In March of 2020, due to an unprecedented time in history, Service Club of Manatee County canceled its only fundraiser of the year, For the Love of Children Gala.  Concerns for the safety and well-being of all of our attendees were our priority; hence, we made the difficult decision to cancel our elegant evening gala.  We were extremely fortunate to have incredible support from people and businesses in our community, allowing us to still make an impactful distribution. Through sponsorships and donations, we were able to award grants totaling $106,000 to 34 local non-profit children’s organizations.

The mission of Service Club of Manatee County is to raise and distribute funding toward the support and well-being of children of Manatee County who are in need of food, shelter, clothing, health services, or educational services.  Established in 1927, Service Club is celebrating its 94th year of service as the oldest women’s organization in Manatee County.  All proceeds from our Charity Gala benefit local children’s charities.  Your invaluable support as an Event Sponsor or Donor will make a tremendous difference to the children of our community.

We are grateful every year for the generous support we receive.  We would be honored to have you partner with us for our 2021 Gala, For the Love of Children, which will be held virtually on March 20, 2021.  Highlighting the event will be the best-in-town silent and live auctions, a mission moment, our popular wine raffle, and an opportunity to win a pair of stunning diamond hoop earrings.

For the Love of Children will again be our only fundraiser for the year.  We hope that our world will be in a more “normal” state by then, but rest assured we will do our best to raise the funds needed by the children in our community who need our help now more than ever.   

Thank you for your consideration!



Jean Gurucharri

Jean Gurucharri


Event Sponsorship Committee


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