|We are honored to be able to partner with the following
non-profits to help further the positive influence they produce within our community. Each brings
immeasurable value to the lives of our residents and visitors. Please join us in our efforts to help sustain and further their success by sponsoring and
attending Food and Wine on Pine.
Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra
Founded in 1992, AMICCO is a membership of professional and volunteer musicians (many of them retired professionals) who love to make music together.
Its repertoire includes the beloved Classics, Opera and signature American music. The Group performs four concerts from December through March. AMICCO has a
devoted on-Island following. Off-island, it attracts audiences from Bradenton, Sarasota, Manatee County and the larger Tampa Bay area. Strong community support
and excellent reputation are the results. AMICCO is recognized for its high performance quality. Proceeds from Food and Wine on Pine 2012 enabled AMICCO
to purchase music scores, plan for the 20th anniversary performances and support annual youth competitions
Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust
The Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust (AMIPT) is a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving and documenting all historic structures on the island. AMIPT
establishes a historic record not only for houses and other structures but for any site or even a tree that meets the requirements of being 50 years or older. Once
the age of these properties in determined and verified, they are entered onto the Florida Master Site File in Tallahassee as part of the permanent historic record.
Preserving history is tantamount to Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust. Proceeds from Food and Wine on Pine 2012 supported the purchase of materials needed to
research and record these historical treasures.
Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island
Cultural Connections of Anna Maria established 2008, promotes, supports and acts as an advocate for art and culture on the island, providing guidance and
counsel to cultural related businesses and organizations. Anna Maria Island as an arts destination proudly supports more than seven art galleries and studios, a nationally
recognized historical society, the county's first live community theatre, a renowned orchestra and chorus, and a published writers' group. ArtsHOP, organized by
Cultural Connections occurs the 2nd weekend in November providing a fun event for all. Proceeds from Food and Wine on Pine 2012 allowed us to further
advertise Cultural Connections and to promote Anna Maria Island as an art and cultural destination.
The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island
The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2014. As the first nonprofit visual arts group on the island, it continues in its
mission to educate, promote and encourage artistic endeavor and welcomes all interested artists and supporters of the arts. The Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, showcases local artists talents. The Guild supports arts education with school grants, a scholarship and sponsors trips to The Ringling Museum and the Gallery from the AMI Elementary School.
Monthly meetings provide educational programs for the community.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society was formed in 1990 with the mission to collect, research, preserve and exhibit materials relating to the
early days of Anna Maria Island. Proceeds from Food and Wine on Pine 2012 assisted in the Society awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors who
plan to pursue a college education.
Anna Maria Island Community Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's mission is to empower and inspire people of all ages, especially youth, by: educating minds, strengthening families, building healthier bodies, and fostering volunteerism.
Established in 1960, the Center offers programs for kids, teens, adults and seniors. It is their policy that no child is turned away or refused participation in any of the programs due to the inability to pay.
Proceeds from Food and Wine on Pine 2012 were applied to youth scholarships enabling many area youth to have access to programs such as the after school and
sports programs that help to enrich their lives, the lives of their families and the entire community.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem
by preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For over 100 years,
ACS has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. The Manatee Unit of the ACS has many programs to help area cancer patients
and their families including Cancer Kids R.O.C.K., Look Good . . . Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Reach to Recovery, Man to Man and Road to Recovery.
We appreciate the contributions each of these not-for profits make to our
community and we support their future efforts!