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Grants Awarded to Date:
$129,206


Fellow Members,
Our Yacht Club Foundation's second grant cycle ended on October 31, 2014. We received 14 grant applications totaling $24,056.

The Foundation policy is to award 80% of our unrestricted donations. The other 20% is added to our endowment fund. This grant cycle we had $11,800 available for grants. This is in addition to the $18,000 we have raised and pledged to the Fund for Excellence for the Venice Performing Arts Center.

I am pleased to report that the Committee made the following grant awards:
Center for Building Hope
  HealingHearts Bereavement Camp $500
Southeastern Guide Dogs
  Paws for Patriots Program $1,500
Our Mother's House
  10 participant packets for skills development $960
Family Promise
  Cargo trailer $1,999
Child Protection Center
  Police security $750
Venice Area Pregnancy Care
  Car seats, intermediate size $500
Good Samaritan Pharmacy
  Publicity $500
Children First
  At-risk children's breakfasts, lunches, and snacks $2,000
Englewood Community Clinic
  Work table and stools $800
State College of Fla. Foundation
  Veteran's Endowed Scholarship Fund $500
VYBA
  Scholarship $500
Big Brothers Big Sisters
  Juvenile Justice Mentoring Initiative $1,200
Total $11,709

We currently have approximately $55,000 in our endowment fund invested with the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Rather than build up the endowment indefinitely, we are investigating whether to establish a scholarship program to use the income, and/or gains in the endowment, to fund an annual scholarship program. We will be making a report and recommendation to the Yacht Club Board of Directors after further investigation and discussion.

Please remember the Venice Yacht Club Charitable Foundation when you are considering your year-end charitable giving. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible if you itemize your deductions.

Respectfully submitted,
Wayne Hall, Chairperson



VYCCF Committee:
Wayne Hall-Chair, Bill Dowling, Merle Graser, John Moore,
Jack Murphy, Melinda Short, and Judith Wilcox

Charting a course to a better community…


updated: January 2015 Currents


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Documents available for download (PDF)

VYCCF 2014 Donor Card


Application for Grant - Spring 2014 (PDF)


Event Information Form for Fundraisers (PDF)


Grant History (PDF)

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2014 Annual Fund Drive Donors
(Donors from November 1, 2013
thru November 30, 2014)


Diamond Level
($5,000 and above)


Platinum Level

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


Gold Level

($1,500 - $2,000)
Bob & Barbara Dien (4) (S)
Lucinda Spaney
Melinda and Deke Short (4)


Silver Level

($1,000 - $1,499)
Michael & Lynn Nemser (4) (S)
James Kasmark (4)
Calvin & Ann Lentz (4)
Gary & Joan Smith (4)
Marty & Julie Zachrick (2)
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Henderson
Mr. and Mrs. Dupont Snowden (4)
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Zumbano (4)
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne C. Hall (2)
Ms. LueAnne Wood (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Graser (3)


Bronze Level
($500-$999)
Jack and Kathy Murphy (4)
Anonymous (2)
Robert & Alice Gredick (3)
Shaun & Paul Graser (4)
Mr. and Mrs. John O'Donnell (1)
CJ Fishman (1)


Donor Level
($250 - $499)
Bill & Antoinette Dowling (3)
James & Kathleen Sass (4)
Mr. & Mrs William (Bill) Schnittker, (2)
Mrs. Betty G. Scott (4)
Horizon Builders (2)
Mr. and Mrs. William Van Cott (4)
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Caccia (1)
Mr. Kevin Cox (1)


