Campus of Caring Dedicates Building to Community Foundation of Sarasota County
The dedication publicly marks a strong and enduring partnership.
In recognition of a decades-long partnership, The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center has dedicated a building on its five-acre campus in honor of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County‘s Zella I. and Junius F. Allen Fund.
The Community Foundation has long supported Glasser/Schoenbaum and its many tenant partners through grantmaking, partnership development, and as a trusted resource to provide direct assistance to many of our community’s most vulnerable residents. A notable example of the many ways the two organizations work together is seen through Season of Sharing, the Community Foundation’s 21-year-old emergency funding program. As a fiscal agent in partnership with the Community Foundation, Glasser/Schoenbaum processes an estimated 30% of requests for this critical assistance, which provides stability through rent and utility payments, as well as childcare and transportation costs.
Additionally, co-founder Dr. Kay Glasser began building an endowment at the Community Foundation shortly after opening the campus in the 1990s. Today, that endowment supports long-term sustainability for the Campus of Caring and its 17 nonprofit tenant partners. During times of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, the value of an endowment becomes paramount.
“I’m so proud that our partnership is now more visible to the public,” says Glasser/Schoenbaum’s CEO, Dr. Kameron Hodgens, “Our 30-year partnership with the Community Foundation illustrates our shared interest in supporting a healthy and happy quality of life for our region.”
“The last year and a half has redefined what it means to be human in the human services sector,” says Kirsten Russell, Vice President of Community Impact at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. “The care that Glasser/Schoenbaum has shared with our most vulnerable is – by every measure – as human as it comes.”
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.
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.
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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