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We completed the first draft of the Gift Catalog for Sarasota and submitted it to the City Manager and Assistant City Manager of Sarasota. We will resubmit soon. The major expansion of Selby Gardens and The Bay are major gifts currently underway, and the Ringling Museum and Patriot Plaza are other great examples.
Mote Aquarium is a Great Example of a Major Gift - The New Aquarium will be at I-75 and University Parkway - Gifts For Sarasota - A Public Private Partnership
The major improvement planned for Selby Gardens has been approved by the City.
At the other end of the spectrum are smaller gifts such as park benches and trees. The idea is to promote the notion of giving gifts that will improve and enhance our community. We have photos of the trees that Sarasota Sister Cities has given.
On that site we also have a link to a Google Document with a version of the proposal. You can edit and improve the proposal directly. Please do so.
If Ringling is interested, our roll would be to try to gain interest and financial support from our targeted agencies - the tourism agencies of Florida, Sarasota, and Manatee Counties. We would also approach the major attractions in our region - the Ringling Museum, Mote, FST, Benderson Park.
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