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AGENTS OF CHANGE

“Poverty is a very complicated issue, but feeding a child isn't’” - Jeff Bridges

F.E.L.T. foundress, Jane L. Evers realized Manatee County had a dark secret.  We are home to thousands of homeless students who go hungry every weekend. In 2010 Jane introduced Feeding Empty Little Tummies to 3 Manatee County public schools which has since grown to service 32 schools and counting.  Jane’s vision to provide nutritious meals to homeless students is still being fulfilled by their dedicated board, volunteers and community leaders. Currently F.E.L.T. is feeding 715 students 6 wholesome meals each and every weekend.

Each child in the F.E.L.T. backpack program is pre-qualified by Project Heart.  Project Heart is the Manatee School

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AGENTS OF CHANGE

“For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other’” - Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity is a leader in providing affordable housing to working families in Sarasota, Florida. This organization builds homes and then helps qualified candidates purchase the homes with 0% mortgage interest and extremely affordable payment plans. They have served over 300 families in Sarasota. Habitat Sarasota also manages a used furniture and home improvement store that funds their operational budget allowing all financial gifts to the organization to go directly towards home construction costs. 

As an unrestricted donation to Habitat, this

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AGENTS OF CHANGE

“Hope is being able to see there is light despite all of the darkness’” - Desmond Tutu

The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) is our State Certified Non-Profit supporting Sarasota and Desoto Counties with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. This organization is vital in treating victims and supporting social work, while prioritizing social change through community awareness, education and prevention programs.

This week we are fortunate to highlight a very special donation from one of our very first clients. They have a long standing relationship with SPARCC, with several family members actively participating on boards and committees for the non-profit. This particular donation is being given in honor of

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AGENTS OF CHANGE

“WE CANNOT ALWAYS BUILD A FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH, BUT WE CAN ALWAYS BUILD OUR YOUTH FOR THE FUTURE." - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County (BGC Sarasota) is dedicated to enabling all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Their vision is to provide a “World-class club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors,” supporting all members to stay on track to graduate from high school with purposeful direction, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

The Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County was identified by our client as one of the local recipients of their

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AGENTS OF CHANGE

“I WANT SOMEONE TO LOOK AT ME AND SAY 'BECAUSE OF YOU, I DIDN'T GIVE UP" - UNKNOWN

Teen Court of Sarasota Inc. (TC) is Sarasota County’s dedicated juvenile justice diversion program. Their mission focuses on creating partnerships with local municipalities, law enforcement agencies, and the Sarasota County school system to:

  1. Give At-Risk Teen Offenders A Second Chance without Affecting their Permanent Record

  2. Promote Law-Related Education to Teen Volunteers

  3. Create a Community of Teens with a healthy respect for Law-Abiding Citizenship and Civic Engagement

On June 12th, 2018 - The Hayes family closed on the sale of their first home and dedicated half of their Catalist Commission Donation to Teen

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AGENTS OF CHANGE

"WATER IS THE DRIVING FORCE OF ALL NATURE"- LEONARDO DA VINCI

844 million people — about 1 in 9 — lack access to safe water; 2.3 billion — about 1 in 3 — lack access to a toilet. Water.org is dedicated to changing this, empowering families through access to affordable financing and expert resources to make household water and toilet solutions a reality. Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers innovative, market-driven solutions to the global water crisis — breaking down barriers to give families hope, health and the opportunity to break the cycle of

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Catalist Donation to Education Foundation of Sarasota County

AGENTS OF CHANGE

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”- Nelson Mandela

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County (EFSC) is the ONLY local non-profit solely dedicated to funding/supporting Sarasota County Schools. Their mission focuses on three primary efforts:

  1. Enhance the Potential of Students

  2. Promote Excellence in Teaching

  3. Inspire Innovation in Education

The Hayes family closed on the sale of their first home and chose to dedicate half of their Catalist Commission Donation to the EFSC. The donation was originally marked at $1,105.00. Prior to closing on the house, we proposed a more strategic donation strategy that included utilizing the Community Foundation of

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AGENTS OF CHANGE

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” - Gandhi

CATALIST was not the original plan. Broker/Owner, David Crawford, comes from a family of real estate professionals, and at first we were only discussing the idea of opening a real estate brokerage.

The original plan was to open the brokerage in Sarasota, grow it into a successful business, and eventually use the business to support causes that we believe in. The plan always included giving back and being a part of the community, but not the way that it is structured today.

In 2017 we made a conscious decision that “hoping” to give back once we were successful was simply not enough. There are too many people in need and, in a community as philanthropic as Sarasota,

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The Mark is the perfect marriage of ultra-modern design and extraordinary living, and it’s at the epicenter of Sarasota’s downtown revival. The Mark offers a walkable, effortlessly luxurious urban lifestyle for the discerning professional. Sleek floor plans with expansive terraces overlook magnificent cityscapes, and state-of-the-art amenities provide a truly singular experience.

 

In addition the residences, the fifth level features an elevated resort-style pool with private cabanas and a fire-pit lounge. It also has a Resident’s club room with a catered kitchen and bar, newsroom and also a fitness center. There’s also shopping and dining on the first floor.

 

The units are spacious and modern, with extensive outdoor areas. They range in

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If we had to describe Orange Club in three words it would be: beautiful, spacious and luxurious. Orange Club townhome and condos are the crown jewel of Downtown Sarasota, for the discerning few. They feature private elevators, 600 sq. ft. roof top decks and a private two-car garage.

 

Orange Club offers spectacular views overlooking the historic Burns Court district of Sarasota. Picture, if you will, three levels of spacious, bright living areas. The first floor offers a foyer, a private elevator and a bedroom suite. Second floor has a dedicated great room, and a kitchen with imported Italian cabinets, Quartz counters, Jenn-Air appliances, and a balcony and terrace.

 

The third floor is reserved for 2 bedrooms with a spa-inspired master

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