Giving Challenge 2020

The Giving Challenge hosted by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, takes place on April 28-29. It is a 24-hour fundraising event during which the Patterson Foundation will match any donation made to the Punta Gorda History Center, dollar for dollar, up to $100.

Your gift in this upcoming challenge will not only help with ongoing preservation and outreach, it will also help us expand our efforts to support the history programs of our local schools and support members of our community who are researching their own histories by providing training, technology, and better access to our archives with new online and printed resources. More than ever before, we have been made aware of the importance of providing virtual access to and interaction with our historical information .

Here is how you can help

  1.          DONATE ONLINE to the Giving Challenge from  April 28 noon to noon the 29th. Donations are individual – and can come from a person or business or organization, but each donation must be on a separate, unique credit card.       Go to  or and follow the link.   The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for each online donor’s contribution – up to $100 per donor or per organization.
  2.       ENCOURAGE FRIENDS TO DONATE.  Share this information to at least 5 friends.

If you need any help with your donation, please contact us (941) 258-2080 or (941) 916-3540 and we will help with this.  For more information visit or go to