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2018 Giving Challenge Raises $11.7 Million for 636 Area Nonprofits
By Murray Devine / May 2, 2018
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s 2018 Giving Challenge has raised more than $6.1 million through 74,682 gifts from 49,207 unique donors, with an added $5 million in matching funding from The Patterson Foundation. More than $260,000 in grant prizes will be awarded to the organizations receiving gifts from the highest number of individual donors and a variety of other “Best Of” prizes. In total, $11,733,241 was raised to support 636 local organizations located in or serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties on May 1 & 2, noon to noon.

Area Donors Lift Season of Sharing Campaign Once Again Over the $2 Million Mark
By Murray Devine / January 31, 2018
For the fifth year in a row, the annual Season of Sharing campaign has again broken the $2 million milestone. With donations ranging from $5 to $100,000, this year’s campaign received an outpouring of gifts from more than 2,900 donors.

Blog: Relief and Recovery Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County Receives Outpouring of Support in Storm’s Wake
By Murray Devine / September 13, 2017
The sun shines brightly on our coast again, and we are hoping all our friends and nonprofit partners are safe and sound after the wake of Hurricane Irma. While we were spared the worst of the storm, a significant number of emergencies and needs have arisen from the damage, especially for our nonprofit partners and the beneficiaries they serve. We know there will be short- and long-term relief efforts to address the needs that arose from Irma's impact, and the Community Foundation’s Hurricane Irma Relief and Recovery Fund is active and ready to help.

Community Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift Towards New Players Centre for Performing Arts Complex
By Murray Devine / June 12, 2017
The Players Centre for Performing Arts received a $1 million gift toward its new state-of-the-art complex in Lakewood Ranch. The donation is the lead gift since the theatre announced plans last year to sell its current property and move to Lakewood Ranch’s newest village, Waterside, in Sarasota County.

Nine Mothers Graduate from Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Alta Vista Elementary, Funded by Community Foundation of Sarasota County
By Murray Devine / August 10, 2015
On Friday, July 31st, 2015, nine mothers celebrated graduation from the American Red Cross Certified Nursing Assistant training program in a ceremony together with their children at Alta Vista Elementary School.

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