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Member and Partner Donations to Date

Thirteenth Voting Meeting
March 13, 2024

Videos available for viewing:

Opening Remarks – Kathy Gordon

Streets of Paradise – Cathy Bryant

Links to presentation videos follow each description below

presenters (l to r): Victoria Kasdan (Linda Hoy), Becky Wright (Debi Jacob), Rosie Schroeder (Lisa Mills)

On March 13, 2024, 80 of our 235 members were in attendance at our thirteenth voting meeting.  Members are able to nominate a charity while having a representative from the charity make the presentation. This format allows us to learn about three worthy Sarasota charities and our members’ passion for them.

Congratulations to all of them.

Making an Impact, Inc. was the selected charity

We raised $23,250

Making an Impact, Inc.      Nominated by Linda Hoy, Presented by Victoria Kasdan


Making an Impact empowers people with information and insight to help guide those who need help to organizations that provide it.  Their guide is a book of Basic Needs Resources in Sarasota, South Sarasota and Manatee counties.  They also have a Disaster Recovery Guide and a Pharmacy Discount Resource Guide.

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

Making an Impact presentation

The two additional charities pitched were:

 All Faiths Food Bank      Nominated by Debi Jacob, Presented by Becky Wright


All Faiths Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization supporting Sarasota and DeSoto counties.  They were asking for funding to help with their Campaign Against Summer Hunger.

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

 All Faiths Food Bank presentation

South County Food Pantry       Nominated by Lisa Mills, Presented by Rosie Schroeder


South County Food Pantry’s mission is to gather, organize and distribute food to those in need.  They serve 450 families including 1,200 individuals and 200 children.  They are unique in providing meat, eggs, butter, cheese, milk and produce for their clients.

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

South County Food Pantry presentation