Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust extends its Matching Challenge for not-for-profit agencies across the Suncoast September 16, 2020 by Press Release All donations $5 to $500 will be matched 1:1 through December 2020 for select social service, social welfare, K-12 education and healthcare organizations As local families continue to navigate the detrimental effects of…

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OOFOS, a global recovery footwear company based in Massachusetts, recently donated more than 2,000 pairs of shoes to 10 hospitals across the country, among them Sarasota Memorial Hospital. OOFOS shoes reduce stress on feet and joints, and the closed cell foam and sanitary properties allow medical professionals to wash them between shifts and keep out…

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Philanthropic organization hopes to encourage smaller donors to become active. by: Eric Garwood Managing Editor It’s a lot like a watching a cross-section of parishioners when the collection basket makes its way back and forth through a church.  Some give more than others, Eric Kaplan says, but almost everyone gives something. And in return, they…

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LOUIS AND GLORIA FLANZER PHILANTHROPIC TRUST ANNOUNCES A $500,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT AGENCIES IN SARASOTA AND THE SUNCOAST AREA All donations $5 to $500 will be matched 1:1, up to $500,000, through 2020 for select social service, social welfare, K-12 education and healthcare organizations Sarasota, FL (January 25, 2020} – The Louis and Gloria…

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The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust has donated $800,000 to the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation to support the Emergency Medicine Graduate Medical Education Program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH). The gift will fund new medical equipment for patient care and training medical residents in the ER residency program. It will also fund the purchase of…

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A happy home is part of the American dream. For many children, that dream can become a nightmare of abuse and neglect. As a result, just under 700,000 abused or neglected children pass through America’s foster care system every year— more than 1,500 in Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto counties alone. The problem is big, but…

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By JIMMY PETERS Arcadian Hometown Editor Aug 8, 2019 When I walked through the door of the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Boys & Girls Club, I was immediately bombarded with the happy shouts of energetic kids. Three young boys were huddled around a computer, a group of girls danced to a program on the television,…

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