Designing Daughters of Sarasota Hosts Third Annual "Dining for a Difference"
Event Aims to Raise $25,000 for Grant Program Benefiting Local Nonprofits
By: Designing Daughters
"What makes our event so unique to Sarasota is that we don't require a ticket, an RSVP or an age limit," said Ashley Guttridge, Designing Daughters' 2018 President. "Anyone can participate – all you have to do is go out to dinner on September 20!"
The participating Dining for a Difference restaurants include:
• Café Amici
• Café Baci
• Café Gabbiano
• Chef Rolf's New Florida Kitchen
• Crab & Fin
• Daiquiri Deck Siesta Key
• Giorgio's on Hillview
• JPAN University
• The Lazy Lobster - Sarasota
• Louies Modern
• MADE Restaurant
• Michael's On East
• Muse at The Ringling
• Oak & Stone
• Pacific Rim
• Stottlemyer's Smokehouse
The mission of Designing Daughters is to provide grants to local charities each year through strategic fundraising and, with almost no overhead, funds go directly to a variety of non-profit organizations. Members work to identify areas of need with a program or a project that has tangible outcomes, allowing Designing Daughters of Sarasota to assess and report on the impact of granted funds.
To learn more about the event, and for a complete list of participating restaurants, visit the Designing Daughters website at www.DesigningDaughtersSarasota.com/
About Designing Daughters of Sarasota
Designing Daughters of Sarasota, a donor-advised subsidiary of the Roskamp Foundation, was founded in 2009 by then Designing Women Boutique Board member Shelley Lister. The group was established as a committee to attract younger supporters and to help the organization with their fundraising efforts. With the support of founding President Nikki Taylor, past presidents Jane Thompson and Montana Taplinger, and many more, the committee grew far beyond expectations. As of January 2015, because of growth and membership wishes to grant to a wider range of organizations, Designing Daughters branched out from the Designing Women umbrella to allow for continuous and organic growth. Since establishing an independent organization, more than $100,000 has been raised and granted to nearly 50 local nonprofits.
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