Giving, great & small: Sarasota's Charity Register celebrates lives well-lived.the Sarasota area ranks among the highest in the nation for charitable giving, and we've been blessed with a population that understands the importance of helping others. Those who came before us have left a legacy of service that we are privileged to continue, so that those who come after will find a Sarasota with the same energy and beauty that we celebrate today.
This year we said good-bye to two shining examples of our city's spirit of generosity--Kathryn "Babe Babe
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Over the course of her 96 years, Babe Weiller devoted her vast energies to The Boys Club, Florida West Coast Symphony, Women's Resource Center and Smith College. But this diminutive di·min·u·tive
1. Extremely small in size; tiny. See Synonyms at small.
2. Grammar Of or being a suffix that indicates smallness or, by semantic extension, qualities such as youth, familiarity, affection, or ball of energy--she played tennis and taught yoga almost up until her death--is remembered most for her work with the YMCA YMCA
in full Young Men's Christian Association
Nonsectarian, nonpolitical Christian lay movement that aims to develop high standards of Christian character among its members. , where her legacy began in the early '60s and culminated in an 8,000-square-foot, state-of the-art fitness center that bears her name. Her good friend Karin Gustafson, president of the YMCA Foundation, once said, "Babe is all about loving people. Joy just bounces off her when she's interacting with others."
At 91 years young, Roberta Sudakoff passed after decades of philanthropy philanthropy, the spirit of active goodwill toward others as demonstrated in efforts to promote their welfare. The term is often used interchangeably with charity. that helped construct arts buildings throughout the area, including the Sudakoff Center at New College of Florida Distinguishing academic features
Four core principles form the base of New College's academic philosophy: (1) each student is responsible in the last analysis for his or her own education, (2) the best education demands a joint search for learning by exciting teachers and able . Cognizant of the need to foster arts training in the young, she sponsored yearly playwriting play·writ·ing also play·wright·ing
The writing of plays. classes for children at Florida Studio Theatre and supported nearly 25 different organizations.
We dedicate this year's edition to Weiller and Sudakoft, and to all of Sarasota's philanthropists, great and small, who give of their time and finances to make our city a great place to live. They exemplify ex·em·pli·fy
tr.v. ex·em·pli·fied, ex·em·pli·fy·ing, ex·em·pli·fies
a. To illustrate by example: exemplify an argument.
b. the spirit of the official Sarasota Charity Register, where you'll meet some of the people who are making a real difference in our community today. We also showcase more than 200 not-for-profit agencies so you can find a way to support the worthwhile organization of your choosing, whether it is through a modest investment of time or talents, or funding a major gift.
Enjoy the issue. Find your niche, your philanthropic cause. Then you will be making your own contribution to the future of our community. That's how charity works. It's a beautiful thing.