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SRQ DAILY Jul 14, 2021

Wednesday Philanthropy Edition

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Wednesday Philanthropy Edition

"As we celebrate 75 years of serving our community's youth, this opportunity serves as a great example of how thoughtful generosity can help sustain our mission."

- Dawn Stanhope, Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County
 

[Auction]  Charity Auction for High Tech, Solar Powered Modular Home to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County to Receive All Proceeds
Brittany Mattie, brittany.mattie@srqme.com

Online bidding for Pearl Homes’ sustainable, state-of-the-art concept home shows promise halfway through its two-week duration with all proceeds benefitting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County. A leader in sustainable, environmentally friendly homes in the Sarasota and Bradenton area, Pearl Homes is a homebuilder and real estate developer of the LEED Net Zero Gulf coast facing Hunters Point community in Cortez, and previously, the LEED Platinum Mirabella community in Bradenton. 

Founder Marshall Gobuty—who started Pearl Homes in 2015 in order to focus on building single-family and multi-family communities that meet at the intersection of affordability and sustainability—donated the concept home to the nonprofit. It's understandably become a monumental fundraising opportunity to enrich the lives of the children and teens and continue to provide them with a safe place to learn and grow. Since the initial idea sparked, Pearl Homes has invested nearly three years and over a million dollars of research and development in the concept home that was constructed and designed in a research and design center locally in Manatee County.  “We could not think of a better way to give back to the community than to invest in the future of our young people,” says Gobuty. “What’s more given all the effort that took place to design and develop the concept home was done in Manatee county, we felt that Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County are the ideal recipients as the money raised will directly benefit the youth of our community.”

The two-bedroom, one-bath concept home is the perfect Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) for a backyard, waterfront or vacation rental, or even a live-work home for those who work remotely.  Measuring 540 square feet and move-in ready, the concept home also includes all interior furnishings and decor. Complete with solar panels and Sonnen electric storage battery technology, the home has the ability to be self-sustaining and create excess power. It is also eco-equipped with GE Energy Sense appliances, Moen WaterSense fixtures, TOTO smart water closet in the bathroom, LED functional and decorative interior and exterior lighting, and Google Nest Smart Home technology through—including electric blinds and three smart TVs.

Since the auction opened on Thursday, July 8 and an in-person previewed the home to prospective bidders on June 9, the numbers as of today show 17 registrants approved to bid, 117 inquiries, 6,368 views and two official bids thus far. The second preview showing is scheduled for this Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 am at 12444 Cortez Road West, Cortez. The auction will remain open and continue to be bid on through Thursday, July 22, 1:00 pm.   

For more photos of the home and information visit the live auction website here or contact Jon Barber at 877-374-4437 or jbarber@tranzon.com at Transon Driggers, of Tranzon, LLC, the largest real estate auction company in the country who are donating their time and time to support the sale.

“We are so grateful for Marshall’s efforts and his entire team at Pearl Homes’ along with Tranzon Driggers’ amazing gifts of treasure, time and talent in support of our mission,” says Dawn Stanhope, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County. “As we celebrate 75 years of serving our community’s youth, this opportunity serves as a great example of how thoughtful generosity can help sustain our mission.”

Bid amounts are visible to all registered bidders, but the bidders' names are not be disclosed. The winning bidder will be responsible for transporting and setting up the home on their property with guidance and direction from the Pearl Homes team.  

Photo courtesy of Pearl Homes

[In Conversation]  In Conversation With Philip Tavill

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation with Non Profit Leaders features a roundtable discussion among representatives from local non profit organizations. Below is an excerpt from the conversation in which Philip Tavill of Children First shares insight with SRQ readers on how the organization has embraced resiliency for the future.

WHAT ADVANCES, IMPROVE MENTS AND SUCCESSES WILL WE BE PROUD TO HAVE ACHIEVED DURING THE PANDEMIC?

We’ve seen, in our employees, a developed sense of resilience. We will parlay that resilience to really doing everything that we can to help the families that come to us in need. They’re really the first to get hurt, they get hurt the worst and they’re the last to recover. We’re also celebrating our 60th anniversary and we made a decision not to post-pone celebrating it, because celebration, like need is always there. We still have infants and toddlers whose families are income-qualified and we’re always finding ways through our efforts and our partnerships to address that unmet need. One aspect of our vision for this community is that every child that is eligible for our services will be served. 

This is an excerpt from the In Conversation with Non Profit Leaders published in the July 2021 edition of SRQ Magazine. Click here to see the full article.  

