Archive for September, 2010

09/1/2010

Parties of The Year

You’ve got to hand it to Sarasota party-givers. Undaunted by the biggest financial crisis in recent memory, they started out the season with a dazzling new international arts festival and never looked back. Yes, a few events were canceled and some made their last stand—including the Ringling Museum’s UnGala Gala, which won’t be back in […]

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09/1/2010

Mr. Chatterbox

I want to thank everybody who went out of their way to offer me their thoughts and prayers during my recent open-heart surgery. I’ve never seen such an outpouring. The flowers were lovely, the cards amusing, and the gifts, when I resold them last week at a garage sale, brought top prices. So I feel […]

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09/1/2010

All Together Now

What happens when the power of the press ignites the compassion and generosity of a community like Sarasota? Would you believe more than $1.5 million in emergency funds raised to help thousands of our neediest neighbors pay their rent, keep their lights turned on, put gas in their cars and food in their refrigerators? (That’s […]

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09/1/2010

Before You Give

We all have to make hard choices—both financial and personal—about where to invest our precious charitable resources. While our decisions are certainly informed by our life experiences, family priorities and personal passions, several considerations remain paramount. At the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, our No. 1 goal is helping donors take care of themselves and their […]

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09/1/2010

From The Editor

We’re often asked to explain Sarasota to outsiders, from journalists doing travel stories to companies and people considering moving here. Everyone gets that we have beaches, and most know something about our arts. But few—even people who live as close as Tampa—have a clue about the leading role charities play in the life of this […]

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09/1/2010

Volunteer of the Year

Every year, we ask local not-for-profits to nominate their “Volunteer of the Year.” The competition is always intense, but this year one name quickly stood out for the selection committee—Tony D’Amato. D’Amato grew up at the Boys Club in New Haven, Conn., in the 1950s. A foster child until he was reunited with his mother […]

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09/1/2010

The 2010 Season Calendar

Sarasota partygoers, it’s time to whip out your BlackBerries, iPhones and datebooks and start planning your social season. We’re here to help, with this list of the top parties, luncheons, fashion shows and more set to benefit a host of good causes. We’ll also keep you in the swing of things with regular updates, party […]

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09/1/2010

2010-2011 Charity Register

Each organization in our Charity Register holds a 501(c)(3) designation and is locally headquartered. Additionally, most hold fund raisers that are open to the public. (We list many of those events in these pages; for complete, up-to-the-minute calendar listings, visit us at sarasotamagazine.com.) These organizations cannot continue their good work without contributions of time, money […]

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09/1/2010

You Changed My Life

When it comes to the good work that charities do in Sarasota, the numbers—hundreds of nonprofits helping thousands of people with issues ranging from homelessness to addiction to serious illness—tell one story, and it’s an impressive one. But the individual people who are touched by those charitable organizations tell another, more personal story. Looking at […]

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