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MCF Scholar Profile: Natalia U.

Thanks to generous donors who believe in the impact that higher education can have on our communities, the Manatee Community Foundation has the pleasure ... continue reading

Board Member Spotlight: Conrad Szymanski

Retired CEO, Bealls Department Store Conrad Szymanski joined our board in July 2017. In his professional career, Conrad served as the president of Bealls, ... continue reading

Board Member Spotlight: Barbara Jennings

Community Volunteer Barbara Jennings is a retired university administrator who earned three university degrees—in education, urban studies, and the law. She worked at Case ... continue reading

Board Member Spotlight: Dr. Xavier Sevilla

Pediatrician Dr. Sevilla is a primary care pediatrician in Bradenton. He has a passion for Quality Improvement (QI), especially relating to primary care office ... continue reading

Spirit of Manatee – Celebrating Local Philanthropy

Thank you for attending2024 Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon and we look forward to hosting you next year! Our 2024 Awardees Lorenzo Liberti, Young ... continue reading

U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan Meets With Early Learning Advocates

U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan recently met with 37 community leaders from Manatee and Sarasota counties to discuss the current childcare crisis in the region ... continue reading

MCF Scholar Profile: Lillian T.

Thanks to generous donors who believe in the impact that higher education can have on our communities, the Manatee Community Foundation has the pleasure ... continue reading

Empowering Voices, Inspiring Futures: The Impact of RECESS’ ‘I Am An Author’ Program

In the heart of the summer, when school’s out, and opportunities for middle schoolers seem elusive, Rosalyn Walton Education & Enrichment Services (RECESS) stepped ... continue reading

Manatee Community Foundation Announces 2024 Scholarship Program Opening on January 1st 

Bradenton, FL – December 29, 2023 – The Manatee Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the opening of its annual scholarship program starting January ... continue reading

Board Member Spotlight: Amanda Horne

Co-Founder, Dive Into Reading/Marketing, Oysters Rock Hospitality Overseeing Marketing & Community Relations for the Oysters Rock Hospitality, Amanda Horne is the co-founder of Dive ... continue reading