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"In Sarasota, philanthropy is an industry."

- Phil King, Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center

[Philanthropy]  Gala to be an Intergenerational Soiree
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

A fundraiser to benefit a Sarasota social services complex also represents an intergenerational recruitment strategy to get younger generations involved in philanthropy. Those involved with the coming event to support The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center hope the approach brings more Generation X and Millennial donors into the giving fold while building on a national model for nonprofits around the country to emulate. “This kind of reinventing our supporters is very important,” says Dr. Kameron Hodgens, CEO of the Glasser/Schoenbaum center. “We can’t sustain ourselves on aging databases.”

The Miracles on 17th Street gala, to be held Nov. 19 at the Glasser/Schoenbaum campus, will be chaired by Phil King, a former CEO for the center, and Gabriel Hament, a 25-year-old Cumberland Advisors financial advisor. The center for the past 27 years has provided operating space to 18 nonprofits serving the region in a 14-building complex on 17th Street, and this event will be the first such event hosted on the campus itself.

To 70-year-old King, it’s important in many ways to have a Baby Boomer and a Millennial organizing the event. “In Sarasota, philanthropy is an industry,” King says. “We’ve been fortunate to have wealth in this town, but a lot of the old money is going away or it has already been committed.” Add the fact that grant money doesn’t flow like to social service entities like it used to and the significance of intergenerational giving seems all the more critical.

Hament says the involvement of more young people in giving represents, in a way, an expansion of the growing multi-generational approach to dispensing social services, referencing how many foundations have looked at ways to connect services for parents to offerings aimed at children in the same populations. “[King] took the ‘2Gen’ approach of delivering social services being adopted by every nonprofit in the country and adapted it to the front end equation of gathering support and financial services,” Hament says.

And Hodgens, herself a 39-year-old Generation Xer working in the independent sector, says this will be critical to ensure the legacy of institutions outlast their founders. The Glasser/Schoenbaum center itself was co-founded by Kay Glasser, who passed away in 2010. The gala will also honor the center’s other co-founder, 100-year-old Betty Schoenbaum. The chance to elevate the contributions of four generations of supporters further accentuates the intergenerational approach, Hodgens says. 

Photo of Gabriel Hament, Kameron Hodgens and Phil King

[Exec Moves]  Ringling College Hires Joe Fig as Dual Department Head

Ringling College of Art and Design has hired professional artist and instructor Joe Fig as the new department head for both the Fine Arts and the Visual Studies programs. Fig earned his BFA and MFA in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. His work can be found in numerous museums and leading private collections including the Parrish Museum, Norton Museum, New Museum and the Fogg Museum. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Artforum, Art in America, ArtNews and Modern Painters. Fig brings to Ringling College extensive teaching experience, having spent time at School of Visual Arts; Lesley University, Art Institute of Boston; and University of Hartford, Hartford Art School. He has been a guest lecturer and visiting artist at over twenty-five institutions across the country, and he authored two books, Inside the Artist’s Studio and Inside the Painter’s Studio

Ringling College of Art and Design

[Exec Moves]  DSA Announces Three New Board Members

Downtown Sarasota Alliance has announced the appointment of three new board members to its board of directors. Joining the board of directors are Shay Atluru, April Dipierro and Brett Henson. Atluru, president and CEO of DTC, is a 26-year engineering, planning and development professional. His expertise includes construction and environmental program development, facility planning, system optimization and community relations. Dipierro, personal banker at Fifth Third Bank, has 10 years experience in banking. As assistant branch manager at her former location, the Sarasota native excelled in customer relations and forging strong business relationships within the community. Henson, attorney for Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, represents clients in a broad range of complex commercial, construction, manufacturing and product liability-related matters, from initial case inception and early resolution through trial. 

Downtown Sarasota Alliance

[Synergy]  Embracing Our Differences Receives Community Grant

The Our Sarasota Fund and the McCauley-Brown Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County have awarded Embracing Our Differences a $2,750 grant in recognition of the organization's outstanding work promoting diversity and LGBTQ+ issues. The Our Sarasota Fund is a charitable group focused on assisting local non-profit organizations that offer programs that improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Since 2004, EOD’s outdoor art exhibit, celebrating the theme of "enriching lives through diversity,” showcases the art and words of thousands of artists and writers from around the world, including hundreds of area-based students and educators. 

Embracing Our Differences

[Exec Moves]  Manatee County Hires Webb as Procurement Official

Manatee County has announced the hiring of Theresa Webb as the county's new procurement official. Webb is a certified public procurement officer and brings more than 25 years of procurement experience, including 15 years of experience as a government purchasing official, most recently as the City of Delray Beach Chief Purchasing Officer. Previously she was the purchasing manager for the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority at Tampa International Airport from 2011 until 2016. She was purchasing supervisor with the City of St. Petersburg from 2002 to 2011. Webb assumes leadership of an award-winning procurement division which has earned the National Procurement Institute's Achievement of Excellence in Procurement from 2014 through 2017 and the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials Achievement of Excellence in Procurement from 2015 through 2017. 

