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Community Foundation of Collier County & Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to Host Seventh Annual Give Where You Live Collier
Jorge Peña selected to receive the 2021 Ann McDonald Baker Art Ventures Award
Noted violist and co-founder of the St. Augustine Music Festival honored by The Community Foundation
JACKSONVILLE, Florida – January 11, 2021 —Jorge Peña, veteran member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and artistic director and co-founder of the St. Augustine Music Festival, was presented with the Ann McDonald Baker Art Ventures Award last week. The presentation was made in front of his colleagues in the Jacoby Symphony Hall as they prepared for the Florida Blue Masterworks Series performance on Friday night. Peña has performed with the Symphony for 23 seasons.
Left to right: Nina Waters, president of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida; Jorge Peña; Martha Frye Baker, Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
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Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Five Grants Promoting Equity and Access for Underrepresented, Geographically Underserved Communities Grants focus on educational and health care equity
SARASOTA, FL – In its first ever Equity and Access competitive grant cycle, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded five local nonprofit organizations who have expanded their services to promote educational and health care equity for people facing longstanding barriers in our community.
Nearly $130,000 has been provided to the Center for Religious Tolerance with support from Multicultural Health Institute and SRQ Strong, Family Promise of South Sarasota County, Forty Carrots Family Center, Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, and Teen Court of Sarasota. Each of these organizations touch one or several underrepresented groups, including geographically underserved neighborhoods, communities of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ communities, and single mothers, among others.
“Each proposal was reviewed by a diverse committee of community members, whose life experiences and perspectives enriched the decision-making process,” says Kirsten Russell, Vice President of Community Impact at the Community Foundation. “These grant awards reflect the community's voice and vision for creating and increasing access and equity in the place they are proud to call home.”
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Community Generosity, Local Foundations Elevate “Season of Sharing” to more than $2.1 Million
The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association has been the recipient of the 2020 Honor Award Winner for The Center for Health and Wellbeing in Winter Park, FL.
This health center integrates the realms of fitness, medicine, and wellness. This installation demonstrates the versatility of epoxy terrazzo as an artistic medium, with six medallions in 30 colors, set to advantage against a muted floor and rich woodwork. Intricate strip work went into the medallions, which take inspiration from the Seven Dimensions of Wellness and are both striking art pieces and symbols to orient visitors and reinforce branding. Black PVC divider strips provide maximum contrast between the vibrant resin colors. The steps incorporating metal inlay lettering consist of two-piece precast terrazzo. Read more here about their award!
The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. is a full service Non-Profit Trade Association headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Association establishes national standards for all Terrazzo floor and wall systems and provides complete specifications, color plates, and general information to architects and designers at no cost.