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The charity register: an introduction to 203 great Sarasota causes.

ABOUT THE LIST

It takes more than nonprofit status to make this list. We limit our register to not-for-profit organizations located ill Sarasota (and those in surrounding counties that serve the Sarasota region) that offer vital community services and are funded by events that are open to the public. We've made every effort to include all groups that fit our criteria, and we hope you'll bring any omissions to our attention so we may include them in our next edition. If you'd like a copy of our standards, or would like to make a comment or suggestion, please contact Pat Haire at SARASOTA Magazine, 601 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota 34236, or e-mail her at phaire@sarasotamagazine.com.

AGAPE FLIGHTS

Resource center for more than 300 missionary families, providing logistic support, including weekly flights for mail and critical and emergency supplies, short-term volunteer teams, distribution of medical and other ministry supplies.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Charles Gardner

ADDRESS: 7990 15th St. E., Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 355 5099

WEB SITE: www.agapeflights.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Share the gospel and fight disease, poverty and illiteracy by serving missionaries in the Western Hemisphere, primarily in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Sort and package medicine and supplies, aircraft maintenance, computer entry, office work, Web page design and maintenance.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Missions Banquet--Features displays by cooperating ministries and praise reports from missionaries and short-term volunteers.

DATE: January 2004 LOCATION, TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 355-5099

AIDS-MANASOTA, INC.

Sarasota's oldest AIDS service organization providing HIV prevention and support.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Debbie L. Roginski

ADDRESS: 1844 17th St., Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 954-6011

WEB SITE: www.alds-manasota.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide services to those infected or affected by HIV disease; teach prevention and intervention techniques and optimize the quality of life.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Peer counseling, massage therapy, office, fund-raising, buddy and companion services,

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Red Ribbon AIDS Walk Walk to raise HIV awareness and funds for support services.

DATE: March 1, 2004

LOCATION: Bayfront Park

TICKET PRICE: Donations and pledges accepted.

EVENT CHAIR: Stephanie Jones-Byrne

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 954-6011

ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK

Solicits, warehouses, processes and distributes food to nonprofit agency partners offering hunger relief.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Daniel E. Dunn

ADDRESS: 717 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34232

TELEPHONE: (941) 379-6333

WEB SITE: www.allfaithsfoodbank.org MISSION STATEMENT: Feed those in need, reduce food waste and educate the community about the issues of hunger in Sarasota and DeSoto counties.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Sorters and events.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS:

1) McCurdy's "Laughter Feeds the Soul, Food Feeds the Body"--Fund-raiser hosted by McCurdy's Comedy Club. 2) Taste of Sarasota--Evening of sampling food and wine from numerous Sarasota restaurants, along with music, exercise and laughter. 3) Taste of the Nation--Evening of sampling food and wine from numerous Sarasota restaurants, along with music, exercise and laughter.

DATES: 1) November 2003 2) April 2004 3) TBA

LOCATIONS AND TICKET PRICES: TEA

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) Ann Darling, George Generosa, Los and Pam McCurdy 2) May Jang, Bob Kirshner, Chef Paul Mattison, Ann Andrews 3) TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 379-6333, Aundria Shooter

ALSO FOR GAY YOUTH, INC.

A drop-in center, outreach support groups, HIV education, a youth speak-out panel and diversity training.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; Shelley Craig

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 7382, Sarasota, FL 34278

TELEPHONE: (941) 951-2576

WEB SITE: www.alsoyouth.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide peer support services, educational programs, advocacy and referrals for youth dealing with sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Support group facilitators, office work, special events. MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Annual banquet and awards ceremony--Dinner with awards presented to national and local personalities in recognition of their contributions to ALSO and its mission.

DATE: March 2004

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE: $125/person

EVENT CHAIR: David Lopez, board president

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 951-2576

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION FLORIDA GULF COAST CHAPTER

As an area chapter of the National Alzheimer's Association, the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter addresses the educational and support needs of those affected by Alzheimer's disease or a memory-related disorder.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Gloria J.T. Smith

ADDRESS: 1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-8883

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide a support system for those affected by Alzheimer's disease through patient and family services, education, advocacy and research.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Special events comittees, support group facilitation, leadership council, office support and special projects,

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Memory Walk--Annual national walkathon.

DATE: Oct. 18, 2003

LOCATION: Lido Beach pavilion

TICKET PRICE: Free admission; participating walkers collect donations prior to walk.

EVENT CHAIR: Cindy Marine

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 305-8883

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SARASOTA UNIT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Beth Ellen Holimon

ADDRESS: 1750 17th St., Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-2858

WEB SITE: www.cancer.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Eliminate cancer as a major health problem through prevention and diminish suffering through education, advocacy and service.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Education, working with cancer patients, community organizing, fund-raising.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Relay for Life and Gala 2) Cattle Baron's Ball

DATES: 1) Spring 2004 2) April 3, 2004

LOCATIONS: 1) Venice, North Port, Englewood 2) Sarasota Fairgrounds

TICKET PRICES: 1) Free 2) $150/person

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) Varies by location 2) Jennie Compton

CONTACT TELEPHONES: 1) (941) 497-4309 2) (941) 365-2858

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SOUTH SARASOTA UNIT (VENICE)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Melinda Mudge

ADDRESS: 2100 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293

TELEPHONE: (941) 497-4309

WEB SITE: www.cancer.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Eliminate cancer as a major health problem through prevention and diminish suffering through education, advocacy and service. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Cancer education, working with cancer patients, community organizing, fund-raising.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Relay for Life

DATE: Spring 2004

LOCATION; Venice, North Port, Englewood

TICKET PRICE: None

EVENT CHAIR: Varies by location

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 497-4309

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Terry Bentz

ADDRESS: 2975 Bee Ridge Road, Suite B Sarasota, FL 34239

TELEPHONE: (941) 927-4997

WEB SITE: www.americanheart.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Heart Walk, Heart Ball, community advocacy.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: American Heart Walk

DATE: Oct. 25, 2003

LOCATIONS: Siesta Key Beach; G.T. Bray Park

TICKET PRICE: Pledge event

EVENT CHAIR: K.C. Cudney

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 927-4997

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION

Provides programs and services to fight lung disease in both children and adults.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Kimberly Titus

ADDRESS: 3333 Clark Road, Suite 100 Sarasota, FL 34231

TELEPHONE: (941) 377-5864

WEB SITE: www.gulFLung.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote lung health and ultimately conquer lung disease through education, research and advocacy.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Asthma education programs, tobacco-use prevention and fund-raising.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: 02 Oxygen Ball/ Celebrity Corporate Cup Weekend--Cocktail party with oxygen bars and concert; golf tournament with silent and live auctions,

DATE: Oct. 24-26, 2003

LOCATION AND TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIRS: Dr. Kirk and Chris Volker; Dr. Dean and Rachel Hautamaki; Ed Howard, Lincoln Mercury

CONTACT TELEPHONE; (941) 377 LUNG (5864)

AMERICAN RED CROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Local chapter of the nationwide volunteer agency that helps individuals and families in need as a result of diasters.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: TBA

ADDRESS: 2001 Cantu Court, Sarasota, FL 34232

TELEPHONE: (941) 379-9300

WEB SITE: www.southwestflorida.redcross.org

MISSION STATEMENT; Promote mutual understanding, protect life and health and prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Disaster mitigation, disaster relief, health and safety instruction, clerical, data entry and reception.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Celebrating Sarasota's Heroes--Annual luncheon to honor Sarasota County heroes, including firefighter and police officer of the year, as well as volunteer heroes and corporate community promoters.

DATE: March 2004

LOCATION, TICKET PRICE, EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 379-9300, ext. 224

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS (A.S.I.D.) ASSOCIATION IV NORTH CHAPTER

Professional organization of interior designers and related industries.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Carol Field

ADDRESS: 7557 Tamiami Trail S. Sarasota, FL 34231

TELEPHONE: (941) 926-7794

E-MAIL: asidsarasota@aol.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote professional development and education, increase public awareness of A.S.I.D., support community service, encourage and improve participation of membership while attracting new members.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Showhouse and reception tour guides.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Annual A.S.I.D. Designer Showhouses--Member designers lend their talents to recreating a fabulous bayfront residence, then invite the general public to tour the home. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs, Ringling School of Art and Design, University of Florida and the symphony.

DATE: Jan. 17-Feb. 15, 2004

LOCATiON, 8834 Fisherman's Bay Drive

TICKET PRICE: $20/person

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 926-7794

ANDREW'S TOYBOX Provides toys and books to children with serious or terminal illness.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Rich and Mary Fimbel

ADDRESS: 6501 Gulf Drive N. Holmes Beach, FL 34217

TELEPHONE: (941) 779-0674

WEB SITE: www.andrewstoybox.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide smiles to the faces of sick children.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Toy and book drives by churches, schools, organizations, companies and individuals.

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 779-0674

ANIMAL RESCUE COALITION

Advocacy group for adoptable animals and spay and neuter programs.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Mary Lee Richey

ADDRESS: 47 S. Palm Ave., Suite 209 Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 957-1955

WEB SITE: www.animalrescuecoalition.org

MISSION STATEMENT: End the killing of adoptable cats and dogs in Sarasota County, and promote and support programs involving beneficial relationships between people and companion animals.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Events, office and clerical, feral cat program and mobile spay/neuter clinic.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Gala 2004, Best in Show--An evening of dinner and dancing.

DATE: Jan. 24, 2004

LOCATION: Hyatt Sarasota

TICKET PRICE: $250/person

EVENT CHAIR: Koni Findlay and Charlie Ann Syprett, honorary chairs Penny Hill and Lee Barsky

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 957-1955

ART CENTER SARASOTA

Sarasota's oldest arts and cultural organization

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Lisa-Marie Confessore

ADDRESS: 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 4050

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-2032

WEB SITE: www.artsarasota.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Develop, promote and sustain a vital, thriving visual arts climate throughout the community and initiate sup port and enhance the arts in Sarasota through education and exhibition programs.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Greeters for receptions and exhibitions, youth and adult class monitors and reception desk greeter.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION SW FL CHAPTER

Provides quality programs and services throughout the state, locally and nationally.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Anne Fair Forest

ADDRESS: 501 Village Green Parkway, Suite 5, Bradenton, FL 34209

TELEPHONE: (941) 794-1400

E-MAIL: info.fl.bh@arthritis.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Event help, clerical duties and committee help.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Arthritis Walk--5K walk. 2) Jingle Bell Run--5K rut1.

DATES: 1) May 2004 2) December 2003

LOCATIONS: 1) Bradenton 2) Sarasota

TICKET PRICE: N/A

EVENT CHAIN: Bridget Gennett

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 794-1400, ext. 227

ARTISTS HELPING ARTISTS

Arts organization that exhibits contemporary works of art, develops programs for visual artists and the general public while assisting other artists with financial grants of $10,000 annually.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Suzette Cushman

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 15022 Sarasota, FL 34277

TELEPHONE: (941) 544-6557

WEB SITE: www.artistshelpingartists.net

MISSION STATEMENT: Create a fertile and supportive environment for artists to thrive.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Special events, board of directors, fund-raising and administrative duties.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "Artists Helping Artists"--Exhibition and auction.

DATE: March 2004

LOCATION AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

TICKET PRICE: $60/person

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 544-6557

ASOLO THEATRE COMPANY

Professional acting company for quality rotating repertory theater.

PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; Howard J. Millman

ADDRESS: 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 351-8000

WEB SITE: www.asolo.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Produce and present high-quality professional theater in a fiscally responsible manner for the community and act as a training ground for FSU graduate students.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Ushers, gift shop, administrative, special events including theater dinners and travel fund raisers.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Season Gala--Dinner dance and show benefiting our artistic and educational programs.

DATE: Jan. 17, 2004

LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

TICKET FREES: $275, $500 and $1,000/person

EVENT CHAIR: Scott George

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 351-9010, ext. 4704

THE BACKLOT THEATRE

Professional theater employing quality artists from throughout the nation.

PRESIDENT: Joseph LaRusso

ADDRESS: 2211 Fruitville Hoad, Sarasota, FL 34237

MISSION STATEMENT; Present theater of high artistic quality in an intimate mainstage setting through an imaginative mix of musicals, biographies and compelling dramatic literature.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES; Box office, ushers, computer data input, general office activities, carpenters.

BETHESDA HOUSE

A nondenominational organization providing a food pantry, laundry, shower, assistance with housing and benefits to HIV-positive people, their caregivers, friends and family at no charge.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Derick Fabien

ADDRESS: 1670 Fourth St., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-1886

WEB SITE: www.catholicchatitiesdov.org/NeedHelp/HIVAIDSMinistry

MISSION STATEMENT: Respond to the physical, social and spiritual needs of HIV infected and affected people.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES; Receptionist, transportation, food pantry, furniture and clothing pickup, food shipping, food drive, fund-raising, education support groups, prayer advocates.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Spring musical concert.

DATE: March 2004

LOCATION: Incarnation Parish Hall

TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-1886

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF THE SUN COAST, INC.

Provides one-to-one mentoring to area children to empower youth to develop self worth and responsibility.

PRESIDENT AND CEO: Joy Mahler

ADDRESS; 2831 Ringling Blvd., A 201 Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 331-4376

WEB SITE: www.bbbsaun.org

MISSION STATEMENT; Provide one-to-one mentoring to children throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES; Adult volunteer mentors for children.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Bowl For Kids' Sake 2004--Participants bowl and collect pledges.

DATES: February and March 2004

LOCATION: Sarasota, Venice and Bradenton

TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 331-4378

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SARASOTA COUNTY

Works with boys and girls to develop responsible, caring and productive citizens.

PRESIDENT AND CEO: J. Mack Reid

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 4068 Sarasota, FL 34230-4068

TELEPHONE: (941) 366 3911

WEB SITE: www.boysandgirlsclubs.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Help youth of all backgrounds, with special concerns for those from disadvantaged circumstances, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Steak & Steak Dinner. 2) Dick Vitals Sports Night--Evening of dinner and auction, presided over by sportscaster and Sarasota resident Dick Vitale. 3) Golf Challenge.

DATES AND TICKET PRICES: TBA

LOCATIONS: 1) TBA 2) TBA 3) Meadows Golf & Country Club

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) Vivienne Smith 2) John Perseo 3) Ken Dickie

CONTACT TELEPHONE (941) 366-3911, ext. 22

CAMP FLORIDA FISH TALES

A week long, barrier-free wheelchair-accessible camp for children with medical or physical disabilities.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Muffet Einwag

ADDRESS: 3220 Williamsburg St. Sarasota, FL 34231

TELEPHONE: (941) 921-9182

WEB SITE: www.campflafishtales.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide a unique camping atmosphere for those with special challenges.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Camp counselors, EMTs, lifeguards, nurses, physical and occupational therapists.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS:

1)Annual golf tournament. 2) Spring Fling Music Feet--Music festival and silent auction.

DATES: 1) October 2003 2) April 2004

LOCATIONS: 1) TBA 2) Monk's Steamer Bar & Grill

TICKET PRICES: 1) TBA 2) Free

EVENT CHAR: Muffet Einwag

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 921-9182

CARDINAL MOONEY HIGH SCHOOL

The area's only Catholic, independent college prep school offering a broad range of advanced academics, sports and arts in a safe, family-friendly environment.

PRESIDENT: Sister Mary Lucia Haas

ADDRESS: 4171 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34232

TELEPHONE: (941) 371-4917

WEB SITE: www.cmhs-sarasota.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide an excellent, values-based education in a small, family-oriented environment while emphasizing service to God and the community.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Event coordination, donation solicitation, ticket sales, mailings, computer entry, decorating, hospitality.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Dinner Auction/Car Drawing--Dinner auction featuring more than 250 silent and live auction items, entertainment and dinner.

