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Impact Report 2017

Plymouth Harbor Foundation Impact Report for 2017

Impact Report 2017


“People and their The number one reason people give to any
talents are the drivers organization is because they believe in its mission.
of the overall success This is perhaps the reason that the core donors to
of any organization or the Foundation are residents, board members, and
employees—those who directly feel the depth of
community.” our commitment to “providing the most positive
aging experience possible.”
– Cade Sibley, Chair,
Plymouth Harbor The Plymouth Harbor Foundation is committed
to supporting that mission, which goes beyond
Foundation Board of financially funding projects. It extends into
Trustees developing strategies that support our mission and
ensure proper stewardship.
Garry Jackson, Secretary/Treasurer; Cade Sibley, Chair;
Harry Hobson, Vice Chair Understanding that people give to make a difference
in another’s life, in the pages that follow we offer
examples of the people who gave their time and
financial resources to the projects and programs
during 2017 that have so significantly impacted the
lives of others. We extend our deepest gratitude for
your generosity.

The Plymouth Harbor Foundation Board of Trustees

Trustees Lee DeLieto, Trustee “It gives me great pleasure to
Cade Sibley, Chair Natallia Dziatsel, Trustee work together with our donors
Harry Hobson, Vice Chair Rebecca Levy-Sachs, Trustee to improve the lives of those we
Garry Jackson, Secretary/Treasurer Bill Johnston, Trustee care about. There is no end to
Lee Byron, Trustee Jay Price, Trustee the impact we can make as a
John Cranor, Trustee* Phil Starr, Trustee
Bruce Crawford, Trustee Tom Towler, Trustee Foundation.”
—Becky Pazkowski, STAFF
*not pictured Senior Vice President of Philanthropy



Resident Impact “As a member of Plymouth
Harbor’s Board of Trustees,
Benevolent Care
it is remarkable to see
Imagine that you have invested, saved, planned, the generosity of others
and stayed in good health all of your life. Finally, willing to provide support
the time comes when you are able to let go of for the aging experience,
the family home and all of the burdens that go programs, and services in
along with home ownership, and you move to
a Life Plan Community. No more maintenance. the Sarasota area.”
No more worries about meal planning. No more
worries about being alone. You are safe and Brian Hall, Chair, Plymouth
secure and set for life. Harbor Board of Trustees

Then imagine that your doctor gives you a diagnosis that changes everything. IMPACT REPORT 2017 | 3
You had no idea this was coming. You have to move to higher level of care
and it costs more money now than ever. Suddenly, all of the savings and
investments that you have accumulated are not enough. You don’t want
to move again, but what can you do? You are worried that you won’t have
enough money for the rest of your life. Your children don’t have the resources
to help. What can you do?

Resident assistance is the quiet companion that residents may need over
time. More and more the need has grown, from roughly $100,000 annually
to nearly $500,000 annually. Donors who give to the Resident Assistance
fund know that they are truly helping a neighbor through a very tough time in
their life. We are grateful to the donors who give to this fund, so that we can
continue to care for residents throughout their lifetime.

Resident Impact

A Commitment to Memory Capital Campaign

The A Commitment to Memory capital campaign was completed in 2017, and the ribbon was
cut on January 10, 2018. The campaign proved to be the highest-yielding campaign effort in
Plymouth Harbor’s history, raising over $3.1 million in support. The campaign was focused on
two specific components: educational leadership and inspirational programming.

The Foundation wanted to take
the program to levels beyond that
which operations would support…
to a premier program in the state,
country, possibly the world.
Fortunately, our donors felt the same
and were inspired by this compelling
cause. In the end, 145 donors made
up the $3.1 million in support for this
important new level of care on our
campus and broader community.


The Martha Jane Phillips Starr A Commitment to Memory
Memory Care Residence Campaign Committee
We are grateful to these committed citizens
The Martha Jane Phillips Descendents of Martha Jane Phillips Starr (from of Plymouth Harbor who together formed
Starr Field of Interest Fund, l to r): Jim Starr, Barry Starr, Phil Starr, and the Campaign Committee. These individuals
administered by the Greater Alicia Starr. reached out to all residents, board members,
Kansas City Community and management staff to be sure that everyone
Foundation contributed the had an equal opportunity to participate in this
largest gift to the campaign, campaign. The results were 145 donors, and
resulting in the naming of the over $3.1 million in support.
memory care residence.
Honorary Chairs
Geraldine and (the late) Walter Mattson

Barry and Phil Starr

Committee Members
Tom and Marie Belcher

Bruce Crawford
Jack Denison
Charles Gehrie
Jean Glasser
Harry Hobson
Nancy Lyon
Jeanne Manser
Ann and Ray Neff

Joan Sheil
Cade Sibley
Tom Towler

Becky Pazkowski

Joe Devore
Sandy Taylor


Resident Impact

educational leadership

Plymouth Harbor’s Stephanie Leathers, Administrator of
educational programming Assisted Living and Memory Care, and
will grow to meet the needs
of our expanded families, Brandi Burgess, Social Worker, work
friends, and community so hand-in-hand to deliver our premier
that they know they are not
alone in this disease process. program in innovative care. From
intensive training to program design to
• In-depth and expanded training for caregiving delivery of care, this dynamic duo leads
and support staff on the Positive Approach™ with outstanding expertise and integrity.
to Care.

