JFCS of the Suncoast provides nearly $500,000 in COVID-19 emergency hardship assistance in Sarasota and Manatee counties

August 26, 2020 JFCS of the Suncoast has disbursed $475,727 since April to families in Sarasota and Manatee counties experiencing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. JFCS established the JFCS COVID-19 Emergency Hardship Fund in late March as the pandemic began to impact the community. A $250,000 lead gift from the Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust initially …

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140 Veterans receive day of reprieve and hope at JFCS Stand Down Event

SARASOTA, Fla. (May 03, 2019) – JFCS and more than 50 other local business and partner agencies came together at the 8th Annual JFCS Stand Down Event, where 140 veterans, including 54 homeless veterans, were given a day of reprieve and hope. Held at the Sarasota Fairgrounds Potter Building, the turnout represented a more than …

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JFCS 8th Annual Stand Down event

Call for Donations JFCS seeks personal care items for homeless Veterans and annual Stand Down Event

SARASOTA, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2019) – JFCS is seeking donations of personal care items to give to homeless veterans as part of its 8th Annual Stand Down event, scheduled for April 13, 2019 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. More than 150 veterans are expected to attend, who will each be handed a back pack with daily …

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JFCS Adopt-a-Family Program Milestones 270 local children receive gifts valued at more than $26,000

SARASOTA, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2019) –  The 2018 holiday season was made a lot brighter for 270 children thanks to the generosity from more than 80 donors who donated over $26,000 in gifts and cash.  In total, 75 families, including 270 children, were adopted, making 2018 a milestone season for JFCS’ annual Adopt-a-Family program, which …

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Adopt-a-Family – JFCS launches seasonal campaign to bring holiday joy to families

SARASOTA, Fla. (October 30, 2018) – With the holiday season around the corner and more families struggling to make ends meet from the impact of Red Tide and employment challenges, JFCS of the Suncoast has launched its annual Adopt-a-Family campaign.  The seasonal program, which started in 2004, aims to attract donors to provide presents and/or …

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Gulf Coast Community Foundation awards JFCS community grant

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 APA Accreditation

JFCS honored with first-ever American Psychological Association accredited internship program

APA recognition marks second milestone for JFCS in one year, including a perfect score from the National Council of Accreditation SARASOTA, Fla. (January 22, 2018) – As further testimony to JFCS of the Suncoast’s leadership and longstanding commitment to excellence in all facets of its community outreach, education and support services, JFCS was recently honored …

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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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Community Foundation of Sarasota County awards $50,000 grant to JFCS to support families in need

Sarasota, FL (December 21, 2017) – As part of its Season of Sharing program and fund distribution, Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded JFCS of the Suncoast $50,000 to support families in need.    The funds will be allocated to provide emergency need support to local families who have special needs and/or extenuating circumstances …

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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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