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SRQ DAILY Feb 21, 2024

Wednesday Philanthropy Edition

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Wednesday Philanthropy Edition

"Weare asking nonprofits to share with us the biggest challenges they are facing, and we are connecting them with the imagination and creativity of exceptional local students and their mentor counterparts."

- Julia Groom, Director, DreamLarge.
 

[Recognition]  Chuck Johnston Honored at SRQ's Good Hero Luncheon
Barbie Heit, barbie.heit@srqme.com

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. Tuesday, December 5, attendees happily joined together to recognize our annual Good Hero Philanthropic Award recipients at the SB2: Philanthropic Agenda and Good Hero Awards Luncheon at Michael’s on East in Sarasota. We are delighted to feature each of the twelve honorees in our Wednesday Philanthropic edition of SRQ Daily.

Today we are recognizing Chuck Johnston, Owner of 2J Farms. Chuck has been an active volunteer for Resilient Retreat the last four years helping with fundraising events, property clean up and property maintenance, all in support of their mission to provide free, confidential, evidence-based programs and support to trauma survivors including first responders. Chuck knows something about the world of a first responder and the compassion fatigue they feel from all that they witness--he made a career out of responding to disasters. He joined the Sarasota Fire Department in 1972, serving more than a decade as a station captain and then chief of rural operations. In 1999, he joined the Florida Division of Forestry, leading efforts fighting wildfires. He’s managed emergency disaster response to floods and hurricanes and even served as interim chief of emergency management.

As Hurricane Ian bore down on southwest Florida in September 2022, Chuck wasn’t frightened, but he was concerned about potential catastrophic destruction to his community. “We have a higher sense of reality,” he says of disaster responders. “And the reality is, the storm is going to kick your butt. I know the potential of what we need to be prepared for it. It was scary as the storm was going through, but the next morning, you went out to help people,” he says. “And when that was done, only then did you go home to clean up your own yard.”  

Pictured: Bart Lowther (left) of Mariash Lowther Wealth Management with Chuck Johnston of 2J Farms. Photo by Wyatt Kostygan.

[Leadership]  Embracing Our Differences Welcomes Christina Fraser as Director of Operations

Embracing Our Differences recently named Christina Fraser as its director of operations. With an extensive background spanning the nonprofit, arts, and administrative sectors within the region, Fraser brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her new role. As EOD’s director of operations, she will assume the responsibility of managing project and operational systems, including programming and exhibitions, while also contributing to strategic planning efforts. 

[Grant]  The Florida Center for Early Childhood Receives $30,000 Grant from the Bank of America Client Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

The Florida Center for Early Childhood Education is pleased to announce the receipt of a $30,000 grant from the Bank of America Client Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. This grant will support an initiative aimed at providing vital language, occupational, and infant and early childhood mental health therapies to uninsured and under-insured families in southwest Florida. 

[Grant]  Fab Lab Boosted by Steinwachs Family Foundation Grant

The Steinwachs Family Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab (Fab Lab) to advance its mission of providing experiential learning opportunities for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The grant will allow the Fab Lab to enhance its unique programs, fostering technical skills as well as creativity, critical thinking, and innovation among local youth. With access to cutting-edge equipment and a collaborative environment tailored for exploration and growth, the lab prepares the next generation of leaders and innovators for future careers and life. The funding will also help fuel the Fab Lab's efforts to expand its reach, ensuring that even more students benefit from real-world learning opportunities not found elsewhere in the area. To learn more or get involved with the Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab, visit https://suncoastscience.org. 

Pictured: Jeffrey Steinwachs checks out Fab Lab volunteers RC Car project. Photo courtesy of Fab Lab.

