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Legacy Donor Gives Boost to The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Sarasota Orchestra

Both organizations will each receive $114,000 in funding.

03/31/2020 By Staff


Gulf Coast, Barancik Foundations Launch COVID-19 Response Initiative

The foundations announced their joint effort on Saturday, with commitments of $1.5 million to support the initiative so far.

03/24/2020 By Staff


Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Offers Special Match Program for JFCS of the Suncoast

From now to April 19, 2020, any gift up to $500 made through the Flanzer Trust Match Program to support "JFCS-COVID 19" will be matched 2:1.

03/23/2020 By Staff


Local Organizations Strengthen Season of Sharing Campaign

Matching gift opportunities of up to $500,000 are available from The Patterson Foundation for a total of $1.5 million in additional funds.

03/23/2020 By Staff


Ian Black Real Estate Donates $2,500 to Support Residents Impacted by Coronavirus

The donation comes from the Ian Black Real Estate Charitable Foundation, a donor-advised fund the firm established with Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

03/23/2020 By Staff


Meals on Wheels Services Confront Rising Needs Caused By COVID-19

"We are seeing a huge increase in needs," says Amy Towery, the vice president of development at Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.

03/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Jewish Film Festival

The opening night of the 11th annual festival brought together film fans and supporters of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

03/12/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota 'Up The Tempo'

The annual fund-raising gala for Artist Series Concerts featured cocktails, dinner, a live auction and, of course, music.

03/12/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Teen Court Scholarship Awards Dinner

The annual Teen Court of Sarasota dinner at Michael's On East honored area teens.

03/11/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Impact100 SRQ Raises $342,000 for Area Nonprofits

The organization will award grants of $114,000 to three organizations.

03/09/2020 By Staff


Asolo Repertory Theatre Gala 2020: A Bollywood Ball

The evening at the Ritz-Carlton offered music from a five-piece Indian band, dance from Shivali Bhammer, songs from Navin Kundra, and more.

03/09/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Planned Parenthood Dinner 2020

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida welcomed hundreds to its annual fund raiser at the Sarasota Sailor Circus Arena, which was decked out in hot pink for the occasion.

03/09/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Tervis Partners with Florida Aquarium to Help Coral Reefs

The drinkware producer has donated $30,000 to the Florida Aquarium.

03/06/2020 By Staff


Easterseals Abilities Shining Luncheon 2020

Easterseals students from age 5 to teen shared the skills they've accomplished thanks to the caring physical therapists at Easterseals.

03/05/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Girls Inc. Announces 2020 Celebration Luncheon Honorees

The late Charles and Margery Barancik, Dr. Laura Kingsley and Dr. Heidi Anderson, along with her daughter Avery Brannan, will be honored at its 32nd annual luncheon.

03/03/2020 By Staff


Goodwill Manasota Mardi Gras 2020

The event marked its 15th anniversary with lively Dixieland music and New Orleans cuisine.

03/02/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Glasser Schoenbaum Gala

The Glasser/Schoenbaum Center celebrated 30 years of serving nonprofits at its Believe gala at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

03/02/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Paws on the Catwalk 2020

An emphasis on art drove this annual luncheon this year, with music and painting part of the mix.

03/02/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Author Rebecca Traister to Speak at Planned Parenthood Annual Gala

Traister is an award-winning journalist and author of the book "Good and Mad."

02/28/2020 By Staff


Harvest House Home Again Luncheon

The luncheon benefits more than 1,000 families, unaccompanied youth, veterans and adult men and women aided by supportive housing.

02/27/2020 Photography by Lori Sax