The Trust is not affiliated with any descendants of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Flanzer


The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic trust is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization not affiliated with any other member of the Flanzer Family.
Louis and Gloria Flanzer
About the Flanzers

Gloria and Louis Flanzer

Gloria and Louis Flanzer were originally from New York but fell in love with Sarasota during a 1970’s business trip. They spent much of their last 35 years living in Sarasota on Longboat Key. Lifelong philanthropists, they left their estate to The Flanzer Trust and requested their trustees to focus on serving the Greater Suncoast area.

The Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in need in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto Counties. The Trust supports programs and agencies that deliver:




Healthcare Initiatives

Making a Difference

Our heart for the community

The Flanzer Trust continues to make substantial contributions to special projects such as the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Boys and Girls Club in Arcadia, the Flanzer Campus of the JFCS, the Flanzer Campus at All Star Children’s Foundation, substantial Covid support for needy families, vital equipment and support for Sarasota Memorial Hospital and much more.  The signature activity of The Trust is to fulfill the Flanzers’ vision by encouraging broad support for our valued non-profit partners through the Flanzer Match Program.

JFCS Volunteers


Nonprofit Partners

Over $24 Million


20+ Years

Serving the Suncoast Area