JFCS Cancer Support

SMH, JFCS Partnership to Expand Wellness Programs for Cancer Patients, Families & Caregivers

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 23, 2017) – A partnership between Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast will provide dedicated wellness and exercise classes for cancer patients, their family members and caregivers at the health system’s HealthFit center. The area’s only medically certified fitness center, HealthFit currently provides about…

Celebrity Chef Auction Now Open

Celebrity Chef 2017 Auction Now Open

The 13th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food & Wine Tasting and Golf Challenge takes place at The Resort at Longboat Key Club. Featuring cuisine from over 24 local restaurants, mobile bidding, a live band, photo booth, and more! Golf Challenge 11:30am Food & Wine Tasting 6:00-8:30pm Advance Registration Required — Tickets are available for purchase now,…

Heidi Brown - JFCS - CEO

Jewish Family and Children’s Service taps Brown as new CEO

Jewish Family and Children’s Service taps Brown as new CEOSARASOTA, Fla. — The Jewish Family and Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. (JFCS-Cares.org), the multi-county premier multi-function social service nonprofit, has selected Heidi Brown as its new CEO. Brown, formerly the CEO of Aviva (previously Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson), has a thorough and dedicated history in the social…

JFCS Families

JFCS Receives $50,000 Grant for Building Strong Families Program

JFCS received a $50,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation for its Building Strong Families (BSF) Program helping families in the North Port area seeking homelessness-prevention services. The Building Strong Families program, offered in Sarasota and Manatee counties, is a project geared towards keeping families safely housed in their present home by providing financial…

A New Era Begins at JFCS

Stephen Seidensticker to be Officially Named JFCS Board Chairman By: Chad Doritan, JFCS V.P. of Marketing. On Friday, October 7th JFCS will host their Annual Meeting and Volunteer & Donor Recognition Brunch. This year’s ceremony will carry special significance as Joe Mendels will step down as JFCS’s board chair. “Joe Mendels’ passion, dedication, and unwavering…