• Support groups and one-on-one training and
counseling for families and caregivers beyond
our staff.

• Community education for groups beyond the
campus of Plymouth Harbor.

• Annual Doyle Trust Lecture with world-
renowned speakers on dementia research
and treatment breakthroughs.


Resident Impact

inspirational programming

Personal, individually-
designed programming is at
the center of our philosophy,
embracing the dimensions of
wellness. For example:

• Touch screen technology for resident
engagement, sensory stimulation, education,
and personal exploration.

• Specially-designed spaces for reflection,
meditation, interaction, and activity.

• Secure outdoor courtyards with beautiful
fountains and landscaping.

• Flexible dining options for residents who
prefer meals in a private or social setting.

• Music and art therapies, concerts, and
social gatherings to inspire creativity and
togetherness with friends and family.

These and more examples will be established
as the new Martha Jane Phillips Starr Memory
Care Residence is fully occupied and programs
are developed.


Resident Impact 1st prize winners Gabriella
Ebbesson and Miranda
Supporting zest for life Crowe with residents and
scholarship donors Marie
Porte cochère  and Tom Belcher.
At the beginning of 2017, Plymouth Harbor engaged in a
competitive graduate student project with architectural
students from the University of Florida’s CityLab-Sarasota
campus. Under the instruction of Guy Peterson, adjunct
professor and celebrated local architect, six students,
working in pairs, presented three projects for a porte
cochère at the entrance of the Northwest Garden Building

A selection committee comprised of residents, staff, and
project professionals reviewed the designs and chose
three prize recipients. First prize of $5,000 (split) went
to Gabriella Ebbesson and Miranda Crowe; second prize
($3,000 split) went to Elena Nonino and Olivia Ellsworth;
and third prize ($1,000 split) went to Brittany Perez and
Francia Salazar. Prize awards were supported by Marie
and Tom Belcher, and Charles Gehrie.

The first prize submission (pictured) will be constructed
this year and is supported by the capital campaign. We
are grateful to Guy Peterson, the University of Florida
CityLab-Sarasota, the students, and the donors for
making this all possible.


Resident Education Wood Shop
Learning is a lifelong endeavor and a passion for many of The resident wood shop, located in the Wellness Center, has been buzzing with furniture
our residents. Powered in part by the Plymouth Harbor repairs and new projects this past year. Resident woodworkers Jorgen “JJ” Jensen,
Foundation, the resident educational offerings continue to Gene Heide, Tom Elliott, Graham “Barky” Barkhuff, Felix Troiano, Dan Juda, Carl Koenig,
grow and are offered as one-time courses or in a three- or and Dick Lambrecht share their talents by repairing furniture for their neighbors and
four-part series. Pictured here is a popular lecturer, Phyllis fabricating new projects for use by Plymouth Harbor, such as the new service stations in
Jaffe, speaking on the Three Great Playwrights: Arthur the Mayflower Restaurant. Donations made to the Wood Shop support the purchase of
Miller, William Inge, and Tennessee Williams. tools and supplies needed to keep the shop sharp and up to date.


“The amount of money Employee Impact
donated by generous
residents and staff can scholarships

easily be tallied, but the Each year, because of the generosity of our donors, the
impact on personal lives is Plymouth Harbor Foundation is able to award multiple
immeasurable. It’s hard to scholarships to deserving employees and their family
imagine Plymouth Harbor members. It gives us great pleasure to assist these
individuals as they pursue their passions through advancing
today without it.” their training and education. In 2017, we were proud to award
eight scholarships and one leadership grant, for a total of
– Tena Wilson, Vice President more than $16,000.
of Resident Services
Jeannette Gehrie Music Scholarship ($1,500)
10 | IMPACT REPORT 2017 Devin Vancil

Devin is the 13-year-old son of Fran Vancil, an employee
in our Maintenance department. Devin has an interest in
violin and wishes to take lessons to improve his skills. He is
enrolled at Allegro Music Academy and began his lessons
in July. Devin is intelligent and respectful, and has recently
been accepted into the National Junior Honor Society. We
know we will see impressive things come from this young

“I was overjoyed to receive this scholarship. It was a dream of mine to learn how to play the violin
with professional help. In the months I was learning to play, I received excellent lessons and
learned important skills on playing the instrument. To this day, I can play impressive pieces and
music that my family, friends, and I can be proud of. There are no words to describe how thankful
I am for getting this opportunity.”