[Nonprofit Event]  DreamLarge to Host Free Event Connecting Students and Nonprofits

In collaboration with the Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences, DreamLarge announces the return of DreamLarge Weekends, a program dedicated to empowering the next generation to create innovative solutions to the real challenges Sarasota’s nonprofit community is facing. Presented by Gulf Coast Community Foundation, DreamLarge Weekends will teach students about creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and provide them with a view into the world of philanthropy. Open to all Sarasota and Manatee County students grades 6-9, this free event takes place Thursday, March 14 through Saturday, March 16 at the Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences. Over the course of the weekend, students will have spent time creatively exploring a real-world issue, honed into a single solution, and prototyped their plan to create social impact. At the end of the weekend, students will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges composed of local community leaders, including executives, business professionals, and philanthropic influencers.  “There are over 2,000 nonprofits in Sarasota, many of which are struggling for resources, time, or a fresh set of eyes - that’s where the DreamLarge Weekends come in,” says Julia Groom, Director of DreamLarge. “We’re asking nonprofits to share with us the biggest challenges they’re facing, and we’re connecting them with the imagination and creativity of exceptional local students and their mentor counterparts.” Currently, DreamLarge is seeking mentors and volunteers to help student teams brainstorm and refine their ideas. A mentor can be any professional in their field, from college-level to CEO’s, willing to lend their expertise and guide students toward a problem-solving mindset. Local business leaders, creators, marketers, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, teachers, and everyone in-between are encouraged to take this opportunity to become a catalyst for student innovation. Students and mentors are welcome to sign up for the free event. Space is extremely limited. To learn more, visit DreamLargeWeekends.org or sign up directly at dreamlargeweekends.eventbrite.com Don't miss this opportunity to empower students with critical thinking tools, foster collaboration, and make a lasting positive impact on our local community.  

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[Event]  Early Learning Coalition's Storybook Street to Give Away 20 Books per Family

The Early Learning Coalition’s FREE, family-friendly, literacy-meets-the-arts extravaganza is back in 2024! The Sarasota nonprofit is thrilled to announce a first-time partnership with State College of Florida, Venice Campus as well as the first-time weaving science into its signature event. Designed for children ages birth to seven, the 4th annual Storybook Street is set to dazzle once again as it delivers a unique blend of imagination, creativity and, this year, scientific discovery, all in one unforgettable experience. Collaborating with nearly two dozen organizations to bring books to life with preschool pomp and circumstance, the event will feature art, dance, drama, music, movement, and more! Picture your child’s excitement as a book-themed spectacle unfolds right in front of their eyes. Books are distributed at each vendor booth, tangible keepsakes of the magic they just witnessed. No registration necessary. Just show up! Each family will have an opportunity to walk away with 20 books, a swag bag of goodies as well as meaningful, memorable moments to help foster an early love of reading. Children are welcome to dress up as their favorite storybook character. The whimsical event will feature the many creative talents of: Sarasota Orchestra, Venice Theatre, Gulf Coast Music Therapy, The Circus Arts Conservatory, Nailed It DIY Sarasota, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Little Medical School Suncoast, The Ringling Museum, ROAR Program, SCF’s Sigma Kappa Delta English Honors Society, Big Cat Habitat, Irish Dance Academy of Sarasota, Wholehearted Education, Sidewalk Science Center, The Venice Symphony, SCF’s STEM Club, Sarasota Children’s Museum, All Faiths Food Bank, Education Team, The Sarasota Players, Sarasota Performing Arts Foundation. An artistic literary adventure awaits your arrival! The ELC extends heartfelt gratitude to SCF Venice for use of its beautiful campus. And a special thank you to the Lakewood Ranch-based Knights of Columbus Council 13341 for their commitment to promoting early literacy and supporting the purchase of books for the event. 

