In Your Mailbox: The December 2018 Giving Issue is Here!


The holidays bring with them cheer, warmth and togetherness. It seems that everyone’s hearts from “three sizes” this time of year, and this is perfectly captured in the interest our readers show in our annual December Philanthropy Edition. Get to know more about the nonprofit organizations that you probably already appreciate here on the Gulf Coast, and the wonderful people behind their good causes. We hope that sharing this heart-warming edition will add a little zip of extra brightness to your holiday season. Happy holidays SRQ family! #LOVELOCAL


  • Girl Boss: Even in the year 2018, the world of Wall Street CEOs remains a male-dominated field. But the philanthropy world has welcomed female CEOs for a long time, and, over the last decade, the nonprofit sector on the Gulf Coast became dominated by women. Female presidents lead Community Foundations and Education Foundations for Manatee and Sarasota counties. Private and family foundations from Selby to Patterson to Barancik chose to put women leaders at the helm, in some cases since formation.

SRQIST- Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

  • Unforgoatable: Goat yoga at Pineapple Yoga Studio has us stretching and smiling all the way through.
  • Strings Attached: Natalie Kondos believes in the healing power of music.
  • A Home for Seabirds: Save our Seabirds organization talks the need for long-term aviary.
  • Drawing on Hope: Matthew Haines wants to make a difference turning philanthropy to art.
  • Critter Crazy: Cat Depot’s new leader Jackie Ott Jaakola is no stranger to making life better for animals.
  • At the Root: Holistic healing starts from the head down at Caring Hair Foundation.
  • Fostering Success: Freedom Fellows Foundation is on a mission to help the uncertain find their way
  • A Community Cure: In the midst of an opioid crisis, Dr. Joe Smyser wants to help Sarasota help itself.

CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

CARGO- The Goods, Design Dossier, Retail Therapy, Antique Story, Nest, Books

  • Holiday Gift Guide: Let us take the legwork out of gift-giving with a round up of specially sourced gear of the year.
  • Artful Tides: Meet the outstanding local artists coming to newly-branded Sarasota Art + Handmade Art Show.

FORAGE- At the Table, Foodarama, Restaurants, Foodie Life

RECONNOITER- Case Study, Agenda

  • Boomtime Charity: What does the strong economy and new tax code mean for philanthropy?


  • Plastic Peril: The latest exhibition at Ringling College of Art + Design puts microplastics under the artist’s microscope.

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team

Click Here to access the pages of the DECEMBER 2018 SRQ digital edition.

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