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Donate Now for Hurricane Michael Relief and Recovery

Published: Our communities have a tradition of generously responding to disasters through charitable giving and service, whether those disasters strike our region or beyond. In response to Hurricane Michael, Gulf Coast Community Foundation has activated our Gulf Coast Disaster Fund to accept tax-deductible charitable gifts in support of relief, recovery, and...

Thank you, Reading Recovery donors!

Published: Gulf Coast is grateful to the following donors, who have generously supported Reading Recovery and Kids READ in Sarasota County: Keith and Linda Monda Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation Frank Brunckhorst Bob and Lin Williams Steve and Shari Ashman Bob and Bev Bartner Susan and Jim Buck Judy Cahn Sandy...

Reading Recovery Students Sustain Gains

Published: The Reading Recovery initiative in Sarasota County Schools continues to show exceptional results in lifting first-grade students who struggle the most with reading and writing. Now in its fourth year and expanded to every elementary school in the district, Reading Recovery has proven to help the most challenged first-grade readers...

Venice Museum & Archives Honors Gulf Coast Donor Julia Laning

Published: The Venice Museum & Archives has recognized ardent history lover, longtime volunteer, and generous Gulf Coast donor Julia Cousins Laning in a fitting way. Ms. Laning, whose philanthropy is helping to preserve many of Venice’s oldest structures and stories, was recently presented with an appreciation plaque telling a bit of...

Brief Thoughts on a Lingering Problem

Published: Author: Mark Pritchett The following guest column by Dr. Mark S. Pritchett, President/CEO of Gulf Coast, appeared in the September 15 edition of SRQ Daily: We have no silver bullet to stop red tide. Let’s get that out of the way from the get-go. What’s more, because red tide is a naturally occurring...

Hurricane Florence: How to Help

Published: In response to Hurricane Florence, several of our colleague community foundations in the Carolinas have activated disaster funds to support those affected by the unprecedented storm. For donors who wish to support response, relief, and recovery efforts, you might consider these organizations that will be actively involved in their communities’ efforts.