Corporate Partners

Active corporate partnerships are critical to enabling us to meet our mission of building strong families, one child at a time. These relationships not only provide vital financial support but often give us a unique platform to educate the community on the critical need for early childhood investment.

Partnerships come in many forms, including donations, third-party fundraising, adopting a classroom, sponsorships, or in-kind giving to name a few. We believe that a successful relationship will always look for the most effective way to meet each partner’s objectives and will leverage assets to ensure that each organization’s goals are realized.

Partnerships offer a wealth of benefits to your business including an opportunity to demonstrate corporate citizenship, tax deductions, high-profile public relations, and opportunities to directly associate your organization with The Florida Center for Early Childhood, a nationally recognized center for early childhood development.

Current corporate partners and sponsors include: Amscot Financial, Adams & Reese, LLP, Altier-Stretch-n-Grow of Sarasota, Bouchard Insurance Inc., CAE Healthcare, Culver's, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Dunlap & Moran, P.A., Fidelity Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Florida Blue, Frohlich, Gordon & Beason Law Firm, Good News Pest Solutions, Iberia Bank, Lawman Benefits Consulting, MSP Industries LLC, Mutual of America, Shinn & Company LLC, Sun Hydraulics, Sunset Automotive Group, and the Tate Group of Venice.

Community Partners

Just like us, our community partners strive to make children a priority. Community partners such as Kiwanis, Sertoma, Lions Club, and others work to make a difference by donating valuable resources to their communities.

Each community partner has an area of focus and each one makes a significant difference. However, when we work together to achieve these worthwhile goals, we make a mighty team, enabling us all to meet our missions.

Community Partnerships come in many forms, including donations, sponsorships, in-kind giving, agency collaborations, volunteer forces and more.

Current community partners are: Bank of America Client Foundation, Bayside Community Church, The Harold C. and Jacqueline F. Bladel Foundation, Christ United Methodist Church, The Color Vibe, The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, DeBartolo Family Foundation, Grandmothers of Harbor Cove, Healthy Start Coalition, Herbert J. Sleib and Dorothy M. Sleib Charitable Foundation, Heron Creek Community Foundation, Heron Creek Ladies Golf Association, Kiwanis Club of Venice, Longboat Key Kiwanis Club, Lions Club of North Port, McCune Family Foundation, Pruitt Foundation Inc., Publix Supermarket Charities Inc., Rays Baseball Foundation, Inc., Suncoast Charities for Children, Inc., The Patterson Foundation, Trinity United Methodist Women, US Bank Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, The Edward & Ruth Wilkof Foundation, Wilson-Wood Foundation Inc.

We believe that a successful relationship will always meet mutual objectives and leverage assets. Join us to ensure these organizational goals are realized. To learn more about partnering with The Florida Center, email Kristen Theisen, Chief Development Officer or call (941) 371-8820 x1165

Volunteer: We are always looking for volunteers at The Florida Center! If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact Kaitlyn Kramer, director of marketing and communications at or call 941.371.8820 x1025.