DATE: March 13, 2004

LOCATION: Cardinal Mooney High Selby Center

TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 379-2647

CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF VENICE, INC.

Part of the nation's largest network of agencies, institutions and individuals who aim to reduce poverty, support families and empower communities.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Peter Routsis-Arroyo, LCSW

ADDRESS: 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34292

TELEPHONE: (941) 488-5581

WEB SITE: www.catholiccharitiesdov.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide direct services for, advocate on behalf of, and convene the people of Southwest Florida to ensure human dignity, enhance the quality of life for all people, and emulate the teachings of Jesus.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Bishop's Annual Charity Ball--All proceeds go to the aid of the needy.

DATE: Jan. 22, 2004

LOCATION: Chelsea Center at St. Thomas More

TICKET PRICE: $150/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Maria DeSanto and Edith Barr Dunn

CONTACT TELEPHONE; (941 488-5581

CHARIS CENTER, INC.

Offers professional counseling and family-life education for all ages.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Glen Denlinger, LCSW, BCD

ADDRESS: 4041 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34232

TELEPHONE: (941) 378-1549

WEB SITE: www.chariscenterrl.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide professional counseling and family life education services to meet the emotional, relational and spiritual needs of individuals and families.

CHILD PROTECTION CENTER INC.

Works to prevent child abuse.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Ginna Downing, M.S., C.F.L.E.

ADDRESS: 1750 17th St., Building L, Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-1277, ext. 117

WEB SITE: www.childprotectioncenter.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Prevent child abuse and protect and treat children and families affected by child abuse.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Supervise court-ordered visits between non custodial parents and children, as well as numerous opportunities during the Sarasota Comedy Festival and other fund-raising events.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Sarasota Comedy Festival--Cartoonists and their characters and a variety of comedians bring a week of laughter to raise funds to help abused children.

DATE, TICKET PRICE, EVENT CHAIR AND CONTACT: TBA

LOCATION: Venues throughout Sarasota

CHILDREN FIRST, INC.

Provides comprehensive services to more than 400 of Sarasota County's lowest-income children from birth to 5 years.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Philip D. Tavill

ADDRESS: 1723 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 953-3877

WEB SITE: www.childrenfirst.net

MISSION STATEMENT: Strengthen children and families by improving the quality of their lives through a comprehensive approach to development, education, health and well-being.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call Hope Kinney at (941) 953-3877 for specific opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Children First Celebration--Series of events bringing attention to and support for very young children and families living in poverty.

DATE: Feb. 15 22, 2003

LOCATION: Events throughout Sarasota County

TICKET PRICE: $10-$100/person

EVENT CHAIR: Committee chaired

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 953 3877, ext. 115 (Ken Sons)

THE CHILDREN'S GUARDIAN FUND

Raises and administers funds to support the Guardian Ad Litem program of the 12th Judicial Circuit.

PRESIDENT: Gall Johnson

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 49722, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 861-4875

MISSION STATEMENT: Raise and administer funds to support the Guardian Ad Litem program of the 12th Judicial Circuit.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Guardians, ad litem, fund-raising, "Let the Season Begin," auxiliary membership.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "Let the Season Begin"--Display of creative table settings, luncheon, and creative holiday and fashion show.

DATE: Nov. 24, 2003

LOCATION: Hyatt Sarasota

TICKET PRICE: $65/person

EVENT CHAIR: Tish Fitzgerald

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 360-9207

CHILDREN'S HAVEN AND ADULT COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC. (CHAC)

Creates solutions and makes changes in the lives of children, teens and adults with disabilities through education, occupational training, skill training, employment services and community living programs.

PRESIDENT AND CEO: Peggy J. Connell

ADDRESS: 4405 DeSoto Road, Sarasota, FL 34235

TELEPHONE: (941) 355-8808

WEB SITE: www.chachaven.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Empower the lives of children, teens and adults with disabilities, one person at a time.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Selby pre-school, plant nursery, CHAC farm project, Treasure House thrift shop, administration, maintenance, occupational training program, Active Arts.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Second Annual "Handi-capable Award & Celebration"--Showcases an individual with disabilities who has exemplified courage in their own life, as well as the lives of others.

DATE: March 2004

LOCATION: Lakewood Ranch

TICKET PRICE: $50/person

EVENT CHAIR: Marla Boss

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 355-8808, ext. 224

CIRCUS SARASOTA

Independent performance and teaching circus.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; Pedro Reis

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 18636, Sarasota, FL 34276

TELEPHONE: (941) 355-9335

WEB SITE: www.circussarasota.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Represent the circus arts at the highest level through performance, education and integrated arts programming.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Ushers, administrative office, box office and gala committees.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "The Art of Circus" Gala--Dining and dancing, along with exciting circus entertainment.

RATE: Jan. 16, 2004

LOCATION: Under the Big Top at Tuttle and Ringling Avenues

TICKET PRICE: $125 $250/person; $800-$2,000/tables.

EVENT CHAIRS: Mary Ann Robinson, Janet Hunter and Lee Peterson

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 371-6798

COASTAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE INC.

Provides more than 50 substance abuse, mental health, criminal justice, prevention, intervention and treatment programs.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Dr. Christine Cauffield

ADDRESS: 1565 State St., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 927-8900

WEB SITE: www.coastalbh.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Offer affordable behavioral healthcare that exceeds customer expectation for quality, availability and satisfaction.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Dance Revue with Fred Astaire.

DATE: Oct. 4, 2003

LOCATION: TBA

TICKET PRICE: Corporate and individual sponsorships are available.

EVENT CHAIR: Dr. Chrissie Eisele

CONTACT TELEPHONE (941) 330-2920, ext. 103

COASTAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION, INC.

Raises funds for youth-oriented projects and gives grants to teachers for special projects about the environment, state and country,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: R. Earl Warren

ADDRESS: 359 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, FL 34295-1207

TELEPHONE: (941) 474-7768

E-MAIL: tammy@ewol.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Help youth achieve their goals with grants and scholarships.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Coordinate and run local events.

THE COLLEGE FUND (UNCF)

The nation's oldest higher education assistance organization.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Beverly Marshall-Luney

ADDRESS:1080 Woodstock Road, #280 Orlando, FL 32803

TELEPHONE: (407) 896-6940

WEB SITE: www.uncf.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Enhance the quality of education for minority students by raising operating funds for the 39 member colleges and universities and provide scholarships for deserving young men and women.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: UNCF 20th Annual Dinner--Dinner celebrating higher education scholarships.

RATE: February 2004

LOCATION: Bradenton Municipal Auditorium

TICKET PRICE: $75/person, $1,000/table

EVENT CHAIR: Cynthia Newell

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (407) 896-6940

COMMUNITY AIDS NETWORK

Provides numerous services to those infected with and affected by HIV.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Susan Terry

ADDRESS: 1231 N. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-0461

WEB SITE: www.cccsrq.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide HIV education to the community and medical, dental, case management and therapeutic programs to people who are HIV-positive.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Anonymous testing, fund-raising and office work.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: C.A.N. Dance--Ballroom championship dancing event.

DATE: October 2003

LOCATION: The Chelsea Center

TICKET PRICE: $125/person

EVENT CHAIR: Stephen Sieg

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 925-9060

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY

The Community Foundation is a public charity that matches donors' charitable interests with needs in the community by giving grants and scholarships. It encourages individuals to create permanent funds that are good forever. Volunteers may help in the office with mailings and special events.

AS OF JUNE 1, 2003:

ASSETS: $80 million

TOTAL GRANTS: $5.3 million plus $369, 400 in scholarships

NUMBER OF GRANTS: 597

RANGE OF GRANTS: $250-$100,000

AVERAGE GRANT SIZE: $12,500

PRESIDENT AND CEO: Stewart W. Stearns

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 49587, Sarasota, FL 34230-6587

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-3000

WEB SITE: www.sarasota-foundation.org

THE COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Individual and group music instruction in all instruments and voice. More than half the school's students are on scholarship or are in no-fee group programs.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; Mary C. Geldi

ADDRESS: 2329 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE; (941) 953-4410

WEB SITE: www.musicschoolforall.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide individual and group music instruction to anyone who wants to learn, regardless of age, experience or ability to play.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES; Teaching, office, fund-raising, events, program assistance, newsletter, publicity, grant writing, board of trustees and community advisory board.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "Stravinsky in Sarasota"--New, national competition for students of community music schools, where up to 10 finalists will be chosen to perform for a student audience and at a gala.

DATE: Feb. 23, 2004

LOCATION, TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 953-4410

COMMUNITY VIDEO ARCHIVES (CVA)

Produces a living (video) history of the Sarasota community and its people

PRESIDENT: Annette Scherman

ADDRESS: 1235 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239

TELEPHONE; (941) 365 7052

MISSION STATEMENT: Record and preserve a living history of the community.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Everyone in this organization is a volunteer, except for professional video producers, who are paid per project.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon--Honorees are inducted into Hall of Fame.

DATE: TBA

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE: $50/person; sponsorship tables also available

EVENT CHAIR: Roberta Hamilton

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 365-7052

COMMUNITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Identifies needs of teens and develops positive substance-free activities to meet those needs.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Karen Bogues

ADDRESS: 4409 Sawyer Road, Sarasota, FL 34233

TELEPHONE: (941) 922-5126

MISSION STATEMENT: Improve the lives of teens by empowering youth and adults as community partners.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIEs: Office work, event planning.

CROWLEY MUSEUM AND NATURE CENTER

Nature conservancy of 190 acres with nature trails, school programs and educational center.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Dabble Dixon

ADDRESS: 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota, FL 34240

TELEPHONE: (941) 322-1000

WEB SITE: www.crowleymuseumnaturectr.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Preserve a natural site where today's and tomorrow's generations learn about, appreciate and enjoy the environment and cultural history of the rural Gulf coast of Florida

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Land and building maintenance, office, computer admissions, trail guides, school programs, museum collections and exhibits, building restoration

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Starry Nite--Gourmet dinner and silent auction with amazing celestial sights via powerful telescopes.

DATE: January 2004

LOCATION: Crowley Museum and Nature Center

TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 322-1000

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

Raises awareness about cystic fibrosis and funds to fight the disease.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Betsy K. Ilges

ADDRESS: 677 Washington Blvd. N., Suite 35, Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 952-5836

WEB SITE: www.cff.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Assure development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Office work, volunteering at events.

MAIN FUND-RAISiNG EVENTS:

1) Black & White Ball "Unmasked"--Black Tie gala. 2) Gettel Mitsubishi Charity Golf Classic-Golf tournament

DATES: 1) Oct. 11, 2003 2) NOV. 2, 2003

LOCATIONS: 1) Michael's On East 2) Laurel Oak Country Club

TICKET PRICES: 1) $200/person 2) $150/person

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) Sarah Morgan, Phillip and Kim Mancini 2) Jim Gettel

CONTACT TELEPHONES: 1) (941) 379-8992 2) (941) 952 5836

D.A.S.H., INC.

Housing for domestic abuse victims.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Donna M. Leclerc

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1484 Englewood, FL 34295-1484

TELEPHONE: (941) 475-8722

WEB SITE: www.dashinc.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide interim housing for domestic abuse victims in the greater Englewood and North Port areas; help rebuild lives through a network of social services, including child care, self-esteem classes, and educational opportunities.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Office and resale shop.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Yard sale--Sale of all donated items, furniture and small items.

DATE, LOCATION, TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 475-8722

DATTOLI CANCER FOUNDATION

Fund-raising organization for cancer research.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Don Kaltenbach

ADDRESS: 2803 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: Toll-free (800) 915-1001

WEB SITE: www.pcrn.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Raise awareness of prostate cancer and the need for early and annual screening, provide information and support to newly diagnosed patients, foster research into better diagnostic tools and treatment options

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

DEAF SERVICE CENTER OF MANATEE/SARASOTA

The only communication, referral and social service agency that serves as a focal point for more than 65,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Sharon Wiblitzhouser

ADDRESS: 7254 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fl $4217

TELEPHONE; (941) 921 5447 V/TDD

E-MAIL: dscmasq@aol.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Bridge the communication and cultural gap between three communities: deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assist with fundraisers and events, tutor students and occasional office work.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: 14th Annual Walk-A-Thon--A 5-mile walk with participants encourage to collect pledges of $20 plus.

DATE: Feb. 7, 2004

LOCATION: TBA

TICKET PRICE: Minimum $20 (pledges)

EVENT CHAIR: Donna Carlton

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 921-5447

DREAMS ARE FREE INSTITUTE

K-12 school for students with special learning needs, teacher education and research center, parent and community resource center,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTION: Sister M Gilchrist Cottrill

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 50755 Sarasota. FL 34232-0306

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-4010

WEB SITE; www.dreamsarefree.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Help all children reach their full potential intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Rumba, Salsa and All That Jazz--Silent and live auction, live music, dinner and professional dancing performance.

DATE: March 16, 2004

LOCATION: Hyatt Sarasota

TICKET PRICE: N/A

EVENT CHAIR: Melba Jimenez

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-4010, ext. 1

EASTER SEALS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, INC.

Provide educational and therapeutic services to disabled children add adults.

PRESIDENT AND CEO: Mary Hitchcock

ADDRESS: 350 Braden Ave., Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 355-7637

WEB SITE: www.swfl.easter-seals.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Create solutions that change lives through high-quality therapeutic, educational and support services for children, adults and families.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assisting disabled or special needs children and adults

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS:

1) Meadows Cup Charity Golf Classic--Golf tournament 2) "Walk With Me"--Walk-a-thon.

DATES: 1) May 2004 2) August 2004

LOCATIONS: 1) Meadows County Club 2) DeSoto Square Mall in Bradenton and Sarasota Square Mall in Sarasota

TICKET PRICES: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Carrie Rasmussen

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 355 7637, ext. 411

THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC.

Foundation that links the community and school district, raises funds to provide educational opportunities for public school children.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Dorothy B. Stuart

ADDRESS: 1960 Landings Blvd., Suite 326 Sarasota, FL 34231

TELEPHONE: (941) 927-0965

WEB SITE: www.EdFoundation.net

MISSION STATEMENT: Support, promote and provide opportunities for educational excellence for all students in Sarasota County public schools.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Grant readers, science fair judges, scholarship selections and event fund raiser committees.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Evening of Excellence--Elegant dinner and spirited student art auction showccasing outstanding student art.

DATE: Feb. 27, 2004

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE: $175-$300/person

EVENT CHAIR: Cindy Kaiser

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 927-0965

ENGLEWOOD HELPING HAND, INC.

A community-supported social service agency that provides short-term emergency assistance to Englewood residents and refers people to other agencies for long term aid.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Kathryn Roach

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 791/700 E. Dearborn St, Englewood, FL 34223

TELEPHONE: (941) 474-5864

WEB SITE: www.ewol.com/helpinghand

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide short-term emergency service to Englewood residents.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteers are scheduled through their churches.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Englewood Crop Walk--5-mile walk with sponsor pledge funds.

DATE: February 2004

LOCATION: Community Presbyterian Church

EVENT CHAIR: Maxine Brunner

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 697-5032

EPILEPSY SERVICES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Serves an eight county region through three programs: Direct Client Services, which provides medical and case management services to people with epilepsy who do not have health insurance; a community education program; and a vocational services program.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Thomas Gerrity

ADDRESS: 1900 Main St., Suite 212 Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE; (941) 953-5988, ext. 303

MISSION STATEMENT: Prevent and control epilepsy, and assist clients and their families to overcome problems associated with this disorder so they can achieve maximum potential, independence and self-sufficiency.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Limited; call for specific opportunities.

EVERY CHILD, INC.