Foundation Scholarship ($2,000) Foundation Scholarship ($2,000) Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)
Jessica Taylor Carol Bello Dayle Cortes

Jessica, the daughter of Cindy Taylor in Carol, a server in our Dining Services Dayle is the son of Hernando Cortes, a nurse
our Home Care department, is pursuing an department, is the daughter of Martha Chavez,
education in pharmacy. Jessica is currently an employee in our Housekeeping department. in our Smith Care Center. He recently changed
attending the State College of Florida where She graduated in Spring 2017 from Florida
she is completing her associate’s degree State University and aspires to practice law. his major from accounting to marketing and
with prerequisites for pharmacy. She plans to She applied for a scholarship to help fund a
transfer to LECOM via their bridge program preparatory course for the LSAT (the exam aspires to be a successful entrepreneur one
to complete the pharmacy program. This is a required for all law school applicants), which
career track that has been a long-time passion will help her gain acceptance into the two law day. He is a confident, respectful, and driven
for Jessica. schools of her choice. An advocate for human
rights, Carol’s overall goal is to become a young man who we have no doubt will achieve
“The gift I was awarded has allowed me to Human Rights Officer for the United Nations.
continue to pursue my dream and continue 2017 marked Carol’s third year receiving a his goals. 2017 marked Dayle’s second year of
my education...but it has also allowed me Foundation scholarship.
financial peace of mind. I am forever grateful scholarship support as he continues his studies
and one day hope to be able to pass on this gift “This scholarship has allowed me to continue
after reaching my educational goals.” towards my ultimate career goal to become a at University of Florida in their Innovation
human rights lawyer. I’m extremely thankful
for having been chosen to receive this Academy.
scholarship. I have gotten the opportunity to
focus on furthering my education and being “I just want to show my gratitude by saying
one step closer to my dream career.” thank you! This scholarship has helped me
gain valuable insight at the University of
Florida. Starting in the spring of 2017, my
knowledge has expanded and I have grown as
an individual. Since I live here on campus, I
meet new people every day who share the same
interest as me, especially the ones who have an
influence in developing my skills and abilities
relating to my major, marketing. I am honored
to be chosen as one of the recipients for this


Residents Association Scholarship ($2,000) Jane T. Smiley Scholarship ($2,000)
Helen Duerr Kimberly Gutierrez

Helen is a nursing student at State College of Florida Kimberly is the daughter of José Gutierrez, an employee
pursuing her RN, and eventually, a bachelor’s degree in in our Dining Services department. Kimberly is attending
nursing. She hopes to work in pediatrics, neonatal, or Suncoast Technical College to earn her Early Childhood
obstetrics—something involving children. She is passionate Education certification. She is a kind, gentle soul, with
about nursing, having shared a story about tagging along deep compassion for young children and for helping them
with her mother, Eva, a Registered Nurse, while she tended achieve their goals. She has been inspired by her parents,
to her home care patients. She was inspired by the love her who are hard workers and deeply committed to the success
mother had for patient care, always making her patients of their children. It is Kimberly’s goal to open her own
feel comforted and well-cared for. daycare center one day.

Charleen Sessions Scholarship ($2,000) Foundation Scholarship ($2,000)
Dianna Stilley Nathan Stotler
Dianna is a Certified Nursing Assistant in our Home Care Nathan is the son of Kay Stotler, a nurse in our Home
department. She is enrolled at Angel Technical Institute to Care department. Nathan is studying communications
earn her LPN so that she can pursue her passion as a nurse. at State College of Florida and aspires to a career in
Dianna relayed a story where her neighbor had collapsed cinematography someday. Those who know Nathan
one day in the yard and she administered CPR until the describe him as a very determined young man who
paramedics arrived. She knew at that moment that nursing identifies and achieves ambitious goals. He is a polished
was her calling. communicator and has set his sights on a career he is
passionate about.

Hobson Leadership development grant program

The Harry and Nancy Hobson Leadership Development Grant Program
was established in 2015 by our President/CEO Harry Hobson and his
wife Nancy. The program grew out of the idea to help employees develop
their leadership skills and talents within the field of aging services. Its
intention is to further develop the leaders of tomorrow by equipping them
with the training and tools they need today to advance in the field.

More specifically, the grant is intended to support an employee who
aspires to attend a leadership camp, academy, or university within aging
services in order to advance in fields such as: administration, gerontology,
computer/technology, hospitality, health services, environmental/
landscaping design, and more. In 2017, Plymouth Harbor employee Cathy
Laponius was awarded the first-ever grant from this program.

Harry and Nancy Hobson Leadership Development Grant ($800)
Cathy Laponius

Cathy works in our Dining Services department and plans to complete
the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) training to receive her certification.
With support from the Dining Services department, and a commitment
on her part, we will be fortunate to have another CDM among our
talented staff.

“Education doesn’t stop at a certain age. It’s important to keep learning
every day. Education makes us why stop getting better? This
grant has enabled me to broaden my knowledge of dietary management,
thereby giving me the opportunity to better serve the Plymouth Harbor


