Jim Tollerton, Local Philanthropist Honored at SRQ's Good Hero Luncheon

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Pictured: Jim Tollerton (center) with Arthur Lerman of JFCS (left) and Wes Roberts, SRQ Media Vice President and Executive Publisher. Photo taken by Wyatt Kostygan.

Each year, SRQ Media invites the community to nominate individuals with hearts of giving who have made a significant impact with local nonprofit organizations — from volunteers and board members to individual staff members and donors. This year, attendees were thrilled to be together as we recognized our annual Good Hero Philanthropic Award recipients at the SB2: Philanthropic Agenda Luncheon and Good Hero Philanthropic Awards Luncheon on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. In the coming weeks, we are happy to feature each of the twelve honorees in our Wednesday Philanthropic edition of SRQ Daily.

Jim Tollerton is a Good Hero and our first featured honoree. He has lived in Sarasota for 70 years and every day he looks for ways to help people. On his 40th birthday, Jim’s wish was to secure the donations necessary to start the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Excel Employee Appreciation fund. Thirty-five years later it is still growing strong — and he has now endowed it through his own generosity. Jim serves on the FSU Sarasota College of Medicine Advisory Committee helping young medical students in our community. His whole life has been in service to our community and we thank him for being a catalyst and always looking toward the future. 


Pictured: Jim Tollerton (center) with Arthur Lerman of JFCS (left) and Wes Roberts, SRQ Media Vice President and Executive Publisher. Photo taken by Wyatt Kostygan.

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