Two of our "greeters", aka "traffic cops"



Pictured:  Pat Magennis and Marlys Roslansky

Our volunteers at Registration.....What would we do without them!!!

The excitment builds at the Registration Table.

Cash, Check, or Credit Card?  These volunteers were there to help with purchases.


Pictured L - R:

Donna Castellano, Kathy Mason, Mary Juday, Lin Gruber

So many generous donors made the Lucky Raffle exciting.

Reena McBride created the program artwork.


Pictured is just some of the fabulous art donated by the many talented artists in the area:


Donna Atkins, Patti Campbell, Jerry Clauss, Patti Lauer, Mike Mason, Peg Morgan, Suzanne O'Regan, Roxcy Platte, Pat Richards, Charles Shoup, Joanne Stramara, and Judy Welch





The Fashion Show had 267 guests for the luncheon and show.  The beautiful floral arrangements were created by Garden of Eden Florists of Venice


Music was provided by Jackson Smedley.

Guest Speaker - Nicole Britton, Director of Development, The Twig Warehouse


As one of our grant recipients, the Twig Warehouse, whose organization's mission is to "encourage and inspire foster families by meeting their needs", provided the group with insight into their program.


Without your participation, we could not

"Make a Difference" in South Sarasota County!




Pete Petrie, PCF Board President, welcomed ladies, thanking them for attending the 29th annual Fashion Show Luncheon.

Fashions and commentary provided by:


Sandy McGowan, Sandy's Designer Clothing

Lisa Vander Wall, Lisa's Classic Rose

Norhala Houck, SunBug and Twist Boutique


not pictured:  Renee Dees, St. Marco Boutique

Just Some of the Styles Presented

SunBug & Twist

Marilyn DeMara

Lisa James














Claire Peterlin and Olivia Corlett wearing outfits from SunBug

Sandy's Designer Clothing

Gina Borgia

Elaine Lapinski

Marcia Major

Zeddie Pitt

Lisa's Classic Rose

Susan O'Regan

Barbara Sellis

Marcia Grove

St. Marco Boutique

Vivian Freeman

Whitney Sale

Judy Thuer


You Look Marvelous!!!






Ruth Ruud & Jean Broman,

Model Coordinators 

        ***2019 Celebrity Golf Classic***

Silent Auction









Reflections in Gold display for the Silent Auction.

The Silent Auction always offers some great finds.














Silent Auction Co-Chairs


Kathy Braglia and Janice McClanaghan

                       Guests Enjoying the Classic Cocktail Party

Putting Contest

Golf Tournament



Dick Butler and Ron Noble










Volunteers - Jane Batchelder, Donna Kubik, Sue Sawulski, Janet Gill and Helen Sarvis welcome golfers.

Celebrities and Corporate Sponsors

And the Winners are........ 



1st Place

Bob Harrison, Celebrity


Brooks/Harrison                                 Score 47


2nd Place

Sam Jones, Celebrity


Slocum/Brady                                     Score 49


3rd Place

Phil Roof, Celebrity


Jackson/Kaminske                                Score 50




1st Place

Ken Hodge, Celebrity


Brining/Connors                                     Score 49


2nd Place

Mike McBath, Celebrity


Olcott/Olcott                                          Score 50


3rd Place

Henry Waszczuk, Celebrity


Johnson/Reiff                                           Score 50




1st Place

Bob Harrigan and Steve Rawley, Celebrities


Moldovan/Rudd                                            Score 50


2nd Place

Skip Lockwood and Bob Guindon, Celebrities

D. Broman/S. Broman

Kubik/Buelow                                               Score 51


3rd Place

Bill Lee, Celebrity


Bridge/Eley                                                   Score 52




1st Place

Ken Frailing, Celebrity


Melkonion/Coughlin                                       Score 47


2nd Place

Nick Longhi and Tom Hume, Celebrities


Smith/Grabowski                                             Score 48


3rd Place

Jim Foubister and Jim Brown, Celebrities

R. Childers/B. Eckard

J. Smith/J. Broman                                           Score 48





We could not make this tournament happen without the more than 135 volunteers.  THANK YOU ALL.

Golf Banquet Happenings

Ray Sinibaldi providing the Celebrity Bio overview at Golf Banquet
















Tim Fox, Auctioneer for Live Auction







Dick and Marie Butler welcome a new celebrity, Parnell Dickinson,

Tampa Bay Bucaneers

              Celebrity Ladies Day




Celebrity Wives gather for shopping on the Isle and lunch at Fins.









Celebrity Ladies and PCF Hostesses Enjoy Lunch at Fins

Shopping on the Isle, a big thank you to the shops along Venice Avenue that offered generous discounts and incentives for the ladies!

Kitchen Krew





Olivia Corlett, Ruth Ruud -  Celebrity Ladies Chair, Vivian Freeman - Hostess, and Mary Juday - past-PCF President, entertain Celebrity Ladies at Vivian's home.

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 - Stig 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 Kubik -      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







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.


Impact Grant


      The PCF was able to award 2 Community Impact Grants in 2019.

      $26,000 was awarded to InStride Therapy to start a new therapeutic program for veterans suffering from PTSD and related conditions.     

     $48,000 was awarded to the Senior Friendship Center in Venice to fully upgrade two of their client lavatories.   


     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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