‘Dreamers & Doers’; $150,000 for FPSSC; Harvard salute; CGF

Support for foster children

The Bradenton Yacht Club Great Mates recently raised more than $80,000 for the Children's Guardian Fund.  The volunteers included Sharon Hoatland, Laney Ortega, Linda Gressin, Gail Henderson, Svetlana Ivashchenko, Kristin Poolman, Bev Beaucage, Ruby Teeple, Mary Ann Gamrot, Jann Knighton, Connie Moore, Emily Brown, Sharon Goslee, Mary Beth Westbrook, Meredith Slavin, and Kay Moran.  “These funds will provide academic support and so much more to make sure these kids have a productive and stable stay in foster care,” CGF program director Kristin Poolman said.  Info: thegreatmates.org, childrensguardianfund.org.

Three-part ‘Dreamers & Doers’
to kick off with Bay Park’s CEO

“Dreamers & Doers,” a three-part speaker series with insights and perspectives from global changemakers living in the Sarasota-Manatee region, begins on July 14 with AG Lafley, former Procter & Gamble CEO and founding CEO of The Bay Park Conservancy.

AG Lafley is a former CEO of Procter & Gamble and founding CEO of The Bay Park Conservancy.

The event will take place indoors from 5:45-8 pm at The Bay Park, 655 N. Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota. Lafley’s subject will be “Leading to Win.” For more information and to purchase tickets, visit dreamlarge.org/dreamers.

The series continues on Aug. 11 with Michael Klauber (“Recipe for Success”), co-owner of Michael’s on East and Michael’s Wine Cellar. The finale is Sept. 8 with Michael Saunders (“Breaking Barriers”), founder and CEO of Michael Saunders & Company. Dreamers & Doers is presented by DreamLarge, a changemaking organization on the Gulf Coast that seeks to enrich the community through engagement, activation, and the arts. Visit Dreamlarge.org to learn more.

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