[Fundraising Event]  All Faiths Food Bank Presents Annual Walk to End Summer Hunger

All Faiths Food Bank (AFFB) has announced the return of a signature annual event to raise awareness and funds to end child hunger. On Sunday, March 24, AFFB will present its Walk to End Summer Hunger – the kickoff for the 11th annual Campaign Against Summer Hunger. Nearly 50% of Sarasota County and 100% of DeSoto County students rely on free and reduced-cost meals at school. The Campaign supports efforts to feed area children during the summer months when they no longer receive those meals. AFFB estimates that more than 40,000 local kids will need food this summer. On top of an already high cost of living and growing inflation, Florida has opted out of the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) program, which would have provided $250 million in funding to help families in need buy food this summer.  Through the food bank’s partners and summer programs, AFFB works to make sure children receive the nutritional assistance they need. Support from investors – who contribute matching funds to inspire greater widespread giving – and the community are critical to these efforts. From April 1-May 15, the Campaign – the community’s strongest line of defense against child hunger – gratefully accepts community contributions designated toward ending hunger for local children. AFFB is thankful for lead investors Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Coast Community Foundation for helping to fund the significant challenge match, as well as the more than 300 community partners – including schools, libraries, early learning centers, summer camps, community centers and numerous other organizations throughout Sarasota and DeSoto counties – that help the organization reach all who might be in need. The 2024 Campaign Against Summer Hunger Chair, Lisa Krouse, is determined to rally the community in the effort to ensure healthy foods are available for our community’s children. In 2023, the Campaign raised over $2 million. With this support, nearly 38,000 local children received nutritious meals, through 331 programs and partners. Since its inception in 2014, donors have given more than $16 million to the Campaign. The walk takes place Sunday, March 24, at Nathan Benderson Park; organizers expect approximately 500 members of the community to participate. The site opens at 7:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Participants can choose between a one-mile “fun walk” or a 5K walk. The cost, which is $25/adults and $15/children, includes a T-shirt and light breakfast. Register by March 13 at affb.org/walk. For more information, contact Becky Wright: bwright@allfaithsfoodbank.org or 941-549-8131. For more about All Faiths Food Bank, visit allfaithsfoodbank.org or call 941-379-6333. 

[Nonprofit News]  Philanthropists Host Safe Children Coalition Youth Shelter Campaign Event

Child welfare organization Safe Children Coalition (SCC) recently held a “Cocktails and Conversation” event, in support of its ongoing Youth Shelter capital campaign. The event, attended by approximately 70 people, brought together current and prospective donors to learn more about SCC and the critical need for the new Youth Shelter for at-risk youths in our community, and to announce a $500,000 challenge match. The hosts for the event were Veronica Brady and Keith Monda, and Pete and Joan Powers. Each couple offered their “whys” for supporting the new Youth Shelter; all are dedicated advocates for youth. SCC’s board chair, Brian Goodrich, introduced longtime child welfare advocate and SCC president and CEO Brena Slater, who discussed the work of the organization and the critical importance of a new and improved Youth Shelter in protecting and providing resources in support of a better future for homeless youths ages 10-17. The highlight of the program was an announcement of a $500,000 challenge match from Bob and Joan Geyer, in partnership with Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The Youth Shelter is the only facility designated for homeless teens for Sarasota and Desoto counties and serves youth from Manatee County too. Many of the teens served enter the shelter because of a mental health crisis (four out of five youths in the shelter arrive there after being released from a Baker Act stay at a local hospital facility) and/or a parent’s inability to cope with a youth who is out of control. For the past four years, the SCC Youth Shelter has been first or second in facility utilization out of the 16 shelters in the Florida Network and exceeded contracted bed days. Currently, the shelter is at a smaller, temporary location until the new facility can be built, which has limited the number of teens that can be helped. There are more than 2,000 teens who are homeless in the 12th Judicial Circuit (Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties); the new Youth Shelter is expected to alleviate a waiting list of teens in need of shelter services. The Youth Shelter campaign has raised well over half of what the SCC expects the facility to cost; additional community support is crucial to getting the effort over the goal line. For more about Safe Children Coalition, or to inquire about the challenge match to build the new Youth Shelter, contact Jacqueline House at jhouse@sccfl.org or call 941-371-4799, ext. 1127. 



