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Employment Recruiter Doug Warrington Helps a Local Youngster Thrive

Warrington reached out to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast in 2013. The rest is history.

03/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Game Changer

Mote Raises $52 Million in 21 Months

Its biggest-ever fund raiser will greatly expand Mote Marine Laboratory.

11/30/2016 By Susan Burns

Guide to Giving

Meet our 2016 Volunteers of the Year

Young brothers who make reading fun. A 98-year-old Compeer volunteer. A woman who ensures no cat is left uncuddled. Our Volunteers of the Year have a whole lot of heart.

09/07/2016 By Hannah Wallace and Ilene Denton

Biz Supports

Food and Wine on Pine

Foodies and wine lovers, save the date for the sixth annual Food and Wine on Pine event: Saturday, May 7.

04/07/2016 Research by staff

Big Moves

Susie Bowie Tapped to Lead Manatee Community Foundation

New role for longtime exec at Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton


Philanthropist Discusses Millennial Giving

Philanthropist Jaimie Mayer says millennials are no less committed to philanthropy than their parents or grandparents, but they view giving differently.

02/26/2016 Research by staff


Former Wyeth CEO Helps Raise $40 Million for Mote Marine Lab Program

Robert Essner, former CEO of Wyeth (now Pfizer), is chairing Mote's Oceans of Opportunity campaign.

01/01/2016 By Ilene Denton


How to Raise Charitable Kids

Tips for raising little philanthropists.

09/01/2015 By Chelsey Lucas


What Makes a Great Board Member?

Four fundamental rules of board service.

09/01/2015 By Ilene Denton


Dr. Bernard Watson Played Pivotal Role in Battle Over Priceless Art Collection

The extraordinary life of Sarasota resident Bernard Watson, whose role in a battle over a priceless art collection still reverberates today.

07/31/2015 By Rich Rescigno


Giving Circles Provide a New Way to Give

Think about the good that can happen when you gather 12 or 22 like-minded people together to support causes they care about.

09/02/2013 By Ilene Denton

Mr. Chatterbox

Remembering Betty Schoenbaum

In this 2011 column, Mr. Chatterbox pays tribute to Betty Schoenbaum, the Sarasota philanthropist who passed away at 100 years old on July 31.

11/01/2011 By Robert Plunket