Manatee County Government

[TODAY]  BUSINESS: 2018 Best of SRQ Local Competition , February 12

The 10th annual “Best of SRQ Local” Readers’ Competition is officially open! It is time to sound the alarm, rally the troops, take to social media and VOTE for your favorite Sarasota establishments and causes to be recognized in one of our most popular editions of the year.

Readers can vote on local eats, shopping, arts, luminaries and hotspots culminating in the compendium published in the April 2018 edition of SRQ Magazine. We hope you’ll share your favorite local experiences—from stellar sushi, most memorable on-stage productions to best happy hour.

SRQ Magazine

[TODAY]  GALLERY: Anita Wexler Exhibit , September 9 – October 13

Anita's work portrays her multifaceted personality. A graduate of Parsons New School of Design, she currently works as an artist and art teacher. Learn more about her life experiences and travels across the world through her art. 

Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 25 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota

[TODAY]  THEATER: Beehive: The '60s Musical , September 28 – October 22, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm

This musical will go back in time to the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade, the muscial looks back on the challenges they facesd alongside memorable songs from the era. Tickets are $30 for adults, $17 for college students and $15 for children.

Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice

[SOON]  DANCE: SCD + Piazzolla , October 12 – October 15

Sarasota Contemporary Dance will kick off their 12th season with a highly anticipated collaboration between renowned harpist, Ann Hobson Pilot and Violinist, Tai Murray inspired by and to the music of Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla. SCD + Piazzolla will present a unique musical and choreographic spin on this famous artist, which promises to keep romance alive through a hot contemporary production. 

Jane B Cook Theatre FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL

[SOON]  THEATER: Anna in the Tropics , October 12 – October 29, 8pm

Go back in time to a Cuban-American cigar factory in 1929 Florida. Lectors are employed to educate and entertain the workers, and when a new one comes to a certain factor and reads aloud from Anna Karenina, he influences the lives of his listeners. 

Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

[SOON]  GALA: 12th Annual Key To The Cure , October 12, 5:30-9:00pm

This year marks the 12th Anniversary that Saks Fifth Avenue is partnering with Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation to present Key to the Cure! To date, this event has raised more than $1,300,000 to further breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical cancer research and related projects in the Sarasota/Manatee community. This year's "Party with a Purpose" event will feature food, beverages, entertainment, shopping and an exclusive "chance drawing" that is sure to engage, excite and empower!


Saks Fifth Avenue, 120 University Town Center Drive Sarasota, Florida 34243

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarah Mac Band , October 14, 8pm

Sarah Mac Band has been called the "Next Big Thing in Florida." Musicians Sarah Mac, Claire Swindell, and Charlie Vanture make up the twelve year old trio. The group create original music that blends the styles of all three artists.

Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: Remembering Red: A Tribute to Red Skelton , October 14, 2pm, 8pm

Take a trip down memory lane and reminisce Red Skelton. Brian Hoffman portrays the man and some of his popular characters in a spot-on depiction. Meet characters from Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Clem Kadiddlehopper and Freddy the Freeloader and bust you gut from laughter. Arrive early to enjoy a half hour pre-show video with celebrities from the screen in the 50s to 70s. 

Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Mission: Wildlife , October 15, 2pm

Catch Wildlife Ambassador Julie Scardina and her troupe of rescue animals on the big stage. Audience participation is heavily featured and encouraged in this performance for people of all ages. Learn more about flora and fauna from across the world. Tickets are $27, $30 or $37, depending on seating.

Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Ringling International Arts Festival , October 18 – October 21

For ardent aficionados of adventurous art, the 2017 Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF) presents a dynamic array of ingenious and inventive contemporary performance. With music ranging from the folkloric to the avant-garde, dance that explores the comedy and pathos of 21st-century life, and theatrical narratives both intimate and massive in scope and in scale, this is your opportunity to explore the unexpected and expect the unexplored. With affordably priced performances you can enjoy the entire day. Lunch and dinner are available on-site. Members save 10% on all tickets and Non-Members save 10% when purchasing 4+ RIAF productions. Tickets may be purchased online, in person or by calling. Come, be amazed, and take part in the adventure!

The Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: The Orchid Show , October 18 – November 22, 10am to 5pm

This year's Orchid Show will showcase spectacular flowers from across the world. The event will combine a display of plants in the Tropical Conservatory and additional treasures from search collections in the Museum of Botany & the Arts. Each part of the show will also include the science behind orchids and their relationship to earth, air, fire, and water.

Selby Gardens, 900 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Ringling International Arts Festival , October 18 – October 21

Experience the brilliance of internationally-acclaimed musicians, actors, and dancers at the 2017 Ringling International Arts Festival.  With affordably priced performances you can enjoy the entire day. Lunch and dinner are available on-site.

Ringling Museum , 5401 Bay Shore Rd.,Sarasota

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