emp l o y e e h a r d s h i p S u ppo r t Each year, between five and ten employees find themselves in need of financial
assistance. When that time comes, the Employee Hardship Fund offers a helping hand
Plymouth Harbor employees and a shoulder to lean on. This Fund is able to provide much-needed resources because
are known for their loyalty of the giving hearts of our donors.
and dedication in serving our
residents – working hard day- Dinah Stamp, an employee of Plymouth Harbor for more than
in and day-out to provide for 36 years, is a consistent donor to the Employee Hardship
their families. We understand, Fund each year. Dinah, who currently serves as Administrator
however, that no matter how of Design and Renovation, has worked in several roles at
much you plan, unforeseen Plymouth Harbor, touching the lives of nearly every employee.
financial setbacks just happen. Through the years, Dinah has seen firsthand the impact that
Whether experiencing a death this resource can have on someone’s life.
in the family, the loss of your
home, a major health event, “There will always be the possibility of any employee needing
or any other unexpected assistance. While there are many donor options, this is the one that assists persons
event, these challenges can be who may be most in need financially,” Dinah says. “I believe when an employee receives
devastating—both emotionally assistance from the Employee Hardship Fund it provides not only monetary support,
and financially. In these but also emotional support knowing that Plymouth Harbor has reached out at a time of
trying times, the Employee need.”
Hardship Fund is a resource our
employees can turn to. Harriet Josenhanss, a resident of Plymouth Harbor for seven
years, is also a consistent donor to the Employee Hardship
Fund. For Harriet, the desire to help others was instilled in
her at a young age. “When I was a little girl, I saw my mother
purchase groceries for a family who didn’t have the means
at the time. That really stuck with me,” she says. Harriet also
relates to the Employee Hardship Fund on a personal level.
Having worked full-time to put herself through school at
night to graduate from New York University with her college
degree, she knows how hard it can be when you are faced with a financial burden. “For
me, it’s simple. I want to help someone else in their time of need.”


Employee Impact


In 2015, Plymouth Harbor Insights
introduced a new employee
wellness program known as Plymouth Harbor has long recognized the
OnBoard. This program was created importance of a strong relationship between
to help promote the value of residents and employees, as this mutual, caring
overall health and wellness, and to bond is what sets us apart as a Life Plan Community. To help foster this connection,
expand our offering of programs Plymouth Harbor’s OnBoard employee wellness team created the Insights program,
and benefits that help educate, a catered monthly luncheon that features a Plymouth Harbor resident (or resident
motivate, and reduce stress among couple) who shares stories from their career, education, or hobby with employees.
employees. These presentations run for a total of 30 minutes, with time set aside for questions. For
employees who are unable to attend, Insights is video-taped and uploaded to our website
for viewing. To date, Plymouth Harbor has hosted 32 Insights luncheons, with topics
ranging from politics in the 1960s to women shattering the glass ceiling.

Employee and Chaplain Dick Sparrow has made it a point to attend as many programs as
possible since joining Plymouth Harbor in 2016. “I find it a wonderful way to get to know
residents better,” he says. I always leave saying, ‘I’m glad I know so-and-so, whose story I
heard today.’”

OnBoard focuses on enhancing employees’ well- “Employees get to know residents in a personal way. Each luncheon has given me
being through the seven dimensions of wellness: an intimate look into the life of the resident, who is truly touched by the experience.
Environmental/Community, Emotional, Intellectual, Actually though, I see
Physical, Professional/Vocational, Social, Spiritual. Year more of a difference in the
after year, OnBoard has grown significantly, continually lives of the employees, as
offering a variety of new components. we talk about what the
residents have told us and
The Plymouth Harbor Foundation is proud to support are inspired in our own
these efforts through generous gifts to the Employee lives. The experience is
Assistance Fund, supporting items such as our priceless – what a gift!”
scholarships; training and education; financial hardship
awards; event sponsorships; Insights luncheons; and more.


“I often cry hearing about Community Impact
an individual’s donation
or initiation of a project Volunteer Services to the Sarasota Community

to address a need in It’s no secret that our residents, employees, and
our community. Individual board members have some of the most thoughtful
donors meet the needs of minds and the most giving hearts. The community
others in our community. of Sarasota is touched and affected by these acts
Solutions for one group of within the walls of Plymouth Harbor and beyond.
From lending a hand in our Smith Care Center to
people wouldn’t happen volunteering with local community organizations,
without the hearts of other Sarasota is a better place because of these individuals.
people being touched and
responding with resources.

We are very blessed.”

– Lee Byron, Plymouth Harbor
Foundation Trustee and Donor


At Plymouth Harbor, we believe that people giving to people is “Community
how differences are made. During 2017, we are proud to say that involvement has
the following 80 area organizations benefitted from more than provided me with
14,000 hours of volunteer services selflessly given by our residents, the feeling of being
employees, and board members, collectively. needed, a chance
to give back, and
All Angels by the Sea First Congregational UCC Project Light of Manatee the opportunity to
Episcopal Church First Presbyterian Church Ready for 100 impact the future
All Faith’s Food Bank Foreign Service Retirees Resurrection House of wildlife and our
Alta Vista Food Bank Association Ringling College of Art + Design environment.”
Alzheimer’s Association Friendship Centers Ringling Museum
American Red Cross Grace Community Church Rotary Club of Sarasota —Dr. Lou Newman,
Asolo Repertory Theater Greater Sarasota Chamber of Saint Armands Key Lutheran resident volunteer
Asolo Theater Guild Commerce Church
Bay Haven School of Basics Plus Healthy Start of Sarasota Salvation Army Sarasota Opera Guild
Bird Key HOA Jewish Housing Council Samaritan Counseling of the Sarasota Public Schools
Booker Middle School Foundation Gulf Coast Save Our Seabirds
Boys & Girls Club Junior League of Sarasota, Inc. Sarasota Architecture Foundation Selby Foundation
Bradenton Opera Guild of the LeadingAge Florida Sarasota Area Housing, Inc. Selby Public Library
Sarasota Opera LeadingAge National (Orchard Place) Selby Scholars Program
CareerSource Suncoast Legacy Trail Extension Sarasota Bay Estuary Program State of Florida Bar Association
Center for Architecture/Sarasota Library Foundation of Sarasota Sarasota Concert Association Tidewell Hospice
Church of Motion Manasota Democratic Party Sarasota Consortium of CCRCs Uncommon Kids
Church of the Palms Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Sarasota County Democratic Party Venice Performing Arts Center
Church of the Redeemer Meals On Wheels Sarasota County Water Steward Visible Men Academy
Community Housing Trust Mote Marine Project Woman’s Exchange Inc.
Compassion & Choices Mote Marine Laboratory Sarasota Institute of Lifelong Women’s Resource Center
Dial Hope Foundation Mothers Helping Mothers Learning (SILL) Woodland Community Church
Embracing Our Differences New College of Florida Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Emma E. Booker Elementary Planned Parenthood Sarasota Memorial Healthcare
School Plymouth Harbor Foundation Foundation
First Church United Methodist Plymouth Harbor, Inc. Sarasota Music Archive


