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2018 Be The One

Be The One who Ends the Silence, Ends the Stigma and Answers the Call

Our first Giving Challenge in 2016 helped us raise $35,000 with nearly 200 donors!  The additional funds have allowed us to expand our programs and continue to support people with mental illness and their families throughout Sarasota County. This year, NAMI Sarasota County is introducing Ending the Silence in our schools, teaching middle and high schools students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, and how they can get help for themselves or a friend.

Now, you can #BeTheOne who Ends the SilenceEnds the Stigma and Answers the Call by supporting NAMI Sarasota County during the 2018 Giving Challenge presented by The Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

  • Join us May 1 & 2 from noon to noon;
  • Visit the site for online giving at
  • Search for NAMI Sarasota County or National Alliance on Mental Illness Sarasota County;
  • Make a secure, tax-deductible contribution of $25 or more. Contributions of $25-$100 will be matched 100% by the Patterson Foundation.
Please Join us to Be The One!


The 2018 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.  

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