Knight Foundation to ask $5M question Oct. 16
BRADENTON -- Knight Foundation's Meredith Hector, director of program administration, will be in Bradenton at Pier 22 from 1-2:30 p.m. for an informal lunch session Friday, Oct. 16. From 3-4:30 p.m., Hector will answer questions or review ideas at the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce Board room, 222 10th St. West.
The two informal question-and-answer sessions are about the Knight Cities Challenge for Bradenton, which asks the question: "What's your best idea to make Bradenton more successful?"
Tell us how you would use a share of $5 million to help Bradenton keep and attract talent, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of civic engagement. No project is too small as long as your idea is big.
The challenge is open to nonprofits, for-profits, individuals, governments and anyone with a great idea.
Challenge deadline is Oct. 27.
RSVP: To Manatee Community Foundation at 941-747-7765 or go to knightcities.org for more information.
Solve Maternity Homes to show 100-year-old project
BRADENTON -- Solve Maternity Homes invites everyone to visit its newly renovated original 100-year-old Maternity Home from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1509 Eighth Ave. W. in the historic Ware's Creek District.
An open house and tours of the home will be offered with a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m.
SMH now has four maternity homes but this was the first and the favorite of founder Helen Cadoret. The historic home will be renamed "Helen's Home" in her honor.
Cadoret, who died in 2011, started Solve in 1976 as a crisis pregnancy center.
Local chapters of the Knights of Columbus will also be honored Nov. 8 for contributions to the renovation project.
RSVP to OpenHouse@solvehomes.org or call 941-748-0094.
-- Herald staff reports