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Signal Boost! Community Foundation of Sarasota County Grant Enables WSLR’s Website Redevelopment

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Thanks to funding provided by the John J. Clopine Fund and George J and Alice Pugh Donor Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, WSLR received an $8,250 grant for redevelopment of WSLR, the nonprofit media organization’s website.

WSLR commissioned Sarasota-based SITE-SPRING to do the updates and improvements, which include better performance and navigation. The first phase of the project was recently completed.

With this upgrade we have integrated upcoming events and our recent news stories on the home page, thus making it easier for users to access information,” said Arlene Sweeting, General Manager of WSLR+Fogartyville. 

WSLR, Sarasota’s non-profit community radio station, has recently hired a News Director and expanded its local news coverage. The improved website’s homepage now incorporates a news blog, which includes links to audio of stories, as well as written transcripts. An improved sidebar allows users easier access to volunteer opportunities, a community events calendar, and WSLR+Fogartyville’s social media platforms and mobile app.

With this grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota we will better connect our audience with locally-produced public affairs and music programming, essential information, and hyper-local Sarasota news content,” said WSLR Station Manager Jesse Coleman.

About the Community Foundation of Sarasota County: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County 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. With assets of $460 million in more than 1,570 charitable funds, the Community Foundation awarded grants and scholarships totaling $45.3 million dollars last year in the areas of education, the arts, health and human services, civic engagement, animal welfare and the environment. Since its founding, the Community Foundation has been able to grant more than $395 million to area nonprofit organizations to our community thanks to the generosity of charitable individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit CFSarasota or call (941) 955-3000.

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