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News, Updates, and Future Developments of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.


By Murray Devine / October 4, 2018
Select winemakers from around the world come together to collaborate with The Resort at Longboat Key Club at the 8th Annual Celebration of Food and Wine which will dazzle your eyes and thrill your palate. Eat, drink, and be merry for a good cause, as a portion of the proceeds from Bacchus on the Beach benefits The Longboat Key Foundation Education Fund which will provide scholarship opportunities to local college students studying the field of hospitality. The Longboat Key Foundation is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

By Murray Devine / March 31, 2016
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts (LBKCA), a division of Ringling College, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Longboat Key with an art show featuring work inspired by or created on Longboat Key. “The Best of Longboat Key Exhibition” will be on display April 9-May 12 at LBKCA, 6860 Longboat Drive S. Artists are invited to submit work for consideration.

By Murray Devine / March 1, 2016
Longboat Key’s long wait for a family doctor will soon be over. The Longboat Key Foundation announced that the Longboat Key Center for Healthy Living will open on March 31 at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive in the Centre Shops on Longboat Key.

By Murray Devine / February 28, 2016
Want to go somewhere but don’t want to or can’t drive? It’s easy on Longboat Key. Residents learned their many transportation options at Transportation Awareness Day Jan. 26, at Longboat Island Chapel. Sponsored by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, Aging in Paradise Resource Center and the Longboat Key Foundation, the event hosted representatives from a variety of transportation providers.

By Murray Devine / September 22, 2015
The Longboat Key Foundation announced that Ocean Properties Ltd. and an anonymous donor have committed $500,000 to support the planned Longboat Key Center for Healthy Living.

By Murray Devine / June 30, 2015
The Longboat Key Foundation announced that it is seeking to raise $1.6 million in private funding to establish the Longboat Key Center for Healthy Living. The center will offer immediate and primary health care services, which have not been available to residents and visitors on Longboat Key since the community’s sole primary care doctor retired in May 2014.

By Murray Devine / December 18, 2014
Community leaders have established the Longboat Key Foundation through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County (CFSC).

By Murray Devine / December 18, 2014
Charity starts at home. And now Longboat Key residents who want their charitable contributions to stay at home have a new way to make that happen.

By Murray Devine / December 18, 2014
Longboat Key will no longer have a family care physician after Dr. Pamela Letts, owner of the Centre Shops Family Practice and Urgent Care, retires May 5. As Letts prepares for retirement, various parties are working to make medical services a part of the island’s future.

By Murray Devine / December 18, 2014
Dr. Pamela Letts has a reputation for talking tough to patients. One patient recently stopped by and told her he didn’t like her or what she told him at first, but he had changed his mind.

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