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Saturday, October 24th, 2015
A special event to benefit & Support
 Educational Scholarships for 
Manatee Technical College, State College of Florida
 & USF Sarasota-Manatee Students
The Manatee Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from qualified 501(c)(3) non profit tax exempt organizations that serve Manatee County residents and have a “Reviewed by your Community Foundation” profile* on www.TheGivingPartner.org  for its Spring 2015 Grant Program.

Average project proposals usually range between $2,500 - $5,000.  Project proposals over $10,000 will not be considered. 
The Manatee Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from qualified 501(c)(3) non profit tax exempt organizations that serve Manatee County residents and have a “Reviewed by your Community Foundation” profile* on www.TheGivingPartner.org  for its Spring 2015 Grant Program.

Average project proposals usually range between $2,500 - $5,000.  Project proposals over $10,000 will not be considered. 
The Manatee Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from qualified 501(c)(3) non profit tax exempt organizations that serve Manatee County residents and have a “Reviewed by your Community Foundation” profile* on www.TheGivingPartner.org  for its Spring 2015 Grant Program.

Average project proposals usually range between $2,500 - $5,000.  Project proposals over $10,000 will not be considered. 

MCF HAS MOVED 
2820 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

The new Gene and Anne Beckstein Center will now facilitate greater education, collaboration and philanthropy in Manatee County.

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$86,000 in Scholarships Awarded 
Manatee Community Foundation recently awarded $86,000 in scholarships to 13 students pursuing higher education. Scholarships ranged from $25,000 to $2,000, supporting students studying diverse disciplines including medicine, business and finance, education, and other fields that will shape the future of our community. Special thanks to Rebecca Neal, Scholarship Committee Chair, and committee members Stewart Moon and John Howard. 

$89,000 in Scholarships Awarded
Manatee Community Foundation recently awarded $89,000 in scholarships to 14 students pursuing higher education. Scholarships ranged from $25,000 to $2,000, supporting students studying diverse disciplines including medicine, business and finance, education, and other fields that will shape the future of our community. Special thanks to Rebecca Neal, Scholarship Committee Chair, and committee members Stewart Moon and John Howard.

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44 Nonprofits Received MCF Grants in April
On April 19, Manatee Community Foundation awarded nearly $145,000 in grants to 44 local organizations at our new building at 2820 Manatee. Grants include funding for elementary school field trips to Manatee County Audubon Society's Felts Preserve for environmental education, in-home respite care for families through Family Network on Disabilities, The Manatee Players' Action Through Acting program to provide a voice to socially relevant issues through live theatrical presentation, and many others. Click here for a full listing of grants. Special thanks to Lisa Johnson, Grants Committee Chair, and committee members Sam Seider, Lillian Elliott, Kaye Butler, Denise Williams, Dave Schrott, and Jan Entwistle.

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ANNOUNCING MCF's NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Manatee Community Foundation’s board of directors has announced that Susie Bowie will be its next executive director. 
The Foundation completed a national search for Marilyn Howard’s successor as Executive Director due to her retirement after a long and successful career.
Bowie is a resident of Bradenton, and for the past 11 years, she has been a key contributor to the success and growth of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.  She is currently serving as the Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement and Marketing for their Foundation.  
“I am excited about the experience, talent and energy she will bring to help lead and grow our Foundation,” said Karen Miller, board chair of the Manatee Community Foundation. 
“Our Board is committed to the continued support of the many incredible organizations which enhance the community we all love.”
The Board appointed a six-person Search Committee and employed an outside consultant to conduct an extensive national search.   A final group of five candidates (3 local and 2 national) were personally interviewed by the Search Committee and a recommendation was presented to the Executive Committee of the Board so they could personally interview the highest rated candidate.  
 “It is a great honor to be selected for this important role in shaping the future of Manatee County through philanthropy,” said Bowie. 
“Manatee County residents are deeply connected to their community, and the board and staff of MCF give their resources and time so sincerely—what a privilege it is to join this team.” 
Bowie will start on April 4. 
Susie Bowie

Manatee Community Foundation's board of directors has announced that Susie Bowie will be its next executive director.

The Foundation completed a national search for Marilyn Howard's successor as Executive Director due to her retirement after a long and successful career.

Susie Bowie is a resident of Bradenton, and for the past 11 years, she has been a key contributor to the success and growth of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.  She is currently serving as the Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement and Marketing for their Foundation.

"I am excited about the experience, talent and energy she will bring to help lead and grow our Foundation," said Karen Miller, President, Board of Directors of the Manatee Community Foundation.

"Our Board is committed to the continued support of the many incredible organizations which enhance the community we love."

The Board appointed a six-person Search Committee and employed an outside consultant to conduct an extensive national search.  A final group of five candidates (3 local and 2 national) were personally interviewed by the Search Committee and a recommendation was presented to the Executive Committee of the Board so they could personally interview the highest rated candidate.

"It is a great honor to be selected for this important role in shaping the future of Manatee County through philanthropy," said Bowie.

"Manatee County residents are deeply connected to their community, and the board and staff of MCF give their resources and time so sincerely - what a privilege it it to join this team."

