A Fabulous "Fun" Raiser


Big Shootout - 52 Card Winners


Pictured are Tom Kubik, Alex Addona and Ven Reddy, who shared the 52 card winnings.







The Lucky Draw Winners


$500 - Paul Suffredini

$300 - Bob Cross

$200 - Steg Odlund

Live Auction Winners

Don Broman -     Gourmet dinner for 10 prepared by Chef Joe Culver


Hank Zawada -   Diamond necklace donated by Reflections in Gold


Tom Kubic -      Van Wezel Theatre - Lords of 52nd Street - 2 tickets

                         and Venice Symphony - 2 tickets, any performance


Paul Suffredini - Venice Theatre - 3 shows, 2 tickets to "Always Patsy Cline,

                          "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", and "42nd Street"


Pam Barkley -     3 and Me Tennis Lesson


Joe Magennis -    18-hole Golf Lesson with Sean Martin


Hank Zawada -    Diamond Necklace







Jean Broman, Auctioneer Ron Noble

and Julie Noble enjoying the Fabulous "Fun" Raiser


Bob & Lilly Jones stepping out



Chuck Childers and Jack Thuer enjoying the festivities.



The Armstrongs & Magennis' looking so 1920's!!


Who says "blondes" have more fun?  Kathy Braglia, Flo Murphy and Jean Broman

Dick and Marie Butler dressed to the nines!

Gangsters and Molls were everywhere.

Kasko, Sundahl and Rowe table.

Pete Petrie checking for weapons.

            ***2018 Celebrity Classic***

Silent Auction









Kathy Braglia and volunteers putting finishing touches on the Reflections in Gold display for the Silent Auction.

Finding the perfect gift

                       Guests Enjoying the Classic Cocktail Party

Registration volunteers at the ready.


Classic Co-Chair Dick Butler with Celebrity Jim Perry.



1970 Cy Young Award Winner
Jim Perry with friends.

Putting Contest

A challenging course.  Congratulations to Butch Benton and Dave O'Brien with a winning score of 16!

Golf Tournament




Plantation Golf & Country Club -

Carts staged and ready to go on a perfect day!!



Ron Noble, Co-Chair, enjoying a quiet moment before the 26th Annual Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament begins.

And the Winners are........ 

Best Amateur Two-Person Team-Putting Challenge  (2nd from left) Reid Stoner, (far right) Bill Gamber

Jan Daale pictured far right-Hole In One Winner on Panther 15.  Also, 2nd Place 1st Flight Panther winning team (r to l) Colin Channel, Bob Ruland, Reggie Lemelin, Doug Chase, Jan Daale

Mike Torrez with the winning 1st Place, 1st Flight Bobcat team featuring Jeff Kaminske, Monty Jackson, Joe Gonzalas, and Jantzen Barton

Bob Harrison with the winning 1st Place, 1st Flight Panther team featuring Tad Mitchell, Chip Brooks, Jason Dunkle, Mike Harrison

1st Place Team - 2nd Flight Panther (r to l) Brenda Eckard, Jane Smith, Jim Brown, Jean Broman, Rita Childers

Larry Eisenhauer with his winning team 1st Place, 2nd Flight Bobcat featuring Kevin Flanagan, Stan Brown, Jerry Oberding, David Walton

Frank Carpin (center) with his winning team 2nd Place, 2nd Flight Panther featuring (l to r) Bill Batchelder, Michael Mason, Stephen O'Regan, Robert Halkyard,

Ken Frailing with his winning team 2nd Place, 1st Flight Bobcat featuring Michael Bazin, David Gill, Gary Cole, Lynn Stoltzfus

Andy McGaffigan (center) with his winning team, 2nd Place, 2nd Flight Bobcat featuring (r to l) George Corsilia, Ross Smith, Jon Wioskowski, Jim Ruud

Ken Singleton with his winning team 3rd Place, 1st Flight Bobcat featuring Bob Harrigan, Carl Eskew, Blaise Dalvise, Joe Hougland

Joe Castiglione (center) with his winning team 3rd Place, 2nd Flight Bobcat featuring Jim Henry, Chuck Childers, Bruce Hamlin, Tom Agostinelli

David Palmer with his winning team 3rd Place, 1st Flight Panther featuring Mark Wilcox, James Walker, Luke Little, Tom Donato

Don Schwall (center) with his winning team 3rd Place, 2nd Flight Panther featuring (l to r) Ken Tracy, Robert Cross, John Sawulski, Gary Robertson 

2018 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 Patrice & Raymond DeMoss' Home




Hostesses Patrice DeMoss, Kathy Braglia & Battine Brusca welcome Celebrity Ladies to enjoy conversation and dessert.

Fashion Show


2018 Fashion Show & Luncheon Chair, Judy Thuer(c), Jean Broman (l), Model Chair, and Dorothy Piteo (r), PCF Admin

Special Raffle ticket sellers -  Janet Lee and Olivia Corlett 

Brenda Eckard, Membership Chair  Welcome attendees

Donna Kubik, PCF Board Member along with PCF Volunteers greet ladies



Welcome Cocktail



Jack Thuer and Dick Dawson greet guests with a mimosa, compliments of Lueanne Wood, P.A. and the Plantation Community Foundation.


"Making a Difference"



Pictured (l) to (r) Kathy Mason, PCF Grant Chair, and Mary Kopp, Guest Speaker, Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center. VAPC is one of fifty non-profit organizations that have benefitted from our efforts to "Make a Difference".

PCF Volunteer Models

St. Marco Boutique

PGCC Pro Shops

Lisa's Classic Rose

Sandy's Designer Clothing


Model Photos Courtesy of Fran Belcuore

Barbara Petrie (l) and Sharon Phillips (r) counting out the 50/50 Raffle that generated enough to give 4 lucky winners $450 each.

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.  


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. 


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.

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