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Grants Awarded to Date:
$129,206


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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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 October 31, 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)


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

 

(Numbers after donors’ names represent number of years donating to the VYCCF. We thank you for your continued support!)

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


Fellow Members,
Your hardworking Venice Yacht Club Foundation Committee met on August 13 to work out the details for our fundraiser for the Venice Performing Arts Center to be held on October 11. Our committee now consists of Merle Graser, John Moore, Jack Murphy, Melinda Short, Judith Wilcox, and Commodore Bill Dowling as ex-officio. Karen Hall is chairman of the "Music of the Night Gala" event. Tickets are $125. We are promoting this to Club members and the general public. $50 of the $125 ticket price will be deductible as a charitable contribution.
The Foundation Committee voted to dedicate the event proceeds to a special fund to promote, support and enhance the performing, visual and fine arts programs at the new Venice Performing Arts Center. We are still working on the details of the fund and will provide more specific examples of grant possibilities. We are working on this with the Venice Performing Arts Center Advisory Committee and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. This is a great opportunity for our Club to get good publicity and also to support the new Venice Performing Arts Center.

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: October 2014 Currents

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