Archive for September, 2007

09/1/2007

Life Lessons

The six talented students who work in the Ringling College Design Center each semester do good for the community through good graphic design. They create logos, brochures and other marketing materials for select local nonprofit organizations—for free. Ringling is one of just a few art colleges in the nation that has such a design center, […]

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09/1/2007

The Charity Register 2007-2008

Agape Flights Resource center for more than 300 missionary families, providing logistical 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: 100 Airport Ave. Venice, FL 34285 Telephone: (941) 488-0990 Web site: www.agapeflights.com Mission statement: Interdenominational Christian ministry […]

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09/1/2007

Great Moments in Gala Goofs

Sarasota’s social scene is alive and well, thanks to the Herculean efforts of chairwomen willing to embrace challenge. But it is inevitable that, sooner or later, even the most polished party planner will experience disaster—some magnificent miscue that reveals incredible reserves of creativity and courage. Here, six brave heroines share their fabulous faux pas. A […]

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09/1/2007

The New Philanthropists

Like everything else in the world around us, philanthropy is changing. The old charitable model—defined as “waiting until you were really old and very rich and writing a lot of checks,” Daniel Schley of Foundation Source told Forbes magazine last summer—is giving way to younger and more involved givers. (Think of Bill and Melinda Gates’ […]

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09/1/2007

Doing the Math

For nearly 30 years, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has partnered with charitable individuals and organizations to improve our region’s quality of life. The foundation has helped thousands of committed donors create personal, flexible, tax-favored and permanent funds that are truly for good, forever—bringing together people who care deeply about their community and helping […]

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