The MSC Foundation completed its year-end grant distribution cycle in mid-January, providing 51 non-profit organizations throughout the Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties with $59,200 collectively.
Agents, associates, staff, and officials from Michael Saunders & Company joined organization representatives with broad smiles and open hearts during the event.
With contributions from the more than 650 agents and 120 employees, the selected organizations fulfilled the MSC Foundation’s mission to fund causes offering their communities shelter, sustenance, education and a path to self-sufficiency. Grants were distributed to representatives of each non-profit at the brokerage’s Lakewood Ranch office.
Since launching in 2011, the MSC Foundation has provided $731,540 to 195 organizations across our region – ranging from youth and family services to underserved arts and literacy programs. The goal for the Foundation is to reach $1,000,000 in grant funds by 2020 to celebrate its 10th year.
This year, the Foundation added several new organizations to their giving list including Lemon Bay High School, Sarasota Boxing Club, Step Up Suncoast and Wobbly Feet Foundation (a full list of which can be found here).
Agents and employees that wish to participate have the option of giving by way of their salary, sales commission or through one-time donations throughout each cycle. They can then nominate organizations to the Board of Directors that oversees the day-to-day management of the Foundation and reviews donation requests.
“The MSC Foundation and its commitment to utilizing a strong network of community-minded professionals to enact positive change is a true representation of the core values at Michael Saunders & Company,” said the company’s president, Drayton Saunders, who is also the vice president of the foundation. “We are proud of our team of agents and staff who give both time and resources to the communities we serve on the Gulf Coast.”
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