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Venice Siblings Engineering Bright Futures

Published: Brothers Trevor and Connor Poole are Venice natives and Venice High School graduates. Both are also students in the Gator Engineering @ SCF program. Trevor was a part of the inaugural class accepted into the program in 2017. His younger brother, Connor, just graduated from Venice High and will be in the program’s third cohort this fall.

Mrs. Iversen and the Power of Endowment

Published: In his latest guest column for SRQ Daily, Gulf Coast President/CEO Mark Pritchett shares Dorothy Iversen's story and the power of endowed philanthropy.

Homeless Services System Working in Sarasota County

Published: Homelessness in our community is trending downward, according to the latest formal count. And the decrease follows directly from strategic, community-based efforts to serve the unique needs of individuals experiencing homelessness.

70% chance of sun, 100% chance of solar growth

Published: On average, there are 251 sunny days per year in Sarasota, which is approximately 70% of the year. As of Earth Day 2019, we should have had roughly 79 wonderful days of sunshine. There’s a reason we’re known as the Sunshine State! Now, we’re continuing to harness the power of...

Leadership in Action on The Bay

Published: In his latest guest column for SRQ Daily, Gulf Coast President/CEO Mark Pritchett celebrates progress on The Bay project and the leadership that is making it possible.

Gulf Coast Board Institute Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

Published: Gulf Coast is now accepting applications for our next Board Institute. The deadline to apply for this high-level governance training series for active nonprofit board members is May 17.

Introducing Our 2019 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute Class!

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation has selected 24 participants from across the region for its 2019 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute. The class members will take part in seven training sessions from late April through late June conducted by the acclaimed Leadership Development Institute of Eckerd College.