Fast Track

Mote Names New Development Director

Piekarz—most recently director of philanthropy for the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast—will lead major growth in fundraising efforts for Mote.

02/06/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Venice YMCA Black-Tie Gala

The 32nd annual dinner-auction took place at the SKY Family Y.

02/05/2019 Photography by Justin Fennell

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Sarasota Opera Gala

"A Jeweled Affair" at the Ritz-Carlton helped open this year's winter opera season.

02/04/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles

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Circus Arts Gala

This year's party under the Big Top led off with a cocktail hour followed by circus performers before dinner.

02/04/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles

Nonprofits

Farmers Market Fundraiser Takes Place March 3

The Taste of the Market will feature live music, raffles, a disco dance competition, food from market vendors and a cash bar.

02/04/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Raises $31.5 Million for Phase One of Its New Master Plan

That includes a $5 million gift from Drs. Joel Morganroth and Gail Morrison Morganroth.

01/31/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Sarasota Magazine's Generocity 2019

More than 400 people felt the power of purpose at this event bringing together nonprofits and those eager to make a difference.

01/30/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

New hires

Latino Nonprofit Names New Special Projects Coordinator

UnidosNow, a Sarasota nonprofit dedicated to helping Latinos achieve the American Dream, recently hired Corey Naeger.

01/28/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Visible Men Impact Awards

The event honors those who mentor, educate and inspire under-served boys in the community.

01/28/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Health care

Gala Raises $1.2 Million for Cardiac Care

Seven hundred guests attended the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation fundraiser earlier this month.

01/25/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Friendship Centers' Blooming Friendships

Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens was the setting for this year's annual dinner.

01/25/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Embracing Our Differences Luncheon

The annual luncheon, held at Michael's On East, welcomed keynote speaker Seth Morano, a student at Booker High.

01/24/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

From the Editor

From the Editor: That's Entertainment

Susan Burns on great get-togethers.

01/24/2019 By Susan Burns

Limelight

Hermitage Artist Retreat Muse Luncheon

Actor, author and activist Ali MacGraw was guest speaker for the luncheon, which benefits the Hermitage's endowment fund.

01/23/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Education

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

The foundation is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 scholarship program through Monday, March 4.

01/23/2019 By Staff

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Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation Dinner-Dance

The annual event at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club raises funds for African-American and Hispanic scholarships and community service projects.

01/21/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

Sarasota Magazine's 'Party With a Purpose' Takes Place Jan. 29

Our third annual GeneroCITY event brings together more than 50 local nonprofits.

01/18/2019 By Staff

Education

School Opens New $2.5 Million Sports Facility

The Out-of-Door Academy recently opened Fox Field House, a new 12,300-square-foot practice and competition space for the school's student athletes.

01/18/2019 By Staff

The Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Selects New CEO

Cheryl Mendelson will take on the new role next month.

01/18/2019 By Staff

Limelight

NCJW Women in Power Luncheon

The Sarasota-Manatee section of the National Council for Jewish Women honored four outstanding women at a luncheon at Michael's On East.

01/17/2019 Photography by Lori Sax