News & Events

Joe and Barbara Najmy Receive John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award

Lakewood Ranch residents and philanthropists Joe and Barbara Najmy received the John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund in a luncheon on December 11 of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. The room was filled with more than 200 local business leaders, nonprofit leaders and fans of the Najmys.

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Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Seeks Nominees for 15th Annual Humanitarian Award

The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund of Manatee Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 15th annual C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award. The Fund will honor an individual or individuals who have made outstanding, sustained and unselfish contributions to community enrichment and whose commitment and dedication exemplify the ideal of service to

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Brain Health

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Opens Brain Health Initiative Fund

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Opens Brain Health Initiative Fund The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, established at the Manatee Community Foundation in 2000 to enhance the quality of life in and around Lakewood Ranch, has created a separate fund under Manatee Community Foundation to facilitate donations to the Brain Health Initiative. The Board of Advisors has

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Diane Brune Receives C. John A. Clare Humanitarian of the Year Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Susie Bowie Manatee Community Foundation 941.580.2388 (c) SBowie@ManateeCF.org Diane Brune Receives C. John A. Clare Humanitarian of the Year Award February 14, 2018 (Bradenton, FL)-  Diane Brune has been named the recipient of the C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, a

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Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Seeks Nominees for 14th Annual Humanitarian Award

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Seeks Nominees for 14th Annual Humanitarian Award The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund is now accepting nominations for the 14th annual C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award.  The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund established this prestigious award in recognition of John Clarke’s lifelong dedication to humanitarian ideals that have perpetuated the

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Humanitarian Award 2017

Local Advertising Executives to be Honored with 2017 C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian Award Presentation to Take Place at The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund’s Dixieland Jazz Gala What: Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 2017 C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian Award Where: The Dixieland Jazz Gala Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club 7650 Legacy Blvd, Lakewood Ranch,

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Humanitarian Award 2016

Donald and Vanessa Baugh and Rick Fawley to be Honored with 2016 C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian Award Presentation to Take Place at The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund’s Disco Ball Gala What: Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 2016 C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian Award Where: The Disco Ball Gala Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club 7650

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Friday, October 16th, the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund held the annual grants distribution

Friday, October 16th, the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund held the annual grants distribution at the Northern Trust Community Room, 6320 Venture Drive in Lakewood Ranch. 26 organizations received $76,500 after being selected by the Grants Committee who reviewed 58 applications requesting over $250,000. Please click here for a list of recipients.

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Lee Wetherington, was honored with the 2015 C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian Award at the “Mad Hatter” Gala, Saturday, March 21, 2015

The 2015 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund’s C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian Award Recipient is Mr. Lee Wetherington, President and CEO of Lee Wetherington Homes located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Mr. Wetherington, as an outstanding builder and developer, has built more than 4,000 homes primarily within Sarasota and Manatee Counties. He has also been in the

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At a reception held on October 17, 2014 at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Robert “Bob” Rosinsky was named the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year by Dr. Richard G. Wharton, Humanitarian Committee Chair and Board Member

2014 C. JOHN A. CLARKE HUMANITARIAN AWARD Mr. Robert W. Rosinsky is the President/CEO of Goodwill Manasota. Goodwill Manasota is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission statement and purpose is to change lives through the power of work. With the sale of donated goods and through philanthropic donations, Goodwill Manasota is able to assist people

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