See what we’ve been up to at Gulf Coast and how our donors and our nonprofit partners are transforming our region.

Insuring a Legacy

Published: Longtime donor, volunteer, and Englewood matriarch Annette Dignam positively affected countless lives before she passed away last year. But her charitable legacy not only lives on in the deeds of people she’s inspired. Thanks to smart and selfless planning, yet another gift from Annette to the community was realized through a life insurance policy she left to Gulf Coast.

17 Months Later: COVID-19 Response Initiative Update

Published: Seventeen months ago yesterday, we sent out the first update on our joint COVID-19 Response initiative. We called those first grants “the start of a long, hard road ahead.” We’re still on that road, and we’ve been climbing a steep new hill.

In Memory: Richard A. Conroy, M.D.

Published: Former Gulf Coast Board Chair Richard A. Conroy, M.D., passed away on August 24 at age 77. Dick served for six years on our Board, two of them as Chair. He made a profound difference at Gulf Coast and in thousands of lives in our region and around the world.

From Roots of Green Partnership, Sustainability Keeps Growing

Published: The payoffs from the Partners for Green Places initiative continue to grow. This month, Gulf Coast awarded a $25,000 grant to help fund energy- and water-efficiency upgrades at four Sarasota human-service nonprofits through this collaboration.

SRQ DAILY: Finding Good News Amid the Pandemic

Published: In recent weeks, the news has been saturated with stories about the resurgence of COVID-19. The spread of the delta variant has set grim new patient-count records at hospitals, stretched our heroic health-care providers to their limits, and—regrettably—deepened the divides caused by those who politicize public health and amplify misinformation.

Water Quality Efforts Starting to Make Waves in Local Neighborhoods


In many local neighborhoods, stormwater ponds only become a concern when they begin looking unattractive. Homeowners associations tend to spring into action whe...

SRQ DAILY: Standards Bearers

Published: This guest column by Gulf Coast COO Veronica Thames appeared in the Saturday "Perspectives" edition of SRQ Daily.