Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $40,000 to Education Foundation of Sarasota County

The leveraged grant supports the EFSC’s work as backbone organization and convener of the Local College Access Network.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Thanksgiving

City of Sarasota Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Waste collection schedules will also be affected by the holiday.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

PGT Innovations Appoints Mike Wothe President of Western Window Systems

Prior to joining PGT Innovations, Wothe was president at Cardinal LG Company.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Names New Director of Special Events

Jennifer Simms will primarily be responsible for coordinating fundraising events.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Diversity

Harvey Milk Festival Launches #WeSupport Campaign

The campaign aims to educate and inform participants about the unique diversity issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Foundation Delivers 'Comfort Totes' to Ovarian Cancer Patients

The Gail Baird Foundation supports initiatives committed to raising awareness about, researching and curing ovarian cancer.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Finance

'Financial Literacy Day' Returns to USF Sarasota-Manatee

The half-day event will take place Feb. 14, 2020.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Meetings

Public Invited to Lift Station 87 Community Outreach Meeting Dec. 5

Project team members will discuss preliminary construction plans for Phase 3, as well as upcoming street closures and traffic plans.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

InStride Therapy Raises More Than $100,000 for Equine Services

The organization uses horses to help individuals of all abilities to reach their fullest potential and partners with Easterseals Southwest Florida therapists to ensure high-quality care.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Awards

Shutts & Bowen Wins Diversity Award

The award recognizes law firms whose new partner classes comprise at least 50 percent women.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Agriculture

Visit Sarasota County, Discover DeSoto Update Local Farm Guide

The guide information on locally owned farms, farmers markets, community gardens, culinary events and farm resources.

11/25/2019 Photography by Staff

Fundraising

Save Our Seabirds Launches Capital Campaign for New City Island Facility

The goal of the campaign is approximately $5 million.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $728,000 in Grants

The funding will support local efforts to fight hunger, provide safe housing for struggling single mothers, expand trauma-focused services for children, and more.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Parks & Rec

Payne Park Skate Park Now Free to Public

The previous user fee has been eliminated.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Musical Philanthropy

The Sarasota Buskers Play Music for a Good Cause

Proceeds from the new group's performances benefit the Child Protection Center.

11/22/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Education

School District and County Libraries Partner to Launch Suite of Digital Tools for Schools

ONEPass is a partnership to expand teacher, staff and student access to a variety of diverse learning tools.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota Names Philanthropic Officer

Doris Berkey will be responsible for building a comprehensive fundraising platform.

11/21/2019 By Staff

Throwing Shade

City Pilot Program Encourages Homeowners to Plant Mature Trees

Trees provide significant benefits including saving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, cleaning the air and providing wildlife habitat.

11/21/2019 By Staff

Campus Conversation

New College Professor Discusses Our Relationship with Animals

Dr. Nicolas Delon will give a talk on Nov. 21 at New College in the Cook Hall Living Room; the public is invited to attend.

11/21/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Say thanks

Nonprofits Looking for Volunteer Help This Thanksgiving

Give thanks and give to others. Both HOPE for North Port and Meals on Wheels Sarasota say they could use some help on Thanksgiving.

11/21/2019 By Shelby Schwartz