Royal Ride Fall Gala


Big Shootout - 52 Card Winners


  • Pictured are Nancee Duffy and John Schell, who won $400 and $200, respectively.  
  • Winner of the $2,000 was Floyd Juday. 


The Lucky Draw Winners


$500  Ronald Wettlaufer

$300  Marilyn Wettlaufer

$200  Myra Bianaco



Live Auction Winners

Flo Murphy

Gourmet Dinner for 10 prepared by Chef Joe Culver

Shirley Kasko

Diamond Hoop Earrings donated by Reflections in Gold

Not pictured:

Ed LandonVan Wezel Theatre-Wizard of Oz

Eileen Kruzynsky - Asolo Repertory Theatre - 2 Tickets  

Sheila Breidenbaugh - FSU/Asolo Conservatory - 2 Tickets

Doug Chase - The Venice Symphony - 2 Tickets 

Joanne Kraska - Venice Theatre - 2 Tickets for Seven Performances

John Schell - 18-hole lesson with Sean Martin

Something Different

***Antiques & Tea***

Partipants shop for "fascinators".

***Ler's Get Splashed***

Artists uncorking their creativity!

   ***Beer, Brats, Burgers & Bocce***

Ready, Set, Play

B, B, B & B Sponsors

Players enjoy brats & burgers

            ***2017 Celebrity Classic***

Displays for Silent Auction 

Liz and Tony Maggio, owners of Reflections in Gold, displaying their donated jewelry for the Live Auction.

Classic Chairperson Ron Noble (center) with Celebrity friends.


1970 Cy Young Award Winner
Jim Perry with friends.

                       Guests Enjoying the Classic Cocktail Party

Putting Contest

Golf Tournament

Celebrity Ladies' Day

Gathering for a day of shopping, lunch and dessert before evening activities at PGCC.

Lunch at Finns on Venice South Beach



Dessert at Peg & Joe Muccia's home.




Hostess Peg Muccia

(front center)

Fashion Show









Sandy McGowan

  2017 Fashion Show & Luncheon Chair

Reservation Day Volunteers

Chinese Raffle - Always a favorite!!

Volunteers selling Special Raffle tickets and Chinese Raffle tickets.

Bob Halkyard, Ed Landon & Jerry Armstrong assisted models.

Pete Petrie & Don Broman greeted guests with champagne.

Brenda Eckard, PCF Membership Chair, Fashion Show MC

Bob Hayden, PCF President, Welcoming Guests

Esther Bird, Tutor Trainer and Board Member, and Mario Rodriguez, student, from Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County (LVSSC), were our guest speakers. LVSSC is one of fifty non-profit organizations that have benefitted from our efforts to "Make a Difference".

PCF Volunteer Models















Sun Bug 













Sandy's Designer Clothing










Krystyna's Designs

St. Marco Boutique

PGCC Pro Shops

Model Photos Courtesy of Fran Belcuore

Impact Grant


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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