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Karen & Michael Koblenz

CREATESRQ GALA The Education Foundation of Sarasota County’s signature fundraising event, CreateSRQ Gala (formerly known as Evening of Excellence), held at Selby Gardens, allowed the Foundation to highlight the student art competition and auction. The Foundation’s founder, Shirley Ritchey, served as honorary chair of the event. The event raised $200,000 in support of education, arts, college and career readiness, and technology and innovation.


Burt & Kelly Romanoff

Marlo & Jay Turner

Stan Writesel & Alan Gravley

Julie Eisel & Stan Grabarek Scott & Amanda Parrish

JHCF EIGHT OVER 80 The Jewish Housing Council Foundation celebrated the 5th Annual Eight Over 80 Event, celebrating eight octogenarians (or better) honorees for their outstanding community achievements. The sold-out event honored Bob Bartner, Shirley Fein, Sydney Goldstein, Ron Greenbaum, Joelle and Jerry Hamovit, Nancy and Phil Kotler, Arnold Schamban and Ed Winnick. Isabel Anchin Becker and Hillary Steele chaired the event; emcees were Scott Anderson and Max Winitz. 

Sydney & Jerome Goldstein

Carol Siegler, Terry Marks & Nancy Markle

Scott Anderson

Front: Jerry & Joelle Hamovit, Shirley Fein & Sydney Goldstein Back: Bob Bartner, Phil & Nancy Kotler, Arnold Schamban & Ed Winnick



Phil & Nancy Kotler

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April 2017


April 2017