“It is very soothing, in an e T EAM
aggravating situation with
something technical (not The eTEAM, for Teens and Elders Achieve More, is a group of high school students
rare!) to know that on a who donate their time and vast knowledge of technology on Saturday mornings to
Saturday some smart kid help residents with their electronic devices. Since 2013, the eTEAM has assisted 185
will get us straightened out. residents with more than 1,200 appointments in total. In return, these student volunteers
We have found the eTEAM receive community service credit hours toward high school and college scholarship
so helpful, and perhaps credit.
more beneficial, it provides
Amanda Barrett
a good chance for us to Amanda is a sophomore at Suncoast Polytechnical High School. She began volunteering
interact with an age group with the eTEAM in January 2017. In addition to volunteering, Amanda plays tennis and
basketball for her school.
we don’t see much of.”
Ethan, Erik, and Sam Marks
– Wendy Underwood, Resident Ethan is a senior at Sarasota Military
Academy. After seeing a flyer at his
18 | IMPACT REPORT 2017 school, he began volunteering as a
member of the eTEAM in February
2016. Ethan hopes to further his
education and eventually become a
Physician Assistant.

Erik is a freshman at Sarasota
Military Academy. He learned of the
eTEAM through his brother, Ethan.
Beginning in 2017, Erik also decided
to share his knowledge of technology
and began volunteering alongside his
brother. (Erik is not pictured.)

Sam is Ethan’s and Erik’s father. He drives them to Plymouth Harbor for the eTEAM on
Saturday mornings, generously volunteering his own time along with his sons.

Partnership with State of Jobs Career Academy
CareerSource Suncoast
Plymouth Harbor participated in the day-long Plymouth Harbor participated in the Career
“At a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, State of Jobs Conference, where high school Academy program. In its third year, the Career
it was surprising for us to learn that when students are invited to explore career tracks Academy is a five-week program that provides
naming industries that exist in our state, the and prepare for college by interacting with and high school students facing a barrier in one
Life Plan Community industry was not even learning from local businesses and schools. way or another the opportunity to learn about
recognized. It was an eye-opener to us and we Held at Robarts Arena, more than 850 students careers in a variety of fields. On June 20th,
from Sarasota and Manatee counties attended. students visited Plymouth Harbor as part of the
decided to take some action.” Plymouth Harbor sponsored the Healthcare Healthcare track and were introduced to nine
—Harry Hobson, President/CEO track, staffed an exhibit booth and represented of our various departments.
the field of nursing.
In 2015, in an effort to create awareness of
career paths in the senior services industry, State of Talent
the Plymouth Harbor Foundation sought out
involvement opportunities with the Greater Plymouth Harbor participated in the first-
Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. As we have ever State of Talent Conference hosted by
a passion for working with youth and helping CareerSource Suncoast in partnership with
them to identify their true calling, we became the Patterson Foundation. The conference was
involved with an organization known as directed at Human Resources and Operations
CareerSource Suncoast. Executives, aiming to bring area employers
together who wish to learn how better to
CareerSource Suncoast is an organization recruit, train, and retain talent. Plymouth
whose focus is to help businesses grow by Harbor was the sponsor for the Age-Friendly
providing workforce solutions for talent Workplace Panel discussion, where our
recruitment and to help job seekers and President/CEO Harry Hobson was joined by
workers manage their careers. Over the Kathy Black, Ph.D. (gerontologist and professor
last few years, we have participated in
various events geared toward students and
professionals in the community. Two years
later, you can bet that our inspiring and
respected field of services for older adults is
now recognized as a viable career track.

at USF), and Mike Jeffries (owner and operator
of Mader Electric, Inc.). Laurey Strkyer of
the Patterson Foundation moderated the


