Spirit of Manatee

From left: Adell Erozer, executive director of Turning Points; Dr. Peter Mattina, 2017 Lifetime Spirit Award Winner; Susie Bowie, executive director of Manatee Community Foundation; Karen Miller, board president of Manatee Community Foundation

The 2018 Spirit of Manatee Award Luncheon is
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at Bradenton Area Convention Center!

Those who live and work in our community know that the Spirit of Manatee is one of giving.

For more than a decade, Manatee Community Foundation has hosted a signature event honoring the incredible members of our community who contribute so much to our community. The Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon draws senior business executives, philanthropists, professional fundraisers and volunteers from the region. Any nonprofit organization or service club in Manatee County is eligible to submit a nomination in the five award categories.

Our 2018 Spirit of Manatee Winners:

YOUNG SPIRIT AWARD
Oscar J. Portillo-Meza nominated by UnidosNow

COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD
Hernando De Soto Historical Society, nominated by PACE Center for Girls

VOLUNTEER SPIRIT AWARD
Kara Schiavone McAllister, nominated by Foundation for Dreams

LEADERSHIP SPIRIT AWARD
Jim Bruen & Jane Plitt, nominated by UnidosNow

LIFETIME SPIRIT AWARD
Sandy & Jeanie Kirkpatrick, nominated by Turning Points

It’s time to purchase your table for the 2018 Spirit of Manatee Awards!

2018 SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENT

On February 28, 2017, nearly 450 people gathered to recognize the individuals and organizations that embody the philanthropic spirit of Manatee County. Read the article in the Bradenton Herald.

View past Spirit of Manatee Award Winners

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