Education

School System Wins Award for Financial Aid Push

Sarasota County Schools recently won the top award among large school districts in the 2017 Florida FAFSA Challenge, a campaign to encourage more high school seniors to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.

04/25/2017 By Staff

New hires

Jewish Housing Council Names New Development Director

The Jewish Housing Council Foundation recently hired event planning and fundraising professional Johnette Cappadona as its new director of development.

04/21/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Peanut butter and jelly food drives, free skin cancer screenings and new uses for plastic shopping bags in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

04/20/2017 By Staff

Education

Nonprofit Launches New Science, Arts and Technology Summer Camps

Manatee County's Take Stock in Children this week launched a new business entity to provide learning experiences for local youth.

04/14/2017 By Staff

Appointments

Judge Joins Embracing Our Differences Board

Chief Judge Charles Williams recently joined the board of Embracing Our Differences.

04/14/2017 By Staff

Construction

'Puppy Academy' Opens

Southeastern Guide Dogs this week opened its new Grant & Shirle Herron Puppy Academy.

04/13/2017 By Staff

Retail

New Bradenton Goodwill Opens

The store includes 17,300 square feet of retail space and 11,300 square feet of production space.

04/13/2017 By Staff

Appointments

Community Foundation Adds Three to Board

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently elected Anne Essner, Tracy Knight and Susan Sofia as members of the board.

04/12/2017 By Staff

Appointments

Goodwill Picks New Board Leaders, Members

Goodwill Manasota recently picked its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Peter Crowley is the chairman of the board, with immediate past chair Rob Morris holding the title of chair emeritus and Drayton Saunders serving as secretary and treasurer.

04/11/2017 By Staff

Fundraiser

Nonprofit Hosts Food, Craft Beer Festival

The Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota is hosting its second annual My Hometown Fest from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, April 15.

04/10/2017 By Staff

New hires

Community AIDS Network Names New Marketing Director

The Community AIDS Network recently promoted Lori Denny to director of marketing and communications.

04/10/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Caribbean-themed fundraisers, new support for individuals with criminal histories and several donations in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

04/06/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Mission trips and recognitions for veterans in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

03/30/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Our regular roundup of generous locals giving back.

03/23/2017 By Staff

Construction

New Preschool Construction Contract Awarded

The commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company was recently selected to build the new preschool at the SKY Family YMCA in Venice.

03/22/2017 By Staff

New hires

YMCA Makes Interim President Permanent

The Sarasota YMCA recently named Laura Gilbert as the organization's president and chief executive officer. She has served as the interim president and CEO since last October.

03/22/2017 By Staff

Seniors

Local Initiatives Featured at Aging in America Conference

Representatives from The Patterson Foundation and its partners are in Chicago this week, presenting information about local aging initiatives to more than 3,000 experts convening for the 2017 Aging in America Conference.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Music, Art and Theater Festival Returns in May

The eighth annual Harvey Milk Festival will run May 11-13, culminating with a 10-band music festival in downtown Sarasota's Five Points Park on Saturday, May 13.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Several donations, free meals for students on spring break and much more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

03/16/2017 By Staff

New hires

Talent Management Company Leads Successful Search for New Nonprofit Leader

Sarasota's MBJ Group, a talent management company, recently led the successful search for the new executive director of the Animal Rescue Coalition.

03/15/2017 By Staff