Charles Harris: In the Right Spot

Charles Harris earned his master’s degree in Management Information Systems.  Computer programming.  And he hated it. “You’re creating interfaces for something, and you don’t even know what it goes to,” he says.  “You write code, then they send you something else, and you write more code.  You didn’t see an end product.  It was like, ‘What am […]

Safe Children Coalition’s Youth Shelter Campaign Boosted

As Safe Children Coalition continues its campaign to fund and build a new Youth Shelter for homeless teens in Florida’s Circuit 12 (Sarasota, DeSoto and Manatee counties), its efforts have been boosted by a leadership gift of $1.5 million from the Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation. The gift includes a $500,000 challenge match to inspire greater […]

Partnership supports new shelter for homeless teens

Jacqueline House said that while it can be difficult for every nonprofit to get the word out about its services, for Safe Children Coalition, this is especially true.  “I think that unless you have occasion to use our services, it’s almost an invisible safety net in the community,” said House, who is vice president of […]

Bob and Joan Geyer announce $500,000 Youth Shelter challenge match

 During a recent event in support of Safe Children Coalition’s ongoing Youth Shelter capital campaign, philanthropists Bob and Joan Geyer announced the $500,000 Gift Match Challenge, in partnership with Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The event was hosted by Safe Children Coalition (SCC) supporters, Joan Geyer and Jamie Becker. “We support the building of the Youth Shelter […]

Philanthropists host Youth Shelter Campaign event

Child welfare organization Safe Children Coalition (SCC) recently held a “Cocktails and Conversation” event, in support of its ongoing Youth Shelter capital campaign. The event, attended by approximately 70 people, brought together current and prospective donors to learn more about SCC and the critical need for the new Youth Shelter for at-risk youths in our […]

Safe Children Coalition and supporters celebrate Youth Shelter Campaign progress

The Safe Children Coalition is making major strides in raising community support and funds for its new Youth Shelter. Thanks to state Rep. Fiona McFarland, Sen. Joe Gruters, and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, SCC was recently awarded $750,000 in funding to support construction of the 9,000-square-foot shelter, which will be located on two […]

Safe Children Coalition and Supporters Celebrate Youth Shelter Campaign Progress

SARASOTA, FL – Although the campaign is technically in its “quiet phase,” Safe Children Coalition is making enormous strides in raising community support and funds for its new Youth Shelter. SCC recently held a Youth Shelter Campaign Milestone event to recognize those who have supported the effort with time and resources, and update guests on […]

Safe Children Coalition Awarded State Funding

SARASOTA, FL – Thanks to sponsors Representative Fiona McFarland, Senator Joe Gruters, and the state’s Department of Juvenile Justice, Safe Children Coalition has been awarded $750,000 in state funding in support of the construction of its new Youth Shelter. The new facility, which will be located on Sawyer Road in north Sarasota, sits on two […]