Womans Exchange Inc of Sarasota

Sarasota, FL   |  www.sarasotawex.com

Mission

The Woman’s Exchange Inc of Sarasota is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with a central purpose of supporting and enriching a variety of programs for local cultural organizations. Funds for this purpose are realized through a consignment operation in which merchandise is accepted either for donation or for consignment to be sold in its store. Grants and scholarships derived from the earnings of this store are used to enrich and strengthen arts-related programs and to encourage creativity in organizations and individuals throughout the community.

Ruling year info

1970

Principal Officer

Karen Ruth Koblenz

Main address

539 S Orange Ave

Sarasota, FL 34236 USA

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Formerly known as

Symphony Women’s Exchange

The Woman's Exchange Inc. of Sarasota

EIN

59-1109482

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Raising & Fund Distribution (Aun)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED ANNUALLY

GRANTS PROVIDED SERVE COMMUNITY ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
To encourage creativity, grants are awarded annually that support and enrich a variety of programs for local Sarasota and Manatee county arts and cultural organizations.
 
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO FURTHER STUDENTS' ARTS EDUCATION
Merit scholarships are annually awarded to area high school and college students pursuing a higher education in the performing and visual arts.
 
The VISION of The Exchange, formally the Woman's Exchange is to touch the heart and stimulate the creative mind of every adult and child in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, by financially supporting a vast and artistically diverse group of organizations, as well as students who aspire to be the world’s next generation of cultural influence.

Population(s) Served

The consignment operation plays a critical role in the fulfillment of The Exchange's mission. In addition to supporting numerous arts and cultural organizations, The Exchange, formally the Woman's Exchange paid it consigners just under $2.1 million dollars during the organizations 2016-2017 fiscal year, supporting the local economy.

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Womans Exchange Inc of Sarasota

Board of directors
as of 07/25/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Suzanne Raymond

Attorney "Retired"

Term: 2018 - 2019


Board co-chair

Sue Sweeney

Realtor - Coldwell Banker

Term: 2018 - 2019

Mike Holmes

Retired Banker

Suzanne Raymond

Retired Attorney

Elizabeth Lindsay

Co-founder

Jeff Hart

J Hart Interior Design

Sue Sweeney

Coldwell Banker

Richard Gans

Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A.

Anne Johnson

Editor of the Pelican Press "Retired"