All those who attended the Fabulous "Fun" Raiser Thursday, November 15, were winners.  A Fabulous Fun Filled time was had by all.  However, there were several that went home with a little something extra.  




  • Phil McClung - $200.00 Gift Card from Reflections In Gold 
  • Leslie Runestad - $100.00 Visa Card from Bambi & Ford Utton 

(Michael Saunders Realtors at 941-228-4881)

  • Claire Peterlin - $50.00 Gift Card to Café Venice Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • David Phillips - $50.00 Gift Card to Cassariano Italian Eatery


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$200 - Stig Odlund

$300 - Bob Cross

$500 - Paul Suffredini


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$200, $400, $2,000

(three winners chose to split the winnings)


Tom Kubik, Ven Reddy & Alex Addona


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The Monthly Golf Cart Winners were also drawn.  The list of names can be seen at the Foundation Office.

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And last, but certainly not least were the Live Auction Winners.


Tom Kubik - 2 seats to "Lords of 52nd Street" at the VanWezel 

and 2 seats to Any Performance at Venice Symphony


Paul Suffredini - Venice Theatre - 2 seats to 3 performances ("Always Patsy Cline",

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


Don Broman - Dinner for 10 with Chef Joe Culver


Pam Barkley - 3 and Me Tennis Lesson with Clark Gibson


Joe Magennis - 18-hole lesson with Sean Martin


Hank Zawada - Diamond Necklace 


Many thanks to all who volunteered, participated, donated and supported our best ever "Kick Off" Event.  

Back by popular demand....Plantation Community Foundation Notecards and Donation In Honor Of cards (these make great hostess gifts) are available in the Foundation Office.  Six cards for $5.00.  Come "buy" the office for yours!




Spring Fashion Show


“Bluegrass & Barbeque” ........... an event you won’t want to miss!!

The Plantation Community Foundation has added a new and exciting event to its spring 2019 calendar with a performance by “Bluegrass Central” – one of the best bands around - on Friday evening, April 5.  Audience members will be treated to an evening of specialized music in a casual atmosphere on the grounds of the Plantation Golf & Country Club.  Reservation information will be available in early 2019.


DAY          DATE                           EVENT                                      CHAIR(S)


Thur.        11/15/18              Fabulous "Fun" Raiser                Pete & Barbara Petrie

Wed. &

 Thur.        2/6 & 2/7/19           Celebrity Classic                   Ron Noble/Dick Butler

Wed.          3/13/19         A Garden Party & Fashion Show            Donna Kubik

Fri.             4/05/19          Blue Grass & B-B-Q Festival                 Donna Kubik

Wed.          4/10/19             Grant Awards Luncheon                    Kathy Mason


PCF Office Hours:  

October - May/Monday - Friday/8 a.m - 4 p.m.

June - September/ Office closed

If you need assistance contact Dorothy @

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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