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Community First: A Passion for Giving

Community First: A Passion for Giving

Published: July 1, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

This is our twelfth edition of Community First, completing a year of celebrating the wonderful work of many of the nonprofit organizations we proudly support. To recap: August 2018: School Spotlight September 2018: The Benjamin Gilkey Fund for Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research October 2018: National Alliance on Mental Illness November 2018: The Hermitage Artist Retreat […]

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Community First: American Red Cross

Community First: American Red Cross

Published: June 1, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

June 1st marks the beginning of another hurricane season here in Florida, and in this month’s edition of Community First, we’d like to celebrate the disaster relief work done by the American Red Cross. It is unusual for us to invest our support in a national organization, rather than a local one, but certain situations […]

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Just in time for Mother’s Day

Just in time for Mother’s Day

Published: May 10, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   One Comment

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we are proud to share some news from two families here at Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. This spring we have been fortunate enough to host nesting Pileated Woodpeckers in a Cabbage Palm snag, and Red Shouldered Hawks in one of our Bismarck Palms. Within just a few days […]

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Community First: SPARCC

Community First: SPARCC

Published: May 1, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

In this month’s edition of Community First, we are proud to celebrate a non-profit organization we have just started supporting, but one that has served our community for forty years: SPARCC (Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center).  SPARCC’s mission is to stop domestic and sexual violence in our communities. SPARCC is the only state-certified center […]

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Before + After

Before + After

Published: April 22, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

  Our latest project up on the portfolio is a stunning renovation. While we relish the opportunity to work with architects and builders on new construction projects, sometimes the transformation inherent in a renovation can be even more gratifying. Here are just a few before and after shots from our Snead Island Renovation project.  Entry […]

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Community First: Sarasota Film Festival

Community First: Sarasota Film Festival

Published: April 1, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

In this month’s edition of Community First, we’d like to celebrate the work being done by the Sarasota Film Festival, both on the screen and behind the scenes.  The 21st annual Sarasota Film Festival will take place from April 5th to April 14th. The festival screens over 200 films each year, including features, documentaries, shorts, and […]

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Kids’ Books on Landscape Architecture

Kids’ Books on Landscape Architecture

Published: March 19, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Our team has been honored to have been invited to two special events at local elementary schools this month. On March 1st, Michael was asked to lead a design charette for the STEAM Academy students at Wilkinson Elementary School for their unit inspired by the children’s book, “Iggy Peck, Architect.” And on March 10, we joined […]

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Community First: Asolo Repertory Theatre

Community First: Asolo Repertory Theatre

Published: March 1, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Our season is in full swing here in Sarasota, and in this month’s edition of Community First, we celebrate an epicenter of the arts and culture scene that draws so many here each spring: The Asolo Repertory Theatre. Asolo Rep stages up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold […]

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Community First: Neuro Challenge Foundation

Community First: Neuro Challenge Foundation

Published: February 1, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

In this edition of Community First, we celebrate the work of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, a local non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. We have supported Neuro Challenge since its inception, in honor and in memory of Mic Gilkey, our company’s founder and father, […]

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Last Year’s Party

Last Year’s Party

Published: January 15, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Our 2018 year end celebration was one for the ages, with face painting, a stellar spread from Nancy’s Bar-B-Q, not one but two sandpiles, and an even bigger bounce house for the kids. The annual water balloon toss was epic this time around, with a record number of participants. It was followed by the highlight […]

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Community First: Healthy Start

Community First: Healthy Start

Published: January 1, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Happy New Year everyone! On a day when most people are thinking about making a healthy start, it’s only fitting that in our first edition of Community First for 2019, we feature an organization we’ve supported for years: The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County.  The mission of The Healthy Start Coalition is to improve […]

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Selby Gardens on National Landscape Architecture Radar

Selby Gardens on National Landscape Architecture Radar

Published: December 10, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

In September, we shared with you our thoughts on the long awaited plans to revitalize the Sarasota bayfront, and our excitement for the opportunity this creates for our community to be recognized on the national landscape architecture map. Now, we’d like to share some news about another pinpoint on that map: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.  […]

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