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A Shared Roadmap for Our Region’s Future

Published: The following guest column by Gulf Coast President/CEO Mark Pritchett appeared in the June 17 edition of SRQ Daily: Today, we have more data than ever about our community and world. But how do we best make sense of it—how do we turn that barrage of information into actionable intelligence...

Swimming Pool Association Helps Fund Swim Lessons for Students

Published: The Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) once again has stepped up to provide generous support for our Kids SWIM initiative. The Manasota Chapter of FSPA along with the association’s statewide Swimming Pool Education & Safety Foundation together contributed $1,625 last month to the Kids SWIM Fund at Gulf Coast Community...

Moving Forward Together: Gulf Coast Releases Latest Regional Scan

Published: The biggest challenges we face as a region are not new, and they are not unique. What is new, though, is the significant disruption and growing uncertainty of the period we live in. A new report from Gulf Coast Community Foundation identifies strategic regional priorities and areas of opportunity that...

DeSoto County grad earns FAFSA Challenge scholarship

Published: At DeSoto County High School’s Senior Awards Night last month, student Diana Rivera received a $500 college scholarship from United Way Suncoast (UWS) and Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The award was the top prize in an innovative contest designed to encourage more DeSoto County High seniors to complete the Free...

June 2017 Desktop Downloads

Published: We're half way through the year, celebrate with a new desktop image. Update your desktop or mobile screen with this custom Gulf Coast Community Foundation wallpaper from our annual Gulf Coast calendar. Desktop Download (1.37 MB) Mobile Download (1.68 MB)

Governments Accept Report on Adult Homelessness

Published: The commissions of the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County both accepted a new report last month from the Florida Housing Coalition on addressing chronic adult homelessness in the Sarasota community. Commissioned by the City of Sarasota, Dr. Susan Porciau of the Florida Housing Coalition conducted the assessment and laid...