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Ambassador Spotlight - Jon Stuart

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: Ambassador Spotlight
Posted on Jun 12, 2018

This month, we’re highlighting an important member of our TIFF community. Jon Stuart has an extensive background in marketing and entrepreneurship. Included among his many accolades are the title of Administrative Manager for Xerox Corporation Area Sales Office in Indianapolis, IN, and 30 years as assistant professor at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA, where he also served 12 years as Internship and Placement Director for the NSU...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Melissa Giordano

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: Ambassador Spotlight
Posted on Jun 1, 2018

Any mom will tell you that you don’t stop being a mom just because your child reaches a certain age. You will always want to protect them, care for them and hold their hand through the darkest nights. Many mothers will tell you some of their hardest moments as a parent were knowing they could not be with their child who was going through something traumatic. Our children are little pieces of us walking around outside of our bodies, and when...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Jenny Morrison!

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: Ambassador Spotlight
Posted on May 15, 2018

Meet Jenny Morrison, a new TIFF ambassador who came to us through the worst circumstances imaginable. But through her horrifying circumstances, Jenny is finding purpose in spreading the news about TIFF. Her hope is to save other families from the agony she endured. Jenny learned about Christine Olson and TIFF’s Initiative after her husband lost his life in a fatal car accident. At the scene of the accident, there was confusion about his...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Matthew!

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: Ambassador Spotlight
Posted on Apr 25, 2018

Matthew is a Web Developer who works for a small company in Sarasota, Florida. He creates and maintains websites for clients by day and for friends in his spare time. He began studying Web Development at Manatee Technical College, and since graduating from there, has taught himself more varied skills in the Web Development field. Matthew first connected with Christine in 2015, while still a student at MTC. “Christine came to our Web...

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Generosity

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: General
Posted on Mar 27, 2018

Tonight as I pen this post, our fearless leader, Christine Olson, is representing this brave initiative at one of our area's most prestigious charitable fundraisers. Generosity, hosted by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, will line up the brightest and most deserving non-profits in four counties for businesses across the nation to support. Representatives of each charity will have the opportunity to explain and discuss their true...

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Hearts Out Of Orbit

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: General
Posted on Mar 13, 2018

“To have a child is to have your heart go walking around outside of your body.” Not too long after the second of my three daughters was born, I heard this quote. With a toddler and a newborn orbiting my life constantly, I had never heard more truth spoken. I was surrounded by other moms with small children then, too. We were navigating these new waters together and life was blossoming as our little “hearts” scampered all...

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Those Irrational “Mom” Thoughts…

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: General
Posted on Feb 20, 2018

Anytime I find myself unable to fully control a situation my kids are in, I tend to imagine the worst possible scenario. It seems to be a coping mechanism, and I imagine I’m not alone in my thinking. Moms, do you picture the house suddenly catching on fire the minute you leave the kids alone for a quick trip to the grocery store? Do you know for a fact they WILL be kidnapped if you let them go to the movies with their friends? Kids crossing...

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Why I Love Being Stuck In Traffic

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: General
Posted on Feb 6, 2018

While most of the country is complaining about driving in dismal winter conditions, here in sunny Florida we encounter a totally different issue with winter driving: snowbirds. From October through April, the number of cars on the road increases by 20-30% due to the influx of winter residents- those individuals who migrate south for the winter to avoid the cold. Restaurants and local businesses love the extra business, but regular year-long...

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A More Meaningful Valentine

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: General
Posted on Feb 14, 2018

This particular holiday can conjure up so many emotions in different people. The forlorn, downcast, and unlucky-in-love seek to simply survive the barrage of pink and red candy hearts on every aisle of every store. The newly-attached enthusiastically draw on their creative juices to exhibit their significant feelings for their significant other. Personally, my favorite part of Valentine’s Day is seeing my daughters wake up to treats waiting...

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