Nonprofits

Food Donations Up at Goodwill

Goodwill Manasota collected more than 115,000 pounds of food last year, up from 106,000 in 2017.

03/06/2019 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

Law

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Speak at Legal Aid Fundraiser

Gilbert King, author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America, will speak in Sarasota on Thursday, March 28.

02/28/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Food Bank to Kick Off Summer Anti-Hunger Campaign on March 31

All Faiths Food Bank will launch its annual Campaign Against Summer Hunger with its first ever walk across Sarasota's Ringling Bridge.

02/25/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Foundation Awards Grants to Unity Award Winners' Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded grants to nonprofits that this year’s award winners devote their time to.

02/22/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Foundation President Named Vice Chair of Statewide Network

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation's Teri Hansen was recently elected vice chair of the Florida Philanthropic Network board.

02/21/2019 By Staff

Professional development

Applications Open for Leadership Development Program

Gulf Coast Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute through Friday, March 15.

02/19/2019 By Staff

New hires

Nonprofit Names New 'Chief People and Culture Officer'

JFCS of the Suncoast recently hired Deborah Hedde-Croce.

02/19/2019 By Staff

Limelight

SPARCCle on the Runway: Fashion Police

Actor Matthew McGee played "Joan Rivers," commenting on what is haute and what is "naute" at the annual fashion show-luncheon.

02/15/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Nonprofits

Nonprofit That Works to End Sex Trafficking Names Four New Staffers

Selah Freedom recently hired Paula Meyer Besleris, Meiko Tayloris, Sarah Frazer and Dede Jones.

02/14/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation Names New Board Chair

Dan Vigne has been a board member since 2013.

02/08/2019 By Staff

Giving

New College of Florida Receives $1.2 Million Bequest

The gift will establish endowed scholarship for out-of-state students wishing to attend New College..

02/08/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $6 Million in Grant Funding

The funding strengthens the foundation's focus on some of Sarasota-Manatee's most pressing issues, including red tide, mental health and housing.

02/07/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Mote Names New Development Director

Piekarz—most recently director of philanthropy for the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast—will lead major growth in fundraising efforts for Mote.

02/06/2019 By Staff

Applause

Women's Resource Center Will Honor Four 'Wonder Women' at Spring Legacy Luncheon

They are Umbreen Khalidi-Majeed, Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld, Michael Saunders and Heather Kasten.

02/06/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Dairy Co-Op Serves Lunch at Human Services Center

Representatives from Cabot Creamery last week set up at The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center to feed 175 volunteers and staffers.

02/04/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Farmers Market Fundraiser Takes Place March 3

The Taste of the Market will feature live music, raffles, a disco dance competition, food from market vendors and a cash bar.

02/04/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Raises $31.5 Million for Phase One of Its New Master Plan

That includes a $5 million gift from Drs. Joel Morganroth and Gail Morrison Morganroth.

01/31/2019 By Staff