Guide to Giving

Francis Folkers Doesn't Mind Getting Dirty at Oscar Scherer State Park

Folkers agonizes over the loss of Florida’s habitat to development.

09/02/2019 By Olivia Letts

Guide to Giving

Guide to Giving 2019

Fifty-three ways to love our community, from good causes to extraordinary volunteers to getting through galas and what your gift will buy.

09/02/2019

Small Talk

10 Tips for Surviving Gala Season

How to take a great photo, avoid those endless paddle raises and have great dinner-table conversation.

09/02/2019 By Staff

Guide to Giving

Terry Davis Finds Fulfillment Tutoring and Mentoring Newtown Students

“As long as I’m kicking, I’m going to be working with students.”

09/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Guide to Giving

Jay Traverso Found a Passion For Habitat for Humanity

“You get so lucky, there comes a time where you need to give back,” he says.

09/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

Guide to Giving

What Your Money Can Buy for Sarasota-Manatee Nonprofits

From $10 to $1 million, here's how your dollars can make a difference.

09/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward, Olivia Letts, and Hanna Powers

Guide to Giving

Nonprofit Expert Bob Carter Shares His Tips For Choosing a Charity

Sarasota County is overflowing with nonprofits—2,154 of them, to be exact.

09/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Guide to Giving

Team Tony Provides Cancer Support Through Friendship

"I want everyone to know that a diagnosis is not an ending.”

09/02/2019 By Megan McDonald

Guide to Giving

The Academy at Glengary Provides Hope, Job Skills and Community to Those With Mental Health Conditions

Work is the main focus, and the Academy trains its clients—called members—in fields from the culinary arts to technology to customer service.

09/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Guide to Giving

The Lost Pet Services 941 Facebook Page Reunites Lost Pets With Their Owners

“That’s the goal: to be the one place people can go to, so that no pets fall through the cracks.”

09/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

A Garden of Delight

The Children's Garden is Full of Delight

Joan Marie Condon founded The Children’s Garden because she worried that development was limiting green space for children—and that technology was taking over the focus in their lives.

09/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Let's Party

How to Throw a Fabulous Party

Tips from Laura Wood, Asolo Repertory Theatre's events manager.

08/29/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Guide to Giving

Our 2016-2017 Guide to Giving

544 ways to volunteer, give back and love our city.

09/12/2016

Article

From the Editor: Giving, Sex and Other Surprises

We know philanthropists give. But you might be surprised by what they get in return.

09/01/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

Party Girl Hits the Guide to Giving and Boundary Crossers Awards Parties

Our Party Girl, Veronica Pastore, reports back on Sarasota Magazine's 2013 Guide to Giving party and SCOPE's Boundary Crosser Awards.

11/01/2013 By Veronica Pastore