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New College Foundation has received a strategic partnership grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support the College’s 43rd Annual Clambake. The event raises funds for student scholarships.

“Scholarships are vital in making New College attractive to the best and brightest students, regardless of financial status. Clambake is a fabulous way to be an integral part of this effort,” said MaryAnne Young, the executive director of the New College Foundation. “Guests can invest in the future of New College, while mingling with our extraordinary students and faculty and enjoying a breathtaking sunset and inspired feast. It has been one of Sarasota’s favorite events for decades.”

Funds from the Community Foundation will be used to support local students from the Sarasota-Manatee region. The Community Foundation has been one of the Clambake’s top supporters for nearly a decade.

The Community Foundation is a public charity, founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council, as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. Since its founding, the Community Foundation has been able to grant more than $350 million to area nonprofit organizations, thanks to the generosity of charitable individuals, families and businesses.

Every year, the New College Foundation provides more than $2 million for student scholarships, faculty and student research, academic excellence, and campus enhancements.

 For more information about this grant, the Clambake event or the New College Foundation, visit or call 941-487-4800.