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Strong Women, Strong Minds for a Strong Community.
Established in May 2011 by founding donor and advisor Angela Massaro-Fain, Sisterhood For Good is a fun, active giving circle that unites women who share common philanthropic goals. We derive our strength from the integration of the energies, talents and expertise of our diverse and dynamic members.

Power in Numbers
Alone we can only do so much, but together we can truly make changes for the better. Sisterhood For Good has a goal to grow to 100 passionate members to broaden our reach and enhance our impact in the community we love. Since our first year, we have continued to raise funds to present local non-profit organizations in the Sarasota-Manatee area with grants that support their unique missions and goals.

Who governs the Sisterhood For Good giving circle?
Each giving circle formed under the agreement with the Manatee Community Foundation governs itself through its elected “donor advisor.” This appointee receives and forwards all official communication with the Foundation. Funds collected by the Sisterhood For Good women’s giving circle are held and managed as a component fund of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund under the Manatee Community Foundation. No monies are held by the appointee.

What is the financial commitment for members of Sisterhood For Good?
To be a part of the Founders’ 50 of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, giving circles must commit to establishing a minimum of $10,000 for an endowment fund. Each member of Sisterhood For Good must donate $1,000 to the fund over a course of a five-year period, which is only an obligation of $200 per year for five years. All funds collected by our circle are distributed in grants to the organizations or programs that matter most to our members. This provides women an affordable way to make a significant difference for organizations in need. All contributions are tax deductible. For more information about the Sisterhood For Good, call 941.730.7900.

What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund is a philanthropic vehicle established at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time. A donor-advised fund is like a charitable savings account in which a donor contributes to the fund as frequently as they like and then recommends grants to their selected charities as they see fit.

About The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund
The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund was created as a charitable fund under the larger umbrella of the Manatee Community Foundation. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life in and near Lakewood Ranch by promoting philanthropy, connecting the charitable interests of donors with the ongoing needs of the community, and granting funds. For more information, visit LWRfund.org or call 941.556.5442.

About the Manatee Community Foundation
The Manatee Community Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that was established in 1998 to connect the charitable interests of donors with the needs of the community. The Foundation has grown to a $36 million philanthropic organization, awarding more than $16 million in grants and scholarships. Located at 2820 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton, Florida, the Foundation meets all the requirements specified by the Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act. 100% of each contribution is received by the Foundation. A copy of official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling 1.800.435.7352 or by visiting www.800HelpFLA.com Registration #CH10648

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