Tag Archives: Sarasota Philanthropic Organizations

Why You Should Be at the July 23rd SB2: Helping People


If you’ve ever been to an SB2 event about philanthropy, you already know how much we value giving back. In fact, we can’t think of a truer way to live local than to give local—to organizations with boots on the ground in our own backyard to make it a better place.

At past philanthropy SB2 symposiums, we’ve learned that the greater Sarasota area is known for being a population with a charitable heart, and that the act of giving doesn’t have to be a grand gesture or a world-conquering maneuver—or even done singlehandedly. Corporate giving structures and organizations that build up our community have a critical impact on the philanthropic climate in our own backyard. We can’t wait to learn about the organizations that inspire change through action and service at our July SB2 symposium, Helping People: Growing a Stronger Community Together.

Join us on July 23rd at 7:30AM at The Francis in downtown Sarasota for breakfast and a panel discussion featuring some of Southwest Florida’s most giving organizations.

Meet The Panelists
Our excellent lineup of panelists represents the some region’s most impactful organizations with a focus on assisting a range of needs:

  • Tom Waters: President & CEO
    Easter Seals of Southwest Florida
  • Bob Rosinsky: President and CEO
    Goodwill Manasota
  • Sonia Santiago: Vice President of Youth and Family Services
  • Kameron Hodgens: CEO
    Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center
  • Erin McLeod: Senior Vice President
    The Friendship Centers

What We’ll Cover
With the extensive experience in philanthropy represented on the panel, you can expect great insights on how our region assists at-risk groups and those in need. Once you’ve been inspired by people and organizations creating change, learn how you and your business can do get involved in changing lives. One organization doing just that is CoolToday, Helping People’s event sponsor. President Jaime DiDomenico will kick off the event by sharing his thoughts on the importance of giving back and how CoolToday is dedicated to helping people.

We’ll also hear from CS&L CPAs, the SB2 Sarasota Series sponsor. Giving back is at the heart of their mission and the driving force behind CS&L CAREs, a platform for employees to get involved in the community.

This SB2 is one you’re not going to want to miss! To purchase tickets and find out more information about our panelists, visit SRQSB2.com.

Bring your questions (and bring your friends). Let’s grow a stronger community together.

See you there,
The SRQ Team

SRQ Story Project – Goodwill Manasota

Bob Rasinsky (far right) with Goodwill Employees.

Bob Rosinsky (far right), President and CEO of Goodwill Manasota with Goodwill Employees.

Few organizations in our region have as powerful and broad reach as Goodwill Manasota. Committed to representing our community in a host of ways, Goodwill is highly efficient and effective at providing life-enriching work, assistive services and extraordinary opportunities for the underserved (and sometimes overlooked) members of Sarasota and Manatee counties.

This April, SRQ Magazine is pleased to partner with Goodwill Manasota as our Story Project Partner. Special articles are featured in the April edition of SRQ | The Magazine and in our daily newspaper, SRQ Daily, throughout the month that celebrate the amazing work of Goodwill in our community and inform our readers about how their donations make a huge difference in our community.

While the most common interaction with Goodwill is through donations for their numerous resale shops within the community, their mission reaches far beyond the proceeds from your once-loved clothing and furniture. Goodwill is about providing second chances through employment, services to veterans and even an educational programming teaching Spanish, computer skills, arts and crafts, and cooking.

SRQ Magazine is always on the cutting edge of innovation in marketing and helping nonprofits – like Goodwill – brand themselves,” said Veronica Brandon Miller, Vice President of Goodwill Foundation. “With the SRQ Story Project, Goodwill Manasota is able to reach a very broad audience and gives us a voice to let people know that we truly do ‘change lives through the power of work.'”

To read about Goodwill Manasota’s story of changing lives right here in our backyard, pick up an April edition of SRQ Magazine and stay tuned for more about their major initiatives on SRQ Daily throughout April.