[Good Hero]  Sharing Sweet Success
Barbie Heit, barbie.heit@srqme.com

SHARING SWEET SUCCESS | Corporate Good Hero Norman Love Confections gives back to the region that has supported the company since its inception, February 2024. 

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[SOON]  GALA: Third Annual Polo for Parkinsons , March 24, 11am
The third annual Polo for Parkinsons fundraiser will be held at the Sarasota Polo grounds on Sunday, March 24, 2024. This annual fundraising event presented by Parkinson Place raises awareness for Parkinson Place Center, where community members with Parkinsons disease and other movement disorders, as well as their caregivers, can come together for support and participate in over 85 classes and activities. Companies, organizations and individuals have the opportunity to participate in this Luau-themed event. Sponsorships range from $10,000 to $1,000 with individual tickets priced at $100 per person. Parkinson Place Center will welcome you to the Polo Pavilion on Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 11am. Lunch will be catered at Noon with the Polo match starting at 1pm. For more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities please call Suzanne Hudson-Smith, CFRE at 941-210-6275 or shudsonsmith@parkinsonplace.org.
[SOON]  GALA: 2024 Transformation Gala , March 22, 5-10pm
The Sarasota Performing Arts Foundation proudly announces the return of the 2024 Transformation Gala on Friday, March 22, 2024 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Featuring Kristin Chenoweth, New York Times best-selling author and Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer, the 2024 Transformation Gala promises an incredible evening dedicated to experiencing the transformative power of the arts. Set along the beautiful waterfront of Sarasota Bay, the 22nd annual event supports the PAFs vision for a new Performing Arts Center and its transformative arts education work that touches the lives of more than 33,000 educators, military families, and students. The night begins with a bayside cocktail celebration and exceptional dining catered by Michael’s on East, followed by a thrilling concert featuring Tony Award-winning artist Kristin Chenoweth in the Van Wezel Hall. The celebration concludes with a rocking private afterparty in the grand foyer. Proceeds from the gala help to fund PAF educational programs, support our partnered educational programs at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, contribute to the planning of the new Sarasota Performing Arts Center, and solidify the future of the arts in Sarasota. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit sarasotaperformingartsfoundation.org.
[SOON]  SPORTS: Wellen Park Half Marathon and 5K , March 16, 7:45am

Wellen Park invites the community to participate in its second annual Half Marathon and 5K, presented by Hotwire Communications, Saturday, March 16, 2024. The 13.1-mile course is certified by USA Track and Field. Both races start and finish at Solis Hall in Downtown Wellen, with an awards ceremony to recognize male and female winners in the following categories: overall, masters, grand masters, senior grandmasters, veterans grandmasters and top three finishers in each age group. Runners and attendees are encouraged to dress up and celebrate St. Patricks Day with festive green gear. Attendees will also enjoy live music from Solis Hall’s outdoor stage, beverages and food from different Downtown Wellen restaurants and The Yard eateries. The half marathon is open to runners 15 and older and starts at 7:30 a.m. The 5K run starts at 7:45 a.m. and is open to runners and walkers of all ages, with strollers and leashed dogs permitted. The half marathon and the 5K have also been cleared for disabled runners. The course is flat, paved and will be well-marked. Entry fees are $85 for the half marathon and $35 for the 5K, spots are limited. Registration for the half marathon and 5K closes March 15 at 5 p.m. Registration and event details, such as race packet pick-up, are available at runsignup.com/Race/FL/Venice/WellenParkHalfMarathonand5K.

