SKY Family YMCA Gala

The gala at the Y celebrated the organization's expansion and programs.

02/05/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Sarasota Opera Gala

The evening at the Ritz-Carlton was filled with French surprises, leading up to the opera Manon Lescaut.

02/05/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Sarasota Orchestra Black & White Gala

The gala dinner at the Municipal Auditorium also offered music from the orchestra's wind quintet and string quartet.

02/01/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Catholic Charities Gala

Chandeliers ornamented the annual gala, which helps provide emergency shelter for homeless families and affordable housing for low-income families.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Forks and Corks Grand Tasting

Sarasota-Manatee Originals showed off their best fare, and vintners vied for Best of Show medals at the annual grand tasting.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Circus Arts Gala

A Winter Wonderland theme transformed the circus tent with snowflakes and a decor featuring lots of white.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

New hires

Nonprofit That Offers Affordable Rides to Seniors Names New Development Director

ITNSunCoast recently hired Stacy Prouty.

01/26/2018 By Staff


NCJW Women in Power Luncheon

Four women were honored at the annual National Council of Jewish Women event, held at Michael's On East.

01/25/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

New hires

Nonprofit Picks New Director of Development

Manatee Community Action Agency, Inc., a nonprofit that provides services to low-income families and their children, recently hired Jill Gass.

01/24/2018 By Staff

Unity Awards 2018

Easter Seals CEO Tom Waters Follows His Passion for Philanthropy

From his first job with the United Way to his role as CEO of Easter Seals of Southwest Florida, Waters has followed that passion.

01/23/2018 By Anu Varma


$1.5 Million in Donations to Help House Homeless

The donations will go toward 'rapid rehousing,' a program for people who need support for 18 months to two years.

01/22/2018 By Susan Burns


Longtime Nonprofit Leader Steps Down

JFCS of the Suncoast CEO emeritus Rose Chapman recently retired after 25 years with the organization.

01/18/2018 By staff


Free Workshop Helps Nonprofits Prevent Sexual Harassment

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation workshop will be led by Jennifer Compton, a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

01/16/2018 By staff


Van Wezel Foundation President and CEO Steps Down

Monica Slater Van Buskirk recently resigned as the leader of the nonprofit after six years in the role.

01/15/2018 By staff


Family and Children's Services Nonprofit Hires New Chief Development Officer

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. recently hired Laura McManus-Mesia after a search led by MBJ Group, Inc.

01/12/2018 By staff

The arts

Circus Conservatory Names New Fundraising Leader

The Circus Arts Conservatory recently hired Zoltan Karpathy as the organization's vice president of philanthropy.

01/09/2018 By staff


Health Care Foundation Hires Two

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation recently hired a new prospect research analyst, Elizabeth Connolly, and marketing coordinator, Hillary Terhune.

12/11/2017 By staff


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Motown Mania

The evening at the Municipal Auditorium featured performances by troupe members and by guest artist Chester Gregory.

11/20/2017 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Foundation to Support Nonprofits' Startup Plans

The Patterson Foundation is helping the Humane Society of Manatee County, the Peace River Wildlife Center, the Prospect Riding Center and Satchel’s Last Resort.

11/16/2017 By staff


Center for Victims of Child Abuse to be Built in Sarasota

Groundbreaking for All Star Children's Foundation campus set for Nov. 15.

11/06/2017 By staff