Betty Ferguson Honored as Good Hero

The Giving Coast

Pictured: Betty Ferguson (center) with Dr. Helene Lotman (left) and SRQ Magazine Managing Editor, Barbie Heit. Photo 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 Tuesday, March 7th at Michael’s on East in Sarasota. In the coming weeks, we are happy to feature each of the ten honorees in our Wednesday Philanthropic edition of SRQ Daily.

Today we are recognizing Elizabeth “Betty” Ferguson, Membership Chair at the Sarasota Ballet. Betty represents one of the most precious treasures of any nonprofit organization—their volunteers. Trusted and relied upon, volunteers become the heart and soul of the organization, personally sharing their passion with others. Betty has volunteered at the box office for countless years, contributing to its success and efficiency while also volunteering as an usher and handling will call during performances. Her passion and love for the arts are what make her an outstanding volunteer and advocate.

Box Office Manager, Rod Kelly, shared this about Betty, "I have come to trust Betty's knowledge of the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, Sarasota Opera House, and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall —the theaters where we perform. She interacts with our patrons with kindness and compassion and handles each situation in a timely and professional manner. She is highly proficient and creative at solving problems and taking appropriate action. It is truly my pleasure to work with Betty." She has become an invaluable member of the Sarasota Ballet Family and truly deserving of this award.

Pictured: Betty Ferguson (center) with Dr. Helene Lotman (left) and SRQ Magazine Managing Editor, Barbie Heit. Photo by Wyatt Kostygan.

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