From the Editor

From the Editor:Giving in the Age of COVID-19

Susan Burns on why philanthropy is more important than ever.

04/01/2020 By Susan Burns

Philanthropy

Selby Gardens Announces Matching Gift Challenge

The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation will match every dollar contributed to Selby Gardens COVID-19 Crisis Operating Fund, up to $50,000

04/01/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Anonymous Donor Gives $500,000 to Manatee Community Foundation for COVID-19 Response

Funds will be awarded to charities that are adapting and responding to the public health crisis in Manatee County

03/31/2020 By Staff

Good News

Legacy Donor Gives Boost to The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Sarasota Orchestra

Both organizations will each receive $114,000 in funding.

03/31/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Gulf Coast, Barancik Foundations Launch COVID-19 Response Initiative

The foundations announced their joint effort on Saturday, with commitments of $1.5 million to support the initiative so far.

03/24/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Offers Special Match Program for JFCS of the Suncoast

From now to April 19, 2020, any gift up to $500 made through the Flanzer Trust Match Program to support "JFCS-COVID 19" will be matched 2:1.

03/23/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Local Organizations Strengthen Season of Sharing Campaign

Matching gift opportunities of up to $500,000 are available from The Patterson Foundation for a total of $1.5 million in additional funds.

03/23/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Ian Black Real Estate Donates $2,500 to Support Residents Impacted by Coronavirus

The donation comes from the Ian Black Real Estate Charitable Foundation, a donor-advised fund the firm established with Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

03/23/2020 By Staff

Hunger

Meals on Wheels Services Confront Rising Needs Caused By COVID-19

"We are seeing a huge increase in needs," says Amy Towery, the vice president of development at Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.

03/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Limelight

Jewish Film Festival

The opening night of the 11th annual festival brought together film fans and supporters of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

03/12/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota 'Up The Tempo'

The annual fund-raising gala for Artist Series Concerts featured cocktails, dinner, a live auction and, of course, music.

03/12/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Teen Court Scholarship Awards Dinner

The annual Teen Court of Sarasota dinner at Michael's On East honored area teens.

03/11/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

Impact100 SRQ Raises $342,000 for Area Nonprofits

The organization will award grants of $114,000 to three organizations.

03/09/2020 By Staff

Limelight

Asolo Repertory Theatre Gala 2020: A Bollywood Ball

The evening at the Ritz-Carlton offered music from a five-piece Indian band, dance from Shivali Bhammer, songs from Navin Kundra, and more.

03/09/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Planned Parenthood Dinner 2020

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida welcomed hundreds to its annual fund raiser at the Sarasota Sailor Circus Arena, which was decked out in hot pink for the occasion.

03/09/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Environment

Tervis Partners with Florida Aquarium to Help Coral Reefs

The drinkware producer has donated $30,000 to the Florida Aquarium.

03/06/2020 By Staff

Limelight

Easterseals Abilities Shining Luncheon 2020

Easterseals students from age 5 to teen shared the skills they've accomplished thanks to the caring physical therapists at Easterseals.

03/05/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Awards

Girls Inc. Announces 2020 Celebration Luncheon Honorees

The late Charles and Margery Barancik, Dr. Laura Kingsley and Dr. Heidi Anderson, along with her daughter Avery Brannan, will be honored at its 32nd annual luncheon.

03/03/2020 By Staff

Limelight

Goodwill Manasota Mardi Gras 2020

The event marked its 15th anniversary with lively Dixieland music and New Orleans cuisine.

03/02/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Glasser Schoenbaum Gala

The Glasser/Schoenbaum Center celebrated 30 years of serving nonprofits at its Believe gala at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

03/02/2020 Photography by Lori Sax