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Are you ready for the BELIEVE gala this Saturday, 2/29/20? Here are some things you'll want to know!

What: BELIEVE: A Gala Celebrating 30 Years
When: This Saturday, 2/29/20 - Leap Day! 
6pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner and Program
9pm Dancing
Where: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

PLEASE USE THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE HOTEL. You will be guided to check-in. The back and side doors will be locked.

Dress: Black tie optional. Dress for magic! This will be a fun and elegant evening.

Getting there, Navigating the Construction:
Heading South on 41, turn right on Blvd of the Arts.
Heading North on 41, turn left at 10th St, then left on Van Wezel Way. Drive past the back of the Municipal Auditorium until you terminate at the Hyatt on Blvd of the Arts.
Street and garage parking are available and valet is complimentary.

Questions: Sarah Glendening, 941-365-4545 x102 or sglendening@gs-humanservices.org


Thirty years ago, Dr. Kay Glasser believed it was possible to build a campus that would help to improve the quality of life for all people in our region. This Leap Day, we celebrate those who believed in her vision to get us here, and those who believe in our future. This fundraiser will support our mission as we sustain Dr. Glasser’s vision for a healthy, connected community.


Our guest speaker, Dr. Danielle Varda (CEO of Visible Network Labs and Associate Professor at University Colorado Denver) will bring to light the results of a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The study visually illustrates the deep connections among our local human service network, revealing the ways in which nonprofits rely on each other as a community without silos.
Photo of Dr. Danielle Varda


A three-course dinner will be followed by Live Magic from Nathan Coe Marsh (NBC, CBS, Fox, Penn & Teller: Fool Us) and dancing.
Photo of Nathan Coe Marsh


A gala to inspire, enlighten, and enthrall.

Event Chaired by Gail Welch
Honorary Committee Co-Chaired by Isabel Anchin Becker and Nelle Miller

Saturday, February 29, 2020
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Dress for magic. Black tie optional


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Jack D. & Jane Kidd


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Gail Welch


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Event Chaired by Gail Welch
Honorary Committee Co-Chaired by Isabel Anchin Becker and Nelle Miller

Ronelle Ashby
Dan Austin & Thom Gravelle
Claudia Baeza 
Deborah Beacham
John Boll
Comm. Hagen Brody
Hon. Shirley Brown
Johnette Cappadona
Mariana Cotten
David & Ilene Denton

John & Kristin Dooley
Kelly Erdmann
Irene Fleshner
Steve & Jane Goldner
Rep. Margaret Good
Jules & Carol Green
Rep. Joe & Sydney Gruters
Dr. Arthur Guilford
Mark Irwin
Emma Joels

Marty Katz
Phil King
Gary & Lauren Kurnov
Jeremy Lisitza
Patrick & Margaret McArdle
Dr. Donal O’Shea
Bill & Debbie Partridge
Charlotte Perret
Dr. Bob & Linda Rosenbluth
Mort & Bunny Skirboll

Dr. Sam & Norma Savin
Jim Smith & Joan Krauter-Smith
Dr. Issam & Lynn Soussou
Dr. Linda Stone
Tom Towler & Nancy Lyon
Sean Williams
Dr. Christopher & Nancy Winship
Dr. Bill Woodson
Nicholas & Janet Zennario
Caroline Zucker


12/12/2019 - For listing on event invitation
2/7/2020 - Materials deadline for program book
2/19/2020 - RSVP to attend

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BELIEVE: A Gala Celebrating 30 Years

February 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm



Sales for BELIEVE: A Gala Celebrating 30 Years have closed. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Glendening at sglendening@gs-humanservices.org or (941) 365-4545 x102.


February 29, 2020
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Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
941 953 1234
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The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center empowers non-profits to closely network with other agencies and create synergistic energy towards the life changing opportunities we all want for our clients and those in our community.

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Chris Johnson Chief Executive Officer Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness
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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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We are a small and young organization and having the ability to network and partner with other community organizations is key to the quality and impact of our work. In addition to the affordable space that The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center provides to all of us, it inspires us to use this collaborative model as we work to empower our students and their families.

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Luz Corcuera Executive Director UnidosNow
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I can't fully express how wonderful it is to take a client by the hand and walk them no more than a couple hundred feet from our office to another agency that can help them when they are in crisis.

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Justin Creel Program Manager St. Vincent de Paul, Rapid Rehousing Program
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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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