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FPN Member Nancy Gidusko News

Release Date: 
10/02/2018

FPN recently learned that our friend and colleague, Nancy Gidusko, and former Director of Corporate Citizenship with Walt Disney World, was moved to hospice care and passed.  Her Celebration of Life Services will be held on October 13, 2018 at The Knowles Chapel on the Rollins College campus.

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Community Foundation of Sarasota County Appoints Mike Kennedy Senior Vice President of Community Investment

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09/28/2018

Mike Kennedy has been appointed Senior Vice President of Community Investment for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.  In this position Kennedy will develop and implement the foundation's overall community investment grant strategy, partnering to ensure the greatest impact is made for the Community Foundation’s donors and initiatives. 

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Florida Blue Foundation Announces 2019 Sapphire Awards Nominations Open

Release Date: 
09/20/2018

The Florida Blue Foundation has posted nomination applications for the 2019 Sapphire Awards - Recognizing Excellence and Innovation in Community Health.  The receiptants will receive recognition at the 2019 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards, May 9-10, 2019 being held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center.

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Jessie Ball duPont Fund Selects Next President

Release Date: 
09/18/2018

Mari Kuraishi, co-founder of GlobalGiving, to take helm in January

The trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund have selected Mari Kuraishi, co-founder and president of GlobalGiving, to be the Fund’s next president.   

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BARANCIK FOUNDATION HIRES JESSICA POLK AS OPERATIONS MANAGER

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09/14/2018

Amid exponential growth in its community impact and operational needs, the Barancik Foundation hired Jessica Polk for the newly created position of operations manager.  In 2018, the Foundation increased its grantmaking by 50 percent and launched three new initiatives—First 1,000 Days Sarasota County, Teacher Recruitment|Retention and Mental Health Environmental Scan.

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GOOD DEEDS

Release Date: 
09/06/2018

The Harold E. and Ruth M. Niles Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded Lighthouse of Manasota a $10,000 grant

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