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Manatee and Sarasota Library Staff Complete the Harwood Public Innovators Lab

Editor’s Note: Charlie Parker is Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC). On September 21–23, strong contingents of library staff from the Manatee County Public Library System and Sarasota County Libraries completed a two and a half day Harwood Institute for Public Innovation lab sponsored and coordinated by The Patterson Foundation. About 120… Read more »

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10,000 people turn 65 every day – the AMP Philanthropic Network supports pathways to longevity

At the 2016 Grantmakers in Aging Conference, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and The Patterson Foundation co-sponsored a gathering of the Aging Mastery Program® Philanthropic Network, a group of committed funders from around the nation that care about improving the health, well-being, and longevity of the nation and our communities.  Designed by NCOA, the… Read more »

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Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Book Drive kickoff: Can we pick the book?!?!?

Editor’s Note: Bronwyn Beightol is the Chief Operating Officer of the United Way of Manatee County. Thomas’s eyes went immediately to the book with wheels! They were black and shiny, and they actually moved! As we sat down to read during the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) Book Drive kickoff at Barnes and Noble,… Read more »

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Remote Area Medical: The palpable sense of community and gratitude

Remote Area Medical, held at Manatee Technical College this past weekend, proved to be “just what the doctor ordered”. Hundreds of volunteers, doctors, dentists, opticians and optometrists, nurses, technicians, and ordinary citizens, some from out-of-state, but most of them from our own region, joined together to bring free medical, dental, and vision care to over… Read more »

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SNAC Nursing Educator Navigator Success Stories

Editor’s Note: TPF has supported this collaborative since 2013 with Deborah Gauvreau’s facilitation of the regional academic institutions and hospital employers. Two years ago, the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition (SNAC) implemented a strategy to propel its objective to increase the number and percentage of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree nurses in the area…. Read more »

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Age-Friendly Guiding Principle: Longevity & Well-being Throughout the Life Course

Age-Friendly Sarasota is an initiative designed to foster active, healthy, and engaged living to enhance Longevity & Well-being throughout the Life Course — a guiding principle — representing the second “L” in our tagline: “FOR ALL AGES.” Longevity typically refers to an individual’s length of life and particularly, extended duration of an individual life. However,… Read more »

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Strengthening Season of Sharing

The Patterson Foundation is strengthening Season of Sharing with contributions of $100,000 each time the community raises $500,000 during the region’s annual campaign to help individuals and families on the verge of homelessness. The Foundation’s support aspires to build upon the previous Season of Sharing’s impact, in which people and organizations gave more than $2… Read more »

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‘Easy’ happens when everybody perceives a win

Editor’s Note: Bronwyn Beightol is the Chief Operating Officer of the United Way of Manatee County. Easy. Sometimes I think we don’t understand the meaning of the word. We say it is easy to step back, step away from challenges and convince ourselves that somebody else will take on that responsibility, ensure a positive outcome…. Read more »

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TPF and NCOA work together at enterprise level propelling AMP forward

TPF has had the privilege of engaging in an evolving multi-year relationship with the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Most recently, in a field of agreement that strategies to improve the health, well-being, and longevity of the nation and our community, TPF engaged with NCOA’s leadership regarding NCOA’s new Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) as an… Read more »

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Age-Friendly Sarasota connects with Grantmakers in Aging Conference

I’ve been to many regional and national conferences in my three-plus decades working in the field of aging, but never one that was exclusively funder|foundation attended and focused. The recent Grantmakers in Aging Conference in Portland, Oregon, gave me both new experiences and insights. The conference theme, coupled with a picture of Mt. Hood, was… Read more »

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Match to jumpstart nonprofit earned-income ventures

Local nonprofits that developed entrepreneurial plans to strengthen their missions will receive a boost from The Patterson Foundation through a new matching challenge. Contributions made toward the startup costs of each organization’s earned-income plans developed through the Margin & Mission Ignition initiative will be matched dollar for dollar up to 50 percent of each organization’s startup… Read more »

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Women’s Resource Center of Manatee and Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County vote unanimously to merge.

Editor’s Note: Ashley Brown is Executive Director at Women’s Resource Center of Manatee County, a nonprofit dedicated to providing direction to women of all generations by inspiring, educating and supporting them through life’s transitions. Is this really happening? On November 2, 2016, the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee and Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County… Read more »