Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Announces $500,000 Matching Challenge

January 29, 2020

The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust recently announced a matching challenge through its 2020 Flanzer Contribution Matching Program in hopes of inspiring locals across Sarasota and the Suncoast area to make a difference in their communities. All donations between $5 and $500 will be matched 1:1, up to $500,000, for select nonprofit agencies in…


January 27, 2020

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…

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Receives $800,000 Donation

October 3, 2019

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…

Branton: Help build future of foster care

August 15, 2019

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…

Louis and Gloria Flanzer Boys & Girls Club

August 8, 2019

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,…

An Instrument of Generosity

February 28, 2019

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…

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s 2nd Annual Hospital Gala Raises Over $1.2 million for SMH Cardiac Services

January 12, 2019

The 2nd Annual Hospital Gala hosted by Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation (SMHF) was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota on January 12th. The sold out event of 700 guests raised more than $1.2 million in support of Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cardiac Services… Read More…

Flanzer Trust gift provides boost to new initiative for mothers and babies

November 29, 2018

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…


January 25, 2016

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…

Flanzer leaves legacy of helping

March 10, 2015

Philanthropist Gloria Flanzer died Monday, at the age of 87, at her home on Longboat Key.    Born May, 23, 1927, in Manhattan, N.Y., Flanzer was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Flanzer, who died in 2013 at the age of 93. Both were long-time residents of Longboat Key; they called the island home for…

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