“Investing in our community and giving to the many deserving charities here is important to our firm,” said Ian Black, partner and founder of Ian Black Real Estate. “We’re proud to have reached a point where we could establish this fund and make a bigger impact with our charitable efforts.”
The Ian Black Real Estate Charitable Foundation is a donor-advised fund. It allows partners at Ian Black Real Estate to make contributions to the fund on behalf of the firm, and then issue grants from that fund to 501(c)(3) nonprofits of their choice.
To date, the Ian Black Real Estate Charitable Foundation has made donations to All Faiths Food Bank, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, Asolo Repertory Theatre and The Players Center for Performing Arts, as well as many other worthwhile community charities.
“We love when business organizations engage in this kind of philahtorpy,” said Veronica Brady, Senior Vice President for Philanthropy at Gulf Coast Community Foundation. “With this donor-advised fund, Ian Black Real Estate can support causes they care about.”
Gulf Coast Community Foundation manages over 900 charitable funds and has invested over $300 million in grants to nonprofits. The foundation manages accounting, tracking, and issuing grants and gift letters on behalf of its funds.
About Ian Black Real Estate
Ian Black Real Estate (IBRE) is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm located in Sarasota, Fla. The firm is one of the largest commercial brokerage firms in Southwest Florida and boasts a deep knowledge of the commercial real estate market in Sarasota and Manatee counties and the surrounding area. For more information, visit ian-black.com.
About Gulf Coast Community Foundation:
Together with its donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation transforms our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, it has become the philanthropic home of more than 750 individuals, families, organizations, and businesses that have established charitable funds there, and has invested over $300 million in grants in the areas of health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Learn more at GulfCoastCF.org.