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Member and Partner Donations to Date

Sixth Voting Meeting
November 3, 2020

Our November 2020 Voting Meeting took on a new look. For the safety of our members during the COVID-19 pandemic, we opted for a virtual meeting. 

 To select the charities for presentation, members were invited to “put their name in the hat”; 8 chose to do so, and 3 were selected. Each presenter prepared a 5-minute video which was shared with the membership. Votes were collected electronically and 141 of our 182 members voted. Our presenters did a great job of introducing us to three worthy Sarasota Charities. Congratulations to all of them.

LiveStream videos available for viewing:

Child Protection Center, Inc. “Thank You” – Sheila Miller

Charity Selection Announcement – Kathy Gordon and Debi Jacob

Links to presentation videos follow each description below

 Project 180 Sarasota was the selected charity


 Project 180 Sarasota   Presented by Barbara Richards

Project 180’s mission is to reintegrate formerly incarcerated citizens into community life, with their vision being to reduce poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and criminal behavior among formerly incarcerated citizens. Our donation, which will be approximately $18,000 (plus the possibility of a $5,000 matching grant) will be used to provide up to $1,000 in medical and/or dental care for each of their residents. To learn more about Project 180, visit Project180reentry.org.

  Project 180 Video Presentation


The two additional charities that were pitched were:

Second Heart Homes    Presented by Megan Howell

Second Heart Homes’ mission is dedicated to providing permanent housing to those with mental illness who have experienced, or are at-risk of, homelessness. SHH’s goal is to provide long-term solutions that revive dignity and enhance quality of life through self-sufficiency. To learn more about Second Heart Homes, visit secondhearthomes.org/.

 Second Heart Homes Video Presentation


Suncoast Institute of Chemical Dependency   Presented by Robin Hain

The mission of Suncoast Institute of Chemical Dependency is to provide free addiction education and resources to everyone seeking a better understanding of addiction disease and its devastating mental, emotional, physical and spiritual process, as well as its painful impact on individuals, families, congregations and communities. To learn more, visit www.sicd-fl.org.

 Suncoast Institute of Chemical Dependency Video Presentation



Member and Partner Donations through October 2020

Fifth Voting Meeting
March 4, 2020

LiveStream videos available for viewing:

Opening Remarks – Kathy Gordon

Second Chance – Last Opportunity “Thank You” – April Glasco

Links to presentation videos follow each description below

5th Voting Meeting Presenters (l to r) –  Sheila Miller, Robin Hain, Stacey Monroe

On March 20, 2020 98 of our 188 members were in attendance at our fifth voting meeting.  Our presenters did a great job of introducing us to three worthy Sarasota charities.

Congratulations to all of them.

Child Protection Center, Inc. was the selected charity

We raised $17,900

In addition to the members’ donations, we were awarded a $5,000 matching donation grant by The Richard Schulze Foundation – making a total donation of $22,900 to Child Protection Center, Inc.


Child Protection Center, Inc.      Presented by Sheila Miller


The Child Protection Center’s (CPC) programs provide a comprehensive approach to prevent, intervene and treat child abuse.  The Child Protection Team evaluates alleged child abuse and neglect, evaluates risk factors and provides recommendations for interventions.  There are four programs supported by CPC – but the program that our donation will be used to support is the Children and Families Supervised Visitation Program.  When children’s safety is at a heightened risk due to parental substance abuse, domestic violence, or mental illness, this program provides a neutral, safe place for children to maintain a relationship with both parents.  Ongoing parent and child contact, through supervised visitation, has been shown to be crucial to a child’s mental health and ability to build a healthy relationship with the non-custodial parent.  This program is the only non-profit agency in Sarasota County that provides onsite, structured, supervised services to families.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can watch Sheila’s presentation here


The two additional charities that were pitched were:

 Child Protection Center, Inc. presentation

Suncoast Institute on Chemical Dependency      Presented by Robin Hain


SICD provides free addiction education resources to families, congregations, and community.  Their goal is to create an awareness of the disease of addiction and offer appropriate referral resources for people in need.  They provide educational programs at no cost to all who are interested in learning more about addiction disease and the recovery process.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can watch Robin’s presentation here

 Suncoast Institute on Chemical Dependency presentation

Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship Fund       Presented by Stacey Monroe


In honor of the life of Andrew Monroe, the Annual Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships at Riverview High School for senior soccer athletes, track athletes and JROTC cadets.  These scholarships range from $250 to $2,000.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can watch Stacey’s presentation here

 Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship Fund presentation