Volunteers who work together to help needy kids stay in school.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Judy Alexander

ADDRESS: 1700 North Drive, Sarasota, FL 34239-5017

TELEPHONE: (941) 953-2277

E-MAIL: judyalex1@aol.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Encourage those children who live in Sarasota's five housing projects to stay in school by providing necessary school supplies.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES; Donations of school supplies, new books, holiday gifts. Distribution of school supplies and holiday gifts.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Summer mailing in order to raise funds for major Back to School event in August. Donations accepted year-round.

FACE OF SARASOTA, INC.

Advocacy organization for people with craniofacial disorders.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Bernice Brooks Bergen

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1424, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 922-9250

MISSION STATEMENT: Enhance the lives of people with craniofacial disorders, offer solace and guidance, create public awareness and fight prejudice.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Secretaries, case history workers, visitation, reentering, grant writing.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Dinner--At a quality restaurant with all proceeds going to FACE.

DATE, LOCATION AND TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIRS: Bernice Bergen with co-chairs

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 955-9250

FAMILY NETWORK ON DISABILITIES OF MANATEE/SARASOTA INC.

A local alliance of families, community organizations and businesses committed to offering support and a variety of services to children with special needs and disabilities and the community at large.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; Mary Smith

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 10707 Bradenton, FL 34282

TELEPHONE: (941) 358-0275

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide support, training, education, information and advocacy to parents and families of individuals with disabilities and special needs.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Annual disability conference workshops, special projects and fund-raising events.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS:

1) Annual Disability Conference--Conference on latest developments in disabilities. 2) Spa and Salon Package Gift Certificate--Gift package from John Carl Spa valued at $75. 3) Christmas Wreath Sale--Fresh live Wisconsin Christmas wreaths, mini-trees and decorated baskets, and fresh Florida citrus delivered locally and shipped for the holidays.

DATES: 1) February 2004 2) April, May, June 2004 3) August and September 2003

LOCATIONS AND TICKET PRICES: TBA

EVENT CHAIRS: Nancy Marsh or Mary Smith

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 378-2295 or (941) 358-0275

FINE ARTS SOCIETY OF SARASOTA, INC.

Arts organization.

CO-PRESIDENTS: Dorothy E. Thomas and Barbara Sanandres

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1432, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 330-0680

WEB SITE: www.finearts.bigstep.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Support arts in Sarasota.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Backstage and art tours at Van Wezel.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: The Creators and Collectors' Tour--Two-day tour of artists' and art collectors' homes and studios.

DATE: March 2004

LOCATION: TBA

TICKET PRICE: $17

EVENT CHAIR: Jan Berk

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 968-1366

FIRST STEP OF SARASOTA, INC.

A comprehensive center for alcohol and drug rehabilitation serving adolescents and adults since 1968.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: David Beesley

ADDRESS: 1970 Main St., Fifth Floor Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-5333

WEB SITE: www.firststepofsarasota.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Prevent and treat alcohol/ drug addictions and associated disorders to promote fully functioning, productive individuals whose lives are positive.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Infant caregivers, clerical, housekeeping, maintenance, committee members, fund-raising.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: First Step Golf Tournament.

DATE: April 19, 2004

LOCATION: Prestancia Country Club

TICKET PRICE: $150/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Gall Sack and Lynne Ross

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 552-2470

* THE FLORIDA CENTER FOR CHILD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

Multi-service provider serving children, families and individuals through developmental therapies, early intervention and prevention services, mental health counseling and parenting education.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Peter D. Howard, LCSW

ADDRESS: 4620 17th St., Sarasota, FL 34235

TELEPHONE: (941) 371-8820

WEB SITE: www.childdevelopmentflorida.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide comprehensive prevention, early intervention, and treatment services to strengthen child, family, individual and community development.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call Suzanne Pontiere at ext. 1030

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: The Festival of the Trees Silent and live auction with dinner and music.

DATE: Dec. 5, 2003

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE: $150/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Scotty Hamilton, Rita Steele and Mary Mapp

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 371-8820, ext. 1030

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FLORIDA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION (FRA), SARASOTA CHAPTER

Association of restaurants that donate their time and resources to a variety of charity programs.

SARASOTA CHAPTER DIRECTOR: DOn McGee

ADDRESS: 1780 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL 34235

TELEPHONE: (941) 925-8841

WEB SITE: www.tasteofsarasota.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Foster goodwill in the community, encourage fraternal spirit and promote the restaurant/food service industry.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Event involvement.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: A Taste of Sarasota--Benefit showcasing restaurants from around the city presenting samples of their cuisine.

DATE: Nov. 9, 2003

LOCATION: Phillippi Estate

TICKET PRICE: $5/adults, children under 12 free

EVENT CHAIR: May Jang

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 320-3775

FLORIDA SHERIFFS YOUTH RANCH

Residential program to nurture needy, neglected boys and girls and provide a warm sense of security, guidance and tenderness.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Marvin Clover

ADDRESS: 751 Rye Wilderness Road Bradenton, FL 34212

TELEPHONE: (941) 776-1777

WEB SITE: www.youthranches.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Prevent juvenile delinquency and develop lawful, productive citizens through a broad range of family-centered activities.

FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE, INC.

A professional theater that presents the finest in contemporary American theater

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Richard Hopkins

ADDRESS: 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 366 9017

WEB SITE: www.fst2000.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide the best in contemporary theater by presenting plays that speak to a riving, evolving, dynamic, changing world.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Parking concierge, ushering, administration and production.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Row Party--A special black-tie gala event celebrating the opening of FST's winter mainstage season.

DATE, LOCATION AND TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Anne Folsom Smith

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-9017

FLORIDA WEST COAST SYMPHONY

Symphony orchestra.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Joseph McKenna

ADDRESS: 709 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 953 4252

WEB SITE: www.fwcs.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote chamber and symphonic music locally, statewide and nationally by presenting performances of the highest artistic excellence, providing broad based educational programs of the highest quality, and making both available to the broadest possible constituency.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Ushering, assist in music library, assist receptionist.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Opening Night Gala--Celebrates the 55th Florida West Coast Symphony season with pre-concert cocktail reception and gala formal dinner.

DATE: NOV. 8, 2003

LOCATION, TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 953-4252, ext. 25

FLORIDA WINEFEST & AUCTION, INC.

A premier food and wine event that funds grants for disadvantaged children's programs and at-risk youth in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Its main event is an auction, held in April on the grounds of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Volunteers should call for opportunities.

TOTAL GRANTS: $250,000 to $400,000

NUMBER OF GRANTS: 19-25

RANGE OF GRANTS: $2,000 to $50,000

AVERAGE GRANT SIZE: $13,157

PRESIDENT: Sandy W. Loevner

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 4193, Sarasota, FL 34230-4193

TELEPHONE: (941) 952-1109

WEB SITE: www.floridawinefest.com

FORTY CARROTS FAMILY CENTER

Parenting center, outreach parenting education program, accredited preschool and professional training facility.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS: Betsy Kane-Hartnett and Diane Weiss

ADDRESS: 1500 S. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota, FL 34239

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-7716

WEB SITE: www.fortycarrots.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Strengthen families through educational programs for children, their parents and professionals in the field.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Mass mailings, fund-raising

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Carrotcakes 2004--Dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions.

DATE: March 19, 2004

LOCATION: Hyatt Sarasota

TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Beth McGregor

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 365-7716

FOUNDATION FOR DREAMS

Funds and provides therapeutic and recreational programs to individuals with special needs; programs include Dream Oaks Camp, adaptive sport clinics and respite services for parents and families.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT: Amanda Fisher Delp

ADDRESS: 2620 Manatee Ave. W., #D Bradenton, FL 34205

TELEPHONE: (941) 748-8809

WEB SITE: www.foundationfordreams.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide services, therapeutic and recreational, for children and families with special needs.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Camp activities, office, special projects and events.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Golf tournament and pairing party--Celebrity golf tournament with a pairing party and silent auction the night before.

DATE: March 2004

LOCATION: Bradenton Country Club

TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Jim Brand

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 748-8809

THE FOUNDATION FOR MANATEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, INC.

Provides financial education assistance for students.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Peg Lowery

ADDRESSES: 1) 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34206 (941) 752-5390 2) 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34292 (941) 408-1418

WEB SITE: www.mccfoundation.net

MISSION STATEMENT: Secure and manage private resources to enhance educational opportunities for Manatee Community College.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Special events committee, scholarship committee, Legacy Society and investment committee.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS:

1) Annual executive luncheon--Luncheon with highlighted guest speaker. 2) Annual masquerade ball--Costume ball. 3) Evening Under the Stars Evening outdoors accompanied by the sound of the symphony. 4) Evening Under the Stars--Evening outdoors accompanied by the sound of the symphony.

DATES: 1) NOV. 11, 2003 2) Feb. 28, 2004 3) April 2004 4) May 2004

LOCATIONS: 1) Michael's On East 2) Hyatt Sarasota 3) MCC-South Campus 4) Lakewood Ranch

TICKET PRICES: 1) TBA 2) $75/person 3) $15/in advance, $20 at the gate 4) $15/in advance, $20 at the gate

EVENT CHAIRS: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONES: (941) 752-5390 or (941) 408-1418

FRIENDS OF THE SELBY LIBRARY, INC.

Fund-raising and volunteer support for the Selby Public Library.

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR: Marianne Cowger

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2255, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-5228

E-MAIL: selbyfriends@sarasota.lib.fl.us

MISSION STATEMENT: Support and coordinate with the Selby Public Library and the community in the development of services by raising funds, provide a volunteer base to assist library staff and advocate the use and growth of library services.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Book store/gift shop, circulation, media, reference and youth.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Sarasota Reading Festival co-sponsorship--Annual event downtown with booksellers, book signings and author panel discussions.

DATE: Nov. 1, 2003

LOCATION: Five Points Park

TICKET PRICE: Most events free to public.

EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 365-5228

G. WIZ

Hands-on learning center for science and technology.

INTERIM DIRECTOR: Richard G. Sheldon

ADDRESS: 1001 Boulevard of the Arts Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 309-4949

WEB SITE: www.gwiz.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Make science relevant, technology understandable, and learning an interactive adventure for people of all ages.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specific opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Butterfly Ball--Black-tie event, dinner, dancing and auction.

DATE: March 13, 2004

LOCATION: G. WIZ

TICKET PRICE AMD EVEMT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 309-4949, ext. 102, Donna Wolski

GIFTS FROM GOD OF SARASOTA, INC.

Organization that provides basic need practical assistance to Sarasota County poor and homeless, including food, clothing, furniture, donated automobiles and emergency finances.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Butterfield

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 1300, Osprey, FL 34229

TELEPHONE: (941) 485-4707

WEB SITE: www.gifts-from-god.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Reach the needy for Christ.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Serve meals to the poor and homeless every Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Heavenly Celebration Dinner--Dinner gala.

DATE, LOCATION AND TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Joy Smith

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 485-4707

GIRL SCOUTS OF GULFCOAST FL, INC.

Designed to meet the needs and interests of girls ages five to 17 and help them reach their full potential in a supportive, all-girl environment.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Sandi Stewart

ADDRESS: 2909 Olympic St., Sarasota, FL 34231

TELEPHONE: (941) 921-5358

WEB SITE: www.girlscoutsgulfcoastfl.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Leaders, mentors, event directors, trainers and workshop coordinator, consultants, fund-raisers, drivers and speakers.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS:

1) Girl Scout Benefit Golf Tournament--Four-person scramble, Singles and two-somes, men's, ladies' and mixed. 2) Girl Scout Cookie-Off--The area's top chefs create a dessert using Girl Scout cookies.

DATES: 1) May 15, 2004 2) Feb. 15, 2004

LOCATIONS: 1) El Conquistador Country Club 2) Michael's On East

TICKET PRICES: 1) $100/player 2) By invitation

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) Emily Lane 2) Kathy Carol

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 921-5358, ext. 253

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF SARASOTA COUNTY

Operates programs uniquely designed for girls aged 6-16 to foster self-respect and self determination, to nurture their ability and interest in math, science and technology as well as to build their athletic skills and competitive spirit.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Stephania Feltz

ADDRESS: 201 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-6646

MISSION STATEMENT: Inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Tutoring, sports, program facilitation, reading and storytelling.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Celebration luncheon--Annual award luncheon honoring three outstanding women with the "She Knows Where She Is Going" award, and one exemplary visionary leader with a "Visionary Award." 2) Dream Builders Society Luncheon--Luncheon showcasing success stories and highlighting program areas.

DATES: 1) February 2004 2) TBA

LOCATIONS, TICKET PRICES; AND EVENT CHAIRS: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-6646, ext 207

GLASSER/SCHOENBAUM HUMAN SERVICES CENTER

A 13-building complex housing 17 nonprofit social agencies that provide affordable and accessible preventative and treatment services to low-income individuals, children and families.

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD: Dr. Kay Glasser

ADDRESS: 1750 17th St., Building J-1 Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-4545

WEB SITE: www.humanservicescenter.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Facilitate efficient delivery and accessibility of health and human services to disadvantaged people and enhance the quality of case management through agency intercommunication and interaction in a convenient centralized location; maximize the resources of health and human services agencies by minimizing operational costs; and contribute to the quality of life of the Sarasota community by helping individuals achieve productive lives.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: Frequent tours of the facility and dedicatory recognition celebrations to create awareness of the center and promote support for the Dr. Kay E. Glasser Endowment Fund.

GOODWILL FOUNDATION

Part of a 100-year-old organization that serves Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties.

PRESIDENT: Zoltan Karpathy

ADDRESS: 8490 N. Lockwood Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-4483

WEB SITE: www.goodwillindustries.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Turn donations into good jobs, good homes and good neighborhoods.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Goodwill Gala--Casual, fun and interactive evening when prominent artists and community members actually create a work of art during the gala using items donated to Goodwill.

DATE: March 12, 2004

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE: $150/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Mary Ann and Robbie Robinson

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 955-4483

GREAT KIDS!, INC.

Youth development center,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Jerry Prince

ADDRESS: 2674 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 951-2674

E-MAIL: grtkds@aol.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Offer nutritious meals, quality child care services and enrichment programs in a secure environment to at-risk pre-school and school-age children.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Teaching, meal preparation, office.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Holiday Auto Surprise--Car with estimated value between $6.000 and $8,000 awarded by raffle.

DATE: Dec. 25, 2003

LOCATION, AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

TICKET PRICE: $1-$2/ticket

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 953-2211

THE GREAT OUTDOORS CONSERVANCY

Purchases land for conservation and recreation.

PRESIDENT: Bill LaMee

ADDRESS: 4311 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 210 Bradenton, FL 34209

TELEPHONE: (941) 708-3456

WEB SITE: www.TheGreatOutdoors.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Conserve wild, natural open and scenic land for the recreational enjoyment of present and future generations.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Office administration, database management, development and fund-raising, grant research and writing, land stewardship.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Conservation Celebration--Annual banquet, automobile raffle and auction. 2) Oktoberfest Suncoast--Bavarian folk festival.

DATES: 1) January 2004 2) Sept. 26 Oct. 5, 2003

LOCATIONS: 1) Bradenton Municipal Auditorium 2) Manatee and Sarasota Fairgrounds

TICKET PRICES: 1) $159/person 2) $5/person

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) Jeff and Helen King 2) Mark and Marianne Barnebey

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 708-3456

GREATER SARASOTA JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION

Organization that promotes instructional and competitive junior golf for all girls and boys aged 7 18. Provides financial assistance

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Judy Christman

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 1665 Venice, FL 34284-1665

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-0445

WEB SITE: www.gsjga.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Introduce juniors to the world of golf.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Instruction, registration, scorekeeping.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: The Legends Golf Tournament--Afternoon golf tournament preceded by an evening of cocktails, dinner, silent auction and live music.

