The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s signature annual event, Brunch on the Bay, will celebrate its 21st anniversary on Sunday, November 2—marking over two decades of raising funds for local undergraduate scholarships. Since 1994, Brunch on the Bay has been USFSM’s premiere event, providing millions in scholarship dollars and building community awareness.
Guests included over 1,000 corporate and individual donors, community leaders, volunteers, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university. Around 18 of Sarasota and Manatee Counties’ finest restaurants and caterers prepared their signature dishes for the event, held under tents on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus.
The dedicated commitment of the Sarasota-Manatee community makes possible financial aid for USFSM students from all facets of life. In the 20 years of Brunch on the Bay, the event has added over $1.3 million to the university endowment and generated over $950,000 in scholarships, including those to First Generation students, the first in their families to attend college. In 2013, USFSM awarded 56 Brunch scholarships.