Read More From In Conversation Here

[New Grant]  Grant from Michael Saunders & Company Foundation to Safe Children Coalition to Help Keep Area Youths Safe

The Michael Saunders & Company Foundation recently awarded a grant of $1,500 in support of operations for the Safe Children Coalition’s Youth Shelter. The shelter provides a safe place for youths ages 10-17 who are homeless, have run away, are ungovernable, truant, at risk of becoming homeless and/or have been abused or abandoned and are awaiting placement within the foster care system. The Youth Shelter – which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week – directly supports the MSC Foundation’s mission by providing at-risk and homeless youth with shelter, sustenance, educational opportunities and a path to self-sufficiency. 

Click here for more information.

[Education]  Selby Preschool Book Drive Open for Donations

Selby preschool book drive, hosted by The Haven SRQ, is going on now through August 10th. Teachers 'Wish list' is completely based on lesson plans and can be ordered through link below or drop off at the Selby preschool, Monday through Friday. Contact Hallie Peilet, director of mission engagement at hpeilet@thehavensrq.org 

Order books through this link.

[New Exhibit]  Art Center Sarasota Presents 'Here Comes the Sun,' A Regional Juried Exhibition

Art Center Sarasota’s 2021 exhibition season continues with “Here Comes the Sun,” a juried exhibition showcasing the wide-ranging talents of regional artists, July 23-August 20. An opening reception will take place on Friday, July 23, 6-8pm. The juror is Tampa-based artist and first-place recipient of the Kennedy Center’s 2020 VSA Emerging Artists Award, Savannah Magnolia. 

Click here for more information.

[Creative Discussion]  An Evening at The Hermitage Artist Retreat on the Beach

In a collaboration between the Hermitage Artist Retreat and Art Center Sarasota, three acclaimed visual artists and Hermitage Fellows from across the United States, textile artist Diedrick Brackens, interdisciplinary artist Autumn Knight, and figurative artist Robert Pruitt, offer an intimate and candid discussion about their creative process in “Identity in Art,” an artists-in-conversation program. Registration is required at HermitageArtistRetreat.org. Friday, August 6th at 6:30pm. 

Click here for more information.

[New Show]  Florida Studio Theatre Brings Off-Broadway Comedy Rounding Third to its Summer Mainstage

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents Rounding Third by Richard Dresser, a sharp yet touching comedy about two Little League coaches who turn the ball field into a battlefield as they try to navigate the curveballs life throws their way. Called “Entertaining” by The New York Times and “Hilarious” by Variety, Rounding Third will run in FST’s Gompertz Theatre starting July 28.  

[New Hire]  Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center Announces New Member

The Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center announces its newest member, Nathan LaForte, COMS, CVRT, to the organization’s Vision Rehabilitation team. LaForte will teach individuals affected by vision loss in Independent Living skills, Assistive Technology and Mobility Training. In addition, he will create a new class designed to help individuals improve their physical health.  

Click here for more information.

[New Hire]  John Fetsick Named General Manager of University Park as Laurie Evans Completes Storied Career

A leadership change at one of southwest Florida’s most prestigious country clubs will take place later this year as longtime General Manager Laurie Evans retires and Director of Finance John Fetsick assumes the top position. 

[New Hire]  Healthy Teens Welcomes New Executive Director

The Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County recently welcomed Jonathan Evans as its new Executive Director. 

Click here for more information.

[New Hire]  Van Wezel Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members

The Van Wezel Foundation (Foundation) recently welcomed three new board members at its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Sharon Hillstrom, Rochelle Nigri and Walton Pearson were each unanimously approved to serve a three-year term. In addition, Foundation officers were voted to renewed terms, including Board Chair James Travers, Vice Chair Jenne Britell, Secretary Julie Harris and Treasurer Vernon Chalfant. 

Click here for more information.

[New Hire]  Step Up Suncoast Announces New President & CEO

The Board of Directors of Step Up Suncoast has selected Amy Yount Tittle as the agency’s next President and CEO. The appointment was unanimously approved on June 24 during Step Up Suncoast’s Annual Board of Directors meeting. Ms. Yount Tittle will replace retiring President and CEO Barbara Patten on September 1. 

Click here for more information.



