Inspiring future generations about programming and philanthropy

The annual #SRQHacks Hackathon, put on by the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, successfully connected over 100 students and mentors to focus on creating solutions to solve REAL community issues.

Through the course of a weekend, teams of students and mentors worked together to address real-life issues by producing applications or digital solutions that could deliver meaningful impact.

Each year to inspire the next generation of philanthropists, DreamLarge awards every team a philanthropic gift that they can use to make a meaningful donation to the nonprofit of their choosing. In 2018, Anne Essner joined DreamLarge in donating to the Education Foundation in support of the Hackathon.

In creating this individualized philanthropic moment, we aim to spread the spirit of giving to tomorrow’s generation while also making a difference across organizations throughout the Sarasota community.

"We are invested in tomorrow’s generation, the future of our community." - Anand Pallegar

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