Philanthropy

V Foundation Confirms Celebrity Guests for 2021 Dick Vitale Gala

To date, Dick Vitale has raised $37 million for pediatric cancer, and his foundation has distributed more than $55 million in pediatric cancer research grants.

04/12/2021 By Staff

Galas

Honorees Announced for 2021 Dick Vitale Gala

The event will take place May 7 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

03/11/2021 By Staff

Farewell

Saying Goodbye to Sarasota Philanthropist and Businessman Stanley Kane

Kane embodied and shaped the Sarasota we know today.

08/30/2020 By Robert Plunket

Philanthropy

A Life Story Foundation Announces New Business Model in Wake of Covid-19

The foundation will move from fundraising via large-scale events to using digital platforms to create content, awareness and sponsorship opportunities for donors.

08/19/2020 By Staff

Hunger

Meals on Wheels Shifting Food Distribution for Manatee County Families

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee has seen need spike because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

08/10/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sponsored Content

Students Represent the Spirit of Service

Compassion is pouring through our community thanks to Out-of-Door students’ creative acts of kindness.

04/27/2020

Sweet story

Kona Ice Trucks Are Helping Local Schools Raise Money, One Shaved Ice at a Time

"We simply care about our kids, and if there's a need, we go after it," says Elizabeth Boyers, one of the local franchise's owners.

03/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Generocity

Panel Discussion Covers Ways Young Professionals Can Give Back

As part of Sarasota Magazine's fourth annual GeneroCity event, leading young professionals will discuss how to become involved with local nonprofits.

01/23/2020 By Staff

Newsmaker

Veronica Brady Is Out to Raise $20 Million to Build Phase One of The Bay

Brady was an early supporter of the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization and part of a three-person team that raised $2.1 million in 2017 to pay for the master plan.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Philanthropy

Dick Vitale's V Foundation Receives $1.1 Million Donation

Mark and Cindy Pentecost, founders of It Works!, were the donors.

06/11/2019 By Staff

The First 1,000 Days

The Goal of This New Food Bank Program Is to Make Sure Newborns Have Enough to Eat

Children today aren't often identified as food insecure until they enter the public school system.

04/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Planning

Bayfront Redevelopment Nonprofit Adds Three New Board Members

The nonprofit that is working to build The Bay recently elected three new members to its board: Carlos de Quesada, Rod Hershberger and Emily Walsh.

03/29/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Education Foundation Picks New Manager for Scholarship Programs

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County recently hired Earl Young Jr. as its associate director of education investments.

03/27/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Gives More Than $190,000 in Matching Grants

The Patterson Foundation recently matched more than $190,000 in contributions toward the entrepreneurial endeavors of five nonprofits.

03/25/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Grant Boosts Preschool for Children With Developmental, Behavior Disorders

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded $300,000 to expand The Florida Center for Early Childhood's Starfish Academy.

03/15/2019 By Staff

New hires

Education Foundation Names New Student Support Director

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County recently hired Holly Gray.

03/14/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Board Elects Three New Members

The nonprofit's board recently added Lisa Krouse, David Sessions and Peter Soderberg.

03/13/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Names Recipient of One-Year Fellowship

The Patterson Foundation recently selected Hannah Saeger Karnei as the first emerging nonprofit leader to participate in its Fellows Initiative.

03/05/2019 By Staff

Health care

Ophthalmology Practice to Perform Free Surgeries for 100 Patients in Need

Center for Sight is currently accepting applications for free cataract surgeries through its Mission Cataract program.

03/04/2019 By Staff

Health care

Nonprofit That Helps Mothers and Infants Names New Manager, Associate Executive Director

The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County recently hired Ryan Belak and promoted Sara Olesen.

03/01/2019 By Staff