Spirit of Manatee


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:

  • Young Spirit Award
  • Community Spirit Award
  • Volunteer Spirit Award
  • Leadership Spirit Award
  • Lifetime Spirit Award

Last year, more than 400 people gathered to recognize the individuals and organizations that embody the philanthropic spirit of Manatee County.

Join us on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. for Spirit of Manatee! To purchase a full table ($1,000), half table ($500), or an individual ticket ($125), contact Calaina Goodyear at Events@ManateeCF.org or (941) 747-7765.

View past Spirit of Manatee Award Winners