Our Mission:

To connect, support, and sustain a network of human service nonprofits for a stronger community.

Our Vision:

A supported network of human services whose collective impact improves the quality of life in our community.
More about Our Mission and visionWe all want to live in a balanced, thriving community. But poverty, addiction, and homelessness limit many in our region from maintaining a healthy quality of life. With so much at stake, it can seem like making a difference is impossible. collective impact makes change possible.printable info packet

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Why support Glasser/Schoenbaum? (5m 19s)

A Charitable Business Model

The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center is called the “Campus of Caring” because it is home to 16 nonprofit health and human services agencies that help children, adults, and families in need. The Center occupies 14 buildings on 5 acres on 17th Street in North Sarasota. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.​

Our business model is charitable. We charge tenant partner nonprofits $8.50/square foot, saving them nearly 70% of the current comparable market rate. Combined with additional costs covered, like electricity, water, security, grounds-keeping, cleaning, and building maintenance, agencies save $960,000/year. 

To better connect and support the human services network located on our campus and beyond, Glasser/Schoenbaum is an administrator, fiscal agent, and community liaison for five major supportive resources in our region. We offer professional development and networking events for 239 nonprofit staff to build social capital between human service agencies, laying the groundwork for collaboration and greater efficiency of service. 

We work every day, keeping the lights on and the doors open for those in need. 

Why are nonprofit centers important?

Tenant partners report that they are better able to achieve their goals (the Center’s name lending additional credibility) by maintaining stronger revenues, delivering higher quality services, operating larger programs, and benefiting from improved staff morale, recruitment, and retention.

In 2021, our Center’s tenant partners touched the lives of over 24,000 individuals in our community through 93 programs delivered by over 200 staff. The economic impact is profound, as the tenant partners’ budgets totaled over $25 million. Those dollars help to offset and alleviate burdens on other major social welfare systems such as healthcare, the criminal justice system, and education.

The Center’s operational expenses are covered by the agencies’ rent payments, grants, returns from investments held at local foundations, and donations from generous community members. 

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Our Founders and History

Dr. Kay Glasser and Betty Schoenbaum

“Many people do not stop to consider the fact that the quality of life of Sarasota rests upon the quality of life of its people.”
-Dr. Kay Glasser, Co-Founder

Founder Dr. Kay Glasser’s purpose for the Center was twofold – in her own words, “to provide accessible and affordable service” and “to save agencies operational dollars so that they would have more resources for services.” That was in 1988.

Through her volunteer efforts, she developed an alliance of public and private philanthropy. A seed money donation from the Schoenbaum family was instrumental to the creation of The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center which officially opened in March of 1990.

Today, more than 30 years later, we remain true to her concept, providing a “one-stop” center for those in need that is home to 16 human service nonprofit agencies on one 5-acre campus of 14 buildings



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Real estate is one of the greatest costs in a business budget. Our partnership with The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center allows more money to go towards our mission. And what better place to house our office than on a campus with nineteen other outreach agencies.

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Janet Kahn Executive Director Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County
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Collaboration is key to the success of our work. The Campus of Caring is a unique space where we can easily join forces with other agencies to make the best use of our resources and maximize our community impact. The affordable rent allows us to allocate more funds to our mission of transforming the lives of students and their families.

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Cintia Elenstar Executive Director UnidosNow
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As a small organization with a staff of two, employee safety was a big consideration when we were looking for office space. We did not want our employees to be in a place where they were alone. Being on the GSHSC campus has been great because there is a whole community of like-minded professionals.

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Svetlana Kaminsky Executive Director Children's Guardian Fund
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All donations are made to The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation), and are tax deductible as provided by law. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Our Registration is #CH1216. 100% of your contribution goes to support The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center, Inc. EIN 59-2707877