Giving

Philanthropic Organization Changes Name

The Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council recently renamed itself as the Charitable Gift Planners of Southwest Florida.

04/20/2018 By Staff

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Blue Ties and Butterflies 2018

The sixth annual fund-raiser for the Child Protection Center took over Michael's On East, with butterfly decor, dinner and a live auction.

04/19/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

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Sarasota Film Festival Opening Night

The 20th anniversary year for the festival kicked off with a movie screening with director Eric Stoltz and producer Sandy Stern among those on the red carpet.

04/17/2018 Photography by Rod Millington

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Community Video Archives Luncheon

The annual event at Michael's On East honored four community leaders and showed excerpts from videos created about their lives.

04/17/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

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Whiskey Obsession Festival Grand Tasting

Whiskey aficionados gathered at Michael's On East for the tasting and master classes.

04/16/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Nonprofits

Goodwill Veterans' Services Leader Named 'Citizen of the Year'

C.J. Bannister was recently recognized by the Sarasota and Manatee county unit of the National Association of Social Workers' Florida chapter.

04/11/2018 By Staff

New hires

Nonprofit Names New Community Impact Director, Community Support Specialist

Loveland Center, a nonprofit that helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently hired Jennifer Bushinger and Julie Kostelec.

04/10/2018 By Staff

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Greenfield Prize Dinner

Playwright Martyna Majok, this year's prize winner, was in attendance.

04/09/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Wine Walk to Ca' d'Zan

The self-guided wine tour on the grounds of The Ringling offered food pairings, entertainment and a dance party.

04/09/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Pique-Nique at Winefest

After a year away, the New College of Florida luncheon event returned, partnered with the Florida Winefest.

04/09/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Children First Gala

The Fairytale Ball at Michael's On East featured an Aladdin theme.

04/09/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Sarasota Ballet 27th Season Gala

The evening included performances by American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland, Marcelo Gomes and opera star Susan Graham.

04/09/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Education

Automotive, Nursing Students Graduate From CareerEdge Program

Ten nurse assistants and nine automotive technicians recently graduated from Suncoast Technical College training programs developed by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative.

04/06/2018 By Staff

New hires

Health Care Foundation Adds New Director of Development

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation recently hired Craig Moran.

04/02/2018 By Staff

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe April Fools' Fete

The fund-raising event featured entertainment by WBTT favorites along with cocktails and dinner.

04/02/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Hero of History Award Luncheon

Howard Tibbals, creator of the Howard Bros. miniature circus, was honored at this year's event.

04/02/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Why I Care

Joel and Gail Morganroth Donate a Record-Breaking $15 Million to Ringling College of Art and Design

Their gift will endow a chair in the college’s newest major, Virtual Reality Development, as well as help fund capital projects, equipment, scholarships and the new Sarasota Museum of Art.

03/28/2018 By Ilene Denton

What I've Learned

Lessons on Building Companies and Community from Chuck Barancik

Chuck Barancik and his family set up a $100 million foundation to benefit Sarasota youth and humanitarian causes.

03/28/2018 By Susan Burns

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Friendship Centers Friendship Around the World

The Friendship Centers chose a tropical cruise theme for the fund raiser at Michael's on the Bay at Selby Gardens.

03/26/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

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Neuro Challenge Cause4Hope Gala

The "Cheers to 10 Years" gala honored supporter Gerri Aaron.

03/26/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter