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Grants Awarded to Date:
$129,206


Fellow Members,
The Venice Yacht Club Charitable Foundation Committee approved a grant request from the Venice Performing Arts Center in the amount of $18,157.00 for improvements to the outside and inside box offices. The grant is being made from the special funds raised at the Venice Performing Arts Center Gala held last October at the Club.
Our Committee made a site visit to the Venice Performing Arts Center in April and reviewed the concept of the box office improvements. These are needed improvements and the Center management’s highest priority to facilitate better usage of the facility next winter and in future years. The VYCCF will receive recognition by a plaque on the outside of the building above the outside box office and a plaque on the inside of the building above the interior box office.
Our Committee approved having a fundraiser dinner event with a Halloween theme on Friday, October 30. We will have more information in the next Currents article.

Respectfully submitted,
Wayne Hall, Chair


VYCCF Committee:
Wayne Hall – Chair, P/C Joe Dombrowski,
P/C Merle Graser, Warren Major, Joe Miller,
Jack Murphy, Paul Nasipak, John O’Donnell,
Judith Wilcox, and P/C Tony Zumbano.

Charting a course to a better community…


updated: August/September 2015 Currents


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VYCCF 2014 Donor Card


Application for Grant - Spring 2014 (PDF)


Event Information Form for Fundraisers (PDF)


Grant History (PDF)

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2015 Annual Fund Drive Donors
(Donors from December 1, 2014
to December 31, 2014
)


Diamond Level
($5,000 and above)


Platinum Level
($3,000 to $4,999)
Hub & Elaine Ocamb (5)


Gold Level
($1,500 - $2,000)
Bob & Barbara Dien (5) (S)
Lucinda T. Spaney (4)
Joe & Diane Dombowski 5)


Silver Level
($1,000 - $1,499)
Michael & Lynn Nemser (5 (S)


Bronze Level
($500-$999)
Anonymous (5)


Donor Level
($250 - $499)
Mac & Judy Wilcox (3)
James Kasmark (5)


Supporter Level

(up to $249)


(x) = number of years in foundation



First Grant Cycle: May 2014 - Total Dollars Granted = $9,200 to 14 organizations:
Venice Theater; Venice Art Center, Center for Building Hope, Interfaith Outreach, Our Mother's House, Child Protection Center, Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Club of Venice, Englewood Community Care Clinic, Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons, Big Brothers & Sisters, Laurel Civic Assn, Loveland Center, Venice Youth Boating Association


Second Grant Cycle: November 2014 - Total Dollars Granted = $11,710.00 to 12 organizations:

Center for Building Hope; Southeastern Guide Dogs; Diocese of Venice, Our Mother's House; Child Protection Center, Inc.; Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center, Inc.; Community Pharmacy of Sarasota; Children First; Englewood Community Care Clinic; State College of Florida Foundation; Venice Youth Boating; Big Brothers and Sisters; and Family Promise.

(Please use the form on the Contact Page to inform us of any changes and/or corrections to this listing)


Fellow Members,
I am pleased to report that your Venice Yacht Club Charitable Foundation Committee made the following grant awards at our meeting on May 20:

Venice Theatre:

  student scholarship assistance $1,000
VYBA:
  scholarships for needy children $500
SKY Family YMCA:
  low income family scholarships $1,500
Pregnancy Care Center:
  car seats, intermediate size $750
Englewood Community Care:
  patient chairs $450
Lighthouse of Manasota:
  desktop PCs for visually impaired $1,400
Rotary Futures College Resource Center:
  table for 10 at yearly fund raiser $1,500
Our Mother’s House:
  credit counseling for residents $500
Center for Building Hope:
  family members to attend camp for children with cancer $500
Interfaith Outreach:
  sack lunches for Center of Hope $1,000
Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center:
  emergency center operating expenses $1,500
Mental Health Community Centers:
  services to adults with mental illness $500
Laurel Civic Association:
  homework assistance program (program assistants) $2,000
Total: $13,100

I am also pleased to report that our Foundation received a special $5,000 grant from a club member to establish the Venice Community Support Fund. This fund will be restricted to making grants to those groups within the Venice community that make our community more enjoyable and a place where we are proud to live. It is likely that some of the grant recipients from these funds will be organizations that previously were included in the general operating budget. The Yacht Club Board and our Committee felt it would be more appropriate to have gifts that are charitable in nature be handled through the VYCCF. This is a new fund, and our Committee will discuss how best to administer the fund and process grants.

Respectfully submitted,
Wayne Hall, Chair

VYCCF Committee:
VYCCF Committee: Wayne Hall – Chair, P/C Joe Dombrowski,
P/C Merle Graser, Warren Major, Joe Miller,
Jack Murphy, Paul Nasipak, John O’Donnell,
Judith Wilcox, and P/C Tony Zumbano.

Charting a course to a better community…


updated: July 2015 Currents


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