DATE: Oct. 25, 2003

LOCATION: Laurel Oak Country Club

TICKET PRICE: $150/person

EVENT CHAIR: Lisa Wright

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-0445

GULF COAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF VENICE

With $147 million in assets, this foundation is the largest community foundation in Florida, using its resources to identity and respond to community needs and opportunities. It serves donors who wish to create a legacy in the community. Volunteer opportunities exist in screening grant and scholarship applications.

AS OF JUNE 30, 2002:

ASSETS: $147 million

TOTAL GRANTS: $4.7 million

NUMBER OF GRANTS: 128

RANGE OF GRANTS: $250 to $984,000

AVERAGE GRANT SIZE: $33,000

PRESIDENT AND CEO: Teri A. Hansen

ADDRESS: 601 Tamiami Trail S., Venice, FL 34285

TELEPHONE: (941) 486-4600

WEB SITE: www.gulfcoastcf.org

GULF COAST DIABETES FOUNDATION

Organization dedicated to the cure of diabetes and its related complications.

PRESIDENT: Eva Martin

ADDRESS: 2100 Constitution Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34231

TELEPHONE: (941) 957 5099

MISSION STATEMENT: Assist, individually or collectively, persons on the Gulf Coast of Florida afflicted with diabetes by providing financial aid for supplies, services, information and research.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Board members.

GULF COAST HERITAGE ASSOCIATION, INC.

A 30-acre archaeological, environmental and historic site, known as Historic Spanish Point, located on Little Sarasota Bay.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Linda W. Mansperger

ADDRESS: 337 N. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229

TELEPHONE: (941) 966-5214

WEB SITE: www.historicspanishpoint.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Operate Historic Spanish Point to connect people with 5,000 years of history in southwest coastal Florida.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Docents, tour guides, store clerks, receptionists and gardeners.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Preservation Gala 2003--A casual fun evening event that raises funds for quality education and preservation programs. 2) Spring Luncheon.

DATES: 1) April 2003 2) Feb. 4, 2004

LOCATIONS: 1) Historic Spanish Point 2) TBA

TICKET PRICES: 1) $125/member, $150/non-member 2) $60/member, $75/non-member

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) TBA 2) Coni Craig

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 966 5214, ext. 250 Dianne Prairie

GULF COAST LEGAL SERVICES, INC.

Provides free legal assistance to the poor and the elderly. Since 1979, GLS has served more than 125,000 clients in Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: John Cunningham

ADDRESS: 1750 17th St., Unit 1, Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-1746

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide high-quality legal services to protect personal safety and to establish, advance and protect the rights and interests of low income persons to health, basic shelter, income and quality of life.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteer attorneys, internships, receptionist, secretarial assistance.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Direct-mail campaign twice yearly; 25th anniversary event to be announced.

GULF COAST MARINE INSTITUTE-NORTH

Program contributing to public safety and providing economic and social benefits to the community.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Edwin L. Jones

ADDRESS: 301 Seventh St. E. Bradenton, FL 34208

TELEPHONE: (941) 741-3102

E-MAIL: GCMlaa@tampabay.rr.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Help troubled youth in our community develop into responsible citizens with programs that stress discipline, personal motivation, job skills and education.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: GCMI car raffle--Winner receives a new Volkswagen Beetle.

DATE: May 2004

TICKET PRICE: $100/ticket

EVENT CHAIR: Debbie Hall

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 741-3102

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SARASOTA, INC.

Builds homes for qualified, low-income families.

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR: Randy B. Long

ADDRESS: 2067 Constitution Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34231

TELEPHONE: (941) 923-4300

MISSION STATEMENT: Build safe, decent, affordable homes for families in need.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Construction, office, committees, administrative and family partnership, home storage outlet.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Year-end appeal and small special events.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VENICE AREA, INC.

Builds homes for low-income families.

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR: Nancy Buscher

ADDRESS: 248 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285

TELEPHONE: (941) 486-8258

WEB SITE: www.habitatvenice.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Eliminate sub-standard housing in south Sarasota County.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Construction, office assistance, family selection, nurture communities, church liaison, site selection, newsletter, speakers' bureau.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Ongoing grants and donations

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 497-4262, Ellen Hillstrom

HEALTHY START COALITION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC.

Public-private partnership of agencies and individuals dedicated to improved pregnancy outcomes and the optimum growth and development of young children.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Sarah Gorman

ADDRESS: 1750 17th St., Building M Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 373-7070

WEB SITE: www.healthystartflorida.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote and protect prenatal and infant health.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Coalition and executive board membership, participation in design and implementation of intitiatives to reduce fetal and infant deaths.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Pre-Thanksgiving Walk--Beach walk to raise funds for emergency transportation and medical care for Healthy Start clients.

DATE: NOV. 23, 2003

LOCATION: Siesta Beach

TICKET PRICE: $8/person

EVENT CHAIR: TEA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 373-7070

HOSPICE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Independent organization serving patients with life-limiting illness in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.

PRESIDENT AND CEO: Marge Maisto

ADDRESS: 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238

TELEPHONE: (941) 923-5822

WEB SITE: www.hospice-swf.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Total support system for patients and families dealing with a life-limiting illness.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Patient care, office, Hospice House, cooking, gardening.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "Pathways of the Heart"--Unique gifting opportunity to pay tribute to loved ones while supporting your local hospice.

DATE: Ongoing

LOCATIONS: Bradenton, Palmetto, Sarasota, Venice and Port Charlotte

EVENT CHAIR: Georganna Elliott

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 929-2302

THE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Fund-raising arm of the Bon Secours Venice Healthcare Group.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Debra Hunt

ADDRESS: 540 The Rialto, Venice, FL 34285

TELEPHONE: (941) 483-7557

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide a focused avenue for community support of Bon Secours Venice Hospital through the development of financial support.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Hospital Ball--Benefit for the Venice healthcare system.

DATE: Spring 2004

LOCATION AND TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIRS: Gilly Francis, Christine Griffith, Angie Edbrooke

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 483-7557

HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC

Provides care, shelter and love to thousands of animals annually since 1952. In addition to pet adoption, it offers education, pet therapy, children's programs, dog obedience training and low-cost spaying and neutering.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Deborah Robbins Millman, APR

ADDRESS: 2331 15th St., Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-4131

WEB SITE: http://hssc.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Prevent cruelty, suffering and overpopulation of animals through education, housing and financial support.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Matchmaking, cat cuddling, dog walking, pet therapy, special events, off-site adoption, administration.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Hot Dogs and Cool Cats--Gala featuring live and silent auctions and a people and pets fashion show. 2) Pat Schlesinger-Lonsdale Invitational Golf Tournament--Golf tournament with pre- and post parties.

DATES: 1) Spring 2004 2) Nov. 14-15, 2003

LOCATIONS: 1) TBA 2) Waterlefe Golf & River Club

TICKET PRICES: 1) TBA 2) $185 for golf and parties: $75 for "Party with Pat"

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) TBA 2) Pat Schlesinger-Lonsdale, honorary chair; Rob Lonsdale and Jan Oppenheimer, co-chairs

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 955-4131

ISLAND VILLAGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

The area's only private charter school offering free Montessori education.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Kym Elder

ADDRESS: 2001 Pinebrook Road Venice, FL 34275

TELEPHONE: (941) 484-4999

WEB SITE: www.islandvillage.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide high-quality Montessori education to elementary students.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Reading tutors, surrogate grandparent program, community partners.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Jog-A-Thon, 2) Spring Social Silent auction, family dance.

DATES: 1) February 2004 2) March 2004

LOCATIONS AND TICKET PRICES: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Kim Reschethaler

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 484-4999

J.H. FLOYD SUNSHINE MANOR, INC.

Skilled nursing center, rehabilitation clinic, independent and assisted living facility.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Dewayne Harvey

ADDRESS: 1755 18th St., Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-4915

MISSION STATEMENT: Meet the healthcare and housing needs of elderly residents while providing an environment that encourages independence and self-worth.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Activities department, dietary, housekeeping.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet--Banquet honoring employees and community members who make significant contributions to the facility.

DATE: May 2004

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE: $60/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Dewayne Harvey and Lori Fordham

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 906-9217

JAZZ CLUB OF SARASOTA

Provides jazz music to the community.

VICE PRESIDENT: Bob Gaines

ADDRESS: 380 S, Pineapple Ave., Suite 111 Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-1552

WEB SITE: www.jazzclubsarasota.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote, perform and preserve jazz.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Sarasota Jazz Festival--Indoor and outdoor jazz events, some free to public.

DATE: March 21-28, 2004

LOCATION: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

TICKET PRICE: Free-$40/person

EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-1562

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Community center,

PRESIDENT AND CEO: Rose Chapman

ADDRESS: 2688 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-2224

WEB SITE: www.jfcs-cares.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide high quality mental health and social services to enhance the lives of families and individuals of all races, creeds and religions in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Hospital visitations, mentors, tutors, religious services, community re-sale warehouse, office and clerical. Call Caroline Zucker at 366-2224 for information.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Tribute Dinner

DATE: March 14, 2004

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-2224

THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART

Home to three spectacular attractions, including the internationally recognized Museum of Art, Ca d'Zan mansion and the Circus Museum.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Dr. John Wetenhall

ADDRESS: 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 359-5700 or 351-1660

WEB SITE: www.ringling.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Preserve, develop and enhance the legacy of John and Mable Ringling and engage and educate a large and diverse audience in a world-renowned collection of art, the Ringlings' mansion and its historic contents, collections documenting the circus and its history, the historic Asolo Theater and the historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Complex-wide for info desk, special events, clerical, or tram driving on the grounds.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: UnGala Gala--Black-tie gala event.

DATE: Oct. 18, 2003

LOCATION: Ringling Museum

TICKET PRICE: $225/person

EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 359-5733

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

Educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business and economies to improve the quality of their lives.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Maria Mussey

ADDRESS: 405 26th Ave. W., Suite A Bradenton, FL 34205

TELEPHONE: (941) 749-5301

E-MAIL: maria.hussey@ja-wcf.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Ensure that every child in America has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Teachers, grades K-12.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Bowl-A-Thon--Bowling tournament

DATE: September 2003

LOCATION: Sarasota Lanes

TICKET PRICE: Donations only

EVENT CHAIR: John Compton

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 749-5301

JUNIOR LEAGUE

For 45 years, the league has been committed to service and volunteer training. Membership is open to all women. Numerous community service projects are completed throughout the year and current initiatives include school literacy, transitional housing and helping the homeless. The main fund-raising events are Holiday Tour of Homes, Tinsel and Treasures Gift Mart and the Barely Blemished Rummage sale. Call for volunteer opportunities.

TOTAL GRANTS: $8,500

NUMBER OF GRANTS: 7

RANGE OF GRANTS: $500-$2,500

AVERAGE GRANT SIZE: $1,200

PRESIDENT: Cheryl Burstein

ADDRESS: 3300 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 3 Sarasota, FL 34239

TELEPHONE: (941) 953-5600

WEB SITE: www.juniorleagueofsarasota.org

JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The world's leading non-governmental funder of diabetes research.

BRANCH MANAGER: Sara Rankin

ADDRESS: 3333 Clark Road, Suite 160 Sarasota, FL 34231

TELEPHONE: (941) 929-0621

E-MAIL: sarasota@jdrf.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Find a cure for diabetes through the support of research.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: "Walk to Cure Diabetes," community outreach, advocacy, and participation in fund-raisers.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "Walk to Cure Diabeties"--Annual 5K walk on Siesta Key Beach that attracts more than 2,500 participants.

DATE: March 2004

LOCATION: Siesta Key Beach

TICKET PRICE: Free; walkers obtain pledges.

EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 929-0621

LA MUSICA DI ASOLO, INC. DBA LA MUSICA

International chamber music festival,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Sally R. Faron

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 5442, Sarasota, FL 34277

TELEPHONE: (941) 346-2601

WEB SITE: www.lamusicafestival.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Bring the finest musicians from Europe and the Americas to perform chamber works, both familiar and seldom-heard, to transmit the joy of performance,

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: BOX office, supervise rehearsals, mailings, computer work.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Sonata a Due-Good music, good food and good company. An evening starting with wine and hers d'oeuvres, followed by music recital and dinner.

DATE: Dec. 8, 2003

LOCATION: Charles Ringling House

TICKET PRICE: $125-$175/person

EVENT CHAIR: Rachele Rivolta, Sally Islan and Janet Hunter

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 346-1795

LEGAL AID OF MANASOTA, INC.

Provides free legal services to Sarasota and Manatee County residents using local attorneys who volunteer time and services,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Linda Harradine

ADDRESS: 1900 Main St., Suite 302, Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-0038

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide free legal services to income-qualified residents of Sarasota and Manatee counties and educate the public on legal rights and responsibilities.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Mainly attorneys, but also some basic office work and volunteers for special projects.

LEMON BAY CONSERVANCY, INC.

Land trust focused on preserving lands in the greater Lemon Bay community.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: N. Perry Cook

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 508, Englewoed, FL 34295

TELEPHONE: (941) 475-9021

WEB SITE: www.lemonbayconservancy.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Forever protect the well being of Lemon Bay.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Fund raising and preservation promotion.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Winter Gala--Dinner, dance, and live and silent auction.

DATE, LOCATION AND TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Gail Giles

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 475-9021

THE LIFE OF RILEY FOUNDATION

Support and fund-raising group that supports the cure of pediatric brain tumors and supports families of children with brain tumors.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Kelly R.A. Saba

ADDRESS: 2121 Main St., Suite A Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 923-3093

WEB SITE: www.lifeofrileyfoundation.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote awareness about pediatric brain tumors, raise money for a cure and provide support to and a voice for the children's families.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Riley's Royal Gala--Sarasota's first black-tie gala for children (grades preK-5) and their parents and/or grandparents. 2) Beach Run/Walk--5K run or 1-mile fun run/walk.

DATES: 1) May 8, 2004 2) May 29, 2004

LOCATIONS: 1) Michael's On East 2) Siesta Key Beach

TICKET PRICES: 1) $65/children, $85/adult 2) $15/adult, $10/child

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) & 2) Kelly R.A. Saba

CONTACT TELEPHONE: 1) & 2) (941) 923-3093

LITERACY COUNCIL OF SARASOTA, INC.

Free private instruction in reading and learning English as a second language.

BOARD PRESIDENT: W. David McShane

ADDRESS: 1750 17th St., Building H Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-0421

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide free private instruction to adults in English-as-a-second-language and basic literacy skills to empower them to become more productive members of the communities.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Tutors, computer lab monitors, interviewers, data entry, special events, volunteer coordinators and project leader, grant writers,

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Spell-a-Bration--Adult spelling bee where executives compete.

DATE: February 2004

LOCATION AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

TICKET PRICE: Team sponsors

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 955-0421, Roselyn Leon

LONGBOAT KEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Offers art classes and hosts art exhibitions.

MANAGING DIRECTOR: Maggie Noble

ADDRESS: 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, FL 34228

TELEPHONE: (941) 383-2345

WEB SITE: www.longboatkeyartscenter.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Enhance and enrich the cultural life of Longboat Key and neighboring communities by providing art classes, exhibitions and performing arts.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Docents, gallery sitters, events communitees, exhibit committees

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "They Make a Difference"--Benefit dinner to recognize individuals who have made a significant civic contribution.

DATE: February 2004

LOCATION: Longboat Key Club

TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Edina Jennison

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 383-2345

LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, INC.

All-volunteer organization offering support groups, equipment loan closet, resource library and respite care to those living with ALS in Sarasota.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Vicki Watkins

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 11104, Sarasota, FL 34278

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-4771

WEB SITE: www.lgda-als.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote public awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), raise funds to provide services to people with ALS and their families, and assist researchers in finding a cure for this disease.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Patient coordination and services, support group facilitation, fund-raising, administration, support and equipment inventory.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Golf tournaments throughout the year.