Supporter Level
(up to $249)
Ms. Judith Glinke (1)
John and Irene Latta (1)
Mr. and Mrs. George Satterley (1)
Mr. and Mrs. James Courtright (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Leif Hansen (1)
Bob and Carol Senn (1)
Ron and Victoria Abling (2)
John and Bonnie Sammet (4)
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Podorski (1)
Turk and Anita Hemseri (4)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Latona (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sarnecke (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey White (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Pedersen (1)
Tom and Barbara Hurley (2)
Bob and Beth Piel (4)
Mr. and Mrs. Gar Reese (1)
Norman & Mary Anderson (4)
Nina Arzberger (1)
William & Nancy Behning
John Nobile & Edi Crelin (2)
Arthur & Lorraine Hatch (1)
Roger & Marlene Haviland (4)
Edward Lynch (1)
Joe & Madeline Miller (4)
Bob & Beth Piel (4)
Vic & Rita Polansky (3)
Henry & Barbara Price (2)
Ann Thompson & Taylor MacPherson (4)
Frances Valencic (1)
Mack and Judy Wilcox (1)
Marty Wood (3)
Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Wallace (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Roger John (3)
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Page (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Geistert (1)
Anonymous
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wiggs (1)
Mr. & Mrs. Roger M. John (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Dombrowski (4)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fanciulli (1)
Dr. and Mrs. Mark M. Bills (3)
Mr. and Mrs. Hank Evering (1)
Island Building Company of Sarasota (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Joyce) McCutcheon (4)
Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Erin) DeNiro (2)
Mr. and Mrs. Norman (Janie) Holloway (1)
Mr. Wayne C. Hall (2)
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Maggio (1)
Mr. & Mrs. Jan Wright (2)
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley D. Isaacson (2)
Ideal Classic Cars (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Van Deventer (1)
Mrs. Bev Tschuor (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Collins (1)
Ms. Marie Beima (2)
Ms. Dixie Griffin (3)
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Iovine (2)
Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Huestis (1)
Mrs. Joyce McCaffrey (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Evan Duke (1)
Ms. Anna Derrick (1)
Ms. Sara Gill (1)
Mr. Jack Sullivan (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Olson (1)
Mr. John (Linda) Moore (2)
Mr. Gerry Bullano (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nasipak(3)
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fields (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Waldron (2)
Mr. Howard McNally (1)
Mr. Jim Ball (1)
Mr. Weaver (1)
Mr. & Mrs Horace Cook (Holly) (1)
Mr. Bill Mowry (1)
Mr. R. Scott Thompson (1)
RCC/LLC (1)
Englewood Bank (1)
Ms. Kelly Caldwell (1)
Bonnell Bontique (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vedder (1)
Sabal Palm Bank in Venice - main office (1)
Ms. Ann Lieberman (1)
Dr. James Brandt (1)
Paul & Lynn Moseley (1)
Mr. C.J. Fishman (1)
Dr. Brad Hupp (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Abbot (1)
Ms. Gae Stewart (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Baum (1)
Mr. John A. Brady (1)
Mr. and Mrs. John Link (2)

 

In Memory or Honor of a Friend or
Loved one:

Ms. Judith Glinke
in memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. George Satterley
in memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. James Courtright
in memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Leif Hansen
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Senn
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Abling
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. John Sammet
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Podorski
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Erkan Hemseri
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Latona
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sarnecke
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nemser
in the memory of David Yarzab
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nemser
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey White
in the memory of Don Mercereau
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Pedersen
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hurley
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Piel
in the memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Piel
in the memory of Don Mercereau
Roger & Marlene Haviland
in memory of John McLaughlin
Joe & Madeline Miller
in memory of Joseph Michael Jr.
Michael & Lynn Nemser
in memory of Robert W. Seavey
Michael & Lynn Nemser
in memory of Harold S. Nemser, M.D.
Bob & Beth Piel
in memory of John McLaughlin
Melinda & Deke Short
in memory of Robert W. Seavey
John Nobile & Edi Crelin
in memory of John McLaughlin, Verlie Brojek and Randy Fox
Frances Valencic
in memory of John McLaughlin
Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Wallace
in memory of Don Mercereau
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Page
in memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Geistert
in memory of Don Mercereau
Anonymous
in memory of Florence Hoey
Anonymous
in memory of John Vieson
Mr. and Mrs. William Van Cott
in memory of Stan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Jan Wright
in memory of Mary Stone


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 the Music of the Night Gala held on October 11 was a big success. We had over 160 people attend and raised about $18,000 to benefit the new Venice Performing Arts Center (VPAC). Special thanks to Karen Hall for chairing the party and to Melinda Short for keeping track of all the numbers. We are creating a VPAC Fund for Excellence. The $18,000 will be used for grants to promote, support, and enhance the artists and programs at VPAC. The Venice Yacht Club Charitable Foundation will approve the grants from this fund.

In addition to the $18,000 for VPAC, our regular grant cycle ended on October 31. At the time of this writing, we anticipate having about $11,000 to award at our November 18 meeting to review the grant requests and make awards.

The Foundation policy is to set aside 20% of all unrestricted donations to add to our endowment fund at Gulf Coast Community Foundation. We currently have about $55,000 in the endowment fund. We are considering the future plans for the endowment and whether to start funding a scholarship program next year.

I want to welcome Judy Wilcox to our Foundation Committee. The other committee members are Melinda Short, John Moore, Jack Murphy, and Merle Graser. Warren Major will join us after the University of Michigan football season is over. We need more committee members. Please let me or Commodore Dowling know if you are interested.

Respectfully submitted,
Wayne Hall, Chairperson


VYCCF Committee:
Wayne Hall - Chair, Bill Dowling, Merle Graser,
John Moore, Jack Murphy, Melinda Short and Judith Wilcox

Charting a course to a better community…


updated: December 2014 Currents

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