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.
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.
The PYC Satori Foundation has received a $100,000 donation from the Community Foundation of Northwest Florida Inc. The nonprofit Satori Foundation encourages and promotes interest in sailing and yachting, and develops educational and training programs for the two sports.
Florida Trend magazine recently released its first “Florida 500” list, naming Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Chairman, Rick Walsh, and President and CEO, David A. Odahowski among Florida's 500 most influential executives.
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.
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.
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.
The $300,000 ADA-compliant bus, which was purchased with support from the Quantum Foundation, features two fully equipped exam rooms.
The Harold E. and Ruth M. Niles Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded Lighthouse of Manasota a $10,000 grant