This Week's Good Deeds

Major donations support new arts and education ventures, therapy for low-income families and much more.

06/08/2017 By staff

New hires

School Picks New Donor Relations Specialist

Sarasota's Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently hired Iris Starr to serve as its community advancement leader.

05/24/2017 By staff


This Week's Good Deeds

Student celebrations, new scholarships and barbecue fundraisers in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

05/18/2017 By staff


Veterans' Services Director Recognized

CJ Bannister, a veteran who serves as the director of Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Services Program, was honored by Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast.

05/12/2017 By staff


New 'Women Empowered' Speaker Series Starts

Goodwill Manasota is launching a new speaker series, Women Empowered, featuring influential, inspirational and innovative local women.

05/01/2017 By staff

New hires

Engineering Firm Adds to Business Development Division

Sarasota's Karins Engineering Group, Inc. recently added Samantha Cummins to its business development division to further grow the company's portfolio of structural engineering design and restoration consulting projects.

04/26/2017 By staff


Video Platform Manager Offers Free Workshop

The Sarasota HubSpot User Group will present a free workshop, 'Video Marketing: Lead Generation and Nurturing in 2017,' with Wistia manager Margot da Cunha.

04/18/2017 By staff


New Bradenton Goodwill Opens

The store includes 17,300 square feet of retail space and 11,300 square feet of production space.

04/13/2017 By staff


Goodwill Picks New Board Leaders, Members

Goodwill Manasota recently picked its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Peter Crowley is the chairman of the board, with immediate past chair Rob Morris holding the title of chair emeritus and Drayton Saunders serving as secretary and treasurer.

04/11/2017 By staff


36th Local Goodwill Center Opens

Goodwill Manasota recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest attended donation center, located at 1160 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice.

03/17/2017 By staff

Job training

Free Small Engine Repair Classes Offered

Goodwill Manasota, in partnership with United Way of Manatee County, Turning Points and, is offering a free weekly small engine repair course, graduates of which are guaranteed an interview with a local employer and a free tool kit.

03/09/2017 By staff


Sarasota Nonprofit Recognized for Marketing Campaign

Children First, Sarasota County’s provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs, last week won WEDU's Be More Informed Nielsen Marketing Campaign Award.

03/01/2017 By staff


Nonprofit Picks New Board Chair

Children First, which provides Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Sarasota County, recently named A. James Rolfes as board chair for 2017

02/06/2017 By staff


New Financial Management Firm Celebrates Grand Opening

Shoreline Financial Partners celebrated its official grand opening on Jan. 25.

02/03/2017 By staff


Financial Management Firms Merge

Sherrill Wealth Management and Wood Investment Management are merging and will begin operations this month as Shoreline Financial Partners.

01/11/2017 By staff

New hires

Theater Picks New Development Director

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently named Debra Flynt-Garrett as the development director for the organization.

12/14/2016 By staff

The arts

Theater Launches $6 Million Fundraising Campaign

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently launched its Heart & Soul Capital Campaign, an effort to raise $6 million to transform the organization's 2.5-acre, two-building campus at 10th Street and Orange Avenue.

11/18/2016 By staff


Unemployment Rate for Those with Disabilities Down in Sarasota, Up in Manatee

The unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities dropped from 10.8 to 8.7 percent nationally and from 16.2 to 11.7 percent in Sarasota County in the past year, while the rate rose in Manatee County from 9.4 to 11.3 percent.

11/02/2016 Research by staff


This Week's Good Deeds

A Down syndrome walk and grants and scholarships galore in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

10/27/2016 Research by staff


Goodwill to Open Beneva Road Store Oct. 13

Goodwill Manasota will open its newest hybrid retail store at 700 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.

10/03/2016 Research by staff