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The Faces of Caring, Empowerment, Belonging

Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Presented by Community Foundation of Sarasota County May 1, 2020

Pictured in center: Roxie Jerde, President and CEO

Pictured from left to right: Members of the Board of Trustees, Community Foundation of Sarasota County: Marilyn Thompson, Felice Schulaner, Lynn Wentworth, Nelle Miller, Terri Vitale, Donna Koffman, Mary Lou Winnick

Each one of us has the potential to impact a person, a cause, a community. For 40 years, this unwavering belief has empowered the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to build the community we all want to live in, one that empowers us to bridge differences—across age, race, gender, ethnicity, family, experience, perspective—and build transformative solutions.

Creating lasting impact across generations starts with all of us and grows donor by donor, cause by cause. As a trusted partner and resource, the Community Foundation represents our community’s hopes, dreams, and aspirations, connecting individuals and families with causes to create cycles of opportunity.

 While we each hold a goal that is uniquely ours to pursue, the paths to reaching our greatest potential are common to us all: a helping hand during challenging times, an education that instills a lifetime of confidence, a sense of community. These are the pillars of our community impact philosophy that enhance the reach of our initiatives and unite community stakeholders in meaningful ways.

With trust as our greatest asset, we have grown to be the largest community foundation in Florida, with more than $418 million in assets and more than 1,500 charitable funds that enable us to award millions of dollars in grants and scholarships to local students and families in collaboration with our nonprofit partners each year.

While we are celebrating 40 years, our work is for the long-term. After all, the Community Foundation exists to improve lives across generations, and you can be the one to make a difference. 

Community Foundation of Sarasota County
2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 955-3000