[SOON]  SPORTS: Oyster Boys Fundraiser with the Baltimore Orioles , March 4, 1:05pm
Support the Oyster Boys and enjoy a spring training game with the Baltimore Orioles on March 4. $5 of every purchase made through the following link goes directly towards the Oyster Boys Conservation. https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/Oysterboys20240212-14581004
[SOON]  GALA: ALSO Youth Brunch , March 3, 11am-2pm

Join us for a brunch benefitting ALSO Youth, a local non-profit organization serving the LGBTQ youth community in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, at Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. Enjoy incredible food courtesy of Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi, a unique auction, and live music during this event supporting our mission to empower LGBTQ youth and allies and create inclusive communities. Learn more and purchase tickets at alsoyouth.org.

[SOON]  FOOD: Winederlust Dinner , February 29, 6pm
To celebrate Leap Year on Feb. 29, Viento Kitchen at Zota Beach Resort is hosting a one-night-only Worldly Wine Dinner, Winederlust Dinner, a blend of the words wine and wanderlust, which refers to the act of exploring and experiencing different wines from around the world. Hosted exclusively at select Florida Opal resort restaurants for one night, the series, created in collaboration with Jackson Family Wines, features five-course prix-fixe dinners highlighting varietals plucked from all over the globe. Each course is expertly crafted to accentuate the flavors of the showcased wines. The Winederlust Dinner at Viento Kitchen on Longboat Key will begin at 6 p.m. and costs $139.70 per person. Book now at OpalCollection.com/leap-day-winederlust-dinners.
[SOON]  GALA: Polo for Brain Health , February 25, 11:30am-3pm

Join us for the inaugural Polo for Brain Health event by The Roskamp Institute. Watch the exciting Polo match from the club side pavilion or stroll along the sideline and get up close and personal to the action and thundering of hooves. Enjoy lunch and a silent auction of more than fifty must-have items. At half-time, you are invited to participate in the tradition of stomping the divots, or stepping on the turf upturned by the horses and take a carriage ride on the Polo field. The event concludes with the winning team awards ceremony. Advance tickets $100. After 2/11 tickets $125. Proceeds benefit The Roskamp Institute’s research programs on: Alzheimers Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Red Tide, Gulf War Illness, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Learn more and purchase tickets at roskampinstitute.org.

[SOON]  SPORTS: 5K Fun Run and Walk , February 24, 7am

In the spirit of the new year and all things fit and healthy join us at the free Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast. This event is held In conjunction with the Zoomers non-profit running club at New Balance University 315 N. Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota. Check-in opens at 6.30am, run/walk starts at 7am. There will be pancakes for all after the race. RSVP required https://stores.newbalance.com/sarasota CLICK on EVENTS.

[SOON]  SPORTS: 4th Annual Get Your Mutt Movin 5K Fun Run , February 24, 8:30am-1pm

Satchels Last Resort Animal Rescue and Sanctuary and Sarasota City YMCA are excited to announce the 4th annual Get Your Mutt Movin 5K Fun Run, Walk and Festival scheduled for February 24, 2024 at Payne Park. Runner registration is now open at RunSignUp.com. Get Your Mutt Movin features a 5K Fun Run, a choose-your-distance walk, a one-hour Zumba session with local favorite Yael Campbell, and a festival full of vendors, food trucks and more. The event kicks off with the 5K at 8:30am, followed by the walk at 9:30am, and Zumba at 10:30am. The festival will run from 9am-1pm. Funds raised from this event support both Satchels Last Resort and Sarasota City YMCA to provide support for programs like medical care for shelter animals, summer camp scholarships and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available. More information can be found at https://satchelslastresort.networkforgood.com/events/62387-get-your-mutt-movin-5k-road-race-and-fun-walk-2024.

