"Congratulations on a successful, well organized, interesting weekend event. I enjoyed every minute. Thank you so so much for what you did to raise the awareness of those interested in preserving our valuable Sarasota treasures.The biggest challenge I see for next year is topping this year."

The conference was wonderful! I enjoyed hearing Marty Hylton and the roundtable of Sarasota School architects. The trolley tour was invaluable, and Carl Abbott's enthusiasm and thoughtfulness gave us a taste of the artistic creativity of the Sarasota School."

"I kept signing up for more and more events because I didn't want to miss anything, and
still there were presentations I didn't get to attend. You had an excellent line-up. You are rock stars!"

"Each event was wonderful and it was so nice to really get to talk with so many people
over the four day period. The total thing was A Plus.

"What a sensational festival you put on this weekend, and how lucky we volunteers, attendees, and members of SAF are to have been part of this inaugural HIT."

"Thanks for organizing such a fabulous MOD weekend! It was really fantastic all around.
It was tremendously ambitious and appreciated by all the interesting and inspiring people who attended – we can't wait for next year!"

SarasotaMOD Weekend

SarasotaMOD Weekend 2014 The inaugural four-day architectural festival, presented by SAF, 
was a big success! Featured modernist architects included
Lawrence Scarpa, Gene Leedy, Tim Seibert, Carl Abbott, Frank Folsom Smith, John Howey, Joe King, critic and filmmaker Alastair Gordon, journalist Harold Bubil, and landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Guided trolley, boat and walking tours explored Sarasota’s midcentury legacy by land and sea. Festive parties were held at the Yacht Club, The Ringling Museum's Cá d'Zan terrace and Paul Rudolph's Sanderling Beach Club.

Thank You to Our SarasotaMOD Sponsors

May 15, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 SAF - Paul Rudolph Scholarship Recipients

The $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Katelynn Smith, a 3rd-year student at the University of Florida
School of Architecture and a graduate of Bayshore High School.

The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth King, a first year student at the University of Florida
School of Architecture and a graduate of Sarasota Military Academy.

A reception will be held Sunday, June 29, 2014.

May 13, 2014
The Walker Guest House fundraising party, graciously hosted by Dan Denton
and Ramses Serrano, raised $17,371.00. Thank you Rebecca Donelson, Susan McLeod,
Shawn Pierson, Greg and Patricia Reinhart, Felice Schulaner, Clifford and Susan Walters, John Mason, James and Patricia Lombard, Flora Major and Charles Huisking, Jr. and Lillian Huisking Donor Advised Fund for their generous donations.

May 6 - 7, 2014
During The 2014 Giving Challenge, 20 donors contributed $8,450.00, enabling SAF to continue building Sarasota's renowned architectural legacy.
Thank you to the Charlotte and Charles Perret Family Fund, Rhoda Beningson, Jarred Wilson, Julie Brogan, Marsha Roth, Wendy Hacker, Dukeana Touchton, Norman Hervieux, Jane and Rick Fine, Lynn Meyer, Trevor Cramer, Allan Hing, Christine French, Maxine Corbett, Janet Minker, Elliott Himelfarb, Debra Ahmari, Christopher Wilson, Michael Bush and Dan Snyder.

The 2014 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Charlotte Community Foundation.

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