Fast Track

Julie Schwartz Named Director of Development at Van Wezel Foundation

Plus, more local hires, promotions and scholarships.

06/13/2022 Photography by Staff

Grants

Boys & Girls Clubs Receives $250,000 Grant from Barancik Foundation

The flexible funding will support the organization’s operations, programming, and scholarships for club members.

05/11/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Philanthropist Donates $1 Million to Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties

The funding comes from Jean Weiller and is designated for renovations and expansions.

02/17/2022 By Staff

Awards

Boys & Girls Clubs Announces 2022 'Youth of the Year' Finalists

This winner will be named at the organization’s annual Steak & Burger celebration on Friday, Feb. 4.

01/31/2022 By Staff

Graduates

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties Graduates 22 Youth

The graduates come from Boys & Girls Clubs' STAR and PYE programs.

01/27/2022 By Staff

Unity Awards

Former MLB Star Ian Desmond and Biz Pro Vince Northfield Help Underserved Youth

Their nonprofit uses the sport to teach healthy living, leadership and inclusion.

01/04/2022 By Susan Burns

Grants

Rotary Club Awards $50,000 Grant to Boys & Girls Clubs

The funding will support youth scholarships for the Boys & Girls Clubs Great Futures Academy.

11/10/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties Names VP of Teen Initiatives

Suriya Khong joined the Boys & Girls Clubs in January 2017.

11/05/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Boys & Girls Clubs Names 2021-2022 Board of Directors

The organization also named its Foundation board of directors.

10/04/2021 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Lawyer Named 2020 Florida Board Member of the Year by Boys and Girls Clubs

Meghan Serrano is a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick.

09/25/2020 By Staff

The Youth Director

Suriya Khong Empowers Young People

“No one makes it in the world alone, but with supportive and caring adults who take active interest in young people, their possibilities become limitless."

09/17/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Scholarships

Local Teens Receive Scholarships From Sportscaster Dick Vitale

For the past 22 years, Dick and Lorraine Vitale have donated $5,000 each year to be distributed to deserving members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County.

10/21/2019 By Staff

Giving

Boys & Girls Clubs Receives $20,000 Grant From Maytag

Volunteer Jim Martin was recently honored with the appliance manufacturer's Dependable Leader Award.

10/18/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Awards

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Wins 'Board Team of the Year,' 'Core Service Program' Awards

The awards were presented by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and its Florida Area Council.

08/27/2019 By Staff

Awards

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County to Honor Jaime DiDomenico and Dr. Rachel Shelley

DiDomenico and Shelley will be lauded for their commitment to empowering the community’s future leaders to reach their full potential.

06/24/2019 By Staff

Interior Design

A Sneak Peek at the Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse

The Showhouse is open to the public through Feb. 19.

01/27/2017 By Ilene Denton Photography by Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse

Giving

Women in a Changing World Event Features Industry Leaders, Olympic Gold Medalist

A handful of notable women from around the world are participating in Women in a Changing World, an event presented by the Women Ambassadors and benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County.

10/03/2016 Research by staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Scholarships, veterans events and more.

06/02/2016 Research by staff

Article

Behind the Scenes at the 2014 Dream Makers Ball

Party Girl Loren Mayo takes us inside the Boys & Girls Clubs 2014 Dream Makers Ball.

12/30/2014 By Loren Mayo

Article

Behind the Scenes at the 2014 Boys & Girls Clubs Dream Makers Ball

Party Girl Loren Mayo takes us inside Sarasota's 2014 Dream Makers Ball.

12/30/2014 By Loren Mayo