Foundation President Robert (Bob) Hayden, left, receives well wishes from Past-President Terry Williamson.
The Foundation's season of fundraising begins with the Royal Ride Fall Gala. Twenty-four raffle winners will have the exclusive use of one of the “Royal” golf carts for a month. Additional cash raffles include the “Big Shoot Out”, the “Lucky Draw” Cash Drawing and a live auction.
Spectators enjoy watching the Celebrity putting contest which is always a favorite. The Celebrity Golf Classic, the primary fund raiser for the Foundation, matches celebrity players from professional sports with foursomes at the Plantation Golf and Country Club. A meet-and-greet dinner, luncheon and gala dinner after golf are part of this event. The Classic celebrated its twenty-fifth year in 2017.
Foundation members enjoy a cruise and dinner. Something Different Is a generous array of parties: dinners, concerts, tours, lessons, competitions, and who knows what! You will find a tempting menu of the unusual as well as familiar occasions and locations with all proceeds going to the Foundation.
This program helps the Taylor Ranch School with cash or merchandise. Simply clip Box Tops for Education labels and turn them in to the PCF office (preferred) or in the envelope hanging on the bulletin board in the Ladies’ Locker Room. This year 446 box tops have been given to Taylor Ranch School. For more information:
The 2017 Impact Grant awarded to Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County is presented to Aimee Holmes, Chief Develpment Officer.
The Foundation has generously partnered with Habitat to lauch a new home revitalization program, A Brush with Kindness. The award of $16,000, along with paint donated by Sherwin Williams, will be used to paint one home per month for a qualified homeowner. This is a one-year program that will benefit income-qualified homewoners in need. It is Habitat's intent to help South Sarasota's most vulnerable population revitalize their homes with pride and dignity.
The Englewood Community Care Clinic, Inc. dedicated the beginning of its compact new laboratory to the Plantation Community Foundation. Members of the Foundation's Impact Grant Committee, Foundation Board Members, Clinic volunteers and the Executive Director attended a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Clinic plans to add equipment to its lab with the remaining $12,000 in funds from the grant.