Special Events

Giving Challenge

Parents ARE the world to thier children.  Your donation can help us teach parents how to open up a world of possibilites FOR their children!

Join us for the 2015 Giving Challenge from noon-noon September 1st - 2nd:


  • Go to the secure website, www.givingpartnerchallenge.org
  • Search for "Family Partnership Center"
  • Make a minimum $25 donation online using your debit or credit card

Matching!...You can Triple your donation!...
  • If you did not give to Family Partnership Center during the Giving Challenge last year, your donation will be matched 100% up to $250.
  • MedXChange is also matching all donations up to $8,000!

Call us for more information: 941-756-3007

The 2015 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Patterson Foundation with support from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.


Sangria Showdown

The Exchange Club's First Annual Sangria Showdown was a huge success!  Thank you to everyone who attended to help raise funds to support Family Partnership Center's programs!  The venue was packed, the Sangria and Appetizers were delicious, and fun was definitely had by all.  Every contestant brought their "A Game" for the showdown.

The Sangria Showdown Winners Are:

People's Choice - Bonefish Grill; Best White - The Sandbar Restaurant; Best Red - Bonefish Grill; and Best Custom - Hickory Hollow!

Special thanks to:

Hampton Inn & Suites for an amazing location

Sangria Contestants: The Sandbar Restaurant, Manasota East Exchange Club, United Tennis Academy & Country Club, Mi Pueblo, Goodfellas Cafe & Winery, Riverside Waterfront Deck, Bonefish Grill (Cortez Rd.), and Hickory Hollow

Judges: Carol Prokap, Diane Broda, Joy Leitner and Jayne D. Kocher

The Beautiful Sei Polynesia Dancers

And all those behind the scenes that packed the house and made it an exceptional night we will never forget: Local Exchange Clubs and Raffle items Donors including BMO Harris Bank and Anderson & Associates Insurance Group.


Steve's Appalachian Trail

Click Here to see PRESS RELEASE: June 27, 2014 Halfway there!

Steve Adams, our incoming Board President, is following his lifelong dream to hike the entire Appalachian Trail.  He started March 22, 2014 and expects it to take about 6 months to go from Georgia to Maine on foot.  You can follow his exciting journey at myappalachiantrial.com (spelled "trial" on purpose).

You can also support Family Partnership Center by sponsoring him on "The Last 2,000 Miles".  This link will provide details and the ability to pledge per mile a penny ($20), nickel ($100), etc.  Steve is not an experienced hiker, so he is working hard for every donation!