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We invite you to make a difference today by becoming a member of the Founding 50.

Step Up Suncoast is celebrating 50 years of inspiring hope, improving lives and strengthening our community, and we are looking for influential people like yourself to Step Up and help us move families out of the pattern of poverty.

Step Up Suncoast was incorporated in 1968 as a nonprofit serving 510 children in a summer education project. Today, we connect over 10,000 individuals, children and families to programs that take a multi-generational approach to combat poverty, guide change and encourage movement toward personal, lifelong self-reliance.

We ask you for your support of our mission by making a pledge of $5,000, payable over five years. Your pledge will help us continue to bring change to people’s lives, all while raising awareness for our vision of a world free from poverty by providing support and education to those most at risk.

Please contact please call our Development office at 941-300-2251 for more details.

Founding 50 Members

Shawna & Rob Malecki

Neal Land Neighborhoods

Betty & Florence Wieser

Justin, Rachel, & Callen Hertz

Fifth Third Bank

Mary E. Hughes

Elite Laser Engraving / Sarasota Promotions

Kim & Leland Taylor

Dennis & Jenny Koselak

Sir Speedy Print, Signs and Marketing

Stahl & Associates Insurance

Shapiro | Delgado

Johnston Family Fund

of Manatee Community Foundation

Carol Hunt

Grapevine Communications

Barbara Patten

Nadine Baez


Florida Power and Light

Doug & Gena Smoot

Deanna & Jim Nichols

Nino & Tara Gancitano

Allstate Insurance Company

Susan Rawson

Terry Rawson

Founding 50 Administrators


  • Name placement on the Founding 50 donor wall
  • Personalized gift for your home or office
  • Link from Step Up Suncoast website to donor site
  • Acknowledgment on all social media platforms
  • Mention in e-Newsletter and an article highlighting your pledge
  • Appearance on all public monitors
  • Listing in annual report
  • Recognition at all events
  • The satisfaction of knowing that your donation makes a world of difference in someone’s life.

Make your pledge or gift today!

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