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Member and Partner Donations to Date

2nd Voting Meeting –  November 7, 2018

Children’s Guardian Fund was the winning charity

We raised $14,400.


On November 7, 2018  we had 89 of our 146 members in attendance at our second voting meeting.  The three presenters did a fabulous job with their presentations.  Congratulations to all of them.  

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 $19,400 to Children’s Guardian Fund. 

Children’s Guardian Fund, Inc.  Presented by Jean Saylor


More than 1,400 children in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.  The Children’s Guardian Fund and the Guardian ad Litem Program work together to ensure that your people who do not have the support of their parents at least have the support of their community.  They provide things from tutoring to sports fees, from an instrument to play in the school to soccer shoes.  These items and experiences allow them to develop a sense of normalcy and self-worth.

The two additional charities that were pitched were:

The Twig – Beams of Grace  Presented by Paula Griffin


The Twig is a faith-based organization that serves foster children and their families by providing clothing and accessories.

The Academy at Glengary, Inc.  Presented by Connie Abood


The Academy is a vocational training center for adults living with mental health challenges.