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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

Philanthropy

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $6 Million in Grant Funding

The funding strengthens the foundation's focus on some of Sarasota-Manatee's most pressing issues, including red tide, mental health and housing.

02/07/2019 By Staff

To the Numbers

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota Releases Annual Community Impact Report

The nonprofit served 22 families, including 34 children, and increased its community impact by 82 percent over the previous year.

02/06/2019 By Staff

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

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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