The VGCC Foundation Expresses Its Special Thanks to:



Participants in the 2016 Canada Night 50/50 raffle.


Hosted by Don & Judy MacRae, the event raised $330.


Participants in the 2016 New Jersey Night 50/50 raffle.


Chaired by Audrey MoormannColleen LambertySusan Abbot and Deb Sanders, the event raised more than $500 for the Foundation.

  • Debi Cohoon

  • Linda Koestler-DeMaio

  • Susie Learey

  • Linda Mathisen

  • Joyce McClay

  • Paula Powers

  • Elberta Rohrer

  • Kittiann Sessler

  • Linda Sweeney

  • Joan & Larraine Testa

  • Cheryl Whidden

Thank you for donating a total of $220 to the Foundation!



Participants in the 2015 Canada Night 50/50 raffle.


Hosted by Mike & Marg Muellerthe event raised $370.


2015 Canada Night raffle winners Judy & Don MacRae donated ALL of their winnings to the Foundation.


Judy & Don, generous donors like you have enabled us to donate nearly $294,000 in support of 141 local projects in our first nine years. We thank you, on behalf of the thousands of individuals in the greater Venice area whose lives have been changed through the work of our local charitable partners.



Participants in the 2015 New Jersey Night 50/50 raffle.


Hosted by Audrey & Rich Moormann, Colleen & Bob Lamberty, Sue & Bob Abbot and Deb & Howard Sandersthe event raised $560.


2015 New Jersey Night raffle winners Gary & Diane Dreher donated ALL of their winnings to The Community Foundation.


Gary & Diane, your generosity is inspiring. We thank you, on behalf of the 58 different local organizations we have supported in our brief history, and the many more we will support in the future. 

Founder Angela Massaro-Fain and Client Relations Manager Kristie O'Kon of Grapevine Communications in Sarasota. When the Foundation Board decided to incorporate the Club's new logo into its own, we asked Grapevine for help. They provided a range of font choices and we agreed with their recommendations.  Free of charge, Grapevine provided materials for all of our communications.





Melissa Caldwell of Premier Sotheby's Internationl Realty and Kelly Caldwell of Caldwell Trust Company for sponsoring our last three annual Putting Contests. Their sponsorship made the event possible by covering the full cost of the hole-in-one insurance premium as well as all Golf Shop credits to the winning contestants.






Our thanks also go to Brian Painter and the Golf staff, Jim Schell and the Club staff, and all the volunteers who organized and ran the event, including Foundation Development chair Marti Campbell, event co-chairs Joel and Debra D'Arcy, Communications co-chairs Maureen Heakin and Chris Madigan, and registration/scoring coordinators Karen Felfoldy, Sherry Gelmine Lane and Larraine Testa.

The Master Association and all who contributed food, props, raffle prizes and their time and effort to the 2014 Spring Fling.


The event raised nearly $3200, which will be awarded to local charities at the Foundation's annual grants luncheon next March.


Shown: Event sponsors and contributors.




Shown: Master Association Board member and Hoe-Down Event Chair Pat Miller presents check to Foundation Board President Gary Felfoldy.


Participants in the 50/50 raffle at the 2014 Wayforest/Vestavia Neighborhood Outing. organizaed by Bill Reed, Colleen Lamberty, Doug Kirkpatrick, John and Carol Masotta, and Greg and Karen White.


Shown: Bill Reed confirms Vanessa Wassenar's winning ticket.

Irene Harlem won the $3500 top prize at the 2014 Reverse Raffle.  She donated the entire amount back to the Foundation, in memory of her husband Bob Harlem, who was instrumental in creating the Foundation in 2005.  


Shown: Irene being congratulated by Marilyn Oberstein.


The Cooks, Enoksens, Feeneys and Rues, who pooled their resources and made the winning bid at the 2014 Reverse Raffle "final ticket" auction.


Shown: "Final three" winners Lisa Zambuto, Joe Rue, John Cook, Irene Harlem and Kern Feeney.



Team Captain Sherry Borgsdorf and her 2014  VGCC United Way Walkathon team, who donated $250 of their earnings to The Community Foundation.

 Attendees at the March 9 Social Network ballgame outing.  Hosted by Maureen & John Heakin and Deborah & Howard Sanders, a group of "Mound Ball" players donated the winnings to The Community Foundation.


Shown: Richard Brodsky with the donated cash.



Participants in the 2014 New Jersey Night 50/50 raffle. Hosted by Audrey & Richard Moormann, Deborah & Howard Sanders, and Colleen & Robert Lamberty, the event raised more than $650.




2014 New Jersey Night raffle winners Carolyn & Paul Gold donationated ALL of their winnings to The Community Foundation. Carolyn and Paul, yourr generosity is inspiring and greatly appreciated.

 Participants in the 50/50 raffle at the 19th Cedarbrook/Cheval/Wild Pine Neighborhood Outing, organized by Jim Currin, Monika Becker, Susie Learey, Shirley Przybylski, and Dallas RobinsonThe event earned $200 for the Community Foundation.