[SOON]  SEMINAR: Virtual: Marie Selby: We Dream A World, African American Landscape Painters of Mid-Century Florida , July 14, 12pm-1pm

This Botanical Briefing, presented by Radiah Harper, Guest Curator, will take place on Wednesday, July 14 from noon to 1pm and is open to all. What prepared young African American adults to become the enduring landscape artists they are today? What was inside of them that encouraged the pursuit of a creative life? Join us for a discussion about the community that supported these young artists, the entrepreneurial spirit that helped them see painting as another way to live in the world, and the little-known tale of an art teacher that saw their potential and helped to empower them.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Virtual: Bookstore1Sarasota: The Poetry Zoom Book Club led by Doug Knowlton , July 14, 2pm

On Wednesday, July 14 at 2pm The Poetry Zoom Book Club will be led by Doug Knowlton. This month we are discussing Stranger by Night by Edward Hirsch. A fee of $34 is required for participation. This includes a copy of Stranger by Night to be picked up at Bookstore1 and the book club meeting. The fee is $39.50 to have the book shipped via USMail. In his seventieth year, the award-winning poet looks back on what was and accepts what is, in a deeply moving and beautiful sequence about what sustains him. As the poet ages and begins to lose his peripheral vision, the world is “stranger by night,” but these elegant, heart-stirring poems shed light on a lifetime that inevitably contains both sorrow and joy. Ticket purchase required for Zoom link. More event info at https://www.sarasotabooks.com/bookclubs or 941-365-7900.

[SOON]  SPORTS: Breathe: A Summertime Yoga Series , July 14, 6-7pm

Yoga enthusiasts are scheduled to once again take over St. Armands Circle's sprawling center park on Jul. 14 from 6-7 pm for the return of Breath: An Outdoor Yoga Series. The recurring yoga event, hosted by St. Armands Circle, is scheduled to occur the second Wednesday of the month through September. Beginner and experienced yoga enthusiasts can relax and get a quick workout during the one-hour happening by bringing their own mat and stopping by the lush Circle grounds for a free class from a trained, local yoga instructor. The free group class will again be led by local instructor Liana Sheintal Bryant, a self-described fitness fanatic with a background spanning gymnastics and collegiate cheerleading before finding her passion for yoga. Breathe: A Summertime Yoga Series is scheduled to be held on July 14, August 11, and September 8, from 6-7pm and is free for the public. This recurring event is part of Sol of the Circle, a four-month summer program series, which runs through September. For more information about St. Armands Circle or other Sol of the Circle programs, please visit https://starmandscircleassoc.com/sol-of-the-circle/

St. Armands Circle, St. Armands Cir., Sarasota

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: The Pancake Jamboree , July 15, 7am-1pm

We're bringing back one of our trademark events from the past for our 75th Anniversary... The Pancake Jamboree. Join us on July 15 from 7am to 1pm for a nostalgic day at LECOM Field (next to where the original Boys Club was located on 9th St) for a pancake breakfast, the Boys & Girls Club Baseball All-Star Extravaganza and Club Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. There is also be a VIP Luncheon option on the outfield boardwalk.

[SOON]  FILM: The Ringling: On Screen: A Taxi Driver , July 15, 1pm

Based on a true story, in 1980, a foreign journalist hires a down-on-his-luck taxi driver to take him to Gwangju, South Korea. They soon arrive to find a city under siege by student protesters and the military. A Taxi Driver is Not-Rated. AWARDS: 2017 Motion Picture Association of South Korea (Grand Bell Awards) – Best Film, 2017 Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles - Best Film. Join us at 1pm on July 15 at the Historic Asolo Theater for big-screen movie magic in the Historic Asolo Theater. July is dedicated to Asia in the Movies, an ongoing series of film screenings and conversations showcasing a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora. The initiative celebrates established and emerging voices, contemporary films and classics, animated films, as well as documentaries. The series builds on The Ringling’s mission to represent and center diverse voices and celebrate various cultures, as well as to become a space for relevant conversations around current social and political topics. For her final project, Anna Green, the performance Intern from New College of Florida has thoughtfully selected films for a series that educates, provides opportunity for conversation, and fosters understanding. We recommit to our values of equity, to providing a space for representation, and to highlighting the diversity and beauty of the Asian Community through Ringling’s film programming. Asia in the Movies strives to deepen our understanding of Asian cultures and our community. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13.50 for members, and $10.00 for students.

[SOON]  SPORTS: Yoga at Ca' d'Zan Terrace , July 15, 7pm

Yoga Instructor Ashley Stewart will lead a yoga session on the Ca' d'Zan Terrace. Each session will last one hour, and participants may begin entering 30 minutes prior to the event. Participants should bring a yoga mat and water or drink as desired.