[SOON]  FOOD: Cooking for Wishes , February 22, 6pm
Save the date for the 14th Annual Cooking for Wishes 2024, presented by Exceptional Dentistry of Sarasota. The event features an interactive cooking dinner where guests at each table will prepare a one-of-a-kind 4-course meal led by Chef Jamil Pineda and Phil Mancini of Michaels on East. Guests will also enjoy specially-selected wines curated by Michael Klauber. The dinner and Wizard of Oz-themed gala will feature an exciting raffle and Live Auction for a festive evening of cooking, fun, and fundraising. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cookingforwishes.com.
[SOON]  THEATER: A Night in November , February 21 – March 15, Various times
One of the most highly acclaimed Irish comedies, A Night in November is a hard and humorous look at The Troubles in Northern Ireland during the 1990s. The play follows Kenneth McCallister, an opinionated government clerk who, barely, tolerates his wife, his in-laws, and his Catholic boss. On one fateful night in Belfast, as the Republic of Ireland qualifies against Northern Ireland for the World Cup, Kenneth finds himself watching the fanatical hatred of the crowd rather than the match, an event that profoundly changes his life. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit floridastudiotheatre.org.
[SOON]  SEMINAR: One Book, One Community , March 1, 10:30am and 7pm

Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources invites the community to attend two events featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ed Yong. Yong will discuss his book An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us during two events on March 1. Join Yong at 10:30 a.m. Suncoast Technical College, 4445 Career Lane, North Port, and 7 p.m. Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. An Immense World was chosen as the 2024 One Book, One Community selection. The book explores the various ways in which animals perceive their environment. While many people may be familiar with some of these senses, most are outside of the human range of perception. Yong encourages readers to go beyond what they think they know to better understand themselves and the world around them. His combination of anecdotal encounters in conjunction with scientific research contributes a light-hearted, often humorous approach. In addition to author talks, Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources are offering animal-themed programming to complement the book throughout February and March. There is no registration for Yong's author talks. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. There will be books available for sale and book signing by the author at both presentations. For additional information, please visit www.SarasotaCountyLibraries.org or call 311 or 941-861-1110.

[SOON]  THEATER: The White Chip , March 20 – April 12, Various times

The 2024 Stage III Series lineup at Florida Studio Theatre features three daring plays penned by award-winning playwrights. The third play in the series, White Chip, follows the character Steven. Steven is on top of the world: he is married, has good friends, and is steps away from his dream job running one of the hottest theatres in the country. He also happens to be an alcoholic spinning out of control. Follow his life from first sip to first love, critical hit to critical care, all the way to rock bottom, where he carves an unusual path to sobriety. Part of The Recovery Project, The White Chip is a wry and wild theatrical journey to recovery. Learn more and purchase tickets at FloridaStudioTheatre.org.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Tropical Muse Makers Mart , March 9, 3-5pm
The team at Pansy Bayou is thrilled to invite you to a very special pop-up event we are hosting Saturday, March 9th from 3-5pm. For our first-ever Tropical Muse Makers Mart, we have teamed up with the innovative womens surf gear maker Vital Surf Gear to host a sip and shop party. Five percent of the profits from this special event will go to the Suncoast Water Keeper to support their essential mission to protect swimmable, drinkable and fishable water for the Suncoast. In addition to the Vital Surf Gear offerings like wetsuit bottoms, beachy haircare products and more, we will have some special new vendors for this shopping event as well as fresh takes on some beloved favorites. From our new range of gorgeous quick-drying Turkish towels from Fouta Harissa and throws to vibrant new patterns of our popular Wolfum games and trays, roll up to Pansy Bayou in historic Burns Court, say hello to the makers and team at Pansy Bayou while enjoying light refreshments and fabulous shopping. Learn more at pansybayou.com.
[SOON]  GALLERY: The Women Contemporary Artists Annual Member Exhibition , February 9 – March 21, Various times
The Women Contemporary Artists 2024 exhibit will open on Friday, February 9 at Art and Frame of Sarasota Gallery Hall, located at 1055 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The public is invited to the opening reception where all members, including painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, printmakers and mixed media artists have work on display. This event also marks the 25th Year the WCA organization has been supporting creative, professional women actively engaged in the visual fine arts. This event is free and open to the public. Visit: WomenContemporaryArtists.com.

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