Royal Ride Fall Gala


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 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.

Celebrity Golf Classic


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-sixth year in 2018.

Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon


The 2018 Spring Fashion Show, “On the Avenue”, will feature fashions from Lisa's Classic Rose, St. Marco Boutique, Sandy's Designer Clothing, SunBug, and the Plantation Golf & Tennis Pro Shops.  


This event is sold out every year and is a major fund raiser for the Foundation.

Something Different!



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.


Huggy Bears Program




Each month, a small volunteer group construct, sew, stuff, and deliver 30 soft, cuddly bears to Venice Regional Bayfront Health Center to be presented to children who arrive at the Emergency Room needing some comfort.

Box Tops for Education


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:

Impact Grant


     The 2018 Impact Grant was awarded to Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County.  President Bob Hayden and the Impact Grant Committee presented the grant check to Joe Pokorney, LVSSC President, and Claudia Daniels, grant writer and Board Member.   

     The award of $19,271, will be used to fund a Study-Lab Program located in the Family Services Center, North Port, FL.  This location brings together a variety of social service agencies that provide assistance to those who need it.

     A dedicated study-lab will provide a safe and welcoming space for students to meet with tutors, utilize computer equipment, and attend classes.  The number of students has increased 73% from 2010 to 2017.  LVSSC has helped 343 students from 48 different countries in 2016/2017.


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.

Members of Plantation Community Foundation celebrate, with volunteers and the Executive Director of the Englewood Community Care Clinic, Inc., the Community "Impact Grant" which is funding a complete new laboratory.



Plantation Community Foundation's partnership with Gulf Coast Community Foundation provided funding for two new STEMsmart (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classrooms in Venice Middle School.

STEMsmart Classroom Dedication

Our Foundation Board at the opening of the first Foundation-supported STEMsmart classroom at Venice Middle School.

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