DATES, LOCATIONS AND TICKET PRICES: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 955-4771

LOVELAND CENTER, INC.

Provides adult day training, supported living, job coaching and community volunteer opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Carl Penxa Jr.

ADDRESS: 157 S. Havana Road, Venice, FL 34292

TELEPHONE: (941) 493 0016

MISSION STATEMENT: Help adults with developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Lovelanders Volunteer Group--volunteers who provide events and special projects.

MAIN FUND-RAISINS EVENT: Jacaranda West Golf Tournament--Women's and men's.

DATE: March/April 2004

LOCATION: Jacaranda West Country Club

TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Steve Davis

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 493-2664

LUTHERAN SERVICES FLORIDA

Guardianship programs.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: James A. Wells

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 848, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 358-6330

MISSION STATEMENT: Protect incapacitated individuals from abuse, neglect and exploitation while ensuring they live their lives with dignity and respect.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Sunset Silent Auction--Fun, casual evening with live entertainment, raffle, food and drinks.

DATE: Sept. 20, 2003

LOCATION: The Chelsea Center

TICKET PRICE: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

EVENT CHAIRS: Carmen Scoma and Mary Sander

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 358-6330

MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA TAMPA BAY

Grants wishes to children with life-threatening illness.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Vee C. Yerrid

ADDRESS: 5033 W. Laurel St., Suite 110 Tampa, FL 33607

TELEPHONE: (813) 288-2600

WEB SITE: www.suncoast.wish.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Wish-granting, fund-raising, speakers' bureau.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Sarasota Tennis Tournament--Tennis tournament.

DATE: May 2, 2003

LOCATION: Chelsea Center

TICKET PRICE: $40-$100/person

EVENT CHAIR: Joanne Bloom

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 926-9474

MANA-SOTA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND

Provides specialized services for the visually impaired.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Janice T. Felski

ADDRESS: 7318 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 359-1404

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote the individual growth and dignity of visually impaired and blind adults and children.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Drivers for client classes.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Dr. James Morrish Sr. Memorial Golf Challenge--18-hole golf competition in memory of former client and board member, Dr. James Morrish Sr.

DATE: Sept. 13, 2003

LOCATION: Bradenton Country Club

TICKET PRICE: $125 per player

EVENT CHAIR: David Cruikshank

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 359-1404

MANASOTA ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS (ARC)

Provides day, residential and employment services at locations in Sarasota and Manatee counties to develop employability and daily living skills.

CEO: Ivan Canuteson

ADDRESS: 3659 Codez Road W. Bradenton, FL 34210

TELEPHONE: (941) 752-2976

WEB SITE: www.manasotaarc.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Enhance the dignity and independence of adults with disabilities, enabling them to choose and realize their goals participating in community-based opportunities and individualized programs.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Family support groups, clerical assistance, committees of the board, programs and planning, fiscal, resource development, government and community relations.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Celebration dinner and silent auction.

DATE: April 29, 2004

LOCATION: El Conquistador Country Club

TICKET PRICE: $50-$75/person

EVENT CHAIR: Barbara Lombardo

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 752-2976

MANASOTA SOLVE, INC.

Provides maternity housing and services in a drug-free atmosphere where productive use of time is encouraged by continuing education, working or volunteering.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Donna Vellenga

ADDRESSES: 1) 1509 Eighth Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205, (941) 748-0094 2) 5125 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236, (941) 366-9288

WEB SITE: www.manasota.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide a home for pregnant women of any race and age who wish to preserve the lives of their unborn children.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Mentors, transportation, fund-raisers, lawn service, answer phones, sort baby clothes. At Bradenton location, housing.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Golf Tournament Four-person scramble, men and mixed. 2) Poinsettia sales. 3) Carnation Sale. 4) Classic Car Show. 5) Paul Todd Concert.

DATES: 1) TBA 2) Holidays 3) Mother's Day 4) October 2003 5) TBA

LOCATIONS: 1) TBA 2) TBA 3) TBA 4) Gamble Mansion 5) TBA

TICKET PRICES: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Curtis Vallenga

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 748-0094

MANATEE GLENS

The area's oldest and largest provider of mental health services and addiction treatment services.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Mary Ruiz

ADDRESS: 391 Sixth Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34205

TELEPHONE: (941) 741-3111

WEB SITE: www.manateeglens.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote a healthier community through the delivery and support of quality mental health and addiction services.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call Gloria Barsalou at 741-3131 for specific opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "A Spatial Evat"--Renowned speaker, dinner and silent auction.

DATE: March 13, 2004

LOCATION: Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club

TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Committee chaired

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 741-3111

MARIE SELBY BOTANICAL GARDENS

A world center for research, education and display of epiphytes, primarily orchids and bromeliads.

ADDRESS: 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-5731

WEB SITE: www.selby.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Conservation and display, and education about tropical plants and their habitats.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Many, from garden docents to gardeners, special events, administrative.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: The Orchid Ball--An elegant evening of dinner and dancing amid the tropical splendor of Selby Gardens.

DATE: April 3, 2004

LOCATION: Selby Gardens

TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-5731, ext. 259

MAYOR'S FEED THE HUNGRY CAMPAIGN

A group of volunteers interested in feeding the hungry in our community.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Joel C. Swallow

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 1992, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 364-7440

WEB SITE: www.mayorsfeedthehungry.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Raise funds from the public and community organizations to provide food vouchers to feed the hungry during holiday seasons.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Find out during weekly 11 a.m. meetings at City Hall from August to January.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Community mailing in October/November annually--Mail letter to community signed by mayors asking for donations to feed the hungry.

DATES: October-November 2003

LOCATION: Sarasota and Manatee counties

EVENT CHAIR: Joel Swallow

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 364-7440

MEALS ON WHEELS OF SARASOTA

All-volunteer meal delivery service to shut-ins living in Sarasota.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: William Morris III

ADDRESS: 421 N. Lime Ave., Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-6693

MISSION STATEMENT: Deliver noon meals six days a week, holidays included, 52 weeks a year to shut-ins in Sarasota.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Drivers, kitchen workers, call 330 8683 for details.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Once-a-year mailing.

MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY CENTERS, INC.

Provides daily programs at three drop-in centers in Sarasota, Venice and Arcadia that bring the members into the mainstream of society.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Jessica Ventimiglia

ADDRESS: 240-B S. Tuttle, Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 953-3477

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide support services to adults with mental illness and disabling emotional problems.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Arts and crafts, office support, activity leadership and maintenance/gardening.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Celebrity Waiters' Dinner--Celebrity waiters vie for the "Tarnished Spoon" award by getting the largest amount of tips from their table of guests. 2) High Hopes Gala--Elegant dinner dance with silent and live auction.

DATES: 1) March 2004 2) May 2004

LOCATIONS: 1) Village on the Isle 2) Serendipity Country Club

TICKET PRICES: 1) $50/person 2) $125/person

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) Carolyn Eagen 2) Myra Ratoss and Nick Drizos

CONTACT TELEPHONES: 1) (941) 496-4934 2) (941) 953-3477

MOTE MARINE LABORATORY

Marine research and education organization and aquarium that draws 400,000 visitors annually.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Dr. Kumar Mahadevan

ADDRESS: 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 388-4441

WEB SITE: www.mote.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Excellence in marine science and education.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call Andrea Davis for specific opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Oceanic Evening--Annual black-tie gala with proceeds benefiting Mote's research centers.

DATE: Oct. 25, 2003

LOCATION: Mote Aquarium Courtyard

TICKET PRICE: $150/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Mollie Nelson and Sandy Buchanan

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 388-4441, ext. 305

MOTHERS HELPING MOTHERS

All-volunteer organization that provides donated basic necessities to 20-30 mothers a month at no charge.

PRESIDENT: Madeline Brogan

ADDRESS: 2239 N. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 953-7572

MISSION STATEMENT: Meet the resource needs of families in Sarasota County who are struggling to help themselves.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Helping in Children's Clothes Closet store on North Washington Boulevard, open Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

MOVEMENT DISORDER SOCIETY

Offers a specialized neuro-rehabilitation clinic, adult day care and wellness programs for Parkinson's patients and those with movement disorders.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Janelle Kelly

ADDRESS: 126 E. Olympia Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950

TELEPHONE: (941) 833-8312

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide the type of care, support and education that allows patients and caregivers to understand and manage their Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders, to make their lives whole.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Gala--Evening featuring guest speaker Janet Reno. Also scheduled to attend is U.S. Representative Katherine Harris.

DATE: Sept. 20, 2003

LOCATION: Waterside Room, Sarasota Quay

TICKET PRICE: $125/person

EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 833-8312

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION, INC.

National organization supporting those affected by muscular dystrophy.

DISTRICT DIRECTOR: Michael Carr

ADDRESS: 2801 Fruitville Road, Suite 140 Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 951-7890

WEB SITE: www.mdausa.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: In-house office duties and event volunteers.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Lock-Up--Fun networking opportunity.

DATE: Various

LOCATION: Various

TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Michael Carr

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 951-7890

MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART

Exhibits Asian arts and artifacts, produces lectures on a variety of subjects relating to Asia and holds on-site education programs for students and the general public.

VICE CHAIRPERSON: Tony Falcone

ADDRESS: 640 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 954-7117

WEB SITE: www.museumasianart.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Enhance the awareness and understanding of the arts and cultures of Asia through exhibition, education and research programs.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Administration, docents, special events and receptionists.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Celebration of the Chinese New Year 2004--Celebration honoring the Year of the Monkey and honoring Helene Noble for outstanding contributions to the arts in Sarasota.

DATE: Feb. 6, 2004

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE: $145/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Carol Phillips, chair; Kacy Carla Bennington, co-chair

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 780-3556

N.A.A.C.P. SARASOTA COUNTY BRANCH

Volunteer staff that works for the preservation of civil rights.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Willie Holley

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 1024, Sarasota, FL 34230-1024

TELEPHONE: (941) 355-2097

MISSION STATEMENT: Protect the civil and voting rights of all citizens while working to improve the social cultural, educational and economic status of our constituents.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: All areas.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Freedom Awards Banquet--Annual recognition of citizens in various areas for outstanding contributions.

DATE: Oct. 9, 2003

LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

TICKET PRICE: $60-$70/person

EVENT CHAIR: Sandra Holley

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 355-2097

NARSAD THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR RESEARCH ON SCHIZOPHRENIA & DEPRESSION

Fund-raising organization for research into mental illness.

LIAISON: Sarah Edwardson

ADDRESS: 5514 Modena Place, Sarasota, FL 34238

TELEPHONE: (941) 921-6807

E-MAIL: narsadflorida@comcast.net

MISSION STATEMENT: Raise funds for research to find the causes for and cures of mental illness.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Sunshine from Darkness Gala and Symposium--Free research symposium on the latest treatments for mental illness and gala dinner with performances from Yo-Yo Ma and special guest Art Buchwald.

DATES: Symposium Jan. 10, 2004, Gala Jan. 12, 2004

LOCATION: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

TICKET PRICES: Gala $250, Symposium Free

EVENT CHAIRS: Lee Peterson, Joyce Tate, Mary Wallace

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 308-MIND

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

Works locally to protect important landscapes and rare natural areas.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Lincoln Borman

ADDRESS: 1413 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-3130

WEB SITE: www/nature.org/florida

MISSION STATEMENT: Preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN, SARASOTA-MANATEE SECTION

Women's service organization.

PRESIDENT: Laurice Fishman

ADDRESS: 7131 Southgate Court, Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 359-0471

WEB SITE: www.ncjw.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Improve the qualify of life for women, children and families.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Eye screening, advocacy, mentoring, hearing screening.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Women in Power Luncheon--Honors three outstanding local women who have "made a difference."

DATE: Jan. 21, 2004

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE: $35/person

EVENT CHAIR: Laurice Fishman

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 359-0471

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY

Mid-Florida chapter that serves 23 counties in central Florida.

PRESIDENT: Tami Caesar

ADDRESS: 5711 Johns Road, Suite 1301 Tampa, FL 33634

TELEPHONE: Toll-free (800) FIGHT-MS

WEB SITE: www.nationalmssociety.org/flc

MISSION STATEMENT: End the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assist with annual MS Walk in Sarasota County.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: MS Walk--Annual charity walk.

DATE: March 2004

LOCATION: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Varies

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (407) 896-3873, (800) FIGHT-MS

NEW COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.

Supports students, faculty and the curriculum.

INTERIM PRESIDENT: James Harman

ADDRESS: 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 355-2991

WEB SITE: www.ncf.edu

MISSION STATEMENT: Ensure New College of Florida has the financial resources to fulfill its mission of developing knowledge pioneers.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Events committees.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Big Band Valentine Bash--Black-tie dinner, dance and show. 2) 25th Annual New England Clambake--New England-style clambake. 3) Holiday Enchantment at the Mansion--Gingerbread house competition, raffle, holiday floral deccorations, all on display and for sale.

DATES: 1) Feb. 13, 2004 2) Nov. 12, 2003 3) Dec. 10, 2003

LOCATIONS: 1) Michael's On East 2) New College of Florida Campus 3) Charles Ringling Mansion

TICKET PRICES: 1) TBA 2) TBA 3) $3/person

EVENT CHAIR: Mary Lou Wingerter for all

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 355-2991

NEW COLLEGE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Raises funds directly for the library as an affiliate of New College Foundation.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Jane S. Summerville

ADDRESS: 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 351-3700

E-MAIL: ncla@sar.usf.edu

MISSION STATEMENT: Raise funds to purchase books and other learning materials for the Jane Bancroft Cook Library at New College of Florida.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Office, special projects, event committees.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Mistletoe Ball--The oldest black-tie event in Sarasota, signaling the start of the holiday season. Dinner, dancing and auction.

DATE: Dec. 6, 2003

LOCATION: Charles Ringling Mansion

TICKET PRICE: $175/person

EVENT CHAIR: Judy Rossmoore Veale

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 351-3700

NEW GATE SCHOOL

An independent, co-educational non-profit Montessori school, serving children from 18 months through high school. Home to accredited teacher education program.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Chris Gallagher

ADDRESS: 5237 Ashton Road, Sarasota, FL 34233

TELEPHONE: (941) 922-4949

WEB SITE: www.newgatesarasota.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Cultivate a love of life.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Reading to children, gardening, committee membership, institutional devlopment.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Jamboree--Annual dinner-dance with live and silent auction.

DATE: March 2004

LOCATION: Chelsea Center

TICKET PRICE: $100

EVENT CHAIR: Kim Cornetet

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 922-4949

NORTH PORT AREA ART GUILD

Organization that promotes all art forms through art shows and public display.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Doris Doersam

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 7523, North Port, FL 34287

TELEPHONE: (941) 423-2174

WEB SITE: http://npaag.homestead.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote art education and appreciation throughout the North Port area.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Kids slimmer art program.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "Art in the Park"--Exhibit and art sale.

DATE, LOCATION AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

TICKET PRICE: Free

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 423-2174

OPERATION SERVING CHILDREN/OPERATION SANTA CLAUS (OSC)

Provides food to needy families at Christmas.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Rich Vannucci

ADDRESS: 4411 Bee Ridge Road, # 217 Sarasota, FL 34233

TELEPHONE: (941) 378-9755

WEB SITE: www.OSCrelief.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Focus on children and provide basic needs, relief and education about the global village we live in.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specific opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Annual golf tournament.

DATE: Nov. 15, 2003

LOCATION: Serenoa Golf Club

TICKET PRICE: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 925-2755

OPPORTUNITY CLOSET, INC.

Clothing service with locations in Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Barbara Harle

ADDRESS: 3621 White Sulphur Place, Sarasota, FL 34232

TELEPHONE: (941) 923-9755

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide clean, gently worn business clothing to clients who are preparing for job interviews.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Help acquire large-size women's clothing, shoes, men's clothing, accesories and grant funding.

