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Our Sisters are always out and about playing active roles in our community. Check this page often to keep up with the recent news and accolades featuring Sisterhood For Good members. We are so proud of you all!

Sisterhood Independence Pays Off

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June 27, 2019 - Obtaining nonprofit status has allowed Sisterhood For Good to control its philanthropic destiny. Last summer, after the Sisterhood For Good distribited $9,552 to six organizations, Grants Committee Charwoman Terri Stern set a lofty goal - to double the donations in one year's time. On June 18, that goal was realized as Sisterhood For Good gave out $20,000 to 11 area charities.

Source: Your Observer

Bonds of Sisterhood

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June 22, 2019 - Members of the Sisterhood For Good nonprofit grew closer together during their Meet Your Sisters event June 20 at Oak & Stone. The volunteer organization has seen aggressive expansion as of late - there are now 110 members - and founding member Angela Massaro-Fain thought of no better way to bring members together than a lively meet-and-greet event.

Source: Your Observer

Spring Sensations

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April 2019 - Sisterhood For Good's inaugural Spring Sensations fashion show was a sold-out event held at GROVE in Lakewood Ranch. More than 250 women and men attended to help raise just over $20K to be distributed to local non-profit organizations in June 2019.

Spring Sensations in Fashion

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April 2019 - Sisterhood For Good, the Lakewood Ranch nonprofit that was up to 105 members after three more ladies joined during the show, hosted the event as another way to raise funds that are injected back into the community. Fashion sponsors included Worth New York, Debbie Dannheisser Threads, Sunglass Express Optical, Vanessa Fine Jewelry, Barb McSweeney Jewelry, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and BSwanky Handbags.

Source: East County Observer

Sisterhood For Good Kicked Off Their Fundraising Season at California Pizza Kitchen

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October 2018 - It was the kickoff for its PhilanthroPizza fundraiser with the California Pizza Kitchen, but that didn’t stop the members of Sisterhood for Good from adding to its team.

Sisterhood for Good, which represents the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, had a goal of raising funds it can give as grants to area nonprofits. California Pizza Kitchen donate 20% of its sales to the cause from that day’s sales — on Oct. 4 — through Nov. 30 when people mention Sisterhood for Good.

Source: yourobserver.com

Six Nonprofits Received More Than $9,000.

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June 2018 - Two weeks after moving to Lakewood Ranch from Pennsylvania in September, Theodora Stern was getting a manicure when she began chatting with fellow Lakewood Ranch resident Angela Massaro-Fain.

The pair hit it off and a few days later had breakfast together with their husbands. The next thing Stern knew, she was becoming a member of the Sisterhood For Good, a women's-only Giving Circle within the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund.

Source: YourObserver.com

Lakewood Ranch's Sisterhood For Good Takes Center Stage

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April 2018 - It was an interesting thing to hear, especially from Sisterhood For Good founder Angela Massaro-Fain, who was attending a special event at The Players Centre April 13 in Sarasota. 

Massaro-Fain, who was attending "Funny Girls and Pearls," a fundraiser for her Giving Circle organization of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, said Sisterhood For Good is a "no-drama group."
Source: YourObserver.com

For Good

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December 2017 - Tears flowed at a ceremony in June, when a group of women business owners and senior executives gathered to disburse checks to nonprofits. 

The women-powered organization, Lakewood Ranch-based Sisterhood For Good, is in its fourth year of giving out money to a bevy of groups, and its sixth year overall. Several of the group’s chosen charities bring out raw emotions.

Source: BusinessObserverfl.com

Gravitas Magazine

Gravitas Magazine: Sisterhood For GoodMarch 2017 - Established in May 2011 by founding donor and administrator Angela Massaro-Fain, Sisterhood For Good is a fun, active giving circle that unites women who share common philanthropic goals. The group distributes grants annually to a number of local causes, including women's and children's issues, animal welfare, arts and education, health and safety, and hunger and homelessness.

Source: Gravitas Magazine

Gals' Generosity Comes Full Circle

your observer 2016 02 16February 2016 - Members of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund's six women's giving circles celebrated their charitable spirit during the seventh an-nual "Be My Galentine" event Feb. 8 at The Lake Club's Grande Clubhouse, Stillpoint House of Prayer celebrated as well. The Women's Charitable Fund, one of the six giving circles, presented a check for $4,000 to Stillpoint, which buys food to feed those in the commu-nity who are hungry.

Source: Your Observer

Sisterhood For Good Has A Laugh And Helps Grow Funds for 2017

2016 10 CCLOctober 2016 - With this year's annual grant ceremony behind them, Sisterhood For Good, a donor-advised fund of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, hosted its first public "FUNdraiser" on September 1st at McCurdy's Comedy Theater. Their goal? To have a laugh and help a cause.

And that they did - With more that 150 supporters in attendance, comedian Carmen Ciricillo had the crowd roaring with laughter, all in hopes that Sisterhood For Good's 2017 grant ceremony will recognize even more recipients to build upon those awarded this past July.

Source: Country Club Living

Fourth Annual Grant Distribution Event

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October 2016 - Sisterhood For Good, a donor-advised fund of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, held its fourth annual grant distribution event in July. With another record number of grant applicants this year, the giving circle awarded more that $3000 to local non-profits.

Each year the women of the giving circle gather to raise funds, discuss the varying needs of our community and vote on grant distribution based on the applications received. The organizations chosen by Sisterhood For Good to be this year's recipients are:

  • Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc (SMART)
  • Mark Wandall Foundation
  • Children's Healthy Pantry
  • Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee/Food Bank of Manatee
  • Child Protection Center, Inc.
  • Source: West Coast Woman

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