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.
The Collaboration Celebration was held March 26 at The Westin Sarasota. (See original article here)
by: Kayleigh Omang, Black Tie reporter
The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center honored its role as a "place maker" at this year's spring luncheon March 26.
The Collaboration Celebration, hosted at The Westin Sarasota, gathered a crowd of supporters of the center as well as those who use its facilities. The luncheon sold out.
The program began with a video from an interview with the late Betty Schoenbaum, who urged viewers to tour the facility, because "it makes your heart feel good." A Champagne toast in her honor followed.
After lunch, urban designer Elma Felix-Lamontagne took the stage to talk about places and how they build community. The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center provides space for nonprofits to work from, saving them costs that would normally go towards running the nonprofit.
Currently, the center houses 19 nonprofits, including Children's Guardian Fund, First Step of Sarasota, More Too Life and UnidosNow.
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.
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.