The 9th Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon - Manatee County’s premier “Celebration of Giving” held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center was enjoyed by a crowd of over 350. Once again, we thank our community’s businesses, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, service clubs and interested residents for their continued sponsorship of this event.
MCF announces a $2.7 million bequest from the estate of Maryann Vinall creating the Bill and Maryann Vinall Fund. This bequest is the largest gift to date received by MCF since its founding in 1998. The Fund is an endowed field of interest fund and will benefit programs and organizations supporting animal welfare, rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, “service” programs such as guide dogs, horseback riding therapy programs and more. (Click here) for news article.