Thursday, Jul 15 @ 7:00 PM

 

The Ringling Museum , 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Selby Preschool Book Drive , July 13 – August 10

Selby Preschool Book Drive is asking for book donations based on their lesson plans. You can order books online on their amazon wishlist or drop off at the school Monday through Friday. For more information contact Hallie Peilet, hpeilet@thehavensrq.org. 4405 Desoto Rd., Sarasota

The Haven

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Limelight Market , July 17, 10am-3pm

Limelight Market happens every 3rd Saturday with different guest vendors, animal rescues, live music, and food. Join us 10-3 and Support Local! Located at the courtyard of The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime, 821 Apricot Ave, Sarasota. They welcome dogs looking for their fur-ever home from Tender Heart Charities plus, Punaballo, Myakka’s Gold Apairy, Trinity Terrariums, Cozy Sunday Vibes, There Goes Lo, Spare Change Art, Siesta Key Sea Bee Dee, Express Cakes & More, Forest Fae Oddies, Grace Creations and live music by Sabrina McCleinthan. Hamlet's Eatery will be open, as well as the 40+ vendors inside The Bazaar.

 

The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime, 821 Apricot Ave., Sarasota

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Rounding Third by Richard Dresser , July 28 – August 29

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents Rounding Third by Richard Dresser, a sharp yet touching comedy about two Little League coaches who turn the ball field into a battlefield as they try to navigate the curveballs life throws their way. Rounding Third will run in FST's  Gompertz Theatre starting July 28. Tickets are now on sale at FloridaStudioTheatre.org. Rounding Third centers on Don and Michael, two polar opposites whose lives are in no way going according to plan. When fate conspires to put their sons on the same Little League team, the men are forced to coach the group together. Don is a veteran coach who values winning at all costs, while Michael, a newcomer to the game, just wants the players to try their best and have fun. As the two experience breathtaking victories and crushing defeats both on and off the field, they pour all their energy into “America’s favorite pastime” in hopes that they’ll discover a greater sense of meaning in their lives.

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota

[SOON]  GALLERY: New Color Perspectives Gallery , August 28 – September 24

The five newest artists at Art Uptown Gallery will be featured in the September exhibit, New Color Perspectives, showcasing their paintings, drawings and jewelry art. Diane Boone, jewelry artist; Peter Garon, Judy Gilmer, and Hunter Jay, painters; and Arlene Steinberg, colored pencil artist, are all local, full-time residents of national and international recognition. Meet the artists on September 3 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the First Friday public reception with refreshments at the gallery. The exhibit opens on Saturday, August 28 and runs through Friday, September 25. Art Uptown Gallery welcomes patrons and friends at 1367 Main Street where the diverse art works of 28 local artists are shown, Tuesday-Friday 11 am-5 pm (except First Friday when open until 9 pm), and Saturday 10 am-3 pm. www.artuptown.com. Telephone 941-955-5409 for further information

Art Uptown Gallery, 1367 Main St., Sarasota

[SOON]  SPORTS: The Event at TerraNova , October 22 – October 24

TerraNova Equestrian Center welcomes you to its inaugural event, The Event at TerraNova, October 22 through 24. It showcases the Olympic sport of three-day eventing, an exhilarating equestrian competition. Similar to an equestrian triathlon, eventing tests the abilities of horse and rider in three phases– dressage, cross-country and show jumping. Join us for the ultimate in equestrian sport and a lovely day in the country. General admission and VIP experiences are available. For details visit TerraNovaEquestrian.com.

[SOON]  FILM: The Ringling: On Screen: The Joy Luck Club , July 22, 1pm

In San Francisco, a group of aging Chinese women (Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu) meet regularly to trade familial stories while playing Mahjong. In a series of sixteen vignettes that spans generations and continents, this adaptation of Amy Tan's bestselling novel explores cultural conflict and the often-turbulent relationships between four first-generation Chinese-American women (Ming-Na Wen, Tamlyn Tomita, Lauren Tom, Rosalind Chao) and their mothers. This film is Rated R. Join us at 1pm on July 22 for big-screen movie magic in the Historic Asolo Theater. July is dedicated to Asia in the Movies, an ongoing series of film screenings and conversations showcasing a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora. The initiative celebrates established and emerging voices, contemporary films and classics, animated films, as well as documentaries. The series builds on The Ringling’s mission to represent and center diverse voices and celebrate various cultures, as well as to become a space for relevant conversations around current social and political topics. For her final project, Anna Green, the performance Intern from New College of Florida has thoughtfully selected films for a series that educates, provides opportunity for conversation, and fosters understanding. We recommit to our values of equity, to providing a space for representation, and to highlighting the diversity and beauty of the Asian Community through Ringling’s film programming. Asia in the Movies strives to deepen our understanding of Asian cultures and our community. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13.50 for members, and $10.00 for students.

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