Keep Sarasota Volunteers are the backbone
County Beautiful of any community—
lending their time, energy,
In 2004, Plymouth Harbor and financial resources to
adopted a stretch of John organizations that are near
Ringling Boulevard through and dear to our hearts.
Keep Sarasota County
Beautiful’s (KSCB) Adopt Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (Selby Gardens) is
A Road program. As a one of the hallmarks of the Sarasota community—
part of this commitment, offering a breathtaking Bayfront oasis for
employees and their family tourists and natives alike and showcasing a living
members participate in collection of rare and beautiful tropical plants.
four annual cleanups along Opened to the public in 1975, Selby Gardens
John Ringling Boulevard, brings in more than 130,000 visitors annually,
Lido Beach, and the and is known as a world leader in the study and
Longboat Key area. An conservation of plants.
additional four cleanups
are also organized through Like many organizations in Sarasota, volunteers Plymouth Harbor employee Pete Berkery, of our
KSCB – two per year are essential to the success of Selby Gardens Security department, also has an involvement with
for the Great American as a private non-profit. Resident Susan Eckert is Selby Gardens, volunteering his time and talents in
Cleanup and two for the one of the botanical garden’s many dedicated a unique way —behind the lens. Pete has a passion
International Coastal volunteers. She began working with the for photography, finding the best landscapes and
Cleanup. organization in July 2014, after she relocated here views in the areas surrounding Sarasota County,
with her husband Charles. Susan has contributed and sharing them with Plymouth Harbor to use
20 | IMPACT REPORT 2017 more than 453 volunteer hours with Selby in publications such as the Harbor Light resident
Gardens. She mainly serves as a docent in the newsletter, The Current employee newsletter, and
Payne Mansion and Museum, but jumps in when even here in our annual Impact Report (see pages
necessary to work events, engage in training, and 2, 29, and above). Pete scouts locations such as
fill in for open shifts. “I’ve always had an interest Myakka River State Park, Crescent Beach, Siesta
in horticulture, and when I lived in Atlanta I Key, Lido Key, and naturally, Selby Gardens. In
served as a volunteer with the Atlanta Botanical 2017, Pete spent nearly 40 hours taking pictures
Garden,” she says. “Selby was a natural fit when I that would best suit our use and we are so grateful.
moved here.”

Donor Impact Barry and Phil Starr, National
Philanthropy Day recognition
The Plymouth Harbor Foundation has been in the
making for the last six years. During that time, we have “We are thankful for the opportunity to support
benefitted from current gifts of over $6.2 million, and the philanthropy programs here at Plymouth
today we have combined deferred gifts from future
estates totaling over $2.7 million. It is truly remarkable Harbor. It simply feels good to do so!”
what a small group of people can achieve, when so
inspired. Barry and Phil Starr were recognized at National
Philanthropy Day on November 14, 2017,
In 2017 alone, we received current gifts of over $1.3 sponsored by The Association of Fundraising
million, and were identified in future estates with Professionals Southwest Florida Chapter. The
over $110,000. As you have seen in the previous couple has co-chaired two capital campaigns:
pages, these generous gifts make so much possible one to rejuvenate Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth
for a large number of people. In return, these donors Harbor’s performance hall, and the latest A
gain perspective, purpose, and a sense of pride and Commitment to Memory campaign to establish a
accomplishment by knowing that they have made a premier program in the new Starr Memory Care
difference in someone’s life. Residence. The couple gave generously to both
campaigns, each of which exceeded the final
goal. They secured the lead gift for the Memory
Care Residence by championing a grant from
their family foundation in Kansas City, making
it one of the few gifts by the foundation ever to
be awarded outside of their geographic area.
It is commonly known that the Starrs lead by
example, with quiet elegance and generous
charitable giving. It was an honor to see them
widely recognized for their participation and


Honor Roll of Generosity

The following generous donors made gifts or pledges to
The Plymouth Harbor Foundation during the calendar year 2017.

Martin & Catha Abrahams Graham & Patricia Barkhuff Fred & Lee Brockmann Bruce B. Crawford & Joan Sheil
Maizie Abuza Karel & Jerry Beck Molly Brzica Margaret D’Albert
Thelma & Peter Adams Tom & Marie Belcher Martha Buenneke Robert & Joan Dann
Carolyn Albrecht David & Ruth Beliles Tom & Edy Bulthuis Alida & John de Jongh
Terry & Maureen Aldrich Norbert & Maria Berta George & Nancy Cambria Richard Del Guercio
Mary Allyn Barbara Bock Weta Cannon Lee DeLieto
Arthur Ancowitz Nancy Bodenstein Robert & Kathryn Carr Dennis & Priscilla Heindel
Anonymous Kay Bosse Gene Heide & Celia Catlett Advised Fund
George & Eileen Antipas Bill & Ann Brackett G. David Challenger Jeanette DeVore
George Apfelbach David & Joanna Brackett Larry Coffey Joseph Devore
Al & Barbara Balaban James & Lisa Brennan Aubert & Sandra Coran Judith Diedrich
Edward J. & Pam Baran Leilani L. Brenner Kitty & John Cranor Harold & Kathryn Dombrowski