THE OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY

Sarasota's only independent, college-preparatory Pre-K through grade-12 school.

HEADMASTER: Dr. Michael A. Novello

ADDRESSES: 444 Reid St. (PK-6) and 5950 Deer Drive (7-12), Sarasota, FL 34242 and 34240

TELEPHONE: (941) 349-3223

WEB SITE: www.oda.edu

MISSION STATEMENT: Encourage students to achieve high academic goals and build character through a balanced program of academics, physical activity and the arts.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: School fund-raisers, art and music program assistants, office assistance, library aides.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Extravaganza--A themed dinner gala featuring a live and silent auction.

DATE: Nov. 8, 2003

LOCATION: TBA

TICKET PRICE: $175/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Ann Grano, Nora Johnson

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 349-3223

PALS PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

Recruits volunteers and business partners to help improve the learning environments in Sarasota County public schools.

COORDINATOR: Sandi Chapnick

ADDRESS: 1960 Landings Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34231

TELEPHONE: (941) 927-9000

WEB SITE: www.sarasota.k12.fl.us

MISSION STATEMENT: Enhance educational opportunities for students through comprehensive community involvement, and promote partnerships and alliances that link schools and communities.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Tutors, mentors, office support, classroom assistants, computer and media aides and business partners.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Donations are accepted throughout the year.

PELICAN MAN'S BIRD SANCTUARY

Bird rescue, rehabilitation/education facility.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Mona Schonbrunn

ADDRESS: 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 388-4444

WEB SITE: www.pelicanmans.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Help wildlife in distress, rehabilitate them, provide care for permanently disabled birds and educate the public about wildlife and the environment.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Hospital clinic, welcome center, gift shop, thrift stores, baby bird house, kitchen, education.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Baby Bird Shower--Gather donations for the 1,000 baby birds the center receives every year. 2) Wildlife Safari-fest--Continuous programs concerning wildlife and the environment, with a kids' fun area, safari food and drink, boat rides, animals, artists, authors and photographers.

DATES: 1) May 2004 2) Oct. 25-26, 2003

LOCATIONS: 1) Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary 2) Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary

TICKET PRICES: 1) Free, donations appreciated 2) $10 adults, $5 children 4-17

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) Patsy Wilson 2) Mellonie Smicklas

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 388-4444

PET THERAPY, INC.

A program in which children and adult volunteers visit seniors and those confined to nursing homes, taking pets--primarily dogs and puppies--to cheer up the residents.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Kathy Alexander

ADDRESS: 3117 47th St., Sarasota, FL 34234-5011

TELEPHONE: (941) 358-2226

WEB SITE: www.pet-therapy.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Brighten the lives of our elders and those confined to nursing homes and assisted living facilities through weekly visitations with pets.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Weekly visits, dog bathing, care and visitation, office, sponsorships, kennel cleaning, special events.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) "Air Force One"--Sale of framed, one-of-a-kind photograph of President George W. Bush leaving Sarasota on Sept. 11. Also, voting booths signed by Congresswoman Katherine Harris. 2) Second Annual Bichon Bash--Celebration of bichons.

DATES: 1) Ongoing sale 2) TBA

LOCATIONS: 1) 3117 47th St. 2) TBA

TICKET PRICES: 1) $100 framed, $25 and $15 unframed. Voting booths $300/each 2) TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Kathy Alexander

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 358-2225

PIERIAN SPRING ACADEMY

Provides non-credit adult education courses to Sarasota's retirement community.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Robert V. Carlson

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 11012, Sarasota, FL 34278

TELEPHONE: (941) 716-2471

E-MAIL: rvcarlson.abc@comcast.net

MISSION STATEMENT: Offer a wide range of non-credit adult education courses to Sarasota's retirement community.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: A variety of administrative duties.

PINES OF SARASOTA FOUNDATION, INC.

The supporting organization for Pines of Sarasota, a long-term multi-level nursing care facility. Provides care for those with limited financial resources.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Betty Lou Burton

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 4253, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-6293

E-MAIL: bburton@pinesofsarasota.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Raise funds that support the needs of Pines' residents and to build an endowment.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Transportation, entertainment, clerical, reading to residents.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Pines is involved with several collaborations throughout the year.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL FLORIDA, INC.

Family planning, medical and educational services to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Barbara A. Zdravecky

ADDRESS: 2055 Wood St., Suite 110 Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-3913

WEB SITE: www.ppswcf.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Family planning for all, regardless of income, marital status, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin or residence.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Mailings, copying educational or clinical forms.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) High Tea--Luncheon and fashion show. 2) Safe Sax--Dinner, entertainment and dancing.

DATES: Both on Dec. 2, 2003

LOCATION: Phillippi Estate for both

TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 365-3913

PLANTATION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

This foundation has 700 members who fund-raise to improve the quality of life in south Sarasota County. All funds go to south Sarasota County not-for-profit agencies. Its main event is the Celebrity Golf Classic, which will be held in February 2004.

TOTAL GRANTS: $120,000

RANGE OF GRANTS: $1,400 to $10,0O0

PRESIDENT: Mike Casey

ADDRESS: 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice, FL 34293

TELEPHONE: (941) 497-4826

THE PLAYERS THEATRE, INC.

Volunteer community theater group.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Burton Wolfe

ADDRESS: 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-2494

WEB SITE: www.theplayers.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Produce and present plays, musicals and special events as a volunteer community theater to the greater Sarasota/Manatee county areas and also supply educational opportunities to youth and adults.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Box office: clerical and ushering. Production: props, costumes, backstage crew.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: Various, including galas, casino nights and special interest theater tours in New York and London.

DATES, LOCATIONS AND TICKET PRICES: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Karen Rodemaker

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 365-2494

RENAISSANCE MANOR

Assisted living facility with limited mental health license.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Scott Eller

ADDRESS: 1401 16th St., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-8645

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide a stable, supportive and safe living environment for adults with mental health issues in order to encourage independence while also meeting social and educational needs.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

RESURRECTION HOUSE, INC.

Street-level ministry supported entirely by private donations.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Robert P. Kyllonen

ADDRESS: 507 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-3759

WEB SITE: www.geocities.com/Resurrectionhouseinc.

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide the homeless with a day resource center offering free showers, laundry, restrooms, food, clothing, counseling and other support items.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Counseling, clerical, computer, laundry, haircuts.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "An Evening to Remember"--Dinner, cabaret performance and desserts provided by Michael's On East, and door prize drawings.

DATE: March 31, 2004

LOCATION: Florida Studio Theatre in the Goldstein Cabaret

TICKET PRICE: $100/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Larry and Nola Hietbrink

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 365-3759

RINGLING SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

All-volunteer organization that raises money for Kimbrough Library and for scholarships.

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 4071, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 925-1343

MISSION STATEMENT: Help make the Kimbrough Library at Ringling School of Art and Design the finest of its kind by providing financial support.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Town Hall Today Lecture Series--Five celebrity speaker events at Van Wezel with luncheon following.

DATES: Jan. 8, 29, 2004; Feb. 18, 2004; March 10, 31, 2004

LOCATION: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

TICKET PRICE: Sold by subscriptions; seats available morning of event on first-come, first-served basis.

EVENT CHAIR: Susan Pore

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 925-1343, Phyllis Anderson

RINGLING SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN

One of the country's premier art and design colleges.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Dr. Larry Thompson

ADDRESS: 2700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

TELEPHONE: (941) 351-5100

WEB SITE: www.ringling.edu

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide an intensive professional education in the visual arts through programs leading to a bachelor of fine arts degree.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: An Evening at the Avant Garde--Annual student scholarship fund raiser.

DATE AND TICKET PRICE: TBA

LOCATION: Ringling School Campus

EVENT CHAIR: Sarah Walcutt-Febish

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 359-7589

RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION

Raises funds to support school initiatives, teacher and student grants and scholarships.

PRESIDENT: Richard Gerrity

ADDRESS: One Ram Way, Sarasota, FL 34231

TELEPHONE: (941) 330-1161

WEB SITE: www.riverviewhs.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide funds for the enhancement of education and Riverview High School when no other sources are available.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Fund-raising, community networking, internships, school events.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Student Winter Concert--Student musical showcase. 2) Ramway--Pledge drive.

DATES: 1) Dec. 11, 2003 2) TBA

LOCATIONS: 1) Sarasota Opera House 2) TBA

TICKET PRICES: 1) $12-$25 for reception and balcony seating. 2) TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Connie Thompkins

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 330-1161

SAFE PLACE AND RAPE CRISIS CENTER (SPARCC)

Free services to victims of domestic violence and rape.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Stephanie Woods

ADDRESS: 2139 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-0208

WEB SITE: www.sparcc.net

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide free services to victims of domestic violence and rape.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 24 hour hotline, advocacy in court system.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Sparccle on the Bay--Casually elegant evening of silent and live auction, catered buffet and dancing beneath the stars.

DATE: April 2, 2004

LOCATION: Crosley Mansion

TICKET PRICE: $125/person

EVENT CHAIR: Gloria Webel

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 925-2700

SALVATION ARMY SARASOTA CORPS

Provides food and shelter to the homeless.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Major Bert Tanner

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2792, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 364-8845

WEB SITE: www.salvationarmyusa.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Meet human needs without discrimination and to help rebuild lives, one life at a time.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Homeless shelter.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Christmas kettles and "Cooking With Glitz at The Ritz-Carlton"--Cooking demonstration by The Ritz-Carlton's executive chef.

DATE: April 2004

LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

TICKET PRICE: $75/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Paulette Schindler and Julie Riddell

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 364-8845

SAMARITAN COUNSELING SERVICES OF THE GULF COAST

Faith- and community-based outpatient mental health counseling center that also provides services to low-income clients.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Rev. Richard O. Howell

ADDRESS: 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34239

TELEPHONE: (941) 926-2959

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide an array of spiritually sensitive, high-quality, cost-efficient behavioral health services to the community.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Board members, marketing.

SARASOTA ADOPT-A-FAMILY

Provides Christmas to less fortunate families as well as food, furniture and help with schooling throughout the year.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Alice Beard

ADDRESS: 2072 17th St., Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-6767

MISSION STATEMENT: Expand the bonds of sharing and caring within the neighborhoods of the community.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Shopping and wrapping at Christmas, sorting and hanging clothes or picking up donated items during the year.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Christmas adoption--Raises funds to provide Christmas. People may either donate or adopt a family by calling for a family's "wish list."

DATE, LOCATION AND TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Alice Beard

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 955-6767

SARASOTA ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION

Organization that provides educational tours, lectures, exhibits, travel and social events celebrating modern architecture and design.

CO-CHAIRS: Martie Lieberman and Tom Luzier

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 3678, Sarasota, FL 34230-3678

TELEPHONE: (941) 724-1118

E-MAIL: SarasotaArchFndn@aol.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Celebrate and encourage architectural excellence, from the "Sarasota School of Architecture" to the best design for our time.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Tour volunteers, data entry, Web site maintenance, mailings, party planners, publicity, fund-raising.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: Architectural tours, trips, lectures and design conferences--Educational tours and events for members and the public.

DATES: Year-round

LOCATIONS: Sarasota area.

TICKET PRICES: Free to $75

EVENT CHAIRS: Martie Lieberman, Tom Luzier, Jane Sweeney

CONTACT TELEPHONES: (941) 388-1400 or (941) 366-1300 or (941) 724-1118

SARASOTA AUDUBON SOCIETY

Organization dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and the environment.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Julie Byrne

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 15423, Sarasota, FL 34277

TELEPHONE: (941) 364-9212

WEB SITE: www.sarasotaaudubon.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Protect and enjoy birds, wildlife and the environment through an understanding of conservation.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Trip leaders, fundraising assistants.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Trips--Nearly 20 day trips, one Florida overnight trip and one international trip for birding. 2) "A Night at the Ballet"--Evening at the ballet.

DATES, LOCATIONS AND TICKET PRICES: TBA

EVENT CHAIRS: 1) Rick Greenspun 2) TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 346-8535

SARASOTA BALLET OF FLORIDA, INC.

A world-class professional ballet company performing classical and contemporary repertoire from October through April each year.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/CEO: Robert de Warren

ADDRESS: 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 359-0099

WEB SITE: www.sarasotaballet.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Present the highest quality classical and contemporary dance, encourage choreographic talent, expand educational programs and opportunities for community outreach and service and participate in joint ventures with other regional arts organizations and dance companies.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: The Emperor's Ball--Lavish New Year's Eve party with dancing, dining and champagne.

DATE: Dec. 31, 2003

LOCATION: Hyatt Sarasota

TICKET PRICE: $275/person

EVENT CHAIR: Myrna Band

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 359-0099, ext. 120

SARASOTA CHORUS SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Four-part harmony, barbershop-style chorus.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Doris J. Robbins

ADDRESS: 2114 Glenwood Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide education and training in singing four-part harmony, barbershop style; promote interest in the development and appreciation of the art form of barbershop harmony; and award grants and scholarships toward the pursuit of vocal music.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Annual Show--An evening of performance.

DATE: February 2004

LOCATION: The Players Theatre

TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Margaret Fey

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 925-1939

SARASOTA CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM

Classic car museum.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Emarie Iniguez

ADDRESS: 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 355-6228

WEB SITE: www.sarasotacarmuseum.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Educate and entertain visitors about magnificent, automotive works of art and their impact on society over the last 10 decades.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

SARASOTA CONCERT BAND, INC.

Professional musicians keeping alive the Ameican concert band tradition.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Joe Martinez

ADDRESS: 1345 Main St., Suite E., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 364-2263

E-MAIL: sarasotaconcertband@homestead.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote the love, enjoyment and appreciation of music in Sarasota for cultural and educational benefits.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Ushers, ticket takers, sound system set-up, office assistance.

SARASOTA COUNCIL OF CONCERN, INC.

All-volunteer organization that operates Mustard Seed, a thrift shop, to provide funds for second grade swimming programs and layettes for needy new mothers.

ADDRESS: 1442 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-5999

MISSION STATEMENT: Concentrate on the unmet needs of children in Sarasota County.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Sales help in thrift store, price donations, helping to create a friendly, helpful atmosphere in the store.

SARASOTA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL

A membership-based, private organization that serves the public, artists and arts organizations throughout the county.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Patricia Caswell

ADDRESS: 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 300 Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-5118

WEB SITE: www.sarasota-arts.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Create an environment where the arts flourish.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Arts Day, general office and committees.

SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL, INC.

A year-round arts organization that culminates in a celebration of film each January.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Jody Kielbasa

ADDRESS: 635 S. Orange Ave., Suite 10B Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 364-9514

WEB SITE: www.sarasotafilmfest.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Present unique and high-quality cinema in a festival atmosphere for the purpose of educating, stimulating and entertaining audiences within an environment that supports and encourages film makers by supplying essential networking opportunities and open dialogue with intelligent, creative and inquisitive consumers of film.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Year-round operations and festival positions.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Film Maker's Tribute Dinner--A spectacular black tie celebration that pays tribute to an established actor or film maker.

DATE: Jan. 31, 2004

LOCATION: The Ritz Carlton, Sarasota

TICKET PRICE: $275/person

EVENT CHAIR: Mary Ann Robinson

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 364-9514 ext. 3

SARASOTA FILM SOCIETY

Owns Burns Court Cinema, which screens more than 150 foreign and independent films each year.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Susan Morris

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 3378, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 364-8662

WEB SITE: www.filmsociety.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Bring the best of foreign language and independent cinema to Sarasota year-round.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Cine-World Film Festival--Festival screening of more than 50 feature films from around the world.

