• Planned Parenthood Celebrates 20 Years of Leadership by Barbara Zdravecky

    icon_dinner copySARASOTA, FL – On Thursday, March 13th 2014, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida will host Celebrate! Planned Parenthood, its 48th annual dinner celebration; this year honoring 20 years of leadership by CEO Barbara Zdravecky. Chaired by Clare and Rich Segall the celebration will be held under a festive tent on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus where guests will be invited to visit, relax, enjoy great music and reunite with friends.

    There will be cocktails & dinner, a fantastic silent auction and our famous condom grab bag. Special guest Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, will attend to help celebrate Barbara’s 20 years of accomplishments for women and their families.

    The annual dinner – Planned Parenthood’s largest annual fundraising event – celebrates the affiliate’s work on behalf of sexual health, women’s reproductive rights, prevention education and local outreach efforts throughout its 15-county service area.

    The event begins at 6pm with cocktails, mingling, and bidding for the silent auction to be followed by a seated dinner, catered by Michael’s On East, at 7:30pm. Planned Parenthood is grateful to its media partner, Sarasota Magazine, and major corporate sponsors including Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

    General Tickets are $175 ($85 of which is tax-deductible).

    Activist Tickets are available for $75 for supporters who are 30 and younger.

    Sponsorship and program ad opportunities are available. Please call (941) 365.3913, ext. 1045


    What:              Celebrate! Planned Parenthood Dinner Celebration

    When:             Thursday, March 13, 2014

    6 pm Cocktails, Silent Auction & Condom Grab Bag

    7:30 pm Dinner & Program

    Where:            USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota

    Cost:                Tickets: $175 per person; $75 for supporters 30 and younger

    For more information or tickets, call 941.365.3913 ext. 1124 or visit MyPlannedParenthood.org


    Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc., an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. began operations in 1966 and presently provides vital reproductive health services and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men and teens in Sarasota, Manatee, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Ft. Myers, Lakeland and Winter Haven. The mission of Planned Parenthood is to ensure the right of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing direct services, education and advocacy. Go to myplannedparenthood.org for more information or call (941) 365.3913.