Finish Strong Challenge

April 15,2021

  • Raised: $128,532 | Goal: $200,000 65% 65%

But you don’t have to wait for the challenge! Get started now with

Two Options to Donate:

For gifts between $5 and $500 visit flanzertrust.org/make-a-donation and select “Education Foundation of Sarasota County” as your recipient. Thank you to the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust for providing this dollar for dollar matching opportunity.

For gifts $501+, click here. Your gift can be matched dollar for dollar, up to $100,000, thanks to the following generous donors who have pledged their support: Bob & Willa Bernhard, Bill & Elaine Crouse, John & Nancy Harris, Bill & Betsy Johnston, Tom & Sherry Koski, Brock & Julie Leach, Dan & Jennifer Vigne, and three anonymous donors.

Thank you to our donors:

Anonymous

$10,000

Anonymous

$11,666

Forest Balderson

$10

Carl Battle

$100

Sarah Beresik

$50

Bob & Willa Bernhard

$10,000

Kathryn Berrios

$100

Jeff Blanchette

$1,000

Bob Blattberg

$2,000

William Brenner

$10

Ms. Claudia Cardillo

$1,000

Barbara D. Cherry

$100

Christopher Clark

$200

Cleaning Genie

$10

John and Kitty Cranor

$10,000

Elaine & Bill Crouse

$10,000

Michael and Jan Davis

$100

Judy DeLucia

$200

Daniel Denton

$500

Michelle Detweiler

$200

Blanca Diaz

$200

Diana Dill

$300

Heather Ferrigno

$50

Russell Finger

$100

Elise Fortin

$250

Frank and Roberta

$50

Patricia Gondelman

$1,000

Scott & Cheryl Gordon

$1,000

Ned Grossman and Shelly Lazarus

$1,000

John & Nancy Harris

$10,000

Katherine Hayes

$600

Kent Hayes

$200

Janet Hazen

$100

Jim and Jean Henry

$250

David Hochsprung

$100

Bill & Betsy Johnston

$10,000

Alyssia Lazin Kapic

$500

Tom & Sherry Koski

$10,000

Elizabeth Krystyn

$250

Lucie Lapovsky

$1,000

Brock & Julie Leach

$10,000

Lisl Liang and Wes Roberts

$5,000

Lou and Arthur

$100

Gregg & Lorraine Matthews

$1,000

Maureen and Ron

$50

Eddie Morton

$200

Andrea Pilch

$400

Anne Rollings

$100

Wendy Ross

$200

Felice Schulaner

$200

Tracy Spalsbury

$100

Javier Suarez

$100

Wendy Surkis

$200

Joan Tatum

$50

Jenna Thiel

$100

James and Susan Tollerton

$100
In honor of Linda Jellison and Craig Wedge

Rebecca and Giles van der Bogert

$1,000

Dan & Jennifer Vigne

$10,000

Carla Weiland

$200

Allan and Sandra Weis

$100

Sheila Weiss

$200

William Wellstead

$200

Mark Wetherson

$100

Thomas Williams

$300

What does your donation help support?

Teacher Support

TEACHER SUPPORT

Teachers are the acknowledged education professionals and the linchpin to better outcomes for students. We design initiatives and provide high-quality recognition programs to honor their expertise and elevate the value in which our community holds them. Your gift is a tangible way to show your support for teachers across the continuum. Together, we can advocate for them, champion them, and lift them up. 

Student Support

STUDENT SUPPORT

Students are a third of our population but 100% of our future. Fostering a lifelong love of learning and preparing them for life require that we equip them with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to navigate an unknown future that is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. Your gift will provide a front-row position for our K-12 students – our leaders of tomorrow – and will encourage them to reach their highest potential. 

Do you accept the challenge?

It’s been a year now since the world as we knew it changed dramatically. The losses and struggles of the pandemic have impacted the lives of every one of us this past year, especially our students and teachers. 

As we move into the home stretch of this academic year, students continue to return to their school campuses, high school seniors are cautiously planning end of year activities, and teachers are slowly getting vaccinated. It’s been a tumultuous year, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. There’s also no doubt that the effects of COVID will be felt for some time to come.

On behalf of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County board of directors and staff, we want to thank all the donors who have helped us get through this unprecedented year. Because of you, our community and the students, teachers, and families we serve have received the crucial help they needed, and they are moving forward. We have enclosed a brief synopsis of the impact you made in response to COVID. Thank you!

But, our work is not yet done. 

To help us cross the finish line this year and provide the necessary support for students and teachers, we invite you to participate in a 24-hour Education Foundation Giving Day scheduled on April 15. 

Join us in reaching our goal of $200,000 in our Finish Strong Challenge. 

MAXIMIZE YOUR GIFT. DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT. 

Your gift can be matched dollar for dollar, up to $100,000, thanks to the following generous donors who have pledged their support: 

Anonymous (3) 

Bob & Willa Bernhard 

Bill & Elaine Crouse

John & Nancy Harris

Bill & Betsy Johnston

Tom & Sherry Koski

Brock & Julie Leach

Dan & Jennifer Vigne

Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust

We invite you to join us in creating brighter futures for our children today and for generations to come. Thank you in advance for your participation to allow us to Finish Strong!

Don’t forget to select the “Education Foundation of Sarasota County” as the recipient.

  • Raised: $128,532 | Goal: $200,000 65% 65%

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