Philanthropy

Community Foundation Awards Grants to Unity Award Winners' Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded grants to nonprofits that this year’s award winners devote their time to.

02/22/2019 By Staff

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Cooking For Wishes Luncheon

The interactive lunch event at Michael's On East raised more than $250,000 for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.

02/22/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

Foundation President Named Vice Chair of Statewide Network

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation's Teri Hansen was recently elected vice chair of the Florida Philanthropic Network board.

02/21/2019 By Staff

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First Step Caring Hearts Luncheon

The luncheon at Michael's on East celebrated over 450 babies born drug-free.

02/21/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Photos From Sarasota Magazine's 2019 Unity Awards

The annual awards luncheon at Michael's on East honored nine members of the community who advance equality, diversity and inclusion.

02/20/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Environment

Event Raises Money to 'Fight Red Tide'

The Rotary Club of Sarasota Sunrise Foundation is holding a fundraiser for Mote's Red Tide Institute and the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida.

02/20/2019 By Staff

Professional development

Applications Open for Leadership Development Program

Gulf Coast Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute through Friday, March 15.

02/19/2019 By Staff

New hires

Nonprofit Names New 'Chief People and Culture Officer'

JFCS of the Suncoast recently hired Deborah Hedde-Croce.

02/19/2019 By Staff

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ARC 20th Anniversary Gala

The Animal Rescue Coalition continues to deliver unconditional love to homeless animals.

02/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Van Wezel Foundation Gala

Guests mingled on the bayfront, had dinner under a tent, and bid on silent and live auction items before listening to a concert by Grammy winner Seal.

02/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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St. Jude Catholic Church Gala

"One World, One Family" was the theme of the celebration at Michael's on East.

02/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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SPARCCle on the Runway: Fashion Police

Actor Matthew McGee played "Joan Rivers," commenting on what is haute and what is "naute" at the annual fashion show-luncheon.

02/15/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Construction

Builder Breaks Ground on New Group Home for Nonprofit

Halfacre Construction Company recently started construction on a project for The Haven.

02/14/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Nonprofit That Works to End Sex Trafficking Names Four New Staffers

Selah Freedom recently hired Paula Meyer Besleris, Meiko Tayloris, Sarah Frazer and Dede Jones.

02/14/2019 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Nonprofit Names New Development Director

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation recently hired Barbara Evans.

02/12/2019 By Staff

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Orchid Ball 2019

Selby Gardens' Orchid Ball lived up to its reputation as Sarasota's most beautiful soiree.

02/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Tidewell Hospice Signature Luncheon

Famed Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton was the speaker at the annual event.

02/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Fast Track

JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation Names New Board Chair

Dan Vigne has been a board member since 2013.

02/08/2019 By Staff

Giving

New College of Florida Receives $1.2 Million Bequest

The gift will establish endowed scholarship for out-of-state students wishing to attend New College..

02/08/2019 By Staff

HOME BASE

Streets of Paradise Establishes First Office in Sarasota

Following collaborations with the Suncoast Partnership to End Homeless and Showered and Empowered, Inc., Streets of Paradise co-founders Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel are optimistic about where the newly formed 501(c)(3)nonprofit is headed.

02/07/2019 By Giulia Heyward