fund raiser.

03/29/2021 Photography by Lori Sax

Fast Track

Arts Advocates Announces 2021-2022 Advisory Board Members

Arts Advocates was founded as the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota in 1969 with the mission of supporting and stimulating the arts in Sarasota County.

03/24/2021 By Staff


Eleven Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Young people can improve their community this summer by giving back and gain new skills along the way.

03/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto


Safe Children Coalition Receives Grant to Support Scholarships

The $20,000 in funding will directly support 15-20 students engaged with SCC’s Achievers program with scholarships as they continue their education.

03/23/2021 By Staff


Grant Allows Food Bank to Make High-Impact Energy Improvements

The $27,000 in funding comes from the Southface Institute and was facilitated by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

03/18/2021 By Staff


Goodwill, Children's Guardian Fund Partner to Help Foster Kids

The partnership will make clothing, furniture, bedding, housewares and other necessities available for children who are entering the state foster care system.

03/18/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Achieva Donates $60,000 to Local Education Orgs During Pandemic

The total includes $25,000 to the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.

03/17/2021 By Staff


Honorees Announced for 2021 Dick Vitale Gala

The event will take place May 7 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

03/11/2021 By Staff


Sarasota Ballet Receives $1 Million Gift

The funds come from the ballet's founder, Jean Weidner Goldstein.

03/11/2021 By Staff


Candy Brooks Named 2021 'Big Sister of the Year' for Florida

Brooks, of Englewood, has mentored her "little sister" Aaliyah since 2017.

03/09/2021 By Staff


Funding Awarded to Support Nonprofits Caring for Animals

More than $122,000 was awarded from the Bill and Maryann Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation.

03/02/2021 By Staff