The Circle of Champions is a group of like-minded people who value helping others in Sarasota - especially those in need - reach their full potential, who support the YMCA financially at the $1,000 level or higher and who receive unique invitations to civic and social events.

Join us! Become part of this ever-growing community and social circle today!


Your support will…

  • Help ensure our community’s 800 homeless youth enroll in, stay in and graduate from school.

  • Improve the quality of life for 1,600 Foster Care children through the Sarasota YMCA’s Safe Children Coalition.

  • Educate low-income parents how to be their preschool child’s first teacher through the Y’s early literacy program - HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters).

  • Inspire 200 at-risk teens to plan for a future after high school through the YMCA Achievers program.

  • Subsidize summer camp and/or after school care for kids and families in need. Last year, the YMCA served 2,891 children.

  • Provide free or reduced YMCA memberships for kids and families in need.

  • Assist in the prevention of drowning. Last year, 3,467 children and adults learned to swim at the YMCA.

  • Support ALL the Sarasota YMCA’s efforts and activities.


Lynette Mancuso

Paul and Nancy Couzelis
Janet and Stanley Kane Foundation
Ed Landis
The Esther and Harold Mertz Foundation
St. Armands Key Lutheran Church

Harold and Jacqueline Bladel Foundation
The Buchanan Family
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Joy McCann Foundation
Graci and Dennis McGillicuddy
Personalized Estate Liquidation Benefiting Youth, Inc.
Publix Supermarket Charities
James Turner
Elton White
Wilson-Wood Foundation

Frank G Berlin Foundation
Travis and Kathy Brown
Dan and Debbie Dannheisser
Designing Women Boutique/Groundworks
Florida Literacy Coalition
Michele and Caleb Grimes
Annette J. Hagens Memorial Foundation
Mark and Carol Hyman Fund
Lynette Mancuso
Keith and Linda Monda
Russell Charitable Foundation
Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen

Doris M. Carter Family Foundation
Gail Chase
Nelson and Laurin Goldner
Heron Creek Community Foundation
La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
Lee Lipton
Brad and Tonya Tremitiere
United States Masters Swimming


Diane Adams
David and Myrna Band
Steve and Lizzie Bourne
Katherine K. Catlin Foundation
Jaime Didomenico
Douglas Elder
Cathy and Paul Elmes
W. Donald & Marilyn K. Fisher
Ronda and Don Gallehue
Bonnie Gauspohl
Getzen Family Charities
Gibson, Kohl, Wolff & HRIC
Ralph and Cherie Gorenstein
Ann Gray
Michael and Janet Hagen
Hargreaves Family Charitable Foundation
Aaron Herschberger
Hughes Design Associates
India B Lesser Foundation
Jelks Family Foundation
Eric and Jean Johnson
Kyle Kerbawy
Cathy Layton
Larry and Laura Lev
Stephen Lexow
Dennis and Rebecca Maiotti
Elaine and Bill McClure
Deborah Miller
Mindshare Technology
Hubert Ocamb
Paul Olson
Peter and Joanne Powers
Keith Quick
Sara and Henry Rhodes
Gene Rose
Roger Sandt
James Sartori
Tillie Jennie and Harold Schwartz
Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota
Brena Slater
Steven Southwell
Tracy and Seth Spalsbury
T&T Shell
Deborah Ann and Thomas Trimble
Dr. Sheri Weinstein
Woodruff & Son’s
Alexandra Ziegler


as of 1.25.19