Archive for September, 2005

09/1/2005

The Charity Register

Agape Flights Resource center for more than 300 missionary families, providing logistic support, including weekly flights for mail and critical and emergency supplies, short-term volunteer teams, distribution of medical and other ministry supplies.   Executive Director: Charles Gardner Address: 7990 15th St. E., Sarasota, FL 34243 Web site: www.agapeflights.com Mission Statement: Help missionaries bridge the […]

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09/1/2005

Madam Chairwoman

From sassy big-hat luncheons, sumptuous fashions shows and the ubiquitous live auctions to chic cocktail parties, haute black-tie galas and now the new breed of romping, stomping after-party celebrations, our charity circuit is a nonstop roller coaster ride from October until May. But some moments on the ride are more memorable than others; and more […]

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09/1/2005

For Good, Forever

It’s been a remarkable year of growth and change for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and its rapidly expanding Nonprofit Resource Center. Since moving into the Leila and Michael Gompertz Center on Fruitville Road in August 2004, the Community Foundation-Florida’s second largest, with assets of $125 million-has become an even greater, more tangible resource. […]

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09/1/2005

Oh, Baby

Saturday morning at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. New-fathers-to-be lean forward nervously as David Case passes his six-month-old son, Ryan, to a tentative Todd Ortlieb. This is Boot Camp for New Dads, a partnership between the hospital and the Nurturing Dads Initiative of Children First. Since it started four years ago as part of the Community Foundation’s […]

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09/1/2005

The Joy of Giving

Here’s a situation most communities yearn for: Sarasota County is overpopulated with nonprofit organizations-60 percent more per 100,000 residents than the rest of Florida, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. With well over 900 nonprofits, not including religious institutions, Sarasota is rich in resources and volunteers who work selflessly to preserve the environment, […]

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09/1/2005

Friends in Need

Welcome to our annual compilation of more than 200 charitable organizations in the greater Sarasota area. They all contribute to the enormous richness of this region through the programs and services they provide our needy. And when I say needy, I mean every one of us. Rich, poor, upscale, downscale, no-scale, educated, disabled, warrior or […]

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09/1/2005

Strategies for Giving

If you could do anything, what would it be? That’s the key question Community Foundation of Sarasota County administrators asks when they sit down with potential donors. With assets of over $120 million and more than 455 pooled funds, the foundation awards some $5 million in grants to organizations and scholarships to worthy students annually. […]

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