Susie will start on April 4, 2016.
Manatee Community Foundation’s board of directors has announced that Susie Bowie will be its next executive director. 
The Foundation completed a national search for Marilyn Howard’s successor as Executive Director due to her retirement after a long and successful career.
Bowie is a resident of Bradenton, and for the past 11 years, she has been a key contributor to the success and growth of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.  She is currently serving as the Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement and Marketing for their Foundation.  
“I am excited about the experience, talent and energy she will bring to help lead and grow our Foundation,” said Karen Miller, board chair of the Manatee Community Foundation. 
“Our Board is committed to the continued support of the many incredible organizations which enhance the community we all love.”
The Board appointed a six-person Search Committee and employed an outside consultant to conduct an extensive national search.   A final group of five candidates (3 local and 2 national) were personally interviewed by the Search Committee and a recommendation was presented to the Executive Committee of the Board so they could personally interview the highest rated candidate.  
 “It is a great honor to be selected for this important role in shaping the future of Manatee County through philanthropy,” said Bowie. 
“Manatee County residents are deeply connected to their community, and the board and staff of MCF give their resources and time so sincerely—what a privilege it is to join this team.” 
Bowie will start on April 4. 

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2016 Spirit of Manatee Honorees
Lifetime Spirit Award - Dr. Harris and Micheline Silverman
Special Recognition Award - Elizabeth Moore
Leadership Spirit Award - Dr. Steven Tinsworth, DMD
Volunteer Spirit Award - Nathan and Cynthia Hoeksema
Community Corporate Spirit Award - The Mosaic Company
Community Spirit Award - Memorial Scholarship Program of Freedom Village
Young Spirit Award - Samantha Hyatt
Lifetime Spirit Award – Dr. Harris and Micheline Silverman

Special Recognition Award – Elizabeth Moore

Leadership Spirit Award – Dr. Steven H. Tinsworth, DMD

Volunteer Spirit Award – Nathan and Cynthia Hoeksema

Community Spirit Award (Corporate) – The Mosaic Company

Community Spirit Award – Memorial Scholarship Program of Freedom Village

Young Spirit Award – Samantha Hyatt 
ifetime Spirit Award – Dr. Harris and Micheline Silverman

Special Recognition Award – Elizabeth Moore

Leadership Spirit Award – Dr. Steven H. Tinsworth, DMD

Volunteer Spirit Award – Nathan and Cynthia Hoeksema

Community Spirit Award (Corporate) – The Mosaic Company

Community Spirit Award – Memorial Scholarship Program of Freedom Village

Young Spirit Award – Samantha Hyatt 
time Spirit Award – Dr. Harris and Micheline Silverman

Special Recognition Award – Elizabeth Moore

Leadership Spirit Award – Dr. Steven H. Tinsworth, DMD

Volunteer Spirit Award – Nathan and Cynthia Hoeksema

Community Spirit Award (Corporate) – The Mosaic Company

Community Spirit Award – Memorial Scholarship Program of Freedom Village

Young Spirit Award – Samantha Hyatt 
etime Spirit Award – Dr. Harris and Micheline Silverman

Special Recognition Award – Elizabeth Moore

Leadership Spirit Award – Dr. Steven H. Tinsworth, DMD

Volunteer Spirit Award – Nathan and Cynthia Hoeksema

Community Spirit Award (Corporate) – The Mosaic Company

Community Spirit Award – Memorial Scholarship Program of Freedom Village

Young Spirit Award – Samantha Hyatt 

Please join MCF and our area’s non profit organizations as we honor the individuals and organizations that embody the philanthropic spirit of Manatee County.  Please call 941.747.7765 for more information.
Lifetime Spirit Award – Dr. Harris and Micheline Silverman

Special Recognition Award – Elizabeth Moore

Leadership Spirit Award – Dr. Steven H. Tinsworth, DMD

Volunteer Spirit Award – Nathan and Cynthia Hoeksema

Community Spirit Award (Corporate) – The Mosaic Company

Community Spirit Award – Memorial Scholarship Program of Freedom Village

Young Spirit Award – Samantha Hyatt 
etime Spirit Award – Dr. Harris and Micheline Silverman

Special Recognition Award – Elizabeth Moore

Leadership Spirit Award – Dr. Steven H. Tinsworth, DMD

Volunteer Spirit Award – Nathan and Cynthia Hoeksema

Community Spirit Award (Corporate) – The Mosaic Company

Community Spirit Award – Memorial Scholarship Program of Freedom Village

Young Spirit Award – Samantha Hyatt 
Lifetime Spirit Award – Dr. Harris and Micheline Silverman

Special Recognition Award – Elizabeth Moore

Leadership Spirit Award – Dr. Steven H. Tinsworth, DMD

Volunteer Spirit Award – Nathan and Cynthia Hoeksema

Community Spirit Award (Corporate) – The Mosaic Company

Community Spirit Award – Memorial Scholarship Program of Freedom Village

Young Spirit Award – Samantha Hyatt 

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Capital Campaign for our New MCF Building
We are half-way to our $1.2 Million dollar campaign goal!  Your continuing support of MCF is very much appreciated.
Click here to learn how you can help MCF grow to provide enhanced services to our donors, nonprofits and the community-at-large.

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