Michael Saunders Named Among 25 Women Who Helped Shape Sarasota

Michael Saunders Named Among 25 Women Who Helped Shape Sarasota

By: | October 3, 2016 | Share Tweet Email

Style Magazine, October 2016, Sarasota Herald Tribune

Style Magazine, October 2016, Sarasota Herald Tribune

In the October edition of Style Magazine in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Michael Saunders, Founder and CEO of Michael Saunders & Company, was recognized among 25 women who helped shape Sarasota. The list of women includes early-day Sarasota pioneers like Bertha Palmer, Emma Booker, and Mable Ringling, as well as more present-day philanthropists, leaders, and innovators like Bea Friedman, Debora Jacobs, and Diane McFarlin.

A native to the region, Michael Saunders was noted for her contributions to the community at the helm of Michael Saunders & Company. The real estate brokerage is the largest in the Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte County markets, the largest independent brokerage in the Tampa Bay Region; and the 53rd largest in the U.S. according to the Real Trends 500 Survey for 2015. The article also recognizes Michael’s philanthropic endeavors geared towards programs that enhance the quality of life on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The full list was compiled by Sarasota historian, Jeff Lahurd, and Style Magazine editor, Gayle Guynup in honor of the publications 25th anniversary.

  1.  Mary Jane Whitaker
  2. Bertha Palmer
  3. David Lindsay Worcester
  4. Mrs. F.H. Guenther
  5. Katherine and Dailsietta McClellan
  6. Emma Booker
  7. Carrie Spencer Abbe
  8. Rose Wilson
  9. Kate Prime
  10. Mable Ringling
  11. Dr. Blanche Burgner
  12. Maria Selby
  13. Helen Madeira Bickel
  14. Miss Fanneal Harrison and Miss Catherine Gavin
  15. Charlie Hagerman
  16. Ulla Searing
  17. Virginia Toulmin
  18. Kay Glasser
  19. Betty Schoenbaum
  20. Bea Friedman
  21. Marjorie North
  22. Mary Fran Caroll
  23. Deborah Jacobs
  24. Michael Saunders
  25. Diane McFarlin

To read more details and celebrate the women who have left a lasting, unique impact on our area, pick up a copy or read Style Magazineonline.

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