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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Grateful patients often leave flowers or chocolates at the nurses’ station, but philanthropist Gloria Flanzer had the means to think big. In the early 2000s, she asked her personal physician, Dr. Raymond Dean Hautamaki, what she could do for Sarasota Memorial Hospital… Read More…

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The countywide collaboration known as First 1,000 Days Sarasota County — which started in April with the goal of supporting local families during a child’s most critical period of development — announced Thursday a donation that will fund a key initiative: hiring hospital-based navigators to guide new mothers through pregnancy, birth and beyond… Read More…

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Perhaps the only thing more impressive than the great love Gloria and Lou showed for each other during their 66 years of marriage is the generosity behind their longstanding commitment to philanthrophy… Read More…

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