Ann and Ray Neff too, are thankful for our home.
Equally important to us is the
Resident Donors mission of the Plymouth Harbor
Foundation, which we strongly
“We consider making gifts to the support.”
Plymouth Harbor Foundation an
honor, as we are thankful for our
home. Last year, when celebrating
Thanksgiving dinner with our
family, we shared with them that
we were making a gift to support
a major project here at Plymouth
Harbor. They all decided to
add to our gift so that it was a
“Neff Family gift,” because they,


Bruce J. Donaldson Estate of Joseph Berkely Tom & Laurie Goddard Scott Harrison
Carl Denney & Winnie Downes Janet Fassler John I. Goodman Richard & Edna Hausman
Dutchman Window Cleaning David & Jean Fell Carolyn Gorham George & Florence Heitler
Services Capstan Financial Consultants Nancy Grahn Judy & David Helgager
Chuck & Susan Eckert Michelle Wolk & Cynthia Grenfell Gary & Kathy Hendricks
Ike & Ada Eisenfeld G. Duncan Finlay, M.D. Greyson Technologies, Inc. Harry & Nancy Hobson
Harriet Eisner Don Fosselman James Griffith, M.D. Joanne Hogan
Tom & Susan Elliott Gregory Fosselman Elizabeth Colley & Arthur & Marilyn Holder
Elsie Dreffein Charitable Trust Richard & Stephanie Foster Alan B. Grindal, M.D. Charles Holmen
Jewell Emswiller Marcia & Arnold Freedman Macky & Paul Groen, M.D. The Huisking Foundation, Inc.
Energy Air, Inc. Leon & Pat Gainsboro Nancy A. Gross Addie Hurst
Eric Lazerson & the Acuity Jim & Dee Gaylord Laura Halkides Carolyn Montgomery &
BSM Practice Charles Gehrie Brian & Betsy Hall Don Jenkins
Estate of Beatrice Doheny Jeanne Gerry Alice Hamill Judith M. Liersch &
Estate of Even T. Collinsworth Patricia Gieseler Joelle & Jerry Hamovit Allen L. Jennings
Estate of Jeanne McNulty Mrs. Otto J. Glasser Lorna Hard Geri Johnson
Estate of Joan Runge Rita & Paul Glosser Colin Harris William & Elizabeth Johnston

Karen and Lyall Smith IMPACT REPORT 2017 | 23

Employee Donors

“Karen and I have been with Faiths Food Bank, but nothing
Plymouth Harbor for a combined matches the sense of satisfaction
20 years, after careers in of giving a donation to the
education and law enforcement, Plymouth Harbor Foundation. It’s
respectively. Working at Plymouth the gift that keeps on giving! We
Harbor has been a rewarding are so proud to be a part of this
experience and we appreciate this community and now feel our
opportunity. We happily donate bonds have strengthened with
time to make our community a our employer and residents at
better place by volunteering in Plymouth Harbor.”
coastal cleanup events and at All

Francie Jones Chris & Margo Light Michael & Janice Metzger Robert Overall
Harriet V. Josenhanss Andrew Littauer Michael J. Looney, Inc. Tom & Lynda Paine
Judy Gelfand & Marcy Kagan The Loyola Group Molly & Fred Moffat, M.D. Beverly W. Parker
Gerald & Nancy Kaplan Tom & Sallie Luebbe Tim & Cheryl Mooney Becky & Paul Pazkowski
Lois Katzenbach Gerda & Vytas (Mac) Maceikonis Jim & Elizabeth Murphy Isabel Pedersen
Helen H. Kelly Donald & Barbara MacLean William Murtagh, Ph.D. BJ Peters
Barbara A. Kerr Donna Maddox Ann & Ray Neff Barbara Pickrell
Nora Kerr Cindy & Rick Malkin Elizabeth Neupert Jay Steven Pike
Marian S. Kessler Bill Manley Karl & Ricky Newkirk Nancy Pisano
Tom Kinney Jeanne Manser Louis E. Newman, DVM, Ph.D. Plymouth Harbor Residents
Hild Kjeldbye John W. Markham, III Pauline Nichols Association
Bernd K. Koken Geraldine Mattson George & Deborah Nimick Kathleen & Jamo Powell
Mike Kolker George McGonagill David & Frances Nitschke Carol Pregont
Richard & Reita Lambrecht Virginia McIntire Karen Novak Elsa Ann Price
Ruth M. Lebovitz, Ph.D. Haviland Houston & Art O’Connor Fred Profeta, Jr.
Patricia Cooley Lenke Connie Meadows Jerry & Barbara O’Connor Cerita Purmort
Rae Lichtenstein Judith Merrill Mort & Sandra Olds Alice Rau

24 | IMPACT REPORT 2017 Kathryn Angell Carr Plymouth Harbor community,
which Shumaker supported with
Trustee Donor their sponsorship of the Northwest
Garden Ribbon Cutting. Since
“I am proud to be a Trustee moving to Sarasota in 1982, I
and to have the support of my have admired Plymouth Harbor
law firm, Shumaker, Loop & and am honored to serve as a
Kendrick, LLP. Plymouth Harbor Trustee.”
is a wonderful facility that fosters
interaction and provides a sense
of family for the residents. As a
Trustee, I believe it is important
to facilitate and support the
on-going enhancement of the

