Designing Women Boutique donates $2,500 to Ukrainian USF students



A $2,500 donation from the Sarasota Nonprofit Design a women’s boutique will benefit two Ukrainian students from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management of University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. The money will help cover the academic expenses of Halyna Horpynich and Melissa Korolchuk, who fled Ukraine due to war. They will enroll in the school’s graduate program this fall.

The Sarasota County Educational Foundation moved back AT&T full steam ahead for Florida’s future to agree. The grant aims to engage students who may have fallen behind during the pandemic, those from underserved communities, and high school students looking to start a career in STEM.

The Gulf Coast Community Foundationthe board of directors of has approved more than $3.3 million in grants last week to support local projects and causes. The grants included $150,000 to fund Bay Park Phase 2$125,000 to the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Career Edge Program and $50,000 to the Sarasota County Educational Foundation “Wayfinder Project.”

Bank of America reward $25,000 to the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Program CareerEdge. The donation will be used to expand the organization’s Bridges to Careers training program and on-the-job training.

Partners for green spacesa cross-sector partnership of local organizations, including the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Sarasota County Government, the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and many others, supported harvest house, a local supportive housing provider, by going green. Funding for solar panels on three residential buildings, low-flow showerheads, LED lighting and HV/AC replacement saved Harvest House $4,400 in electricity bills since spring 2021.

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