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Member and Partner Donations through November 2022

 

 

Tenth Voting Meeting
November 2, 2022

 

LiveStream videos available for viewing:

Opening Remarks – Debi Jacob

Sarasota Education Foundation “Thank You” – Amber Post

Links to presentation videos follow each description below

On November 2, 66 of our 220 members were in attendance at our tenth voting meeting.

In addition to normal business, members were offered the opportunity to make a donation to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation Hurricane Ian Relief Fund. This fund is matching up to $800,000 in donations to support those most devastated by the storm, prioritizing health and human services in southern Sarasota County. In response, our generous members have contributed $5,170.

THANK YOU!

In normal business, three presenters did a great job of introducing us to three worthy Sarasota charities.

Congratulations to all of them.

Second Heart Homes, Inc. was the selected charity

To date we have raised $18,050

 

Second Heart Homes      Presented by Megan Howell

www.secondhearthomes.org

Second Heart Homes was founded in 2019 to provide housing and critical support services to homeless adults who are committed to focusing on their mental health in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas. Their mission is to revive the dignity of the homeless and mental health community through housing, support and love.

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

 Second Heart Homes presentation

 

The two additional charities that were pitched were:

Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services, Inc.      Presented by Joyce Minkley and George Forcier

www.sicd-fl.org

Their mission is to provide free medication and medical services to uninsured members of our community to help positively affect their quality of life.

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

 Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services presentation

Project 180 Sarasota       Presented by Barbara Richards

www.project180reentry.org

Over 30,000 Florida prisoners are released annually and reenter our communities. Project 180 seeks to break this cycle by providing support and training to prevent being rearrested and to break the cycle.

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

 Project 180 Sarasota presentation

 

Member and Partner Donations through March 2022

 

 

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.

Check Presentation

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

www.edfoundationsrq.org

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

www.fortycarrots.com

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

www.childrenfirst.net

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