MSC Foundation Awards $15,000 In Grants To Community Non-Profits
The Charitable Arm Of Michael Saunders & Company
Is Funded Through Agent And Staff Donations.
The MSC Foundation held its mid-year presentation of charitable grants on July 12, 2012. The private not-for-profit 501(c) (3) foundation is the charitable arm of Michael Saunders & Company whose mission is to provide grants to other not-for-profit organizations that offer shelter, sustenance, education and a path to self-sufficiency for those within the community who are most in need.
Drayton A. Saunders, the firm’s president, awarded 14 grants totaling $15,000 to the following community non-profits: Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice, Community Coalition on Homelessness (Manatee County), Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, Senior Friendship Centers, The Children’s Healthy Pantry, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Temple Emanu-El Pre-School, Family Partnership Center, Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, Salvation Army VIPER Program, Conductive Education Center of Sarasota-Bradenton, Community Youth Development and Sarasota Council of Concern.
“This is an especially gratifying occasion because not only is every cent earmarked for worthy causes within our community, but also wouldn’t be possible without the generous and enthusiastic participation of our agents and staff members,” Saunders said before awarding the grants. “An ever-growing number of our agents are choosing to replace traditional thank-you gifts for their buyers and sellers with a donation in their client’s name to the foundation’s charitable endeavors. Non-selling staff members contribute through voluntary payroll deductions in amounts of their own choosing.”
In just its first two cycles of giving since the organization was formed in April 2011, the MSC Foundation has thus far awarded grants totaling $25,000. The next grant cycle will take place in December.
Officials representing 14 community non-profits accepting charitable grants from Drayton Saunders on behalf of the MSC Foundation.
Pictured left to right: Julie Klick, Adell Erozer, Diane Shoemaker, David Potter, Erin McLeod, Glenda Leonard, Laura Bennawy, Drayton Saunders, Drenna Rosenthal, Karen Bogues, Frances Levinson, Andy Kramer, Patricia Martin, Kay Mathers, Shirley Ludke and Elaine Sharrock.