Helping Out

The SC/TA works hard year-round to “give back” to the Sarasota community. Below are just some of our annual community service and support activities. To inquire about how you can become involved or support any of these efforts, contact the SC/TA at 941-922-9022.


Education Foundation Teacher Grants

We have supported the Education Foundation of Sarasota’s Teacher’s Grants since their inception in 1988. These grants of up to $1,000 apiece fund teacher/classroom projects; the Education Foundation has award more than $3 million to more than 4,000 teachers.

SRA Reading Improvement

We donated $10,000 this year to the SRA reading program at Emma B. Booker Elementary. Named after its founders, Science Research Associates, this form of reading instruction has a record of helping students improve comprehension. We joined efforts with School Board Member Eric Robinson, a fellow donor to the program. Our member/leaders Nancy Dubin and Cyd Quinn volunteered to help test students and document their reading levels. Emma B. Booker scores increased so much that the school’s overall Egrade went from a low C-minus, to a B.


Save Our Seabirds 

This group provides field trips and other active learning opportunities to explore seabirds, an essential part of our local ecosystem. The SC/TA donates annually to these efforts.


Food Bank Efforts

SC/TA collects donations year-round to give to food banks run in schools throughout Sarasota County.


Scholarship Fund

The SC/TA funds six scholarships annually for members and their family members to pursue higher education.



Embracing Our Differences

This project asks students to create art in support of diversity. Our members help spread word about this project every year.


“The Closet” Prom Dress Project

Teenagers whose families otherwise could not afford prom dresses and accessorities have a chance to “live the teen dream” through The Closet, an annual prom dress collection and give-away coordinated by the SC/TA and its vice president, Chris Mayer. For more information, 941-922-9022.