Philanthropy

V Foundation Announces 15th Annual Dick Vitale Gala

The honorees at this year's gala are Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, Gonzaga University head coach Mark Few and ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith.

01/16/2020 By Staff

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala 2020

The evening raised more than $1 million to support Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s cancer services, specifically patient care.

01/13/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

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Sarasota Ballet Gala 2020

This year's gala honored Margaret Barbieri, assistant director of the ballet and longtime prima ballerina at The Royal Ballet.

01/06/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

From the Editor

What Do Local Experts Predict for Our Region in 2020—and Beyond?

We’re ringing in a whole new decade, and we’re wondering what lies ahead.

01/01/2020 By Susan Burns

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Debutante Ball 2019

This season, 28 new debs, their escorts and their families graced the annual event at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.

12/26/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Celebrating Bruce

The retirement of Bruce Rodgers, executive director of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, was an occasion for remarks, videos and more.

12/10/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Sarasota Art Museum Grand Opening Gala

After years in the making, the museum opened its doors to an excited crowd in a glamorous evening at the re-imagined Sarasota High School building.

12/09/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Neurochallenge Cause for Fashion

Sarasota Magazine publisher Kelley Lavin and Mary Kenealy-Barbetta chaired this 11th annual inspirational event, which features models who have Parkinson's Disease.

12/05/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

From the Editor

From the Editor: A Very Good Year

We know there are plenty of reasons to feel despondent, anxious and irritated. But you’re in a place that people all over the country admire and aspire to.

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe 20th Anniversary After Party

"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now!" was the overall theme for the event, which included performances recapping the company's show history.

11/19/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Venice Symphony Gala 2019

The gala offered cocktails, dinner, a live auction and music from conductor Troy Quinn and the Gala Orchestra.

11/19/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Wine, Women and Shoes Luncheon 2019

The annual luncheon at the Ritz brings out hundreds of those who love fine footwear and wine.

11/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Planned Parenthood Always in Style Luncheon 2019

Four hundred Planned Parenthood supporters gathered at Michael’s On East for the annual Always in Style luncheon.

11/12/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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InStride Black Ties and Blue Jeans

The second annual event on InStride's grounds in Nokomis raised money to help with its equine-assisted learning and therapy programs.

11/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Suncoast Food and Wine Festival 2019

It was beautiful weather for this annual event, presented by the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch.

11/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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MOD Weekend Opening Party

A lively party kicked off Sarasota MOD Weekend, with architects and architecture aficionados mingling, fittingly, in the poolside courtyard of the Sarasota Modern Hotel.

11/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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New College Clambake 2019

Nearly 400 New College of Florida supporters gathered on the bayfront lawn of College Hall to celebrate the 41st annual Clambake.

11/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints Jack Bispham to Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board

Bispham is the owner-operator of Red Bluff Plantation and will serve a four-year term.

11/07/2019 By Staff

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Brunch on the Bay 2019

USF's annual outdoor brunch welcomed more than 600 supporters to the college's bayfront.

11/04/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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The Bash at the Bishop

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature's annual gala offered dinner, dancing, an auction and more.

11/04/2019 Photography by Lori Sax