Caren & Judy Reed Norma Schatz Lyall & Karen Smith William & Lenore Weiss
Charles Resnick Robert & Patricia Scheu Elizabeth & Jay Sparr James W. Wiggin, M.D.
Martin D. Rich Ina Schnell Dick & Mary Jane Sparrow Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc.
Jon Rick Marje Lieberman & Sam Seager Bill & Judy Stanford Jill Wilson
Linda Rittenhouse Jeanne Seiberling Phil & Barry Starr Tena & Tom Wilson
Wayne Rittenhouse Helen Service Akgun Temizer Betty M. Winchester
Eileen Roberts Charleen Sessions Betty Templeton Pauline Wittenberg
Myron H. Robinson Christina Shantz THW Design William & Cheryl Woeltjen
Brian & Jean Rushton Joseph & Maryanne Shorin Michael & Dinah Tippery Dale & Cindy Woodling
Ruth Carmichael Restricted Fund Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, LLP Robert & Ann Tirk Beverly Wright
Nan Harrison Ryan Cade & Whit Sibley Lynn Tornberg Edward Yasuna
Franklin & Rebecca Sachs Carol & Morton Siegler Thomas Towler & Nancy Lyon
Bobi Sanderson Dr. Burton & Estelle Silbert Felix & Reina Aavri Troiano
Karen Sanson Jean B. Simon University of Maryland, Dept. of
Sarasota Cabinetry, Inc. Sidney Simon Hearing & Speech Sciences
Sarasota Concert Association, Inc. Ted & Mary Ann Simon Sallie & Wilson VanArsdale
Shirlee Schachtel Jane Towler Smiley Village On The Isle

While it is our intent to accurately list all who made gifts during the year, we apologize for any omissions that may have occurred.

M a cNeil Society Mem bers

The MacNeil Society represents a group of individuals who have
thoughtfully included a gift to The Plymouth Harbor Foundation
in their estate through a bequest, gift annuity agreement, trust
arrangement, life insurance, or retirement plan. We are very grateful
for the thoughtfulness of these living and deceased members.

Tom & Marie Belcher Donald G. Fosselman Vytas & Gerda Maceikonis
Joe Berkely* (2016) Dee & Jim Gaylord John W. Markham, III
Charles R. & Gloria J. Broderick* Charles Gehrie Walt* (2016) & Gerry Mattson
(2015, 2014) Nancy A. Gross Susan Lawrence Mauntel
Ruth Carmichael* (1998) Alyson G. Harris Jeanne McNulty* (2016)
Celia Catlett & Gene Heide Dennis & Priscilla Heindel* (2006, Anne Moore* (2016)
Even T. Collinsworth* (2016) 2017) Rebecca S. & Paul V. Pazkowski
Evelin Corsey* (2013) Betty H. Hendry Theodore Rehl
Bruce Crawford Harry & Nancy Hobson Joan Runge* (2015)
John & Alida DeJongh Allen & Stephanie Hochfelder Bobi Sanderson
Jeanette M. DeVore Adelaide S. Hurst Charleen Sessions
Harold & Kathryn Dombrowski Henry* (2017) & Janet Jacobs Joan Sheil
Carl Denney & Winnie Downes Susan Johnson Jack & Peg Smith
Beatrice Doheny* (2015) Elizabeth & William Johnston Phil & Barry Starr
Elsie Dreffein* (1996) Fran Knight* (2016)
Matilda Fontaine* (2015) Vera Kohn* (2016) *Denotes donor deceased and the


T r i b u t e G i ft s Ack n o w l e d g e m e n t s

Tribute giving honors or memorializes a friend or loved Staff
one. The following were named in tribute giving during Becky Pazkowski,
Senior Vice President of Philanthropy
In Honor Of In Memory Of Geri Johnson Kathy Messick, Communications Coordinator
Bill Lambe Sandy Taylor, Executive Assistant
Laszlo Biro B. Golub, V. Kallas, George Lazaris
Jack & Teasley Denison D. Siesel Jean Lions Special thanks to:
Jeanette DeVore Walt Mattson Design: Paula Murray, Artefact Design, Inc.
Joe Devore Dick Baum Wayne McIntire Photography: Pete Berkery, Herb Booth, Jennifer
Gene Heide Dean Bock Margi Pike
Betty Hendry Ann Brackett Jack Pregont Bruneman, Maria Lyle, Cliff Roles
Harry Hobson Even Collinsworth George Salley
Janet Jacobs & Craig H. de Jongh Lou Schneider
Jeanette DeVore Dick Diedrich Isabel Scull
Sarah Pappas George Doty Dan Siesel
Ted Rehl Charles Edwards Simeon A. &
Sarah, Rehab Department Ellen Harrison Naomi W. Wittenberg
Mort & Carol Siegler George & Elton & Penny Yasuna
Staff Florence Heitler Lee Yousri
Tom Towler JoAnn Iaria
Henry Jacobs


Donor Impact


Gifts by Source $9% 72%
Trustees $1,471,000 9%
STAFF Program
1% 1%


“I am totally impressed with the
contributions the Foundation has
made to enhance the excellence

that is Plymouth Harbor.”

—G. Duncan Finlay, M.D., Immediate Past
Chair, Plymouth Harbor Board of Trustees

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