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Ninth Voting Meeting
March 11, 2022

LiveStream videos available for viewing:

Opening Remarks – Kathy Gordon

Family Promise “Thank You” – Jennifer Fagenbaum

Links to presentation videos follow each description below

dresenters (l to r): Michelle Kapreilian (Gari Baker), Jennifer Champion (Laura Gaythwaite), Jessica Rogers (Mary Ann Baynes)

On March 11, 2022, 67 of our 220 members were in attendance at our ninth voting meeting.  For the second time, members were able to nominate a charity while having a representative from the charity make the presentation. This format allowed us to learn about three worthy Sarasota charities and our members’ passion for them.

Congratulations to all of them.

Education Foundation of  Sarasota County was the selected charity

We raised $20,700

Education Foundation of Sarasota County also received a $5,000 matching grant by The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, resulting in a total donation of $25,700.

Education Foundation of Sarasota County      Nominated by Laura Gaythwaite, Presented by Jennifer Champion


Education Foundation of Sarasota County is exclusively dedicated to supporting students and teachers in Sarasota County Schools.  They are dedicated to creating an educational ecosystem for our community that captivates learners and instructors at all levels of K-12 education.  They want all students to graduate prepared to successfully progress to and through their educational pathway beyond high school, whether that be in active military service, technical schools, community colleges or four year universities.  They want all students to be equipped to flourish in productive careers.

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

Education Foundation of Sarasota County presentation

The two additional charities that were pitched were:

 Forty Carrots      Nominated by Gari Baker, Presented by Michelle Kapreilian


Forty Carrots Family Center is guided by a vision that all parents will provide their children with experiences and environments that are emotionally and physically safe so that they can grow into capable and caring young people.  Their mission is to nurture healthy child and family development through research-based, relationship-centered education and mental health services.

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

 Forty Carrots presentation


Children First, Inc.       Nominated by Mary Ann Baynes, Presented by Jessica Rogers


The mission of Children First is to strengthen children and families by improving the quality of their lives through a comprehensive approach to development, education, health and well-being.

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

 Children First presentation