A Fantastic $6.6 million Giving Challenge!

On September 1, The Friends of Sarasota County Parks had a unique opportunity to raise funds for our parks, and it was an amazing success![clearboth]

[clearboth]Here is the LINK

For the 2015 Giving Challenge

This is where you can give to the Friends online.


[clearboth] LIVE ONLY NOON September 1 to NOON September 2nd. THANKS to the Patterson Foundation – Details below on MATCHING FUNDS!

Friends of Sarasota County Parks, an inaugural partner with the Giving Challenge, looks forward to your participation in the Giving Challenge, now in its fourth year. And this year, you don’t have to set your alarm to be online before dawn, because the Challenge runs from 24 hours, from Tuesday September 1 at 12 noon through Wednesday September 2 ending at 12 noon.

Did you miss us last year? If so, you can help us TWICE as much! The Patterson Foundation is matching donations, up to $250 per new donor.  New donors are donors who did not give to FOSCP in the 2014 Giving Challenge. As a new donor, your donation, large or small, will be worth twice what you can give.

If you’ve been a loyal supporter, we are eternally grateful! We would be thrilled if you would consider asking a family member, friend or neighbor to join us in this Challenge, letting them know how valuable their gift can be! We will be posting the link for you to use right before the Challenge begins, at Noon on September 1, 2015.

Thanks so much for your past participation and we look forward to a generous family of friends and supporters during the event this year!! Rather send a check? Splendid! And it’ll free you up from the time restrictions on Tuesday September 1 at noon through Wednesday September 2 ending at noon. Ideal solution if you’ll be traveling or otherwise occupied during the Giving Challenge! The Friends’ mailing address is:

Friends of Sarasota County Parks

234 Nippino Trail E., Unit 101

Nokomis, Florida 34275

For more information, stay keep up with us on Facebook, or contact Carol at Carolfoscp@gmail.com or at 941-548-6152.

The 2015 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and The Patterson Foundation with support from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.