Who We Are

at the Face to Face Foundation,  we use an innovative conversational model to start meaningful discussions in an age of reliance on technology.

The Face to Face Foundation is a nonprofit managed in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

CURRENT AND PAST PARTNERS INCLUDE THE SARASOTA COUNTY OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, COMMUNITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, SCOPE: SARASOTA COUNTY OPENLY PLANS FOR EXCELLENCE, LIME COMMUNICATIONS, PINE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL, RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL, BOOKER HIGH SCHOOL, AND FRUITVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

contact foundation director sam schimek at sam.schimek@gmail.com, (941) 321-1070 

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Mission Statement

  • To teach and promote the art of conversation and true listening.
  • To foster interaction and connection among all diverse parts of a community.
  • To teach patience, confidence, and tolerance; to provide a safe place where participants can freely share their ideas and feelings and listen to their peers.
  • To encourage participants to enjoy real-life interactions in an age of reliance on technology.
  • To create communities that facilitate meaningful discussion of relevant issues