DATE: November 2003

LOCATION: Burns Court Cinema

TICKET PRICES: Member $4.50 per film, non-member $6.50 per film

EVENT CHAIR: Wade Tatangelo

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 364-8662

SARASOTA GARDEN CLUB, INC.

Garden and floral group.

PRESIDENT: Marvera Murphy

ADDRESS: 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236-4809

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-0875

WEB SITE: http://hometown.aol.com/SGCgarden.index.html

MISSION STATEMENT: Encourage skill in gardening and floral arts, foster civic beautification, support conservation and oppose actions that damage the environment.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Youth gardening (ages 3-18), butterfly gardening, nursing home outreach.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Classic Bloomers--Crafts and holiday plants.

DATE: Nov. 20-22, 2003

LOCATION: Sarasota Garden Club

TICKET PRICE: Free, items to purchase

EVENT CHAIRS: Kathryn Johnson and Marilyn Keyser

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 955-0875

SARASOTA INFANT HOME, INC.

24/7 foster care in a home setting that is committed to nurturing children.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Sharon M. Robb

ADDRESS: 2376 Novus St., Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 362-4115

E-MAIL: sarasotainfant@comcast.net

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment for children.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities. Must be screened and fingerprinted.

SARASOTA MANATEE ARCH FAMILY HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CENTER OF THE FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

A subsidiary of the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, that provides educational support and teaching materials to public and private schools in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties.

EDUCATION CENTER DIRECTOR: Richard Bergman

ADDRESS: 578 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34232

TELEPHONE: (941) 378-8837

WEB SITE: www.flholocaustmuseum.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide local support to teachers and school districts to support Holocaust education in all local schools.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Library, clerical, outreach projects and special events.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "White Gloves and Diamonds" Sarasota--Exciting afternoon of fun and fashion to benefit the center's teaching trunk program.

DATE: March 19, 2004

LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

TICKET PRICE: $125/person

EVENT CHAIR: Alyce Kalin

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 378-8837

SARASOTA/MANATEE ASSOCIATION FOR RIDING THERAPY (SMART)

Organization certified by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to provide therapeutic horseback riding.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Gail Clifton

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 9566, Bradenton, FL 34206

TELEPHONE: (941) 746-1493

WEB SITE: www.smartriders.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide therapeutic horseback riding to special needs children and adults in a stimulating environment to exercise both the mind end the body.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Horse handlers, side walkers, administration, facility maintenance, marketing and fund-raising.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Funds are currently being sought for a permanent 15- to 25-acre location within driving distance of students' parents and caregivers.

SARASOTA-MANATEE JEWISH FEDERATION

For 23 years, the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation has worked to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people, enhance the quality of Jewish life, and build a strong, secure and unified Jewish community in Sarasota, Manatee, Israel and throughout the world. The federation raises and distributes funds for humanitarian and social services, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Call for volunteer opportunities.

ASSETS: $21,300,000

TOTAL GRANTS: $4,735,000

NUMBER OF GRANTS: Numerous

RANGE OF GRANTS: $100 to $2,270,000

PRESIDENT: Allan A. Feder

ADDRESS: Klingenstein Jewish Center 580 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34232

TELEPHONE: (941) 371-4546

SARASOTA MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION, INC.

Fund-raising organization that supports healthcare in Sarasota.

PRESIDENT AND CEO: Alexandra Quarles, CFRE

ADDRESS: 1838 Waldemere St., Sarasota, FL 34239

TELEPHONE: (941) 917-1286

WEB SITE: www.smhf.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Improve the delivery of healthcare for the Sarasota area through the acquisition and utlization of philanthropic funds.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

SARASOTA OPERA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Susan Danis

ADDRESS: 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-8450

WEB SITE: www.sarasotaopera.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Produce the highest quality professional opera, and endeavor to increase the public's knowledge, enjoyment and appreciation of opera.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Opening Night Gala--Pre-opera cocktail party and dinner, the opening performance of Tosca, followed by afterglow party with champagne, desserts and dancing.

DATE: Feb. 7, 2004

LOCATION: Sarasota Opera House

TICKET PRICES: $150, $1,000 sponsors

EVENT CHAIRS: Jack and Isabelle Wright, Richard and Ann Cameson

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-8450, ext. 246

SARASOTA OPERA GUILD

All-volunteer organization that works to foster, promote and increase the knowledge and appreciation of opera, in conjunction with the Sarasota Opera Association.

PRESIDENT: Diane Peterson

ADDRESS: 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 924-1491

WEB SITE: www.sarasotaopera.org/Development/SOG.html

MISSION STATEMENT: Financially support the Sarasota Opera and provide scholarships and master classes to further the education of Sarasota Opera apprentice artists.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Sweetheart Luncheon--Honoring opera personalities, entertainment by Sarasota Opera artists.

DATE: Feb. 18, 2004

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE: $50-$250/person

EVENT CHAIR: Jane Riggin

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 924-1491

SARASOTA READING FESTIVAL

Promotes reading and literacy through author presentations and raises funds for area libraries.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Debbie Engleson

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 906, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 906-1733

WEB SITE: www.sarasotareadingfestival.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote the importance of literacy, the pleasure of reading and the power of the written word; create an inclusive, family-oriented event that is free and accessible to all segments of the Florida Gulf coast community.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Committees, day-of-event opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "A Novel Affair" (Author reception)--Mingle with acclaimed guest authors. Lavish hors d'oeuvres and open bar.

DATE: Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2003

LOCATION: Downtown, Five Points Park

TICKET PRICE: Author events range from $65 to $200/person; street festival is free to the public.

EVENT CHAIR: Michael Saunders

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 906-1733

SARASOTA SAILOR CIRCUS

After-school youth circus for children in grades 3-12.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Susan Loeffler

ADDRESS: 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34239

TELEPHONE: (941) 361-6350

WEB SITE: www.sailorcircus.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Use circus arts as an alternative teaching method, providing an intervention program for youth at risk and to uncover, within each student, a feeling of accomplishment.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Ushers, concessions, tickets, lighting, sound, props, costuming, coaching, rigging.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Holiday and spring performances--Circus performances.

DATES: Dec. 27-29, 2003 and March 24-April 3, 2004

LOCATION: Sailor Circus arena

TICKET PRICE: $10/person

EVENT CHAIR: Patty Campbell

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 361-6350

SARASOTA SEASON OF SCULPTURE

Invitational exhibitions of significant American and international sculptors who create large-scale public works of art.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Jill Kaplan

ADDRESS: 436 Burns Court, Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 953-4515

WEB SITE: www.seasonofsculpture.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Bring large-scale public works of art created by world class sculptors to Sarasota and to promote public support of art.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Administrative, docents, event helpers.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Bayfront Opening--A grand opening attended by many of the exhibiting artists.

DATE: November 2004

LOCATION: Downtown bayfront

TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 331-2008

SARASOTA'S GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRIES, INC.

Assists the needy with friendship, understanding, and reaching out a helping hand with practical realities.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Carolyn J. Cooley

ADDRESS: 3052 Alta Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-2052

MISSION STATEMENT: Help the less fortunate with free clothing and referral services.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Working in the free clothing store at 2908 N. Tamiami Trail, Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SCOPE (SARASOTA COUNTY OPENLY PLANS FOR EXCELLENCE)

Volunteer organization of citizen-led research and action.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Tim Dutton

ADDRESS: 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 202 Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-8751

WEB SITE: www.scopexcel.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Engage the community in planning for excellence through a process of open dialogue and impartial research, and establish priorities, propose solutions and monitor change to enhance the quality of life in Sarasota County.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Study groups, committees, research, speakers' bureau.

SECOND CHANCE LAST OPPORTUNITY

Organization that targets services to individuals, families, and youth with no or low income, who are homeless or may become homeless, infected with HIV/AIDS or are at risk for substance abuse and dropping out of school.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: April Glasco

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1048, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 360-8660

WEB SITE: www.wcl.com/secondchance

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide life enhancement skills, offer workshops in time management, money management, anger management, household maintenance, parenting skills, job readiness skills and HIV/AIDS awareness.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Distribution for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and back-to-school supplies. Host at events.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Annual luncheon and silent auction.

DATE: Sept. 25, 2003

LOCATION: Michael's on East

TICKET PRICE AND EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 360-8660

SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CENTERS

With two model multi service campuses and several neighborhood sites, Senior Friendship Centers provides an opportunity for 55+-year-olds to engage in life-enriching programs and activities.

PRESIDENT AND CEO: Robert J. Carter

ADDRESS: 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-2122

WEB SITE: www.seniorfriendship.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Help older adults live with independence and dignity by providing services that address the concerns of loneliness, health and isolation and provide a continuum of care that extends throughout the aging process.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Medical and dental practitioners, clerical support, entertainers, instructors and home meal deliverers. Call 955-2122 for more information.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Celebrity "He Sez, She Sez"--Dinner, silent auction, entertainment.

DATE: Feb. 9, 2004

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE: $150-$500/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Kathy Schersten and Marilyn Maleckas

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 556-3213

SELF HELP FOR HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE (SHHH) SARASOTA CHAPTER

The largest international nonprofit consumer organization of its kind dedicated to those who are hard of hearing.

PRESIDENT: Frank Stocco

ADDRESS: 435 Pheasant Way, Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 954-6927

WEB SITE: www.shhhsarasota.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Make mainstream society more accessible to those who are hard of hearing; improve the quality of life through education and advocacy.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Various administrative duties and committee involvement.

THE SMITH CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC RIDING

Hippotherapy program offered through Sarasota County schools and to private clients, serving over 100 children and adults, ranging in age from two to 82, from Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Donna L. Blem

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 365, Nokomis, FL 34274

TELEPHONE: (9111) 412-9333

WEB SITE: www.smithcenter.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide therapeutic horseback riding to qualified children and adults with a broad range of physical, developmental and emotional disabilities.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Hands on work with riders and horses, barn duties, special events, office assistance.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Derby Day 2004-Cocktails, dinner, silent and live auction,

DATE: The Friday prior to the Kentucky Derby

LOCATION: Michael's On East

TICKET PRICE: $125/person

EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 412-9333

SOULSPEAK

SARASOTA POETRY THEATRE

Group that brings poetry into the community through workshops, competitions, recordings and videos. Helps at-risk children and adults through innovative programs using contemporary forms of ancient tribal poetry.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Justin Spring

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 48955, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-6468

WEB SITE: www.soulspeak.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Increase public awareness of poetry and foster the practice of poetry throughout the community; promote the healing power of poetry; promote poetry in collaboration with other arts, both traditional and healing; foster poetry education programs; and preserve the art form,

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Sharing music, art, poetry and media expertise and ideas for

SOULSPEAK recording and video production.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: SOULQUEST--Informal sessions for people who wish to learn more about SOULSPEAK poetry or who wish to find a more spiritual way to express themselves.

DATE: Third Thursday of every month

LOCATION: 538 Columbia Court

TICKET PRICE: $12 donation per session

EVENT CHAIR: Scylla Liscombe

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-6468

SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM

Southwest Florida's largest natural and cultural history museum.

INTERIM DIRECTOR: Alan P. Haines

ADDRESS: 201 10th St. W., P.O. BOX 9265 Bradenton, FL 34206

TELEPHONE: (941) 746-4131

WEB SITE: www.southfroridamuseum.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Inform and educate through innovative, eclectic and entertaining presentations filet reflect and interpret the natural and cultural history of Southwest Florida.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Docents, aquarium spotters, museum store, information desk.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Snooty Gala--Elegant black tie dinner to support Snooty the manatee.

DATE: NOV. 1, 2003

LOCATION: South Florida Museum

TICKET PRICE: $150/person

EVENT CHAIRS: Cindy Tully and Allison Nash

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 746-4131, ext. 14

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS, INC.

Guide dog service.

INTERIM DIRECTOR: Sue Rigby

ADDRESS: 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto, FL 34221

TELEPHONE: (941) 729-5665

WEB SITE: www.guidedogs.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Offer free of charge a unique opportunity to achieve independent travel with safety and dignity to blind men and women through the use of a professionally Ned humanely trained dog.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Puppy hugging, dog walking, special events, puppy raising, administrative support, driving assistance.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Annual Walk-a-thon--Volunteers gather pledges.

DATE: March 13, 2004

LOCATION: Manatee County Fairgrounds, IMC Arena

TICKET PRICE: Volunteers collect pledges to walk. Those raising $75 or more receive T-shirt and lunch.

EVENT CHAIR: Micheline Silverman

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 729-5665

SPECIAL ATHLETE BOOSTERS, INC.

Develops local resources that enable mentally retarded children and adults to participate in Special Olympics.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Robert Rankin

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2112, Venice, FL 34284

TELEPHONE: (941) 412-0402

MISSION STATEMENT: Develop local resources, both human and financial, that allow children and adults with mental retardation to train and compete in programs such as Special Olympics.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Fund-raising and special events.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Shark Tooth Festival--Festival with food, rides, crafts and exibits.

DATE: May 2004

LOCATION: Venice Pier

TICKET PRICE: $2 admission

EVENT CHAIR: Sue Holkamp

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 412-0402

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SARASOTA Year round sports training and Olympic-type sports for people with developmental disabilities.

COUNTY COORDINATOR: Robert Rankin

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 2112, Venice, FL 34284

TELEPHONE: (941) 412-0402

MISSION STATEMENT: Year-round sports training and Olympic type sports for persons with developmental disabilities.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Event personnel, office, coaching, transportation and chaperoning athletes.

MAIN FUND-RAISlNG EVENT: None, but donations are welcome throughout the year.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY, ST. MARTHA'S CONFERENCE

Operates a soup kitchen for the needy and a thrift shop to raise funds.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS: Yve and Dave Comeau

ADDRESS: 512 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 953-5477

MISSION STATEMENT: Clothe and feed the less fortunate.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for opportunities.

SUNCOAST CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Provides advocacy, peer counseling, information and referral, independent living skills training, medical and computer loan and home modification to persons with disabilities. Also provides Americans with Disabilities Act consultation.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Daniela Szado

ADDRESS: 1945 Northgate Blvd., Sarasota, FL 04234

TELEPHONE: (941) 351-9545

WEB SITE: www.scll4u.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Help people with disablities achieve their furl potential through independent living services and advocate the elimination of social and physical barriers to community integration.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Construction of wheelchair ramps, repairing wheelchairs, refurbishing computers, and teaching computers and peer counseling.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Selling $10 bricks to raise money for a new building.

SUN COAST CHAMBER CONCERTS, INC.

Small chamber group of five strings that includes international soloists and presents an annual series of chamber concerts from St. Petersburg to Marco Island.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Joe Martinez

ADDRESS: 3528 Jaffa Drive, Sarasota, FL 34239

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-6229

E-MAIL: suncoastehamber@earthlink

MISSION STATEMENT: Promote the growth of cultural development, with an emphasis on classical chamber music.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Board of directors, concerts, committees.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Cultivating individual donor prospects.

SUNCOAST COMMUNITY BLOOD BANK

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Dr. Mark Magenheim

ADDRESS: 1760 Mound St., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 954-1600

WEE SITE: www.sebb.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide the community with a reliable supply of quality blood products and services.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Customer service, couriers, office and clerical, maintenance, donor recruitment, special events, education.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Golf tournaments, auctions and raffles.

DATE: Year-round

LOCATION: All Suncoast Community Blood Bank locations

TICKET PRICE: Varies

EVENT CHAIR: Ric Thomas

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 954-1600, ext. 235

SUNCOAST FOUNDATION FOR THE HANDICAPPED

Now 33 years old, the all-volunteer Suncoast Foundation builds facilities for handicapped Sarasota residents with proceeds raised by its annual Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival. In 2002, this race generated $175,000. Since the Offshore races began in 1985, Suncoast has built $6.5 million worth of handicapped facilities. Suncoast does not provide grants.

