Kiwanis Club of Sarasota Celebrates 100th Anniversary Granting $100k to Local Nonprofits

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In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Sarasota Kiwanis Club and its Foundation gave $100,000 in grants to 28 local nonprofit organizations for 2022. These gifts and the receiving nonprofits were celebrated at the Club’s meeting on Friday, July 22. “Our Club is dedicated every year to giving needed funds through our grants process, as it is part of our mission to support nonprofits in our local community,” said Marla Doss, president of the Sarasota Kiwanis Club Foundation. “This year, as it is our 100th year as a Club, we committed to giving a total of $100,000 in grants. We are blessed to be able to support so many deserving organizations.” A total of 28 nonprofit organizations were gifted checks this year, and at the event, each agency’s representative spoke about the difference the funding will make to their mission. Here is a list of the charitable organizations supported: All Friends Network, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, Child Protection Center, Children First, Children’s Cancer Center, Early Learning Coalition, Easterseals Southwest Florida, Embracing Our Differences, Foundation for Dreams, Girls, Inc., Heart Gallery of Sarasota, Manasota BUDs, Manasota Solve Maternity Homes, The Mark Wandall Foundation, Mayors’ Feed the Hungry, Meals on Wheels Sarasota, Operation Eco Vets, Pines of Sarasota, The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Pregnancy Solutions, Safe Children Coalition, Sarasota School of Innovative Studies, Selah Freedom, Senior Friendship Centers, Sertoma Kids, SPARCC, and SRQ Medical Pregnancy Center.

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