Spirit of Manatee

From left: Adell Erozer, Executive Director of Turning Points; Margi Dawson, Development Director of Turning Points; Susie Bowie, Executive Director of Manatee Community Foundation; Jeanie and Sandy Kirkpatrick, 2018 Spirit of Manatee Lifetime Spirit Winners

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

Special thanks to the Milestone Financial Group Fund of Manatee Community Foundation for its presenting level support of Spirit of Manatee.

View past Spirit of Manatee Award Winners

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