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Gulf Coast Community Foundation awards JFCS community grant
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Gulf Coast Community Foundation awards JFCS community grant for fundraising, cultural and volunteer event programs

SARASOTA, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2018) — The Gulf Coast Community Foundation recently awarded JFCS of the Suncoast a $10,000 community grant to support the organization’s fundraising, cultural and volunteer recognition programs. The funds will be specifically directed toward five JFCS events and volunteer support programs, including the annual JFCS Celebration, BeyondMe networking events, Celebrity Chefs,

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JFCS Announces New Board Chair Elect Dean Miller

Sarasota, Fla. (May 14, 2018) – JFCS of the Suncoast recently announced the appointment of Dean Miller to Board Chair Elect. In this role, Miller will be responsible for coordinating board activities, providing leadership, overseeing governance and development, and supporting the mission of the organization. A member of the JFCS Board for the past two years

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JFCS announces 2018 Board of Directors

Sarasota, Fla. (March 2, 2018) – Rich Segall and Joe Mendels, newly appointed JFCS of the Suncoast Board of Directors’ Co-Chairs, are sharing the leadership role for the 2018 Board of Directors. Additional executive board members include Vice Chairs Shaun Benderson, Lauren Fineman and Eric Kaplan; Secretary Scott Levine; and Treasurer Karin Grablin. The board

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JFCS CEO Emeritus Rose Chapman announces retirement

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 18, 2018) – JFCS of the Suncoast legendary CEO Emeritus, Rose Chapman, recently announced her retirementeffective January 15, 2018.  Chapman, who led the non-profit organization for 25 years, leaves a legacy of growing JFCS from its humble beginnings with a staff of three and $200,000 annual budget to today’s staff of 115

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Charlotte P. Graver Fund & Community Foundation of Sarasota County Award $60,000 grant to JFCS for program and event support

Sarasota, FL (January 2, 2018) – JFCS of the Suncoast was recently awarded a $60,000 grant from the Charlotte P. Graver Fund and Community Foundation of Sarasota County to provide support for JFCS community based outreach programs and events. The funds will be used toward ongoing funding needs for JFCS’ seven focal areas, which include outreach

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JFCS honors Cooking Matters Program Graduates

SARASOTA, Fla. (September 29, 2017) – Thanks to a special federal grant and partnership with All Faiths Food Bank, JFCS recently honored seven Health Family program participants who “graduated” from their six-week Cooking Matters program.    This free program gave participants the opportunity to learn how to prepare healthy meals on a budget for the

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JFCS achieves perfect score from Council on Accreditation

As testimony to the JFCS leadership and longstanding commitment to excellence in all facets of its community outreach and support services, JFCS of the Suncoast recently achieved a perfect score from the Council on Accreditation.  The accreditation process, which takes place every four years, involved careful review of all JFCS seven key program areas for

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