Archive for September, 2009

09/1/2009

A Good Turn

Bedtime Story   Remember when you were a child how comforting it felt to put on a clean pair of pajamas and climb into bed with a good book? Doesn’t every kid deserve that? That’s the ingeniously simple premise behind the Pajama Program, a national nonprofit organization that opened a chapter here this spring after […]

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09/1/2009

Mr. Chatterbox

Sometimes I get the uneasy feeling that I’m turning into Barney Frank. It’s not that I’m smarter than the other congressmen; I’ve just been around longer. All the others have retired or lost elections or ended up in jail, but I’m still here. I started young and never lost my job. Or, as we say […]

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09/1/2009

Smart Money

Giving now Ronald D. Aucutt was named one of four top Washington lawyers in the field of trusts and estates in 2004 by the Washington Business Journal; he was also one of Legal Times’ 12 leading estate planning lawyers in 2004. A partner in the McGuireWoods law firm and leader of its private wealth services […]

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09/1/2009

Foundation Report – Top 15

Top 15 List   It’s been 30 years since the Community Foundation began connecting people who care passionately about their community with the causes that really matter, helping them make an impact on the arts, culture and humanities; education; civic engagement; health; human services; animal welfare and more. In this special anniversary year, our donors […]

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09/1/2009

From the Editor

You changed my Life   The assignment was straightforward: Send a quick S.O.S. to area nonprofits asking for examples from them or their clients of how they’re changing lives in our community. The e-mails started pouring in. "When my husband, Bud Carson, was told he had six months to live, TideWell Hospice took the horror […]

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09/1/2009

Your Guide to 238 Great Causes

Each organization in our register holds a 501(c)3 designation and is locally headquartered. Additionally, most hold public fund raisers that invite the community to have some fun while supporting a cause. (For a schedule of the season’s biggest nonprofit events, see our social calendar.) And of course, in addition to financial contributions, many of these […]

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09/1/2009

The 2009-2010 Season Calendar

A jampacked calendar of galas, golf tournaments, luncheons, auctions, fashion shows and more, the 2009-10 lineup promises to keep you busy year-round with the parties and fund raisers for which Sarasota is known. And each event, whether glitteringly elegant or casually down home, benefits a worthy cause; every date you circle represents a way to […]

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09/1/2009

On The Battle-Front

A war out there right now, with unemployment, foreclosures, and the faltering economy striking down people all over our region—including people who never needed help before. And the organizations that help those people are fighting their own battles, to provide more services and funds than ever before just as their own donations and staffs are […]

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09/1/2009

Gala Gold

What a year! The real estate bust, a global financial crisis and hedge funds crashing all around us. But Sarasota kept on partying, and though some fund raisers bit the dust and more than one auction faltered, many were better than ever. And that’s thanks to the indefatigable spirit of Sarasota’s volunteers and not-for-profit leaders, […]

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