Archive for September, 2003

09/1/2003

The Charity Register Part 2

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. National organization supporting those affected by muscular dystrophy. District director: Michael Carr Address: 2801 Fruitville Road, Suite 140 Sarasota, FL 34237 Telephone: (941) 951-7890 Web site: www.mdausa.org Volunteer Opportunities: In-house office duties and event volunteers. Main Fund-raising Event: Lock-Up—Fun networking opportunity. Date: Various Location: Various Ticket Price: TBA Event Chair: Michael […]

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09/1/2003

The Charity Register Part 1

ABOUT THE LIST It takes more than non-profit status to make this list. We limit our register to not-for-profit organizations located in Sarasota (and those in surrounding counties that serve the Sarasota region) that offer vital community services and are funded by events that are open to the public. We’ve made every effort to include […]

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09/1/2003

Giving, Great and Small

The Sarasota area ranks among the highest in the nation for charitable giving, and we’ve been blessed with a population that understands the importance of helping others. Those who came before us have left a legacy of service that we are privileged to continue, so that those who come after will find a Sarasota with […]

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09/1/2003

Parties of the Year

In Sarasota, we love to party. Local philanthropists and community activists know we’ll go to great lengths for a good time, and they’ve created fund-raising extravaganzas that outshine most private parties. Nearly every Sarasota benefit is a standout, but some are so spectacular that they deserve special praise. So this summer we assembled a panel […]

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09/1/2003

Turning Twenty-Five

Philanthropists are the architects of the charitable castles that inspire and sustain a community. But individual generosity only goes so far. Caring citizens need a firm foundation of support to maximize the impact of their giving. The stronger that foundation is, the more enduring their legacy can be. Community foundations provide that base of support. […]

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09/1/2003

Ready, Set, Party!

SEPTEMBER Gala Evening featuring guest speaker Janet Reno Organization: Movement Disorder Society Date: Sept. 20, 2003 Location: Waterside Room, Sarasota Quay Tickets: $125 Contact number: 833-8312 OCTOBER Freedom Awards Banquet Organization: NAACP Sarasota County Branch Date: Oct. 9, 2003 Location: The Ritz-Carlton Tickets: $60-$70 Contact number: 355-2097 Black & White Ball "Unmasked"` Organization: Cystic Fibrosis […]

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09/1/2003

Building Better Boards

Serving on a non-profit board is probably one of the most important civic duties you can exercise. You’re volunteering your time-and your money-to make your community a better place. But if you’re on a board that’s fighting internally, struggling with money or simply lacking in commitment, board service can feel more like a waste of […]

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09/1/2003

A Good Turn

People who know Ron and Sharon Robb know that the human heart has an infinite capacity for love. When they married 25 years ago, Ron had three children and Sharon four. But they had more to give, so along the way they adopted four children with special needs, expanding their tribe to 11. Even that […]

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