Are you going to BELIEVE?

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


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.
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A three-course dinner will be followed by Live Magic from Nathan Coe Marsh (NBC, CBS, Fox, Penn & Teller: Fool Us) and dancing.
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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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Glasser/Schoenbaum is an integral part of our community. They not only provide critical commercial space for non-profits but also build networks within our community to meet the needs of our most vulnerable.

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Dawn Sakes, MSW Executive Director and Mentor More Too Life
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The staff at Glasser/Schoenbaum have done a great job of connecting the many organizations on campus and creating a space that sparks collaboration. This sense of community extends to staff and clients alike, helping to break down barriers and leading to innovative ways to serve the community as a whole.

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Katie Becker Executive Director Parenting Matters
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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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