LAKEWOOD RANCH — The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch gave 26 charities the means to carry out their missions March 21, as the club doled out $110,000 in grants.
Proceeds from the club’s annual Suncoast Food & Wine Fest were distributed Thursday, March 21, during a special luncheon at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club.
Grants ranged from $730 to $10,000. Benefiting charities this year included organizations such as All Faiths Food Bank, Manatee Children’s Services, Easter Seals and Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, among others.
Nine members of the club’s Ways and Means Committee made the grant selections based on grant applications.
More than 130 volunteers, including 74 members of the Lakewood Ranch Rotary Club, contributed thousands of hours at the Food & Wine Fest.
To date, the club has contributed $1,000,110 to support local and international charities through its grant process.
Contact Josh Siegel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Grant Recipient List & Amount
All Faiths Food Bank $2,400
Big Brothers Big Sisters $3,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County $3,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County $1,500
Child Protection Center $7,500
Children First $3,000
Children’s Guardian Fund, Inc. $3,500
Easter Seals of Southwest Florida $10,000
Family Partnership Center $7,500
Forty Carrots $2,500
Foundation For Dreams $7,500
Gift of Life $5,000
Health Support Network $5,000
Manatee Children’s Services $6,275
Manatee Community Action Agency $1,200
Meals on Wheels PLUS $5,740
Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary School $1,500
Pearlman Music Program $1,500
Rotary Clean Water $10,000
Salvation Army $5,000
Senior Friendship Center $730
Tidewell Hospice $5,000
Venice Mobile Meals $3,000
Van Wezel Foundation $4,500
Grand total $110,000
Currently 0 Responses
25 Christmas Traditional Service
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12 Scramble for SPARCC
7 Manatee Audubon - OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
21 "Fall in Love with the Haven" 60th Anniversary Celebration
He's a swinging sensation
When Gus Andreone, 103, teed it up at the Lakes Course of Sarasota’s Palm-Aire Country Club, he expected to shoot under his age — he usually does.
'Excellent' mentors recognized
One East County teacher may officially be coined “excellent.”
Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.