Hermitage Artist Retreat Muse Luncheon

Actor, author and activist Ali MacGraw was guest speaker for the luncheon, which benefits the Hermitage's endowment fund.

10:40am Photography by Lori Sax


Gulf Coast Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

The foundation is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 scholarship program through Monday, March 4.

9:36am By Staff


Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation Dinner-Dance

The annual event at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club raises funds for African-American and Hispanic scholarships and community service projects.

01/21/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Sarasota Magazine's 'Party With a Purpose' Takes Place Jan. 29

Our third annual GeneroCITY event brings together more than 50 local nonprofits.

01/18/2019 By Staff


School Opens New $2.5 Million Sports Facility

The Out-of-Door Academy recently opened Fox Field House, a new 12,300-square-foot practice and competition space for the school's student athletes.

01/18/2019 By Staff

The Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Selects New CEO

Cheryl Mendelson will take on the new role next month.

01/18/2019 By Staff


NCJW Women in Power Luncheon

The Sarasota-Manatee section of the National Council for Jewish Women honored four outstanding women at a luncheon at Michael's On East.

01/17/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Gala 2019

The glittering event took place at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

01/14/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

The Notorious RBG

Journalist Irin Carmon on RBG, Women's Rights and Hope for the Future

Carmon is the keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood’s gala dinner and silent auction on March 7.

01/07/2019 By Megan McDonald


Well-Known University President to Headline Gulf Coast Community Foundation Luncheon

Freeman Hrabowski III, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a leader in promoting diversity in science and math, is speaking in Sarasota on Friday, March 8.

12/27/2018 By Staff


Men, Whiskey and Watches 2018

The Edson Keith mansion was the setting for this fund raiser for the Child Protection Center.

12/17/2018 Photography by Robert Castro


Debutante Ball 2018

A total of 22 debutantes and their families gathered for the annual event at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.

12/17/2018 Photography by Lori Sax


Jewish Family & Children's Service "It's a Jungle Out There"

Jungle and tropical wear and decor accented the theme of the party at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

12/17/2018 Photography by Lori Sax


Big Brothers Big Sisters Leader Honored for Work Helping Missing Children

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement recently gave Joy Mahler the John and Reve Walsh Award.

12/12/2018 By Staff


Neuro Challenge Cause 4 Fashion

The luncheon-fashion show at the Van Wezel celebrated 10 years of serving the local Parkinson's community.

12/10/2018 Photography by Lori Sax


Habitat for Humanity Names New Major Gifts Officer

Jay Berman will be responsible for cultivating donors to support the nonprofit's goal of raising $7 million to build Hammock Place, a new 40-home neighborhood.

12/07/2018 By Staff


Designing Women Boutique "Viva Italia" Gala

The annual fund-raising party took place at Michael's On East.

12/04/2018 Photography by Robert Castro


Gulf Coast Community Foundation Names New Controller and Marketing Professional

The foundation recently hired Marcia Saulo and Kelly Carlstein Buehler.

12/04/2018 By Staff

What I've Learned

What I've Learned: Dr. Judith Shank Shares Her Career Trajectory

Nurse, physician, health care reformer and arts supporter Judith Shank always says “Yes.”

12/03/2018 By David Hackett

Save the Apes

Southwest Florida's Center for Great Apes Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

The Wauchula sanctuary is home to 52 chimpanzees and orangutans.

12/03/2018 By Dyllan Furness