PRESIDENT: John Stafford

ADDRESS: 4620 17th St., Sarasota, FL 34235

TELEPHONE: (941) 371-2827

WEB SITE: www.suncoastoffshore.org

SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY Open-admission animal sheller serving portions of Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Debra Parsons-Drake

ADDRESS: 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224

TELEPHONE: (941) 474-7884

WEB SITE: www.humane.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Protect and provide for animals while creating an awareness of their value and importance in our lives through education and community programs.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Tour guides, dog walkers, cat cuddlers, administrative, foster parents, handyman, groundskeeper and numerous other volunteer opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Furry Skurry--Annual off-site adoption and fund-raiser with arts end crafts, pet contests, food vendors, entertainment and children's activities.

DATE: March 27, 2004

LOCATION: Venice

EVENT CHAIR: Barbara Jernigan

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 474-7884

SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

FLORIDA SUNCOAST AFFILIATE

Foundation dedicated to the cure for breast cancer.

PRESIDENT: Robert Eschen Felder Esq.

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 25445, Sarasota, FL 34277

TELEPHONE: (877) 506-6927

WEB SITE: www.komensuncoast.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Eradicate breast cancer by advancing research, education and treatment.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Survivors for educational programs, fund raising.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Race for the Cure Nationally sanctioned 5K race that draws participants from all over the region.

DATE: Sept. 20, 2003

LOCATION: Straub Park, St. Petersburg, FL

TICKET PRICE: $20/prior to September, $25 after Sept. 1

EVENT CHAIR: Fran Lambert

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 360-8668

TEEN COURT OF SARASOTA, INC.

Volunteer teens act as bailiffs, clerks, jurors and attorneys. Cases involve teens who are first time misdemeanor offenders. Offenders volunteer to go to Teen Court to avoid a record of conviction.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Kathleen M. Self

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 48927, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 861-8460

MISSION STATEMENT: Serve as a delinquency-intervention program utilizing youth volunteers to sanction offending juveniles.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Teenagers 8th-12th grade can volunteer.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Golf tournament Shotgun start, awards, raffle, silent auction.

DATE: April 2004

LOCATION AND TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Nancy Chavers

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 861-8460

UNIFEM/USA

GULF COAST CHAPTER

Works to educate, advocate and raise funds for programs to assist women of limited financial income.

PRESIDENT: Fay Murphy

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 4102, Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 379-0232

WEB SITE: www.uscommitteeforunifem.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Support the poorest women in developing countries.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Women's film festival, annual luncheon, special events.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Women's International Film Festival Presentation of films by local, national and international female film makers.

DATE: February 2004

LOCATION: Sainer Auditorium

TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Jan Holmes

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 954-0237

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY

OF SARASOTA & MANATEE, INC

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Wendy Mann Resnick

ADDRESS: 1090 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 957-3599

WEB SITE: www.ucpsarasota.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide programs, services and support to meet the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities in a manner that protects their dignity and enhances their quality of life.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Day programs, administration, reception, events.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Bachelor Ball and Auction--Auction of Sarasota's most eligible bachelors. 2) Someone's in the Kitchen with Tommy and Phil--Interactive dinner with Tommy Klauber and Phil Mancini. 3) Chocolate Sundae and Chocolate Festival--Chocolate bonanza. 4) Off-White Party--Gala celebration of alternative lifestyles. 5) World's Largest Office Party--After-work party. 6) Thank Goodness, Valentine's Day is Over--Fun for those weary of Valentine's Day pressures. 7) Pajama Party--Pajama party and lingerie show.

DATES: 1) June 2004 2) Oct. 8, 2003 3) March 5-7, 2004 4) Nov. 7, 2003 5) Dec, 10, 2003 6) Feb, 20, 2004 7) May 7, 2004

LOCATIONS: Various

TICKET PRICES: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Wendy Mann Resnick

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 987-3599

UNITED WAY OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC,

For 55 years, this organization has created partnerships to enhance the quality of life in Sarasota by focusing on early childhood development and homelessness, Its main events are the three-day "Thunder by the Bay" kickoff party in January at Michael's on East, and the 2004 Tocqueville National Leaders Weekend, March 18-21, 2004, at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, The National Alexis de Tocqueville Society, created by United Way in 1972, recognizes outstanding volunteer service. Its major gifts and recognition program is reserved for individuals who contribute $10,000 annually to United Way. The Tocqueville National Leaders Weekend will feature speakers, workshops and strategy sessions from across the country. Volunteers should call for specific opportunities.

ASSETS: $6,988,000

TOTAL SERVICES, INCLUDING GRANTS: $4,723,287

NUMBER OF GRANTS: 85

RANGE OF GRANTS: $5,000-$500,000

PRESIDENT: Alexander L. Young

ADDRESS: 1445 Second St., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-2686, ext. 222

WEe SITE: www.uwsrq.com

THE FOUNDATION FOR UNITED WAY OF SARASOTA COUNTY

The first United Way Foundation in the country, this organization services the endowment interests of donors who derive unique benefits from it and United Way's infrastructure: fostering strategic initiatives and community partnerships; staff specializing in human services; and United Way's stringent review and accountability process.

ASSETS: $4,884,660

TOTAL GRANTS IN 2002: $73,552

NUMBER OF GRANTS: 4

RANGE OF GRANTS: $7,780 to $29,483

AVERAGE GRANT SIZES: $18,388

DIRECTOR: William C. Austin

ADDRESS: 1445 Second St., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-2686, ext. 222

WEB SITE: www.uwsrq.com

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SARASOTA/MANATEE

Upper level undergraduate and graduate level programs and continuing professional education.

CEO: Dr. Laurey Stryker

ADDRESS: 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

TELEPHONE: (941) 359-4582

WEBSITE: www.sarasota.usf.edu

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide the skills and knowledge base essential for regional growth and to serve the intellectual and economic needs of the region.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Brunch on the Bay Held on the bayfront on campus to recognize companies and individuals who have contributed as sponsors to support local scholarships.

DATE: Nov. 2, 2003

LOCATION: College Hall, USF Sarasota/Manatee Campus

TICKET PRICES: $700/table, $75/person. $1,500 $25,500/sponsor

EVENT CHAIR: Mike McCoy

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 359-4694

VAN WEZEL FOUNDATION

A charitable organization dedicated to supporting the continuing excellence of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Deborah Rohaly

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 3434,Sarasota, FL 34230

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-5578

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide the margin of excellence for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall through fund-raising to support community access and outreach, educational and cultural programming, beautification and unique equipment needs.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call 366-5578 for specific opportunities.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: An Evening With Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme--Cocktails and dinner in the foyer, preferred performance seating and a "Meet the Artist" reception for gala patrons.

DATE: Feb. 14, 2004

LOCATION: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

TICKET PRICES: $250/Gala Star, $500/Gala Patron

EVENT CHAINS: Alyoe Kalin, Bea Friedman, Carolyn Michel and Dottle Baer Garner.

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-5578

VENICE AREA MOBILE MEALS, INC.

Mobile meal service.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Norman Miller

ADDRESS: 920 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285

TELEPHONE: (941) 488-1889

MISSION STATEMENT: Supply warm, nutritious meals to the needy in the greater Venice area.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

VENICE ART CENTER

Art center offering exhibitions, lectures, art classes for all ages and workshops.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Marilyn LaBallister

ADDRESS: 390 S. Nokomis Ave. S., Venice, Fl 34285

TELEPHONE: (941) 485-7136

WEB SITE: www.vac.fwsl.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide cultural resources to the community and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of visual art in all its forms

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Fund-raising, exhibition receiving and hanging, reception desk and opening receptions.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Fine arts show and sale--Artists' sale of their work.

DATE: Feb. 28-29, 2004

LOCATION: Venice Community Center

TICKET PRICE: Free

EVENT CHAIR: Barbara Thelan

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 492-4008

VENICE LITTLE THEATRE

Award-winning community theater.

ARTISTIC/MANAGING DIRECTOR: Murray Chase

ADDRESS: 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice, FL 34285

TELEPHONE: (941) 488-1115

WEB SITE: www.venicestage.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Serve the Venice area as its primary arts entertainment and theater education center.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Onstage, backstage, scenery construction and painting, consume construction, box office, ushering and mailing.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: Annual theater tours to New York City and London; a series of special event concerts.

DATES: New York trips in November 2003 and April 2004; concerts in November 2003 and March 2004

LOCATIONS: Concerts at Venice Little Theatre

TICKET PRICES: $15-$25 for concerts

EVENT CHAIR: Allan Kollar

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 488-1115

THE VENICE SYMPHONY

75-piece symphony orchestra that presents classical and pops concerts

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Jean Peters

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 1561, Venice, FL 34284

TELEPHONE: (941) 488-1010

WEBSITE: www.thevenicesymphony.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Present symphonic concerts and cultivate, promote and sponsor an appreciation of musical arts in the community.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Usher, office duties.

VOLUNTEER CONNECTIONS

OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC,

A local leadership organization for community volunteering, a catalyst for volunteer action and a knowledge leader regarding volunteering.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Diana French

ADDRESS: 1750 17th St., K-3, Venice, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 953-5965

WEB SITE: www.volunteerconnections.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Develop, support and promote volunteerism.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: This organization refers thousands of volunteers of all ages to hospitals, churches, nursing homes, schools, agencies and libraries.

MAIN FUND RAISING EVENT: Chocolate Festival--Sample chocolate confections from several area chocolatiers.

DATE: January 2004

LOCATION: TBA

TICKET PRICE: $10/person

EVENT CHAIR: Betty Morris

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 496-8466

WEDU FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.

West Central Florida's primary PBS station, serving 3.5 million viewers in 16 counties, including Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota

PRESIDENT AND CEO: Richard Lobo

ADDRESSES: 1) 1515 Ringling Blvd., Suite 880, Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 330-0716 2) 1300 North Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607 Toll-free (800) 354-9338

WEB SITE: www.wedu.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide and produce superior quality education, information and entertainment services, creating a wide realm of experiences for a diverse audience.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Outreach events, membership drives, fund raising events, clerical and mailings.

MAIN FUNDRAISING EVENT: On-air pledge drives to obtain new members and increase individual financial support.

DATES: March, June, August and December annually

LOCATION: WEDU Studios in lampa, FL

EVENT CHAIRS: Claire O'Connor-Solomon, Patty Suarez and Peggy Olsen

CONTACT TELEPHONES: (800) 354-9338 or (941) 330-0716

THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY--SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Non-medical support organization for cancer patients and family members.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Jay R Lockaby

ADDRESS: 3900 Clark Road, Building P-3 Sarasota, FL 34233

TELEPHONE: (941) 921-5539

WEB SITE: www.wellness-swfl.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Provide a professionally led program of emotional support, education and hope, free of charge, to anyone touched by cancer.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Outreach, clerical, fund-raising, event support.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Flight of Hope--Dinner/dance gala with live and silent auctions.

DATE: March 2004

LOCATION: Dolphin Aviation

TICKET PRICE: $150 and up

EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 921 5539. Kimberly Reibel, Special Events coordinator

WESTCOAST CENTER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Center of schools and programs that aim to advance spiritual growth and enlightenment through music, prayer and healing.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS: The Roy. Henry L. Porter and Marvin Hendon, Ph.D.

ADDRESS: 403 N Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 365-7543

WEB SITE: www.westcoastcenter.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Serve as a multi-racial, multi-cultural center for human development helping people reach their maximum potential.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Mentors, tutors, fund-raisers, talent and folk show participants, musicians to work with the kids, public relations, ticket sales.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: 1) Annual Benefit Banquet--Celebrate individual achievements. 2) Annual Anniversary Concert. 3) Founder's fund raising luncheon.

DATES: 1) April 2004 2) NOV. 16, 2003 3) Nov. 6, 2003

LOCATIONS: 1) Hyall Convention Center 2) Sarasota Opera House 3) TBA

TICKET PRICES: 1) $250 per person, tables $3,900, sponsors $30,000 2) $45-$125/person.

Private reception 8500. 3) $50-$125/person, $500/person reception

EVENT CHAiRS: 1) Amy Campbell 2) Janet Dodge 3) Dr. Marvin Hendon

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 365-7543

WILLIAM G. SELBY AND MARIE SELBY FOUNDATION

A private charitable foundation that donates grants for capital projects that enhance the quality of life in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. AS OF MAY 31, 2002:

ASSETS: $69,121,921

GRANTS PAID: $3.8 million

NUMBER OF GRANTS: 58

RANGE OF GRANTS: $10,000 to $459,000

AVERAGE GRANT SIZE: $78,915

PRESIDENT: Debra Jacobs

ADDRESS: 1800 Second St., Suite 750 Sarasota, FL 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 957-0442

WEB SITE: www.selbyfdn.org

WOMAN'S EXCHANGE, INC. OF SARASOTA

Consignment shop established in 1962 with a central purpose: To support and enrich a variety of programs for local cultural organizations through grants and scholarships. Volunteers work three-hour shifts once a week. The store is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and open the first Friday of each month until 9 p.m. Closed August.

TOTAL GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS: $4,900,000

PRESIDENT: Jeyca Mazzie

ADDRESS: 539 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota, Fl 34236

TELEPHONE: (941) 955-7859

THE WOMEN'S LEGAL FUND OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC.

Helps women get dissolution of marriage and court judgements for child custody and support.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Cheri Downie

ADDRESS: 1750 17th St., B-3, Sarasota, FL 34234

TELEPHONE: (941) 952-9899

E-MAIL: wlfsarasota@aol.com

MISSION STATEMENT: Help qualified individuals obtain free legal representation in family law matters

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Pro-bono attorneys.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Family Law Day--Annual luncheon.

DATE, LOCATION AND TICKET PRICE: TBA

EVENT CHAIR: Lee Levine

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 952-9899

WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER OF SARASOTA COUNTY

Network and referral service for women.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Janice Zarro

ADDRESS: 340 S. Tuttle, Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 366-1700

WEB SITE: www.thewomensresourcecenter.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Help woman to be emotionally and financially independent; offer education, support, networking and referral services to the community

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Call for specifics.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: Renaissance Luncheon Featuring an "extra-special star," to be announced in January.

DATE: March 29, 2004

LOCATION: The Ritz Carlton, Sarasota

TICKET PRICE: $75/person

EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 366-1700

WUSF

Organization consisting of public radio station WUSF 89.7 and public television station WUSF TV Channel 16, both broadcasting from the University of South Florida. Also offers a reading service that broadcasts newspapers, periodicals, hearth news, sports updates and more for the vision-impaired.

GENERAL MANAGER: JoAnn Urofsky

ADDRESS: 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620

TELEPHONE: (813) 974-8700

WEB SITE: www.wusf.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Open a window to the world for students of all ages, provide outstanding educational, cultural and public affairs radio and television programming, productions and community outreach services.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Mairings, telephones, membership drives, reading for the blind, office, shipping.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENTS: Membership drives--Regular pledge drives to increase membership base and maintain financial support.

DATES: March, June, August and December

LOCATIONS: At station studios.

EVENT CHAIR: Cathy Coccia

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (813) 974-8624

YMCA FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA, INC.

Foundation that supports YMCA facilities throughout the area

PRESIDENT: Karin E. Gustafson

ADDRESS: One S. School Ave., Suite 302 Sarasota, FL 34237

TELEPHONE: (941) 951-1336

WEB SITE: www.sarasota-ymca.org

MISSION STATEMENT: Support the mission of the Sarasota Family YMCA by raising financial support for programs and services.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Board, estate sales, office duties.

MAIN FUND-RAISING EVENT: "Going for the Gold"--Dinner and auction.

DATE: May 1, 2004

LOCATION: Berlin YMCA

TICKET PRICE: $175/person

EVENT CHAIR: TBA

CONTACT TELEPHONE: (941) 951-1336

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